We engaged DiRenzo Group to renovate our basement and replace our backyard fence in September 2015. The aim of the renovation was to update the entire downstairs area, create additional living space and storage and to enhance overall functionality. We also wanted to improve the heat retention and insulation in the house.
Mike delivered on all fronts and more! He offered great value and fair pricing with the work he and his crew did. We found him to be flexible, easy to work out any concerns with, accessible and accommodating. He scheduled his projects such that he did not have them all going at the same time which enabled him to be on the jobsite every day and stayed on top of the job as it progressed. That plus the everyday communication as to what was to take place next and notifying us of potential issues were very much appreciated.
His crew, headed by Tony and Ariel, were efficient, reliable, punctual, and always respectful of our space. They kept our place clean and safe throughout the project. Mike mostly brought in tradespeople (plumber, electrician, tile layer etc.) whom he knew well and is used to working with. All inspections and code compliance certification were done and issued with hardly any holdups. Whenever there were emerging needs or surprises (which any renovation project can bring up), he proved himself to be responsive and was quick to resolve such to our satisfaction.
He worked with us to keep the costs within our budget. The only extras we paid for were upgrades and changes from our original plan which we requested and approved. The custom-built vanity (which we were responsible for) was delayed so the project went a bit over schedule. Once delivered, Mike and his crew were back in our house to finish the remaining work in no time.
Now we have a bright, inviting lower level where we expect to spend many a winter day for family time or entertaining – plus a solid and sturdy backyard fence all set for our next summer bbq! We will continue to pass his name around to friends who need an honest, reliable, licensed and insured general contractor.