Recent Review: John Asbach has done carpentry and siding work for me. Not only is John a very skilled craftsman, but he cares as much about the precision, quality, and finished "look" of the work as the homeowner does, which is a trait that is extremely hard to find. The carpentry work was building a porch, installing a new pre-hung entry door, installing a new storm door, and installing an interior door. When John was doing the rough carpentry for the porch, there was an almost continuous "symphony" of sawing and nailing, and when it stopped, I saw that John was not idle, but that he was measuring and re-measuring the dimensions for his next cut. When the porch was ready for the finish carpentry, John was exact and precise in the measuring and positioning of all the various trim moldings that went on the roof and columns of the porch...and every miter joint he made was tight and seamless. John caulked all the nail holes without question, which is something other carpenters I have used have refused to do. The pre-hung entry door was installed with great attention to it being plumb and level so that there would be no problem with the lock and the strike plate. John also caulked "everything that could be caulked" (my words) to prevent any air filtration. John was also careful to adjust the bottom expander on the storm door to ensure that it was air-tight. The interior door I wanted was for a doorway where there had never been a door before, and swing space for the door to open was very limited; therefore, I asked John if a pocket door could be installed. John explained the de-construction that would be necessary to facilitate putting in a pocket door, so I decided against it. John explored with me the pros and cons of several other door types, and we settled on French doors. The siding work was to re-do an unsatisfactory, shoddy siding job that had been done previously by a "professional siding company." John took great care to think through how best to run the siding into the new porch construction so as to eliminate the need for unsightly J-track. This required him to make many very intricate cuts in the siding so it would tightly abut the profile of the molding trim on the porch roof and the half columns fastened against the wall. The result was not only beautiful, but water-tight. John is industrious, efficient, thoughtful, and meticulous in executing all his work. He treats each task as if he were doing it for his own home. I couldn't be more satisfied.