Sean Caffrey runs a contracting company that specializes in one-stop shopping. He partners with quality trades people that run the entire gamut from professional designers, cabinet makers, painters and finish carpenters to structural engineers, plumbers and gas fitters, top rate electricians, black mould and asbestos remediation companies.
He breaks down the renovation process with his customers, detailing the process every step of the way and in as much detail as the customer needs. His designer prepared detailed plans for us to review and then walked us through showrooms where we picked from the very best of kitchen countertops, cabinet designs, sinks, backsplashes and flooring options. We were shown the very best hardwood options and even had paint options suggested to us.
We appreciated the one-on-one attention since our renovation was not anticipated, and included the upgrading of our entire electrical service, the installation of an I-beam and both a black mould and an asbestos remediation. We were very lucky to have Sean's help--and contacts--because we would not have had any idea where to go to find reliable trades people to perform such services, which required the entire main floor of our house be gutted to the studs and then rebuilt.
At the end of the day, we moved back into a house in which the entire main floor had been completely renovated to look like a show kitchen and living room from "Better Homes and Gardens." Despite living in a smaller home, we now have more kitchen cupboards than we know what to do with. We have a built-in downdraft gas range in a centre peninsula and eating area. Four-inch wide maple plank hardwood runs through the entire main floor of our home and looks fabulous. There is theatre lighting in our kitchen and living rooms and a new electrical panel in the basement that is so impressive that we've literally had to drag visiting male friends away from it.
Friends told us that if we ever had to have a major renovation performed in our home that we needed to find a general contractor that could coordinate all of the trades. Sean Caffrey did that and then some: he not only coordinated the project to keep it on time and on budget, he brought in only first-rate people!
He provided excellent service across the board. While I only rated him 4/5 in terms of cleanliness, that's to be expected. He let us back into the house early so we could be home for Christmas. We expected to have to do some cleaning, and, as it turned out, we had to do less than expected because, when we arrived home for the reveal, we found Sean in our house vacuuming!