We purchased a home under a foreclosure and there were numerous projects to get it up to par. We needed a trustworthy general contractor to manage all of the projects while we were 2,000 miles away. Carlson Homes was recommended by our realtor, and after meeting with Gary, we engaged his company and started the planning and work. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. Because of the quality, honesty, commitment, and because Gary delivered EVERYTHING as promised to our complete satisfaction, we have added more and more projects to his list. Gary thinks outside the box and suggests brilliant ideas and approaches we never would have had on our own. He handles everything, from selection of contract specialists to purchase of products to complete oversight of the work. He stands by everything he does. He provides details of all costs and shows you exactly what his fees are, and he remains committed to customer satisfaction long after the project is completed. Whenever I have a problem or question, Gary responds and goes above and beyond the call of duty to help. Several times he has helped us by recommending small jobbers to do projects where he earns no fee. I cannot speak highly enough of Gary Carlson. I would not embark on any major project on my house without him. I would recommend him unconditionally to anyone, either for remodeling or major, new construction. Having dealt with both new construction and major remodeling projects for several homes throughout my life, I can honestly say that working with Carlson Homes has by far been our best experience.