Three palm trees in a too-small planting area had created a long crack in our front patio wall. Two other contractors had proposed taking the wall apart to expose the cement blocks underneath and gave me expensive bids. Joe explained that this wasn't necessary and could even create more problems, and he gave me a very reasonable bid. He did an excellent job of matching the stucco and achieving a satisfactory cosmetic repair. He also seems to have vast knowledge about construction and landscaping in general and is willing to share this knowledge. He was so focused on helping me that he almost forgot to collect his check for the work he did!