Recent Review: Let me say from the outset that John Altenburg is the best contractor on the planet and I couldn?t be happier about my beautiful new home. John and his talented crew did an exceptional job! The most remarkable part of this story is that he did a total house renovation and I never stepped foot in the house until it was completed. In 2012 my husband and I bought a house on Kiawah that we loved but that was very outdated. We got bids from 3 contractors and then added a fourth down the road. The bids were all over the map. John was the only contactor who said if you want to spend some time going ove details (at an hourly charge) we can get more to the core of what you want. John has a very laid back and calm personality but he is very sharp, insightful, intelligent and really understands the remodeling process. I am a very creative person but I don?t always understand how to implement what I want. I am also a very visual person and require that someone be able to effectively communicate what is taking place with visuals. If I didn?t get it he would draw me a picture and email it to me. He painted mock ups and sent me samples of trim, granite, vanities, floor etc. He would take photos of grout samples with the corresponding tile, he took me on video tours of the progress. He did tape mock ups of various projects so I could decide where towel bars should go, to gauge the size of certain areas etc. When problems arose (very few), he would let me know so that we could figure out a solution and solve the problem. For example, the shower tile was the same as the floor tile but a different size. When he opened the floor tile it was a different dye lot. He went to the tile company and sat down with the representative and they came up with a phenomenal choice of a completely different tile. A couple of sinks and faucets were wrong and he took them to the plumbing supplier to remedy the problem and kept me calm about the problem. The best part about how John works and my personality and the remodeling process is the fact that he allowed me to be so hands on. I ordered most of the products, such as the light fixtures, tile, hardware, specialty grout, appliances, plumbing supplies and etc. We had an agreement that I would order things in a timely manner so as not to cause problems for his timetable. I loved that! The projects: full gut kitchen, full gut guest bathroom, powder room and master bath. Built new closets, a custom seashell fireplace, installed new flooring and painted rooms and trim. Awesome! I had a vision of having LED lights for the master bath vanity mirrors, custom tile mirror frames, and LED lights for the vessel sinks, all of which he executed flawlessly. I wanted a sea shell fireplace with a new mantel. I ordered the shells, laid them out and photographed them and he built the fireplace with the design. I am including before and after photographs. I cannot tell you how many have been amazed by this remodel. It?s not just about John?s capabilities as a contractor but it is about his personality, his work ethic, his enthusiasm, his commitment, his choice of subcontractors and his ability to listen and implement a client?s dream for their project. I have never been as happy with a service provider as I have been with John and I have employed many! Let the before and after photographs speak for themselves. You would be lucky if John is available to work on your project.