The scope of our project was extensive, requiring us to move out for 6 months (March 2018 - Sept 2018). We live in east end Toronto, (Coxwell/Danforth area), our home is semi-detached and approx 80 years old. Work completed: basement lowering (handled by a different contractor), 3 story extension out the back, main and second floor remodeling. Mike was lead contractor and did a spectacular job. Among the many highlights:
- Always working: our neighbours often commented that there were people at our house every single day. Mike did not want to waste any time. He scheduled sub-contractors in a way that allowed progress to be made every day.
-On time delivery: it was critical that we moved back home by Labour Day 2018. We did. That in itself speaks volumes. It was of course a bit hairy in the last two weeks but that is to be expected. Mike and team were still coming by for another month or so after moving in which was not ideal but in the big scheme of things, totally fine.
- High quality: It really came through that Mike did not want to cut corners. It seemed as if he cared as if the house were his own. That passion was evident and shows in the final product.
- Problem solving: Any issues we ran into were dealt with efficiently and effectively. He dealt with unexpected surprises behind the walls, sensitive neighbours, among other things. We met on a near-weekly basis to deal with day-to-day questions/challenges and he always offered a solution to the issue of the day.
-Fairness: this was a big project. It was not perfectly smooth. On occasion we ran into communication issues that led to questions about cost one way or the other. We were totally upfront with Mike about these issues and he was great in responding likewise. Just last month, nearly 6 months after moving in, he came by to pay for a water meter that was accidentally disposed of. It was an amazing gesture of fairness that speaks volumes about his commitment to getting the job done right.
Overall, we would highly recommend Mike and his team.