Paul responded the same day to my job post. He turned up as promised, even called to say he was on his way.
He quoted for the job after taking measurements etc and asked me to discuss it with my husband before hiring him even though I was willing to give him the job immediately. He stated that he preferred everyone in the household to be happy before proceeding.
I'm somewhat of an OCD person and was delighted to see Paul was too! Every gravel board and fence panel was measured and levelled using a spirit level/string and he stated that he only allowed a 2mm tolerance. Our garden is uneven, clay soil and rubble, yet he persevered until he was satisfied. He constantly checked on my opinion if he encountered a problem etc. He even swept my lawn to remove any mud and pea gravel that borders the new fencing.
He identified the original chicken wire fence from 1977! Once he identified our boundary, he spoke with our adjoining neighbour to reassure them that none of his work would encroach on their boundary. He even took off his muddy boots when walking through the garage to his truck.
One of the things that impressed me as well, was that he didn't answer his Mobile until he had a break for lunch. Nothing irritates me more than workmen I am paying, spending time discussing other jobs with customers when they're supposed to be working for me.
Paul is definitely a 'can do' professional. He is polite, friendly and paid massive attention to detail. He respected my property, clearing up as he went along and left the job neat and tidy until his return over the following days. He even requested the use of our power to charge his equipment and water for the cement. His price for the job was agreed beforehand and assured me that no unexpected costs would be forthcoming unless agreed with me first, although he didn't anticipate any. He provided the goods prior to my payment as well.
He started and finished the job on time, despite inclement weather on occasion.
I was so delighted with him and his workmanship, that I asked his advise on another garden landscaping issue. His knowledge knows no bounds. I subsequently employed him to do further work and wouldn't
hesitate in recommending him to others. If you need any type of fencing, gardening jobs etc, you would be hard pressed to find better. A rare, conscientious professional in this day and age. Thank you Paul and good luck!
Homeowner Dianna Compton
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