A little long but here goes: After almost a year of searching & interviewing contractors, I had almost given up until I noticed a Fairney and Sons Flyer sent to my home and thought, what’s one more call? - it’s already the end of the season (fall 2014) and I have nothing to lose. Bill and his crew (in our case) of two, Mike aka “the cowboy” and Shane was our saving grace! After meeting with different contractors who talked out of both sides of their mouths and quoting me ridiculous amounts, Bill was a breath of fresh air! We were instantly comfortable with him from the get-go. He came in and assessed our 106 year old home and was brutally honest in terms of the scope of work that would be required on such an older home and what it would cost, no “humming and hawing” and more importantly, no double-talk like the other contractors I’d met. His crew got to work on our home as promised in the spring of 2015. As one can imagine with any 100+ year old home, there were underlying issues once we starting poking holes, for example a large amount of wood rot & foundation issues, far more extensive and serious than anticipated or expected. Bill assessed the extra work and came back with a fair and reasonable increase to the original budget. Due to the unforeseen extra work, the job ended up taking a little longer to complete than originally estimated but Bill assured us that the fellas would not leave us hanging. They stayed until all the work was completed as promised. New foundation had to be poured before any parging and sealing could be completed, this had to be done very methodically in sections – Mike was phenomenal, the man knows and loves his trade and Shane is just a master of all trades! They cleaned up every single night before leaving, there were no issues with either of our neighbours complaining (and we live but a mere few feet apart!). Very lucky to have had these two working on securing our home from what could have been a potentially serious foundation issue had we left it any longer..thanks guys you rock and we miss having you around! On to our siding, once Mike and Shane were done with the foundation work Bill had his siding guys (Nash and his boys) start on stripping the entire exterior of our house of the old material. More wood rot further up was found and they took care of fixing and replacing all the 2x4’s and boarded it up. We ended up doubling up on the insulation because on top of the inch they added, we had decided on a higher grade insulated vinyl siding, the final result is absolutely beautiful. Nash also added all new soffit and fascia, brand new eaves troughs and downspouts. Bill also threw in a few extras at no extra charge:) Once all the siding was finished Mike came back to finish off the parging and the brand a new walkway. End result a safe, secure and warm home that looks spectacular!!
Folks, Bill is a man of integrity, which I have come to realize is sadly lacking in many in this industry, he is a man of his word and his hand-shake, he is definitely old school in that respect. I don’t know what else I can say other than I highly recommend Bill and his crew, they are simply the best. Bill, Mike, Shane: Mama and Pops say come on by anytime the kitchen is always open, albeit a little sloped lol…at least until the spring/summer 2016 when we hope to have you guys back again to straighten that out for us! ;-) A very big thank you Bill and crew:)