We have had an excellent experience working with Dave Iacoucci, the owner of Home Care Renovations, and his talented assistant Pete. They completed the job on-time and on-budget. Any additional costs fell within the 15% contingency we had anticipated. We would recommend Home Care without reservation. Dave, Pete and Dave’s subcontractors did quality work and were a pleasure to work with. Our only disagreements with Dave concerned aesthetics. He has his taste and we have ours. Not a problem because we were very confident in what we wanted. Dave would always defer to whatever we wanted.
Our home is almost 100 years old. We renovated the kitchen and the master bedroom. We created a master bedroom with a walk-in closet/changing room and en-suite bathroom. We sanded and stained almost every floor in the house except those that had been previously sanded and couldn’t be re-done. We re-wired the entire house to replace any remaining knob and tube wiring. All work was done with building permits. It was a big job that took 4 months to complete.
We approached this project very carefully having had a few awful renovation experiences in the past. We did our homework. We developed a Scope of Work and drawings with an architect. We interviewed 6 contractors. 3 were within $5,000 of each other while the other two were $20,000 and $50,000 higher. 1 declined to quote. We met again with the 3 contenders to review their proposals and ask for at least 3 references. We were down to two because 1 couldn’t or wouldn’t provide references. We selected Dave in part on the quality of the work we saw and even more based on the positive comments of the other people for whom he had done work. Their comments were much like ours – easy to work with, wants to please, gets the job done on-time and has terrific sub-contractors.