Dependable Renovations Ltd.

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124, 370, 5222 130th Ave SE Calgary AB • T2E 7P6
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Greg in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Integrity, quality, and value.

We had a fantastic experience with Dependable Renovations, and are thrilled with the outcome. Lisa and Barry provided detailed plans and budgets, and maintained excellent communications throughout the project. The trades were true artists, and very respectful of our home while on site. We will absolutely use Dependable Renovations for our next project.

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Hey Greg,
Thank you so much for your kind words! We LOVED working with you & Tara... wait can I say that again?! We LOVED working with you guys!! ? We hope you enjoy your gorgeous bathrooms for years to come - they really did turn out to be the "gems" that Tara described at the beginning.
Thanks for trusting us with your project - crossing our fingers for the lottery so we can get started on that custom home! ?
All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Bill & Norma in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Dependable Renovations made the venture into a major renovation so much less stressful than we anticipated. The scheduling of sub trades was on time, and the work was completed one week earlier than expected. The company owners, Lisa and Barry, are outstanding to work with and were readily available at anytime to answer questions. They handled our many questions and uncertainties with grace and patience and we were treated with caring and concern, not simply just another project client. Their hands-on approach, coupled with their excellent organization and time management skills, and genuine personalities and strong personal character gave us a great sense of confidence that we were in good hands for our kitchen renovation. That meant a great deal to us, given that we heard so much in the news about the perils of hiring a renovation contractor. We would not hesitate to recommend Dependable Renovations to anyone.

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Hi Bill & Norma,
You were both such a pleasure to work with - speaking of "strong personal character" you are two of the strongest and most amazing individuals we've met. We feel so blessed not only to have worked with you but to have gained you as friends! :)
We know you will have many years enjoying your beautiful new home; you definitely deserve it!!
All the very best,
Barry & Lisa

Private User
1 review Okotoks, AB
10/10

Dependable Renovations are 'DEPENDABLE'! You will not be disappointed with their work. Communication is easy and information flows well. There are always little blips at the finishing stage and they were taken care of immediately. The workers they hire are clean and very nice.

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Thank you so much for your review, Beth! We so enjoyed working on the school and are beyond thrilled to see how excited the students & teachers were to move in. :) We love seeing how it turned out and know you will have many years of use in those new classrooms and that gorgeous science lab.
All the best!
Barry & Lisa

R in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Our project involved a major bathroom / laundry renovation with structural changes, as well as a number of updates to ceilings, flooring, and lighting throughout the house. Dependable was excellent to work with - great GC with awesome trades as well. They were pragmatic but ensured a really beautiful result, on time and on budget. They looked after many details for us without being asked and without additional charges. All part of their terrific service! Barry is knowledgeable and great to work with. Lisa is uber-organized and did an amazing job of quoting and invoicing. Everything was well communicated and very clear! Very happy customers!

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Hi Ramona!
Thanks so much for the glowing review... it's always great to hear positive feedback and you were a big part of making it such a success... definitely one of the most hands-on clients we've ever had! :) I LOVE how it all turned out and cannot wait to get the photos back - there are some amazingly awesome features of your house and I have a feeling the pics are going to be stunning!
Thanks again for choosing us to collaborate on your project, we had a great time working with you and know you'll enjoy the "new" spaces for years to come. :)
All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Private User
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

We did a renovation in our 1950s bungalow that included removing a supporting beam, two pillars, placing a new top on the existing island, knocking down a wall, installing a railing and installing a new big window into the garden. We have nothing but great things to say about dependable renovations. Barry and his team were incredibly professional, punctual, within the time frame they estimated, and most importantly, within budget! They expertly troubleshooted problems, helped us with major decisions, and worked with us to develop cost effective strategies. The place looks completely transformed! I would definitely, whole heartedly recommend them!

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Hi Basia, thank you so much for your kind review!

We loved working with you guys and felt privileged that we were able to be your contractor and friends. If Kato ever needs a puppy sitter please do let us know!! :)

Your house looks incredible; the change is so dramatic and made such a great visual impact! We're thrilled with the outcome and know you'll enjoy the change for years to come.

All the best,
Barry and Lisa

Trudy and Mark in Toronto
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

We called 10 different renovation companies before interviewing 5. Selecting Barry and Lisa Johnson and their company Dependable Renovations was the best choice we could have made! Barry Johnson was consistently on time from that very fist meeting. He is a friendly, serious and concise in his communication. Lisa will follow up on communication, selections and budget through every step of the process. Lisa and Barry have selected a team of trades that are also the best at their jobs. The architect worked with us to ensure the scope was what we desired. We felt overwhelming at having to select every item for our house and wanted to avoid costly selection mistakes. Lisa and Barry arranged for us to meet with from the different trades/businesses who worked with us closely to spend our money wisely and without regret. Each and every trades person was highly skilled, personable and were able to help us achieve our goal for our dream house. Both Barry and Lisa oversaw each selection and made many suggestions along the way to improve our renovation. After the project start date we double the scope of the renovations. None the less, Dependable Renovations had our house move in ready on the original completion date! We appreciate their attention to small details that made this experience a positive one. Dependable Renovations lives up to their name and we would use their services again in a heartbeat.

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Hey Mark & Trudy,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your project! We enjoyed working with you both so much; it was great from start to finish, and we're thrilled with the outcome! Your "new" home is amazing and we know your family will enjoy it for years.
Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to work with you, looking forward to the "After Photos"! :)
All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Sam and Anne in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

After consulting with 5 different general contractors (some through word of mouth recommendations and others from searching Houzz.com), Barry with Dependable walked through our door. We knew right away that he was the one we wanted to deal with as we gutted our main floor while attempting to still live in the house!! Barry, Lisa and Dependable Renovations dealt with all our requests, changes, stresses, etc., with professionalism, calmness, and promptness. Barry was a stickler with the schedule and made sure all the sub-contractors kept on track. Lisa kept all the paperwork in check and was so readily available. If you need a contractor that you can trust and who will get the job done right, then call Dependable Renovations.

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Hey Anne & Sam,
Thanks so much for the review! We loved working with your family and are so thrilled with how your project turned out! Hope you're able to enjoy it for many many years! :)
All the best,
Lisa

Candace Konnert in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

I really can't say enough good things about this company. This was a 6-month renovation and it was right on schedule, start to finish. Barry and Lisa were wonderful to work with. They explained every detail of the process and were very responsive to the questions we had along the way. Their attention to detail was outstanding and they really worked hard to make this a good experience for us. It was also clear that the trades and suppliers we worked with had good relationships with them and we observed first-hand how important that is in making the process go smoothly. So kudos to you Barry and Lisa and thanks so much!

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Hey Candace!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us! It sure does make it easy working with great people; we thoroughly enjoyed working with you & Mark! :) So happy to see you thrilled with the outcome - the before and after is stunning and we hope you have many many opportunities to use that fabulous open concept kitchen! We'll pop by for a photo shoot after you and Maddie have had a chance to do all of your shopping... ;)
All the very best and thanks again for the choosing us as your renovation partner!
Barry & Lisa

tamiandcraig in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

We love our newly renovated basement and ensuite! From the planning stages to the completion of the project and beyond, Barry and Lisa answered all of our questions in a timely and satisfactory manner. While the project was ongoing, Jeremy and/or Ian were on-site daily, and always more than happy to answer any questions we had. We are very pleased with the finished product. Thanks Barry and Lisa. It was a pleasure working with you.

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Thanks so much, Tami, you were fabulous to work with! So thrilled for your new ensuite retreat and that amazing basement - lots of room for entertaining and relaxing. Great to hear you are happy with everything and know it will give you lots of enjoyment for many years to come!
Best to you & Craig!
Barry & Lisa

Janice Hafso-Gunn from Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

We have had the pleasure to work with Barry and Lisa Johnson, Dependable Renovation's on 2 major projects. The first project, included the kitchen and ensuite. This part was completed in the winter months, when we were away. This turned out to be a very convenient, and efficient way of getting these areas renovated. We had complete trust with Barry and his crew, ongoing communication consistently, while we were away. We came home to a beautiful new kitchen and ensuite. We were very happy with the skills, expertise's and quality the trades service workers provided. We found Dependable Reno's to be very professional, conscientious, and very willing to answer any questions or concerns that we may have had.
Now, we are in the middle of the second project, and so far, everything is moving well. We can hardly wait until the finished product(s).
We would not hesitate, at all to contact Barry and Lisa for future projects. And, we would be very happy to recommend Dependable Reno's, to our families and friends. Thank you!

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Thanks, Janice! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you & Hugh, and are so honoured that you had us back for the 2nd Phase. It's been a great project and things look fantastic - the 1st Phase ties in perfectly with the railing matched to the cabinets; it looks like it was all done together! Looking forward to the photo shoot & open house in the next little while! :)
Thanks again,
Barry & Lisa

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More about Dependable Renovations Ltd.

Choosing who to trust with your renovation project or custom home build is a big decision. You want someone who will look after your home as if it were their own; someone who will listen to you and guide you through the design, selection and construction processes; someone you can rely on with absolute confidence to do the job right.

Dependable Renovations is an owner-operated business that combines our wealth of knowledge in both new home construction and residential renovations with the care and attention to detail that only comes when dealing directly with business owners. No one cares for our company and our clients like we do!

Our team of professional suppliers and sub-trades are the upper echelon of the construction industry; dealing only with those holding standards as high as our own ensures we are able to deliver stunning results every single time. Our attention to quality workmanship and post-completion service gives you peace of mind knowing that every facet of your project will be handled with care; even years down the road.

We realize that relationships are key, and go to great lengths to create a connection with each client. A renovation or custom build is not simply putting up drywall and painting a few walls; it’s about creating a positive change in your home that will last for years to come!

Our Renovation and Custom Home Building Services include:
* Full Home Renovations
* Gourmet Kitchens
* Custom Basement Developments
* Luxury Bathrooms
* Exterior Make-Overs
* Basement, Main Floor and 2nd Floor Additions
* Custom Home Builds

CATEGORIES
General Contractors
SERVICES
Home Renovations Home Building Custom Cabinetry Basement Developments Kitchen Renovations Exterior Make-Overs Basement, Main Floor & 2nd Floor Additions
BRANDS
Dependable Renovations Ltd.
STYLES
All style trends and preferences
SPECIALITIES
Upscale Home Renovations
WEBSITE
http://dependablerenovations.com/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2005
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque, Etransfer
LICENSES
Province of Alberta Pre-Paid General Contractor License, individual city business licenses
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB A+ Rating, RenoMark, CHBA, BILD, Progressive Home Warranty, WCB
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Building Moisture Control
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$30,000
BONDED
Yes
PROJECT RATE
Unlimited
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years labour & materials
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