We have hired Melvin to complete several projects for us, including taking down some walls in our house, custom building bookshelves and storage benches, installing recessed lighting, tiling our floors, and painting the interior of our home. We could not be happier with Melvin’s work. Melvin and his team are consistently punctual (or early), meticulous, detail oriented, honest and trustworthy, and highly competent. Melvin and his team worked quickly and efficiently, were careful and effective in minimizing dust from their work, and cleaned up after themselves each day. Melvin’s knowledge and skill extends beyond contracting. We had hired an architect to advise us about which walls we could take down versus which walls were load bearing. We then asked Melvin to take down the walls identified removable by the architect. However, it was Melvin who showed us that the architect incorrectly identified a wall as removable. We were very grateful that Melvin identified this as opposed to focusing on completing the job we had asked him to do! In the end, Melvin was able to suggest an alternative plan–one that we are very happy with. At times, I asked Melvin about his opinion about design (i.e., about a built in bookshelf we wanted him to construct). Melvin suggested ideas that we were happy with. Thus, I felt as if Melvin was a contractor, architect, and designer in one! On top of that his rates are reasonable. I highly recommend Melvin!