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ClayWoods Homes Inc. began operations in 2008 and has received 90 reviews for an overall customer rating of 4.9. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Waterdown area is 4.9. Write a review
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Claywoods Homes is amazing! They renovated our kitchen, full bathroom, replaced all flooring and trim throughout the house, removed a few walls and widened openings, painted and replaced our back door. I cannot recommend them enough. The entire crew were fantastic. They stayed on schedule and budget and were able to manage all of the additional requests we threw at them while they were here. The quality of work is fantastic. They were responsive to all our questions and communicated at every step of the way. We are so happy with everything that was done. It was a pleasure to work with them and we will definitely use again.
We just had a complete bathroom and laundry room renovation done by Claywoods homes. Before we called James at Claywoods homes we had such a hard time finding someone to give us a quote. Many companies set a time to come to our home to give us a quote only to not show up. Or we’d have a company show up to give us a quote and then never hear from them again.
James made a time to come by and showed up when he said he would. He gave us a quote when he said he would and when it came time to have his crew start the job they showed up the day they were supposed to. They even finished the job within the time frame we discussed. Jeremy is the lead hand and he’s amazing. Very patient when it came to working with our old house that was un level in places and not square in others. He made everything look so perfect. He takes great pride in his work and is very meticulous. They cleaned up their mess at the end of everyday. The renovation turned out more beautiful than I had expected. I would recommend Claywoods homes to anyone and I would welcome Jeremy and his crew in my home again for another renovation in the future. Thank you again.
Cheryl Bogle & Scott Bauer
Early last year we had ClayWoods renovate our ensuite. We were happy with the results so did not hesitate calling them to renovate our basement and upstairs kitchen. Despite the trying times with covid and the added complications of that they were always upfront stayed on task and delivered a renovation we are very pleased with. Thanks to James and his crew for a successful renovation.
We LOVE our new Kitchen and Master Bathroom. They took a very old, small house and helped us maximize our space to make it functional and modern. They were very receptive to feedback and ideas, were quick to resolve any major issues, and stayed on budget.
They also gave some great ideas on how to maximize space in some tricky areas and the craftmanship is excellent.
Communication was not always as timely as desired for non-priorities, but given a pandemic / supply chains, and the demand of contractors during this time, it was not a problem. If there were any major issues, they immediately responded and was never an issue.
Blown away! We decided to do our home renovations in March, after doing my research I reached out to Claywoods Inc for a meeting to discuss renovations. Since the timing was during covid and the only way to choose your items, (tiles, flooring, countertops etc) was only available online, I left James total control of choosing all my materials. I wanted everything to be a surprise and didn't go inside to see the house until everything was complete. They did such an amazing job! They exceeded my expectations to say the least! We are so over the moon excited about our "new" home and the amazing job they did!
We had ClayWoods Homes do our kitchen renovation, including removing some walls, removing popcorn ceiling of the main floor, installing flooring and the new kitchen.
All the of the workers were very friendly and polite, our house was left as clean as possible at the end of the day, and they finished the job ahead of schedule. Quality work and extremely responsive to all our questions and concerns.
James and his crew did an amazing job with our bathroom. There is nothing that we would change. The whole experience was great right from the start. When we met with James at the beginning he offered a lot of insight on what would look good and also listened to what we wanted. During the whole renovation the guys worked hard and were friendly and outgoing, (especially with our 2 daughters). I would highly recommend them to anyone that is considering a renovation.
From meeting James (woods) for the initial assessment and walk through, it was a "no brainer" to chose claywoods homes to do our basement. James listened with the intent to reply. He considered the customer and what the customer was asking. It was almost like he considered our house to be his, when he was thinking things through with me. The other contractors I engaged with, listened to react and were extremely pushy.
The quote that came back was the most expensive BUT it was more detailed than other quotes, so we could see exactly where we were spending. This allowed us to pick and chose where (if we wanted to) we could go over budget. Other contractors just provided us with one number - which didn't give confidence that the budget was "fixed". James was transparent and kept up great lines of communication throughout the pre planning phase.
There was a small team who carried out the work, all of who were absolutely fantastic and became part of our daily routine (including Tim Horton Fridays!) Particular mention for James Heaver and Amir! their quality and craftmanship (along with Woods) is phenomenal. Throughout the entire reno we were brought in along the way to ensure we were happy with what was happening - and to clarify previous decisions. These guys truly care about their craft and their customers.
Even after the team had finished the job, a few weeks later I noticed one tiny thing that my OCD wouldn't let go - and Heaver came back and adjusted it!
The work that's been done here is amazing.. solution orientated, great quality, on time, on budget and an amazing experience!
We 100% recommend these folks to do any type of work. Thank you team!
I am writing a review for a basement renovation that was started in November 2020 and completed March/2021.
I can say that I think the world of most of the professional we met while having our 700 square foot unfinished basement finished (flooring, walls, bathroom, new furnace, new windows and custom storage). Everyone was personable and courteous. At every bump, Claywood did their best to communicate, and problem solve.
Unfortunately, we ended up with a pretty serious delay due to a mistake made during the permit renderings and limitations because of the season (needed to move the electrical panel and this was not possible during Winter). Some of the ideas which were agreed upon and in the contract, were not able to be completed because of a lack of knowledge on building codes during the quote walk through.
There were also numerous issues that happened during the renovation including a massive leak in the basement due to a mistake when installing the walls which ruined the subfloor, incomplete installation of venting to the outside which I discovered, and poor installation of the drywall which had to be touched up by someone else through Claywood.
Overall, while I appreciate them personally, I was left not happy with the results and the attention to detail. I had to take a lot of time checking and rechecking work to ensure it was done correctly - ultimately a job you pay a general contractor to do with this large a project. While the job has been completed, I am still left with spots that need repainting and further finishing and really could not keep on badgering them about it.
No hard feelings - but my honest experience and I would unfortunately not work with them for other projects despite how much I respect them personally.
Thank you for your review. We are always in search of feedback so we can improve and ensure that our customers are taken care of as customer experience is our number one priority. This past year has been a very challenging one with supply chain issues, covid delays and the general strain on the labour force due to staffing issues, reduced working capacity and companies required to comply with stay at home orders resulting in the delays in many sectors including Burlington Hydro. From a customer perspective I can certainly see how this can be frustrating as it was equally frustrating for us when it comes to keeping all of our clients happy.
We do apologize for mistakenly quoting built in drawers on your staircase that was against Ontario Building Code. This was a code that was not one that we were aware of. Currently the building code is an 800 page document that has revisions on an annual basis. We do try to keep up to speed with everything in the book however on one off situations like this one it was an oversight on our part. As a result, we did throw in a full built in wall unit with cabinets and custom bookshelves in another area of the basement free of charge to make up for the mistake and we hope you love it.
The drywall company that we contracted to do your install did unfortunately pinch a primer line from your furnace during their install which did result in a back up that caused some water to flow under the dri-core subfloor that we installed. We did come in immediately after and install a new primer line, remove the dri-core, dry up the water and installed new dri-core to resolve the issue and beyond that the quality of the mudding and sanding was certainly unacceptable, so we brought in a new crew to fix up these issues. This was a fairly new drywall company that we started using. Due to the high demand for ClayWoods Homes we needed to expand our network of sub-contractors. This issue has since been addressed and we no longer utilize the services of this company.
We did do a final walk through at the end of the renovation to get your stamp of approval that everything was completed to your satisfaction as we do with every client and never shy away from making sure the final product is what you had hoped for. We never take final payment until the customer confirms that they are happy. If there is anything left outstanding that was missed during our walkthrough, we are more than happy to come in and make it right. Top quality and customer satisfaction have always been our strong points since inception as reflected in all of our other reviews and we will accept nothing less.
We would like to thank you once again for trusting ClayWoods Homes Inc. with your home renovation and for the feedback. We will grow from this.
This is our second experience with Claywoods Homes. We just spent the last 6 weeks with them, as they renovated our kitchen and living room into a new space that is more than I could have ever imagined. These guys are so professional, right from start to finish, completely transparent and crazy talented!!! They are about the important things - they leave their work space spotless at the end of the day, they are considerate and thoughtful. They became part of our family through the entire process!
100% recommend!!! Looking forward to our next project with these professionals!!
James and the crew from Claywoods Homes did an amazing job on our bathroom renovation. They went above and beyond in all the aspects of what we expected in the bathroom. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family.
The crew was courteous and respectful of my home. Claywoods Homes has a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction that I have not seen with other contractors. Any questions/concerns were addressed immediately and without hesitation. The end result was fantastic and I’m very pleased with my investment. I am having them back to Reno both my master bathroom and my upstairs bathroom. I highly recommend their services!
We asked the two James' to help us create our dream house. What we got was even better than expected. And on Budget!! I wish I could show some of the before pictures. However, I will included some of the final product! (we are still organizing our house, so don't mind the clutter). Previously, our house had a separate kitchen, dining area and living room. Now it is COMPLETELY open! Not even a beam or column in the area. STUNNING.
Claywoods Homes were very professional and met all of our expectations, and more! We loved the finishing touches they put on our kitchen and especially our main bathroom! IT'S HUGE!!! We thought there may be some delays during Covid, but everything was completed on time. We were very impressed to say the least. The finishing work on the bathroom and kitchen subway tiles really make our house pop!! The dark grout really makes it stand it! And the custom kitchen island.... It is one of our favorite things in the house The end gables look incredible. We really appreciated matching their stated timeline as this renovation started when my wife was 6 months pregnant. After the reno was completed there were some areas that needed some touch-ups. They sent a couple of their guys to fix up all the areas that need it. Overall, my wife and I couldn't be happier with what Claywoods Homes did. 5 STARS!!!!
The ClayWoods team overall was excellent, courteous and accommodating, we were very pleased with their work and workers. They stayed on schedule even with a couple of small extras which were unforeseen, but worked seamlessly into the project at very reasonable costs.
I would say as the project progressed, they were not happy until we were happy.
We did find one of the subtrades unconcerned about dust control while cutting concrete.
I recently had Clywoods Homes in to design and renovate my on-suite bathroom. It was our first big Reno in our new home. The entire process was seemless with these guys, literally from start to finish. They were completely transparent, the updates and communication was just as incredible as their workmanship. The entire team is so talented on so many levels. They were respectful, cleaned up after themselves daily like they weren’t even there. There were no laps in time they worked hard everyday. They were so flawless and we had such a phenomenal experience we have just gotten them to do the design to renovate our kitchen.
These guys are 5+ stars and I highly recommend 100%.
Highly recommended Claywoods Homes. This is the second project we have hired them for.
Claywoods are perfectionists with there work and it shows, we have nothing but great things to say about the attention to detail that goes into to all of there work.
Thank you James, James and crew for making our home that much better!
Our experience with all the workers were great. James Wood has fantastic customer service, responded quickly and efficiently to ever message/question we had. The work that was done in our home was top notch. We had all our floors redone, kitchen counter top, 3 bathrooms and our beautiful staircase. We could not have asked for better workmanship, cleanliness and friendly conversations. We would highly recommend Claywood Homes Inc to anyone interested in renovating their home.
We love our new kitchen!! Claywood Homes is a first class contractor. From beginning to end everything that was asked of them was done to perfection. James, James, Zack and John were an absolute pleasure to have in our home. We can't wait to have them back for our next project.
Claywoods Homes definitely lived up to their high reputation on TrustedPros! They were very pleasant to work with, showed a lot of professionalism and their attention to detail was great.
Looking forward to using the newly renovated areas and will definitely work with them again on any future projects.
We are very happy with our new wheelchair accessible bathroom! James and his team did an excellent job. They were very professional and communicated and consulted with us throughout the project to ensure that we were happy with what was being done. We got exactly what we wanted!! Thank you!!
We were extremely happy with the bathroom renovation that was recently completed by ClayWoods Homes. Their entire crew was respectful and great at communicating with us as to what steps were next and when they would be arriving at our house each day. Every step from the quote to the finished project was completed following our requests, on-time and on-budget. They showed great attention to detail throughout the project. The finished project is exactly what we asked for and looks amazing.
James and his team were extremely professional. I showed them pictures of what I would like to have done to our family room and him and his team gave me exactly what I had envisioned. Their attention to detail is impeccable. They stuck to their timeline and completed the project to perfection. If anyone is looking to have someone bring your vision to fruition, James and his team are the people you should be contacting.
From the very first email, it has been an absolute pleasure working with Claywoods homes. James is very responsive. professional and personable to work with. The entire team was professional, tidy and considerate. The work was done on time, within budget and of high quality. Over the 7 weeks, James and the team became like old friends and made everything very comfortable (they even brought my kids Tim bits :)). I finally have a home that I can be proud of and I am happy to bring up Claywoods home to anyone who needs work done. I can say with 100% certainty that I will be calling on James and the team to handle any other project that may come up. Thanks guys!
This is my second project with James. It started in late February and lasted over COVID-19 lockdown. Luckily, James and his team managed to overcome many inconvenience and finished it on budget. It has been a great pleasure working with James. They are professional and honest. There aren’t any hidden costs or surprises. You can trust them with the quality and flexibility.
From our initial meeting to discuss our ideas to the finishing touches, James and his team were fabulous to work with. Everyone that came through the house was professional and polite. James made decisions easy for us as we were not confident in our eye for design. We left most of the decisions (counter, backsplash, paint colours etc) to James. He requested some guidance based on our likes and dislikes and off he went! This allowed us to sit back and relax. The finished product is a kitchen and main floor we couldn't have dreamed off! We absolutely love it! We asked for a bright open space with a ton of storage and we got it! It is stunning. We really liked the clarity of our estimate - there were no grey areas when it came to the work or the payment schedule. James was easy to connect with when we had any questions. We will certainly recommend ClayWoods Homes to our family and friends and look forward to having them back for a future project.
We are more than happy with the renovation to our bathroom by James and his team. Everyone was professional and the quality of work was exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend ClayWoods Homes for any renovation.
This is my second project with Claywoods Homes. Highly recommend. All work was completed on time and exactly on budget. There were no surprises from original quote. Finishes are nice and very happy with results. Good communication from contractor and he happily completed all my last minute requests.
James and his team did an absolutely outstanding job on finishing out basement, which included a full reno of the bathroom.
Professional and courteous at all times and were always accommodating to our schedule.
James listened to our needs and requirements and certainly went above and beyond to complete the vision we wanted.
The team at Claywoods are phenomenal. There was never a day that passed where I had to wonder what was going to happen next. The James' kept me in the loop every step of the way, even coordinating their sub trades on point. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail was exceptional, and the final product met all of our expectations. They are also very receptive when we approached them with any changes or questions/concerns. They were flexible and accommodating from the initial quoting process right through to minor deficiency clearing. As with any renovation, the cleanliness of the home will have a little room for improvement, but they still get 4 out of 5 there, and that is really just my personal nitpick. All trades were professional, on-time, and thoughtful of us as homeowners. Team Claywoods were always in front of any challenges or hiccups that came along, communicated them immediately, and ensured that they were addressed quickly and to our satisfaction. Great crew all around! We are looking forward to using them again in the near future.
We really liked and appreciated Claywoods Homes quality, service and ease to work with. We were nervous and unsure of what to expect given our large unfinished basement which we needed to have completed in time for our daughter, her partner and birth of their new baby. We interviewed several contractors and found Claywoods Homes on TrustedPros website. We are so glad we chose Claywoods Homes. They guided us through a very large project, excellent workmanship and completed on budget and in time for the baby's birth.
James and James were terrific, great service and responsive and made it clear from the outset they were about making us happy with their work. Their staff were great and very reliable. They cleaned up well each day, were respectful of our house, dog and neighbours.
Our friends and family comment on the fine workmanship. We intend without question to use them again for our next renovation project. We trust their work and service.
James and James did a fabulous job renovating my en-suite bathroom. I was pleased with how the job went from start to finish and would have them back if I choose to Reno again.
An overall positive experience.
Right from the start, James was very professional. The quote was detailed and after we tweaked a few things went ahead.
Our project was sizeable, as we gutted everything to the studs on the main floor of an old bungalow (Kitchen, living room, addition and 2 bathrooms)
The guys worked very well around me and my schedule as I did the demo and the electrical. They offered advice where they could and once I was done my work, they took over.
We had bought the house and were doing theses renovations while living in our old rental. The job was finished in time for us to be able to move in and use our place. This was important as my wife was almost 8 months pregnant when we moved in and needed to settle.
During the renovations, there were things that I added onto the contract and a few unknowns were discovered with the existing house (leaking skylights, bad insulation in the addition flooring). We even added the second bathroom onto the contract part way through the job as the floor was rotting beneath it and I only found out about it when I had completed the demos.
I used to work in contracting and every price for the additional work was fair and in line with what I would expect (I was getting gouged when adding extras). We went over budget, but that was because we added things. They never came to us partway through the work and said they needed more money to complete something already quoted.
There was a few moments where the work seemed to stall and the guys would be at other jobs, but that’s a factor when hiring a quality contractor. They are busy. They would always make up for it in other ways and would communicate when and what was next. We got into our house on time and even with adding the second bathroom to the job so can’t really complain.
The finishing was really nice and our house is exactly how we wanted it to look. My wife and I are thrilled to be there with our 3 kids and it will serve us well for years to come.
The best part about Clay woods was that they were always communicating and would answer our questions right away. They went above and beyond in so many areas and did their best to arrange schedules around the work I was doing, material ordering etc so we could be in there on time.
If you hire these guys you are in good hands.
Claywoods Homes was very professional and kept me informed of progress throughout the renovation. The bathroom and kitchen was renovated. Flooring and paint throughout the home was also done. All the work was done with permit and up to code. I liked the finishes and choice of vanity, faucets, tile, color etc. On time and on budget. No complaints.
ClayWoods Homes was very professional and prompt with my Basement renovation. The previous contractor I used did a very poor job on framing and on mudding the soffits. They guys did a great job in fixing the other contractors bad workmanship, as well as doing good work on the floors and baseboards. Will be using them again for finishing my basement bathroom.
We had an excellent experience with ClayWoods Homes! They helped us replace the flooring throughout our entire condo - and when we ran into a problem regarding the laminate planks (it was a manufacturer's issue), they took care of it for us and continued as planned. We also had our bathroom overhauled, and the end result is so beautiful. They shared their expertise when we talked about tile sizes, colour and pattern matching, but always deferred to our personal tastes as clients. They were very up front about time and cost, and they were diligent with both; we are very pleased with the work for the cost, and the amount of time it took. When communicating with both James Woods and James Heaver, they were both very easy to get a hold of and responses were quick and clear. They upgraded our entire home, and we would definitely work with them again in the future!
We lucked out being referred to ClayWoods Homes by our neighbors after seeing their gorgeous kitchen. James and his team did an INCREDIBLE job fixing up our kitchen after a previous contractor butchered it. They removed the previously sloppily installed back splash and reinstalled a new back splash. They also replaced our hood vent with a chimney style vent and extended our cabinets all the way to the ceiling with crown molding.
Everyone who worked in our home was very courteous and respectful. They also didn't mind our dog and 2 cats running around while they worked and were careful to ensure no one ran out the door as they came in and out of the house.
The team worked quickly and efficiently. We especially appreciate how detail oriented they were which was something the previous contractor neglected to be.
Would highly recommend 10/10!!
Had great experience! James understood our needs and made good suggestions. He helped us picked up faucets, shower systems and toilets. They are all good value and quality products and yet stylish. We trusted him to make choices and decisions for us. They are very care about details. Definitely done beyond our expectations. We’d recommend them!
I would not hesitate to recommend Claywood Homes. Our project was to create our dream kitchen. This involved removing a few walls, re-pouring the concrete in the basement for the supporting beams, running new gas lines, and many other complex items. No project on a scale like this goes exactly to plan and it is the true test of a vendor in how they manage the unexpected. We never for a moment had any concern about getting our kitchen done to our high standard and on budget. James and James dealt with any hurdles with real professionalism and we are absolutely thrilled with the results. We love cooking again and get amazing comments from friends and family on the incredible transformation.
We are extremely impressed with the quality of work and customer service with Claywoods Homes. They were helpful with the original planning and made excellent recommendations throughout the renovation. They were very personable and approachable. It was nice coming home from work and having the progress described to us in detail. We strongly recommend Claywoods Homes.
James was very professional when he came to give me a quote. During construction of both bathrooms everyone was very professional, courteous & hard working.
The work was done on time & under budget. I am very happy with how both bathrooms look & with Claywoods homes.
From start to finish James and his crew were fantastic to work with.To be honest we were a little hesitant to hire someone to do work in our home that I weren't entirely familiar with. I am pretty handy and take on task myself or I have family and friends who are familiar with the areas I need assistance with. Installing a new kitchen is unfamiliar territory and not something I wanted to take on - this is where ClayWoods came to the rescue.
From the onset James was quick to respond to our questions (which is very important). He was also quick in setting up appointments. In addition he also expedited the process from start to completion of the project. Within a couple days of me contacting them, they were in the house and completed within only 2 days. This was great, as our living space wasn't disturbed for long.
A pivotal feature that really made the install a great experience is the suggestions that were made by James to enhance and accommodate the lack of experience that the original designers had in designing our kitchen - essentially ClayWoods made our kitchen look a lot more appealing. This was very appreciated.
Everyone on the project was great -James, James, and Heidi. I've had several trades in my house, and let me tell you, they don't keep the place clean. This was not the case with ClayWoods - my house was kept clean the entire process.
On a last note. We have a large dog, most trades coming into the house would not work in our home unless my dog was put away nor present. Again, this was not the case, they took to our dog immediately.
We would highly recommend ClayWoods to anyone for any size project. I look forward to having them tackle the next project that I don't feel comfortable in doing. The final results were above what we had expected. Thank you ClayWoods.
James and his crew were amazing! I would recommend this company in a heartbeat! They were on time, explained the process for the bathroom renovation and were a pleasure to have in my home. The reno was only 3 days- very efficient use of their time to get the job done! Heidi was amazing- she stayed late each day to make sure it was all cleaned up and would not let me help :)
I look forward to my basement reno later this year!
Thanks James for an amazing job!
I can't say enough good things about ClayWoods Homes, right from when they came over to quote I felt very confident that they would be the best decision for my basement reno. They were honest and upfront about where costs would occur and allowed us to choose finishes that helped us fit things within our budget. They were right on time when they started and their crew were some of the friendliest people I have met. If you want a reliable and honest contractor James and James from ClayWoods are your best bet! I will definitely be using them in the future.
We were on a tight timeline to get our renovations done before expecting a new baby. ClayWoods was able to provide a timeline with milestone dates and stuck to it. Having a timeline and milestone progress dates attached to the payment installments took the guess work of knowing when the project would be done and if there were going to be any up expected costs.
We really enjoyed the momentum, craftsmanship and overall experience of working with ClayWoods and would highly recommend them.
James W and James H were a pleasure to work with. James W made me feel confident from the get go that they were able to do what I wanted them to do, and helped me along the way with advice. We had a very quick start as there was a quiet spot in their calendar during a planned vacation of mine. So it was done quickly and efficiently. He brought extra people in to ensure that it could get finished on time because of the shorter timeframe allowed in my condo since the rules restricted when they could work. They finished on time, and as we planned.
James H gave me confidence that he understood the things that were important to me (needing to seal bathroom so air from the plumbing conduits wouldn't get in--neighbours smoking inside!). I don't think it could be sealed up any better than they did! The work is amazing!
I liked how he gave me a budget for the various components that had to be purchased so I had control of whether we were on/under/over budget. The only variance was what I changed (spent more on tile or less on vanity, etc). James was an awesome communicator.
The team came in the day the work started with all of the tools and cabinets etc. So I met the core team and saw how they worked together before I left. Everyone was respectful and kind.
On the day that we agreed, I returned home and they had all of their tools out and everything cleaned up. The only additional work was related to last minute asks from me, and small bits & pieces which were completed in one day with me at home.
I found them via TrustedPros, and had 3 others quote the job. It made me a little nervous to do such a big job with an unknown, but the reviews went back through the last two years regularly and were all great! I'm glad I did it!
Photos can be seen on FaceBook at: https://www.facebook.com/claywoodshomesinc/posts/2083488818436107 (Welcome to the 21st century you sassy little condo bathroom.)
Working with ClayWoods Homes was overall a very positive experience from initial contact through completion of work. We worked with James who was very responsive and made himself available when needed. We were pleased with the workers and the quality of work done. I would recommend them to others.
I was initially hesitant to hire a company that didn't come as a personal recommendation from someone I know personally. I am so glad that we chose to go with ClayWoods for our renovation. They came out and gave us a quote, were able to accommodate our preferred dates to have the work done and kept in contact with us about what to expect. They answered any questions that I had, worked quickly and precisely, were clean and a pleasure to have in our home. We have dealt with many contractors fixing up our home over the years and this company is top notch. Definitely put this company on the top of your list for your home reno.... you won't be sorry! Thanks ClayWoods!
ClayWoods Homes finished our basement from framing, plumbing, electrical, dry-walling, painting, vinyl flooring and carpeting of stairs. We didn't have a specific plan of what we wanted when we started but James was very helpful with ideas, and was very accommodating along the way once things started coming together and we started firing our ideas at him. The answer every time was, "no problem, we can make that happen." We would absolutely hire them again for future projects. It's clear to us they are very polite, caring, and passionate craftsmen.
Ian, James and the crew did meticulous work with all jobs completed. Their attention to detail is what stood out to me — you can’t find one seam in the crown, and the tile work shows expert planning optimal for tile placement. All work was competed in a timely fashion and the guys are great to work with. Communication was always very good as well.
We’ll almost certainly be having them back for future projects.
James and Ian are fantastic to work with. Not only is their workmanship excellent, but their communication is top notch - not often something you get in this industry. They are professional and have a high standard for the work completed.
ClayWoods Homes completed a fairly extensive basement renovation for us which included cutting and installing new windows, new laundry, kitchen, lighting, and many safety features which were required for a conversion from a single family home to a duplex (i.e. interconnected smoke alarms and sprinklers). My experience is that they are fair, honest, and accurate with estimates and invoice updates along the way. Highly recommended!
The work was done as quoted and was done professionally. The stairs are fabulous and I have had many positive comments on them. The hardwood in the upper hall looks so good, I have decided to have Claywoods install new hardwood flooring downstairs to match the upper hall. I recommend this company and their team highly. This is the second time I have had work done by them and would not hesitate to have them do any other renovations in my home.
My son had James renovate his entire basement this year and when we saw the work completed we knew we had to hire James and his crew for our kitchen we wanted done.
James, Ian and the crew were very reliable, personable, knowledgeable and quick to complete the job.
We knew from the beginning the job was going to be done right as our sons basement turned out perfect. Seeing the finished product was great, it is everything we imagined and more! James and his crew helped give advice and opinions on color schemes and what flooring to use and we couldn't be happier with what we picked!
We would recommend Claywoods time and time again to friends and family and anyone for that matter! Dont think twice, call Claywoods for your next project. You wont be disappointed!
We hired ClayWoods for a full basement renovation. The project was well executed, on time and on budget. Ian was our main point of contact. We appreciated his professionalism and reliability. We are very satisfied with the end result and definitely recommend them.
The crew at ClayWoods Homes was skilled and professional and delivered a beautiful kitchen as we had imagined.
They paid great attention to detail and had good knowledge of what would work for our space.
We are very happy with the quality of the work and the great pace, allowing us to get back to our home as soon as possible.
We purchased a home that was in need of much love. After meeting with James and Ian we knew they would help us bring it back to life. From taking notes at the first meeting to the constant communication it was a pleasure to work with them. The job was quoted at a very fair price and they completed the project on time. We are very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend ClayWoods to others.
The job site was always kept clean and we had zero complaints from our new neighbours. They all commented on how hard they guys worked!
Thank you ClayWoods Homes!
We were very impressed because once we made the decision to go ahead, James arranged to get started on short notice when he realized we would be out of the house for two weeks, so the work would be done while we were away. James was good at keeping us in the loop even though we were out of the country. My neighbours said the contractors were respectful and neighborly, so thank you!
The job was done on time and on budget, the work is excellent and the finishes professional. My house was neat and tidy when got back. We will definitely hire them in the future.
Claywood’s was the epitome of professionalism through the entire process from quoting to the final details when completing the project.
They helped us through the maze that is renovations with help in all aspects from picking floor tiles to paint colours to even grout colour! I could not have asked for a more courteous, helpful or easy to deal with contractor.
Ten out of ten and I will be definitely recommending them to friends and family!
We needed to finish our basement to increase our living space including 2 bedrooms, a family room, a kitchenette, and a full bathroom. We met with 5 different contractors but liked James and Ian from the start. They were professional, courteous, knowledgeable and friendly from their first visit to when the job was completed. We liked that not only are they the owners, but were here working with their crew as well. We were impressed by every member of their team. They respected our home and cleaned up everyday. They finished on time and on budget. Their communication with us was exactly what we were hoping for and they answered any questions we had promptly. The finished product is absolutely stunning and we love that they thought of things that we didn’t but are really enjoying in our new space. We highly recommend ClayWoods Homes Inc and will definitely be using them for future projects.
Claywoods exceeded our expectations from start to finish. We have had bad experiences with contactors in the past. We were hesitant to hire someone to do our basement but James assured us the end product would be as we hoped.
James, Ian and their team are extremely professional, organized, worked cleanly and had great communication throughout the whole process.
The timeline was spot on! They were willing to stay late and work extra to ensure everything got done on time.
We are really satisfied with the finished product and would recommend them to anyone! My father and neighbors are already asking for Claywoods information for projects of their own!
Thank you Claywoods for transforming our disaster of a basement into a masterpiece!
-Brian and Aysia
James Ian and James2 were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful with the kitchen design. My dream kitchen was built right before my eyes. I will recommend their Company to my family and friends. They are the best.
Based on our search for a company to renovate our kitchen, with quality workmanship at a competitive price, we found Claywoods....and we are glad we did! A one stop shop company that looked after everything! James and Ian were great through every step, from planning to execution. We now have a beautiful kitchen.
We will definitely contact them again for future work.
James and Ian were great to work with on this commercial project which included leveling floors, carpet tile, two bathrooms, office space, kitchenette, and electrical upgrades. They were very professional and excellent communicators throughout the process. They finished early and under budget - what more could you ask! Their quality of work and knowledge was superb and I will certainly choose them for future projects. Highly recommended with no reservations!
We are thrilled with the kitchen that James and Ian from ClayWoods Homes created for us. We wanted a brand new and larger kitchen. ClayWoods provided really helpful advice on getting the permit required to knock down the wall which allowed us to expand the kitchen. After we got the permit, they managed everything else with the project. We talked about our needs and wants and they provided a plan for us to think about. Since we are new to renovations we valued their ideas and design advice. We discussed the plan throughout the project and we were able to make minor changes without issue.
James and Ian are very hard workers and were dedicated to our project. We really liked how our project was the only one they were working on at the time. This allowed the project to finish ahead of schedule and on budget. I appreciated how they cleaned up each day and did everything they could to keep us comfortable throughout such an invasive renovation. It was a big renovation which involved our entire main level, yet we had good space to relax each evening at the end of our work days.
We highly recommend ClayWoods Homes for renovations.
Extremely happy with the quality and service received. Jamie and Ian were very professional and were very helpful. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of the renovation. I would highly recommend their services and look forward to working with them again.
We were very lucky to have found ClayWoods Homes Inc. on the TrustedPros website. ClayWoods Homes Inc. did an AMAZING job on our main floor renovation. From the first time we met James and Ian we knew we could trust them and our home would be in good hands. The quality of work was amazing and the job site was always kept clean. They did an excellent job of communicating with us during each step of the process.
We had them install new flooring, pot lights, new doors, trim, baseboards, paint throughout the main floor, wainscoting in two rooms, some structural changes, construct built-ins around our fireplace and all plumbing and electrical that needed to be addressed.
Both James and Ian were very knowledgeable about products and design. They were ready to do anything that was asked but also offered very valuable suggestions that made our vision better than we first thought. We are very lucky to have dealt with ClayWoods Homes Inc. and we are looking forward to having them back to help us with our next project.
James was extremely professional an returned my request for a quote very quickly. The quote was the exact amount of the job and it was completed within established time-frames.
The work was excellent, timely and very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend ClayWoods Homes Inc. to anyone looking for quality work by a professionals.
Claywoods was the winner in our research for a contractor to redo our kitchen. They were courteous, their plan was great and the workmanship was top notch. They made changes as we went along and they came back when the job was finished to fix minor issues. We highly recommend them. Call them and come over to see their work.
I just want to thank ClayWoods Homes for an excellent professional job done to our home. James and Ian are such great guys. They communicated concerns and ideas with us every step of the way. They were timely and very neat workers. They continued to give us support during the whole process and made excellent recommendations on design and style of the renovations. They were very friendly to whole family and would recommend them to anyone. All a very positive experience. People are in awe when they enter our home and see such a beautiful transformation done. Going to miss their smiling faces and their humor.
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for a wonderful job, James and Ian.
I have had two basements finished by ClayWoods Homes Inc. James and Ian really took the time to understand the vision for both basements and created a final product that reflected my vision. They were committed to working on my project before starting any others. The budget was respected and the work was completed well within the financial limits. I look forward to having ClayWoods Homes Inc. complete my next project and would recommend them to anyone looking for any type of renovation, small or large.
The following is our review for the KITCHEN REMODEL, August 2017 by Claywoods Homes :
We are very proud to write a review concerning CLAYWOODS HOMES, the contractors for our Kitchen Remodel, August, 2017. When we requested a quote for our extremely outdated kitchen we were met with immediate enthusiasm and attention. Jamie and Ian came over to assess the potential job within a couple of days. During the assessment they both listened to our vision, concerns and in turn, asked questions as to what we expected out of the job that was to be done. We were then happy to note that there were excellent added suggestions that we could ponder. Within a couple of days we were given a detailed quote in writing as to what to expect in terms of the job, the costs, what would be included and what we would be responsible for. It was laid out nice and neat and without dispute. We accepted the terms of the contract and right on time, the job was started, continued daily and finished in the allotted time. The job site was always kept neat, clean and out of harm's way for us when they were not at the residence on the job. The end result was exactly, perhaps even better, than what we had envisioned.
We would have no trouble at all, in fact, would highly recommend, CLAYWOODS HOMES to anyone, even strangers, as they will get quality work at a fair price with a finished product that will stand up to the test of time.
Thank you Jamie & Ian for your expertise, ideas and quality of work and your pleasing personalities!!
James and Ian were amazing. Their communication was clear and timely. They were kind, knowledgeable, and patient, and followed through on what they said they would do and more! They offerred to work longer days in order to accommodate a tight schedule for the project and then not only did they do this, but they finished ahead of schedule - something that doesn't seem to happen much in this industry. They were also helpful in providing contacts for other trades for our project. We couldn't be more pleased and have no reservations in recommending them. We will be using them for future projects! Hire them - you will not be sorry.
Thank you both!
I hired ClayWoods homes to complete my entire basement with laundry, bedroom, hallways, small bathroom, and a common area with kitchenette. Ian and James were prompt to come look at the project even though they still had other projects on the go. What stood out most to me was their ability to communicate ideas and solutions in a very effective manner without trampling on my vision or hopes. I have hired contractors before but never for a project this large so I made sure to occasionally throw a few mind bender issues their way; I could not stump them and every problem got resolved very quickly and without frustration. I particularly liked Ian and James' common sense of knowing when to deviate from the plan without having to ask; or when to ask before deviating from the plan; they can really read their customer's mind. I did ask for a few small revisions after the framing and they had it done in no time without any fuss. They gave me complete transparency throughout the project and am extremely happy with the finished job. In fact, I'd say it turned out even better than was promised. Will definitely call ClayWoods Homes again for my next project.
Ian and James at ClayWoods Homes were fantastic. When it comes to getting the job done these guys don't mess about. Our attic was refinished swiftly and with precision. They are professional and personable. Great to work with.
We recently bought a 25 year old home from an older couple. The home was original and needed a lot of work. We contracted ClayWoods Homes to replace all floors, remove and install a new kitchen, paint the entire house, renovate a master bath and a 3 piece bath. Workmanship was stellar. The entire crew were friendly and professional. They went above and beyond what was required and agreed upon. I was expecting to have extra costs creep up on us but instead we received more than we had originally agreed would be included in the cost. We highly recommend this company for jobs of any size. Was a breath of fresh air over other contractor experiences.
When my family unexpectedly found the house of our dreams 2 years ago, we were faced with the sudden realization that we needed to prepare, list and sell our existing home... and we had to do it fast. I called James from ClayWoods Homes, and I couldn't be happier that I did. James came to my house the very next day to look at the work I needed to have done, and provide a quote. First and foremost, I was impressed with how professional James was. He took the time to listen to what I wanted to have done, but then went above and beyond to offer his suggestions based on his years of experience. James made suggestions based on what would look amazing while giving me a big return on my investment. James and his crew quickly went to work replacing all the baseboard trim through-out the house. They added the most elegant crown molding through-out all levels of the house, and finished all the doorways (and archways) through the main level of my house. I didn't even think the archways needed to be done, but maaaaaan, their workmanship was second to none. I really couldn't believe how much attention they paid to details. I consider myself a fairly handy guy, but these guys measured and cut everything to perfection. There are literally no cracks, spaces or seams in any of their work. We ended up selling out house FAST and got over our asking price. The ClayWoods Homes team did such an incredible job on our old house, that my wife insisted they install the same crown-molding in our new house.
Really, we couldn't be happier with the work these guys have now done on two of our homes. I don't often take the time to complete reviews, or even refer a business (or person), but for ClayWoods Homes... I really have no choice. They really are THAT good! If you need work done, and you want it to be professional, at a fair price... Look no further. Do business with confidence.. these guys are the real deal.
Thank you, James!
Thank you to Ian and James for an exceptional job renovating our home. We couldn't be happier with the results. Both Ian and James were professional and courteous throughout the process. It was great to have understanding contractors who were able to give us advise and help with planning while staying on budget. They went above and beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend Claywood Homes to anyone looking to renovate their home.
This is the 3rd time I have used ClayWoods Homes Inc. to complete work in our home and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again in the future. They completed my entire basement renovation exactly to my specifications (even undoing and redoing minor work when something wasn't quite as i envisioned) and worked with my budget to do it. They were tidy, courteous, and keep me informed during the entire process and I was completely comfortable with them in my home as much of the time, they worked when no one was home. Their attention to details and desire to ensure I was completely satisfied with the finished project has ensured I will continue to recommend them!
ClayWoods professionalism and attention to detail was outstanding. Extremely helpful from the first inquiry through completion of the project. Always willing to provide input and design ideas to make our dream renovation even better while keeping our budget and original vision intact. Their attentiveness to cleanliness, organization and reliability could not go unmentioned as it made for a seamless renovation with minimal to no impact to our daily lives. A project on budget, on time and with no surprises. Highly recommended.
James and Ian did an exceptional and quick work in framing our basement. Their work made the work of the other trades (plumbing and drywall) go very smoothly. They also provided creative suggestions during the project as opportunities arose.
The Team at ClayWoods Homes did a fantastic job on our recent renovations! They started & finished the project within the timeline promised, they came in on budget but most importantly to us, they were not afraid of offering an opinion. Far too often contractors will complete the job they are hired to do, but if there is a better way or an idea they think would work, we have found that this rarely gets shared. James, Ian & Team understand that the job is important, but the interaction with the client is just as important, because you have to love the finished project!
Putting our trust & home in their knowledgeable hands was an easy decision. We will definately use them again for our future projects & would not hesitate to recommend them!
Ian and James were extremely efficient and courteous. They were on time each day for the entirety of the job and even offered to pick us up a coffee on their way in some mornings.
There were a few minor reno-related snags along the way and they each came up with multiple viable options and ran them past us to ensure our satisfaction.
Their Communication and professionalism were what stood out for us.
10/10 would hire again.
I'm very happy with the recent work done in our basement by Claywoods Homes Inc. The communication by James and Ian kept us informed of everything from time lines to payment schedules and any minor plan adjustments along the way.
They stayed on budget throughout the project and completed the work in the time they said they would.
The workmanship of our newly completed basement is amazing. It was a pleasure to work with James and Ian and I would gladly do so again. The guys were always friendly, courteous and easy to deal with. I'd recommend Claywoods to anyone who is looking for a professional job by a trustworthy contractor who offer great attention to detail.
Ian and James were fantastic! They were professional, worked quickly, where reasonably priced, and they cleaned up daily. They also put great attention to the fine details. For example they included crown molding in the basement and even in the closets. And most importantly they stayed within the budget. I am extremely impressed with the work they did and would highly recommend them!!!
ClayWoods Homes Inc. has a TrustScore™ of 5.0. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Waterdown and the surrounding areas is 3.8. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here to learn more.
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|Posted License Information||Yes|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
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|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2008|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2017|
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ClayWoods Homes Inc. has been recognized for their skills and expertise by their peers in the following categories
James and Ian are great guys to work with. They only have the customers needs and wants as a first priority. Always clean up at the end of the day. Respectful.
Looking to add to your outdoor living space. ClayWoods Homes Inc. can help design and build that deck that you've been dreaming of.
We specialize in custom trim work such and crown moulding, coffered ceilings and wainscoting and other custom trim work.
Square, level and seamless. Thats what you can expect when ClayWoods Homes Inc. completes your tile job.
Very few people enjoy painting. The good news is the ones that do are on our team!
We specialize in basements, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, custom trim work and flooring. We deliver top quality work at a fair price and our focus is customer satisfaction. Call us for a free estimate. Many references upon request.
ClayWoods Homes Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2021 for Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations and Basement Renovations in Waterdown.
ClayWoods Homes Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2020 for Basement Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Kitchen Renovations and Carpentry in Waterdown.
ClayWoods Homes Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2019 for Basement Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Flooring, Kitchen Renovations and Carpentry in Waterdown.
ClayWoods Homes Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2018 for Basement Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Flooring, Kitchen Renovations and Carpentry in Waterdown.
ClayWoods Homes Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Basement Renovations, Bathroom Renovations and Kitchen Renovations in Waterdown.
|Main contact(s)||James Woods , James Heaver|
|Alternate Phone Numbers||416-400-9222,|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2017|
|Warranty||ClayWoods Homes Inc. is happy to offer our customers a full one year parts and labour warranty on any workmanship related issues. Product warranties will be covered by the manufacturer of the specific product and will fall under their limited warranty.|
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
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