A family run business with two generations of experience. We listen to your needs and implement them in your project. We are fully insured and WCB covered for any project whether residential or commercial. Builders of new homes with 2/5/10 warranty available. Renovations of your home done inside and out. We also do commercial tenant improvemen read more...
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Ben and his team were chosen to come in on a tight timeline after we took possession of our house. They were given a week to do what I believe many other contractors would do in 2 to 3 times that amount of time. The group made use of all available time, while working around other miscellaneous contractors as they came on site. Ultimately everything was completed on time and on budget. Would use them again in a heartbeat - and would recommend them to anyone.
We are extremely pleased with the Barbato Development Group. We have a two bedroom apartment at Yaletown for my daughter.
Our renovations include:
Liaising with strata for approval for the renovations
Removal of dry walls for an open concept floor plan
Disposal of old metal doors and door frame
Re-finishing of kitchen counter edge and re-positioning of electrical power points
Installation of new hardwood flooring with underlay throughout the entire apartment
Installation of new baseboards where the new flooring had been installed
Installation of tile to wood transitions
Painting of the entire apartment, including doors and door frames
Removal and recycling of old appliances
Installation of new gas range, hood fan, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
Installation of new light fixtures
Pick up and installation of balcony tiles
Pick up and assemble of new furniture, including beds, sofa and balcony set
Relocation of furniture and belongings from North Vancouver to Yaletown apartment
Free post construction clean up.
Communication with Ben was first class. We exchanged nearly 200 emails and were kept informed throughout the renovations. My daughter found Ben and his crew to be very easy going and approachable.
Ben highlighted to us that our initial choice of flooring was cabin grade, which will not look good. He helped us with the final selection of the flooring. The new flooring looks great.
The renovations were done within a very reasonable budget and on time. A delay was caused by an extremely slow delivery of a new dishwasher from Sears.com, through no fault of Ben. Ben and his crew came back after the New Year and completed the installation of the dishwasher.
Ben and his crew helped my daughter with the relocation from her North Vancouver apartment to Yaletown. This was again done on time.
My daughter found Ben's work to be excellent. She is thoroughly enjoying her newly renovated apartment.
It was a pleasure working with Ben and his crew. I highly recommend The Barbato Development Group and will not hesitate to call them for any future renovations. You can most certainly trust Ben to deliver.
We didn't like our experience with this company. The boss (Ben) has very poor communication skills. He seldom answers his phone nor texts. I don't think he was ever at the job site once the quote was done. Noticed he spends time posting a picture of his teenage son making toast.
The job went way, way over the time that it should. Mistakes were made which took time to be rectified. The brand new bathtub was damaged which meant the "tub doctor" had to come in to fix the scratches. One wonders if they went with a scratch and dent one in the first place thinking we would not notice.
In the end my husband had to park himself in the condo to oversee that work was completed. I think they took advantage of the fact that our daughter could not move into it until the bathroom was complete. I think his company would not survive if he didn't have his employee Ron.
I have no problem with customers indicating how their experience was with us. As you can see from previous reviews and many other happy clients on my personal website, this is not normal for my company. Just to respond to your comments about never answering the phone. My mother had just had surgery and was in Intensive Care at Burnaby Hospital at the time. If you want the hospital records I can show you. I did put my Foreman Ron in charge and he kept in contact with the owners father every step of the way. I was at the site several times and as the owner of the company, I ultimately leave my foreman in charge of the project. This was not the only project going at the time and nevertheless Ron had to do all the cordinating while I was unavailable. As for me posting comments on facebook, I believe I have a right to do whatever I want in my own time. People that know me, know that that picture was not of my son by my 23 year old Autistic nephew who we had just made his own lunch for the first time. (Yet again non of her business.) The Tub was not a scratch and dent sale as I have a receipt for it, and yes I had that rectified and repaired. Yes we had a leak which was rectified and repaired ASAP. As the daughter (owner) was upset that the custom made vanity and quartz top took to long to arrive, we installed two potlights and repainted the bathroom (she chose the colour and didnt like it) For FREE! Yes it took more time than they anticipated but the work was completed. So I guess expectations were not met and this is why we have an upset mother commenting on this project.
I did a major renovation of my 20-year-old townhouse. It included a complete remodeling of the kitchen and both bathrooms, as well as paiting of the ceiling and walls. The job involved a lot of custom plumbing and electrical work. The guys at Barbato Development Group were able to handle everything that was required to get the job done. I would recommend this crew to anybody who has an upcoming renovation project and wants to find a reliable contractor.
BD Group Inc has a TrustScore™ of 4.1. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Port Coquitlam and the surrounding areas is 3.6. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Customer Reviews||Last 12 Months||All Time|
|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
|Suppliers & Creditors||0||1|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Posted License Information||N/A|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Available upon request|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||2000|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2012|
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BD Group Inc has received complaints from their suppliers and/or creditors
Complaint: This company never paid for the windows bought from AVS Windows Ltd in year 2015. We are are trying to reach him to get the payment but he doesn't respond to the messages.
A family run business with two generations of experience. We listen to your needs and implement them in your project. We are fully insured and WCB covered for any project whether residential or commercial. Builders of new homes with 2/5/10 warranty available.
Renovations of your home done inside and out. We also do commercial tenant improvements. We can implement your project right from the planning stage to the move-in stage.
Feel free to contact us at anytime for your free consultation.
|Main contact(s)||Ben Barbato|
|DBA, formally or associated with||Barbato Development Group|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2012|
|Warranty||Warranty details not yet provided|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
|Licensing information||Business does not require a trade license|
|Insurance information||Insurance information available upon request|
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