Recent Review: Cyr Painting and Construction- Hire them now! I can’t say enough great things about John Cyr and his team. Some background… I just started to rent out my house, and after the rain/ freeze storms in late December and January, one of the bedroom ceilings showed signs of a leak! The renter was feeling around, and poked a hole through the damaged drywall. After seeing the damage I started researching contractors to repair the ceiling and maybe fix the flashing around the chimney. I used google and Angie's List. I contacted several people through both. Just about everyone returned my calls or email. However most told me they couldn't get to the work till April or May, and most wouldn’t come out and give me an estimate. John Cyr’s office got in touch with me, and set up and in person meeting at the house the very next day for a free consultation! I met John, and he went over all the different signs of water damage that he saw besides just the visible ceiling marking. He was very upfront in stating that an estimate without seeing the damage behind the drywall would be a guess. He was able to get one of his guys to come over and take the affected drywall down to investigate. It turns out he had to take good portion of the ceiling down and the wall. He just kept pulling drywall down in 12 inch increments to see how far the water damage went. It turned out to be extensive. The water damage extended from part of the roof down to the basement level all along the chimney. It turns out that there was no flashing installed behind chimney and water has been wreaking havoc on the structure. After seeing the initial inspection Cyr provided a quote. He told me that we need to do this in stages due to the damage and things that are still unseen. First thing was removing and reshingling a portion of the roof, reinstall cricket and fix flashing around chimney on the affected side of the house. The game plan he provided was to remove the siding (Vinyl & Wood) and fix the sheathing issues from the outside. Once the siding was removed he would be able to inspect for more damage and provide us another estimate. After the siding was removed it was established that portions of the sheathing, studs, sub floor, floor joists, top plate and header all had to be replaced. This was a very technically challenging job! At each step we received a quote for the work, this was great as we could plan for what was to come. All the quotes were detailed and fair for the amount of work that was required. I am very impressed with John Cyr and his team for the work they accomplished. They were able to get started quickly, within a week, to make it right. The job site was kept clean every day, as the tenants were still living in the house as the work was being done. The upfront talk about having to investigate first to see the extent of damage was forthright. There was no hidden costs, the plan was clearly defined, and was updated as new information became available. John communicated with the tenants to explain what happened, and what he had to do to fix the problem and when his team would be at the house. The fact that he would take this on, freed up my time, and made sure there was no communication problems. I can’t say enough about how John’s communication with me about EVERY step of what was happening allowed me not to stress out so much. He had to talk me down a few times! That is worth its weight in gold! Overall I am very pleased with the timeline, communication, quality of work and costs. I highly recommend John Cyr Painting and Construction for your construction and painting projects.