I sent out an RFP for a >$1M renovation project for my property in downtown Toronto (Bathurst/Bloor area). After receiving several bids, I found NIMA contracting to have the most transparent, structured offer. What nailed it for me was the company spoke my language - give me project plans, regular reports and communicate trade-offs before issues happen (I was managing this remotely as I live in the US). FYI - the owner is hands on, a civil engineer and MBA so he's not some fly-by-night construction hack. Everyone else was "trust me", "this is the cost", or "oh yeah, we can do that, but oh, there may be this issue or that issue and we'll see". Note, he was not the cheapest, neither was he the most expensive. He was the most transparent, predictable and reliable. As someone who lives in corporate project management, this is key.
The construction was done in several phases and given the property is 100 years old, it was inevitable some surprises came up. NIMA contracting notified me of these and assessed trade-offs re cost savings vs time vs benefits. In the end, NIMA contracting delivered a great product that exceeded my expectations. What's even better is he followed up quickly on minor issues that arose (even when they weren't his problem) after the project was completed. I highly recommend NIMA contracting for those who want a different experience from the usual cadre of dubious, contractor/builder options.