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Roxane Cairns in Priddis
Roxane Cairns in Priddis
2 reviews PRIDDIS, AB

First Review

10/10

Resurfacing of fireplace

Vatzek was wonderful to work with. He is hardworking and very conscientious. I have worked with many contractors over the years who have rushed through their work and Vatzek is not one of them. He is meticulous. I will definitely hire him again.

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Thank you Roxane for choosing the HomeStars and giving me an oportunity to help you with your project.I appreciate the trust and respect I experienced working for you and your nice family.
Vatzek

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom floor and tub surround

Vatzek came to my house to assess the project. He took the time to explain in detail to me what he would do, what the potential tricky spots may be, and several options for dealing with those.

He provided a timely quote after the assessment, and a timeline for when the job would be complete. Vatzek did exactly what he said he would do, when he said he would do it, and for exactly the price he quoted. And the work was done professionally and the room looks great. What more can one ask?!

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Dear Customer, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review on HomeStars.I am glad that I was able to fulfill your expectations.Thank you for your cooperation,trust, and respect I received from you.
Hope I may have the chance to work again in the future!
Vatzek

Norm  in Calgary
Norm in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Kitchen backsplash

We recently contracted Academy Ceramic Tile in to do our kitchen backsplash. My wife and I are delighted with Vatzek's work. Vatzek is a true craftsman. He was very detailed in his inspection and quote. He took meticulous care in protecting floors, counters and appliances and ensured the wall prep was completed to perfect condition for the job. His work was outstanding and cleanup very thorough. We've had many friends see his finished work and all have been very impressed. We enjoyed having him in our home, the job was done to absolute satisfaction and We would not hesitate to recommend family and friends to bring in Vatzek for any tiling project.

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Thank you Norm for positive words, feedback and your time to write this review especially now when you guys have such busy period. I am glad that I was able to finish your kitchen backsplash according your expectancy. I would like also to say THANK YOU for the help you offered, provided, and for amazing communication during all the stages of the work.
I appreciate your trust, respect and very positive atmosphere I found in your home. All the best to you, and your family! Vatzek ACT

Marilyn in Calgary
Marilyn in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Fireplace re-tiling

After having some difficulties with a previous tiler, we were so relieved to find Vatzek. He was extremely professional. Even though our fireplace job was a relatively small one that would only take a few days, Vatzek was able to fit us in and treated the job with the same level of care and priority as larger projects. This was important to us since we found that others kept postponing our job when bigger ones came along. When we told Vatzek of our previous experience with that, he made it very clear that it was a matter of ethics and that he honored his commitments. He certainly did--we found him to be very reliable. He was very meticulous in his craftsmanship, and obviously took pride in ensuring the job was done to his high standards. He was so careful about keeping everything tidy even during the demolition stage--I'm not sure that everyone would have that level of care to minimize disruption and dust. We will definitely be calling Academy Ceramic Tile in the future when we are ready to proceed with larger tiling projects--we trust Vatzek wholeheartedly with our home tiling jobs.

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Marilyn, you gave me plenty of respect and trust. You were very clear in your communication, and you guys did everything in order for my work to go smoothly.
I am very glad that the project turned out nicely, and that I met such nice people. It would be a great pleasure to work for you again in the future.
Thank you very much for your great review.
All the best!

Vatzek

Linda C.
Linda C.
8 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathrooms

Vatzek is probably the most professional, honest, meticulous, and hardest working person I have ever encountered within the trades. He sets tile with the precision and mastery of an artist and I would highly recommend him for your home or business. I am so grateful that I found him on Homestars and I have to say that the reviews on his business are totally justified. He is simply the best and I am an extremely picky customer!

We are doing a major renovation of our home. We contracted Vatzek to tile both main floor bathrooms in subway tiles with a chair rail. There was quite a lot of tile work including a walk-in shower with a curb he custom built. I can honestly say that the job was perfectly completed. I could not be happier with the finish and quality of his work done. Vatzek also gave us good advice and saved us a lot of money by recommending a better way, based on his expertise. I am so glad we followed his advice because it is obvious that he has a lot of experience and knows what he is doing.

Our next phase is tiling our fireplace and a kitchen backsplash and if Vatzek is busy, we will wait for him. No one puts the personal care that he puts into his work. Renovations are expensive and need the best tradesman you can get. For tile work, that would be Vatzek from Academy Ceramic Tile.

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Thank you Linda for sharing your experience on HomeStars with other homeowners! Your feedback is greatly valued and much appreciated! Thank you also for giving me an opportunity to work on your very nice bathroom project. I appreciate the trust and especially respect that I always experienced with you.
Your manners, high level of communication, and over all experience helped me to focus of the technical parts of the project and finish it according our plan.
All the best to you and your family!
Vatzek

Dean & Candy in Calgary
Dean & Candy in Calgary
4 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom tile job

Vatzek was a pleasure to deal with from day 1 of the project to completion. He was extremely professional and personal. Vatzek's attention to detail was impressive and all his work is very precise. He communicated well with all the details even before he began tilling while we were still plumbing the bathroom. He always gave good advice on how we could accomplish tasks and by saving some money at the same time. Vatzek was always very polite and respectful to all our family members.

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Thank you very much Dean and Candy for your positive comments on working with me. I was very impressed by your approach to this project,Your interest in details and construction rules, as well as work organization and communication, during the prep work will benefit with an outstanding number of years for use of this bathroom.
I appreciate your and your whole family's great manners and extra ordinary kindness that I received every single day while I worked on your beautiful home.
Very positive experience with the things I could learn from you.
All the best and congratulations!
Vatzek

kevin in Calgary
kevin in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

bathroom tile work - floor and walls

Vatzek did a beautiful job installing granite and marble floor tiles and subway tile on the walls in our 100+ year old house with its sloping floors and ceilings and uneven walls. He was painstakingly meticulous and careful in his work bringing professionalism and pride of workmanship to each challenge - big or small. He took time to discuss different design approaches with us and always in a respectful and unassuming manner. He was careful and thorough in his original estimate and he held to it even when the job provided challenges that were not apparent at the estimation stage. On top of that, we enjoyed getting to know him a little during the work. We would be disappointed if we couldn't hire Vatzek for any future tile work and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others. You would be lucky if you could line him up to do your tile job!

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Thank you very much Kevin for your kind words!
There is no better reward for me then a satisfied Customer!
When it comes to balancing a few things at the same time, especially technical challenges, a home owners's attitude like yours makes it far easier and supports all the efforts. Your kindness, high manners, and communication skills along with your construction knowledge were a big part of turning your project into a charming bathroom.
It was a big pleasure to meet and work for you in such a classic/beautiful house.
Congratulations!
Vatzek

jan in Surrey
jan in Surrey
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Main Bathroom

Vatzek is professional, knowledgeable, thorough, detail and aesthetically oriented, did not rush work to finish early, helpful with suggestions. This is my 6th bathroom renovation, and by far the best tiling work I've seen.

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I am happy that I could help you out with your project Janet. Thank you for the compliments, and taking the time to review my work. I very much appreciate your extraordinary kindness, understanding, communication, and making it possible to start this job a week earlier, just to help me with my schedule. Congratulation and all the best .
Vatzek

Jess in Calgary
Jess in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom floor and finishing details

Vatzek was easy to communicate with. He gave us good recommendations to help us choose what we wanted him to do and what we wanted to do on our own. This helped us stay within our budget.
Vatzek was able to give us a timeframe and he stayed within it and did a really good job. He was also very considerate and did the noisy work outside even though it was winter. This was helpful as it allowed our kids to nap, making renos considerably less stressful as I had happy rested kids.
We are very happy with Vatzek's work and would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone who needs tile work done.
Thanks so much Vatzek.

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Thank you Jessica for taking the time from your extremely busy schedule to write a review . It was a pleasure to work with you guys, and accomplish this job according to your expectation. I admire your determination and your ability to coupe with so many things, and still run renovation.

Vatzek ACT

Ron Williams
Ron Williams
3 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Replace tile on fireplace base

Had Vatzek install new tile on fireplace base that the painters had broken. Did a perfect job. Covered the floor and built a small tent area over the fireplace to prevent dust from spreading. Leveled the tile with a lazar level and came back the next day to finish grouting. We had to wait a month to get him but it was well worth it.

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Thank you Ron for taking the time to do a review of my work.
It was a real pleasure meeting you both. I most appreciate your kindness which made this small job a very nice experience.
Vatzek

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More about Academy Ceramic Tile - No Longer In Business

I am a tile setter subcontracting in Calgary and area since 2006 , I have 24 yrs of experience with laying tiles. I specialize in high quality residential renovation and mild commercial projects , however I always can work to meet general customers needs and budgets. Most of my work ...
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