We hired this firm initially for a large renovation project, but had to walk away pretty quickly into the project. They came and saw the house, did thorough walk throughs, and met with us to understand our budget and goals (max $200k budget, but we agreed to aim for $150k to be comfortable). We agreed to proceed with them and a couple weeks after providing a $10,500 deposit they provided us with a detailed estimate for over $360,000. Knowing we didn't have that kind of money we asked for other options...and were told "maybe we should just sell the place"!
Needless to say we couldn't continue working with them when the initial estimates had already doubled before the work even begun. We were relying on this contractor to only take the job if he could work with our budget and had a few meetings about this before signing the contract...so to hear that shortly after handing over the cheque was a shock.
We were very discouraged to be out the $10,500 deposit, which was not refunded, but at least we found another fantastic contractor who did it the project we wanted on the budget we could afford (with higher end specs than SouthPark had included in their $360k estimate I should note).
Would not recommend this team at all...awful start to our project and we lost a significant amount of money....it was a very expensive estimate and set us back two months in the project when we had to go find a new contractor.