Dependable Renovations Ltd.

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

Mud room renovation

Our mudroom was also our laundry room, and it was a nightmare. We didn't know how to make better use of our space: The floor was covered in a combination of laundry and shoes, and there was no room to walk in the door, as the washer and dryer were right behind it. Clothes hung to dry and we had to use the hallway to hang our coats and hats. There was no space for hampers, no space to fold, and no place to walk in the door and leave our outdoor clothes. Interestingly enough, it also had 11 foot high ceilings, which we found to be a sad waste of space. Barry from Dependable Renovations came to look and immediately talked about what great space for seasonal shelving! He told us the rough cost of having our washer and dryer moved to the basement, and then the cost of locker systems and shelving.

We were pleasantly surprised with how easy the process of renovating was, as this was our first major renovation we had ever done. Lisa from Dependable Renovations set up a meeting with all of the contractors who would work on our room, and then was quick to give us a quote and detailed calendar of who would be working when, along with everything that needed to be done. Everything worked like clockwork, the people Dependable Renovations work with are incredibly knowledgeable, honest and friendly, even taking the time to meet our highly timid dog.

Our basement was impeccably set up for our washer and dryer, and our new mud room is so lovely, we often joke about how we should eat our dinner in there. The amount of storage we now have is incredible and having the laundry moved out of our mud room was the best thing we ever did. We have four locker-style areas for each member of our family's outer wear, we have a shoe rack storage system, and we have beautiful cupboards above it all for seasonal storage. We even have a lovely bench to sit on. We LOVE our renovation, and Lisa and Barry from Dependable Renovations made it SO easy. We will most certainly be calling them in the future when other renovations need to be done.

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Hey Allison!!
Thank You so much for your amazing review! We were so honored to be called in for your project, couldn't have asked for better people to work with! Hope you enjoy your gorgeous mudroom for years and years and years. :)
All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Vista Decorating Ltd.
Vista Decorating Ltd.
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Painting Projects.

We have worked with Dependable Renovations Ltd. numerous times for more than a year, their work ethic and management is unbeatable, they strongly believe in planning and executing. If you are looking to develop a renovation I highly recommend Dependable Renovations Ltd., I promise you will not regret it.

Daniel Y.
Vista Decorating Ltd.

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Hey Daniel thanks so much for your kind words! We feel the same way about Vista! Working with professionals always delivers stunning results. ?
Looking forward to many more,
Barry & Lisa

Sure-Fit Mechanical Ltd. in Calgary
Sure-Fit Mechanical Ltd. in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Supplier to Dependable Renovations

We have had the pleasure of working with Barry and Lisa on a number of projects.
Always professional, courteous and very friendly not only with their clients but with our staff.
Complete attention to detail and quality workmanship are the key, and this Company has always proved that this is the case.
We are proud to be associated with Dependable Renovations Ltd.

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Hey Guys!
Thanks so much for the awesome feedback, we feel the very same way about the Sure-Fit team. :) Glad to be working with you all on an continual basis, we love the easy communication between us and your spec packages ROCK! ;)

Laporte Surfaces Inc.
Laporte Surfaces Inc.
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Fantastic company!

We have been privileged to collaborate with Barry and Lisa on a number of projects to date. The entire crew is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Each project is treated with equal diligence, no matter the size, and every client is valued. It is always a pleasure working alongside Dependable.

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Thanks so much Hana! Makes our job easier working with professionals like you & Shayne. So glad we found each other!

Greg in Calgary
Greg in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom(s) Renovations

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

A great company to work with for our renovation!

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
Private User
Private User reviews Okotoks, AB
10/10

Commercial Renovation

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
R in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathrooms, foyer, laundry, bedrooms

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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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
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Living room/kitchen renovation

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

Kitchen, Ensuite, Flooring and Upgrades

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

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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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