Amista Homes Inc

General Contractors
Toronto ON M5H 3K6
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Private User reviews Guelph, ON
8/10

Bungalow Reno

We hired Amista Homes to do a complete main floor renovation in our bungalow. The overall look and feel of our newly renovated house is warm and inviting! When people come to our home, they all comment on how beautiful it looks. Throughout the reno, Sam remained calm no matter what minor set backs he faced.

During our renovation, we had some issues with the electrical, plumbing and flooring sub-contractors.

The plumber cut through a joist, which is against code. When Sam was informed, he sent a more experienced plumber under the supervision of an engineer, to make the necessary repair.

The flooring contractor covered up a heat vent with the cover in place and we did not realize until 6 months later when we were looking at old photos. When Sam was informed, he sent the flooring contractor the next day to fix this error.

The initial plumber who did the work in our house make several careless mistakes. He dragged a new toilet across the floor and scratched new flooring. He also dripped plumbers glue and put a few small holes in our new floor.

We enjoyed working with Sam. He stands by his work and will come back to fix mistakes. However, we suggest he supervise his trades more closely to avoid careless mistakes in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$160,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed feedback. At Amista Homes, we value and appreciate the input of our customers, as it allows us to continually improve our services.

We take immense pride in maintaining high standards across all our projects, both past and present. While we believe that your recent experience may not fully reflect the quality of our work, we acknowledge your concerns and are dedicated to promptly addressing them.

Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we want to assure you that we are committed to resolving any outstanding issues diligently. We understand the importance of the flooring matter, and we are more than willing to uphold our commitment to quality by addressing any concerns within the six-month warranty period for finishes. We respect that you chose to decline our offer of repair and keep the balance owed to Amista.

We are always open to collaborate in finding a resolution, and we want to reiterate our dedication to ensuring your complete satisfaction with our work. If there are any further details you would like to discuss or if additional steps are required, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Best regards,
Sam and the Team at Amista Homes Inc.

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Private User
Private User
1 review Guelph, ON
2/10

Inferior Workmanship

We hired Amista Homes to do a complete main floor renovation in our bungalow.

Sam's plumber and electrician are inferior at best. The electrician is extremely messy and leaves wires and sawdust everywhere he works. He does not clean up after himself. He puts switches on crooked and did not put dimmers where required. We asked him to remove a switch for an electric awning that was removed and he also took out the switch to our backyard light. There is no way to turn on the light on the back deck.

The plumber is absolutely incompetent. Where to begin...he burned our brand new bathroom floor and kitchen floor with his plumbers glue. They scraped the glue off the kitchen floor, so now the finish of our new vinyl flooring is gone. The bathroom burns are a constant reminder of inferior workmanship.
We had a leak in our primary bathroom. The plumber had to make three trips back to our house in order to finally fix it. Each time he came, he said it was fixed, but it continued to leak.

Recently, we noticed a leak in our unfinished basement from the upstairs primary bathroom plumbing. We had a local plumber come to give us a second opinion because we had no confidence in Sam's plumber. The new plumber was appalled at the poor quality of plumbing materials used. Sam's plumber used SharkBite fittings which have an o-ring that can leak. Even more shocking was a joist that was completely cut out for a pipe. We have now hired a contractor to sister the joist and relocate the pipe. The new plumber said this would never pass inspection!

Sam is ultimately responsible for his trades and should have caught the disgraceful workmanship and fixed it. We have hired the new plumber to fix the leak and replace all SharkBite fittings by soldering them, the way it should have been done in the first place.

When faced with many issues on our job, Sam argued and did not take responsibility for his employees' poor workmanship.

Sam sometimes spent over budget, installed the work and only after told us it was an extra. He did not respect our budget and often spent over and above what we could afford. The problem was, he only told us once things were installed and completed and then expected additional payment.

Sam did work for us previously, but this time the workmanship was inferior and now we have to pay extra money to have it fixed!

Very disappointed!

Approximate cost of services:
$160,000.00