Deck Construction (2010), Basement Renovation (2013)
The Renovators have now completed two major projects at my home in the past 3 years. The first was our deck in 2010. We gave them a pretty tight deadline on that one and they came through beautifully. There were no hidden costs or suprises, the price quoted was the price we paid. It was more of the same with our basement project in early 2013. The design came out exactly as was presented, on budget, and was completed well within our time requirements. One of the crew members was even kind enough to repair a hole I made in a bedroom wall upstairs, and even sanded and primed the repaired area for me! For my deck project I selected them mainly due to their low price. However for the basement, I selected them because we knew from our previous experience that they do quality work, we could trust them, and most importantly, that we would be happy with the finished product.
Tile Installation and Shower to Closet Conversion
We contracted The Renovators to remove existing ceramic tile in our foyer/powder room and laundry room and lay a spectacular Travertine pattern. They also removed a shower in the powder room to revert it to a foyer closet. This was our first contracted renovation and we were very happy with the outcome. The finished product is absolutely fabulous; the overall project management of the job was very professional yet fun and friendly.
From the initial walk through to provide a quote right up to the end of the project (and beyond) Kevin and Lisa provided amazing customer service and were a joy to work with. The entire team (right down to the co-op students) were polite, courteous, and friendly and they put up with a lot of questions from an avid DIYer!
We were also very impressed that Kevin and Lisa are involved in the high school Co-op program (we even had a visit from one of the teachers!). This says a lot about the kind of people they are and the kind of business they run.
We have a list of things to be done and we will definitely be calling The Renovators again!!!
We recently had our main bathroom renovated by Kevin and his team, and it was a very positive experience overall. The process from start to finish was well-organized, and they stayed completely on track with the timeline they had initially given us. Kevin and his team have the perfect blend of professionalism and friendliness, which makes them fantastic (and fun!) to work with. And Lisa does a great job behind the scenes coordinating everything, as well as keeping track of the budget and work details. We’re so happy with the transformation of our bathroom, and we would highly recommend The Renovators to others.
Hardwood Flor Installation
They did an excellent job on time and budget for replacing hardwood floor in the living room of our 100 years old home. Very prompt in responding to our questions. The cre working were very couteous and polite. We were happy with the work and will have them back to do other jobs. As house is old, they were dealing with a lot of issues.
We have just had a bathroom renovated in our home by Kevin and his team at The Renovators. It was a great experience from start to finish. We were in a tight time crunch and they were very accommodating and worked it into their schedule. Timing was great. They were in and out in 1 week as promised. We have had many other renovations done in our home and have never had them completed on time! The professionalism of everyone from the costing to the finishing was great. All of the guys were polite and respectful of our home. Their work ethic was impressive and the finished product is just what we were looking for.
We would definitely use the Renovators again and would highly recommend them to our family and friends!
Basement Renovation, Shed Build and Drywall Job
We hired The Renovators to finish our basement, build a wood shed in our backyard and complete the drywall of our garage ceiling. We were very satisfied with the process, the timing and the workmanship. Kevin and Lisa were honest, professional and accomodating throughout the whole project. The crew were professional, polite and approachable. We would definitely hire The Renovators for future projects and highly recommend them to family, friends and inquirers.
Home renovation projects can be tough on you and your entire family. Especially so, when you are right in the middle of it for almost a month and a half and it is as elaborate as finishing your basement. Horror stories from friends about torrid times given by numerous “fly by night” operators in the garb of contractors keeps you on tenterhooks. We started our search for a good contractor almost 3 to 4 months before our target start date. After thorough research, we must have short listed 15-16 contractors for sending the initial request for a meeting on site. We eventually met around 8 good contractors in GTA and received 6 quotes for the project. The only contractors we met were the ones who had great word of mouth references and vouched for by their past clients. "The Renovators" were the last contractor met and we never regretted our decision to go with them for our basement. We personally met 4 of their past clients and saw the quality of work put in before finalizing them. The first meeting with Kevin on site was good. His pleasant demeanor and a "Yes, consider that done" response to virtually every requirement was amazingly reassuring. The quote was in the upper mid range but their glowing references sealed it for us. And then we literally saw our dream turn into reality. The team operates like clockwork in a thoroughly professional manner and Kevin’s daily presence and involvement is reassuring too. Kevin's partner Lisa is another reason why "the Renovators" make such an awesome team to have on your project. Right from the initial quote, Lisa's systematic emails are a tremendous help in keeping track of work, deadlines and payment schedule. Payments are linked to work progress and everything is transparent which also ensures that you stick to your budget. What we were quoted is what we finished with, minimal surprises through the way unless you expand the scope of work yourself. We greatly appreciate having "The Renovators" finish our basement project in an efficient and professional manner and would gladly have them on our property again for all our future renovation needs.
We chose to have The Renovators finish our basement. Hiring The Renovators was a choice that we are happy we made. We first came across the company on handycanadian.com, where they had many positive reviews from past clients. When providing a free estimate, The Renovators provided a detailed floor plan and price breakdown that clearly explained the price of each aspect of the job. Not only was it in writing, but Kevin clearly explained each component of the quote and was very happy to answer any questions that we had. Also, Kevin was instrumental with providing design ideas such as where to build a bathroom and storage to maximize space. Of all the contractors we received quotes from; he was the only one who provided outside the box thinking.
During the actual renovation, we felt that Kevin and his team were extremely professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and trustworthy. The whole team was willing and eager to please us and guide us through the renovation process. Communication was another priority for The Renovators. We regularly had conversations with Kevin about the renovation process, and received e-mails consistently from Lisa, with updates for our project. Kevin, Lisa, and the crew were able to educate us as the renovation went on, eliminating any stress that may have occurred without them. The Renovators do not cut corners or shorthand any job aspect. They provided attention to detail and even went out of their way to ensure that they produce the best final product.
Once the job was complete, Lisa contacted us to ensure that we were totally pleased with our new basement. They were willing and eager to fix any problems or blemishes that we may have had, even after the final payment. Once again going beyond to please their clients. We were very pleased with our basement. The whole project was completed on time, and exactly to the quote initially provided at the start of the whole process. The Renovators is an excellent choice for any project. When I need to complete another job, I would be eager to hire them to do the work. I would recommend for others to use The Renovators at their home.
Michael & Deborah
Anytime you take on a renovation it’s stressful no matter how prepared you are for it. With “The Renovators” all staff worked very hard to make our basement renovation go as smoothly as possible. The staff are very knowledgeable, they work with you not against you and the end result is a project we are very pleased with. The team made sure our project started on time/finished on time and on budget. The communication between us and the entire Renovator team couldn’t have been better and thus it was a great experience. If we had another renovation to do we would certainly use them again.
We would highly recommend The Renovators based on our recent experience with them finishing off our basement with a nursery, full bath and two storage areas. The work was very well done, their services were professionally delivered and the results are great - the space looks wonderful. Lisa and Kevin and their crew know the meaning of customer service and how to deliver quality results that meet or exceed expectations.
We gave the Renovators full marks on all of the ratings because they truly deserve it. We short-listed them (for our basement renovation) initially after several responses through HandyCanadian based on their previous rating and credentials. When we first met with Kevin in person we were pleasantly impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm and the fact that he came back in person to go over and explain the quote to us. The Renovators are more than just a "Contractor"; they are true professionals and run everything like a business should be run. Lisa runs the "business" and keeps the client up to date on every detail throughout, and Kevin not only manages the actual work but participates hands-on, every step of the way. Although he has a very capable crew, Kevin was on the job and getting his hands dirty every day of the project. It is very apparent that he genuinely loves what he does and it really shows in the final product. Our experience with the Renovators definitely put a lot of the typical contractor horror stories to rest. We will definitely use the Renovators for our next project!
We are very pleased with the quality of work and the professional care 'the Renovators' have taken in the construction of our basement. We thank Kevin for spending the time with us during the design process, coming up with an amazing plan to utilize the space, and managing the project to completion - it worked out exactly as we envisioned and exceeded our expectations. Lisa kept us scheduled and informed on every step of the way and it was much appreciated. And the staff were professional, informed, and talented - what impressed us most was the attention to detail. A thanks also goes out to Matt, Dan, and Dave. The results were awesome and we couldn't be happier. I look forward to using their services again in the near future and would recommend their services to anyone.
4 piece bath. The Renovators did such a great job with our other bathroom, it was a "no brainer" to call them back to do this one. Everything turned out great again. On time and at the quoted (and very reasonable) price. I know there must have been parts of the job that took longer than expected, but there were no complaints and no adjustments to the quote. They just got the job done as promised! Now that we have such professional and reliable contractors, we may never move!
Kevin and his team just completed our basement renovation on time, on budget and it looks great.
Kevin is the rare contractor that listens to his clients requests and makes customer service a priority.
Having renovations in your home can be very inconvenient but the entire Renovators crew were courteous, polite and respectful. In many ways they delivered more than expected.....such as fixing damage in my kitchen caused by a different contractor.
I interviewed 5 contractors before hiring Kevin and his team. For future home renovations The Renovators will be the only call we make.
Shelley & Bruce
After being frustrated by the seemingly overpriced estimates by and sometimes indifferent attitudes from a couple of other contractors, as well as that company that renovates "over" existing problems, I found The Renovators. The quote was what I expected to pay (20%-30% cheaper than the others) so I said "let's do it!". They arrived when they said they would, and even though it was a relatively small job, they treated it as their #1 priority throughout the project. Always on time, and perfectly according to the estimate. No surprises and a great finished product. Very satisfied customer in Brampton (November 2010). Will be a repeat customer!
From the first visit to review the space to the last shake of the drop cloths Kevin and his team at The Renovators provided outstanding service and an excellent finished project. Professional, timely, responsive, knowledgeable, flexible, design ideas and outside the box thinking when our existing floorplan presented challenges -- The Renovators turned a stripped to the bones, basement space into a cozy family room/laundry/3 pc bath addition. We recommend this company very highly and will be contacting the team for future work. Estimates were itemized, competitive and easy to follow. The schedule was maintained. Kevin and his team never settled for 'good enough'. Their workmanship shows in the finished product. The plus - great team spirit and respectful work style while in our home, allowed for a non-disruptive and low/no stress environment to come home to during the reno.
Earlier the year, I contracted The Renovators to have a bathroom reno done, and would hire them for any future project that I was going to undertake. I found Kevin very knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, most helpful in selecting fixtures with pros and cons concerning some of my choices. He was always willing to address any concerns and issues that I had.
The project was started on schedule and completed in the estimated time allotted. The crew was polite, very affable and left the work site in a tidy state at the end of each day so that there was minimal interference with daily living. It is always a pleasure to work with professionals who take pride in their work.
The Renovators were a great team to work with, very courteous, professional and came on budget with our needs. They exceeded our expectations and always strived to make us happy making changes along the way if necessary. I would definitely recommend them to others and we will be using their services again in the future.
Hi, we are Mr and Mrs Braga of Mississauga. We have had The Renovators do numerous projects for us in the past. It all started with a new wood floor in our home in Brampton. While doing the wood floor I asked for an estimate on a deck in the back. We liked the ideas that Kevin had presented and his quote were very reasonably priced compared to other quotes that we had been given. From there we have had some painting and upgraded trim work done in our new home in Mississauga. The latest and biggest project that The Renovators have done for us is our basement. We hoinestly did not think it could be done by Christmas last year, but to our pleasant surprise, they were. Not only were we and our kids amazed with in our new basement and family space, it was on time and budget as promised. We look forward to havening The Renovators be apart of our next home improvement.
The Braga Family
The Renovators did a fantastic job on our basement . Their workmanship is exemplary and the job was finished on schedule. We have no reservations in recommending them to anyone who would like quality work done , on time and on budget. We will certainly use their services for future reno projects.
My husband and I hired "The Renovators" do finish our basement. We are very pleased with the workmanship and how quickly they finished. They were very pleasant to speak to, they worked long hours to get things done, and they never went ahead with anything without asking us first. They explained everything to us in detail and made sure we understood what it is exactly that was being done. We would definitly refer them to friends and family.
We recently had our basement finished by Kevin and his team. Kevin came in to give us an estimate and came back to us with 2 floor plans (1 being ours and the other his suggestion). He sat down with us and explained all the options with us. Kevin explained everything and offered his suggestions to us as the job progressed. All communications with Lisa by email gave us prompt replies with most coming back with-in minutes. All the staff were extremely polite and kept the site clean. Kevin finished the job in the time frame he gave us and came in on budget even doing a couple of things to our house not even related to the original quotation. We will be using the Renovators again when we need some work done and will not hesitate to recommend them to our friends and family.
Kevin & crew just completed our basement! We worked with Kevin last year when he did a total reno in our master bathroom. After working with such a professional, we knew they would be the only company to turn our unused basement into a wonderful, comfortable family living space. As with our previous experience, the crew was courteous, clean and on time. I never once had to pick-up the phone & ask where they were like so many other owners have to do to get their reno done. We have recommended Kevin to friends and they too were very happy. If you want a stress free, on budget, professional job completed - call The Renovators!
We hired The Renovators to finish our basement this summer and were very happy with the process and the results. Care was taken in quoting the work to understand what we wanted to achieve. Kevin's experience added a lot of value in identifying options that we had not considered.
The Renovator's crew were experienced and courteous throughout the entire renovation. The work was done according to schedule and we were kept informed of the progress and next steps throughout the process. The work was completed according to the quotation, and changes that we requested throughout the project were addressed and costed timely and appropriately thanks to Lisa .
In all, we were very happy with the work of "The Kevin" and the crew. We would, and have, recommended The Renovators to family and friends for their upcoming projects and will use them again ourselves.
We had a very good experience with this contractor. The quality was excellent, the crew was very professional and enjoyable to work with, and we would not hesitate to work with them again.
Kevin & his crew completed our master ensuite bathroom. It was a total gut & rebuild. We received 6 quotes . Kevin landed the project because he was the man to quote and the man on-site daily. The quote was easy to understand and the payment schedule made sense. His good first impression lasted throughout the renovation. Lisa keep the communication steady and offered good advice. Our bathroom usable space has doubled in size. Kevin took our vision and brought it to life. In the future we will hire Kevin again to complete the basement because the experience was so pleasant and professional.
Whether you're rebuilding, renovating or repairing, with our 20 years of experience we always get the job done right. Being Peel regions premier construction & renovation contractors, we understand that its not just a house, its your home. We take your trust and the home improvement business very seriously, which is why the owners are involved in every aspect of the job, from your quote, to being on site, to the final inspection, we don't just sign you and then sub everything out, we are always there with you.
All of our employees are courteous and respectful. Daily and final site clean up of the work area are normal and expected, not extras or upgrades. All of our staff are experienced, licensed and insured professionals who get the job done right everytime. Your project manager will answer your questions, arrange deliveries and coordinate convenient worktimes around your schedule. We encourage you to ask questions and do walk-through inspections as well as take pictures. During your daily inspection you will notice things like the fact we only use screws, every 2x4, every cross member, every piece of strapping, even drywall sheets are all screwed in place. We do not use any nails, which allows for a much stronger and stable structure allowing your job to look better longer without any nail pops or warping. We have you involved in every aspect of the planning including things like reworking plumbing or venting to allow one central bulk head instead of a dozen multilevel ones placed all over. Contracting is more than just building, its building someones dream and you cant do that if you dont involve them. An educated, involved and informed consumer is our best customer.
The Renovators are professionals that believe in doing things right. That is why we have signed contracts, payment and construction schedules. We have websites and listed phone numbers, licenses and insurance. We are not someone who is knocking on you door asking for cash, we give quotes and allow you time to shop around and think things over. We want the job done right, not just to take the money and move on. We want your referral and for you to think about us the next time you want a job done. Most of our customers keep in touch with us after the job is complete, inviting us to dinner or parties showing not only they were happy with the job but also the people who did the work. Every customer, without exception, has either had us back to do more work or has referred us to someone they know. Over 80% of our business comes from referral and repeat customers, we want you to join that list. We want to ensure your satisfaction, we are not satisfied until you are, that's why your final payment is not due until the contract is completed.
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