I’d be happy to give you some feedback on Ryan. I’ve owned a house in Tahoe Donner for 8 years and worked with dozens of contractors on various projects in that time. There’s a lot of talented contractors who do good work up there (Ryan included) but Ryan is the most professional, courteous and prompt one I’ve worked with. Just to set your mind at ease, the quality of his work is top-notch3. With that out of the way, I’ll tell you that the reason I always use him now is that he’s fast, professional and responsive in a way that no other Truckee contractor I’ve worked with is. He always calls back before anyone else, his bid is always the lowest or at least very competitive and he shows up when he says he’s going to show up and gets the work done. Most Truckee contractors aren’t like that at all. He put in a storage loft for me in my garage while I was out of town a while ago and not only did he do an excellent job, he swept out my garage for me when he was done. I don’t even call other contractors anymore and get multiple bids cuz the last few times Ryan’s had the job finished before the other guys even returned my call.
I really don’t have any criticisms about him except that I think people are starting to figure out that he’s the guy to go to for this stuff since he offers Bay-Area-white-collar-professionalism and response times at a price that’s completely competitive so sometimes it’s hard to get on his schedule. If he’s got a window to do the work for you, I’d jump on it ASAP. I’m always frustrated and annoyed with the delays with other contractors I work with up there.
Sorry if I’m going on too long here, it’s just that after having many frustrating experiences with lots of Truckee contractors it’s been such a pleasure to deal with one who’s professionally on it as much as he is. If you’d like to talk further go ahead and call my # below and I’d be happy to expand on this, but I can’t recommend highly enough that you work with him.