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    Kalen/Khalen Anwar - Quality Carpentry
    347 424 6893

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 26-May-2011
    Comment:  I found Kalen from a recommendation on this list, see below. He said he was experienced in refinishing decks. He sounded like he knew what he was doing. He gave me a good price. However, he used a power washer on full strength to clean my deck, which took off alot of the wood and left my previously smooth deck rough in many places, with large ruts. I later learned that a power washer must be used on low on a deck surface-how could he not know this? He sanded it but still left it with many, many more splinter issues than it had in the first place--it could not be made smooth. He applied the deck stain and missed spots. He used an unskilled helper who he does not usually work with. Overall, his "work" diminished the value of my deck. I learned an important lesson about not relying on these reviews and asking for references. Also, he does not have a license. A deck expert has now told me that my deck cannot be made smooth due to the depth of the ruts, and so eventually we will need to replace it at a cost that is much more than what I saved by going with his "lower" quote. He did not finish the job and did not come back when we told him we wanted to find a solution to the problem.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 29-Mar-2011
    Comment:  Kalen removed an old built-in bench that I had on my deck and built a large planter in its place. He showed up on time and got the job done quickly. It looks great, and the price was right. I think he probably undercharged me, but when I offered to pay him a little more he wouldn't take it, saying he sticks by his original estimate. Very friendly guy who listens to what you want. When I asked him to make a small change on something he'd already done, which was my fault, he didn't try to change my mind, just went right ahead and did it the way I wanted it. I'm very happy with the result!