Recent Review: DAG (Daniel) was not our first choice originally, but he was our favorite out of the 3 because he sounded very honest, professional and knowledgeable. The reason he wasn't our first choice was because the finish date he quoted us was the longest among the 3. So we decided to choose the one with the earliest finish date with low cost. However, after we met with our first choice, we found out the first choice was very pushy, non flexible and most important, he may need longer time to finish the job than he originally quoted us. So if it will take longer to remodel than we thought, we decided to go with DAG, our favorite guy among all 3. Once we decided to go with DAG, Dan started with the work. The demo started in Mid/Apr-2011 and the estimated finish date was around Mid-End/July-2011. During the time, there were changes here and there plus I added more work (for eg., replace all interior doors and entrance door), we moved in around Mid/Oct. During the demo, my husband and I started to decide what kind of style we wanted for our bathrooms and kitchen. But because both of us had no experience on designing and remodeling, so we couldn't decide on the materials. Dan went to the vendor with us so he could see the tiles in person. I described what kind of feeling I wanted and somehow, he was able to understand what I meant. Our guest bathroom was small so our shower cannot be too big. I do not like any continuous tiles smaller than 2and rdquo;x2and rdquo; so the design for the shower floor was a problem for me. Dan suggested a very good idea which is to have a border of 2and rdquo;x8and rdquo; tiles around the 2and rdquo;x2and rdquo; tiles so it won't look too mosaic like. Another thing is the vendor said it will take about 60 days for them to ship the 8and rdquo;x8and rdquo; tiles, they only have 8x16and rdquo; in stock, and Dan said he could have his tile guy to cut the 8and rdquo;x16and rdquo; into 8and rdquo;x8and rdquo;. I checked and the edge looked exactly like the original cuts (at no extra charge). As for the master bathroom, we wanted marble for the shower, floor and countertop, so Dan also met us at the marble slab place and gave us advise. As for the kitchen, Dan also referred us to another tile store and that place is absolutely wonderful. They have free designing service so Dan didn't go with us. Both bathrooms and kitchen came out more beautiful than I would have imagined. A lot of people tend to spend a lot of money on brand names and good quality materials but use cheap contractors to save money, but I think that is totally incorrect because good material needs good people (people who know what they are doing) to put them together. One thing I forgot to mention is his carpentry guy and ndash; Antonio, he did most of the bathroom vanity and kitchen cabinets for us. I had certain styles for my vanity and closet so I sketched out what I wanted and amazingly, everything look exactly the same as my drawings. And Gabriel, he's like the advisor (a shy guy), he is good at everything and he's very responsible. Both Antonio's and Gabriel's work were very professional. As for our molding, half of them had a old style look and half had a modern look, so I had Dan to take out all base and crown molding so the house can look unified. In the beginning, they had misunderstood what I wanted but they immediately took it down right after they saw my face. Dan quickly grabbed the molding book from his car and had me pointed out what I want. With lots of patience and listening, they were able to make the style I wanted. I felt bad in the beginning but became comfortable because they never push me to make any decision right away so they can finish their job. Dan even told me and ldquo;it's ok, we are suppose to do make the house to what you want.and rdquo; Dan taught them not to only do a job, but also act like an artist, paint and step back to take a look if it looks good. I can tell they really like what they are doing. For the new windows we ordered, it was raw with nothing on it. One day I came to the site and saw 4-5 men standing around the window, so I took a closer look, they were cutting small pieces of wood from the frame and rubbing the pieces away. I asked Dan what are they doing, he said they need to cut and clean the frame so when he prime/paint it, the frame will have a clean look. My husband and I were like and ldquo;WOWand rdquo;!! Seriously, with our knowledge, any contractor would have cut the corner and paint the frame/window without these extra steps and we would not have known or realized. We ordered 12 windows and each window have 6 panels in it. That's one of the reason why his time frame is longer. Even though if there was some delay, it was worth the wait. And lots of time, Dan will explain the procedure of their work, in the language I understand, not the language of contractor. For eg., he'll explain the procedure of hot mopping, how the doors are made from scratch, how Antonio will cut the vanity, the procedure of sanding the floor and putting new floor, the procedure of installing the tiles in the bathroom and kitchen, etcand hellip; So whatever they were doing, I know exactly what they are doing. I heard from families and friend that their contractor just do stuff without telling them how and why, and really don't know if they cut the corner. I am sure Dan didn't cut the corner on ours. And plus, he really gave us a lecture and ldquo;Restoration 101and rdquo;. I heard many bad stories from remodeling but I had a really good experience with Dan. I had fun and learned a lot from him. I'll say if you have time and if you have no experience and knowledge on remodeling at all, you can trust Dan. Dan is honest and flexible to changes. In case you made some bad decisions, Dan will actually let you know and pull you back to the right track. Lots of contractor will do whatever you tell them to do since to them, this is just a job, but to Dan, this is his art. He really treated my house like his own house. He really cared about his work. His mentality differs from other contractors. When our relatives and friends came to see our completed house, everyone of them were amazed by Dan's work. We are so glad that we chose him to be our contractor at the end. The only problem is that sometimes, Dan gets really busy, so it may take him longer to quote you. However, it is definitely worth the wait. Great Workmanship! Highly recommended.