Brako Building Concepts is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Steven and Anita Kovacs. With over 30 years in the construction, administration and sales industry, they have carefully chosen to deal with Manitoba suppliers whose products can stand up to Manitoba's weather. Coupled with the best products on the market, you wil read more...
Brako Building Concepts Inc began operations in 2000 and has received 69 reviews for an overall customer rating of 4.9. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Winnipeg area is 3.5. Write a review
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Outstanding job from the Brako team. Flawless install of new triple pane windows and patio doors IN 3 rooms of our apt. They were in and out in under 4 hours start to finish . Did a great clean up including vacuuming and meticulous caulking all around. Polite, courteous and professional team all around. You are only as good as the people you hire and they chose a great team we were happy and comfortable enough to leave in our home while they did the job and we went shopping . Great follow up to make sure we were happy with their job well done. Best contractor experience we’ve had to date !
A beautiful sunny day and what a view! Thanks to the fine team of highly skilled professionals at Brako installed our living room and kitchen windows. Not only was the installation highly professional but the overall service was exceptional. From the initial quote through to the installation we were confident with our purchasing decision . We highly recommend Bracco building concepts for your window needs.
We used Brako to install our windows are our previous house in 2015 after much research. They did an excellent job (installed Duraco windows), and were available for a couple minor tweaks when needed.
When we moved to a new house that needed window replacement last year, we called Anita at Brako given our previous experience. Once again, the whole process was fantastic. The quote was reasonable, and the service was awesome, and the crew was courteous, clean, and always professional. This time we had fiberglass Duxton windows installed.
It really showed how much they care about perfection when Anita called prior to install to suggest a modification on our order. She suggested one of our front bedroom windows receive slightly different casing to make it look symmetrical. She even was able to reference similar house styles in our neighborhood which had not had this done and looked a bit skewed. It was a great follow up and clearly showed they cared about the end result.
I decided to finally write a review (should have earlier) when we had an issue on New Year's Eve. When the temps plummeted, we had one of our picture windows crack on the interior pane. It was a warranty issue, but still a concern. I contacted Anita, and within 3 hours (on NYE) we had our replacement pane ordered and scheduled for install. It was installed yesterday (only 8 days later!) and looks perfect. That's a shout out to both Brako and Duxton.
Truly a reputable and trustworthy group that is a pleasure to deal with.
If we ever need another door or window replaced, we’re definitely hiring Brako. Every aspect, from Anita giving the estimate to the installation, was dealt with in the most courteous, professional and friendly manner. Any questions or concerns we had were politely addressed, even after the job was completed. It’s quality product and service delivered by quality people.
I am THRILLED with my new door installed by the Brako team! Our previous door was drafty, impossible to close in the winter, and downright ugly. Anita really guided me through the process to help find the right door for our home and was a pleasure to deal with.
The install itself was really fast, the gentleman that came over were so polite and helpful! They even switched out a lock that was giving me issues in another door. Then when I had to run an errand, they had a neat trick to lock the door without using a key, so the new key was safely inside.
I will 100% be using them again for when we decide to get a new back door, and any window work we might need done in the future. Can't recommend them enough!
I had 3 windows replaced in my home. One in my kitchen, one in my living room and one in my bedroom. The quote that they initially provided me is the final price I paid. They were genuine, hard working individuals. The work was completed in under the time allotted and the windows came in before the expected time frame which was great considering winter is almost here. I have more windows that require replacing next year and you bet, I'll be calling them back to do them.
A big thank you to the team of Brako for a job well done!!!
Very pleased with the product and the installation. Windows look good and casements open/close easily. Corners on trimwork very tight, they even covered all the nail holes. It was a slushy day but crew used lots of tarps and tracked in zero dirt. Friendly crew, well organized, worked quickly. Would hire again for sure.
Brako were prompt and provided an estimate and made numerous follow up visits to ensure all aspects of the job were addressed. They assisted in providing feedback and reviewing various options regarding the complete project. The company is operated by the family and all family members work as a team and are very committed to making the job right. There were no surprises and working with them was a pleasant experience without stress. They worked closely with Duxton Windows to ensure that all measurements were exact and any deficiencies were corrected immediately by all parties involved. Highly recommend using Brako for a building project and you actually have all owners of the business engaged with the home owner from start to finish.
This is the second project we have worked with Brako Building Concepts on. Our home was built in 1965 so installation projects like ours, (floor to ceiling windows in the living room) can be a challenge. We can ensure you Brako was up to this challenge! The installers Stephen and David were excellent and indeed prove the concept - measure twice and cut once as both windows are perfectly situated, perfectly level and beautiful to look at. I can also add that Brako truly listened to our ideas and what we proposed doing in this project and Anita did a great job to ensure the project met all building codes and that Stephen and David had all the right materials to complete the job in a timely manner.
We will use Brako Building Concepts for our future projects and highly recommend them as industry experts.
Bill & Avis
Brako was timely and considerate in letting us know when our door came in and when scheduling an installation date.
They did a fantastic job installing the door and handles and locks and also installing a new door bell. They also left the alarm wiring exposed for the alarm company to reset the alarm. I would rate their service much more superior to any other company we used in the past. We also had them replace our front window and they did so with the same superior work.
I would recommend them in an instance to anyone considering window or door replacement.
I am so very very pleased with my new window/door. Excellent service, most wonderful job done. I would recommend this company to everyone. They did such an excellent job. I have a triple pane window/door that opens and closes so easily and keeps my unit so very warm.
Had this company replace the caulk around windows on my house. They did a great job and left no mess to clean up. The two gents that did the work were very nice and appeared to know their stuff. Would use them again hands down.
This first class family run business uses old fashioned business practices that really resonate with us----on time, polite, straight talk about options and costs, happy to answer questions and demonstrate product uses. No loud music, swearing or mess to clean up. These folks bring the window cleaner and the broom to the job site!
We have used them twice now and will continue to do so in the future. They have quickly become our 'go to' contractor for household projects.
It was a pleasure to work with Anita and Steve of Brako Building Cpncepts who recently replaced some windows in my home in which the seals had failed. They provided me with excellent windows and installation in a very timely fashion. I have hired them three times now and have been very pleased with their service. Steve and his crew were here on time and completed the work very quickly and efficiently.
My wife and I contacted Anita and Steven early in the summer of 2016 to replace all of the windows and doors in our home. We had interviewed over a dozen window and door companies a couple of years prior to this and recalled clearly that Brako Construction really stood out from the other companies. In particular we recall Anita's attention to the specific details of our project and the manner in which she conducted herself when establishing our requirements.
We contacted Anita just before Summer of 2016 once we were ready to proceed with our project. Just as we had observed previously she had a penchant for details and recalled the specifics of our prior meeting precisely. Within less than a week of that conversation we had the pleasure of meeting her husband when both Anita and Steven met with us to confirm measurements and assess the best product for our application.
In addition to a request to widen our door openings, our project had some additional complications due to the fact that we had delayed this project several years and the wooden window frames had become quite soft / rotten and we were anticipating significant water damage to our walls.
We openly shared our concerns unsure if Steven and Anita would accept our project, however they were very receptive and consequently advised this was a normal matter of business and they would address these matters accordingly as necessary.
Following the advice we received during that consultation we agreed to install fiberglass windows and doors from long time manufacturer Berdick Windows and Doors ( 1969 ) located in Winkler, Manitoba. We wanted a high quality maintenance free product with modern styling to replace the original wooden windows and doors which were installed at the time our home was built (1989) and these certainly fit the bill.
Our project proceeded mid-October 2016 due to unforseen delays in the manufacturing process. Steven and his sons Andrew and David arrived to our home and began the process of removing and replacing our windows and doors.
As suspected, there was significant water damage to the front exterior wall in which a large picture window had been mounted necessitating complete replacement of the wall. Conveniently, this work was compounded by the typical October rain and cold temperatures. Steven and his sons maintained complete composure and focus while professionally and methodically completing our project exactly as discussed.
We are incredibly happy to have completed our renovation with Brako Construction !!!
We look forward to working with them once again during the 2017 construction season as we continue on with our home renovations.
Ian and Marcela
Prior to the installation, Anita called us a week before and informed us that Steven and his crew will be measuring the window to be replaced. On the day they came , they went straight to work and made sure that the heat in the house was not wasted by taking out the whole window, scrap the tidbits of wood and glue and install the new window right away. Their efficiency at what they do is impeccable. I though that was the end of it....But Wait!....There's more!
You know how some contractors after doing their job, they just pick up their tools and go? Steven and his crew were completely the opposite. Knowing that its a brand new window, they took the time to educate us on "not to touch its for the next couple of hours". They were also very detailed. They cleaned the glass of any smudges or marks and any caulk residue.around the window.
Aside from being professionals, they also had great "positive" attitude. With in the one hour they worked, Steven's sense of humor (which kept us in stitches) also brightened our day!
Great job guys! highly recommended!
I was VERY pleased with the installation of replacement windows by the Brako crew. The work began on schedule. The crew was effecient, professional and knowledgeable. Work was completed in one day. I was impressed by the care and detail to workmanship as well as their consideration to clean up after completion of work. An excellent job. We are very pleased with the choice of windows and Contractor. I would certainly hire Brako Inc in the future.
I would highly recommend Brako Inc to everyone.
We are extremely pleased with the Berdick fiberglass windows supplied by Brako that we chose. They are of very high quality and we were very impressed that we could get any Benjamin Moore color on the outside and a different colour on the inside. Consequently they match our house exterior and interior perfectly and they are of very high quality for this sun baked location.
Brako Building Concepts did a great job on the installation especially given the large size of these windows. We felt that we had an ally looking out for our best interests. Finally, the price was much less than Home Depot for just painted PVC with minimal fixed colour selection .....no comparison in products.....fiberglass vs PVC
A highly recommended combination team.
Brako building was a great company to work with. They were helpful and got the work done in one day to not disrupt our household further. The quality of work was excellent and when it was all completed and the invoice was presented to us, there were no surprises. I didn't realize I had to go buy new door locks and key pads but Steven was very helpful as our previous key pads would not fit the new door.. Anita is knowledgeable and explained the process of the window/ door ordering so we were aware of how long it would take to complete. We are very happy with the work done by Brako and would absolutely use them again!!
This was our 2nd time hiring Brako and we are once again extremely satisfied. This recent project was very unique as we asked Steven & Anita to install a door where one had never existed. To simply replace replace a door takes someone with experience and knowledge however, it definitely takes someone with a lot of talent and nothing short of expertise to complete what we had envisioned. Anita & Steven were both courteous, professional and timely on responses on getting the project going and during the actual project Steven and his sons were incredible. They are professional, friendly and extremely tidy. You wouldn't have even known they had done such a big project once they had finished. I will continue to highly recommend Brako without hesitation.
Thanks again to everyone at Brako! You have no idea how happy we are with the new door! It's like it's always been there.
Well they are a family run business. Honest and they do more then just a great job!! Right from the beginning to the end we never had to worry about any thing!! Would never think of going anywhere else!! In fact we are getting a new front door put in in the spring.
Thank you so much Steve and Anita.
Terry and Michelle
Anita and Steven did a fantastic job for me and my wife and we would highly recommend them.
They were professional and efficient with their work. Answered all questions and did exactly what they said they would do. They arrived on time, came with multiple people to do the job quickly and cleaned up when finished.
Nice people doing a professional job. It was a great experience.
we returned to Brako because of the excellent job they had done installing Duxton fiberglass windows some 10 years earlier. As then, their measurements and suggestions paved the way to our satisfaction and to a problem-free installation. The quality of their work is very fine.
The installation was somewhat delayed over the summer because the manufacturer fell behind schedule.
This company is spectacular. Anita really knows her stuff and is incredibly helpful and always available to answer questions. We got 6 quotes and their price was very competitive. The quality of the windows and doors is top notch. We decided weeks after placing our order that we wanted to replace one more window, they put a rush on it (without us asking or expecting it) and had the extra window put in a few days after the main order. The install team is very polite and professional. They have no trouble coming back out for minor fixes or adjustments. I can't recommend this company highly enough. I was so impressed that I came here and made an account just to post this review. Go with them, seriously.
From our initial contact with Anita by email to the measuring visit with Anita and Steven, and then the installation by Steven and his two adult sons, this was a high quality, professional job. This family run business uses a great balance of professionalism and relaxed, casual conversation. They know their products, understand what customer service looks like, and their pricing is competitive and fair. The two young sons were respectful and took direction easily from their father. They clearly know their jobs so well, there was very little talking, and even better---no loud music, and no swearing! We will invite this company back for more of our renovation plans in the future.
Brako is one of the only contracting type companies that I have ever taken the time to write a review. The main reason is that in a world of mostly far below mediocrity when it comes to work ethic, final product and customer service, I have never felt the need to write a review. Brako is the exception they not only, show up when they say they will, they do so with a smile! The whole crew was a pleasure to have come remove and install my windows. I have used them several times now and the result is fantastic! The windows fit, they go the extra mile to match the mouldings, when they depart the only thing they leave is the new windows, no mess. I highly recommend Brako. They are far above the standards that are out there today. Brako does what they say for the price they quote you.
From the start, they were very helpful. Anita went through everything with me. From the type of windows, the positioning of opening of the windows, and the type of glass in my new door.
They gave me more than enough notice of when they could install, and they had all six windows and door installed in an afternoon.
They even tolerated my insane dog.
Brako sourced and installed 7 window inserts for my 1930s house. Did a great job. Were courteous and professional throughout. Anita responded quickly when I had questions. Steven even managed to keep the original moldings around the inside edge of the windows, which looks much better than a piece of newer, unmatched edging.
We would highly recommend Brake Building Concepts. They enabled us to realize the dream we had for our living and dining room windows. Brako was both professional and friendly. They arrived right on time. They were respectful of our wishes. We wanted real wood for the trim and stool and they went out to find the finest piece they could. Not only was the wood beautiful but they were precise and detail oriented with the carpentry, both inside and outside the house. When I explained that I wanted to make sure that the wall above and below the window was properly proportioned and balanced they were sure to double measure to ensure accuracy. The installation of the windows also went smoothly, carefully placing the windows, after carefully making the cut into our stucco siding to make the larger opening. We were very pleased with the installation and the workmanship, and that they cared that they did a good job. Anita even dropped by later in the day to make sure everything was done to our expectations.
Brako provided and installed Duxton fibreglass windows. They pointed out we did not need to replace all frames -- those in good condition just needed a new box insert -- thus saving us money. And the installers were fast, tidy, and professional. I would highly recommend Brako to install Duxton windows.
Excellent work overall. Very fast and work completed professionally. Absolutely no mess to clean up afterwards. Only reason I marked timeliness down one star is that the windows had the wrong brick molding at first so install was delayed. More an issue with the manufacturer than Brako but this error was corrected fairly quickly. Brako was recommended to me by another client and I will recommend their services to others.
The ratings below are a reflection of the project. I gave timeliness a poor rating because of the long wait from the window manufacturer. There was no delay on Brako's part once the windows were ready.
I have hired Brako on several other projects and I remain impressed by them.
Very friendly crew with experience. Great customer service. A full service from the window measurement, placing the order, removal of existing windows to the final installation. If you want your job done right, they're the right people to contact.
My husband and I heard about Brako Building Concepts through a close friend of ours who had also had work done by them. As a business owner myself, word of mouth is the best recommendation one can have. So we hired them to do the baseboards in our home.
From initial contact when both Anita and Steven came to take measurements and give us our quote to the finished product; everything was beyond our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Brako Building Concepts for future work to friends and family.
Steven and Andrew did a wonderful job installing our baseboards and everyone who has come to our home admires their work. They are so beautiful! Not only were they meticulous with their work but they also displayed a huge passion for what they do. Periodically Steven would have us come look at his work and ask "what do you think?" It was so nice to feel a part of the whole process. I highly recommend Brako Building Concepts to anyone that wants to add a lovely touch to your home!
Michelle & Greg
We have now replaced all the wooden windows (18) in our home with fiberglass gradually over several years. Brako has provided the measurement and installation services.
I can only say positive things about our interaction with this company. The quality of their work is excellent.
The communication provided by Anita with ourselves and the window manufacturer is always very prompt, thorough and accurate. She has gone out of her way with some special requests that we have made.
When the manufacturer did make an error Brako made sure it was corrected and we were satisfied.
Stephen's workmanship is second to none in all aspects but particularly important in the finishing touches (e.g. window grills that needed to be re sized fit into the new smaller windows , window moldings).
The work crews are always very friendly, courteous and careful with cleanliness both indoors and outdoors.
I would not hesitate to recommend using their services.
The doors they supplied are beautiful, functional, and energy efficient. The service was exceptional. Work was done on time, follow up adjustments very promptly done.
Installers were friendly, and cleanup was immaculate.
I had a new front entrance door installed by Brako Building Concepts a few months ago. I wanted a 36 inch door with sidelight rather than the 32 inch door with sidelight that was there.This was no problem.I picked out my door and soon thereafter they installed a beautiful new door exactly as I wanted.The door looked great and worked perfectly. The neighbors all loved it.I would highly recommend Brako to anyone looking for doors or windows.I have a back entrance door to do yet and I will get them to do it.
Right from the beginning Brako's sales rep ( Anita) was pleasant and professional. She outlined the pros and cons of the design and colour choices we made. She explained how the process would go. She was right on point about the instalation team. They arrived on schedule, explained exactly what they were going to do and made requests of what we would like to do or not do to make the work site accessible. They worked well together and efficiently. They answered all questions we asked during the install as well as why they were doing what and when they were doing them. They clearly paid attention to details. The end product and the windows turned out to be exactly what we anticipated. Any issues we ran into structurally, they facilitated the most cost efficient means to resolve. They worked around the time factor and finished up on schedule as they agreed to. They cleaned up the job site as if they had not been there at all. I have recommended them to two others in the community. In fact got their name from a community member that had work done by them.
Brako Building Concepts Inc. removed old wooden windows and installed new windows in our home last Fall. They were very professional, measuring and helping us choose the windows. The work was completed quickly and efficiently. We appreciated the minimum amount of time between removing and installing the windows, so the house did not get cold. We would definitely hire Brako again and would recommend them to others.
Brako Building Concepts has provided excellent consultation, product options and installation for a complete replacement of the 25 year old windows in our house. We chose fiberglass for our new windows and were very pleased with the results. Brako worked with us based on our budget and timelines. We were very pleased with their work.
My experience with Brako Building Concepts was completely positive. They were very receptive to our ideas during the initial consultation phase, and were able to make recommendations based on these ideas. The estimate was promptly provided afterward. The start date for the on site work was somewhat weather dependant; Brako was very flexible around this. The work itself proceeded according to schedule. Appropriate steps were taken to make sure our home was protected, and post job cleanup was thorough. Overall, we are very pleased with the results and do not hesitate to recommend Brako to anyone looking for new windows.
over the years I have dealings with this company. It did start with small jobs around house., like replacing one wall with glass bricks, window in bathroom etc. As I moved on so they did too. Next big job they did for me was replacing all windows on my "new" house in Lindenwoods (new for me, it was existing home that I bought). Before windows they install a great big entrance door.
Dealing with Brako company for years, I can say without any hesitation that they were best from all other companies that I have dealt over long period of time. Both houses were HOMES for me, which is a big difference from just a house. And they understood that. Yes, number of mine friends and clients were using their services.
P.S I see you have rating table underneath, but my wife wants me to make sure that Cleanliness and Communication get extra attention, so here you have it.
Brako Building did excellent work, when installing my windows.
They were very meticulous in ensuring that they inspected every window as it was installed. The finishing work around the winds was very professional.
When finished the job they cleaned up everything and left the work area spotless. I have recommended this company to friends.
Steven was great to work with, on time every day, completing our renovation on time with a few extra's added by him because he's just that kind of perfectionist. Anita was a pleasure to communicate with, keeping me updated via email daily. Thank you both
Their service was exemplary, we were very pleased with all the results. the price was reasonable , and service prompt and curteous. i will definitely deal with them again.
Ruth Smith -owner/manager-4 apartment buildings July 2014
Anita provided excellent advice on what windows would be best as well as the style of door. The installation process went smoothly and the installers were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. One window was not made right but they got the correct one within 3 days after the initial installation and came back right away to finish the job. It was refreshing to have a team that worked well together , no bad language and they cleaned up all the mess afterwards. I would highly recommend Brako for your next project.
extremely courteous and on time- job done in a timely and very professional manner total and complete cleanup done I am having more work done by them in the future I would very strongly recommend them
Brako Building Concepts Inc. replaced my windows and doors after a house fire in 2012. The work was done quickly and in a very professional manner. The price was also very reasonable. All my questions were answered kindly and thoroughly. I would not hesitate to recommend Brako Building Concepts Inc. to anyone seeking to replace their windows and doors. I would rate them ten out of ten.
From the moment Anita Kovacs showed up to measure and help me decide which type and style windows I wanted to the actual install of my windows, the team (family owned and operated) were courteous, professional, and did an excellent job. They provided and installed the window trim too. They kept the job site clean at all times. No detail was left undone. I would never hesitate to hire the Brako contractors for any job. Their expertise and craftsmanship are of the highest calibre. The Brako job team were delightful to talk with and Steve has a great sense of humour! I would highly recommend them as installers or general contractors.
Brako Building Concepts Inc has a TrustScore™ of 4.7. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas is 2.9. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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Brako Building Concepts is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Steven and Anita Kovacs. With over 30 years in the construction, administration and sales industry, they have carefully chosen to deal with Manitoba suppliers whose products can stand up to Manitoba's weather. Coupled with the best products on the market, you will get a superior install that will ensure your windows or doors bring you beauty and comfort for many years. Free estimates and consultations provided.
Brako Building Concepts Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2018 for Windows and Doors in Winnipeg.
Brako Building Concepts Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Windows and Doors in Winnipeg.
Brako Building Concepts Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Windows and Doors in Winnipeg.
Brako Building Concepts Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Windows and Doors in Winnipeg.
Brako Building Concepts Inc was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Windows and Doors, Handyman Services and Carpentry in Winnipeg.
|Main contact(s)||Anita Kovacs , Steven Kovacs|
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