Scanlan Contracting

Hamilton ON L8S 2L5
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Dave in Burlington
Dave in Burlington
9 reviews Burlington, ON

Deck and Patio

I discovered Bob Scanlan on HomeStars and he lived up to the terrific reviews posted there. Bob showed up personally to examine our backyard and discuss our plans. At our request he made suggestions to enhance our original plans, including the use of an exotic hardwood. Bob then provided a detailed quote, with a structured payment plan and a tentative schedule, explaining that the job would be weather dependent.

Bob also served as the general contractor for our backyard, bringing in professionals to handle the concrete patio, lighting and staining. All of these men performed at a high level and to our satisfaction. Bob held himself responsible for their work and he Bob himself readily dealt with any questions or concerns.

Our backyard is now beautiful, the envy of our friends and neighbours. The detail in the woodwork, the care in the actual construction and the coordination of the various facets of the project resulted in the end product exceeding our expectations.

I heartily recommend Bob (and his son Jason) to anyone needing a deck and coordination of an overall backyard plan. He is easy to work with and provides excellent service to his clients.

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Great working with you guys. Looking forward to helping in the future.

A&D in Burlington
A&D in Burlington
2 reviews BURLINGTON, ON

Complete Basement Renovation

We hired Scanlan Contracting for our basement renovation for the following reasons: 1) professional looking website, 2) good customer reviews, 3) competitive pricing, 4) insurance coverage and 5) professionalism displayed by Bob Scanlan. Based on our recent basement renovation project, we would not hesitate to recommend Scanlan Contracting for any renovation work. The quoting process was done in a professional manner and, with his I-Phone permanently fixed to his hip, Bob was always reachable either by phone, text or email. Responses to queries were always promptly handled. Bob organized & coordinated all sub-trades (electrical, painter, plumber, etc.) so we did not have to worry about that side of things. There was great care taken by Bob & his team to respect our home by using drop sheets on the floors to avoid unecessary mess/damage, and the work site was cleaned up at the end of every day. When necessary, work was completed on weekends to keep to the targetted time frame. And finally, when obstacles presented themselves, Bob dealt with them calmly and professionally, and did everything he could to make things right.

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Hi Ann and David

Once again allow me to express my pleasure in working with good people like you. I do appreciate the job review as it allows others an inside peek at our company and our efforts to provide a quality service. Thanks again. Bob.

Guy and Cindy Smith in Hamilton
Guy and Cindy Smith in Hamilton
1 review HAMILTON, ON

Bathroom Renovation

WE had a complete bathroom reno done....Bob has a first class company...attention to detail,extremely good work.We're very happy with the results and would highly recommend him to family,friends,etc.He will be the one we call when we do our kitchen.

Guy and Cindy Smith,Hamilton

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Guy and Cindy

Thank you for providing a review of our work. Your kind words are appreciated. It was a pleasure working with both of you and I look forward to helping out with the kitchen. Thanks, again. Bob.

AJ in Burlington
AJ in Burlington
2 reviews Burlington, ON

First Review


Bathroom Reno

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Bob, In a word 'excellent'. In two words "just excellent'. So if you'd like please feel free to use us as a reference. allen@ is the preferred way to contact me.

As to background for interested customers of your service, we had just moved into a buy down, smaller home in preparation for retirement, only to realize that the bungalow needed a lot more work than we had
originally thought.

It also became obvious that it would take way more time than we were prepared to spend to fix it up ourselves.

So we called a few contractors and had some quotes and almost by
"happenstance" came across your website.

We liked the fact that it was a dad and son team and that you had been in business for a long time. The fact that you showed up on the appointment day; on time, listen well and had some creative ideas
worked in your favour. Particularly, in the context of us not wanting to spend a lot of money on a basement bathroom.

The references you supplied also confirmed our thoughts as to your talents, And they supported our a sense of the "real value" for the money that you guys would provide, particularly as you were not the least expensive of the folks we had contacted.

So we hired you to simply redo the basement bathroom (which turned into a gut). That bathroom (toilet, shower and vanity, plus all the walls, ceiling with pot lights and a vent fan, plus a porcelain tiled
floor) turned out really well. And you did your best to stay within budget given all the "gut work" you had to do, which was appreciated. We then asked you to rebuild the basement bedroom. Again very, very

The kitchen floor was next - take up old ceramic tiles and badly done subfloor. Replace them with a cement subfloor, lay porcelain tiles with a tight grout line. And that too looks really good. We then asked you to put porcelain tiles on the basement laundry room I was building and that looks excellent, particularly as the cement floor was not level.

Finally, we needed your talents to gut and redo the main floor bathroom, which considering all that had to be done turned out to be just incredible ... and Jason, had some excellent ideas for this bathroom and for that mater all the rooms you guys worked on.

So please use us as a reference. It would be an hounour. And my wife loves you guys.

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Hi Allen and Carol

Thanks for resubmitting this review. As I have indicated to you previously you have been more than generous in your comments and we have enjoyed working with you. We look forward to your next project. Thanks. Bob.

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More about Scanlan Contracting

Scanlan Contracting has been involved in the construction industry since 1979 designing and installing Home Renovation Projects(Kitchen, Basement, Bathroom) and Outdoor Living Projects (decks, patios, Sheds, Gazebos, Pavillions, Cabanas, Bar Sheds, Arbours, BBQ areas). We strive to provide excellent service at fair prices. We will take a complete project management approach by including all necessary sub trades (plumbing, electrical,HVAC etc).

Our categories of work include Basement Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, Carpenters, Fences & Gates, Gazebos and Sheds, General Contractors, Home Office Renovation, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Landscape Contractors & Designers, Paint & Wallpaper Contractors, Tile & Stone Contractors, Windows & Doors, Woodworking.

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