We had a major reno on our newly purchased condo a few months ago (two bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, painting and some alterations on walls and cupboards). We chose Trehane Carpentry in large part because of the helpful professional advice from their estimator, Sean, and the owner, Dave Ennor.
This was not an easy reno: the elevator was out of commission for three weeks so working material, tools, waste, etc. had to be carried up and down the stairs and kitchen cabinets and heavy appliances could not be brought up on schedule. The concrete floor had to be ground down in places to level the surface for the new hardwood flooring. We had to move in because the sale on our previous residence closed while the reno was still underway.
During all of this, the Trehane crew chief, Jeff, and his crew were courteous, flexible and resourceful in adjusting to the delays. They were always open to our comments and tried to satisfy our concerns. The electrical, plumbing and tiling subcontractors did very good work, with special mention for Kelly Konig and her painting team. As always in renovations, there have been glitches and retouching required but Dave has been very conscientious about attending to them. He really cares about doing a good job and satisfying his customers. We have no hesitation in recommending Trehane Carpentry.
This was our first major reno and I would have some advice for others like us: prepare a detailed layout plan for switches, outlets, b/b heaters, alterations, etc. because change orders cause delays and extra costs; go over the initial contract and any change orders with Trehane in detail to understand how and when work will proceed; be very specific about the material and accessories to be purchased and make sure they are available in-store because delivery delays can set back work for a week or more; be available to discuss and okay any changes that have to be made during the working day, so that things do not get slowed down.