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I’ve been putting off writing this review for quite some time because, honestly, it took me some time to gather my thoughts and gain some valuable hindsight. The truth is that working with Joe Hudson of Hudson hardwood was one of the best decisions I made in my renovation.

My family and I made the decision to buy a 200 year old farmhouse that needed a lot of work. Me – lacking what some might call intelligence or good judgement – decided to undertake the renovation myself with no previous experience. Part of the plan called for new floors in a few rooms, refinishing some 200 year old floors, and various other fixes and improvements.

I had a few flooring contractors come out and look around. They never followed up, either out of fear of the job or not liking me or whatever. Not with joe. I called joe and he answered immediately. An hour later he was in my house. That alone is almost unheard of in the world of contractors, but what came next was simply priceless.

I have particular tastes and a limited budget, so after talking it over with joe I decided I would do the installation and he would do the sanding and finishing (the parts I knew I would probably seriously mess up). Of course, nothing I wanted was easy or mainstream. I wanted 5″ white oak and I wanted a woca oil finish in two rooms. 5″ white oak in my house, in this area of the country, is somewhat demanding to install. Joe helped me through it. He gave me advice. He problem solved with me. He let me borrow tools. He directed me to resources. He was flat out worth his weight in gold. When it came time to do the finishing he again made me realize what a fantastic decision I had made. He turned 200 year old abused pine into the most beautiful floor I’ve ever seen. He fixed neglect and wear. And of course he made the new floors look absolutely amazing. All the while he was so easily available via text, email, and phone. I really can’t tell you how invaluable that is in any contractor.

Joe worked around my schedule. He delivered on time and on budget. He was professional, easy to work with, flexible, and one of the reasons I was able to get the job done in the ridiculously aggressive timeline I had worked out. He was a true pleasure to work with. My only regret is that he specializes in floors, because I would’ve hired him to do everything in my house.

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