**We met Ed prior to closing on our home, and were immediately impressed with his attention to detail, technical knowledge, and responsiveness. He became our trusted adviser, who we could rely on to give honest advice and fair pricing for a variety of household improvement projects for which we had little knowledge. I appreciate that as busy professionals (medical resident and consultant who travels 100%), we could count on Ed to conduct the work with minimal direct daily oversight, and we could receive updates from him periodically about items he needs us to pick out. Additionally, unlike several other contractors we interviewed, Ed directly completes 100% of the work that he sells rather than sitting in an office overseeing a crew. Therefore he's invested and takes responsibility for the project from start to finish. I can't recommend Ed highly enough for any number of household repair / construction needs. We purchased a beautiful Park Ave 4 BR, 1.5 BA home in great condition, except the kitchen and bathrooms were woefully outdated. We met Ed prior to close, and he came out to the house several times to help us with concept design. He was very helpful in telling us what was feasible with the redesign, and the pricing impact of various options. From day one, I was extremely impressed with Ed's professionalism and forthrightness. He told us our project would take 8 weeks at most and would have a certain cost. And sure enough, the project was finished on time (despite some delays by my fiancee and I) and at the same cost Ed quoted. It's rare to find a contractor who sticks to a time/budget plan so accurately. For the kitchen, Ed completely updated our kitchen with new cabinet installation, new floor install, installed a backsplash, constructed a peninsula, he demolished a wall opening the kitchen up to the living room, he recessed the refrigerator 36" into the wall, and he ripped out an extra staircase and replaced it with a pantry. Downstairs, Ed converted a half bathroom into a full bathroom by taking the space that was previously there, and maximizing it to install a corner shower and use some of the space for the recessed fridge. Upstairs, Ed expanded the full bathroom by moving a wall back 3 feet to make room for a jacuzzi tub installation, along with a dual-head shower and 60" vanity, as well as new tile floor. The tile work in the shower, around the tub, and the vanity backsplash is impeccable. Additionally, and the end of the project, Ed worked with us to design a walk in closet in the master bedroom, where there previously was none. Also, Ed installed at least 6 overhead light fixtures throughout the house, as well as vanity lights in the bathroom and various kitchen lights.