Started off great, met with Fred Sr. 5 months before and talked about what I wanted done, gave him my vision of how I wanted it to look and gave him time to digest all that I wanted, and the budget I had to work with. Met with Fred Sr. again in Jan, firmed up what I wanted, we talked it great length about what I wanted done, and then did a walk thru of the home. Fred Sr. told me to ask for everything I could think of that I wanted done, and we developed a must have, want to have, if there is money left over would like to have list. Contract was signed, for work to start 1 Mar with a 8 week timeline, yep there is a lot to do. I was able to have the house open a week early and Fred Sr. jumped at the chance to start. Day one put a big smile on my face, kitchen and baths gutted, all flooring removed. Met Fred Jr and the rest of the crew. Fred Jr just as nice as Fred Sr, and the young boys very respectful and nice. Fred Sr has raised a great family. Each day I get an update and get the opportunity to add input. Love it. Will keep Angie's list updated with the progress. Update: week 2 main bathroom has been framed and dry walled, new master bathroom created, framed and dry walled. Fred Sr and Fred Jr have been great. Some dead space was discovered on the new bathroom and Fred Jr made a linen/towel nook. The house is small and they are using every inch of space possible. They are masters of redesign, I was able to gain a master bathroom without losing living space in the master bedroom. There work is very efficient, I and never have seen the young boys without a project to do, no one sits around, and most of all they understand budget, only upgrades are ones I ask for, and they help to keep me on budget unlike other contractors that want to help you spend more. Again Very Happy Update: week 4 most all of the painting has been done, just some small areas left. Fred's people are great, the trim work fantastic, the lines perfectly straight. I am very critical of paint work, and able to spot small defect, but this was not the case, I looked everywhere and could not see even a 2mm difference in his lines. The hold up this week is the cabinets I am having built, this is not Fred's fault but mine as I wanted custom cabinets. Very excited to get the cabinets and countertops in. Very very happy late in the update: work is mostly complete just some small things I want added.Cabinets and countertops installed, they are beautiful. small problem with one of the cabinet doors, Fred went back to the maker of the cabinets and made him make me a new one. Moved in, love my home. Already hired Fred to do some outside work on the house too.