When you decide to undertake a big home renovation with a GC, you're putting your trust and a significant part of your net worth in the hands of someone you barely know. You do your due diligence, you meet with them on several occasions, you visit previous clients and projects, you do what you can, but ultimately, you're in their hands.
Men at Work undertook a gut and addition for our 1940s house in the Edgehill Etobicoke area taking an old 2000sf 1940s house to a 3400sf house with all the modern amenities and kept a nice homey feel to the end product. We used their architect and design services as well and are thrilled with the final product. Ultimately Paul and company took a professional approach to what can be a "back of the napkin" business.
The collaboration was professional making full use of project management online support, an app linked to our project decision process, video conferencing to make our lives easier and great staff who were keen to make sure we were happy with the final product. The number of disruptions to your life and the volume of decisions are overwhelming at times, so it's nice to have a professional team supporting you throughout the process.
We dealt with Paul (owner), Keith (architect), Natalie (design) and John (site manager) for over a year from beginning to end. They managed us through the design, planning, Committee of Adjustments process, right to the picking and placement of furniture.
The whole family is happy with the final product and it's a home we'll be happy to live in for the next 20 years.
They have a great team approach and the follow-up support has been tremendous.