Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Great local contractor, owner Brian from Yake Custom Contracting has been to our house several times to complete small to medium sized projects, that have exceeded our expectations every time. We have a vision in mind and Brian puts that plan into paper and works with us step by step to walk through the process. The integrity is authentic and he can provide you with not only one option to complete the project, but he often provides two to three options to create your vision into life and work with materials for an economical budget or a budget that has more flexibility. He respects the homeowners property and the family that resides in it. Equipment is placed safely away from children and his work space is cleaned daily at the end of the day. He saved us a lot of money by going and doing these renovations with him versus going with the builder. Very trusting contractor and is very transparent, if there is a project that goes beyond the scope of what is required he would inform us right away and how much more time or investment is required for the job to be completed. This gives us the opportunity to prioritize accordingly - what we can do now versus later down the line. His quality and craftsmanship is top-notch and will work on your project to your satisfaction. Can wait to hire him again for future projects. Very approachable and engages you in every step of the process. He clarifies your project to the "T" to ensure he does the right thing the first time. Other past contractors we had in the past would commit to a project and not know what they are doing, or they cannot finish the job so we would have to spend more time and money on other contractors to finish it. With Brian, he completes it correct the first time. Examples of creativity and willingness to go the extra mile: 1) We bought a Fireclay Farmhouse sink which is beautiful but far from even on all angles. He cut the side oak panels perfectly so they do not have any large gaps where the sink would sit in place. 2) Cut the cabinet doors under the sink by 1/3 so that the doors appear have been custom and original. If we have gone with the kitchen company, the door would have to be custom made and take an additional 8 to 12 weeks to complete with a large price tag. Brian used the same doors and was able to complete it in 2 hours. 3) Fireplace shiplap material all had different depths to it, but we wanted it flat for our look. Brian was able to use the variety of pieces on the back of the tv wall mount and the sides facing in the front appear all one level. I attached a few photos for samples of some of his great work.