The fireplace in our hundred year old home was falling apart when we first moved in. I wanted it replaced immediately, but didn't want the same boring brick and mortar look that was originally put in. John took the time to present me with many different options, and was great at helping me choose materials. The final product is a beautiful work of craftsmanship that could only come form a seasoned expert. Every time a new person walks in my home they complement the fireplace, it has really changed my whole living room for the better.