May 3rd, 2008

Very good contractor: Miguel Tolmo, ACT General Building Construction

As everyone who came to my house rewarming saw, Miguel Tolmo does an excellent job with Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am very critical of contractors, and very picky. I have to say that Miguel is one of the best contractors I have *ever* worked with. Of note, he

1. Listens to what you want. Really listens. When I was doing the bidding process I told every contractor that I needed to do the kitchen floor, but I *hated* the bathroom and it must be destroyed. More than half of the bids were for the kitchen only, and tried to talk me out of doing the bathroom. Miguel was right on the ball.

2. Works with your budget. I knew straight up front exactly how much money I had. Miguel was one of the only contractors who sat down with me and worked with me to find a design plan that fit within my budget.

3. The work was very well done. I'm incredibly happy with everything he did.

4. He set expectations well. In fact, the only thing that didn't go according to plan was that *HE FINISHED NEARLY EVERYTHING EARLIER THAN PREDICTED*.

If I ever touch my kitchen or bathroom again, Miguel will be doing the work for me. Absolutely.

His website is
And he has a YouTube video even it's pretty hammy marketing, but those pictures are all from work he did.
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I just picked up 2 refurbished iMacs from Apple, one for me and one for my mother. Frankly, I bought the one for her so that I could stop playing tech support on her Windows PC. I bought the other because I've been wanting one for a long time now.

I'll have them early next week. Happy.
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