A few days later he sent an itemized estimate and while the figure was more than i would have liked (in my mind)...i had to be realistic in my expectations. My husband wasn't going to install everything required in a timely manner AND Sebastien was 1)charging comparable prices for the actual gates, etc; 2) was taking care of the ordering and picking up of supplies; and was going to install over a defined/set period of time. SO- easy decision for me. Afterwards - i have to say that Sebastien's work exceeded my expectations. I had envisioned several ugly gate setups - but no not in my house! Sebastien brilliantly devised and installed great gated areas - blocking off my flatscreen tv/equipment and stairs, the kitchen, and appropriate doorways. you'd have to see it but really looks phenomenal and doesn't stand out with our home/decor. I was worried about our iron railings with gates, but everything looks clean and sturdy. He also installed door and cabinet locks, electrical outlet covers and furniture straps. Best of all - he's the first contractor i've had that really cleaned up behind himself - so didn't even seem like we'd had work done!
I had also read in an earlier message that he helped out with a couple of other issues in that person's home - and he did the same for me! i had broken a lightbulb off in a ceiling light which he removed and he showed me how to open another kitchen light fixture that i had had issues with - all free of charge!
I could go on and on about how great Sebastien was - personable, reliable, thorough and honest, but the best recommendation is that my home is really babyproofed. We did all this work just in time - my sturdy 1 year old is steadily on the move - has tried many times to bring the gates down - with no success. It's great to have the comfort level that he can crawl and toddle around safely (because i just knew in my mind that our home was a deathtrap).
Anyway- if anyone has any questions i would be more than willing to give Sebastien a glowing recommendation or referral. "