"How do you select a contractor to renovate a home that has 'issues' but is one that you love?
First, ask people who have renovated homes that you admire. Next, look for creativity -- in design, construction concept, a devotion to excellence and a commitment to giving the homeowner value for the money invested. Like virtually all the people we know who had beautifully transformed their homes, we picked Adam West. From experience with a prior renovation I had learned that character, not cost, was the single most important economic issue. Getting value for your money begins with the trust you have in your builder and that is how our house was built -- on trust. Adam and his fine crew became our friends and worked with us on everything from construction methods to color schemes. He gave us an integrated approach to the project that helped us achieve our goals at reasonable cost.
Because of our faith in Adam we didn't "bid out" the project. We worked out a cost-plus payment that happily met both of our needs. And in the end we had a new house and a new friend. If you need a builder, call Adam first. You won't regret it."