I asked Allan to remove the popcorn ceiling and gave him all the info (ceiling height, square footage, photos and that it was not painted). He gave me a quote and we went along with the work.
After coming to my house to pick up the keys to my new house, he partitioned the rooms to keep dust down, covered the floors and vents. He then found out that the popcorn was painted and not just painted with latex paint but some form of oil paint that has soaked through and made the popcorn more resilient than ever. He offered me an alternative which was to just mud over the popcorn as it would take longer to come off and cost more.
Let's say after he was done, my wife was wowing and oohing looking at the ceiling. Allan got it done quickly and it's so perfectly flat, I wouldn't even know there was a popcorn ceiling still under there.
Well done. Allan called every time he was coming or leaving and picked and dropped off keys as needed. He was constantly calling me to let me know when he was on and off property and if there was any delays on his end.
So well done, I have asked him to quote me a job to do my basement as well. Looking forward to it and working with him in the future.