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10/10

What a find! This store and the people in it are beyond super! I went in to this furniture and home accessories store and the pieces are unique and exceptional! When I explained to Holly and Marie what my project was and my budge they came into my space, took photos and the adventure began. These two have a real grasp on understanding their clients and what works. Everyone that came through my space asks "where did you get these pieces" and with a big smile I say Trinity Gallery II. I have a few more mini projects that need to be done and I will be going back to see Holly and Marie at Trinity. It should be noted that I did contact other Interior Designers and go to other big brand name stores but they were all impersonal, cold and very very expensive for the poor quality furniture they were offering. So if you have a space that you need furnished and want to be different go visit Trinity Gallery II.

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4/10

My experience with Royal Home Improvements (RHI) is a mixed one. It started with the salesperson James who was informed and knowledgeable about the 'quirks' of an older home and basement renovation. Many of the companies I spoke with wouldn't even attempt to do an unfinished basement of an 81 year old house. But James confirmed that it could be done and they had done it. He was even helpful in providing suggestions on materials that could work in my basement. I was provided with an approximate start date and the contract was signed. That is where it started to fall apart. The project didn't start for almost TWO months after the contract was signed!! It should be noted that RHI has a process where they include a Project Manager on every job. While that may be great - if you need it - I didn't really but there was no option to not have one and that is clearly built into the cost. It is not to say that the PM that was assigned to my project was not knowledgeable, courteous or friendly, but as a hands on and fairly knowledgeable homeowner, in all honesty - I didn't need a PM. I coordinated most of my payments with the contractor. I worked directly with the contractor to make sure any extra supplies that were required were purchased on time. I made all the decisions on my finishings and coordinated the plumbing and the electrical work that were contracted separately from RHI. Sadly, I suspect that the timing of other projects that seemingly had higher priority coincided with mine taking the PM away from my project. The BEST thing about my project really was the very talented Contractor Aldo and his team. Their experience was most definitely the highlight of the project. This project started off with plans that were drawn by a Professional Engineer. When the project was complete that same P.Eng came through and saw the finished project by Aldo and his team and he was beyond impressed. RHI is beyond lucky to have the talent of Contractor Aldo and his team. They made my post war basement space look BEAUTIFUL and modern! I could never have imagined that it could have looked so great! For Contractor Aldo and his team a 10+!!!!! As for a recommendation, I would definitely say that if you are looking to sign with RHI ask for Team Aldo. He is really the best representation of what a Contractor should be - helpful, talented, knowledgeable, patient and has GREAT taste. Trust him - he knows what looks good in any space! He knows how to do EVERYTHING and if he doesn't do it himself, he has a great team of talented specialists that make it all come together. So, while I'm enjoying my space - one created by Aldo, I'm not certain I can say that I enjoyed the experience with the RHI company administration.

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10/10

There are very few electricians out there who will take the time to explain to you what needs to be done and not be condescending about it. To find knob and tube in your house is painful, but having a company like Intervolt come by and explain how it all can be fixed painlessly was priceless. George was super professional and knowledgeable and did a walk through and showed me exactly what needed to be done. The team came in and did the work - to code. They arranged for the Inspectors. The work passed and it was all done. No mess, no fuss just a fully functioning and safe space. I would use Intervolt in the future for any of my electrical needs.

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10/10

After calling a big retail store where I bought my dryer, the quote was too expensive and they were going to take a week to come and fix my dryer. I found Chad at Queen East Appliance. He took my call and came and fixed my dryer UNDER estimate and on time. Professional, knowledgeable and I would use them again for any appliace repair.

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10/10

Ian and his Curbz team were the very best. I had interviewed a number of landscaping companies - big and small - and each came back with ideas that did not marry with what I was looking for. I had explained to each of them how I would use the space; had described in detail what I could afford; and asked each of them for their feedback. The responses were not always what I was looking for. In fact one had said that my space was "too small" to bother with. Then, just when I thought I would be stuck with my boring, small, tired and dated space, Ian and Curbz Landscaping came to my backyard. Ian was honest and comfortable to work with. He explained in detail how it could work, what his team could do and how they were a full service company (they fixed my garden too!) I had a finite budget that I could work with and Ian and his team made it all come together - on time and on budget. Ian and his team were very VERY professional. And each member of the team took pride in the work that they were doing. And most important of all, my space was NOT too small for them to work with. I have worked with trades people before and always with a source of frustration. This is not the case with Curbz. It started with the plan which was customized to my needs. Then the team came in to execute the plan - Team Joel- were FANTASTIC. They came to the site on time and worked ALL day every day until the project was done and forgive me if I repeat myself, but it was done ON TIME. Ian did something many of the others that came to look at my space did not do - he listened. In addition, he made some experienced recommendations and coordinated everything. Ian and his team introduced me to some of the newest landscaping products on the market; they made tweaks as they went along - as they wanted everything perfect. And everything was done with perfection - even the boring things such as working through the contract - fair, honest and professional. I am now the proud owner of a Curbz Landscaping project. I am even more proud to show it off. I have left my promotional sign up as I'm happy to answer any questions about my experience with Curbz. I have a family member who is a Professional Civil Engineer and he was beyond impressed with the structural elements of the project that Curbz did and THAT is telling in itself. My small space is beautiful and useful, but it is also to code and structurally sound. If you are getting frustrated and can't find a landscaping company that is talented and competitively priced - call Curbz. You will not be disappointed.

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