I met Gustavo and Alejandra like most people do, via a referral from a friend. We needed to put a hardwood floor on our kitchen and do some minor drywall work. After getting several quotes from different contractors, we got an affordable price on the labor from them. We were so pleased with their estimate (compared to some really high labor estimas we had) that we expanded the hardwood to the living and dining room and a small bathroom (basically the whole floor!).
I selected and purchased all the materials and the project got started. The initial work was very laborious since the kitchen and the living room were not level (the kitchen was for some reason 1/4" higher) and we decided to go with 1/2" hardwood which meant the boards had to be nailed (not floating or glued). They had to prepare the rest of the floor with 1/4" plywood sheets on the rest of the floor. They did not change their quote or charge any extra for that.
During the project we got to know each other and about their trade. We found out they don't drink coffee in Uruguay! They drink this Mate tea and they drink it cold! Anyway, after several days of hardwood work (no pun intended) the project looked just perfectly combined with our new cabinets and countertops. We were so pleased that we hired them to move our old kitchen to a basement and put a small tile floor as well plus two backsplashes for the kitchens.
We ended up with a great hardwood floor (that is the talk of every visitor) and two great friends to go with it. We recommended them as well to our friends and neighbors and still keep in contact for new projects in our home. Pictures of our project to come up on a next post.
We have been working with 3 different contractors for 5 and a half months. They all promised the moon and stars and then they contracted out all the work and simple didn't care how it was done.
When we met Alejandra and Gustavo we were tired and frustrated. But they came highly recommended. Well, what a difference from what we had been dealing with! They own their company and they do most of the projects themselves or with their wonderful team. The do take pride in what they do. They do care! They show up when they say they will. And they pay attention to details. They are nice and polite and truly easy to work with. They do supervise all the work that it's done and before you can point out any little details, they point it out themselves and just fix it. It was truly a pleasure working with them!
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