Most contractors don't like working with the fussy customers. At Catalyst we're quite the opposite. We prefer perfectionist customers because we work the same way - until the job is done 100% right, we're not finished working. Being Baeumler Approved means we adhere to a strict code of conduct and uphold the highest quality standards. read more...
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Can't say enough positive things about Catalyst and their team! We had worked with a local contractor 3 years prior and weren't thrilled with their quality and thus were nervous. We hired them to turn our unfinished walkout basement into an apartment creating a legal duplex in Kitchener. We had several quotes from other contractors, including contractors who had done several duplexes in the past. We decided to go with Catalyst based upon their customer service. Communication was extremely important to us as we had recently moved and started new jobs 1.5 hrs away and could only come to the site 1/week. Unlike the other contractors we had quote for us who took 3-4 business days to answer our questions about their quotes, Catalyst presented the quote in person, with warranty, customer reviews, WSIB and Insurance certificates. They responded within the business day to other questions we had come up before we hired them. During our reno they kept us updated almost daily about progress, responded to our texts and phone calls, usually within a few hours! Unfortunately, as to be expected with every reno we had some unexpected things pop up such as finding asbestos and our air conditioner was recommended to be replaced as we had redone the HVAC for the entire house. Catalyst provided us with options and helped us price out solutions. Overall they stuck to our tight timeline to have tenants in April 1st and came in on budget. The finish product looked amazing and our house reappraised for significantly more than we were expecting! About a week after we had paid them in full our tenant called around 7am to say she had water in the utility room. Since we lived so far away we were concerned it could turn into a major issue quickly and thus called Catalyst who had done the work. They returned our call immediately and sent out one of their team to investigate the problem and bring shop vacs and dehumidifiers. They were onsite by 8am and had the problem fixed before we arrived from our 1.5hr drive. The problem was extremely minor our tenant had done an excessive amount of laundry and the dryer vent had become disconnected causing condensation to accumulate on our utility room which was mopped up with a towel. They re- taped and bracketed the dryer venting to prevent the issue from occurring again. We were a little embarrassed to have had them come out for what turned out to be such a minor issue but thankful for their response as we lived so far away. They stand behind their 2 year warranty. We hope to work with Catalyst again if/when we but our 3rd income property.
Sincerely Ryan & Sarah V.
This is the second time that I have worked with Catalyst, they finished our basement a couple years ago and they did such a great job that there was no question who we would call when we decided to renovate our main floor and kitchen.
All the Catalyst folks and sub-contractors they arrange were great to work with, it was clear that they knew their trade and took great care to produce quality work.
Throughout the entire renovation they communicated timelines and deadlines when a decision was needed from us effectively. In addition to communicating effectively to us they were always ready to listen to our input to ensure that we were getting exactly what we wanted at the end of the day.
Last but not least, the project was completed within the original timeline and budget quoted. I would highly recommend Catalyst to anyone and would not hesitate to work with them again for any future work I need.
Catalyst General Contracting has a TrustScore™ of 4.2. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Kitchener and the surrounding areas is 3.3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
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|Posted License Information||Available upon request|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Not yet provided|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
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|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||2009|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2010|
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Additions are a great idea to add room and value to your home. With years of hands on experience and real world building code knowledge Catalyst is the choice for your up coming addition! We can take your job from start to finish giving you piece of mind during and after the renovation is complete.
Catalyst General Contracting will provide you with a beautiful basement finish with minimal disruption to your family life. We pride ourselves on customer service and our ability to foresee any problems before they arise; this skill helps us stay on both quoted budget and time.
Let Catalyst's experience in both new construction and renovations benefit you in your next home building project or renovation. If you have a vision and want to turn it into a reality use our full General Contracting/Project Management services.
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Catalyst's General Contracting skills have been honed by years of industry experience as well as formal training with the Ontario building code. We have all the tools, trades and resources to complete your project on time and on budget.
Most contractors don't like working with the fussy customers. At Catalyst we're quite the opposite. We prefer perfectionist customers because we work the same way - until the job is done 100% right, we're not finished working. Being Baeumler Approved means we adhere to a strict code of conduct and uphold the highest quality standards.
With over 20 years' combined experience in new home construction, renovations, and light commercial projects combined with formal and real-world training with the Ontario Building Code will guarantee your project will be beautiful and built-to-last.
From a backyard deck to a large addition, Catalyst will not disappoint.
Catalyst General Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2012 for Design Build and General Contracting in Kitchener.
|Main contact(s)||Graeme Kobayashi , Scott Veale|
|Alternate Phone Numbers||519-489-0393,|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2010|
|Warranty||In our renovation contract, we explicitly describe our 2 year warranty on our renovations. In brief, anything Catalyst supplies and installs has a 2 year warranty on all parts and labour. In addition to this, some items (furnace, flooring) have warranties that extend past this two years.|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
|Licensing information||Licensing information available upon request|
|Insurance information||Contact Catalyst General Contracting to request insurance details.|
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