I have waited 9 months to write this review to see if I would cool down or refrain from making a rash review.
First of all I must say Amed was fast to arrange a meeting and provide a written estimate.
While estimating the job he mentioned several items he would "do for you" but did not mention they would be extra. Like the door jam trim he installed around the hardwood instead of taking off the baseboard -yup extra.
I picked my Hardwood from Home Depot as recommended by him, after they installed 1/4 of it they discovered it was "too soft" and had Home Depot come and pick it up. He went to a dealer and bought some other hardwood that was cheaper and refused to show me a reciept and when he did it was dated wrong and had the wrong wood on it, but it was 1400 less, which I never saw. As far as the Job on the floors - he had sub-contractors do the labour -all of it. There were many people and it did get confusing at times, the job was done a 6/10, there were cuts that are noticeable, and they left some scratches on the new floor from their tools.
Stairs- I wanted white risers and dark maple stairs with iron railings with a larger step at the bottom curling out. The trades guys he had could not figure it out so they got a carpenter named Terry to do it, he did a decent job with the materials he had. The risers they picked were a natural wood and should have been pre-primed and painted prior to being installed, but no- now the painter comes in and slathers on the paint and stain - it really was a sloppy job, and the wood was bleeding through the white paint even before he left for the day. And still does today, I have had to add primer and paint now twice in 9 mo.
Bathroom- I had roughed in a shower stall and walls etc prior to having the quote, Amed said he would supply the tiles and install the fixtures, glass door trim etc. So he shows me 4-5 tiles I can pick from with a mosaic to match. 1/2 way through the job he runs out of the mosaic and has to get a different one, close but more grey, so yup I have two kinds of tile mosaic in my shower, actually 3 because the floor was not draining into the drain, so it had to get ripped up and relayed with a third tile (yup not the same) the trim around the shower buts to the top of the baseboard.
The job was messy. The end result was regretful. The payments - I felt like I was being taken advantage of, the only reciept I saw was all wrong and it was all cash exchanges. The workers- if you like guys standing in your driveway smoking and drinking redbull then they are great. Two carpenters were good but they were only there for a short time. The tile guy was nice but he left a big mess in my backyard, he left large buckets of cement and event buried dried morter in my rock bed.
The workers borrowed my tools, sander and hammer that I know of then accused me of stealing one of theirs!
A tile had a large chip out of it and he "fixed it" buy putting black nail polish on it!
The stair rails were not sanded completely and the new stain did not take to those areas.
I had to lift 30 boxes of hardwood because no one met the delivery guy.
I did call Amed back to fix the mistakes, he did the rails that were loose but only after he answered my WIFES phone call, he must have had mine blocked after he recieved his last payment. I called him for 3 weeks with no call back, he said he had a GI problem...
Avoid this guy at all costs. If you think you can out negotiate this guy you are wrong, he is not nice and will take advantage of you.