Steve Straughn = quality wood floors
Steve is a self-made, punctual craftsman with excellent work ethic and an eye for detail.
Steve returned my call right away and set up a time to come in to do a free estimate. He llistened carefully to my wishlist, offered suggestions on ideas I was unsure about, and prior to leaving, expressed with sincerity his wish to do the work. I had such a good feeling from my first impression of Steve that I did not waste my time getting any more bids. I wanted Steve to do the work. After seeing his estimate, my husband and I decided the price was fair and we hired him.
Steve and his team installed 1800 sf of engineered hickory hardwood flooring, including stairs, and 200 sf of ceramic tile in our home. His team consisted of two apprentices for the wood floors, a seasoned tile mason and a drywaller. Drywall was an unexpected trade to incorporate. When Steve removed the carpet from the stairs, he saw that where the existing drywall met the subfloor (plywood), there were gaps that the carpet was able to mask, but a finished hardwood tread (crisp lines) would not. So he called in the drywaller to repair the holes. As a result, the entire stairwell needed to be repainted. It was a small added cost in relation to the overall project, so we decided to do it. The hickory stairs are a masterpiece that have become a focal point in our entryway.