Mike and his team at MGB Construction were absolutely great! Mike came over to give us a quote on finishing our small, dark hole of a basement in May and I liked him right away. Where the other contractors I’d had in only pointed to all the problems there would be, Mike was quick to think of solutions and assured me that our basement was normal for Toronto and that it could become a cozy, liveable space. When his quote came in a couple of days later, it was very detailed, told us exactly what would be getting done, the breakdown in price and even laid out the price of different options for various upgrades like better stairs and spray foam versus normal insulation. Between all the quotes we received, we had been given a wide range of prices and although not the lowest, Mike’s quote was very reasonable and we were eager to hire him. During the weeks leading up to the renovation, Mike was very well organized and had all his subcontractors through the house to prepare for the job and prevent any delays once the work was started. Once started, my husband and I were amazed every day to come home and see all of the progress! During the Toronto flood in July, our waterproofing system that had been installed previously had a “malfunction” and the waterproofing contractors had to come back to fix the problem. This caused delays for Mike and caused him to have to redo some drywall, but he went above and beyond to come over to help clean up the mess! I know this screwed up some of his scheduling, but he never complained throughout the process or raised our price. Mike’s subcontractors were also great, super friendly and polite. Special mention to Andre, the Mexican drywaller, he did a wonderful job and was such a pleasure to have at the house! Our house has open stairs, so the drywall dust got everywhere, so I kind of gave up on cleaning during the last couple of weeks. I came home one weekend to find my whole main floor dusted and mopped! I called Mike and he’d had his cleaning lady come over to tidy up because he felt bad about the mess. Who does that?! Our basement is finished now and looks great. We knew it would be small, but he was great at finding lots of little ways to maximize the space and look such as extra trim on the bench footing and a vanity that was built into the bench. You would never know what it looked like before and we’ve already enjoyed hanging out down there, because we didn’t have a proper living room, second bathroom or laundry area before. He did lots of little extras and addressed any concerns I had right away. All in all, I can’t say enough great things about him, his team and his work and we would definitely recommend him to anyone!