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In business since 2000 serving Durham region and the GTA
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**Voted "Best Choice Contractor" for 2012
My basement was completely transformed and we loved it.
The project was done ahead of time and it stayed with in the budget.
They made sure the area was clean during the renovation and after.
I would recommend urban improvements to anyone looking for spectacular looking renovations.
Kevin built a fence for us in the fall and he has done a great job. Our house is brand new and the curbs run along the borders of the property. We had no idea about any of the laws regarding building a fence. Kevin went to the city and contacted the builder to clarify everything. That was a huge help as I was busy with my work. There was no need to chase him and he completed the work on time. Thanks a lot, Kevin!
Urban Improvements installed a new bathroom in my basement from scratch. Not only did Kevin and his crew do an amazing job they stayed within my budget. No hidden expenses; they did as they quoted and constantly kept me informed. Professional work and communication during the project. I couldn't have had a more pleasant experience. I will definitely use them again for my future projects. If you want great quality and a great price give them a call!
I sourced out several contractors for my job using this site. Some tried to give me a quote without coming to the house, others came but didn't provide me a formal quote just a verbal quote. Some of these were even "highly recommended" and rated through this site. Kevin came after one of these individuals and took measurements, explained what would be needed, how to complete the job to code and good timelines on when he could reasonably complete it. He took away all our details and told me he'd get me a quote by the end of the weekend.
He provided a formal quote on time that was lower than all the others I received and explained the work. We booked him and he showed up on time and ready to work. As a general contractor, the electrician employed by him and the hvac installer for our OTR were polite and pleasant to both myself and my family and completed tr work on time and with excellence. It has been a couple of weeks now and things are flawless.
The only reason I gave him a 4 on communication is that he was a bit later than we expected on day 2 of the job and I couldn't reach him for a time he'd be there, but he still showed up and completed the project on time, so not a big deal.
Thanks again Kevin!
Kevin did a great job on my home. He explained what he was doing and what to expect as an outcome. (one wall was wonky from the builder) He is pet friendly, punctual, tidy and when asked, shares his opinion with experience.
Recently I needed to have some renovations completed on my new house, It was imperative that these renovations be completed prior to my moving in as they were for my disabled daughter. My renovations included handicap accessing the bathroom creating a roll in shower stall, raising my front porch to accommodate a wheelchair rolling in and installing a electric wheelchair lift on the front of my house and all the electrical to go with it (note: lift from removed from old house in Toronto and transported to Oshawa by Kevin) These renovations needed to be completed within 2 weeks.
My First meeting with Kevin was great he was courteous, polite, knowledgeable helpful, and confident all the things that I was looking for in a contractor. Kevin never let me down, I even called him at 7 am on a Saturday as I had a leak in basement and didn't know what to do and he called back within 5 minutes and was over to my house within 45min.
Kevin completed all working within the required time and I was AMAZED as was everyone else to came to see the finished product. Kevin left a lasting impression on me, my family and my friends and I am sure we will use him again for future projects.
Kevin put in a fence for us this past summer. He did a great job, we have no complaints at all. He was quick, clean, and courteous. Communication was a breeze, as he was very good getting back to emails. There was no sense of having to chase him down like we've had to with other contractors in the past. We were out of town on the last day of the job and were not able to pay him till we got back a few days later, Kevin didn't make an issue of it.
Thanks very much Kevin!
Kevin quoted the amount and the time it would take to do my bathroom. He never wavered from either. He was always courteous and friendly, making me feel comfortable having him in my home. My bathroom was done exactly as I wanted and I love it. Kevin even suggested an accent stripe in the tub area that was being tiled but didn't push it. I decided to do it and am glad I did. It really adds to the decor. I would use Kevin again for other projects in my home and plan to in the future.
Kevin removed an old bathtub, installed a new tub, and installed tile. Everythihng was done in a timely fashion, professionally, and with good communication. I was pleased with the project overall, and the pricing was very good. I plan to get Kevin back for future projects.
After purchasing all the materials in advance and realizing I had bitten off more than I could chew, I contacted Kevin to install a bath tub, counter top, and faucets. Kevin removed our old tub and installed the new one with tiles set on the walls.
After the work was completed, we noticed the tub faucet was not operating as we expected. After contacting Kevin, he quickly came back to see what the issue was. He idendified there was a small missing part in the faucet package I had purchased, and ordered the new part on our behalf. Once the part arrived, he returned and installed the missing part and our faucet is now working perfectly.
The work was completed in a timely manner, and we are pleased with the finished product. I really appreciate Kevin's efforts to return to our house and address our concerns.
I will definitely use Kevin's services and would recommend him to friends and family in the future.
I contracted Kevin to put a fence up to pen in my dogs. From the moment I spoke to Kevin on the telephone, I felt totally taken care of and respected considering I am a single female with no experience in this field. Kevin offered excellent advice in a friendly and professional manor. He listened to my concerns and helped me to build a vision of how my new dog pen would look. His quote was very reasonable and he completed the work quickly and efficiently. The standard of work is superb, with detail paid to every aspect of the job. There were no surprises and completed right on budget. An extra nice touch was the step he made for the dogs with scraps to replace the failing Rubbermaid one I had purchased, with no extra cost to me. I would not hesitate to recommend him to all my family and friends. I certainly will be using Kevin and Urban Improvements in the future.
Kevin did a great job fixing my backyard. I had a drain grate in my backyard he made it higher so I could put sod down to complete my backyard. He also got the area ready for my hot tub to go in.
Backyard looks awesome!!! thanks again !!
I hired Kevin to put a bedroom in my basement. As he was doing the job I would question different things he had done and was made to feel like it was unimportant. When bringing the studs,etc in they dinged the wall in the foyer and then again going down to the basement - never showed this to him since I needed my project finished asap before company arrived I thought he might not come back to finish the job . When he was finished he had neglected to put a closet in the bedroom and said he would come back in afew weeks when my company left to finish the job but he has never shown up or replied to my emails. I paid him in full and in cash this was my problem. The tape in the drywall for the ceiling was coming off within a week. He used inferior materials for the trim and the workmanship was poor. He didn't finish around the window and didn't supply the doorknob for the door and the door looks like one he might have taken out of somewhere else. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
This project was completed in June 2011 and I had heard no complaints until this testimonial was written. There is a clause in my contract stating that any concerns or complaints are to be made within 48 hours of completion of said project and I have heard nothing until this testimonial was written. Contract was paid in full which constitutes satisfaction of work completed.
Inferior/second hand materials are never used in my projects and as for the closet issue the original plan was that it wasn't to be built within the room but rather outside of it and to be completed within the scope of completing the rest of the basement at a later date.
Kevin was hired to do a renovation on our basement bathroom. He started November 9 (2011) and despite his undergoing an appendectomy half-way through the job, still worked within our tight schedule to finish before month's end. Kevin truly went above and beyond our expectations and we won't hesitate to hire him for future work around our home.
We had hired Kevin to do a considerable amount of interlocking for us when my almost three year old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Unsure of our financial future, we felt that it would be best to prepare our house for sale if need be. We were given a very reasonable quote by Kevin. The cost of the project seemed to keep inflating as it progressed. Upon completion, everything looked fantastic, we even gave him another smaller job inside the house. When the snow finally disappeared after winter, I could plainly see that the interlocking Kevin had done was all settling towards the house. I called him about the situation immediately. He came and took a look and assured me that he would fix it up 100% but would like for the ground to settle a little more. That was in April. I have left him multilpe messages since then, however he never calls me back.
This interlocking project occurred in November 2010 and as stated to the customer that settling may occur where the soul base layer against the foundation which was disturbed may settle.
This did occur and I have full intentions of repairing this project to the customers satisfaction.
We had Kevin build a very large deck. His quality of work is exceptional. He even took the time to discard boards that were of poor quality from the load that was delivered and sand the corners of the railing. Our only personal comment is we would probably have liked a little bit more contact on when they were going to be starting the project and working on the project. Overall, we would still highly recommend Urban improvements for any work that you require around your home.
When we had work to do in our home, we were overwhelmed over who to call. We wanted porcelain tiles installed in our kitchen and breakfast area. We called Kevin and several others and felt most comfortable with Kevin.
He showed up on time, was professional, cleaned up and completed the job in a shorter time then anticipated. He responds to questions quickly. He even came with us to the hardware store to show us our options.
The floor looks incredible and we are extremely pleased. His price was very competitive. We now are having him install a new countertop!
I would highly recommend Kevin if you are looking for someone. We now know who to call.
As a Building Construction Manager I am extremely fussy on work being done in my home. Kevin always exceeds my expectations. He has done yard contruction, minor repair and most recently a basement renovation. He will continue to be my first call!
Great work! Very impressed! I was honestly shocked how much work Kevin was able to do in one afternoon. Kevin is obviously a hard worker and aims to please. Plus the price is right. I have already recommended him to friends. Don't waste your time on other contractors - I didn't and was not disappointed. Cheers!
Kevin has done 3 jobs for me and all have been done with great workmanship and in a timely manner. He redid a bathroom for me as well as a big fencing job and a couple of repairs as well. He is courteous and helpful and was great at helping me make decisions that I was unsure on. I would totally recommend him for any project around your home!
Kevin is a professional with great quality work.
He was understanding of our issues and dealt with all the concerns with professionalism and respect - his work is accurate and detailed.
And oh yeah - the price was right too.
2 thumbs up for Kevin - Thank you for a job well done.
Taking space within your home that is normally unused as a comfort zone and turning into the best place in the house is what is most enjoyable about the renovation business.
Even the simplest of makeovers can make a bathroom feel fresh again. From a simple toilet replacement or a complete restoration, any upgrade in your bathroom is enjoyed by everyone in the family everyday.
A new deck is an extension of your home to connect with the outside, and everyone deserves a place to relax outside. It can be small to very large and can utilize different materials and patterns. A sketch or layout from your local bldg centre is a great place to start for your design needs.
Always the first step once a project has been decided and getting rid of all old materials is the only way to do it right.
From simple partitions to full scale privacy partitions, every home needs its privacy. Fencing can be completed in many different sizes, styles and with different materials. Research all your options before you make a final decision.
The trend these days is to upgrade flooring from the typical carpet to gleaming hardwood or laminate or even ceramic tile. From just a single room to an entire unit, flooring can make all the difference.
Other services offered:
Accessibility, Basement Lowering, Carpentry, Caulking, Ceiling, Commercial Renovations, Concrete Work, Countertops, Design Build, Drywalling, Electrical, Floor Heating, Foundation Repairs, Framing, Garage Construction, General Contracting, Gutters, Handyman Services, Home Additions, Home Construction, Home Inspection, Home Restoration, Home Theaters, Hot Tubs, Insulation, Kitchen Renovations, Mold Removal, Painting, Plumbing, Sheds & Gazebos, Siding, Snow Removal, Stonework, Tiling, Trash Removal, Tree Services, Waterproofing, Windows and Door
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Urban Improvements was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Fencing and Bathroom Renovations in Bowmanville.