Recent Review: I contacted Bryan Kennedy, the owner of Abracadabra, from Angie's List when I began looking for various people to renovate the condo my husband and I were moving to. Bryan immediately answered my e-mail and showed up to give me an estimate within a couple days. Over the years of getting work done when we owned a house, I learned that people who respond quickly and show up on time usually turn out to be skilled at what they do. This was true with Bryan and his crew of excellent painters. During our first meeting when I asked if Bryan knew of anyone who could manage our renovations and start fairly soon and within a short time frame. Bryan gave me the name of AJ Wheeler. He turned out to be an outstanding contractor, and I've praised to the skies on Angie's List now that the job is complete. I'll repeat here what I said in my AJ review: good people know good people. Bryan and AJ coordinated their schedules, and the painting went very smoothly. They both professional, polite, skilled, and happen to be outstanding men as well. Two of Bryan's assistants did most of the work, though one of my last sights of Bryan was him hanging off the tub as he did the bathroom grouting! Bryan along with Nadia and Tim, his assistants for this job, were so orderly. At the end of each day when I showed up at the condo, the paint cans were lined up, the brushes wrapped, the kitchen cabinet doors all lined up in order--no mess. Not only that, the crew did the baseboard painting after we had new wood floors installed. There is not a single drop of paint on those floors--not a speck! At the very end, when there were one or two tiny things that needed finishing up, Bryan came right back. I'll repeat here what I said in AJ's review, the client--that would be me--has to be organized as well. I made sure to have all my paint picks done before Byran's team ever showed up. When I saw that one of my colors didn't work, I immediately ran out and got another color. They were on a schedule, so I had to be as well. Very important: I had a typed master list of what colors went where. I also taped up big black marker signs in each room. This system worked perfectly, and all the different colors wound up in the right locations. So there was a partnership. I have to say, dealing with someone who's as business-like and courteous as Bryan adds so much to the experience. Both he and AJ made the renovations go so smoothly. We haven't moved in yet so I don't have photos, but our place looks gorgeous already. Kudos to Angie's List as well. I started with Abracadabra, which led me to AJ Wheeler and the electricians and plumbers AJ deals with. So thank you, Bryan. And thank you Nadia (especially for leading me to the final, perfect yellow for the sunroom) and Tim. It was a pleasure dealing with all of you.