I needed my bedroom wall and ceiling soundproofed and I did extensive research on Angie's List. I finally called Speedyfixit based on their great reviews. Saxon came and later sent an estimate I accepted. However, as soon as he began the job, things started going wrong. For one he kept claiming what he would do the next day, but only achieved a third of it, which made the project much more lengthy and costly. I went back on Angie's List because I could not understand how someone who was underestimating every step of work while overestimating his abilities could get such excellent reviews. To my disappointment I discovered that I had hired the wrong guy. The one who received the raves is Seth, a professional carpenter. Saxon is a very friendly guy and animal lover and I was grateful that he agreed to let my dog stay in the apartment while he worked. However, the job was a disaster. Saxon did not know how to work with the soundproofing material which created many problems. One problem was an overlap of material which I was alarmed about because I could foresee the wall later having a huge bump. Saxon appeasing me said he would fix the problems, but he was not able to. Also, he never brought all the supplies he needed and kept using whatever he needed in the house like my scissors and cleaning supplies; he gunked up my lamp and ladder and even used my computer without asking for permission. When I found out, he claimed he needed to look up the lumber store down the street, which was nonsense of course. I felt violated and extremely uncomfortable from then on. Damages: I made Saxon aware that it was important that my handmade bed not be damaged, but it was. He also damaged the baseboard of the other bedroom walls, made deep scratches in the hallway wall and broke window hardware, which he replaced, but in such a poor manner that the window did not open anymore. In the end he left with my keys (!), without meeting with me, probably because he did not have the courage to face me and the fact that he never managed to finish the wall in a professional way. He even had the audacity to complain about the extra hours he had spent completing the project (which he did not). The final result is a wall on which plaster strips show through the paint, the corners are taped shut and which has a huge vertical bump. In a final email Saxon claimed he was proud of his work and asked to be paid for extra time he spent on an unfinished baseboard because it was not part of the wall. Naturally, I declined because the wall had a baseboard before (which he removed) and he never bothered to order and install the parts we had discussed. The lesson I learned was to never hire a contractor who does not have a license, to get and verify references. I will now have to hire another contractor to repair the bed and finish the project, which will be very costly.