We completed a total renovation to our basement bathroom, a partial renovation to our basement family room (removed existing wood burning fireplace) and installed a staircase railing in our bi-level house up and down from the main entry landing.
We used the company Bisset Creek Renovations and Al Smith for most of our renovations - the only exception being that we had a natural gas fireplace company replace our wood burning fireplace;however Al Smith completed all the required preparation work.
The work was completed in September/October 2014 and we had a very positive experience with this contractor.
The following points are noted:
-met with us when placing his bid for the work and provided us with a written estimate;
-when hired, he met with us again to ensure all details were addressed;
-he has all his own tools that are in good working order;
-he worked full days and was timely in all of his dealings (he arrived at identified times, advised us when he was leaving to pickup supplies);
-he has a lengthy history of working with gyproc that includes muding and taping which is evident in his work quality;
-he completed all aspects of the bathroom except for the painting (hooking up water lines to a sink, toilet and shower, hooking up light fixtures and installing handi-cap bars).
-he totally removed the wood burning fireplace which included a stone facing and then prepared the site for installation of a natural gas fireplace. He then completed all the required detail work around the new fireplace.
-he removed the old staircase and replaced it.
He is a very detailed person who pays attention to all aspects of his work.
He is cautious, inspects his work on a regular basis to ensure quality control.
His cuts are true and he identifies his motto as being "measure twice and make one accurate cut".
My wife and I would not have any hesitation in recommending this company and this contractor for renovations and should we need any further renovations in our home we would likely hire him without going through the process of attaining three or four estimates.