Moving to the bathroom. They did a great job with the sofett and wall removal/shortening and installing a new ceiling in that area. I have never seen such a crappy job of smoothing out the walls before painting in my life. There are visible cuts, they are rough and some areas appear to have the original texturing. There is not a smooth surface to be found. I was not consulted about where to hang the new hardware, (towel racks and shelf) and they are not hung in the correct places. You can see primer through the paint. When I asked him about the cabinets and doors and why they were not painted, he said that I hadn't hired him to do that and that they did not have time. He again hired a sub-contractor to do the bathtub, which was done VERY well and at the cost quoted. All in all I have had to hire someone else to come in and correct the mess they made in there to the cost of an additional $1200.00. The kitchen!!! ARGH!!! He convinced me to go with a product called "Granicrete" instead of replacing the countertops with a solid surface. I was assured that he knew what he was doing and I told him that I wanted SMOOTH edges, I did not want them to look like cut stone. I was told this wasn't a problem. The countertops have bubbles in them, there are a few insects, (gnats) inbedded in the top, the edges are rough and you can visibly see the drips on the bottom of the counter edges. When I talked to him about the bubbles, he said that it takes up to 6 months for the product to fully cure and that those would smooth out. They haven't. When I talked to him about the edges, he sent one of his helpers to sand off the bottom. There are still visible drips and he stated that he couldn't do anything about it other than completely redoing them and that they didn't have time. He was already operating at a loss on this job and had gone above and beyond!! (I'd hate to see his average work if this is above and beyond!!) I have a soffett all the way around my kitchen, sort of a plate rack, I had to ask them to paint it 3 times before they did. Again, he said "No one ever looks at that, why would it be painted?". A new kitchen should be clean. Painted is painted. The tile work was clearly done by someone who didn't know what they were doing. He did not put bull edges on any of it, Left it all zig-zagged on the edges behind the refrigerator, did not even cut it so it would be flat and even. When I asked, he said he did it on purpose!!! Who does that??!?! They did not fill previous screw/nail holes on the woodwork before painting them and when I pointed it out, he argued with me about it. Said it would take to much time to go back in and fill and repaint. Several areas were not even painted, (under the cabinets and he argued about that too.) The banquet. He had no clue what a banquet was, left this weird space between the cabinet and the seat, (where a new cabinet was supposed to go, but he "forgot"! and then could not do because he had already done the countertops and couldn't put on a one!) This is completely wasted space. They benches are too narrow. They also have storage in them. He never completed the inside of the benches. They look like a first time home project person would have made. He used Piano hinges and although they each had 8 screwholes, he only used 3 screws in each one. He put a kickplate under both benches, but only used glue and 1 nail to attach them. Needless to say, I've had to hire someone else to come fix all those problems too. It cost me an additional $2500.00. He miss-measured the opening for the stove top and then did not even install it correctly. I had to have Hahn Appliance come out to re-install it and to fix the vent hood that was not grounded correctly. Although he quoted me $800.00 on the new windows, he reneged on that and said that I would have to go with Window World. They did a great job but it cost me $1700.00, $900.00 over the quote. I have called him and emailed him several times but have gotten no response. I would not hire him if he were the last contractor on earth. He may be a good "handy-man", but his is certainly no builder. All in all this ended up costing me in excess of $20,000.00. (I had to supply all the paint, hardware and appliances.) for what I thought was going to be $8,500.00 plus appliances.