My experience with Oborne contracting was extremely good. Their communication (both with John and Dean) was top-notch. The work they did was done quickly and with attention to detail and quality. Even after the job was done, John was willing to talk and advise me on maintenance and other things I had questions about.
Before the work started, John advised me on who I had to contact to get a building permit, and also provided assistance with the application itself. I consider this above and beyond what he had to do, and was invaluable for someone new to the process.
On the first day of work, John was on-site to introduce me to the foreman (Dean). Colin was also here to make sure the drawings and plans were well understood. When the work did begin, Dean was attentive to any questions I had, and was even happy to step aside for a minute when I wanted to take a picture of the in-progress work.
Dean organized both the initial and final building inspection, and waited patiently for the building inspector both times.
After the work was completed, John came over and spent an additional 20-30 minutes with me, answering all questions I had, and even providing useful advice on things I hadn't thought of.
I can't exaggerate how good the communication with Oborne was, that alone makes them worthwhile. I will definitely be calling John again when I need more work done, this was by far the best experiencing with contractors I've had.