We feel the contractor did not properly disclose the areas where he lacked experience and did not properly disclose his prices, especially towards the end of the project. He has not fulfilled his warranty obligations to make sure everything is finished properly. We are having to finish up the inspections on the project and fix problems. He did give us a fairly detailed contract that we generally followed, though modifications to it later seemed to pose a lot of problems. His references and licensing appeared to check out ok. He started out strong on the project with the framing and foundation. He and his assistant seemed to work well together, though some problems came up later in inspection (forgot to install foundation vents and soffitt vents and ignored termite preparation, for example). But overall, we were pleased with the work at that point. He was easy to reach and accommodating. The drywall and windows went in nicely and he even spent extra time trimming out the windows for us. However, as the initial phase passed, we found he was not as organized as you would expect from a contractor. At one point, he disappeared for a week to work on another project without telling us. He was slow in ordering items, or getting his subcontractors to work on our project. He then seemed annoyed that the project was dragging. At one point, he also suggested we could save money by ordering our own items, which we did, but then he said he was not responsible for the installation of those items, even though we had been upfront with him about what we were doing. But the real problems began with the finishing work. He had to move our medicine cabinets three times after drywall was up because he had not installed them in the correct place. This was odd because we had drawings to scale from a residential designer and the medicine cabinets had been at the property for months. Otherwise, much of the problems revolved around the bathroom finishing work, with confusion over how to lay the tile, the medicine cabinets, the vanity cabinets, granite countertop, problems with the tub not being level, orange peel drywall finishing, etc. He also had apparently never done pocket doors, so got them about 75% right, but without some trim and some proper fittings. However, he refused to come fix them when we presented what needed to be done (with photos to support our contention). At this point in the project, we felt we needed to investigate most items because they may or may not have been done correctly. At the very end, we asked for a quote about doing the closet shelving and we were told about $600ish, but it ended up being $1200 - we feel a significant cost overrun that was not disclosed to us. He missed his finishing deadline, but refused to deduct any cost for missing the deadline. He also used duct tape on our hardwood flooring in the existing part of the house, damaging it beyond repair. Don't use his references either, most of them are unprofessional, though his subcontractors were ok. To sum up, our experience with Erik ended with him saying when we asked him to address some lacking items, "The contact was what it was, and now it is something different." And we haven't heard from him again, which makes our warranty most likely worthless.