A great deal was done reasonably well. Unfortunately a great deal was NOT . Within three months , in some cases less , the following began to show up : the stain and even the sealer came off random bits of floor and every threshold leading outside , the white paint which is in most rooms yellowed , the electric provided me w/dimming and flickering in my bedroom if I ever plugged in more than two bedside lamps and every plug in the basement other than ones for the washer/dryer blew out permanently and I can watch TV only because I've snaked an extra long extension cord from the 1st floor to the basement where the TV is , the top sashes of the $ 3,000 a piece custom windows do not lower - and I was not consulted about this and when I discovered it and protested I was told that in the 1700's the top sash did not lower which is NONSENSE - we have plenty of weather here in New England that makes it more than just convenient to be able to lower the top sash of a window - and we did back in the 18th century too , the window for the full beth downstairs , when viewed from the outside looks as though it was installed and painted forty years ago , not three : cracking peeling paint falling off all over the place , and though the water heating was discussed and I made it clear that I was willing to buy new equipment I was encouraged to keep an " on demand " about which it can be said " You can demand . But it won't necessarily be given to you ." Not having a reliable continuous source of hot water in a New England winter when you have severe rheumatoid arthritis and a host of other health problems is SUCH a joy . The punch list I discussed REPEATEDLY with Brian Cooper , the owner of this company , was never gone through . Not even the first item : fixing splashes of paint , little blobs and so forth around the house . As for the generous splashes of paint on the window glass outside and in , Mr. Cooper once again told me that this was the way things were done in the 1700s . My response once again was " Brian that just isn't so ." Of course we are dealing with the guy who obliged me to move in FOUR months later than a) I might have and b) I was promised I could because when the plumbers he had contracted for this job had just started on my baths he snatched them away to another job and refused to bring them back . I agreed to pay for a third of the cost of creating a small bump-up in the ceiling above the shower head in the upstairs bath - all of which became necessary when one of his incompetent minions failed to MEASURE , leaving me with a shower head that hit me at nose level . I am five ft five . I would have had to shower in a permanent crouch. I should have insisted Mr. Cooper pay for the whole thing but I made that agreement and I will stick to it and pay him the $3,000. or so I owe him . The minute he fixes ALL of the gross errors listed above . In the meantime may I suggest that anyone thinking of a historical restoration run screaming in the opposite direction from Early New England Restorations AND Brian Cooper and his "custom" millwork company Deschenes and Cooper . It's quite bad enough to rip off me and my father , who spent a huge amount of money on all this , virtually every penny we had before the crash , but to do it when your principal employer ( ME) is chronically severely ill , which pretty much guarantees that if your sorry butt IS ever dragged into court , IF this chronically ill person is ever WELL enough to do so and somehow scrapes together the cash to do so , who knows when IT WILL BE . ...THAT'S JUST LOW .