Sonoma Contracting

Basement Renovation
39 Commonwealth Rd Barrie ON L4M OE1
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Nancy and Barry from BC
3 reviews Pickering, ON

Kitchen renos can be a headache. Fortunately, Mike Flammia and his Sonoma team held the cure. An older 50's house was in dire need of a complete kitchen makeover. We pooled our idea with Mike's and the result worked out superbly. We even threw a few curveballs at him during the project; i.e. last-minute changes. He took on and overcame those challenges. And it's not just Mike. Every single one of his trades people (tilesetters, painter, electrical team, and Mike's sidekick Tony) were professional, cooperative and a breeze to work with. From start to finish, Mike was reliable. Always on time. We never felt we had to take a backseat to another project. Before the project began, we were out-of-town and had to communicate via phone. Nothing was lost in the translation. We never felt any resistance or pressure from Mike. Same with the financial side of the deal. We trusted Mike. He trusted us. Some projects may be painful. Not this one. With Mike, it was nothing but a smooth-running, cooperative process. A suddenly beautiful kitchen was the result. We were fortunate to select Mike and his firm and we would heartily recommend him.

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Rick in Markham
3 reviews Markham, ON

Sonoma (Mike and team) was our contractor for a whole house renovation that included the main floor and upstairs (3,200 sq. ft.) and turning our unfinished basement (1,500 sq. ft.) into a work of art. We will provide details on the renovation and our experience below but to get the point quickly, Mike and his team are fantastic, we highly recommend Sonoma for your renovation project and we cannot imagine anyone better for the job.

Our renovation included finishing the basement to include laundry room (relocated from main floor), bathroom, bedroom, office, storage, playroom, and best of all sound proofing for our loud kids! Main/upstairs renovations included a kitchen remodel, mudroom, all bathrooms, hardwood throughout, all doors changed to solid wood, 100+ pot lights, ceiling fans, electrical work (wall sconces, more switches, dimmers, etc.), painted all rooms, etc.

Mike patiently took notes on our ideas, listened to us, and thankfully contributed his experience that helped us focus our renovation. He created a work schedule that allowed us to live in the house during the renovations. We have two kids under the age of 5 and were worried about noise, disruption, etc. but his team took amazing effort to make the house as comfortable as possible for our kids and his team even scheduled their lunches around our kids nap time. Needless to say we were impressed and appreciative with the amount of consideration from his team!

Sonoma helped to arrange our building drawings and worked with us through the City building permit process. Mike was also there for all City inspections to ensure our project was completed without delay. We were always informed through the process, the renovations were completed on time and on budget, and the workmanship is impressive. Mike and his team were bigger perfectionists than us, for those that know us this is no small feat.

We are 100% comfortable recommending Mike and the Sonoma team.

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1 review Vaughan, ON

It was a pleasure to deal with Mike and his team.

This was my first major renovation, and I interviewed four contractors. Mike stood out immediately because of the advice he gave me (that the others did not).

Each trades person (Aldo, Tony, Paul, Marco, Alex) that Mike works with is an expert in their field, and they were all professional and approachable.

Mike was great at answering my multiple questions in a timely manner (while being very patient). I also added some items to the project which he kindly accommodated, always letting me know if there was an additional charge.

I am very pleased with the quality of the work and would highly recommend Mike and his team.

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Mike in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON

We couldn't of been more satisfied. All the sub-trades were very conscientious workers who showed up on time and did excellent work. We've worked with other outfits in the past but none came close to the attention to detail and quality workmanship provided by Sonoma. Would highly recommend this company.

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Shane from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON

I had a great experience with Mike and the entire team from Sonoma. I did a full reno - underpinning, in-floor radiant heat, new HVAC, etc and the final results of the project met my (somewhat high) standards. Mike was great to deal with, always responding to emails and calls in a timely fashion, and kept the project moving despite my busy travel schedule. Most importantly, he continued to respond when I had questions or concerns, and worked through each one of them.
The quality of work done by each tradesperson: Tony (carpenter), Paul (HVAC), Marco&Mike (electrical) and Alex (painting) was top notch, and Aldo did a great job of managing the work site daily. Everyone was respectful, hard working, responsive, and took pride in their work. The end result shows the efforts.
I'll certainly be using these guys again when my next project comes up.

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HC in East York
3 reviews Toronto, ON

We hired Sonoma to renovate our basement and are really pleased with the result. The work took a bit longer than expected, but that was due in part to our increasing the project scope after seeing the condition of our concrete floor. We ended up having it torn up and replaced (not our original plan, but we're so happy we did it!) along with a full renovation including plumbing for a bathroom and laundry room, wiring, moving of ductwork, new furnace and a/c, and the creation of a lovely, useable basement (in what was a cramped, depressing, damp space) with a bathroom, laundry room, utility room, family room and office. Mike listened to all of our concerns/worries and addressed them promptly, Aldo was wonderfully professional, friendly and talented, Tony did amazing, beautiful carpentry work, and all the other contractors—including Paul doing the HVAC and Marco the electrician—did fantastic work. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to have Sonoma build our basement space for us and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for quality work by friendly professionals.

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Andrew from Toronto
7 reviews Toronto, ON

There are times when you find a contractor you can trust, one who you just know will get the job done professionally, properly and with integrity. That contractor is Mike and his company, Sonoma. Two years out from the superb, complete basement reno he and his fine crew did for us, and I still can call or email him with a quick concern or question -- and he answers with as much helpfulness as possible. IF you have basement reno on the horizon or are even contemplating one, look no further than Sonoma Contracting. You won't find better.

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The Moores in Mississauga
5 reviews Mississauga, ON

This is the second time we have had Sonoma come in to do work in our house. This time, it was a basement and laundry room renovation. As usual they did outstanding work and I am again amazed at the level of craftsmanship. These guys really know what they are doing. Mike scheduled the various trades to come in seamlessly thus optimizing the overall length of time for everything to get done.

We are very pleased with our new basement and laundry room.

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4 reviews Toronto, ON

We recently had our whole basement finished by Sonoma Contracting.  The basement in our 1920's era house was totally unfinished and we'd started the process by having the floor lowered and the foundations underpinned by an exceptional company called True North Underpinning.  True North and Sonoma often work on the same basements, one finishing (pun intended) what the other started. True North had been a pleasure to work with and recommended Sonoma to us, so we were hoping that the basement work would come close to the standards set by TN.  

And there was a lot of work to do - electrical, new plumbing, in-floor hot-water heating, replacement and relocating of existing plumbing and heating pipes, framing, drywalling, painting, staining, tiling, finishing carpentry, custom built doors, new stairs, glass and mirrors, windows, spray foam insulation, low voltage wiring, building permits, etc.) Well, we were not disappointed. In fact, most evenings when my husband and I went downstairs to see what a day of Sonoma work had brought, we were absolutely delighted. The bulk of the work progressed extremely quickly and when there were delays, while we waited for over-height doors to be built, for example, we were always informed where things stood. The original quoted price was very detailed and charges were fair for additional items that we asked for and which were not included in the original quote. There were no "surprises."

All of the people working for Mike Flammia (the easy-going, dry-humoured, and utterly reliable owner of Sonoma) were, to a man, serious no-nonsense skilled professionals who even came in on weekends and put in extra time if needed. From their next-door vantage point, our neighbours were also impressed with how hard-working and courteous these workers were.  As with any large project, there were a couple of times when there were misunderstandings about what exactly we wanted but these were quickly cleared up and fixed.   Whenever we had contact with any of the Sonoma crew (Aldo, Marco, Paul, and Alex in particular), we got the sense that they were doing whatever they could to make sure that we were happy with their work. Mr. Flammia has been in this business for a while now and so seems to have separated the wheat from the chaff in terms of who he hires.

Finally, we have to mention Tony, Sonoma’s carpenter.  The one tradesman who is most involved in building is the carpenter.  Tony is an older Italian gentleman who appears to never be happier than when plying his trade.  His skills are extraordinary and we felt especially privileged to have him working away in our basement. Tony's strengths were apparent in every part of our basement, from framing right through to the little finishing touches around the stairs which made them fit seamlessly into the stairwell.  We really cannot say enough about this hard-working and humble craftsman, and I'll give the last words about him to a friend who said that Tony was "an artist" when she came over to see his work.  

As you can tell from this review, we were very, very pleased with the whole Sonoma experience and would heartily recommend this company to anyone with a basement.  

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More about Sonoma Contracting

Our company is committed in providing quality service with efficiency and cost effectiveness. Upon initial request, our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs. Meeting you and viewing the job is important to us as it allows us to ensure that we give an accurate assessment and reduces the risk of unforeseen problems or misunderstanding which can affect budget. Once an assessment is performed and all your options are discussed, a quote will be provided within 2 to 5 business days (depending on size of a project).

When you choose Sonama Contracing, we work with you to determine timelines. We understand that you're excited about your project’s completion and that any renovation can disrupt your home or work. For this reason, projects are scheduled and completed as efficiently as possible without compromising quality.

We know that you will be satisfied with our work because we understand that without you and word of mouth…we don’t have a business.

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