"The Horror...The Horror..." After comparing my experience with the other reviews of this contractor on Angie's List, I can only surmise that the other reviews were written by friends, family, or employees. 7 weeks after the target date, I had the frame and horribly shingled roof of a front porch, a new back door (with no storm door or trim), the siding mostly done (though the j-channels were not trimmed to fit, and the seam spacing is horrible), unwrapped windows and doors, 2 or three destroyed ornamental plants, my gutters lying in a pile in the yard, another pile of debris in another part of the yard, outdoor sconces still disconnected, the same picture window, and his demand that I no longer contact him as I refused to make another payment before he finished the job, even though I'd already paid him more than our contract called for at that stage of "progress." I made 2 of the 3 payments, plus an extra payment of $2500 after Mr. Clark begged me in order to meet payroll. The only work done before the contracted completion date was that the old porch, and my plants, were destroyed by the crew of what appeared to be children that he called "professionals" that used such force that objects on shelves inside the house were knocked to the floor as well. His excuse for not starting any other work was to blame the town for being late with the work permit. After I suggested that maybe I should find another contractor, he promised to begin work and, having learned that I work in human services, he then asked me for help in locating a facility to help a family member with a personal problem! By the end of the year, he had completed the porch frame and roof, and installed new wood on the outside of my windows: I had installed the windows myself and he said that they required the extra work, though he never quoted me a price, and it took maybe 3 days to complete. I was given multiple excuses for why the rest of the work hadn't been done and the multiple days that neither he nor any of his crew showed, including the permit mentioned above, "I'm waiting for my guys to finish a job in Litchfield," another client had bounced checks which resulted in the temporary freezing of his business accounts, etc. After again suggesting that he might not be up for the job, he said that he couldn't return the money I'd already paid him as he'd spent it on the siding. He promised to begin work again and finally started the siding on January 2, promising all work would be completed by the end of the week; that is when I paid him the extra $2500 he'd asked for, with the verbal agreement that he would lose $200 off of the contracted price for every day the job took beyond that point. He didn't meet his new deadline, and promised to finish after another week; he still didn't finish. I have an approximately 2200 sq ft home which other appraisers promised to side completely within 5 days. Ultimately I hired another contractor to complete (and partially re-do) the work; his one-word assessment of his predecessor was "moron." I've retained a lawyer and will likely be filing a complaint with the Department of Consumer Protection.