For the past several years we've enjoyed the kitchen that Colonial Carpentry remodeled for us in 2015. We live in a 100+ year old farmhouse whose kitchen previously had ancient plumbing, lead paint and a comically inconvenient layout. Colonial Carpentry did a complete kitchen gut and we have a new enlarged layout, windows, new electrical & plumbing, and of course new cabinets fixtures, countertops, floors. I will cut to the chase: the new kitchen is gorgeous--open, light, airy, functional, basically the hub of our family life. Not only would we hire Bob again, we HAVE hired Bob again for additional work on our home. Bob brings a trove of specialized knowledge and a genuine love and respect for old houses. He worked with us as he uncovered and addressed the innumerable complications that are part of renovating an old home: the floor was sagging, the ceiling had an insufficient number of carrying beams for the design, there was more termite damage in an exterior wall than we'd imagined. He worked skillfully with the design from our architects, and was imaginative when the original design fell short in some way. The infrastructure of the kitchen is great. Bob brought excellent subcontractors on site (a local electrician and a plumber) and everything works. The finish work is beautiful. He found reclaimed cherry board for the flooring, tested a number of finishes, and the floor is one of the most beautiful aspects of the kitchen. Along the way, when we didn't like how something looked, Bob would fix it until we were happy. Somewhere in the middle of any kitchen remodel, I understand that every homeowner wants to get a divorce from their contractor. This happened to us, too. The first few weeks, when demolition brings dramatic change every day, give way to a grueling late-middle period when visible progress is less clear and you are sick of eating pizza that fits in a toaster oven. Realistically, with an old house and a complete gut and layout change, there is just unpredictable stuff that the contractor is going to discover, and fixing those makes the schedule slip. Also, pro tip: don't go on vacation the first week of the new remodel, because things come up, you aren't there, and the team has to proceed and make decisions. Bob stayed in communication with us throughout the remodel and was very clear about every unexpected snag and could present us with options about how to proceed. We had a minimum of the (dreaded) change orders. Costs came in very close to the original quote. In sum, we are happy with the work, we are delighted with the kitchen and the money we spent, and we still have a good relationship with our contractor.