James was not punctual. There were always acceptable "reasons" he didn't make it at the promised time, but he did not call to let us know that he was not going to be there at the time he specified. The first time he was late (by 4-5 hours), he tried to catch up by working too late (my husband asked him to leave when it got to be 10:30). The next day he was late, too, and my husband told him ahead of time that working as late as he had done the night before would not be acceptable. He did finish the shed under schedule: in 2 days instead of 3. The work was acceptable--it would rate a C in school. Reinstalling the doors: he sent door people on a Saturday to estimate fixing them. They came back with an estimate, and explained that one of the doors could not be done and explained to us the reason. Because of that, James called with a revised estimate. We thought we were getting a door company to do the work. Instead, James showed up and commened that the doors were much more difficult than he had anticipated. My husband spoke to him about smoking in the doorways that were being taken care of because we are allergic to cigarette smoke. We feel like this oversight was unprofessional. We got an estimate for putting the ceiling fan back up from another electrician (his electrician had taken it down during the installation of the shed). James underbid and was going to be here anyway. He put it back up, but again, taking care of the wiring ended up being more than he had anticipated. The next day we got an email saying that he did not want to do business with us again. I sent him an email back, and he responded that it was "the money" issue for which he no longer wanted to do business here. We paid him on time the amount he had bid. As a matter of fact, he tried to get more for the ceiling fan install than he had bid. If I were there, I would not have given him more, but my husband paid him half the amount extra he was asking. We learned something. Although he presented us with a contract ahead of time, there was no effort, on our part or his, to sign it. It had a payment schedule, beginning with an amount payable at signing. I disagree with that policy, but since the job was short, we would have paid that amount at signing and everybody would have been covered. His estimates for the other two jobs was oral. We should have asked for that in writing. If we had gotten that, maybe the final issue would have been covered. Although the workmanship was average, nothing special about it, or issues with time and smoking would have precluded our asking him back.