Why such satisfaction? Steve has the personal and professional characteristics that one would want in a builder. His subs are excellent. He is practical and is easy to communicate with. He has good ideas and has a sense of taste that complements ours. Sharon Builders built our 3500 sf custom home on 3 acres in 2000 actual construction time around 7 months. Before construction began, my wife and I worked closely with a draftsman and Sharon Builders to translate our ideas into detailed drawings from which Steve and his subs built the house. The combination of the draftsman and Sharon Builders meant that we did not need/use an architect. We have nothing against architects but the combination saved us money, allowed faster decision-making, and kept things on schedule. Having gone through the experience, my wife and I say today that building a custom home requires 100 major decisions. Looking back, we honestly cannot think of more than 3 decisions that we would want to change which we think is pretty unusual and is attributable to the skill of the draftsman and Sharon Builders as well as our personal, daily involvement. Realizing of course that the owners are ultimately responsible for all the decisions, we can think of 10-15 decisions that we would have gotten wrong without Steve Gunn s good counsel, experience, practical eye, and sense of appropriate taste. In fact, well into construction Steve showed us how he could install what turned out to be very necessary internal staircase and back porch, the presence of which today has dramatically affected our satisfaction with the house. We wonder today what we would have done had not Steve come up with those two ideas. Having been in the home now for 8 years, we can say that we have had no problems with the home. Steve contacts us once or twice a year to ask how our home is working. We can report "great". We remain very satisfied with the work Sharon Builders did.