We got the name of Goldin Construction from Angie’s List. The owner, Shawn Goldin, promptly returned my call and made an appointment to come out for an estimate. Though it was not a huge project, Shawn spent considerable time looking over it, taking measurements, climbing a ladder to see it from above, asking questions, pointing out some other things we hadn’t noticed. He listened to what we wanted, made suggestions for materials and ways to work with the current wood structure, which was sound but had been enlarged and repaired piecemeal over the years. He subsequently e-mailed me a detailed estimate, covering the removal and replacement of materials and hauling away the debris. We hired him because of the thoroughness of the estimating process, and the fact that he answers calls and e-mails. Even when it looked like we would have to postpone the work due to an unseasonable rainstorm, he did not leave us hanging. He both e-mailed and phoned about the delay and then the re-schedule. He arrived early in the morning with two workmen. They spent some time discussing what was to be done and how to do it. Then the two men went to work while Shawn brought the materials. The men worked steadily all day, breaking only for lunch. As a result of the proper planning and the excellent workers the job was done in one day. Shawn stayed late to re-attach some small shelves and things that had to be removed for the post replacement. He did a final sweep-up and removed the last of the debris. When I paid him he shook my hand and thanked me for using his company. We are very pleased with the results. What had previously looked cobbled together now looks very pulled-together. Though some changes had to be made in the original plan to compensate for the old structure we were not charged extra. He listened and asked and the level of communication made for a smooth and successful project. We would definitely hire them again and refer them to others.