Northland Home Hardware Building Centre
Northland Building Supplies
Like Kathie R I, too have had the misfortune of dealing with Northland Home Hardware Building Centre. My question to them before I paid them was could they do the work on a timely basis and when would the garage be completed. It is now six weeks past the completion date and not only are they nowhere near being done they tell me the next trades’ people (insulators) cannot start for at least two weeks.
I have a file folder full of notes where I have called and asked for a call back and never received a response. Worse is when you speak with Jerry Dolynchuk the owner as he will make any promise he can to get you off the phone but the promises are just promises, nothing changes.
I have spent countless hours repairing work that they have done incorrectly. There weren’t too many things that needed be done specially, it is just a garage after all, but the electrical and eavestroughing were to be done as per the drawings. Neither trades got the full information as to what was to be done from Northland Home Hardware. I have had to rewire the garage door opener, take down the attic door and ladder assembly because they were put in the wrong spot and countless other tasks.
One of the more depressing parts of this whole ordeal was when the City of Edmonton building inspector came. He grabbed a of wall with one hand and gave it a shake and told me this was a very shaky structure. He showed me what I will have to do to make it more rigid and said “you’re going to want to do this, it does get windy here you know”
I was confident going into this that I had made the right choices. The trades that I hired directly, concrete and gas fitter, did exactly what they said they would do and on time. I could not have been more wrong on my choice of builder. Northland Home Hardware was several thousand dollars more than either of the other two quotes I received but I wrongly chose to go with them. I am not new to the construction experience; we’ve been through two home renovations. The owner of this business just does not care.
I am now going to hire the trades to finish my garage directly and seek remediation through the court system.
My advice ….go anywhere else, it can’t be as bad.