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I hired this gentleman to complete a basement dig. I required more height as my home is old and had very little head room. I was charged for work permits and inspections that were not purchased or completed. I am fully aware that the owner is responsible to see the work permit and it is to be posted so just a warning to all you all of you out there to be sure you receive what you pay for. I learned form another contractor that permits were never purchased and the height of my basement did not meet building code.To date, I have no idea if my basement was completed properly and I know it was not up to code, other than the word of a man who said he would obtain the permits and didn't. Keep an eye on this guy.
I've now employed Divine Construction for two renovations over the past 3 years, the first a major addition to my house, and the most recent, an upstairs bathroom renovation. In both cases, the result was excellent, and the process was almost completely painless. Wayne and his team are extremely competent in design and execution and their work ethic is strong. It was a pleasure to have the crew in the house. I'm not sure how many people can say that they trust their contractor implicitly, but I feel this way about Divine Construction, and would not hesitate to hire them again to do my kitchen.
Having been quite content with our "old school" kitchen, and concerned about the financial outlay that a renovation of this type would involve, it took a while for my family to convince me that this was a good project to be undertaking. But through the planning and preparation stage, during the renovation itself, living alongside the team as they came and went in our home each day; every aspect of the process far exceeded our expectations, and we have come out of this with a beautifully updated kitchen, and yet kept the "country" feel that was so important to me. And Divine Construction kept within the budget that we had initially established. Not a day goes by that I don't stop to enjoy my new kitchen, and I would highly reccomend Divine Construction for any project that you may have in mind.
Wayne and his team have now done several projects for us including a master bedroom, master bath, family room, second floor balcony, home office, custom cabinetry and wonderful sliding doors to separate a basement media room from another area. We have always enjoyed working with them and will continue to do so for our next project. For us they bring besides excellence in their craft, qualities that are equally important to us; integrity and trustworthiness. Jonathan and Joanne Creaghan
This major bathroom renovation could not have gone better. Wayne was always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate us. The worksite was always kept super clean and the guys were a pleasure to have around. The finished product is SPECTACULAR!!! I guess the best recomandation is that I have hired him to do the kitchen and another bathroom.
What would I say about Wayne and his crew at Devine Construction:.
- you listened and asked questions
- you provided the information you were asked for, i.e. detailed quote, etc.
- changes were made with a new quote for the new work - so it wasn't buried in other things
- things were done right, promptly and respectfully
- you worked around my wife's nightsifts so she could sleep
- you kept me informed with delays i.e. Union Gas and updates on revisions
- the project was exactly as we had envisioned it; (i.e. how you and your crew work)
- the site was always clean & tidy, so even the kids could walk through it without us parents being concerned
- you allowed Jesse (our son) who wants to get into construction to help / learn with you and your crew
- your invoice was within $400 of the price you quoted on a job that was over $60,000
- you've worked painfully hard to correct the issues that came with your roofers of the time - this is the most impressive one!!
- the garage is a beautiful thing, unless people saw it getting built they don't even realise it's an addition to a 45 year old house.
You have many fans in our neighbourhood especially about how you worked, the quality of your build and the look of the finished product.
Wayne, thanks for making this a painless experience, with a perfect product at the end.
Not only does this company provide outstanding workmanship, they are also very accommodating in dealing with unusual ideas and changes, very helpful at the design stage, extremely careful and tidy, and thoroughly lovely people. The crew assigned to our project were downright charming and we were sorry to see them go when the project was completed! The inevitable problems that happen during major renovations were dealt with considerately and professionally, and resolved to everyone's satisfaction. I am immensely grateful that I found this company through this web site: the finished project is more beautiful than I could have imagined, and the experience of dealing with these people made the upheaval of construction about as pleasant as it could possibly have been.
Divine Construction did an excellent job of installing upstairs replacement windows as well as replacing the entire front entrance (door, side windows).
There were delays in the project, mostly as a result of the windows/door manufacturer not getting order details correct on the initial order.
The workers cleaned up well after their work, and the final result looked very professional.
We have four rooms renovated.
1) small bathroom gutted and redone to become more spacious
2) bedroom converted to working office for two with a walk out deck
3) Family room updated (recess lighting, new cabinets, new fireplace facade
4) Sliding 'Japanese' wall added to separate a section of the basement, but still allowing for open space when required
Some of the work required custom cabinetry, and creative use of sliding wall.
All work looks very good. The sliding/diving wall in the basement impresses everyone.
The family room has been upgraded from 1970s to 2010.
We began this major renovation - to increase our one-storey 600 sq ft bungalow to a two-storey 1800 ft house - with a lot of dreams and a lot of anxiety. Wayne (the owner) and the Divine Construction Crew quickly put the fears to rest while making the dream a reality. I cannot say enough about the friendliness and professionalism of Wayne and his crew. They were responsive to all of our requests - including a few last minute changes on our part. The only glitches we faced were with external suppliers, and Wayne worked tirelessly to advocate on our behalf with those people until an acceptable solution could be reached. At the end of our four month project, everything came in within 5% of the original quote - which is nearly unheard of with projects of this size! The work was all done well, and has made our home a place we love to show off as we continue living in it (and loving it!) six months after completion. If we have any future renovation needs, we will certainly be calling Divine Construction again.
(Bathroom reno) Our first reno experience-we had heard many horror stories(thanks Mike Holmes) and we're unsure how to pick the right contractor. After much research, met with Wayne from Divine and knew we had the right guy. Despite being our first reno and us being unaware of everything it entailed, Wayne was helpful and open to what we needed. He provided an itemized quote quickly and up front and revised our quote for us when we changed our minds on certain issues without question.
Once work started the guys were on site early and were very approachable, again open to questions/concerns or just friendly conversation. These guys, were here to work and it showed, working full (long) days. Being an older home there were several quirks and hiccups that the guys ran into, all dealt with, with a minimal impact on budget/time/finished product. A great (and unexpected) bonus for us was the fact that there was cleaup done everynight-still tools and supplies left behind obviously, but the 'mess' of construction was gone at the end of the day-nicely done! At one point we discovered we had bought the wrong tub for our setup, not only did Wayne offer to take our tub back for us but managed to find a tub that exceeded our expectations-again without impatience at our 'rookie mistake'.
All in all a great experience, with a friendly knowledgeable team. Easy to recommend especially to rookies like us. I guess the best feedback we can give is we've already asked Wayne to quote us for our kitchen project next.
At 220 Grit Woodworking, we have an amazing team with proven experience and the expertise needed to manage and complete any size of residential renovation project; speacializing in Kitchens, Baths and Woodworking Projects. Our Craftsmanship, Character and References are second to none!... Please give us a call today.
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At 220 Grit Woodworking & Restorations we have an amazing team with proven experience and the expertise needed to custom design & renovate any residential kitchen or woodworking project. We are proud of our craftsmanship, character and charisma are second to none.
At 220 Grit Woodworking & Restorations, we have an amazing team with proven experience and the expertise needed to manage any size of residential project. Our craftsmanship, character and charisma is second to none!... Please give us a call today.
At 220 Grit Woodworking & Restorations, we have an amazing team with proven experience and the expertise needed to complete any size of residential addition. Our craftsmanship, character and charisma are second to none!... Please give us a call today.
At 220 Grit Woodworking & Restorations, we have an amazing team with proven experience and the expertise needed to custom renovate any residential kitchen. We are proud to employ a 3rd generation Master Cabinet Maker. Our craftsmanship, character and charisma are second to none!... Please call.
Other services offered:
Basement Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Carpentry, Closet and Storage, Decks, Design Build, Flooring, Framing, Interior Design, Solar Energy, Tilin
Main Contact(s): Wayne Dewhurst
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