We have worked with building and trades contractors for more than 35 years. We have renovated and “flipped” more than a dozen houses. Ben Foston and Quality Home Renovation is the finest building contractor we have hired in that time. Ben’s work is exemplary in six ways. First, as the name of his company states, Ben’s work is the highest quality possible. Simply put, Ben is a perfectionist. With his many years of experience, Ben knows “the right way” to do each job. He takes the time and effort to do each job correctly. He won’t take short cuts – and cares as much about the project he does in your house as much as he would about one in his own house. When Ben completes a job – it just looks right and stands the test of time. In six years of working with Ben we have never had to call him back to fix his work. Second, Ben is able to complete work that is simply above the skill level of most other contractors. On a recent job, we asked Ben to install judge’s panels in our dining room, stairway and bedrooms. Anyone can attach boards to a wall to simulate a just “OK” paneled look. It is quite another task to determine the spacing and intervals for the installation of panels to be esthetically pleasing and mathematically exact. Whenever we entertain, people invariable ask “Who did your paneling?” If you are looking to complete a project that will distinguish your home or “make a statement,” Ben is the person for the job. Third, Ben has a complete understanding of the complexity of home remodeling projects. He understands how the framing, flooring, cabinetry, drywall, tile, plumbing, and electrical components of a job need to come together. Therefore, he knows how to coordinate contractors and delivery of materials to minimize the amount of “down time” for your kitchen or bathroom, and to get your job done as quickly as possible. Every job has its surprises and inconveniences. However, working with Ben and QHR will absolutely minimize your inconvenience. Fourth, Ben is a good communicator and completely dependable. Ben does what he has promised to do, and when he has promised to complete it. No surprises. You will never have the experience of wondering where your contractor is or why he won’t return your calls. Fifth, Ben operates with complete integrity. All businesses have a profit motive. The same is true of QHR. However, Ben Foston is distinguished by his dedication to the integrity of his work. He is more likely to under charge than overcharge, and once he sets a price for agreed-upon work, there are no up-charge fees. You can see that he has a strong internal motivation to work at a high level of quality and with a high level of professionalism. He makes sure that all of his crew do their work the right way. Finally, Ben Foston is completely honest and trustworthy. We have given him the key to our house and trust him to be in our home even when we are out of town. How many contractors can you trust in this way? Given a choice, we would work only with Ben for our future carpentry and home renovation and construction projects.