I have just completed a 14 month renovation project with Eurodale Deveolpments and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. I had never gone through a renovation before, knew nothing about building and didn’t have an architect or an interior designer. I had been thinking about this project for several years and had done a fair amount of research. I had talked to everyone I knew who had gone through a renovation or built a house and had heard every horror story imaginable so I knew I had to be extra careful in the selection process. I had to find a design/build firm that wouldn’t take advantage of a renovation neophyte, a builder whom I could trust and that was experienced enough to guide me through every aspect of the process. I had a number of references from friends and family but luckily I found Eurodale right on my street as they were working on a project for my neighbors. The work site was always impeccable and when I was invited in to see the house with a friend who just happened to be an architect, she commented on the high quality of workmanship. I talked in depth to a number of other builders but ultimately came back to Eurodale. Every one of their clients whom I spoke to said they would absolutely hire them again and I was impressed by their word-of-mouth reputation.
To add another layer of complexity I wanted my house to be as “green” as I could possibly afford: solar panels, metal roof, natural insulation, sustainably sourced materials and energy efficient. I knew this would make the process more difficult than normal but Eurodale was able to guide me to the right suppliers and resources to meet those requirements even if it wasn’t always the easiest route.
Jim and Brendan guided me every step of the way through the design and construction processes providing weekly status reports on what had been accomplished, what was on the agenda for the upcoming week and client decisions/actions required. They were professional, organized, resourceful and committed. When problems arose which invariably they did, they would tell me not to stress that they would figure it out and that that’s what I’d hired them for. They were excellent problem solvers and although not the least expensive game in town they were cost-conscious and actively looked for ways to reduce expenditures and find the best systems for my house. They advised me on where I should invest and where I could scale back. They were tireless in their efforts to build a house I would be happy with. Most importantly they never let me down and were always there when I needed them - they genuinely care about their clients.
Clement, the production manager, was incredibly resourceful and endlessly patient as he guided me through window and door selections, plumbing and electrical plans, and a myriad of other decisions that left my head spinning. His attention to details that I likely would have overlooked was phenomenal. He sent photos and drawings whenever I had trouble envisioning something which was frequent. He also reminded me of approaching deadlines and kept a running cost allocation report.
Blair and Dillon, the lead and assistant carpenters, were on site every day and looked after the house as if it was their own. I realized during the process that I was a bit spatially challenged and they went out of their way to demonstrate exactly how something would look. Nothing was too much trouble even when it meant it had to be redone because I didn’t quite get it the first time around or it wasn’t really their job. When the wrong portico corbels arrived from the supplier, Blair made the ones I wanted himself. They were perfectionists in everything they did and it is reflected throughout the entire house.
Jim and Brendan have a passion for what they do, integrity and an extraordinary work ethic which permeates the entire Eurodale team and the trades they work with. They take great pride in their work which is increasingly rare these days and it shows in the end result. Every friend, visitor or trade who has walked through the finished house has commented on the high quality of workmanship and attention to deatil. I would not hesitate to hire them again or to recommend Eurodale to anyone who wants to build anew or renovate their home.