Raymond Walker was recommended to me by a co-worker. I contacted Mr. Walker, he came to my house and looked at where I wanted the work done. He returned his estimate next day and I accepted it. I had already had another contractor give me an estimate; Mr. Walker's was nearly twice the money the other contractor had quoted, but I asked both of them about details of the work they were to perform. Contractor #1 was rather vague about how and precisely what he would have to do, and he proposed to "extend" the header. I got the impression that he didn't believe I would understand what he was talking about, and that he was in a hurry to get this discussion over with. Mr. Walker explained the entire process in detail to me, including the pros and cons of "extending" as opposed to rebuilding the header (I did not mention contractor #1's plan to extend it). I accepted Mr. Walker's bid. He showed up when he said he would, complete with all the tools and supplies he needed. He subcontracted the masonry work, as he had said he would; the mason did an excellent job. It took a full day to remove the windows and brick, cut the new hole, rebuild the header and install the doors. When I got home from work that evening (my roommate was there during the work) the site was completely clean, everything worked and the only finishing necessary was another coat of drywall mud and the trim. Mr. Walker arrived next day and finished those, as well as hanging some interior doors that I had asked him to do the previous day. I paid separately for those, but there was no "adjustment" or quibble about the original French door installation estimate. The doors have now been in constant use for over a year, and I am very, very pleased with the work. I would hire Mr. Walker again without a second thought. He is honest, thorough, professional, neat and careful, and a pleasure to deal with. I gave a "Good" rating to Mr. Walker's price, because although I believe he gave excellent value, I could have paid less for the same work and the difference would likely not have been noticeable for several more years.