This is the second project on which I have worked with H-Towne Remodelers, and I will hire them for the next project that I do. J.R. is more of a professional partner to me than a contractor, and I feel that relationship allowed him to understand really what our end goal was with the actual construction. As such, J.R. actually knows better than I do what I want in this project, and his leadership, feedback, and direction in the project is why I am so pleased with the final product. My wife and I were familiar with H-Towne Remodelers from a recent kitchen remodel that J.R. (owner) performed for us the previous year. Also, J.R. had done an excellent job remodeling a neighbor's house, so we were very confident that he could run this project. Our home was fairly small at 1,200 sq ft, and once our family began to grow, we worked with J.R. directly to design a house that would be consistent with the neighborhood motif that we wanted to preserve, but also accommodate specific ideas that we were sure would benefit our family. J.R. worked to understand our ideas, then he improved our ideas and put them into an acceptable design that included about 2,700' of air-conditioned space, plus a large porch in the backyard. Of the creative ideas on design that J.R. brought to the table, I believe that I'm most happy about the porch that he designed in our backyard, the utility room and laundry chute from our master bedroom closet, and the open space that he created that makes our home flow from our kitchen in the front to our porch in the back. We awarded the contract to J.R. once we received financing (which he was able to help show us the way as well), and work started almost immediately. The construction was going to "touch" almost every room in the house, so J.R. made a great effort to preserve our comfort throughout the project. Specifically, we more than doubled the footprint of the house, so J.R. kept the back wall in place until the last few weeks to keep the new construction separate from the existing house. Also, J.R. planned very well the remodel of the rooms that were in the existing footprint so that the inconvenience was minimal. The absolute best thing that I can say about J.R. is that he and I worked to develop a budget for the house, and I finished the project almost exactly 1.5% over our original budgeted cost. Though we added some things throughout the project, we would make an effort to discuss with him what we could "do without" or remove so that we would not end up spending too much money. For example, we originally included a resurfacing and driveway expansion, which we ultimately struck from the scope to perform some of the other changes. J.R. was very understanding of our budget constraints, and, very much to his credit, he was very creative on working with us to build exactly what we want. The contractors that worked on the project were generally well dressed, polite, and hard working. On one instance when we came home to a small mess in the back yard, we reported it to J.R. and the issue was immediately resolved. We never felt unsafe, and I can happily say that we had no property damaged or stolen. To no fault of H-Towne Remodelers, interfacing with the utilities (i.e. CenterPoint) was somewhat of a challenge. As much as H-Towne Remodelers would try to schedule around CenterPoint's crews that worked to shut down our gas line or change over our electricity meter, it seems like CenterPoint would always get the work done after working hours (middle of the night or at 8pm). J.R. and his crews went out of their way to come to our house after hours to complete the work, which I really appreciated on a personal level. Lastly, I believe that J.R. and H-Towne Remodelers went above and beyond to "complete" the job. We develop a punch list whenever we were a couple of weeks away from completion, and they took care to complete all of the items. After they had demobilized from the site and we had closed out the contract, we had a few very minor issues come up (i.e. light switch issue, small plumbing leak, drain in bathtub broke). J.R. was very responsive and sent contractors over whenever was convenient for us to get the issues resolved. I have recommended H-Towne Remodelers to others, and I have received positive feedback. I will continue to recommend them in the future, and I will do my next project with them as well.