Mr. Harris and Mr. Vordenbaum thoroughly explained our various siding options and gave us a bid for their Brickstone masonry work. Their initial bid was more than we could afford, but they were willing to work with us on the price and substantially reduced their initial bid. We accepted their offer pending financing. Once we signed the contract, work began the next day. The old siding was removed and OSB panels were installed in short order. Debris was hauled off each day. We appreciated how the carpenter and his crew tidied up his tools at the end of each workday. The house was then covered with a vapor barrier, but wood was left exposed in numerous places around doors and windows. This is not a big issue, however, because all surfaces were covered with metal mesh lathing that had an attached roof-felt backing, so everything is now protected from moisture. Once the lathing was installed, the masonry base coat was applied and allowed to cure. The plaster was friendly and did his work well, but he could be a bit more careful. Tools, supplies and equipment were left strewn about. Hoses were left dripping overnight. Boxes, building material, scraps, etc., found their way in beds away from the house and damaged plants. Of course, with work of this nature, some landscape damage is to be expected, and some attempts were made to preserve landscaping, but more care should have been taken. Movement of the AC circuit breaker severed the supply wires, causing a short. Commendably, even before I had returned home and noticed the problem, Brickstone had scheduled an electrician to fix it the next workday. After the base coat was applied, another layer of cement was smoothed over the areas which would receive the synthetic stucco. During this process, two exterior outlets got cement in them, which caused them to short. (I fixed those myself rather than waiting for an electrician.) The simulated brick surfaces went on next. The plasterers made some design modifications that improved the overall look--I appreciate their expertise. I am impressed by what they can do with colored cement! Once the masonry was complete, items removed from the house were reinstalled. More attention to detail was needed in this area. Lost parts had to be replaced, improper installations had to be redone, but Brickstone made a good effort to fix every problem brought to their attention. Overall the process took a month, about two weeks longer than anticipated. Equipment and communication problems caused the delays. The biggest delay was waiting for finished samples to make final decisions on the colors and textures. We were told samples would arrive on one day, only for them to arrive two days later. Those samples were not to our liking, so we had to wait for still others. (Reasonably the crew worked elsewhere while awaiting our decision.) We are pleased with the final product, but communication issues and some carelessness cause us to reduce the grade to a "B."