June 2022 - By way of update, we moved into our completed house in March 2022. The 10-month project was completed on time and we felt fully informed all the way on the status of completion. Overall, our major renovation was so extensive on construction (only the original foundation and some exterior walls remained) that we effectively received an incredible new custom home with high quality finishes and design. There were many unique design touches (custom skylight) for which we have received several compliments. RS Homes has a terrific set of trades who are highly professional and take pride in their workmanship which is shown in their willingness to keep coming back and make adjustments until the customer is satisfied. As we mentioned in an earlier post, being able to deal directly with the owner (Ramtin) is a huge advantage over other custom build companies - and that paid off whenever there were disagreements on pricing, clarity on scope of contract or quality of service. Ramtin consistently stepped in and made sure that through his brother (Ramsin), we were ultimately happy. We would recommend that anyone considering a new custom build or major renovation give RS Homes a call as you will not be disappointed - they stand behind their family owned name and business. Thank you for making our vision of our dream home come true!
June 2021 - We contacted several home builders to provide quotes for a complete renovation of all floors and finished basement of our 3000 sq foot house. The house was already stripped to the wall studs and we had some ideas of major changes (e.g. addition over garage) and also welcomed ideas from the builders. RS Homes, was by far the most open to our suggestions, never said "it can't be done" and was honest in providing advice for things which would not add value or could cause issues in the future. Unlike other builders, you deal directly with the owners of RS Homes and they constantly communicate where there might be changes to the original estimate and work tirelessly going back and forth with architects and engineers to make your vision happen. For example, we wanted a major change to the front elevation going from a flat roof design to steep gables and Ramtin (President) and Ramsin (Senior Project Manager) spent many hours working behind the scenes until we were satisfied with the final design. We had many builders and contractors tell us that the ideas we were suggesting couldn't be done or be too costly - the same ideas that RS Homes is now undertaking without complaining.
While we are two months in the design and early construction, we have been very impressed with their attention to detail, constant transparency about the progress, and professional interaction with our family. Taking a 30-year-old house and doing a major renovation to modernize it and change structural walls, roof trusses, and masonry could cause other builders to panic or significantly increase costs - but RS Homes has been great and fair thus far! You should not hesitate to give Ramtin a call to discuss your home renovation/full tear down and rebuild vision. We will update this review on completion.
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Dear Sonia & Sonny,
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you are happy with progress of your project. You are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to staying focused to complete your dream home.
Major renovation like yours requires not only trust in constant communication between two parties but also a detail-oriented, confident professionals to manage the process from start.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have any question or friends are planning a future project.
Thank you for believing in RS Homes.
Ramtin Sotoadeh P.Eng.