We hired EA Renovations to do a full (mostly aesthetic) reno of our newly bought, but old, house. We got them to redo the kitchen (countertops, backsplash, tiles), living room (flooring, windows, fireplace w/ custom stone work and mantle), downstairs rec room (windows, cover up the fireplace, redo electrical) as well as put in new windows, put in a stair railing and upgrade our electrical to meet current standards. Not only was Mark, our contractor, knowledgeable and experienced, but he also kept us very much up to date with the status of the reno. He was very friendly, as was everyone who worked on our project, and the quality of work is superb. We will definitely hire them again for future projects (bathroom, patio, doors, etc.).
Thanks Claire! it was great working with you and I look forward to the next reno!
We had Mark and Nino redo our suite and are more than satisfied with the results. They listen to what you would like to do and make great suggestions as to the best way to accomplish the end results that meet your expectations. The attention to detail is above and beyond the norm, as we had our exterior painter comment on the quality of the workmanship. They stand behind their work and materials, as we had a small problem with a thermostat that was fixed very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend EA Renovations to family and friends, as a matter of fact, I did just that for my brother-in-law, who is also very satisfied with results.
Thanks for the review and the referrals Wayne! Nino and I will have to stop by for a visit next time we're in the area.
Mark and Nino did our entire home renovation - and not only did they deliver on time and on budget, the quality of the project has really stood out. The standards they have for themselves and for all of their trades continued to impress me the entire duration of the project. Ours was a fairly large job that threw unknowns and surprises up constantly - and EA Renovations, from Mark and Nino down to all their employees, and their sub-contractors constantly looked for solutions with us that always seemed to work out. They are genuine, honest and extremely hardworking - in an industry that can't say that for everyone involved in it. We feel extremely fortunate to have found them and cannot recommend them enough!
Thank you so much Steve and Bertha.We are so happy you guys are enjoying your new home. The project I have to say was not only fun, but extremely rewarding for us to suite your family needs.
Again thank you!
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Nino and Mark saved me from what was a renovation nightmare with my previous contractor. They came in advised me what needed to be done and were spot on with quotes. They had ideas to improve the previous plan and finished a bit ahead of schedule! Their quality of workmanship and follow up were above and beyond the industry standard. I highly recommend them to anyone. They will for sure provide you with a stress and worry free experience.
Thank you so much for your kind words Simon, it was a pleasure working with you!
This company finished our home in September 2017.
All I can say is how impressive this team was to work with. Excellent customer service along with a faboulas job done by the team. Thank you EA for all your hard work. Id be happy for you use me as a refrence.
Thanks Laura. The pleasure was all ours.
These guys are amazing! They have recently done 2 kitchens in my house and words can't describe just how happy I am with the outcome! I appreciated most how honest they were about what was necessary and what was not when it came to my wish list. They stayed within my budget, very professional and everything was complete in great timing! Thanks again to Nino, Mark and your crew! I am happy to recommend these guys to anyone doing Reno's small or big!
Thanks Cecilia. We're glan you're so happy with your kitchens.
We hired Mark, Nino and the EA Renovationss team for a whole house renovation in the summer of 2016 on an urgent basis after our original plans fell through. By sheer luck, Mark and Nino were available to do the renovation on short notice, with Mark as our main contact throughout. After speaking to some of their references, we were reassured that they would put in the same care and detail into our home that they would for their own places. This turned out to be completely true, and we would highly recommend EA Renovations as your team for anything from small to large scale renovations and more.
Bear with me, I have a lot to say in my detailed review!
Design, Plan, and Workmanship: Mark and Nino designed an open floor plan we didn't think was possible with a renovation, adding some great feature walls, giving us a spacious kitchen, a super practical mudroom and laundry room, a bright and peaceful master bath, and creating an amazing outdoor space with cedar pergola. Although we had a fairly specific plan in mind, we have never undertaken substantial renovations, and were glad to rely on their expertise in the design aspect. The quality of the workmanship, in our view, was excellent, and they quickly addressed items that could only be discovered after we moved in. Our family could not be happier with the overall result of the renovation.
Budget and Timeline: Being a whole home renovation on a fairly large house, we were prepared for several months of construction, and friends and family were convinced that we would never meet our deadline. In fact, we were able to move in approximately 5 months after EA Renovations began work on our house, an impressive timeline given that we bought our house without an inspection, and of course encountered many 'fun" surprises along the way. For example, we discovered that we needed to replace the entire roof, level the subfloor, change out the windows, and (our favourite) address the 20+ year old water boiler for our heating system. All of these issues increased our original cost estimate, so this is a lesson to all (or maybe just those like us!) that you should always have a substantial contingency fund in place. Mark did everything he could to help with our expenses, including allowing us to select and purchase some items on our own, helping us to choose materials and suppliers that would fit our budget, and identifying alternatives that might be lower in cost but function just as well. He patiently listened as I agonized over such things as what toilet to buy and always steered me in the right direction.
Issues: Again, with a whole home renovation I think it's probably inevitable that problems are going to arise. During the renovation, we had some issues with the work done by subcontractors and some communication difficulties with suppliers. This did extend the renovation a little bit as there were some things that needed to be re-done, and I will admit that being a bit of an uptight perfectionist, my stress level was through the roof. Despite all of this, I am of the view that the true measure of a company is not in whether any problems occur, but in how problems are dealt with, even when the company is not directly at fault. Mark was incredibly gracious and patient throughout the unexpected problems; he ensured that things were done to our original specifications even if it meant re-doing the work, and the team worked long hours to make everything right.
Communication and Trust: Mark and Nino were quick to respond to emails, texts and calls even when they had other projects on the go, and they didn't mind a follow up call or email when needed. As we both work full-time and have young kids, we were grateful to be able to speak on our schedules. I will say that of course, issues did arise in communication, sometimes between the two of us as the homeowners and Mark and Nino separately, or with various subtrades. I think that most of what occurred in terms of miscommunication may not have arisen had we had more time in which to plan and get specifics down on paper. There were times when we were slightly frustrated for example with our kitchen cabinet designer - problems occurred in communicating what we wanted and in the execution of same. That being said, Mark as our GC handled the bumps in the road well, and he was always prepared to advocate for us and ensure we were happy. In terms of trust, as mentioned we always felt that Mark and the team had our best interests in mind and that the quality of their work was excellent. We had absolute faith in the team and did not have to be on-site every day to check in....although we were there several times a week anyway!
Thank you Mark, Nino, and everyone on the EA Renovations team. We are well settled into our beautiful home, and everyone who has come to visit has been so complimentary of your work - we are so happy we found you!
Thank you so much for the great review! We love how it turned out.
We are extremely happy with the work done on our place by Mark and the EA Renovations Team. We had some pretty specific plans on what we wanted and everything was executed as agreed. Mark was very clear in his communications and easy to get ahold of whenever we had questions or issues. We are very pleased with the quality of workmanship and the way each project was completed in a timely manner. All the subcontractors on site were friendly and we were comfortable having them on our property and in our home. We would strongly recommend EA Renovations to friends and family.
Thank you for the great review Courtney. the pleasure was all ours!
I thought I would express my experience in hiring EA Renovations. I initially received 3 estimates to convert my basement suite which was unfinished. They pricing and contract was very detailed/professional.
We went forward and hired this company and the results were very satisifing.
I would recommend this company in the future to friends and family.WOrkney was completed on time and on budget.
Hi Dave. It was great working with you.
We understand that renovations, of any kind, be it a bathroom renovation, kitchen renovation, basement renovation or a new addition, can be stressful. As a general contractor, EA Renovations will take the time to listen to what you want and deliver on it, while making sure your life isn't turned upside down in the process.
We have brought together a highly skilled team of tradesmen and designers with well over 50 years of combined experience. So whether you need a new deck, a new kitchen, bathroom or an addition, we can get it done for you with the same care and attention that we would put into our own homes.
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