November 4, 2007
Without always mentioning the specifics, Tommy consistently stresses the importance of details. While we're usually up to date on the work being done, I inevitably find out about something that reflects Tommy's high standards.
For example, when we installed a new rear basement door, the door frame was both scribed against the granite and the trim was cut to match the original from the front.
In addition, after concrete was poured to hold back the excavated rubble, Roger found matching granite which he placed in front of the concrete.
Tommy also showed me rabbet joints for the doors and window frames on the deck. Even though these areas are protected by a small roof and are not necessary, he wanted to make sure that no moisture would work its way into the home.
There are many other examples, When the shed dormer we added didn't let in enough light, he had the posts cut back to be flush with the windows. And, while imperceptable to me, he immediately knew our entry foyer was not straight. He had that jacked up and replaced a pest-damaged column, and he also corrected the uneven front porch flooring.
As we head into the home stretch, I am sure that from front to back, top to bottom, there are more great things to uncover and learn about.
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I found it interesting that I came across you on the internet. That is one beautiful house that you are undertaking. I haven't spoken to your mother, Janet, in about six months. Send me an email, with your unlisted email addy, if you would so that I can say more. Looking forward to hearing from you.