Recent Review: From day one, the dedicated and professional staff of Willis Builders was a pleasure to work with. Our initial interactions were with Matthew Willis, the owner, who talked with us about what we wanted to do, provided suggestions on how to do things less expensively, and handled the financial end of things. At Matthew's suggestion, we chose to do a "design-as-you-go" approach. We had a general idea of what we wanted to do and then bought our cherry cabinets at auction as a set. The kitchen was then designed and rebuilt around the cabinets we purchased. Doing it this way saved us thousands of dollars on custom cabinets, but is not for the faint of heart because you have to be flexible in what you want and you have to be willing to make major design decisions almost every night of the first few weeks of the project. This also requires excellent communication between you and the men doing the work. Once work began, it was Marcelo, our project lead, who handled everything, although Matthew was available at a moments notice if we needed him, which we never did. I can not say enough good things about Marcelo. First of all, his workmanship is impeccable (and we are picky). He is professional, reliable, hard working, communicative, patient (especially when we changed our mind about things in he middle of the project), and an overall nice guy. Much of the work was done by Marcelo and Luis, a wonderful team who work well together and also worked well with us. At times, other members of the Willis crew were at the house lending their expertise to the project. Everyone was wonderful. Marcelo and Luis worked six days a week on the project (arriving a bit later on Saturdays so we could sleep in.) If working on Saturday had not been convenient for us, they wouldn't have done it, but we wanted to get the project to completion as fast as possible. They always worked their schedules around our schedules and tried to be as un-intrusive as possible. Every night at the end of a long day they spent time cleaning up so that the dust was at a minimum. They did this even when I encouraged them to leave the mess and go and get some rest. It was amazing how little dust there was even when walls were brought down. We chose our own granite supplier and fabricator. Marcelo orchestrated the installation, however, and was here with me when that occurred (at 6pm on a Friday night). This was good because when there was a problem with the granite, he was able to help assess the situation and help resolve it with the installers on the spot. Aside from the granite, the Willis employees did everything except installing new and refinishing our old hardwood floors. This was subcontracted out, but Marcelo made all of the arrangements with the subcontractor. Overall we are thrilled with the results and the experience of our renovation. Of course any major renovation is stressful, but ours went about as smoothly as humanly possible. This is predominately due to the professionalism of the men that Matthew Willis has assembled into a wonderful team. We are looking forward to our next project with them.