I had met with Essence for a design consultation on some kitchen remodeling selections, and I have to say I am very impressed with the level of knowledge about granite, tile, cabinetry, and the remodeling process. They were also very honest if they felt I was making a poor decision, and explained why, and how to remedy it. Everything selected was great quality, and turned out beautifully. Had I known earlier that Essence could design and manage the entire kitchen project from start to finish... I would have hired them. Unfortunately, we were already too far along and under contract with a contractor before we heard about Essence.