Remodeling the kitchen was a project we desperately wanted but feared the most; and we decided to take it on before the holidays. It was the best decision we ever made! We gained use of a daunting empty wall, have more counter space, increased the overall functionality, and all our friends say the room seems larger and more spacious than before. Our original intention was simply to replace some countertops and get an idea of better use of one wall. Joe sat with me and my partner and discussed ideas which excited us. He suggested building a wall unit on the unused wall with utility closet, overextended counter top with the possibility of seating and a wine rack (quickly observing from our little counter rack that we liked wine). He was NEVER high pressure, but was full of a range of ideas and took his cues from us. When we asked questions he quickly made suggestions, but I really felt all final decisions of how shallow or deep to go in our remodeling was up to us. He provided us with detailed estimates that offered a range of options, and broke the project into component parts indicating which step should be completed together and options we could wait on, since finances was a clear concern. In the end we decided to “go all the way” and Joe walked us through every step of the process in a highly informed and professional manner. On two occasions we ran into unexpected “problems” (including old – pre-new roof water damage in one wall and an existing heating problem which he was able to solve); and Joe was clear and patient, at an obviously stressful time, about the options available for addressing the concerns. He detailed the best ways to solve the problem and left the decisions to us. Over time our trust in him and his thoughts grew completely, and we were more than happy to do whatever he recommended. He clearly worked h****** detailing his advance estimate and worked equally hard to stick to it, outlining places where our unexpected problems led to modifications in the expected expenses. In the end the quality of his work was amazing, he arrived every day as he said, he always left the house clean and ready to be lived in, and he was very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and interested in our feedback on a regular basis. We are now thinking about a bathroom remodel and would look forward to working with Unique Builders in the future!