Dependable Renovations Ltd.

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

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom renovation

It was a pleasure working with the team at Dependable Renovations. Not only were the results wonderful but they were always available for any questions we have regarding the project and next steps

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Hi Jon,
Thanks so much for your kind review! You were fantastic to work with - happy were able to help resolve the issues from your previous contractor so you can enjoy living in your beautiful home! Please don't hesitate to reach out in the future. :)
All the best, Barry and Lisa

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

Phase 3: bedrooms, bathrooms

This is the third time that we have contracted with Dependable Renovations to do work on our home. As with the previous 2 times, they did a fantastic job. The work was done to a high degree of quality and was finished on time and on budget. Working with Barry and Lisa is so easy, and Adam is a great site manager. I can't recommend them highly enough!

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Thanks so much, Greg!
Our highest compliment is to be contracted by a repeat client and you & Nan have been our most loyal supporters... we consider you family now! :) We know you’ll have years of enjoyment in your fully-renovated home and we hope to pop by for a coffee now & again to catch up. ;)
Wishing you the best always,
Barry & Lisa

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

Home renovation

Our beautiful old home underwent a stunning transformation to a modern open concept configuration. It was a dramatic change, and wouldn't have been executed as smoothly without the Dependable Team overseeing the many moving pieces. We made a number of small and not so small refinements to the concept during construction and Barry and Adam did a great job of making our ideas a reality, while Lisa expertly coordinated the changes needed. We thought we were in good hands with Dependable and they proved us right.

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Thanks so much for your kind words, Nitin, your house is one of the warmest and best feeling homes to walk into. :) We love the clean lines, Walnut accents and awesome lighting layout - it all works together so beautifully! You were wonderful to work with; hope to stay in touch with you & Manj!
All the Best,
Barry & Lisa

Casa Flores Cabinetry
Casa Flores Cabinetry
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Custom Built-ins

We have had the opportunity to work with Dependable Renovations over the past year, and we would highly recommend them. It has been said, "If you want to find a reputable contractor, ask the trades that work with them." Our company has had the opportunity to work with many different contractors and Dependable Renovations is one that stands out. They exhibit the highest level of professionalism, and their level of care for their clients is evident in every step of the process. We would not hesitate to recommend them to our clients, friends, and family.

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Thanks so much for your kind words, Jolanda! It seems to be more “bad than good” most times when a trade/builder relationship is in discussion but we’re so pleased to work with great people that make it an easy win-win. Appreciate all you guys do to make our jobs go seamlessly! :)
Barry & Lisa

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

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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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