Once again I hired Andrei and his team to complete a major 10 week renovation of my 1922 built home. In addition to completing basement renos, a small upstairs bathroom and then the rest of the second storey, Sosna Inc. has now completed the whole main floor of my house, stairs to the second storey as well as putting insulation and stucco on the outside west wall.
This year I again turned to Designer Olga who did an exceptional job of maximizing the space in the small bathroom previously. This time her design not only maximized the space for the kitchen, but also opened up the entire main floor living area and virtually made it a new house! I am so pleased with her work. It is difficult in an older home to modernize and yet maintain the unique character of the home. Olga once again listened to what was important to me and worked with the Sosna team to retain certain features of the original home, for example some years ago I had stripped the old finish off wood railings and mouldings and she insisted that this wood was beautiful and not be painted as is often the trend today. She kept even a portion of an old plate rail in the dining room and it looks amazing with the new kitchen.
Care to detail and exceptional workmanship has been noted by all of Andrei's team, not just Olga. The plumber, plasterer, cabinet maker, electrician, stucco team, carpet installers, window installers were all good as well as being punctual and respectful of the areas that were not under construction. Vitaly is amazing when it comes to tiling, both the floor and the backsplash. The original hardwood floor was refinished by Dragos upstairs last winter and with this project he replaced the old with the new. While it may be easier to work with the new flooring, I'd like to add that he was a truly a master when it came to fixing the upstairs floors where repairs needed to be made and some new wood needed to be added in small spaces and matched with the old. The Project Manager, Roman, kept everything to schedule and was a very hard worker himself. He was also always very prompt at getting back to me with any questions I had.
Andrei has always been great on each and every project he has done on this house. He has satisfied every little request and major requests too. He takes care of all details and honours the contract process. It is very clear that Andrei aims to keep his clients happy and finish projects to their satisfaction. However that being said, there are always surprises that cannot be anticipated. The Sosna team dealt with the discovery of asbestos in a wall that was removed in a prompt and safe manner. The abatement costs were additional costs to me but most understandable. I was glad that Sosna Inc recommended a quality abatement company to deal with the asbestos removal safely and very quickly.
In addition to a thorough contract that included timelines, I had a detailed outline of the work to be done and they stuck to it! I continue to be impressed that all workers make a real effort to keep the house as neat as possible and garbage is cleared away regularly. The new hardwood floors were protected until the very last moment when painting and everything else was done.
I cannot say enough how much I value their professionalism and the pride they take in their work. I would highly recommend the Sosna Team to anyone without hesitation.
You can honestly believe their tag line......"A contractor you can trust" !