Mark Baillie (owner) Grand Valley Construction Ltd (226-388-8478) was contracted to rebuild my chimney during which I mentioned I was thinking of roof, vented soffit, fascia, eves and attic venting. He said he does that, has roofing guys on his team and is available so we signed end of August 2010. He briefly showed me what he called master licence and insurance papers prior to starting. The chimney tear-down was straight forward enough but for the debris not being cleaned up from my lawn for a week, the rebuild took days longer and the uneven and irregular mortar lines on the rebuilt chimney are a disgrace to look at, I know its not right but he talked around it, left dried up concrete on my lawn killing large patch of lawn. Research on many professional websites clearly show what a quality brick built chimney and capping should look like. Mark is in no way ready to deliver quality work in my opinion. Regarding the roof - he lost so many "good" days during the tear-down, the mess from the old shingles leaving tar marks and grit and very dangerous nails nested in the lawn where my 6 year olds play was pitiful. Giving him the benefit of the doubt he continues on and off, breaking milestone promises, payment plan promises, I have heard sob stories before but - firing staff, being extorted by Brantford drug barons, truck engine failure, staff in hospital getting CAT scans its hard to determine what is truth or not. He failed to plan the project at all, leaving the roof exposed for a torrential down poar which resulted in water running through my house, saturating carpets, leaving water traces on door frames, dripping down electrical fittings, pooling on floors and making its way to the crawlspace soaking items in storage and their boxes, all need clearing up, but he talked around that too, and asked for a payment to finish the job. Came one day, shingled the remainder of the roof and tried to sting me for extra money for what he was contracted to do. Finally he renegged on the fascia, saying I must be crazy for thinking he was gonna do it for what we agreed and took his stuff and left. My roof is incomplete, the chimney is incomplete, he removed eves trough now water does not channel from my home, this is sickening. I recommend you hire Mark and Grand Valley Construction if you are in the market for untruths, deceit, poor workmanship, unskilled labor, and general BS, expect the job to be unfinished and incredibly poor quality.2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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- What could this company do to improve their services?
- Stop lying
- Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
- Don't rush just because someone says they can do it doesn't mean they can, get multiple quotes and research the company.