R&C Contracting

Basement Renovation
Oshawa ON L1J4H1
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Stacey Wilson from Toronto
Stacey Wilson from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement renovation

We hired R&C Contracting to finish our basement and we where very worried at begining because had bad experience with hiring other contractors in past. But the owner oft his company Chance Gibson knows his stuff did wonderful work on our home finished our basement from top to bottom in 28 days and its gorgeous great job guys thank you so much! ;)

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Patrick from Oshawa
Patrick from Oshawa
1 review Oshawa, ON
10/10

Custom columns/ cabinetry

R&C Contracting the young man who runs this company very talented he build custom kitchen cabinets from solid maple/Granite counter and 6- custom 8' pillars for my new house gorgeous work me and my wife are very happy and have all ready referred him to many friends and family.
Chance was very respectful clean and hard working , price is fair not cheapest but very fair again 100% satisfied and will hire again in future.

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JP from Oshawa
JP from Oshawa
1 review Oshawa, ON
0/10

(4) Interlock Steps

Friday I signed and paid 50% ($500) a contract to complete interlock steps (4 of them) in my kitchen walkout to backyard a 1-2 day job to be started on Monday.... e-mailed me Saturday night saying he had to be somewhere else Monday so he never showed up. Tuesday he showed up and called to tell me his supplier gave him the wrong product and it would cost $200 more to use it or he could load it up and return it... I said its okay just use it, $200 is not that big of a deal....then he worked for 3 hours and went home. Wednesday he showed up for a bit and got 1 row of steps done (3 more to go). Finally Thursday he showed up and completed the steps.. they look nice but he was just in a hurry to get paid and home. Some are chipped, 1 is cracked, 2 are loose and on top of that he said his trailer was full so he would come back tomorrow to dispose of the wooden deck material that was removed from the existing steps and mortar/pipe the seams between the bricks so that the sand would stay in and not wash away to hold everything tight.....Friday he blamed the rain and said he would send a guy Sunday or Monday... still nothing....Sent e-mails and called Tuesday no responses.... so the deck lumber is still at my house sitting there. On top of that he left everything in the back yard coated in dust, couldn't even spray the bbq or windows down with the garden hose he was using back there....the price was right but like i said he screwed up with the materials and ended up using more expensive ones so the price was supposed to be $1,000 and ended up at $1,200 Chance later sent me an e-mail saying if any of the neighbours ask to tell them $1,800 for the same project.

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Josef Serfaty from Richmond Hill
Josef Serfaty from Richmond Hill
1 review Richmond Hill, ON

First Review

0/10

Basement Finishing

My wife and I had just bought our first home - with an unfinished basement. We met with a bunch of contractors and R&C Contracting (aka R&C Quality Contracting) seemed like good fit for our needs. Chance (owner) had some idea for our basement that got us interested. we called reference and they checked out. The work started and was planned for 4 weeks. In the beginning, the work was looking good, although I had to regularly check up on the work and point out some errors (they didn't notice a vent they had dislodged and I asked Chance twice to fix it - I could have fixed it myself). Chance often showed up late but since he said he was driving from Oshawa, it didn't bother me too much. As the weeks went on, the work wasn't progressing. After 6 weeks, the basement was almost finished but finishing was very poor - stairs were made with floor boards on top of the builder's stairs, the paint was blotchy... He managed to convince us to give him the final payment and he gave us a cheque (in good faith) for the amount towards a unit we asked him to build for the kitchen. He still showed after to to some things but then one day, he vanished.
Two weeks later, we get an email from his account but signed from someone else saying that an accident happened and that they would have someone complete the work. We had asked this person to get in touch with us - never happened. We investigate ed the address that was on the contract (100 Consilium Pl, Scarborough, ON M1H 3E3) nobody in the complex has heard of him.
Btw, Chance always seems to be having problems with his phone.
Two months later, in March & April, I send him an email saying that if I don't receive any word from, I'll need to sell some of his equipment he left behind. Half an hour later, he replies; says he'll be ready to go mid-may. I tried to arrange a meet with him at least, no reply. I've been emailing every week, no reply. I 've been calling every week, voice-mail full. We're close to the end of June and still nothing.
It was a very expensive mistake and we've learned our lesson. So now, we have 2 air conditioning vents that have been sealed up by drywall - I've to make my ceiling look like swiss cheese to locate them. The bathroom vent wasn't closed on the outside of the house - fortunately, I bought the grate to close it off before the winter came. Light fixtures are not installed. Paint is always blotchy.
I believe his "website" is just pictures from other people's work.
Now with a baby on the way, I don't think we'd have the opportunity to make it look nice. and I have home theatre equipment still in their boxes - without a TV because we don't have the money because of Chance of R&C Contracting.
I hope that he mans up and least returns the money for the kitchen unit he was going to build and our garage remote!

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