Ok so this was the first time i used true local. This is what happened.
I found this mobile number for AMS - Matthew answered the phone, came that day to quote, gave us a good price arranged a time to do the work. Called us the day before to confirm, turned up on time, did a great job, (and a few other things as well) and stuck to the price (plus the extras we asked for on the day).
Matthew is a nice guy, a pleasure to deal with and so now I have told all our friends and the local real estate agent to use him as well. (I am also dreaming up other things fo him to do about the place that i can finally get fixed :-)