Starting with the initial experience of having Vlad come onsite. He presented well, professional. He did a walk around of the property and returned a quote promptly. we received 3 different quotes and was the best for the price. Prep work started quickly after we signed our contract and they got to work.
The house was prepped quickly, however there was quite a few nails left behind. I have dogs so i had to ensure that there was nothing for them to get hurt on. This was my biggest (and really only) complaint.
We also contracted Vlad to do the windows. They are superb compared to what we had. The windows took about 3 weeks to arrive after they were ordered and they installed them in about a day. There was no significant issues with the window install except for the tape used peeled some paint off the window sills. The sills were already damaged and it was not an issue as we were already going to repaint, but we let him know this as well. Again, not a big issue for us as we already planned on repainting anyway.
The lathe went up without a hitch one the windows were installed It was outstanding, even the inspector commented on their work. The lathe was reinforced at the window corners, bituthene over the paper, and not a single question other than who did the work, (Inspector was being lazy it is on the permit he was signing). Regardless, great job here.
A few days after the lathe went up they started the brown coat. It went up with no issues and began the curing process. It takes around 21 days to cure.
We picked our color and got paint ordered. We had the eaves sprayed the same color as the house and this went perfect. Two days after the eaves were painted, Vlad's team returned with Sanded Acrylic and began the color coat. They got through the 2/3rd of the house the first day and that is when we noticed a problem. It was the wrong color. We let Vlad know and he began working on fixing the problem. It turns out that the supplier had an issue with their color mixer and it was not right. They had to wait for the machine to be fixed before they could get the color updated. It took about 2 more weeks to get that issue resolved.
They came back out and filled cracks in the walls that were unfinished and reapplied the correct color to the front and side that had color. They applied the Acrylic to the back side and we could see another issue. all of the cracks that were filled on the back were visible. Vlad came back out and tried a couple of fixes that were ultimately unsuccessful so they did a second coat. This finished it up nicely. at this point everything has been completed with the exception of the final inspection, because our new Gutters have not been hung yet.
All in all, there were issues but largely not a result of the work that Vlad and his team did. They handled those issues with no question and kept in contact the whole time it was happening. I would absolutely recommend Vlad for other projects, his business ethics and workmanship are above par in every way.