Removal and Installation of New Tile Kitchen and Hallway/Removal and Re-Install Kitchen Cabinetry
I have dealt with many contractors in the past and as a result of some negative experiences, I have learned to appreciate top quality service when I see it. Paul is top drawer service. The start date was delayed as a result of his previous job going over time estimate. This happens in the business. That aside, paul's professionalism is outstanding. A proper contract was provided, to protect him as well as the client and it is explicit in the scope of work. He listens well and goes to great lengths to ensure you are fully informed. The quality of the work is excellent and he pays attention to detail. I had a small issue with the reinstallation of the toilet and he came and reinstalled a new one that I provided at no cost because I felt the installation wasnt done right. Customer service is paramount with Paul and he realizes repeat business is key. He is sincere, honest, professional and competent.
Porcelain Tile on Kitchen Floor
Paul's company installed porcelain tile on my kitchen floor. A number of minor problems were encountered not the least of which was a very non level original floor. Paul's crew were professional in every aspect. The lead hand Chris was always willing to answer questions or make suggestions. He obviously cared about what he was doing and over all quality was his goal. This was the second job Paul's Contracting has performed for me and I am highly pleased with the end result in both cases. I have no doubt I will hire them again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Small Plumbing Job
We hired Paul to do a small plumbing job for us and he did a great job! He offered us a fair price and stayed within budget. He was very friendly and courteous.
It's not always easy to trust contractors, but we felt at ease with him right away. We had a scheduled day for him to come and do the work; unfortunately he got stuck at another job and couldn't make it but he came by our house to apologize personally and came to do the work the next day, even though it was a weekend.
We will not hesitate to call him for future work - we were very satisfied.
Paul's Contracting have performed numerous jobs for me and I have always been pleased with the results.
Replace Tub Surround
Paul and his crew did a very good job helping me replace the tub surround in our rental property with a new one. He was able to easily work it into his busy schedule and complete the job in time for me to have a new tenant move in. Paul was very professional, providing a proper quote/contract and explaining the work to be done. Paul was also willing to go beyond....he painted the bathroom at no extra charge when he recognized that it needed it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paul's work. Thanks Paul!
I hired Paul's contracting to build me a basement office.
It turned out great and he stayed within budget.
Paul and his team do excellent work, I will definitely be using them for our next project and would highly recommend them.
Never have my wife and family been treated with so much respect. Paul from Paul's contracting made us feel as if we were friends for years.All the work he did was excellant. He even took a few other small jobs for me without complaining. His prices were great. Would I recommend him. Yes in a heartbeat. Thanks Paul.
This review is for a basement bathroom. The room was completely unfinished (plubing not roughed in) and was small with an awkward shape. Paul's Contracting broke up the floor, installed the plubming and fixtures (shower, sink, toilet), installed and mudded dry wall, sectionned off area with a wall with double folding doors for access for maintenance purposes, installed ceiling fan and installed a tile floor. Here's a bit of a break down as to the different aspects of the job.
Estimate: I had several contractors come to my house to provide an estiamte for the work to be done. Paul's contracting was by far the best. He understood exactly what I was looking for and told me what he could do to see that realized. His inspection of the area was thorough and informative for me. He actually measured off the area, took pictures and made a sketch while he was at my place. You'd be amazed how many contractors didn't go in depth and confirm with measurements, that they could do what they were saying they could do. Paul got back to me in a timely manner with an estimate of the cost (lower than the other 4 contractors) and a diagram of the area with locations and measurements of the fixtures.
Contract: He had the contract done up shortly after and personally went over it with me. It was simple, not too wordy and made sense. I felt like everything was out in the open and there wasn't any hidden meanings or fine print that would possibly lead to a disadvantage for me. He was aslo very flexible and it wasn't difficult to make changes. We decided to paint the walls oursleves and there wasn't an issue with it.
Workers: Paul had an experienced worker (Fred) assigned to my renovation and he remained the primary worker the entire time. He was really nice and kept me in the loop with everything that was going on. He told me what he was working on for the day, and at the end of the day he gave me a run down of what he had done. The labourer that assisted Fred was the same guy each time as well. They were both very personnal and clearly competant to do all the work they were supposed to do and the quality of their work was great. Their mess was cleaned every day, and there was never an issue with them what so ever.
Communication: Paul is very easy to communicate with. He made regular visits to the Job site and was always accessible to speak with. We made a couple last minute changes with bathroom fixtures and things went very smoothly.
Timeliness: I didn't have an issue with the timeliness of the work. Completion was delayed a little, but only due to the requirment for city inspections which I nor Paul's Contracting could control.
Overall: The company is a competent, legit and well run business that clearly cares about the satisfaction of the client. He understood that I wanted to spend the least amount possible for the work I wanted to be done, and made that happen without sacrificing quality. His estimate was very well detailed and beat all of his competitors. He keeps in touch with clients and knows what is going on with projects. I'd highly reccomend Paul's Conracting to anyone looking for a basement bathroom renovation.
Paul was friendly and courteous. He and his crew removed their shoes to enter the house. The work done was very well done and his part of the job was finished in a timely manner. He came to do the work when he said he would and stayed to finish the job. i would recommend Pauls Contracting.
Paul did our complete basement renovation and it was such a pleasure working with him. He had some great ideas to enhance ours and we are thrilled with the completed project. Any concerns or questions we had were dealt with quickly and courteously! He is a true professional who can be trusted.
I very rarely give excellent ratings across the board when doing these types of surveys, but in this case Paul and his teams efforts merit this kind of response.
I will use Paul's Contracting again for any future projects I need this type of assistance with.
We contracted Paul to completely renovate our bathroom. From first interview through to completion of the project, Paul was courteous and responsive. Our contract was very detailed and easy to understand. The quality of workmanship was extremely high. The project started on time and, even with some changes requested by me, the project was completed on time. Paul spent a lot of time working with us selecting materials and designing the new bathroom layout. We are extremely happy with the result and everyone who visits raves about the new bathroom.
I would highly recommend Paul's Contracting. In fact he is coming back to rebuild our front deck and stairs this summer!
Renovated 2 Bathrooms
We had Paul's Contracting reno 2 bathrooms in our home. Paul is very professional and takes the time to give you the best information possible on your job. Work is of top quality and we had no issues giving him a key to the house, we will have him come back to do renos in the future, and we recommend him to anyone looking for a quality contractor.
Hired Pauls contracting for kitchen renovation and was very happy and impressed with the level of workmanship and customer service. Have now just contacted Paul for help with another project without even thinking of who to call. I would very confidently recommend Pauls for "any" of your renovations needs. Had no reservations of leaving a key behind for his crew when leaving for work and returning to see the changes coming along with the site left clean. Overall very happy with work as well as price-point.
Pauls Contracting did top quality work for us. You could not find a flaw if you tried. Tthey were friendly and on time. We upgraded two bathrooms and some work in our kitchen. The price was great and we will definitely have them back to do more work for us. After having Pauls Contracting we would not use anyone else to do work for us.
Paul is a great guy!!
He worked with us to help identify our needs and then based on his experience, made suggestions to reduce costs/labour to achieve exactly what we were looking for. His Team was quick, they did great work, and I will definitely call Paul back again if I ever need more work done!!
If you need a contractor who you can trust, who will be honest and will be on time, and give you a great price........Paul's is your guy!!
Feb 8 2012
We used Paul's Contracting to build an accessible washroom for our disabled son on our lower level, along with some other items such as replacing flooring, doors, a tub in another washroom etc. It was an extensive project, involving gutting the old bathroom and building the new one from scratch. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work, I have 100% confidence that the job was done well, to code, with no surprises to be found later. Paul ran into many unexpected surprises in our 40+ year old home and rather than cover them up (as previous contractors had obviously done) he fixed them, much of it at no additional cost.
Paul was extremely helpful during the design process, sugggesting many things that we had never thought of in regards to functionality for our son. The process of arriving at an estimate and then a contract was very thorough and professional.
The crew that worked on our home were very professional and friendly, and while no one likes to have strangers in their home on a daily basis Paul's crew was a pleasure to deal with.
Four our first experience in home renovation I would say that overall it was a very positive experience. There were snags along the way but Paul was very accommodating and we worked them out to everyone's satisfaction. We will definitely use Paul's contracting again, plans are already in the works!
200 Square Foot Main Hallway and Main Washroom
This is our second home, and our first fixer upper. We have usually relied on family members to assist us with various products but instead of bothering them again decided to hire a Contractor through RONA for the home renovations. We were very skeptical considering we have had friends who had nightmares with Contractors but RONA's guarantee put us at ease. They sent over Pauls Contracting and he was very polite and really took the time to listen to our future plans and current ideas that we wanted done to our home. We were finally ready to go ahead after a lengthy process of finding exactly what it is we wanted.
Paul's Contracting relied on a number of tradesmen that attended our home and each one was extremely polite. We were doing two jobs an approx 200 square foot main hallway and the main washroom. The main hallway was completed within a week and there was only a couple tiles that were not completely flat (but the floor and tiles looked beautiful other than that one minor error). We understood that if we wanted that repaired we would have to let them tear up the entire floor and start over something we both were not eager to do. We accepted the floor as it was but refused anything less than perfect for the washroom.
This mind set tested not onlly our patience but Paul's company. The 1st time it was completed there were tiles offset and the chaulking job was not pleasant to look at. We asked that they reapir their mistake which without complaint was done. When we examined it after the 2nd time we saw that the tub was chipped and some minor damage done to the tiles around the ones repaired. Paul came in and said he would make it right. And he did. He himself came in tore out everything bought a new tub and redid the entire job himself. The work he did was near perfect.
Although what we started feeling was a nightmare Paul corrected and did so without complaint. We are very pleased with Paul's Contracting and given our first experience with a Contractor would not hesitate to call him again to work in our home. We have already referred him to close friends of ours. We at no time felt unsafe or concerned for our property while they were in the home. He stood by his work,his employees and vision. He was truly a gentleman.
Thank you Paul's Contracting.
Paul and his crew renovated two bathrooms in my house at the same time. Not an easy task! Paul dedicated his time discussing various design elements even before I signed on and was extremely patient through all of my questions; especially when I changed things up on the fly. The result is two beautiful bathrooms completely different from one another and exactly what I wanted. Paul demonstrated his true colors a few weeks later when he came to pick up some left over tiles, and left 3 hours later having fixed a sump pump that had stopped working and filled my basement with water. He couldn't leave me in that predicament to figure it out on my own.
Choosing a contractor when you are not in the business, or have never done renovations before can be tricky. You want to find someone who will care about the qualify of the work as if they were doing it in their own home, and who you can trust for their expertise and honesty. Paul will be my contractor ....period. He isn't fussed by how large or small the job is; he is genuine and the real deal. Thank you so much Paul!
Very professional and worked well with our changing needs. They started on time and finished on time. I would definitely recommend them especially for business renovations.
Found Pual and all his people to be true to their word. the quality and knowledge of their work was excellent. They were timely and cleaned up after each day.
Paul Counter does very nice work, but his time management is extremely poor. It was in our case. I am extremely happy with his workmanship and the end result of my renovated bathroom ... BUT, a toilet in my living room for weeks and having had to be told to move it, and approximately 2 months in my home for a project that should have taken about 7-8 days. Like I said, his work is beautiful, if you can stand the wait!
Paul and his team completed our project on time and on budget. I would highly recommend Paul's contracting to anyone.
Paul's Contracting did an amazing job all the way through from start to finish.
I was completely satisfied with the work they did and would recommend them to any of my friends or family.
In fact, my father needed a deck put on his house and we are having Paul and his crew complete this for him.
Paul actually went above and beyond and gave special pricing to my father because he is a senior (75 yrs old)
Resurfacing Side Stoop
When my mother required a resurfacing of her side stoop, I researched and found Paul's Contracting info online. Paul came to her home after arranging to meet there when a family member was present. At all times he was courteous, informative and clear about the scope, timing and price of the job. He called us back when he had a chance to do the job a little earlier than planned as he recognized the safety implications for my mother of the crumbling step. Both he and his staff were at all times professional and my mother was quite happy with their diligence in completing the job. We are very pleased with the quality of work and our opinion is shared by neighbours and friends who have visited and viewed the 'new and vastly improved' stoop. Our family would recommend this contractor without reservation.
Major Basement Renovation
We were very satisfied with the work done by Paul's Contracting, and have placed follow-up business with them. We recommend Paul's Contracting highly, and would gladly act as a reference. They completed a major basement renovation for us.
Powder Room and Front Entrance
We bought our 70's tudor style home 16 years ago and I immediately saw it's potential to be different, a one of a kind. I especially wanted a powder room, and a welcoming front entrance. Over the years this dream didn't seem possible.
Paul Counter was recommended to us after several failed attempts with other local contractors.
Paul came; we talked budget, time, materials and what to expect. He is very professional and considerate of our needs and desires. There was some back and forth because I had some creative ideas that I didn't know how to express and he walked us thru the technical and creative sides of it all. (I got what I wanted and love it.)
Paul had our designs drawn up, took care of the permit, took our designs to an engineer for approval and was in contact with the city inspector. It was quite the learning curve.
Our project has 2 stages to it. Originally, we wanted it all done at once, but finances dictated that we break up the job over 2 years.
The team that Paul has working for him are considerate, thorough, polite and tidy up consistently. I have had other contractors and the men were sloppy, swore, were loud, untidy during the jobs and left messes and won't be hired back or recommend to anyone.
We are looking forward to next summer’s completion of our reno’s. Paul's team can come back anytime and we highly recommend them.
Thank you Paul, and your team for a great job.
We found Paul's Contracting to be excellent. Everything was communicated to us in a clear way and if there were any glitches along the way they were dealt with in a proper and timely manner. We appreciated that Paul estimated a budget that he stayed within and the one correction we wanted made after his work was completed was done for us promptly and still within budget. He was honest, straightforward and did his best to understand what we needed. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
We were very pleased with the workmanship and quality of Paul's Contracting's men. They were very efficient, courteous and helpful and a joy to communicate with. They offered excellent ideas to improve the final appearance of the project and it has turned out perfectly. We will definitely use them again when required.
We are writing to recommend, Paul Counter - owner of Paul's Contracting.
Our entire experience with Paul's Contracting was positive. During our initial meeting we felt listened to, assisted and comfortable that our needs were taken into account. The daily work was debriefed with us, questions were professionally answered, and the final project was completed fully and to our satisfaction.
We consistently felt confident in the ability, workmanship and professionalism of Paul's Contracting.
It gives me great pleasure to comment on the Product, the Service, and the Workmanship of Paul's Contracting.
I recently had a large addition completed by Paul and his capable crew in Barrie Ontario. Paul himself, was on the site each and every day, supervising and giving guidance to his employees. From beginning to end, I was impressed by his professionalism: from his detailed contract to a complete outline of both the scope of his work and the description and specs of the quality materials that he intended to use, along with beginning and end parameters for the work process. Whenever there was a substitute of materials it was always higher grade than specified. Numerous other sub-contractors who visited the site commented on the stellar workmanship and attention to detail they observed. They said I had "a very sturdy durable addition that would long outlast the rest of my structure".
Paul was always prompt and whenever there was an unavoidable delay he always contacted me well ahead of time. Paul was always courteous and patient, allowing me time to digest any technical aspects of the project that he knew were new or foreign to me. Paul always went the second mile! Throughout the entire project, Paul was sensitive to my preferences and encouraging throughout.
I have no doubt that Paul's Contracting will quickly become well known and respected in the building industry. With his superior work ethic and integrity, this young man will go a long way in this field and is a credit to all who have mentored him both as a person and as a professional . As a senior, I have had numerous opportunities to work with contractors over the years, and I have never before worked with such an all-around example of excellence.
900 Square Foot Renovation
Paul's budget was reasonable and fair. In completing a 900 square foot renovation, Paul and his employees were punctual and professional. Alterations were made to comply with new city building codes and Paul was diligent in keeping the cost within the agreed budget.
The workmanship was stellar as Paul is dedicated to customer satisfaction and explaining the renovation process. His understanding of the customer included useful items that were not required such as a bathroom fan with a timer and an extra vent near the ceiling to remove excessive heat.
The start and end times were met to our satisfaction and we were very pleased with the final product and the additional follow up to ensure everything was to our standard. We would be glad to recommend Paul's Contracting. Paul is someone who can trust and takes pride in his work.
Here is a summary of work we specialize in for your reference files.
We provide a full range of services for our clients, and we work with engineers as well as building, electrical and plumbing permits when required.
Here are a few of our services:
AUTO CAD drawings
3D colour software walk through's (Punch Pro)
Custom design and building of additions from footings to finishing
Custom design and build of basements
Design and build new basement entrances and walk outs
Design and build custom bathrooms / kitchens
All types of tile installations as well as heated floors
All types of hardwood / laminate flooring installations
Electrical services completed by EarthElectric (ESA#7006953)
Window / door installations
Custom and packaged garage kit installations from footing to siding.
Custom wood working
Custom landscaping, interlock and retaining walls.
All work is carried under the documentation of approved drawings, contractual agreements and change orders to ensure clear client expectations are achieved.
If you need something that is not listed just call us to discuss. We will either quote it or assist you by bringing in one of our reliable sub trade partners.
Thank you for your business. It certainly is appreciated!
We'll design a personal gym for your needs. Lighting, electrical and open space are all critical considerations for unrestricted workouts. From mirrored walls to glass walls and doors to section off spaces, your gym space will be nothing but personal! Try adding a wall mount TV with internet!
We work with building and electrical permits and are licensed, insured, and WSIB compliant. We provide references as part of our quoting process and work with a fixed price contract, meaning the price does not change once we agree on the project and its pricing.
We design and build home theaters, games rooms, and social living spaces that are sure to impress your gusts, or simply take you away while staying at home to play! If your looking for a professional finish with all the toys, or just a few creature comforts, we'll work toward your vision and budget.
We design and build custom bathrooms using superior materials and craftsmanship. We provide references as part of our quoting process and work with a fixed price contract. Please call to schedule a meeting to review your project ideas and ask about how HandyCanadian.com members receive discounts
We design and build additions and basement walkouts / entrances complete from AutoCAD engineered drawing, excavation and trim carpentry. We work with building and electrical permits and are licensed, insured, and WSIB. No subcontracting, all trades are on staff.
Tiling a floor or wall can often raise the value of any space! We build custom showers and bathrooms. Whatever your tile style choice, or size (even large tile slabs), or pattern; we ensure your floor or wall can handle the tile. Why not install a heated floor at the same time?
Our staff are happy to assist with your renovation or addition design toward obtaining your building permit. We partner with engineers to ensure you receive a "sealed" drawing.
If you're thinking about designing your own house or building, allow us to introduce you to our engineering partner to work through your needs and design requirements. Budgets are effected by material choices and design concepts. We work toward designing structures that are cost & energy effective.
Garage floors and concrete pads and steps often crack or sink over time. We will break out your old concrete, and repair using new concrete and rebar where needed.
Foundations over time can experience a number of issues that require attention or preventive maintenance. Give us a call for cracks, de-lamination or bulging walls that need to be assessed. We'll tell it to you straight, and provide options to consider.
Each deck has its own design signatures! We work with you to design something for your outdoor living space, facilitate building permits, and build it just the way you want! Don't trust a part time handyman with your outside deck project if you want it to be built right and on budget!
Building a garage or shed is always a nice addition to your home. We will take care of all permits and foundation readiness as required to ensure you have a structure that will last. we have worked with Garage kits, and framed from blue prints.
An easy and cost effective way to spruce up your kitchen is to replace the counter top with a new back splash! Why not have us measure, order and install your new counter top, sink, faucet, and tile a back splash for you to clean things up!
An easy & affordable way to spruce your home is to change all the doors and casing! We also install new patio doors, front door systems, & new doors from the house to the garage for easy access in the winter! Wouldn't it be nice to just drive into your garage and walk into your home?
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