We hired Steve Kampf to do some repairs/renovations on our house in the fall of 2009. He was recommended to us by our neighbour. I asked the neighbour if he would ask Steve for an estimate on some badly-needed work in our backyard. The next day, I received a comprehensive, written estimate from Steve in my mailbox. His estimate was reasonable and his suggestions for further work were right on the mark.
A few weeks later, Steve removed a large tree from my backyard, as well as part of the back gate. He was also hired to replace that part of the gate. He did such a beautiful job on the gate. Not only was his woodworking precise, but he also gave some thought to what we would need in terms of privacy, since some new townhouses had just been built behind my house and we had lost some of our privacy there.
About a month later, Steve built a new window frame for a large window that overlooks the 3rd floor deck. Again, his woodwork was fantastic.
His work is well thought-out and well-executed, and he cleans up all the mess he's made before he leaves. Another thing that I appreciate very much is that he communicates in a timely fashion with clients. He arranges and confirms work times and doesn't leave you waiting hours for him. He is also very personable. All in all, Steve is a great find and I'm so glad our neighbour recommended him.