f you are considering using Deliandro I have one strong suggestion for you. The moment after you receive your proposal from him....CALL HIM AND ACCEPT! Because this man will be very busy, very soon for a long, long time.
I met him thru a mutual friend. I have had good contractors, bad contractors and VERY VERY bad contractors. This man deserves a category of his own.
Every step of the way I was informed as to what was happening. And here is the best part. I was never informed! Everything was done just as he said it would be. There was no "we did not expect this, we did not factor in that, it is going to cost you $$ more to do it right." I was completly blown away at the professionalism, courtesy and workmanship he performed. I explained I was on a very tight budget and he made it work. And even helped out with some small extras. It is so refreshing to come across a man who keeps to his word.
And finally, on the day prior to beginning the project he created a website for me to view the progress complete with a calendar of events as to what would happen and when it would happen. Each day I saw new pictures, and if the electrician was to come in on Monday, sure enough, he did. Flooring on Wednesday....DONE. I went to view the progress on a regular basis and each time the condo was clean. And this was a TOTAL DEMO on the Third Floor of a very old, very tight space. And not one person said anything about the noise or work.
In closing, Deliandro will be back in to do my Kitchen and two bathrooms in the not to distant future. That is, if he is not to big or busy...And I hope he is. First Class personified.