The project was started on June 1 of 2012. It was completed on June 26, 2012. A number of personal issues and some weather related issues entered into the length of time until completion. We were planning a party on June 24, 2012, and hoped that it would be operative, if not completed by that date. The fountain was completed for the party, and the next day the finishing touches were completed. Mr. Hobbs and his crew were professional in their work, and he was extremely responsive to all my requests or concerns. I didn't always know when they would be at the work site, and that is why I gave them a C in punctuality; but this is an insignificant issue when looking over the way the project was handled. Personal problems and other business projects kept this one from getting started when I had hoped, and so I started gathering estimates from other available landscapers. I got two other estimates and was very pleased to know that I obviously had the best offer from Alan Hobbs. In the end, I was so pleased with his work, and so convinced that he had underestimated the cost decided, without his request, to pay him more than the original estimate.