Koru Construction

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23407 128 ave Maple Ridge BC v2x4r9
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Steve B, in Vancouver
Steve B, in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Total Renovation of Executive Condo with State of the Art Automation

After reviewing a number of firms, Chris and his team impressed us with their can do attitude creatively navigating very complex technical design challenges.

The scope work involved deconstructing the exciting suite back to concrete, and implementing state of the art finishes, infrastructure including an integrated heat-pump for AC, and a state of the art audio and lighting control system.

Finishing included custom millwork cabinetry, stone, and moving wall panels. The guest and master bathrooms are outstanding features of the renovation, second only to the dramatic fireplace and kitchen.

We would not hesitate to recommend Koru and their exceptional sub trades.

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Da Silva in New West
Da Silva in New West
3 reviews New Westminster, BC
10/10

Old Home Renovation

One year ago, we hired Chris and his team for a major renovation of our 105-year old home. They gutted and rebuilt the entire top floor and 1/2 of the main floor, also adding a bathroom. They removed walls plus a chimney and added structural beams. We also got new insulation, electrical/lights, plumbing, windows and drywall. It was a major job! We've gotten so many complements on the new staircase that Mark and Jay built! All renovations are stressful so it was invaluable to have a contractor who could communicate well and provide helpful suggestions. We've been enjoying house for over a year now (sorry for the late review) and wouldn't hesitate to hire Koru again for phase 2 of our renos!

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We are so glad to leave such a positive lasting impression. Thank you for remembering us; such a nice surprise! It was a pleasure working with you and on your house. Give us a call anytime to discuss phase 2 - we would love to be a part of it!

Wade in Surrey
Wade in Surrey
1 review Maple Ridge, BC
10/10

Main floor and basement

Chris and his crew at Koru Construction were great. They helped turn our unfinished basement into a great living space entertainment area with a bathroom. And gave us a main floor and kitchen that we've dreamed of

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Thanks Wade. Was a pleasure working for you. Enjoy your beautiful home with the family!

plogola
plogola
1 review Surrey, BC
10/10

Garage

Happy with work they did, always on time. Would recommend them to friends and family. Will hire them again on the next project

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Thanks guys! Enjoy your water tight garage!

James Mackenzie in Vancouver
James Mackenzie in Vancouver
2 reviews Vancouver, BC
10/10

Studio Apartment Renovation

Koru, led by Chris O’Leary, completely renovated my 1977 studio apartment in the summer and fall, 2017. My interior design firm, Good Space Design Group, led by Dwaina Sprague, highly recommended Koru, based on their previous experience on other projects with Koru. The renovated apartment is modern, calming, functional and very comfortable, exactly as I had hoped and Good Space had planned. I would recommend Koru to anyone seeking to renovate or to complete any construction project.

Koru respectfully followed the Good Space renovation drawings and specifications and followed up whenever there was any doubt about anything. Koru worked closely with Good Space throughout the renovation project, consulting with them on all design decisions and with me for any necessary changes in design. Koru were responsive to Good Space’s and my comments. They kept communications open and reported frequently on project progress. They were professional, courteous, sincere and friendly in our conversations and email correspondence. Their charges were reasonable, based on a cost plus arrangement, for which they provided detailed Koru and subcontractor work records.

Koru backed up their work and attended promptly to touch-ups recommended by Good Space following completion of their work. They kept a clean and orderly job site. Koru attended to all building permit applications. There were some delays beyond Koru’s control, for example, due to permit processes. There were also some additional costs due to unexpected discoveries, for example, the need to upgrade the electrical system to current Code standards. Koru immediately consulted with Good Space and me to explain the circumstances and to suggest a range of options to resolve these issues. I was most impressed that Chris, his Koru colleagues and Koru’s subcontractors paid careful, personal attention to all renovation details.

In the main room, Koru removed all existing flooring; levelled the concrete floor; installed drop ceiling, ceiling lights, engineered hardwood flooring, electrical receptacles and switches, window and door trim, baseboards, crown and transitions; and painted ceiling walls, doors and trim. In consultation with Good Space, they installed closet sliding doors and a custom-designed closet. In the kitchen, they removed and disposed of all cabinets, flooring and appliances; and installed new oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, cabinets, shelves, quartz counters, tile backsplash and sink and faucet.
In the bathroom, Koru demolished the entire room; installed tiled shower stall with shower head and diverter, bath tub, floor tile; vanity, quartz countertop and backsplash, basin, faucet, bathroom accessories and water-conserving toilet.

Thanks a million, Chris!

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Wow thanks James! What a glowing review. Thank you for being so easy going and understanding throughout the process and making our job easy. So glad you are happy with your new place. Good Space's design has made the space so functional and chic, we just implemented it. It was a pleasure working with you both!

J.Wong
J.Wong
1 review Coquitlam, BC
10/10

2 new bathrooms, basement kitchen, laundry area and other updates

We are very happy with Chris' professional workmanship for our home renovation. We updated a tired 50-year old house so that we could feel very comfortable living in it. He and his team were knowledgeable and friendly. Chris has a great sense of humour and always gave us great suggestions for each part of the house. We had our basement renovated (new kitchen, new laundy area, new walls for bedrooms, sound proofing celings), removing/modifying some walls upstairs, skimming popcorn ceilings, and adding 2 brand new washrooms upstairs. There were a few hiccups here and there, but he always gave us solutions as options. Chris is very good at problem-solving and always listened to our concerns. He is also very responsive. We would recommend Chris to anyone and we will definitely use him again for our future projects. Thanks for taking care of our new home while taking care of your newborn, Chris!

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Company Response

Thanks J! Enjoy your new home! Now that you have so much more space you can start to think about filling it with newborns of your own!

Rob in Vancouver
Rob in Vancouver
3 reviews Burnaby, BC
10/10

Townhouse renovation

Koru Construction completed a full renovation on our townhouse recently. Our designer Irene Fraser from Design Happens, recommended Koru Construction. We met with Chris and were pleased with his knowledge and quality customer service. He is quick to respond and easy going. He provided us with good advice and was easy to work with throughout the project. Although there were were hiccups along the way, they were dealt with professionally and we are very pleased with the results. His team and sub-trades transformed our tired, former rental townhouse into our dream home.

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Cheers Rob. I'm super happy you are happy with us and the result. You have a great location and space for hosting parties. Thanks for being easy to work with and don't forget to invite us to a one!

Valerie in Vancouver
Valerie in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Kitchen, Condo ceilings, Master closet & Interior Door Reno

It is with pleasure that I submit this review for Koru Construction. This is the second time I have hired Koru for a major renovation in my 1970's condo. I first hired them a couple of years ago to renovate my kitchen, which involved completely gutting the space, taking out part of a wall, changing the location of all the appliances and installing custom cabinets. I was so pleased with their work, that I contracted them again for my latest project which was scraping all the texture off the ceiling in the entire condo, removing the built-in valances over the windows & patio door, replacing all the interior doors and moulding and renovating the closet in the master bedroom. Throughout both renovations Chris and his team were a pleasure to work with. Chris was very helpful in the planning process and came up with creative solutions. His timelines were good and when there were delays, the cause was outside of his control, but he kept the communication open so I was updated along the way. On this last project there was a big delay at the end with some custom closet doors which was entirely the fault of the supplier and Chris was diligent about following up with them until they were finally done correctly. I appreciate his attention to detail, he is skilled, talented, thorough and knowledgeable. He has a great crew and brings in good subs. He listened to what I was hoping to achieve and had great suggestions to either add on to my ideas or modify them (when my champagne tastes overtook my beer budget!!). I have no hesitation in recommending Chris and his team for any project you are considering.

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Company Response

Thank you Valerie! You are so accommodating and easy going it makes our job easy and more enjoyable! Enjoy your home.

nikkib
nikkib
1 review West Vancouver, BC
10/10

House renovation

With Chris's expert guidance we turned our new home from a house with potential into our dream beach house. It's not on the beach it's close, but everyone walks in and says wow it's a beach house!
I feel so fortunate to have found Chris and his team. With a great attitude, fun and outstandingly professional workmanship the project was a good experience. Chris offered great advice, suggested projects that would enhance the house and add value along with education on areas worth reconsidering.
Chris has a really good eye for design and appreciation for quality. When we needed to decide where we could save money, Chris was able to offer really good suggestion and vendors to work with. Chris and his team hand made many special features offering a unique touch overall.
I would highly recommend Chris and would only use him in my future projects.

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Company Response

Thanks Nikki! You have an amazing family and we loved working with you. I think you nailed the beach house design and I am proud to have been able to implement it for you. Looking forward to working with you again.

design happens in Coquitlam
design happens in Coquitlam
36 reviews COQUITLAM, BC

First Review

10/10

renovation of townhouse

We have hired Chris of Koru construction to work on our renovation project. Would highly recommend them. Their attention to detail, timeliness and knowledge is commendable. Both Chris and his crew are first class and we have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is looking to do a renovation.

Irene - Design Happens

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Company Response

Thanks so much, it has been a pleasure to work with you too!

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More about Koru Construction

Koru Construction is a small firm based in Maple Ridge BC, serving Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Creating quality bespoke environments and lifelong relationships since 2012, we pride ourselves in exceptional craftsmanship, work ethic, and an ecological approach to building. What sets us apart from the crowd is our ...
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