I came across Al after endless calls to find someone who would install all the duct work for a new HVAC system in our Victorian gut job. He was recommended by a high ranking Homestars Heating and Cooling company that only did service and furnace or A/C replacements. This is was my first major renovation so I needed a lot of hand holding - Al informed me that since more than half of the system was being replaced (all the walls we took out had the existing system) we needed to get an additional permit and have a system designed by a professional HVAC designer. Al suggested a great designer and worked with her to make a design we all could live with. Throughout the project Al was always responsive to my calls and requests, and is a truly honest and genuine guy. Even after the job was done he answered my calls and walked me through some trouble shooting when we had trouble getting the system to start. The things that could have been a bit better were that some of the holes cut were a bit generous, and we ended up with a few extra cut outs that we have had to patch up, and there was some leftover debris at the end of the job (something that seems to be the norm with every other contractor we have had throughout our project), but in the end what matters is that we passed our city inspection, the house is warm (on all four levels) now that Fall is here, and Al was straightforward with us throughout the process. Al knows old Toronto homes, and will find a way to get things done in the end, much more than I can say for a lot of other contractors I have worked with since. I would hire Al again, so give him a call and I'm sure he will be able to help you.
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Thank you Anne, yours was quite the jobsite and i'm so glad your happy with my workmanship. Re-installing existing equipment into older homes can be very tricky at the best of times but i certainly do enjoy a challenge :).
The best part is knowing your newly renovated home is up to your standards....
Re debris left.... My apologies, i truly thought i removed it all, i always try to leave a jobsite cleaner than when i arrive... A.L.