My wife and I wanted to totally remodel our home. We were having a really hard time trying to found out what we wanted and what we could afford with our money. We had multiple contractors over to discuss what we wanted to undertake and got answers and proposals all over the map. We had quotes from $10,000 to $200,000 for the same project. It was actually kind of comical and extremely hard to process. I was ready to sell our house and move on. Then along came Max. He was over at our house for a consultation within a few days of our first phone call, had a general idea of what we could get and the right idea of how to do it. My wife is a teacher and has a really hard time getting time off work, so he would come over in the evenings, listen to what we wanted, give us great feedback and ideas right there and we decided on a general plan of how to go forward. He had his architect draw plans, (significantly cheaper than quotes I had myself for an architect) then make changes to what we wanted when we saw it drawn up. Max then arranged getting our home surveyed and off we went to the city to get our permit. Around the same time he had a business trip planned and had to leave town. (I knew about this well in advance). I emailed him almost everyday asking questions and he was always extremely quick to get back to me. During his trip my wife and I had a total change of heart of how much of a project we wanted to take on and wanted to scale back the renovation significantly. I sent off an email and received a response almost immediately telling us all was ok and what to do going forward. When he returned from his trip he called me and we chatted for quite a while about what we should do. He listened to me and had great advice about what part of our project would be the best for our lifestyle and getting the most value out of our home. He told us not to worry about the addition we had planned because of the price, potential issues, and what kind of value we would actually get out of that major investment. It was really refreshing for him to tell me the truth (even tho he is basically taking work and money right out of his own pocket) and let me know the facts and his opinion. So now, thats what we are doing, we are going to concentrate the Reno to the interior (Kitchen, Bathroom, floors, etc.) to get us the best product for ourselves, our personal lifestyle and our property value. I Really cannot say enough about my experience with Max, so far, (especially compared to all the other contractors I have met) and will definitely be hiring him and recommending him for any project I do now or do in the future. He really is in this business because he loves it and not because he wants your money. He proved that to me and I am sure he has/will prove that to many other home owners as well.