Chris is the third antenna installer I contacted to do this work. The first one, who claims to have been in the business most of his life, did everything he could to dissuade me from installing an antenna he was not familiar with even though I had provided him with all the manufacturer's technical literature and pictures of my existing antenna and tower. Finally after numerous emails he simply backed out and refused to do the work. The second contractor I found was also familiar with my location and had numerous years in the business. At the last minute, he advised that he had hurt his knee and would not be climbing any towers any time soon.
Christopher was a real breath of fresh air! He had no problem in agreeing to take on the work as long as I acknowledged that he would not guarantee the performance of my "customer supplied antenna". To make this long story short, Chris arrived yesterday (the July 1st holiday) with his wife and did an incredibly professional job in removing my old antenna and pre-amp and installing my new antenna. His cost, on a time and materials basis, was significantly lower than I had anticipated and is entirely fair.
This is the third time I have had work done on this antenna tower over the last 25+ years. Christopher was, by far, the best equipped, most professional person who has climbed my tower to install an antenna. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him for this type of job.
I am located in a deep fringe area. My old deep fringe yagi antenna did a pretty good job until the pre-amp died. The new antenna is even better. The total number of Channels I now get, including sub channels is 36. This is 10 more than with the previous antenna when it was working.