It's a pleasure to deal with O'Reilly Brothers. We've had our share of bad experiences, and I'm happy to say that this was not one of them. Everything went as smooth as silk! We were pleasantly surprised with the price, and the guys who did the spray foaming did a great job. Thanks!

Approximate cost of services:
Was this review helpful?

Had OGC do an estimate for a basement reno we had in mind. They charged us $2000 up front to come out to do an estimate. That wouldn't have been a problem if we had gotten the estimate we had wanted. I told Brandon what I wanted, and gave a deposit ($2000) just to get an estimate. We wanted our house inspected to ensure that it was solid enough to do main floor renovations (support beams), as well as have the basement renovated. What we got was an estimate to have only the basement renovated (at a ridiculous price no less), even though throughout my conversations with the Matt I stated AT LEAST TWICE that I wanted them to make sure the house was well structured so that we could begin renovations the following year to the main floor of the house. No structural engineer ever showed up (we eventually had to call one ourselves). They took our $2000 deposit, and gave us a nice emailed CAD drawing of what our basement would look like (thanks Veasena)-no mention of having an engineer in to assess the main floor (what a deal!). Good thing we decided not to go any further. As far as I can tell, either most of the reviews on this site for OGC are fake, or the people who had work done by Ottawa General Contractors are so well heeled that they don't care how much they are charged. By the way, the estimate was $22500 to finish the basement, and when we asked them to eliminate a few things to keep costs down (no ceiling, no drywall, just studding, subfloor and insulation), they never bothered to contact us again. In the future, if any company asks me for a deposit BEFORE giving me an estimate, I will tell them to GO POUND SAND!

Approximate cost of services:
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Hi Richard,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately we do not have a record of your transaction so we can not verify the services we provided for you.

To clarify our offerings, we do not charge for estimates, we charge for design work. It appears that you are unhappy with the designs provided. This is unfortunate and we would like to rectify the problem if possible.

We apologize for any miscommunication in our services and would gladly meet with you to review.

Please call 613-225-9991 or email to setup a meeting at your convenience.

Warm Regards,

OGC Team.