I am writing this to assist others who are new to home remodeling and contractor selection. I hope you find this helpful in your decision-making. Premier HomePro remodeled my outdated kitchen recently, and they were able to transition my home from a 1970s retro-tacky harvest embarrassment to a gorgeous up-to-date space WITHIN the confines of my budget ? no small feat. When I began planning for the project, I had (as instructed by company president Alan Stevens before our first visit) gathered pictures and images of my dream design, and I had gone to home improvement stores to find samples of finishes I wanted to use. I?ll admit I had champagne tastes nurtured by the HGTV sites I had been scouring! Upon our first meeting, however, Alan did something that won his company my business ? he was able to give me an estimated cost ON THE SPOT, he helped me fine-tune my budget explaining the costs of all aspects of the project, then he showed me how to stay WITHIN my budget while still achieving the look and feel I wanted! He kindly and respectfully educated me on the process of construction as no other contractors had taken the time to do. The people I had met with before Alan either didn?t show up or never got back to me with a bid, or they tried to convince me to exceed my budget before we even started. Alan and Premier HomePro were different. Now I will say this ? Alan doesn?t pull punches or sugarcoat things, and I could see the Marine Corps training behind his upfront approach (I?m a former military officer), but that training clearly is what keeps his crews on track and professional. All the guys knew their jobs and were efficient, careful of my things, respectful, polite, and even nice to my dogs! They seemed to realize how disruptive a kitchen makeover could be so they put one of my old cabinets and piece of countertop in the family room to make me a temporary station for my microwave and coffeemaker! A small gesture, I know, but characteristic of their attention to my needs. Mauricio, the project manager, was perhaps one of the calmest, nicest people I?ve met and was a great counterbalance to Alan?s no nonsense approach - I think they?ve got the good cop/bad cop thing perfected! The project moved along quickly and probably would have finished exactly on time, but one of the fixtures I wanted was discontinued so we had to re-order something different which took a little extra time. The kitchen, when finished, was beautiful and looked really high-end! My friends thought I had stuck with my expensive tastes and blew out my budget! That made me very happy and proud to have guests for dinner once again where the main topic of conversation will NO LONGER be my Brady Bunch kitchen. As Alan said at our first meeting, ?We?re not the cheapest guys, and we?re not the most expensive either, but we?re the RIGHT guys!? I know that this is true, and I?ve learned through discussions with friends who?ve either tried to go cheap (with non-licensed people) or friends who didn?t work with someone who respected their budgets, that I made the best investment.