John is a true artisan ? in other words he is a craftsman who takes great pride and precision in his ?creations?, as opposed to a ?handy man? that just gets a job done and calls it good enough. We hired John for a custom built-in wall unit, some tile work, remodeling, kitchen cabinets and trim work. In all cases, he patiently worked with me in reviewing my draft designs and specifications, taking the time to listen to and understand my ideas and goals, and then made suggestions that improved the overall project. John always thinks out-of-the-box to meet a customer?s needs. This is really refreshing since I spoke with many contractors that offered me only one option, and in some cases said they could not do what I asked. John has always found a way to meet my custom requests even if it meant a little extra time and adjustment here and there. Most importantly, he takes care in executing the project with precision ? in fact on our kitchen remodel he corrected issues from one of the other contractors on the project, and was a miracle worker as he found a way to level our uneven concrete slab so that the 20 inch tiles laid in a diagonal brick-yard pattern were perfectly even. For our back splash, I gave him a custom design using multiple patterns and tiles ? I knew I could only trust John with this project. Just as with the floor, he used great care in measuring, using spacers, and levels to ensure that it was straight and matched the ?model? I provided. His attention to detail and creativity made our tiny kitchen come to life with style and functionality. He suggested a cabinet supplier in Oregon that provided the best quality ready-to-assemble cabinets, built to the quarter of inch (practically custom!), and at a lower cost than competitors. Our kitchen was a real challenge because of the space constraints, but the use of Rev-a-Shelf and custom (built by John) pull-outs, drawer inserts, lazy Susans, extra shelves, and more, allowed us to use every inch of space. He provided options I was not aware of. Our kitchen transformed from a 1980 galley vacation ?beach bungalow?, to a spacious, inviting, high-end 21st century dream kitchen.