Recent Review: Jim was referred to me by Michael Burrell of Michael's Plumbing and Heating, when I explained the job I wanted done, and Michael said it contained work he didn't do. The work involved replacing a bathroom vanity that had some liquid damage, as such things often do, it ended up being a much bigger job than I'd anticipated, but Jim did an excellent job with everything, and was able to refer me to other people to do work he couldn't do (electrical work). My hope was that I'd just be able to replace the vanity cabinet, keep the top, and as long as I was having that done, replace the mirror with a medicine cabinet, and install an overjohn. However, as I hadn't measured things as well as I should have, it turned out that with the new vanity, the old top intersected with the power outlet, and while Jim offered to cut one or both of them, the sink location on the original top wasn't optimal either, so I decided to replace the vanity top as well. This would add several weeks to the process, so after removing the old vanity, I asked Jim to repaint the guest bathroom, where this work was being done, and the master bathroom as well. I also had the electricians that Jim recommended relocate the outlet, and add another one. Once everything was done, and the top in, Jim installed it and the matching sidepiece, as the bathroom wall wasn't completely square with the back wall. The reason the vanity needed to be replaced was that one of my cats wasn't being as careful as she might have been about where she urinated, and in order to prevent a much nicer vanity from being damaged, I began to think of ways to stop that, and started to think about ways to prevent that. I thought about building some sort of enclosure, but after looking into it, asked Jim if he was willing to build it instead, as he'd mentioned doing something similar before. He started sketching out ideas, gave me an estimate for how long it would take, and when I agreed, started building it. When he brought it back, I was extremely pleased; it's very well made, and is also reasonably easy to assemble/disassemble, in case I move in the future. He also had some ideas for improving on what I'd thought of, such as a top with some sort of ventilation system. Unfortunately, when it came to actually putting the enclosure into the area between the vanity and the bath tub, it didn't quite fit, by millimeters. The screws holding it together added just enough width to cause it not to fit. It would still work, though, as the fit was tight enough that the surrounding wall/vanity/tub held the pieces together. I wasn't upset by this, as it would still work, and it was very well made, but when I mentioned the problem to Jim, he insisted on taking it back home with him and cutting things down by fractions of an inch so everything would fit, and he did this at no charge. Jim did an excellent job on everything; it would have been nice if some things had taken less time, but quality takes time, and he did what he could to speed things up; using a heat gun at some points to speed the drying of some patching compounds, for example. Jim wants to make sure that things are done properly, and that takes time; before he started painting, he made sure that everything was prepared so the paint would look as good as possible, all the little divots and everything else was filled in, holes patched, and so on. He also noticed that the bathroom doors had fit issues, left over from when the condo was built, and fixed them. He did an incredible job patching the holes left in the plasterboard by the electricians; since they knew he was going to be coming back the next day to finish the installation of the vanity, they left the holes for him, since they knew he would do a better job at patching them then they would. You can't see where they even were, now. Some of the things I'd asked Jim to do I could have done, like the painting, but he did a far better job doing everything than I would have, or could have. The upshot of all of this is that Jim is a true craftsman, in the best sense of the word; the whole project took a lot more time and money than I'd hoped, but I don't regret the time or money spent, as the end result was excellent, and well worth the money. I plan on asking Jim to do other work in the future.