Matt Shannon-Browne, http://www.msbdesignbuild.com
He will explain, though, that many contractors lowball the estimate so it appears reasonable, but what you end up paying is far different as they encounter unexpected problems or challenges (read: $$) along the way. He was not the cheapest estimate for us, but now that our reno is done I have no doubt that the contractors who gave us lower estimates were lowballing us to get the job. He did a fine job turning our basement into a 1BR 6 months ago, we were able to get a decent rent for it, our tenants love it and we’ve had no problems whatsoever. He runs a tight ship, is on-site and thorough, and has a great team working for him.