Kurmak Builders

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Calgary AB T2C 4Z2
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MBOC in Calgary
MBOC in Calgary
15 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Whole House Renovation

We opted for a whole house renovation.

We cannot praise Kurmak enough for not only being a delightful working experience, but also the quality of their work on our renovation.

It was a joy to work with Frank, Paul, Tarl, Anne and Kim. Lisa , our designer, was phenomenal. Her passion, flair and eye for detail along with her solid advice was second to none!

The whole team is professional, dependable and approachable. They use highly skilled tradespeople and stand by their work.

We met, regularly, and were always aware of how the project was progressing, and if there were choices or decisions to be made.

Our home has been completely transformed into an open,warm and very inviting space.

We have no hesitation in recommending Kurmak especially if you want professionalism and high quality workmanship.

Our heartfelt thanks to all at Kurmak for the wonderful home and great working experience. It has surpassed all our dreams!

Approximate cost of services:
$500,000.00
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are very grateful to hear how happy you are with the quality of the work and overall experience. We are honoured to hear you say that you would recommend us.

Edward in Calgary
Edward in Calgary
3 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Ensuite & walk-in closet renovation

After several years of debating an ensuite renovation we finally moved forward in early 2022. We shopped around for reputable contractors and ended up requesting quotes from three. Kurmaks quote came in the middle, but it was the professionalism, ease of communication, reputation and willingness to work with us on design and cost that made us choose them. Frank was very flexible when we asked him to look at cost cutting alternatives and presented several options.

The whole team was amazing and given we live in a condo with strict rules around work hours, garbage disposal and cleanliness, everyone made sure to abide. There were other renos happening in the building at the same time and our concierge was extremely pleased with Kurmaks professionalism and compliance. Paul oversaw the whole project and was meticulous in ensuring all the little details were done to perfection. Hes also fun to converse with!

The work started while we were away in mid-September and finished just before our annual Christmas party in mid-December. There were no concerns about leaving the place in their capable hands. The trades were very respectful of our home and made sure that everything was cleaned before leaving for the day.

Although we didnt use Lisas services often, the input she provided was right on the mark. She helped us with a few selections when we were getting confused on our choices.

Its been just over 2 months since the work was completed and we are thrilled with our new ensuite and walk-in closet. The functionality, design and workmanship are better than we could have initially imagined. As I told Frank, my morning routine takes longer now as I luxuriate in my new surroundings! I wouldnt hesitate to use Kurmak Builders again, or recommend them to friends or family.

Approximate cost of services:
$90,000.00
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BP in Calgary
BP in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Kitchen, Powder Room and Laundry Room

Without a doubt, Kurmak Builders made our vision become a reality!

Frank listened to what we wanted to see in our powder room, laundry area, and kitchen (especially our kitchen), proposed options and made suggestions which we may not have considered (i.e. flat painted ceiling, recessed wall for fridge, gimble over recessed lights over fireplace). Lisa guided us in our selections of finishes in cabinetry, tiles, countertop, etc. always prepared and preselected what could possibly work in the rooms to minimize the daunting number of choices to wade through. Anne was always on top of any concerns we had no matter how minor they seemed and made it right! And Paul, a perfectionist in his own right, inspected and ensured trades completed tasks at hand.

From Day One, Frank and his team were wonderful and made this renovation experience extremely enjoyable. Each of them paid attention to details; there was minimal disruption (since we stayed in our home); and we were able stay within our budget. We would recommend Kurmak Builders to anyone planning a renovation in their future!

Approximate cost of services:
$70,000.00
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Chantal in Toronto
Chantal in Toronto
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Kitchen Renovation

My husband and I decided to embark on a kitchen renovation and of course were a bit nervous about where to start, not certain on the process and price point. We contacted probably 8 or so companies to get an idea of cost, process and timelines and from that exact moment we knew that Kurmak Builders were the right choice. They were the only company that not only provided a quote, but the owner, Frank, followed up to explain the quote in detail and in person. The quote was very detailed and their pricing competitive. Once we decided to proceed with them and signed our contract, the entire process was easy to go through. They have a great platform that tracks all communication so nothing is missed, provides detailed schedules so you know what is happening when, keeps track of all selections and more importantly how your selections impact the overall cost of the project. We did have a slight delay with our countertop selection due to a defect that was caught before they were installed and the team went out of their way to provide alternatives or workarounds so our kitchen was more functional while we waited for the next shipment. The last part that has really impressed me has been the walk throughs, they ensure to check for any deficiencies and have scheduled quick touch ups as required, showing that they stand behind their work and ensure their customer is happy with the final product. Each person on the Kurmak team has been a dream to work with. Lisa was extremely helpful during the design and selection process and Tarl & Paul made navigating the schedules and the overall project a stress free experience. If we ever decide on future home improvement projects they will be our first and only call and would recommend to anyone looking to embark on a renovation.

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for the kind words Chantal; we are pleased to hear how happy you are with the quality of work and overall experience.

GGrant
GGrant
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Modernize 1950s Entryway Closet

Our home was built in 1958, and our small closet, with sliding mirror doors, at the front entry, was driving me crazy. It seemed like every time I went to open the closet, the door was jammed, and I was forever fighting with the doors to get into the closet. I had Lisa, the designer, from Kurmak Builders, come out to see what we could do with the closet. She suggested taking the doors off in order to create an open closet. She designed the new space with an upper shelf with baskets, a bench, shelves for shoes under the bench, and shiplap backing, complete with hooks for hanging jackets.

Lisa took measurements and then quickly produced drawings to give me an idea of what the space would look like. In addition, since I wanted to repaint my house, Lisa helped me pick paint colors, and I love the colors she chose.

I am very happy with how the closet turned out. It looks great! I love the open concept and never having to fight with sliding closet doors again. The team at Kurmak Builders did a great job with my small project. I would certainly call them again with any future renovation projects.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,800.00
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Rennel in Calgary
Rennel in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Exceeded Expectations – I have high expectations

Kurmak developed my basement. The process was much more pleasant then my experience with other contractors with the end product being exceptional. Allow me to highlight but a small sample of the differences I experienced between Kurmak and others who I worked with in the past:

They billed their standard as a ‘mid tier’. I found that as we went through selections I never had to ‘upgrade’ the selection to obtain a great product: from the stone counters, to the cabinetry to the flooring – there was not one higher priced change that happened. I was surprised given that my previous experience was that the ‘initial’ sticker price always escalated, particularly with selections. The budget that was agreed, was the budget that was obtained.
I never had to point out a flaw in workmanship. Initially, I would go to the basement daily and provide a list of items that were flawed. Every time I did, it turns out they had already taken steps to address and informed me of all the other items they identified. This was the first time I have not needed to fret over flaws – every one I noticed was always remedied (without me having to mention). Their eye for detail is top tier.
The engagement of the in-house designer was a game changer. Although my better half has an eye for design, we both agree that the expertise that was provided significantly contributed to a build that is now the envy of anyone who visits. Every colour, every detail simply hangs together seamlessly.

In a nutshell perhaps what says it all, if I am to do any upgrades or remodels there is only one company that I will do this with – Kurmak.

Approximate cost of services:
$120,000.00
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Company Response

Rennel,
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear how happy you are with the quality of the work and overall experience. We are honoured to hear you say that you would recommend us and use us again.

John in Calgary
John in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Kurmak Kitchen and Main-bath Renovations

Our kitchen and main-bath renovations were our second experience with the Kurmak team. Frank’s expert management from design to completion, kept our renovation on track, on time and on budget. Lisa’s design expertise and artistic understanding helped us choose the shapes, functionality, and colours for all components in our updated kitchen and main bath. Paul effectively supervised our job and provided floor protection, demolition, management of the various trades, interim comforts like counters and sinks, and cleanup. Together, the team created beautiful spaces that function wonderfully and provide more storage than we thought possible.
Casa Flores Custom Cabinetry played a big part in our renovation. Jolanda and Humberto’s team produced beautiful cabinets and open shelves. The new kitchen island adds form and function. We have significantly more storage space in our kitchen. One new cabinet was made to match the existing cupboards and looks like an original piece.
Pacific Stone, along with Lisa’s input, helped us select countertops that are beautiful and bring all the new and existing kitchen and main-bath components together in a way that is pleasing to the eye. The plumbing fixtures from Canyon Plumbing were expertly installed and function as expected. After Eight Interiors provided and installed great backsplashes that nicely tie the cupboards, cabinets, and countertops together. The whole project was beautifully completed with fixtures from Cartwright Lighting and wall finishes from Timeless Painting.

Approximate cost of services:
$37,000.00
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Company Response

John, thank-you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We appreciate your trust in us to bring your vision to life once again with your Kitchen and main bathroom renovations. Our entire team loved working with you and Kathie. Wishing you good health and happiness, Team Kurmak

Jennifer and Matt
Jennifer and Matt
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Kitchen Renovation

My husband and I are extremely happy with the work that Frank, Lisa and his team at Kurmak builders completed for us. As soon as we met Frank, we knew his professionalism and attention to detail were what we needed to get the kitchen renovation completed. Given this was our first renovation, Kurmak was there every step of the way guiding us through building and design details. We now have a beautiful kitchen that gets compliments every time someone comes over! We had a small space to work with where other contractors couldn't see our vision, but Kurmak made it work. Renovations can be overwhelming, but with Frank and his team everything came together perfectly and we couldn't be happier with the results!

Approximate cost of services:
$60,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks so much, Jennifer & Matt! We really appreciate your positive review, but more importantly, it was a pleasure working with you.

Adrienne
Adrienne
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Third renovation with Kurmak over 6 years

This is the 3rd renovation we have done with Kurmak and we were not disappointed. We decided to redo the finished basement. It originally was an awkward open space, which we completely redesigned. We redid a bathroom, changed a bedroom to a workout room with a murphy bed, added a theatre room and an office. We also removed an exterior door and replaced a picture window with French doors out to our garden, where we added an outdoor gas heater. Everything was done to Kurmak’s usual high standards. The basement is much more functional and has not lost the airy feel. The theatre is amazing and has been used extensively since the COVID-19 outbreak. If you want a renovation done right, call Kurmak. You will not be disappointed.

Approximate cost of services:
$200,000.00
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Thank you Adrienne. Once again a pleasure to serve you and your family.

John in Calgary
John in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

En-suite Renovation

Experiencing a Kurmak Builders’ renovated en-suite for the first time was awesome. It's beautiful and shows off the attention to detail from Kurmak’s team and all of the subtrades. More importantly though, was using the en-suite. We now have one month’s experience in it. The functionality is terrific, and the design fits our needs perfectly. We look forward to the next project, the kitchen.

Approximate cost of services:
$30,000.00
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Company Response

John, Thank-you for taking the time to submit your great review and feedback. It was a pleasure working with you and Kathie. We are so glad to hear you are enjoying your new en-suite, and we look forward to working with you on your kitchen!

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Kurmak Builders is an Award-Winning Design-Build renovation firm. We work closely with our Clients to create a custom home that is tailored to their lifestyle and family. Passion is what drives our team to provide you with an experience & final product that exceeds your expectations . Looking to chat ...
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