Great contractors:

I also recommend:

    Blakes Sand & Gravel for tile, stone, & brick.  Judy Reno and Cathy King were extremely helpful.  They have an amazing eye for color.
    Jeff King for custom furniture & built-ins.  (
    Thomas Building Supply.
    Bliemeisters for cabinets.  They did a beautiful job.

My biggest Regret:

Check a contractor's license & insurance status