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10/10

This is the second time we had work performed by Hussein and his team at “Potlight Expert”. It was a pleasure to watch them as with great efficiency and expertise using state of the art tools they installed 11 potlights, mostly in my home office, and replaced a switch. They pre – protected the areas they worked on removed and dispose of the old fixtures in such skill that the need for a touch up of paint in the ceiling is near zero. Hussein supervises well his team to ensure professional outcome. He is a straight and honest business man, and we heartily recommend his services.

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I have a real passion for what I do and always excited to transform spaces with a great lighting plan. Happy to know you’re enjoying your home. Thank you Hossein AFNANI

10/10

Great shine did a fantastic job at our home dealing with 30 windows. Our house is stucco on the 2nd story; they have a system to reach the reach the 2nd story windows without ladders (which can damage the stucco) Gavin was honest from the get go provided a reasonable firm quotation, his work indeed resulted in great shine.

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Thank very much Tzvi. It was great meeting you and look forward to cleaning your house again.

10/10

Robert Valente of Valente studio provided us with a beautiful, effective design that adds much to the house; it maximizes the functionality of the various spaces and ties everything together. See pictures below. His price was very reasonable. Looking backward we recognize that his service is truly a must to any intelligent home/business owner who considers interlock work. Since it separates conflicting interests of design: • For the independent designer - Beautiful flowing design, that will provide beneficial use, take advantage of the property features and affect the value of your home. • For the contractor - to cut the fewest stones, to have the simplest designs and layouts so it takes no time to calculate, measure or plan. This maximizes their profits. Also, they typically do not like to plan much, calculate, or measure exactly (otherwise they will be in a different work area), some cannot. Interlock work has low barrier to entry, and artistic conception, style and design are not typically of areas of study and/or interest to interlock contractors. We found dealing with Robert a pleasure, he is personable and affable. His outstanding design is a source of many compliments from visitors, neighbors, passersby and just last Thursday our mail man caught me outside: “this is an incredible Job you have done with the interlock, you know I see them all”. Thanks Robert. Tzvi Taub Richmond Hill August 20, 2018

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Hi Tzvi, thanks for sharing about your experience with us and glad that you were happy with the work Valente CAD Studio performed and the thoroughness of our design. Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a home's exterior, and your home exterior now will demonstrate a pride of your ownership, inspire curiosity and draw-passer by to look in further. Not only can your new front interlocking walkway add value to your home, it can even encourage friendly relationships with your neighbours. I am happy that the design came out great and the pictures look just amazing. If we can be of any help in the future, please keep us in mind. Thanks again for your business, it is greatly appreciated. All the best, Robert.

10/10

Many thanks Nanette. Your input exceeded our expectations, we really were looking at various taupe shades unable to visualize the overall effect thus the stucco and interlock colors were the impetus for the call. The many other exterior eyes - opening suggestions were such a boon that made us wonder why we didn’t think about a consult earlier. Your professional, perspicacious advice was delivered in innate affable manner which made the consult a pleasure. Tzvi Taub 62 Stockdale Crescent Richmond Hill ON

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Decisions for the exterior of the
Home are so important and different rules apply to the outside.
Your home is nice and I am so glad I was able to give you lots of other suggestions too. Many thanks for your kind review. Nanette

10/10

10/10/17 We cannot praise enough the excellent work of Holistic Contracting. The owner Rasit is friendly, honest gentleman. He meticulously consulted with us about the various aspects of the job and provided a complete written estimate and contract detailing the materials and steps of the operation, including: related caulking, gutters and soffit and eaves - trough costs. These documents included warranty for his work and for the related trades he hired. Rasit is easy to work with, his prices are competitive and fair, in the final stage when the gutter replacers stained and dented his fresh finished stucco work, Rasit came back, set up scaffolding again and refinished the affected area. Through the many renovations we had in our previous and current home, Rasit stand out as a prince among the contractors we worked with. I shall add that I have no family relation and did not know or met Rasit in any other circumstances before hiring him to replace our aluminum siding on the second floor with stucco. Prior to hiring Rasit (Holistic Contracting) we interviewed no less than five other stucco contractors who are prominently featured on HomeStars, and despite emphasising our request for a written detailed estimate, only one of the five provided such estimate but he would not take responsibility for the caulking operation and warranty (improperly done, could damage more than just the stucco). The other four contractors would not offer a written estimate only a verbal price, though one did write the price on his business card. Price for what, one inch or one and a half inch board, Fine Finish (need two finish coats) or other finishes presented as very similar to Fine Finish, meaning: one finish coat, not as smooth, and will discolor by pollution faster. You had to guess what is included (caulking? related roof’s border aluminum parts) and what the warranty covers. I assume that most of the contractors found writing in English to be onerous as most seemed recent immigrants and perhaps their work is fine; none - the –less we felt so unassured with the other contractors that I started to look for other option such as wood or panels, just to avoid the souk style dealing we encountered with other stucco contractors. Luckily, I decided to call one other name and found Holistic Contracting and Rasit, which provided a professional business dealing a beautiful stucco work on our home, and a smooth and easy renovation experience. Tzvi Taub 62 Stockdale Crescent Richmond Hill ON

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Tzvi,

Thank you for your feedback. I am very glad to have had the opportunity to make your home beautiful. I do appreciate the hospitality and kidness throughout the renovation.

Best wishes,

Rasit

10/10

Mr. Afnani was honest from the initial phone call to provide the knowhow for us to do the job ourselves and to save money. When he came for the installation we found a congenial professional, who did a fine job, and since it was a small one and quickly executed he also dealt with a lighting fixture which needed adjustment, and refuse to charge for it. We kept his number for our future electrical needs.

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Thank you for your kind review. My pleasure, just give me a call. Hossein

10/10

This solved a problem of leak from the chimney that was “repaired” many times by other companies but continued to leak for about 12 years! Transparent dealing together with clear diagnostic and solution, couple with reasonable quotes, timely execution made for a very satisfactory completion. The repair of the basement following the removal of the wood burning stove maintained a seamless finish with the existing.

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Thank you Tzvi for the review.

10/10

We found the Victory Locks name recommended in HomeStars, I called and Spoke to Tom, who arrived at the agreed time and efficiently open the stuck and broken bathroom door lock and installed a new lock; at the agreed price no surprises. We will not hesitate to call him again. Tzvi Taub Richmond Hill

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10/10

Meticulous work, to create even plain and straight lines, resulted in beautiful finish that is pleasure to look at. The price was very reasonable. Milorad took care to protect the new kitchen from dust and his work manner was precise, careful and calculated. Milorad struck me as an honest gentleman; he is personable and very easy to deal with. I heartily recommend his service.

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10/10

Michael Aviv and his team replaced our sub pump and a toilet flush mechanism. It was the first time we use their service and we were impressed by the policy to provide an estimate over the phone rather than book a paid estimate visit which some companies employ. The fee was fair and reasonable. The team was efficient and resourceful with an unforeseen blocked pipe problem (no attempt to hike the fee). They left the work area clean and us satisfied. We certainly will call them first with any plumbing issue.

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10/10

We used Pest Solution Services for bed bugs treatment. While interviewing various companies we found that in difference to other companies they add dry steam prior to chemical application, this is a step recommended by Government agencies. We noticed that Muhammad worked diligently to examine and treat every nook and cranny. While other companies stated that their total time to treat a whole house will be one hour, Muhammad worked mostly on a section of the second floor for about 3.5 -4 hours. Muhammad displayed an urgent attitude to eliminate any possibility of bed bugs, dealing with him revealed a gentleman with pleasant demeanor, we recommend his service. T.T. in Richmond Hill

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