Recent Review: We know that the owner Ed Hathaway does a lot of large projects, and this one has to have been one of his smaller but a somewhat challenging one. A major problem was that we live in Virginia and were only able to be down in PCB for short periods, so tight scheduling was a must. Ed spent a lot of time with us making sure that he understood our needs and desires, and recommended good cultured marble, plumbing, and shower door subcontractors that proved to be good choices. Because of our time constraints we insisted that the start date be fixed well in advance and that the work would proceed as quickly as possible until finished (i.e., no starting and then pulling workers for other jobs!); Ed's office manager Carol assured me that although she knew of other contractors who did that, Ed did not’t! He was even willing to have that put into the contract. Ed started on the agreed start date, and every day the workers returned to put in a full day's work. I was impressed with the way that the work was scheduled so that the demolition, preparation, shower installation, plumbing, shower door installation, etc., all proceed smoothly and seamlessly. Having professionally taught and performed program/project planning and execution, I was impressed! In addition, some things that prospective customers should consider would include: - Perhaps first and foremost, if you want a “quick and dirty” job at a low price – go elsewhere! Ed gave us a fair price considering the quality of the materials and his workmen and subcontractors, but we could have gotten an inferior (not custom) job done for less. Our condo is a rental one and so must withstand a lot of wear and tear, and we expect that we and our guests will enjoy that shower for decades! - Whatever Ed says, he will do (a man of great integrity). I know this not just from my experience, but from hearing it from others whose opinions I value. - Every day the workers were there right on time and always gave us good estimates of when they would be through for that particular day - Ed originally said that the work would probably take 5-7 business days, and he was right on there, needing only the 6th and 7th days to do some final touch-up to ensure that the work was first class. - We took pictures of the work in progress and were impressed with their attention to quality! In so many areas they could have cut corners, but never did – instead they appeared to have done more than would have been required! - His workers and subcontractors all were clean-cut and spoke good English, so communication was never an issue. - Every day at the end of their work the contractors swept and vacuumed up, leaving the place as clean as humanly possible. - The workers were more than courteous, ending almost every sentence with “sir” or “ma’am” and were very receptive to our questions and desires. If you want a first class job and are willing to pay a little extra for it, then Oak Tree deserves your consideration.