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10/10

New to the Ottawa area and having read the reviews on Homestars, we hired Badr at Blu Dot Interiors to assist us in the renovation and design of our living room, fireplace, bedroom built-in cabinets, live edge shelving and custom medicine cabinet as we were building our new home. Additionally, Badr was with us to help in our design and selection of our kitchen cabinets and countertops. As we moved forward and began feeling a bit overwhelmed by the coordination of several trades at once, we asked Badr to take over as project manager. That was one of the smartest moves we could have made to preserve our sanity. Badr stepped in to take charge on days when we were juggling with five or six different trades (all of whom came through Badr's recommendations). The end result was that in just a few short weeks after we gained possession of our new home, we had completed all of the post-construction upgrades and renovations and we are now enjoying our beautiful home. We are so thankful for Badr's warmth, kindness, professionalism, and attentiveness as we worked on this project.

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Thank you so much, Brad.
Working with the two of you was a great pleasure, I loved your enthusiasm. The house is absolutely stunning and I’m so happy we were able to created the home of your dreams! Working with all trades involved in the project and hanging out in my old stomping grounds was fantastic! Looking forward to a visit soon. :)

10/10

Sean is a true pleasure to work with on projects of any size. We presented Sean with photos and sketches of our idea for a custom built-in wall in our bedroom including accent lighting, an entertainment center and fireplace. Sean was able to take our ideas and turn them into a showcase feature in our home. At the same time, we asked Sean to build us custom cabinetry for our fireplace. Again, Sean took the time to be sure what we wanted and then produced a result that exceeded our expectations. In our master ensuite we wanted live edge shelving and a built-in medicine cabinet. Sean was able to create a beautiful and functional space that really warmed up the room for us. Finally, my wife had wanted dividers for her platters in our kitchen cabinets. We had spoken with larger custom cabinetry companies and none was able to provide what we wanted. Sean, in a few minutes, was able to sketch out exactly what my wife was looking for and produced a perfect result. Finally, Sean was always on-time, friendly and professional. We look forward to future projects and recommend Saley's Custom Woodworking without hesitation to all of our friends.

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10/10

Working with Orbital and their partner, Sonxplus, has been a great experience. We wanted to automate all of our lighting, entertainment features, security and doors and Orbital along with Sonxplus helped design a complete solution for us using Control4 as a base. This was new for us and they helped guide us each step of the way. When it was time to do the initial wiring, an entire team from Orbital and Sonxplus met us on-site to walk through the framing and determine exactly how best to wire the house. Everyone we worked with was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. We never felt rushed and it was obvious that they wanted to make sure that our end solution was exactly what we wanted. Mike, from Sonxplus, was expecially helpful during the design phase. Highly recommended.

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First Review

10/10

We feel so fortunate to have found EQ Homes for our new build in Equinelle. From the initial sales meeting with Marissa, to the design process at the decor centre with Shannon and to our on-site frame walks with Josiah and Mark, everyone has made us feel as though our house was their most important project. Every request we've had has been addressed and everyone we've dealt with has been professional, courteous and attentive. We are thrilled to be working with such a caring builder and can't recommend them highly enough.

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Hello Brad, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and appreciate you sharing it on HomeStars. Have a wonderful day.

10/10

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"The painters from Lakehurst were professional, courteous and did a WONDERFUL job painting our condominium. They were exceedingly cooperative in meeting all our requests and went above and beyond our expectations. We have already recommended them to several of our friends."

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1/10

After reading all the wonderful reviews here on HomeStars and having had excellent success with other contractors we found here, we decided to contact Final Touch to paint our entire condominium unit. Cosimo came out the next day and offered us help with colours and we were thrilled with the price he quoted. We awarded him the job. We asked Cosimo to paint our in-home office early so we could work while he painted the rest of the unit. Cosimo and his workers came out and painted the office on schedule. The next week Cosimo was scheduled to start the rest of the unit on Monday but fell ill and was unable to start until Wednesday. We asked him to send out some of his crew to start prep work and were informed that he would not trust his workers without supervision. In the meantime we had been advised that it would be our responsibility to remove all door knobs, switch plates and prepare all rooms for painting including cleanup and moving of all items. Cosimo informed us that for an extra fee he would move our furniture in the rooms as my wife and I were not able to do so due to health issues. Cosimo agreed (reluctantly) for an extra $500. This price was also to include removing and reinstalling our vertical blinds. Cosimo told us he would move all furniture in all rooms the first day and that the unit would remain with everything setup for painting for the entire four days (making the unit very difficult to live in). On the Wednesday morning when Cosimo was to begin painting the rest of the unit he and his workers arrived already agitated and complaining about our condominium rules (which we had made clear at the beginning of the job). We were told that he found us uncooperative and not "team players" and after an hour of moving furniture and several complaints about our space, Cosimo asked if we could have our 16 year old daughter sleep elsewhere for four nights because they intended to leave all the rooms with the furniture in the center of the rooms for painting the entire week and her room was too small for them to work in and allow her room to sleep. We reminded Cosimo that we did have to live here and that he knew this in advance and we felt we had been very cooperative. At this point he told his workers to move everything back and informed us that he would not be completing the job. We were stunned and left with our unit with no doorknobs, all our pictures down and our schedules cleared for painting and no painters. As Cosimo walked out the door he stated that he had underbid the project and that he was sorry. We were fortunate to hire new painters that arrived the next day and they have been everything that Final Touch was not. We feel fortunate that we did not have Final Touch complete the job and for their unprofessional behaviour and the fact that they would walk out on a job because they underbid it, we would never recommend this company or use them again.

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I could sit here and write a novel explaining my side of the story, which I choose not to continue this level of behaviour. I have been in business for several years completing many jobs and having successful reviews. Fortunately this experience will make me and my business stronger and have a different approach in every new job I take on. On the other hand I am sadden that this experience had to happen, but we are human and make mistakes which an apology has been said. Thank you for the review and I appreciate the experience which I will not forget.

10/10

Our dryer vent pipe inside the wall became disconnected from the elbow in the ceiling. We contacted Mr. Handyman and they sent Tim out within a week of the call. Tim arrived on time, was courteous and knowledgeable, assessed the situation and gave us an estimate for the cost that was exactly what we spent. Tim went above our expectations, making changes in the venting system so that the problem would not occur again and did a great job patching and repairing the drywall. We would definitely use Tim again and Mr. Handyman again for our household repairs.

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10/10

Based on reviews here we contacted Mike who called back within 30 minutes. Mike came out and assessed our needs, came up with a plan and delivered a solution on time. Living in a condo with our TV located in a small corner, Mike and Chris were able to devise a method to wall mount the TV as we hoped, opening the wall behind the TV to install bracing and supports for the mount and building a custom shelf to hold our very unique audio bar component. Chris, the carpenter who worked with Mike, did a magnificent job of building and installing the custom shelf as well as repairing the wall after installing the internal bracing. We were able to locate all of our audio/visual components out of site in another room and Mike made sure that everything worked perfectly. Mike was friendly, caring and a consummate professional. We highly recommend his company and will not hesitate to call the next time we have a home theater need.

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Thank you Brad for this review and your business. Chris enjoys what he does and our clients who use his service are always amazed at his craftsmanship.

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Jeff and Mike