“I said ‘I’m thinking of doing my house over.’ And he said ‘Mr. Guest, I would love to help you with that.’” DeMaio came with new ideas like extending the hardwood red oak flooring that ran through parts of the house throughout.
“It’s beautiful. He did a great job. You would never know which one is new and which one is old,” said Tom.
DeMaio used the same wood as an accent in various rooms, such as a frame around the medicine cabinets or a shiplap wall in the living room and kitchen or as the basis of a custom-made barn door for the bathroom or as the butcher block sill that serves as a base for a bathroom bay window and as a custom mantle in the living room. “It’s gorgeous,” said Tom. “It was hand-planed and sanded identical to match the floor.”
That’s when DeMaio’s crew came up with the idea of putting a wooden frame around the medicine cabinets to match the flooring and other woodwork. “It looks like framed artwork,” said Lori.
It has carried through in his work today.“ You hear about contractors who show up for a day or two and then you don’t see them for a few weeks. Mike and his crew were here every day.
They were really professional. When I think back to my Mikey in 5th grade running a company with these professional craftsman, it’s a beautiful thing to see,” said Tom.