Recent Review: I think the quality of the work was excellent, and Chris Harvey really seemed to care that the work (and cleanup) was done right. One day when his crew had left things half finished and messy (he had been working on another job), he came over and dealt with the issues himself, clearly upset with his crew. It was, however, frustrating for me. First, it often was difficult to get in touch with him; second, pinning down dates was problematic, with "next week" morphing quietly into "next month", for example, a problem that wasn't helped by the difficulties in getting in touch with the guy. There were several times when I wondered if he was still planning to do the job. I probably didn't hide my frustration well either. In any case, work that we had hoped would be done in mid-summer extended into fall, and the last little bit--replacing a single missing piece of cedar-shake siding--was done in, I think, November. And it is that trivial little bit of wood that, unfortunately, colors my entire perception of working with Chris Harvey: he put in a piece of shingle that was noticeably different from the siding we have (ours is the sort of grooved stuff with no visible knots or imperfections; what he put up was smooth with a clear knot), and while it is not glaringly obvious I certainly noticed. I mentioned it to him, he said he'd change it, but never did. I thought about not paying the final bit until he did, but couldn't justify to myself withholding a couple thousand dollars for what probably was a fifty-cent piece of wood. So I paid, but sent a letter that probably came across as arrogant and snarky; and the offending misfit shingle remains where it is. I say I wouldn't use Harvey Construction again. I don't know if that's true--the bid was highly competitive and the work was well and professionally done, so contracting with him again could well make sense. But, as noted, the frustrations of timing and that last, trivial piece of wood really left a sour taste for me.