Preiss Designs completed chimney repair and pointing on my 90+ year old stone house, as well as replacement of a sidewalk block pushed up by a large tree root. Before the work began, Steven offered options and ideas for each of the projects, soliciting my opinion, guiding my decision-making with pros and cons of each option. Steven and his craftsmen worked diligently and meticulously, restoring the character of the chimney to the original structure. Steven and his workers were fastidious in their work, attention to detail showing in the end result. My sidewalk repair presented more of a quandary. In order to replace the sidewalk block pushed up by a long-standing tree, I risked loosing the tree by cutting the root severely in order to allow enough space for a replacement concrete block. Steven surveyed the situation and offered several options. One of the several ideas he offered was an alternative that included cutting the root less severely, and instead of a deep concrete block, replacing the walkway with pieces of thinner slate stone to even out the walkway. I LOVE the result. A neighbor walking on the sidewalk stopped at the block of the walkway that Steven created and exclaimed "I wish the whole neighborhood walk was like this".