Done Wright Contracting offers you 25 years of contracting experience in all aspects of construction and renovation. We began the company specializing in deck construction and over the years have evolved into offering our clients full general contracting service. Whatever your construction or renovation needs may entail, Done Wright Contracting can ha read more...
I own a mid 80's built condo which required a complete renovation in order to get it up to date. This included replacing main floor carpet with laminate flooring, installing dishwasher (previously did not have one) as well as replace existing kitchen appliances, replace kitchen flooring with slate rock, replace countertops and sink, paint/refurbish existing kitchen cabinets, replace lino in laundry room, replace main entry lino wth slate rock, completely renovate bathroom with new tile on floor and tub, new vanity and sink, as well as paint entire condominium with various shades of paint, as well as miscellaneous carpentry work as it was required.
I was very happy with the quality of work and attention to detail Darren and his team used throughout the job. I liked the suggestions Darren made to improve the property and certainly took his advice and am pleased with how it turned out. As it was an older property which had not really been renovated over the years, a few unexpected items for repair were discovered but Darren was fair with his assessment of the cost, and often repaired and replaced these discoveries at no additional cost.
Overall I was very pleased with the quality of work Darren and his team provided. I would certainly refer people I know to Darren should they be looking for a property renovation such as mine.
I hired him because he said he had an opening next week and wanted a deposit right away to "buy the materials so that it would arrive on time". I needed the project done quickly because there was a leak in the vinyl deck. He started a month late, and after I sent him a few e-mails. He said he was too busy and seemed annoyed that I was reminding him of his start date. Then when he finally started a month later, he said he had to order the materials and to wait another week. I reminded him that he took my deposit to order the materials right away.
The project was not done quickly as it seemed like he had other projects that were a bigger priority. When he was done the job, he wanted to be paid immediately. When I went to inspect the work with him, the work wasn't even 100% completed yet. He said he would come back the next day to finish the work, but he still wanted to be paid right at that time. "Because the boys need to be paid" he said. I agreed that HE should pay them.
During the work, the safety inspector came and made him stop work until all of the safety conditions were met. When he finally finished, he wanted to have the work inspected immediately. I told him I was still at work. He came to my office to look for money before I even had a chance to view his work. I had not given him my office address but somehow he found out anyways. He treats you like a loan shark would treat you. I said I would send him a cheque. He doesn't have a business address on his invoice. Also no business number. Also no WCB number. I could have just hired someone off the street.
If he wants to get paid right away, he should take credit cards.
This clients perception is his own reality, I was contracted to simply remove and replace an existing old improperly installed vinyl membrane on a sundeck which also formed e roof structure over an addition. We started aprox. 1 week from contract date as I did tell him that the vinyl installation was weather sensitive,
The vinyl was leaking due to improper drainage and standing water over time due to improper slope of the deck/roof. at that time in did tell him we would do a complete inspection of the roof structure and insulation and react accordingly. As ii thought the insulation was damaged and the 2x4 joist structure was far below bldg. standards and we requoted the job to replace everything which we had a 3 day delay before we started back up due to weather. the bottomline is yes n we did receive a safety infraction which we addressed and complied with immiedetly There was weather delays in installing the vinyl and we spent 1 week rebuilding the entire roof structure but it was carried out and completed with many changes including new aluminum railings. Because of these changes and inclement weather the job did take aprox, 2 weeks longer than anticipated to nobody's fault and the client seemed to be getting agitated and impatient. As we had other projects on the go that were indoors I focused on those while maintaining contact with the client.
The job was completed and it clearly states on my contract payment on completion which i consider to be after an inspection the same day or evening or next day. The "doctor" seemed to be in no hurry and condecending to me. I don't do the cheques in the mail, final payments are always made in person upon an inspection and satisfactory aproval by the client. When asked where my business address was I explained to him that I have an office out of home with na city home occ license as well as a shop and that I choose not to have my clients know my home address for obvious reasons He didn't seem to understand this again expressing himself in a condecending manner. He didn't return any of my calls or e mails for 11/2 days so I stopped by his office location which by the way any one can get through directory assistance.
He seemed surprised and when I suggested a site visit and full payment he blew me off again. I decided to be professional and take the high road and let cooler heads prevail. The project was carried out professionally and has met all building codes but was considerably more expensive to the client which I"m sure he wasn't pleased with but understood the additional work to be necassery The next day all's good I"m paid so this negative review especially 2 months later comes as a surprise to me. Had I involved the city bldg. and inspection departments. as I should have they could have deemed the addition unsafe and had his tenants relocated. due to improper building practices and materials used in the building of the addition. I chose not to pull a permit after full disclosure to the client about the possible consequences thus saving him time money and grief as I promised him to build it to current alberta building codes and we did , end of story
I liked the work. It was done on time and on budget and according to what we want. They also fixed a part of the vinyl fence with reasonable additional cost. My only complaint is they did not clean up the leftovers woods despite calling them 4 times over a month, and each time promising to come and pick them up.
We hired Darren and his team to replace our old deck with a new composite one. After checking around with some other contractors, Darren's quote was the most reasonable and he was able to get the job done weeks before the others. Darren's crew was courteous and professional and we are very satisfied with the finished product. I would definitely recommend Done Wright Contracting to everyone.
Done Wright Contracting has a TrustScore™ of 3.9. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Calgary and the surrounding areas is 3.5. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Posted License Information||Yes|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Available upon request|
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|Ever Provided False or Misleading Information||No|
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|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||2002|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2013|
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Done Wright Contracting offers you 25 years of contracting experience in all aspects of construction and renovation. We began the company specializing in deck construction and over the years have evolved into offering our clients full general contracting service.
Whatever your construction or renovation needs may entail, Done Wright Contracting can handle your entire project, from start to finish. We offer you the peace of mind of dealing with one contractor rather than many. We will facilitate and manage all the manpower and resources necessary to complete your project in an efficient and timely manner. We handle a very broad scope of contracting services from decorative stamped concrete, composite decks, residential and commercial fencing, kitchen and bath renovation, flooring, painting , roofing, landscaping, snow removal, the list goes on
If You can Dream it... We can Get it Done... Wright!
We stand behind all of our work and to make sure it's "Done Wright", we offer a guarantee on all workmanship and will not consider a job complete until you are fully satisfied. We are also pleased to offer flexible payment options which recently include our acceptance of all major debit and credit cards.
We at DWC look forward to discussing your project, big or small. Give us a call today at 403 616 7419 and we can discuss what we may be able to get "Done Wright" for you!
|Main Contact(s):||Darren Wright|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2013|
|Accepts credit cards:||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency Service:||Yes|
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|Insurance Information:||Insurance information available upon request|
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