Van Alebeek Contracting

Carpenters
Courtice ON L1E 2C3
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tonka27
tonka27
8 reviews Woodbridge, ON

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renovation

I really did not want to do this....but I have been deciding for months if I should post or not.
We were not happy at all with Dennis. He came highly recommended, but after working with him for a 2 days it seemed that he has a cognitive problem. He does not listen to or respect his customers. He does not respect costs. As a small example, he bought 2000 drywall screws for a 5 x 10 foot room.

"Dennis, please don't tear out the drywall," drywall was gone,
"Dennis, don't tear out the pipes" pipes are gone.
"Dennis, don't change the wiring" wiring was stripped and affected 2 rooms.
He is a highly skilled tradesman and informed us of many jobs he did. The work that he did complete was top notch. Some of it, an overkill for what was needed.
As time passed, he mentioned that the jobs he did went over budget and over time. Some by more than $200,000! He can not complete a job on time or on budget. He is more suited to large scale projects where cost overruns are part of the good old boys club.
He would not quote us a rate and he preferred to work hourly. He added in the time that he spent travel to us and quote the job!
When I asked him when he would get to a certain area, his response was "when I get to it." This was unacceptable.
I am also missing some items. Although I can not prove it was him, I do not know anyone else that has had access to our home. These were items that I inherited from my father.
I am really disappointed with him.
We hired a trade person to finish some work and he had to redo several things that were not done correctly. I wish Dennis would have said "I am not sure how to do this," or "this job is new to me."
I paid him every week for his work. His work became much slower.
At the 11th (I think) week I said "enough." We had saved our money for 7 years for this and it was enough.
He is a family man and is very proud of his family.
But I can not say he is an honest working man.
Please do not use his services.

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