I interviewed 6 contractors from Home Stars before deciding to go with Ariel from Green Maple Home Renovations to completely tear out and rebuild two bathrooms on the second floor of our 30 year old home. We are a couple in our 30s with a young child and we plan to live in this house forever. He was extra careful about preventing water damage. His rates were very reasonable and his strengths are in building the foundation for your room (it must be his mechanical engineering background!). If there is an easy way vs a harder but better way – he will choose the better way. For example, he took the extra time to properly frame and hang the builder’s mirror in my bathroom as opposed to just gluing it to the wall even though I told him he could. He made sure our exhaust fans were properly vented to the exterior even though it meant a ton of extra work since the previous owner had not done it properly. The drain that came with my tub did not provide the best leak prevention so he used his own parts and design instead. I always try to write some areas for improvement. The tiler and painter he arranged required more supervision, some of the electrical work required a follow up visit by Ariel, and some of the finishing touches like fixtures and paint needed some touch ups afterwards by us to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Keep in mind that I am a perfectionist and things like uneven grout lines bother me, so I may be holding him to a higher standard than normal people! These issues I felt were relatively minor and I felt Ariel did everything he could to try to fix any problems and make me happy. Overall, I felt confident that my renovation would be done properly with quality and long term durability as priorities as opposed to fast and cheap. He’s the kind of hardworking person that you call when someone else has screwed up your reno – he will do it right. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
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This is the type of review that we want from our customers because it help us to improve our company. It is very pleasant to hear when a customer writes about our strengths but is also very useful for us to hear about our weaknesses to try to correct them for future projects. We are very happy with the results in your home and we are happy to have your husband and you among our client's list. We thank you for the oportunity you gave us to work for you and see you soon in the upcomings projects. Cheers!!! Ariel.