My husband and I have been building a new house in Wallingford. We have previously remodeled a house in Queen Anne. During these endeavors, we have used MANY local contractors and subcontractors. Some have been excellent. Some have been horrendous. None have been as bad as Pat at American Heating. I believe Pat is a second generation owner of a previously well run business. His work has been awful, the products he installed (which he claimed were "top of the line") do not run properly and he has been absolutely rude. We have been on the verge of small claims court two times with him during this single project. He stole money from us to which he was not entitled. I simply cannot warn you enough against using American Heating. Now on the good side-We have worked with Lewis at Coast to Coast Painting Plus on a few occasions. He is EXCELLENT. He does the work when he says he will, his estimates are fair and he does superior work. Also EXCELLENT is Artisan Hardwood floors. We have had them refinish floors in our previous house and they are currently installing new floors. They are awesome! For plumbing, we used two good companies. I would recommend both (although neither was OUTSTANDING-I have high standards). Fox Plumbing did good work and had fair estimates (we had to call several times to get them to complete the job). Zoltan the Plumber was always on time and worked hard. We had a few miscommunications (I would say part of the problem was our general contractor who was not adequately supervising the job). Good luck with your projects!