Cando Renovations

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Load Bearing Wall Removal
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David L. from Pickering
David L. from Pickering
8 reviews Pickering, ON
10/10

Flush beam installation, replace popcorn ceiling, install potlights

After removing one wall 3 years ago with Bert, we decided to pursue another load bearing wall removal. We were confident Bert could do it properly and efficiently. Bert quickly came to look at the job and suggested that we go with a flush-beam. While it was a little bit more money, my wife and I agreed with him that the flush beam would be the best choice. Since we were opening the wall we also decided to remove the old popcorn ceiling and do flat ceiling with potlights.

Bert and his crew arrived promptly each day. Bert was also accommodating when we asked about taking down another ceiling in the family room. It was no problem for him. Electrical was handled by Rudy who did a great job to fix up messy work done by a previous contractor who installed the kitchen.

The ceiling removal and mudding & taping is a really messy job. Nothing can be done about that. However, we did it at the right time since the wall was being done, plus we had removed our flooring to install new hardwood. It was really worth it though as the ceilings look amazing. It's very nice having good lighting in each of those rooms now, and the ceilings were finished flawlessly.

One minor issue came up in regards to the potlight color that was initially installed, but Bert and his electrician kindly accommodated our request to change them.

Since we were doing other projects such as refinishing stairs, flooring, fireplace surround, breakfast bar/cabinetry, and tiling of foyer, Bert kindly provided his wisdom and experience by answering a number of my questions and offering suggestions on how best to finish each of those areas.

Bert operates a great business, trustworthy, priced well and most importantly done right.

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thank again for allowing Cando Renovations to look after your Load Bearing Wall Removal. as before it was a pleasure working with you both. Cheers Bert

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Load bearing wall removal

We had a load bearing wall in our family room which Bert and his team removed it.He and his crew are very professional,on time,reliable and friendly.we are very happy and satisfied and refer him to whoever wants to get a job done in a right way and professionally.
Thanks so much again Bert!

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thank you for the great review. it was a pleasure working with you .

ria louis in Scarborough
ria louis in Scarborough
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen Renovation, including partial removal of load bearing wall

We just had our kitchen renovated with Cando Renovations, and couldn't be happier. Right from the initial contact we felt Bert was very trustworthy and knowledgeable, and very helpful in pointing out different aspects of the project. He has been in this business for many, many years, and was able to give us excellent advice, thus reducing our expenses.
We initially requested a quote on the partial removal of a load-bearing wall between our kitchen and sunken living room. Bert was able to show us the best way to go about our renovation and we decided to let Cando take care of the complete project. Bert and his crew removed our old
kitchen and the bulkheads, partially removed a load-bearing wall, and installed a new opening to the sunken living room. As the wall was removed, Bert discovered some faulty duct work, and corrected the builders' mistakes from over 30 years ago! He took care of all electrical, including installation of potlights, undermount lighting and pendants over the island. He relocated and took care of all plumbing, installed drywall and trim as needed and installed exhaust fan and appliances. He also installed our backsplash.
Throughout the renovation Bert was always very prompt in responding to texts, calls or emails. Our kitchen looks very nice, and has turned out
very functional. Thank you so much, Bert! Please, don't retire before we do our laundry room! Also thanks to Adam, who was always cheerful,
professional and polite, and to Justin and Rudy, the electrician.

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thank for the great review. it was a pleasure working with you both. I promise to do your laundry room when you are ready .Cheers Bert

Amy in Toronto
Amy in Toronto
1 review Whitby, ON
10/10

Wall removal and front entrance extension

We had a supporting wall removed and a 17 foot double "c-chanel" steel beam placed flush into the ceiling as well as moved our front door forward 5 1/2 feet.
Bert and his crew were efficient, knowledgeable and respectful to both our home and young family. Bert helped us to navigate through permits, floor layouts, HVAC idea's and additional contractors. The projects were completed within the agreed timelines and seamlessly that the new changes appear to have always been there. We could not imagine doing such a big project with anyone else.
Definitely worth every penny and will be using their services for future projects.
Thanks Bert and crew.
(Will try to post photos soon)

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thank you for allowing Cando Renovations to help with your load bearing wall removal. it was a pleasure working with you both. call when you have my Heineken (lol) cheers Bert

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Removal of load bearing walls

Burt and his team are awesome. They come on time and do professional work. They always acomidate to what you want, and leave the house clean and tidy. I have used Burt and his team to do a beam in the basement and main floor and it looks great.

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thank for allowing cando renovations to help with your Load Bearing Wall Removal. it was a pleasure working with you. Cheers Bert

Alaw in Markham
Alaw in Markham
2 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

10/10 Load Bearing Wall Removal

Bert and his team are professional, hired them to remove a load bearing wall. Job was done professionally with the right set of equipments. Wall was taken down within hours and as promised, mess was cleaned up and taken away. The pricing was fair. Bert and his team did a great job for us!

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Thank you for allowing cando renovations to help with your Load Bearing wall removal. it was a pleasure working for you. cheers Bert

Karen rogers  in Huntsville
Karen rogers in Huntsville
1 review Huntsville, ON
10/10

Kitchen renovation, family room renovation, removal of stairway wall, new window installation, pot lights installed

Bert and his teen were dependable, reliable and very easy to work with. Their attention to detail was very evident in their work. We could not have been more pleased and will definately hire them again for future projects.

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Thank you it was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to any future projects. cheers Bert

Happy customer in Whitby
Happy customer in Whitby
1 review Whitby, ON
10/10

Home tenovation

We have had the pleasure to work with Bert and his skillful and pleasant crew. Cando completed The first project which included the kitchen and ensuite. This part was completed in the winter months, when we were away. This turned out fantastic! The second project was removing a load bearing wall and installing a new bulkhead and getting it paint ready. The quality was beyond our expectations. I would definitely recommend Bert and Cando.

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Thank you for the great review. as always a pleasure working for you . cheers Bert

Jen McCormack in Toronto
Jen McCormack in Toronto
2 reviews Whitby, ON
1/10

Terrible Workmanship

Very disappointed with this company. We hired them to widen a doorway between the kitchen and diningroom and take out 2 bulkheads and repair the wall/ceiling as appropriate. Bert arrived quickly and gave us a quote and started the work on time as promised. It went downhill from there.

- they tore out the bulkheads and tried to patch the ceiling with little bits of drywall instead of using an actual larger piece of drywall with the result that the ceiling was terribly and very noticeably uneven - ceiling was out over 1.5 inches in less than 3 feet on both sides where the bulkhead was taken out
- they were to create a small bulkhead dividing the kitchen and dining room [approx. 7 inches] and screwed it up so they had to take it out and re-do it with the result that it is also noticeably uneven and now, 9 months later, the drywall tape is starting to peel off of the bulkhead
- one of their guys went into our basement in order to access the ceiling and stood on our brick fireplace ledge and crumbled pieces off the brick and left it on the carpet
- they put a huge gouge in the hardwood floor and when it was brought to Bert's attention his response was "these things happen". He could have cared less

I feel that this job was too small for him and he sent his "B" team to do it. Bert does not like any sort of criticism and when confronted with these problems his response was "just get someone else to do it and send me the bill" and he hung up. Of course we did not send him the bill, he had no intention of paying it anyway.

The rest of our kitchen reno went off without a hitch and it now looks beautiful. All of the other contractors were fantastic to work with and we had no problems at all with them. We aren't terribly picky or critical and are pretty easy going people but we were spending a lot of money to renovate our kitchen and wanted it to look good. I don't think that's too much to ask for.

We consulted with a number of different people/contractors who ALL agreed with us that it was terrible workmanship and never should have been left the way it was.

Yes, this review is being written about 9 months after we had the work done but Bert was never going to return to make things right anyway.

I supposed if you have a large job requiring the removal of a load bearing wall that may be fine, but I would never recommend this company to anyone.

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In response to your review on our company. I am sorry you are not happy with the renovation that was competed for you. Regarding your damaged floor. At our first visit I explained removal of your wall could possibly do damage to your floors. You are correct in that the ceiling is not level. as you are aware your home was built a long time ago and has plaster ceiling. You instructed us to remove the kitchen cabinet bulkhead and fill the spots with drywall and make it smooth. We had a professional drywall company do this part of the project. due to the improper installation of the plaster ceiling we where not able to make the completely smooth.
we did the best we could under your instructions. When we installed the bulkhead on the wall that was removed you wanted a drop of 6 inches. After the kitchen cabinet installer did his final measure he needed the bulkhead raised by 1 inch. Which we did at no cost to you. You mentioned that you told our team we left a mess and that we totally ignored you. If you remember you where never home or avalible during the entire renovation . There was never anyone home. we left your home I a clean manner after very work day.

Robert
Robert
7 reviews Ajax, ON
10/10

Load bearing wall removal

Burt was quick to respond and visit our home. It was evident the first time he came to have a look that he has extensive knowledge on removing load bearing walls. He advised what could be done and the best way possible. Even during the planning stage when we hit a few snags Burt called a site meeting and with his experience was able to make suggestions to allow us to continue. Burt was very helpful in advising what to do next as far as getting the permits from the city and a structural engineer to make up the drawings. The crew and demo happened all in one day...amazing! They were on time, polite and courteous and did an awesome job. I would highly recommend Burt and his team for any project. I plan on hiring them again to work on my basement reno. (Before and after pic)

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Thank you for allowing cando renovations to help with your Load Bearing wall removal. It was a pleasure working for you. We hope to help with your future renovation needs. Cheers Bert

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More about Cando Renovations

**Specializing in Load Bearing Wall Removal**

Cando Renovations Inc ( Bert de Haan)started renovations in 1975
We do all home and office renovations
We take pride in our work
Owner operated
We always put the customer's needs first.
On time and on budget renovations.

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Our services include:
**Load bearing wall removal and engineering**
Custom kitchen & bathroom cabinets, Ceramic, Slate, Marble tile work, Plumbing, Gas fire places, In floor heating

We also are experts in wheelchair- handicapped accessible renovations. Windows, doors, siding. soffit facia, Skylights.

CATEGORIES
General Contractors
SERVICES
Load bearing Wall Removal and Engineering/Custom Bathrooms/Tempered Glass Showers/Tile Work
BRANDS
All major brands Meon delta, American Standard, Maxx etc.
SPECIALITIES
Load bearing wall removal and engineering, Custom bathrooms tempered glass showers. Tile work
WEBSITE
http://www.cando-renovations.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1975
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
4
RETURN POLICY
yes
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard
LICENSES
metro license
MEMBERSHIPS
carahs www.carahs.org
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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