Recent Review: Sam Linville, the business owner and team leader, listened to our concerns about awkward spaces and storage during our initial meeting. We had some ideas of what we thought might work and he took those all in and shared his initial thoughts with us. He didn't try to talk us out of our ideas, but instead combined our vision with his structural expertise and came up with new ideas. He had a vision for our home that, as laymen to his profession, we couldn't see. A week later, Sam brought the proposal over to the house. We asked him to explain everything to us in laymen's terms. He walked us through the house explaining what his plan was for each room and explained why he would do things in the order he was suggesting. The order of work was so that a) we could continue to live in our house as comfortably as possible while the work was underway and b) he could combine certain jobs that would allow him to maximize the efficiency of his team. Sam and his team are professionals and good people. Whichever team member arrived on site first each morning would knock on the front door, wait for us to answer, and say good morning to let us know they were here. My husband and I both work at home and the Linville team were respectful of our periodic need for quiet too. They cleaned up at the end of each day and although there was still lots of dust (Sam warned us there would be), our home never felt like a complete construction area. The timeline was really important to us. We had a rather large gathering scheduled at our house in three-months and changing the date wasn't possible. We made Sam aware of our timeline and at proposal time he was confident he would make it work. After the first phase took several weeks longer than anticipated because of what his team had to work with under our old house, Sam reassured us that it would be complete by the day we had specified to him. Even after he started the second phase and we decided to make some fairly significant changes to the original plan, Sam said it would be done on time. To this day, Sam has never told us how he really felt about finishing on time, but in the end, on the date we had asked Sam to finish on, we were thrilled to be sharing a celebratory lunch with Sam and his team at our beautifully remodeled home. Sam never asked us what our budget was and we never volunteered it. We liked that because it made us feel that he was going to price his work the way he believed was right as opposed to pricing his work based on our maximum budget. We couldn't have been more right. We got to know Sam well over the course of the three months he and his team were working at our house and he is an unequivocally fair, honorable, and straight-forward man. We love our new home. And it does feel like a completely new home. Every square foot of our home is now useful and livable space. We have twice as much useful storage space as we did before yet it also feels like we gained living space. And we did not add on. It's really rather amazing. We would hire Linville Custom Design again without hesitation. If you're a seasoned remodeller or a first-timer, Sam and his team will insure your needs and wants are met. They are detail-oriented and reliable and Sam's got vision. Enjoy your home remodel project with Linville Custom Design.