Late last year we signed a contract with Katlia Construction to remodel our kitchen and to add an addition to our home in preparing the house to be placed on the market. Our English Tudor home located in Lake Forest’s historical district has award winning woodwork throughout. Quality workmanship was critical to selecting a remodeling contractor. After hearing the remodeling horror stories from friends and neighbors, we expected the worst but were very pleasantly surprised. Overall we would give Katlia an “A” for service and labor, and an A+ for price, design assistance and workmanship. We bid the project with four different remodeling contractors based on drawings prepared by our architect. Katlia not only provided some great ideas to improve the design but also showed us how we could cut costs to fit our budget, while maintaining our design objectives. Of the four contractors, the Katlia team was the only one that proved to us that they wanted to earn our trust. This was not a project where you sign the contract, make your first payment, and pray someone will show up to do the work. The project managers were not only readily available by phone, but actually showed-up on a regular basis to assure the work was being completed to the highest standard. When materials like the cabinets, granite tops and crown molding were delivered, a Katlia manager was there to check all materials to assure there was no damage and the materials were to the standard ordered. If there was a problem, it was addressed immediately to assure there would be no delays. One of the biggest complaints you hear about contractors is their lack of interest in coming back after the work is done to correct minor defects (cabinet doors that don’t close correctly, touch-up of paint etc.). Here again, Katlia’s managers were responsive and delivered. Finding a contractor who truly takes pride in a job well done is not easy. The only criticism is that they did not complete the project on the date originally specified. Granted this could be in part due to weather conditions which were a major factor last winter. In closing, we would highly recommend Katlia Construction.