Dependable Renovations Ltd.

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124, 370, 5222 130th Ave SE Calgary AB • T2E 7P6
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Laura M
Laura M
1 review De Winton, AB
10/10

Outstanding!

We are so pleased with our project, and the level of knowledge and professionalism of Barry, Lisa and all their tradespeople.

From the first meeting we felt at ease with them! The project began on time, and they were ready for us to move back in on the date promised. We were kept fully informed throughout the duration of the project by both Barry & Jim...and the BuilderTrend app they utilize was an excellent tool to make sure we could see in real-time what stage our project was at.

We can’t say enough good things about Dependable Renovations. They are an amazing team with top-notch qualified trades. Thank you Barry and Lisa!

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Thanks so much for your kind words, Laura!!

We're so happy we were able to help you resolve the 'renovation nightmare' that had happened previously. So glad you're able to totally enjoy your beautiful home now. :)

We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and look forward to staying in touch!

All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Alex S in Calgary
Alex S in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Kitchen + bathroom reno

Barry and Lisa did a major house reno for us (plumbing, kitchen, and two bathrooms). We have had a lot of experience with renos over the past 29 years (in 3 different provinces), and Dependable Renos was by far the best experience we have had.

Barry and Lisa have been fantastic!!! They gave us a detailed quote at the beginning of the project. They were very responsive and communicative throughout. The trades they work with were all amazing!!! The project was completed on time (despite a very tight timeline), and they went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect!!!

We will definitely work with them again, and would recommend them without hesitation to our friends and family!

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Hey Alex!

Thanks for your kind words - we had SO much fun working with you - thank you for allowing us break the "nightmare renovation" paradigm !! :)

Your kitchen is absolutely incredible, that butcher block is a work of art and I can't wait to do the professional "After" photos... they're going to be stunning! We knew we had a tight timeline going into it but all of the team came together to make it happen, and I'm SO thrilled you had your family in the new house for Christmas. It was great meeting your friends and doing a bit of an "unpacking party" too!

We know you'll have many many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful new spaces, and we look forward to Phase 2 in a year or so. ;)

All the very best!
Barry & Lisa

Kasia in Toronto
Kasia in Toronto
1 review Calgary, AB
9/10

Front entrance expansion and exterior upgrade

We had dependable design and carry out a front addition on our house, new siding, driveway and other upgrades like new gutters, fascia etc. The quality of the craftsmanship that their contractors delivered was excellent and Dependable did a great job ensuring when something wasn't perfect that it would be fixed. We're very happy with the work that was done and can't imagine how we were living without our spacious and beautiful front entrance before.
The reason we give 4 stars and not 5 is that the project completion dragged on for 2 months with small odds and ends and the final stucco painting wasn't done before the temperatures dropped, hence will have to be delayed until spring. Not a huge problem but given we live in Calgary this was a foreseeable obstacle.
Nonetheless we are happy and grateful.

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Hey Kasia,

Thanks for your review - we agree there was definitely a mismanagement of the timing on final items with your project and we sincerely apologize for this. The recent restructuring of our management team will ensure this doesn't happen again.

We're happy that you're pleased with the result of the project overall; the before & after really is stunning - you wouldn't even know it was the same house! The new addition looks fabulous and I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years to come.

Thanks for choosing to work with us on your project, we know you had interviewed a number of contractors and we appreciate you placing your trust in us. We'll be in touch as soon as the weather is stable enough to paint the remaining stucco, but everything else is complete as you mentioned.

All the best & we'll connect soon!
Barry & Lisa

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

Guaranteed a job well done!

We were highly impressed with the professionalism and quality of work from the entire Dependable team. After meeting with various contractors, we knew Dependable was our choice once we met the team as every worker was very respectful, polite, and had years of experience! We also had a newborn while renovations were taking place and I was impressed with how clean and tidy the 'construction site' was. Our reno took 6 weeks and every job was completed on time! We definitely recommend Dependable Renovations for anyone who is considering a reno...you would be in great hands and are guaranteed a job well done!!

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Hi Corissa,
Thanks so much for your kind words! We know renovations can be stressful, but we did our best to keep the stress levels down considering the new addition to your household. ;) We're happy with how things went and that we were able to complete it right on time so you had your house back for Christmas! You were wonderful to work with as well - thanks for choosing us. :)
All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Stephanie in Calgary
Stephanie in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Multiple Reno’s Together

We have worked with Dependable Reno’s on multiple client projects. We are proud to partner with Dependable as they consistently maintain the integrity of our designs and work to complete projects both on time and on budget. In the case of any issues, they are solution orientated and always solve the issue in a positive way. Communication, quality and a personal experience set Dependable apart. I look forward to continuing to work together in the future!

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Hi Stephanie,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love working with Martin Lee Design and are always thrilled to partner with you on projects because we know the outcome will be stunning. :)

We're happy to have been able to work on some beautiful projects with you this year, and we're excited to see what the New Year holds!

Have a wonderful holiday season,

Barry & Lisa

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

Amazing company to deal with! (Main Floor Reno)

We are absolutely thrilled with our reno!  Barry was patient and spent numerous hours with us coming up with a plan that would work realistically that would fit in our budget. He is very personable and you can tell that he enjoys his job. Lisa and I corresponded to finalize the details, both here accessible throughout the process.  The transparency was outstanding - we had visibility to every estimate and invoice.  No surprises, and when the actual invoice was less than the estimate, those savings were passed on to us. We’ve dealt with many renos companies in the past, and this was by far our favorite. The consistent customer experience we received is a tribute to the culture Lisa and Barry have curated in their team and business partners. If we are to go through a reno again, we wouldn’t hesitate to call them!

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Hey Thienly!
Thank you so much for your review!! We loved working with you guys throughout the entire process - your vision for the space was incredible and we LOVE how it turned out!! 🤗
Thanks for trusting us with your reno, we’re so glad to have met your family and have you not only clients but as friends. 😊
Wishing you many many years of wonderful memories in your gorgeous “new” home!
All the Best,
Barry & Lisa

Gordon & Michelle in Okotoks
Gordon & Michelle in Okotoks
2 reviews Okotoks, AB
10/10

Kitchen Renovations

Working with Barry and his trades people made our kitchen renovation project quite painless. We always knew what to expect each day and no matter which trade would be working in our home they explained what each step of the reno entailed. Checking in and making sure this is what we were expecting and making sure we were satisfied.
The quality and care of each trades work was exceptional. Dependable/Barry's calendar of what to expect, which trade would be working in our home each day, was very comforting, for novices like us..
The excellent cleaning crew that Dependable had come in at the the completion of our project was the topping on the cake and a very nice touch!
We would highly recommend Dependable Renovations and Barry Johnson.

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Hi Gordon & Michelle,
Thanks so much for your review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we're so glad we could help you with your kitchen update. It looks fantastic and we know you'll enjoy the new lighting in the "sunshine-less" ceiling. ;)
Don't hesitate to contact us if you need any help in the future!
All the best,
Barry & Lisa

Russ in Calgary
Russ in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bankview Renovation

We used Dependable for an addition replacement on our century home in Bankview. Despite the challenges of early winter conditions, space constraints, and working on an old home, Dependable was able to deliver without any surprises - and even slightly under budget!
- All subtrades provided a high quality of work
- All communication was prompt and detailed - with any potential cost impacts clearly communicated prior to proceeding with work.
- The contracting methodology provides very transparent pricing, so you can build confidence that there will be no surprises
- Dependable's Management team have the expertise and industry contacts to handle anything that comes up during the course of a renovation project

I would highly recommend Dependable for any sized renovation project.

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Thanks so much for your detailed review, Russ! We love the fact that you outlined the items that ultimately led to you awarding us the bid for your job... we appreciate seeing the real feedback on our process and what clients like about it. :)

You and Diana were an absolute pleasure to work with - no deficiencies at the walkthrough and slightly under budget is pretty awesome and we’re so glad we could deliver that to you!

We hope you and your boys enjoy the additional space and new-found basement access to your home, they can go down to play by themselves now! ;)

Wishing your family the best always,
Barry & Lisa

Calgary Judy in Calgary
Calgary Judy in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Renos to Bathrooms and flooring plus upgrades to finishings, doors, etc.

Dependable Renovations came recommended to us by friends and the Dependable Renovations' performance lived up to our expectations in every way. Our renovation involved updates to the upstairs of our 50-year old home--bathroom renovation of 2 bathrooms, flooring upgrades, new doors, casing and baseboards. Our new bathrooms are a thrill to use! On the main floor of our home, Dependable replaced selected flooring and baseboards, removed a wall, upgraded some doors and covered the old beams to match the look and feel of rooms that weren't touched, giving it a fresh look. The smooth and professional appearance of the transition floor nosing into our sunken living room also deserves special mention. We also had some new lighting installed upstairs and on the main floor, plus a touch-up to attic insulation.
Their crews were professional, experienced and always courteous. Adam, the project manager deserves special recognition for his many skills from high level project management to managing the many details to actively participating in getting the job done right. We were well-informed of the schedule and plans. Any changes were handled with care and with appropriate communications with us. We appreciated their suggestions and ideas throughout the project. These guys do a quality job, making sure the behind-the-scenes work is top-notch as well as the finished look and feel.
The project finished early and slightly below budget-- a few days before Christmas, timing for which we were very grateful!
I recommend keeping a pot of coffee going for these guys--the crews really appreciate it!
We would certainly engage Dependable Renovations again for any future project.

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Hi Judy,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we had such an amazing time working with you and Dave! I loved vicariously living out your international travel as you sent us pictures while your project was being done.

Adam says you could be his adopted Grandparents, he had so much fun with you on site!

Hope you enjoy your beautiful new spaces for many years to come, thanks so much for trusting the referral from Greg & Nan; we’ve now added you our client reference list as well!

All the very best,
Barry & Lisa

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

Revamp retaining wall and rebuild addition

We were facing a catastrophic problem when our retaining wall was starting to go and taking the addition supports with it. Dependable Renos responded promptly to our requests for a quote, provided an architect that ensured our plans could be done and handled all of the permits, came up with an ingenious plan to stabilize the retaining wall, and rebuilt the addition which is now brighter, warmer, and more solid than the original. All of the trades were conscientious, friendly, and tidy. We will definitely use Dependable Renos again!

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Thank you so much for your kind review, Dianne! You and Mark were absolutely wonderful to work with - I wish we could clone you for future projects! ;)

I think it was fate that brought you to us on HomeStars just over a year ago... thanks for placing your trust in us to do your project, we're so thrilled that you're happy with the results!

Wishing you the very 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
PRODUCTS
BILD Calgary Awards 2017, 2018, 2019 BILD Alberta Awards 2018, 2019 CHBA Awards 2018, 2019 Best of Houzz 2017, 2018, 2019
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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