Recent Review: I needed to get rotting plywood "siding" replaced on one wall of my 1906 Edwardian, and needed to have the entire exterior repainted. And I needed to get it all done in about two months, before the rainy season. After getting separate estimates from a handful of painting contractors and siding contractors, I found Adrian Mulhall based on his excellent Angie's List and Yelp reviews. Adrian immediately impressed me with his ability to understand what I was asking for and help me translate that into what I needed. Adrian's quote was not the cheapest, but it was fair -- and it was the most-detailed estimate I received from any of the contractors I spoke with. I plan to be in this house for a while and wanted work that would last, and Adrian gave me the confidence he could deliver exactly that. Adrian is the general contractor and directly employees his own carpenters. He subs out painting, demolition, and other work. Adrian was on-site nearly every day, keeping an eye on the job, and he was in contact with me nearly as often. He was always easy to reach by phone and email, and returned messages promptly. The work on the siding went more quickly and smoothly than I had anticipated. With an old house, you expect complications along the way -- and we ran into a few, but Adrian worked through them and kept on schedule. Examples: Vibration from the exterior siding removal managed to damage some of the interior plaster. Adrian repaired and repainted the interior at his expense. The building inspector mentioned an upcoming code change that would require gypsum board on top of the plywood sheathing for fire protection. Since the code change wasn't in effect yet, the easy thing to do would have been to skip it. Adrian presented the options to me, worked out the (minor) additional cost, and - most importantly - figured out how to fit in the additional work without impacting the schedule. Adrian has some very talented carpenters working for him. We discovered rot in some of the detailed trimwork on the front of the house, and his carpenter Paul was able to fashion (on-site!) a replacement that is indistinguishable from the original - exactly matching the nearby trim. The painting also got off to an outstanding start. The paint crew spent nearly three weeks doing absolutely meticulous prep work on the front of my house - scraping, patching, filling, caulking. They handled minor repairs themselves, and called in Adrian's carpenters for a few cases where more significant repairs were needed (like the trim I mentioned above). Their clear attention to detail made me confident the paint job would last. However -- and this is my only complaint about the entire project -- when it came time to paint the back of the house the work was not up to the high standards of the rest of the project. The prep work was not as detailed, and the painting itself was sloppy -- e.g., the painters didn't bother masking the metal roof of an overhang, and it got covered with overspray; there were also a number of places where the paint was bubbling and cracking. When I complained to Adrian, he got the problems corrected promptly (and this is one reason I feel Mulhall Construction is absolutely deserving of an A rating for the entire project). It just seemed surprisingly out of character compared to the "do it right the first time" approach that Adrian's subs delivered on the rest of the job. Adrian accommodated my requested changes along the way -- including a late decision to change from cedar siding to HardiePlank, and some added interior painting as long as the painters were on site. Costs for the additional work were reasonable and at exactly the rates in Adrian's original quote. One more nice touch: Adrian called me several months after the job was complete, specifically to ask how the paint was holding up on the back of the house where I'd had the problems described above. It's great to find that level of accountability and follow-up in a contractor.