We used Areté for a gut rehab of our kitchen as well as remodeling some fireplaces in our living and family room. We had a very positive experience! Areté was accurate on the budget and timeline for the renovation (they told me 6 weeks, we were done on the Monday morning of week 7). They were clear communicators and very responsive. Ned was our project manager and would reply to messages within the hour if I had any questions. If Ned said workers were arriving at 9 am, that’s when they arrived. And the kitchen looks beautiful, very quality work. All in all, very happy and have already started recommending Areté to others who are looking for a contractor!