Ariyan Arts is privately owned and operated company servicing The Greater Toronto Area and specializing in Interior Renovations. We specialize in smaller and larger projects, including demolition or emergency work due to flood or fire damage. Smaller projects include: Framing, drywall repair and installation, stucco removal and spraying read more...
Ariyan Arts began operations in 2007 and has received 76 reviews for an overall customer rating of 4.8. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Mississauga area is 4.2. Write a review
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I had just ripped out a built in entertainment unit and was left with a wall and partial ceiling that required drywalling. In addition to this I also required some electrical work to be done. I inquired with several Pro's in the area and Ariyan Arts was one of the only Contractors that took this job seriously and had the necessary trades available to finish the job. I first reached out via email and Ariyan responded within 24 hrs. We exchanged information about the job and pictures and he was able to provide a estimate quite quickly. The electrician quickly fixed my electrical and added a new outlet above my fireplace. He was very clean and thorough. The drywallers were very much the same. They laid out some tarp to cover the floor and quickly installed the drywall on my wall and ceiling and then finished off with taping and mud. I was very happy with the job and the time it took. One more note to add, after I finished priming I did notice a few spots that required attention. I reached out to Ariyan and he immediately responded and took care of the issues with a few days. Ariyan Arts stands by their work when they say it. Again I was happy with the finished result and experience and will definitely hire them for a few more jobs.
Aryian did a very professional job in fixing our dining room ceiling. As it’s a popcorn ceiling we knew it would be hard to fix, so that it would look perfect.
He covered all our furniture near the stain area. He was very professional and with only 2 short visits did an amazing job. We are very happy with his work.
Amy Kalinowski - Oakville
Thanks Amy it was a pleasure to work with you again.
First and foremost Ariyan is one of the loveliest people I have had the pleasure of working with. He is positive, professional and follows through in a timely manner.
We live in an older house and when the carpet came up on the stairs the job wasn’t as easy as we originally thought. Ariyan gave multiple options and was up front on the outcome of those options. We went with building custom stairs and they are beautiful.
I would highly recommend working with Ariyan!
Working with Ariyan was a pleasure. He was courteous at all times, prompt with his service delivery and provided good value with his quote which contained no surprises at the end of the project. I recommend him without any reservations.
Ariyan Arts were always on time. Very detailed of what would happen and how long - and we came to a deal if there was overruns. Difficult work done well. My tenets were very happy.
I am very impressed with the workmanship of Ariyan & team. Ariyan was amazing from the start, gave me a very reasonable estimate and time line for the work over the phone. My basement shower pan was in very bad shape with leaks and dangling bottom tiles just after two years built by a regular basement Reno guy. I was searching numerous places to find a reliable person fix this with in tight time and budget. Ariyan and Bojun delivered a project very well and with in the budget. Ariyan was very reasonable and agreed to reduce the initial estimate by a considerable amount after seeing the work needed is less than initially he thought. I wish I could have hired Ariyan to do the entire basement. In future, sure I will do. Thanks for trusted pros site as well.
Ariyan was very professional to deal with, he outlined what he was going to do and he surpassed our expectations.
He took out the toilet and vanity no mess and was very quick in completing the project.
The tiling of the floor and baseboard was fantastic, we couldn't be more please. Also very reasonably priced, I would refer Ariyan no problem. We already have another job for him.
We hired Ariyan Arts to Plaster Prep and paint our Ceiling. He was accommodating to our timeline, priced competitively, showed up when he said he would show up and did a great job. I would. It hesitate to use him again or refer him to friends and family.
Great Advice and Execution!
I contracted Ariyan Arts to complete a basement renovation for my elderly parents. The advice and execution was excellent! I appreciated the honest advice, great design and execution was great.
Ariyan was also sensitive to the fact one of my parent's is not well and reworked the schedule and install to ensure that it minimized disruption and reduced stress.
I was so happy with the first contract that I hired Ariyan again for additional work, which was delivered with the same great advice, care and execution. He is the first contractor, I actually liked!
I would highly recommend Ariyan Arts for those who want a trustworthy, caring contractor that provides great results for a fair price.(He won't be the cheapest but you get a fair price and great value).
We were in a real pinch, and Ariyan really helped us out quickly! He sent his plaster masters to our house within 2 days. Micheal and his son worked very hard and did everything we needed in a very short period of time. I'm more then happy with their work, and they worked around my busy schedule as well. I would definitely use them again! I give them 5 stars.
Thank you guys, your the best!
From the begining Ariyan was extremely professional in providing an accurate quote. Through the excellent work he and his team did I came to trust Ariyan and Ariyan Arts to deliver high quality work and on time. From the first dau of floor demolition, all areas of our home were well sealed against the dust the witk would kick up. The demo team motored through the work that was expecred to last two days but finished in one. Our floor tile was laid to perfection and we are so happy. Ariyan was also very flexible and reasonavle with changes in the job as it went forward. From demolishing a pillar to drywall and mudding which we didnt ask for originally, he accomodated within our deadline and within our budget. I have no doubt about who i will need to do my next project and will make sire my friends and family have Ariyans number.
Ariyan was able to arrange someone onsite the next business day to accommodate our tight schedule. Floor is done professionally and all old materials packed up and ready to go.
I had Ariyan do tile work in the kitchen and around the fireplace. The work was nothing short of perfect. The installer was challenged with the detail of the tile we picked but he made it work. They were neat and clean and completed the job on time and within budget and estimate.
We hired Aryian and his crew on our last project.
They did everything that they promised. Tidy, clean work and a fair price. What more can I ask for..
We are presently working on a few other projects and can see us having a long working relationship.
Thx Aryian, you make my job easier!
A couple of years ago he did a renovation at my bathroom (I shouldn't do it because was better before!), just to replace the bath with a shower.
At the beginning I taught it's a good job, but was a terrible one. Once in the shower he didn't do anything until I asked him where I have to hang my soaps. But the worse came after, both the sink and in the shower were clog pretty soon, and were getting worse and worse, until I asked somebody else to solve the problem, I asked him at the beginning that the water it's not coming at the shower normal, but he said that it's complicated from where the water is coming (kind of answer!!).
Anyway I wouldn't recommend at all to try to hire him.
Ariyan helped me to convert my master ensuite bathroom into two bathrooms. Overall, he was fantastic to deal with - always very professional, courteous, and I really appreciated the constant updates. He was always available by phone/text anytime I needed him.
The quality of his, and his crew's (including Kevin, Ado, and Bojan) was excellent. I am stickler for attention to detail, and couldn't fault them on their end product. I thought his price was fair, but he did charge me extra for a few things which I would've ordinarily assumed to be part of the overall budget - not a huge deal in terms of dollars. He provides receipts for all materials, and also helped to return things that weren't used in the end. My project was a bit more complex than the typical bathroom reno, and while Ariyan did handle it well overall, there were a couple of areas where I would've appreciated more innovative solutions to meet my needs - eg. moving plumbing to accommodate the size of the 2nd washroom I wanted, and installing ductwork for a new exhaust fan. Again, not a huge deal, as I am confident that the crew tried their best.
I chose Ariyan as my contractor for my master bedroom. I have to say Kevin, Ado & Bojan did a great job. Once the renovations started, his team were in and out completing each step of the reno one after the other. They were always careful and cleaned up at the end of the day. They were all very professional and worked hard all day. It was always a delight to see the progress of the bathroom after I came home from work. Ariyan always kept me up to date with what was completed and was the next step. He always gave me good advice whenever I needed it. He helped me to stay in budget by recommending cheaper options. It's amazing how important it was having Ariyan.. what I envisioned before meeting Ariyan was completely different from the final layout. I'm so glad I didn't embark on my own on this project.. it would have been stressful and my master bathroom wouldn't have been as nice.
I recommend Ariyan and his team for bathroom renovations.
Do not hire this company! I have no idea how they have such a good rating on here. I trusted the reviews and it ended up being the worst experience I have ever had with a contractor. They did a horrible job of installing drywall on the ceiling, didn't finish the job, didn't show up when they said they would, and they definitely had no idea how to install drywall. We ended up having to spend a lot of money to get someone to fix their work.
Ariyan and team provided outstanding service. I was pleased with the workmanship, the level of professionalism and the eagerness to help out and work with me to finish the project. In particular the individuals who did the tile work and plumbing, Bojan and Kevin did an outstanding job and were very flexible with schedules, etc. I would definately recommend using them. Great job!!
My wife and I hired Ariyan to oversee the installation of an engineered beam to open up our kitchen, living, and dining room into open concept. Once we had our permit Ariyan and his team were very responsive in getting the job done to spec and at a competitive price. They were very thorough in their work, and the beam was very solid. Our building inspection was short and sweet. We were happy with the crew, and how quickly they were able to turn the project around.
As we continue through our renovation, my wife and I plan to have Ariyan and his team do our bathroom and our kitchen ceramics. I have no doubt that the quality of workmanship will be high, and that the project management will go smoothly. I would recommend Ariyan Arts for your home improvement project.
Ariyan and his team did a great job to finish my basement. We worked together on the design and Ariyan coordinated installation services. The reason I initially went with Ariyan was because of his openness and flexibility. At first I only wanted to have his team do part of the job and I would work on the areas I was comfortable doing (which he was happy to do) but ended up contracting the whole job to Ariyan Arts. Ariyan broke down and itemized each of the trades so I could put together my budget. He also provided regular updates so we could track progress and understand how much work remained along with the costs. His team including: Michael, Gilberto, Kevan, Bojan, Chris and Adam were experts in their respective fields and were also very hard working and courteous to myself and my family which was appreciated. A couple of great points about Ariyan Arts; we made a few adjustments to the design along the way and Ariyan and his team were able to accommodate, also when it came to finishing jobs, I was fairly particular about the level of quality and reviewed the basement from top to bottom. Ariyan and his team ensured all were fixed by the time the job was completed. The result is a very functional and esthetically pleasing space - that exceeds the finish of the rest of the house!
Ariyan was professional and easy to deal with. He was able to fit work around my schedule. Michaels' work on the basement was top notch. As a diy'er, I can appreciate the expertise shown in the work on the walls that was done. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing similar work done.
Ariyan and his team did an excellent job of my bathroom renovation. Kevin is a very hard worker and did a great job on the complete demo, cement wall install, plumbing and bath install, and Bojan did a wonderful precise floor and bath tile installation. They are a very punctual team and Ariyan was on point with daily communication and updates. They did a great job with preparing the work area and cleaned up each day after they left. I am very happy with this team and the job they did. It was a complete stress and hassle free experience for me. Thanks Ariyan
Ariyan and Kevin helped me on this project and I'm very happy with the results. I gave Ariyan a challenging job, to start and finish laying down 12x24" tiles from the same location, the entrance in the kitchen area, and he didn't disappoint - his craftsmanship was very close to perfection - he was able to accomplish this feat with a 1/32" join gap between tiles. I'm looking forward to engage Aryan and his team on my next re-modeling project.
Ariyan have done a great job with a very tight timing and budget. The staff were very polite and hard working. They delivered services as they promised. We will definitely work with them again.
Helen A from Mississauga
Required the services of a tiler to do our bathroom floor and shower. Interviewed a number of tradespeople and decided on Ariyan Arts. They did a fabulous job and am very pleased. Quality workmanship, reasonably priced, reliable and great customer service skills. Ariyan along with his assistant Kevin were on time, neat, and eager to please. Overall, just good people. Would certainly recommend and use again.
We had a complete basement renovation job. Thanks to Ariyan, Kevin and the team, who did a very good professional job. Their quotation was very attractive and competitive. Ariyan always keeps you in the loop. The time they took to complete the project was really appreciable. Ariyan also accepted our requests to minor modifications. Overall I would say Ariiyan Arts is a very good choice and value for money.
Needed my basement done, had four contractors come to the house, but in the end I decide to go with Ariyan arts. Glad I did. Before hiring Ariyan I called his insurance. The references that I had requested , I called and spoke with all of them and they were happy with Arians workmanship. If I had any questions or concerns about the project I could always reach Ariyan. Ariyan and his crew of Darren, Kevin and Chris were a pleasure to work with. Basement was completed on time, was happy with the final result.
We called Ariyan to finish walls for our bathroom reno. He was very professional and polite. Job was very well done in the time he initially predicted. Price was very fair. Showed up on time and left no mess after he was done. We definitely recommend him and we would work with him in future renos.
We hired Ariyan to repair minor water damage in a hallway and to convert a closet in our basement into a TV nook. Scheduling the work took a little longer than expected as Ariyan was very busy with other clients but once the project was started, the work was done well and within a couple days. Ariyan did a great job working within our schedule and his team was very friendly.
The quality of the work was good. The water damage was fairly simple to fix and was repaired quickly. The conversion involved some minor demo work involving drywall, framing and taping. Drywall is a messy job and Ariyan took precautions to ensure the mess was kept to a minimum. He placed drop clothes on the floor from the door to the work site and installed plastic covers over the furniture. Although there was some dust to clean up all materials were carefully bagged and carted away for disposal.
Overall, we were happy with the work and would hire Ariyan again.
I called as I needed a brand new wall placed to enclose my water heater and furnace and they were phenomenal. They did the job within 4 hrs and cleaned up afterwards like they weren't even there. I would definitely call them again. Very polite and courteous.
Ariyan was extremely polite and professional. I am a tradesman myself and I can say that I consider Ariyan a craftsman. His finished product exceeded our expectations in all ways and he made it look easy!
These guys turned up on time, with all the tools they required, covered up the furniture before, cleaned up afterwards, with no nasty surprise about the price - and the job they did was amazing! I will definitely be calling Ariyan for other work I need doing, and recommend you do the same. Very happy customer.
Ariyan stepped in after others had given us incomplete and/or incorrect advice. Ariyan listened, investigated and applied his crew to my budget-stressed kitchen job. The result has left me and my wife more than satisfied. We will be calling him back soon on another bigger project.
We had a complete bathroom demolition. Aryian sent Kevan who was very friendly and worked fast. Ariyan is friendly, professional, prompt in responding to our calls and queries. They cleaned up the place, disposed of the debris and completed the job on time.
We look forward to working with his team again on future renos.
Ariyan and his crew just completed the reno on my basement and am completely satisfied with the job. Ariyan's crew consisted of 7 guys and himself. Ariyan, Darren, Davor, Michael, Dan, Marko, James and Chris were true professionals. They were all courteous and friendly to me and my family and I thank them all. They completed the job just over 4 weeks and the place looks great. I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. Cheers to all and THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!!!!!
We needed some drywall removed from our basement. Aryian sent two workers, who were very friendly and worked fast. We look forward to working with his team again, on future renos.
Ariyan was a great guy to work with. Really Friendly, quick and had some great quality of the workmanship provided. I approached Ariyan after a contractor flopped on me and I needed work done fast. Ariyan came in and quoted the exact same work that day and under budget which was great. Definitely will be using him again for any future projects regarding drywalling.
We were very impressed with the prompt and excellent service we received from Ariyan and his team of Darren, Greg, Davor, Michael, Dan, Marko and James. They were very professional, courteous and considerate. Ready to answer any questions we had about the job as well as keeping us posted on the activities planned for the following day. Our basement looks fantastic. Thank you guys for all your hard work. I would certainly hire Ariyan with his team to do any future renovation jobs as well as recommend them to friends.
Ariyan and his team-Dan, Greg and James were a pleasure to work with. They were very polite, respectful and professional. I am very happy with my bathroom renovation and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Renovart. Ariyan always responded immediately to any calls and was available at anytime.
Contacted Ariyan at Revovart last Tuesday regarding a kitchen reno project (move vent pipe and re-route the kitchen sink drain). Work was accessed and completed by Friday!
Excellent work done by Julio for designing a plan to make the plumbing more efficient for my renovation project. Overall, extremely pleased with the engagement.
Our pipes froze this winter and we had to break open several tiles in a bathtub and a few exploratory holes in the basement bathroom.
Good: Renovart did an excellent job repairing the holes and retiling. They were professional, clean and quick.
Bad: Renovart did miss the original scheduled date and came in over budget.
Thank you kindly for taking the time to provide a review for us. It was a pleasure working with you. Although we could not start the job on the scheduled day that you preferred, when we did start the job, we were able to complete it in 4 hours and for the price that you agreed upon. We are looking forward to working with you in the future.
I was very happy with the prompt and good service from Ariyan and his company. He was very professional with his approach and with the work. He was prompt in corresponding to all our queries and made sure the work got done in a timely manner and was flexible to accommodate our schedule with his work.
Ariyan showed up on day 1 all ready to go. Even though he was not at the job site everyday, he kept me updated as far as who and when that person will be coming.
By the end of the week, he did not quite meet the deadline but him and his guys did complete the job shortly after that WHICH presented no issue really.
I am very happy to have met Ariyan and will certainly contact him for future projects.
Arayan did a great job replacing two sills we needed replaced. His price was fair and most importantly, he was efficient and always easy to get a hold of when planning out the apt.
Will definitely use again and will recommend to anyone!
Ariyan and his team did a masterful job with our bathroom renovation. We have an older house, and he was able to handle all the little challenges that brings. We love our new bathroom and are happy we selected Ariyan to do it.
I would highly recommend Renovart as a professional contracting firm which takes their time to evaluate the problem and provide a detailed estimate on the work required in order to fix the problem. The contractor provided a detailed breakdown of what steps they needed to take to break the tile, add a moisture barrier and re-tile the base floor. After each step all garbage was removed and clean up done. The job was completed within the estimated time frame and on budget. The quality of work was professional I would definitely contact Renovart for my next household project.
We have recently completed kitchen renovation and needed someone to do the backsplash tiling. We called many but Ariyan not only responded asap but also came in-person & got the job done immediately. We couldn't have asked for more.
Ariyan was always courteous and punctual. He made an effort to phone if there were any changes, and was up-front and honest as to the details of the work involved.
His rates were very competitive and I would not hesitate to recommend Ariyan and Renovart in general!
Aryian and his people were great.
Not only were they the cheapest quote I received they came the next day and installed the flooring in just a couple hours.
The quality of work was great. I would recommend RENOVART to anyone
I had a huge basement leak from all the heavy rain, these guys came 3 hours after I posted the ad to remove the flooring and dispose of the garbage, a big concern was mold, and these guys came thru for me, this guy was a workhorse , I would recommend these guys
Ariyan and his crew were very professional and did an excellent job repairing a large hole and re-finishing our living room ceiling. They were fast, thorough, polite and left everything clean. We would definitely hire them again.
We are so thrilled with the work performed by Ariyan and his crew Tarus and Alex. We had two areas in our stucco ceiling, one in the living room and one in bedroom hall. With their expertise and fine workmanship our problem has been solved and the ceilings look better than when new. The guys were right on time, and we found them to be very friendly and patient with our many questions and our constant peeking to see how things were progressing. At the end of the day, everything was cleaned up, spotless and no evidence of what had transpired throughout the process. We will be having them come back in the near future to complete a smaller job and we have no qualms or reservations in referring our neighbors and friends to them. Thanks guys, great job, we are so pleased with the end result.
We had a toilet overflow and damage a popcorn ceiling in our dining room. We called TrustedPros and they sent a contractor named Aiyden to give us an estimate. We agreed to have him come the next couple of days and he came and within 2 hours fixed our ceiling.
There was no mess for is to clean after he fixed the ceiling because he took care of everything. Our ceiling looks amazing! You would never know there was water leak.
We are very happy with his work. He did what he said he would do in a very timely manner with no mess at all.
We are very pleased with his work and will recommend him very highly to our friends and family.
John and Amy
Renovart is a reliable and professional company. Ariyan always arrived on time and he was industrious working with the tools as needed. I am very satisfied with his job. I highly recommend this company and I would contact them in the future.
Renovart personel were always courteous and considerate and completed all work as agreed and budgeted.
As a result of the work I have referred Renovart to a customer whose job I am unable to take on and have also hired them for a complete bathroom renovation.
I am a general contractor and I hired Renovart to install, tape and mud drywall board to all the walls and ceilings in the three apartment units of my current investment property project. Ariyan and his crew were fast, polite, worked within the tight timeline and did an excellent job at installing and mudding the drywall. I would highly recommend Renovart to anyone looking for good quality work at great prices.
Thanks and keep up the good work!
I hired Renovarts for a condo bathroom renovation. He showed up on time with all the right materials. I had originally wanted a darker colour in the bathroom but the contractor suggested another shade and I'm glad I went with it. The bathroom looks fantastic!!! Everything was done on time and he met the renovation quote on spec and cleaned up promptly afterwards. I came back to a brand new bathroom without the mess! I highly recommend this contract and would hire them in the future.
Ariyan did an excellent job with renovating our 3-piece bathroom. He always arrived on time and is hard working. His suggestions were good and he communicated clearly any changes that were needed. There was an issue with a plumber that was sub-contracted, although Ariyan made sure that everything was resolved to our satisfaction. Ariyan paid attention to details and produced quality work. We would not hesitate to have Ariyan work on other renovation jobs on our house.
Hired Ariyan to tape and mud my kitchen during renovation. The job was done faster than discussed on budget with very little sanding which kept the rest of my house dust free. High quality finish with no mess, Explained what was being done and treated me with courteous and respect and educated me on what needed to be done (which other contractors didn't do) and the process which was required. Definitely would recommend and hire again.
the work was done in a professional and timely manner. Great communication skills, when job was finished they did a clean up. everything was done to my satisfaction, I was very happy with all the work that was done and I would recommend them to family and friends
Renovart was a great company for my project. Always on time and ready to work with the tools and materials needed for the job. I found most companies on Trusted Pros were charging as though they were Doctors and Lawyers. Renovart was fair their pricing and wasn't a "budget" based company.
I would hire again for sure!!
Brad- Richmond Hill
Ayrian was a courtesies and professional individual who helped repair a job gone wrong with respect to a hardwood install. He was also contracted to paint a bedroom and the end result was nothing short of perfect. Very happy and will use him again!
The only hesitancy I have in posting a review of Aryian's work is that he may get too busy to handle future projects for me. I can't say enough good things about his work but more importantly he went out of his way to work with our schedule and budget, communicated clearly throughout the project and was always willing to go above and beyond and just "help out".
Ariyan Arts has a TrustScore™ of 4.0. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Mississauga and the surrounding areas is 3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2007|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2013|
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Professional and reliable service. Will hire them again. Highly recommended!
Ariyan Arts is privately owned and operated company servicing The Greater Toronto Area and specializing in Interior Renovations. We specialize in smaller and larger projects, including demolition or emergency work due to flood or fire damage.
Smaller projects include: Framing, drywall repair and installation, stucco removal and spraying, taping or mudding, interior and exterior painting, hardwood, laminate, tile and carpet installation, finish and custom carpentry.
Larger projects include complete basement, bathroom and kitchen renovations.
In business since 2006, our goal is to provide top quality service to all our customers while offering competitive rates, experience, professional workmanship and completing the projects on time. Customer satisfaction is what we strive for.
We will provide you with a clear and complete quote containing all aspects of your project.
Email or Call us today at (416) 904-4308 for a free estimate!
Ariyan Arts was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Drywalling in Mississauga.
Ariyan Arts was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Ceiling, Drywalling and Painting in Mississauga.
|Main contact(s)||Ariyan Secerkadic|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2013|
|Warranty||1 year warranty offered on labour.|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||Yes|
|Legal structure||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information||Contact Ariyan Arts to request licensing info.|
|Insurance information||Contact Ariyan Arts to request insurance details.|
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