Ottawa General Contractors

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X in Nepean
X in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
9/10

Materials selection - Deirdre

  Ottawa General Contractors
(613) 225-9991
1886 Merivale Road, suite 200.
Ottawa
ON
K2G
CANADA

Undergoing a major renovation for the first time could easily become a daunting feat. Having Deirdre guide us through the design phase and quickly respond to questions big or small has been key. Even if struck by a random thought outside of working hours, Deirdre has provided options and guidance making the decision an easier call. Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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Thank you so much for your great review! Deirdre will be so happy to know that her effort is appreciated

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
8/10

Materials Coordinator - Deirdre OGC

We would like to thank Deirdre for her hard work and detailed attention she has provided to date with our renovation embarkment. She responds to every email and query promptly, even after hours. We have had many questions and are new to the process so this is greatly aprreciated. She has guided us well along the way so far!

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Liz in Nepean
Liz in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Main level Renovation

Deirdre of OGC has been very helpful with ideas, color and styles when picking out all materials for our big project. She has great practical and creative suggestions that helped me when picking out all that was needed. I've appreciated her guidance and help!

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Thank you very much for the great review Liz, our material selection coordinators work really hard to make sure our clients are happy with the finishes. Deirdre will be very pleased to know that all of her help is appreciated

Mel Sauve in Nepean
Mel Sauve in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
8/10

Dream Kitchen Renovation

As we are new to the Renovation process, we made very clear that we needed a guiding hand in the kitchen Renkvation process. The entire team is committed to making your experience run smoothly even when you hit some nasty bumps in the road of renovations. My dream kitchen is well underway thankfully to the design team and project manager who helped us a lot when it came time to fun choices or difficult choices. They are budget friend at take your recommendations seriously and move effectively. We are glad we are equipped with people who not only have design and management experience, but who have also worked their way up and know what it’s like to do the work themselves.
Well done to my team! I’m posting this prior to the Reno’s being done because I am the confident!

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Lynn Joseph in Nepean
Lynn Joseph in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
9/10

Basement reno

I am just starting this 4 room renovation including the installation of a bathroom. Deirdre has been very helpful in helping me select bathroom fixtures, tiles, paint colors, cabinetry work colors etc etc. She has listened to my thoughts, got quotes on the item and if flexible to revisit a situation . Although I had my upstairs bathroom renovated last year and I picked out everything myself, I so appreciated Deirdre's ability to assist me with material selection this time around. It taught me to keep an open mind and in fact her suggestions on some items were less expensive that I anticipated. . She has a great skill set, can see the fine color blends that I did not pick up on at all, and if very professional to work with. She is easy going to be with and a great communicator so this all lends itself to being at ease in sorting out such a huge project. She listens to what your needs are and ensures all of them are addressed in the project. I am so glad she is with Ottawa General contractors group!

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Marjorie C in Ottawa
Marjorie C in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
9/10

Kitchen, Bathroom, Powder Room renovation

Our project is still in progress, so this review only covers the initial consult/proposal, design and material selection phases for our project. We are in the middle of construction and will post that part later.

We started our search for a company to help us with our renovation dream in February. Nick and Karley were very helpful and listened to our very vague ideas to develop a concept and costing proposal for us. After looking at a few other companies, we found OCG to be the most responsive and reasonably priced for the work we wanted to do.

We accepted the proposal in April and began working on the design with Nick and Matt. Again, we were very happy with the professionalism and their desire to help us come up with designs to suit our needs and budget.

In May we began working with Deirdre to select our finishes and further tweak the designs. Deirdre is energetic and she listened to our vague ideas for finishes and then spent a fair bit of time helping us select cabinets, tiles and fixtures by bringing us to various suppliers across the city to help us make these decisions. She also supported us when we changed our minds about some of the selections after the quotes came in. To help us make some of our decisions, Deirdre created multiple renderings of the selections so that we could see how things would look together. Deirdre also worked with the suppliers to get the quotes and discounts with the aim of best value for us. Now that we are in construction, Deirdre came to the rescue when we were short a couple of tiles. Deirdre worked it out with the supplier, personally picked them up and delivered to the site. The turn around on this was amazing considering she was told of the problem in the evening and had them at the site by 1:30 the next afternoon!

All in all, I have to say that the team at OCG is very professional, responsive and willing to answer our many questions. We also found that so far, every time we were given a date by OCG for a deliverable, it has been met. Our project is not complete and I have already recommended OCG to family and friends for their upcoming projects.

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A in Ottawa
A in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Condo Renovation Repair

I hired OGC earlier this year to do a renovation repair in my condo due to water damaged. I heard horror stories about bad contractors and I wasn't sure about hiring one. However, OGC had put my mind at ease with their professionalism and amazing work ethics. Nick, Paolo, Tanie and Fatima guided me through the whole process of the renovation. I can honestly say that they did an amazing job in ensuring to make the whole experience as easy as possible for me. Although, the project took longer to finish than expected and some minor deficiencies to look at but the overall end result was all worth it! The tradesmen they hired were excellent specially Mike for the flooring who was great in ensuring in capturing my expectations...still loving the custom made transitions! I appreciate a good quality work and very grateful that Paolo my project manager ensured that everything as I hope it would be. I am also quite happy with Tanie for taking care of the mix up with the flooring materials and sourcing the materials for my project. Paolo and Tanie are both amazing in realizing all my expectations with the project. They both provided me great advice through the project that will be beneficial for a long term. The new hardwood floors and kitchen island in my unit are absolutely beautiful that even the kitchen plumbing look like a work of art! Overall the team were amazing and would highly recommend OGC. Thanks for all your hard work OGC team!

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Jonathan R. in Montréal
Jonathan R. in Montréal
1 review Ottawa, ON
9/10

Basement Renovation

We bought our house about 20 years ago and the basement was partially finished. Last year (2017) we decided that we needed to renovate. The renovation would be a complete gut down to the foundation walls. The main criteria was to install a new bathroom, new walls with spray foam insulation, reclaiming storage space (there was a lot) open the existing space, a finished laundry room and some type of laminate flooring on a subfloor.
OGC assigned a project lead/manager and they use sub-contractors for all work. The project lead was helpful, professional and polite. It did appear that at times he had too much on his plate but he was always available when needed and was up to date with the status of our project. The sub-contractors that we dealt with were always polite, professional and knew their trades. Everyone was always willing to answer questions we had and sometimes make suggestions to improve the end result.
We went into the project with a set budget and a four-month timeline. We did expect that there would be some cost overruns but ended up going 100% over budget. Some of these costs were to be expected once the demolition was completed as we could all see what was there. There were extra costs to upgrade the plumbing and extra electrical work but no surprises. Once we started we realized that in order to properly enjoy our new basement we had to make other changes. These changes included:
- Relocating e the heating and cooling ducts to allow for proper headroom.
- Replacing the existing stairs (too steep) with custom oak stairs and railing
- Structural changes due to the stairs.
- There were other changes made as well.
We want to stress that we do not regret going this far over budget as we ended up with the basement we wanted. The work done by the contractors was excellent and well done.
With all projects issues do arise, for the most part they were dealt with professionally and with consideration to the budget and our desire to have a basement we wanted.
We have rated the work by OGC as a 9 out 10. A full 10 out of 10 would have been achieved except for two issues that while have been dealt with, did take away from a perfect score.
If we were asked: ‘Would use OGC again?’ and ‘Would we recommend considering OGC for a project’, then, the answer would be yes for both

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Business Renovations

We did our research when searching for a team to make some renovations on our new business condo. We eventually found Allan and his team. Allan himself is very good at keeping in touch and making sure your needs are met. There were unexpected hiccups along the way that weren't his fault, but I appreciated that he worked hard to address them and was quite honest and up front. We'll be going to him again for future endeavors.

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Tyler in Nepean
Tyler in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Review of Design Component Only of Kitchen

Please note that this is strictly a review of the design stage of my renovation. We had the pleasure of dealing with Deirdre Crick who helped us design our new kitchen. We own a very old building and we removed one wall that separated the small run down kitchen from a spare bedroom. Deirdre was able to fully render a gorgeous looking kitchen out of a somewhat cramped space. Her incredibly kind, thoughtful and caring nature is perfect for the job. She is as much of a listener as she is an advisor and that made my wife and I feel very at ease. She was able to guide us in a direction for material selection that never made us feel pressured. I highly recommend asking for Deirdre if you are planning a project with OGC.

Tyler

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More about Ottawa General Contractors

OGC - Ottawa General Contractors are leaders as Ottawa's design and build renovation experts. Specializing in home renovations, new and custom home construction as well as home design. With our project management and coordination, we're able to efficiently juggle more jobs, large and small, without dropping the ball.

Ottawa General Contractors are an accredited business with the Ottawa BBB and our CEO, Moe Abbas is a former member of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau (BBB).. Our skills and expert service has allowed us to expand to other cities in Canada including Vancouver and Calgary in less than 8 years making us one of the fastest growing construction companies.

We offer warranty following the Tarion warranty guidelines for all our renovations and construction projects. We also have a design center and in house designers available to help you design and build your home. With over 50 years of experience, our team has the knowledge, the tools, the skill-set and the resources to give you the best value for your dollar at unbeatable service.

We at Ottawa General Contractors understand that you are looking for value with your renovation services. Trust our team to do it right the first time! Call us directly at (613) 225-9991!

Visit our website for all our credentials and more information.

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Basement Renovations
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CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation, Design/Project Management, Sunrooms, Solariums & Greenhouses, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Kitchen & Bathroom - Cabinets & Design, Interior Design, Home Additions, General Contractors, Countertops, Bathroom Renovation, Design/Build, Interior Decorators, Organizing Products & Services, and Bathroom & Kitchen - Fixtures & Accessories
SERVICES
We are Your Renovation Specialists! Our Services Include: Basement Renovations Kitchen Renovations Home Additions Home Construction Custom Home Construction Custom Home Builders Home Renovating Home Renovations Bathroom Renovations Attics & Conversions
BRANDS
We carry many exclusive brands.
STYLES
We have in house designers that work with you and your ideas. This is a free service for all our renovations.
SPECIALITIES
Design/Build. We are specialists in bringing great ideas and working hand in hand with you. Our Most Popular Renovations are Custom Home Construction Basement Renovations Kitchen Renovations Home Additions Home Construction Custom Home Builders Home Renovating Home Renovations Bathroom Renovations Attics & Conversions
WEBSITE
http://www.ottawageneralcontractors.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
10
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
30
RETURN POLICY
5 YEAR WARRANTY
PAYMENT METHOD
WE OFFER FINANCING - All forms of payment including visa, cheque and cash.
LICENSES
BCIN
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, GOHBA(Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association), Renomark, Ottawa Renovators Council, Ottawa Ch
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$15,000
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Every renovation comes with a worry-free, comprehensive 5-year warranty.
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