Creating functional home renovations, and landscapes with knowledge and skill. We can bring your ideas to life on time and within your budget. Efficiency Homes and Landscapes is one of the premier full service home renovation and landscaping companies in the Toronto and Golden Horseshoe. Our services range from complete renovations and landscaping read more...
Very prompt with regards to quotes and all question when first contacted with home renovation. Professional through out the entire project, clean, no corners cut and most important on time with schedule completion and within budget range.
Very Satisfied with the work!!! Will use Efficiency Homes and Landscapes again in future projects and refer to friends and family as well as local business.
Thank You Laura and Todd for a job well done.
Todd Miller and Laura Kirsche or Efficeincy Homes and Landscapes Inc. were hired by my girlfriend and I to do a tiling job and closet renovation on her mother's condo in Toronto. Laura and Todd promised a lot, but as soon as they got the downpayment of over $1500, there were problems. They were always late beyond their scheduled time, they cancelled meetings on the progress of the condo with no or less than 30 minutes notice, and they were hostile when confronted about this. They removed only half the original flooring that they were to replace and would show up very late, arrange, but not lay and cement 3, not more than 3, tiles, and then leave for the day. They removed baseboarding by using a claw hammer and prying against the drywall (see photo), creating massive holes in the wall, and they left garbage, including what appeared to be cigarette butts in the condo. They also did a very hack job about roughing in the closet renovation, by just bashing a giant hole in the wall. After less than 10% of the work was done, and holding 20% of the total quoted amount, they came back asking for more money. We told them that we were unhappy with the work done so far and told them to get lost, they got extremely hostile.
I strongly recommend against Todd and Laura and their business, they promise a lot at what seems a great price, but the work they do is incompetent, and in retrospect, I very much believe that this is a pattern of how they operate their scam business, leading along the customer to get more and more money, with doing little actual work, and none of the work they did could be called "skilled" or "craftsmanship" in any way. Now I have damaged walls, garbage in the condo, and I am out about $1000 (the amount left over from the deposit after I budgeted what little value of the work that was actually done).
It is unfortunate to receive this review from an alias of Christine and Carmen, as we never met or were hired by 'Adrian'.
Originally Carmen and Christine were very friendly and we thought it would be a pleasure to complete the project, especially as they live down the street from us. Carmen and Christine purchased/supplied their own tile, and we were to complete the installation. The tile was delivered late, and we were unable to begin tiling till the next day (condo board noise rules). This is when Carmen and Christine became very rude and hostile, much to our surprise as we had moved a bunch of furniture as well as covered the removal and disposal of their existing carpet and baseboards at no additional cost. The next day when we began installing the tile, we found their tile had chips, and varying thicknesses. When this was shown to Carmen and Christine, they were quite upset, as they purchased tile made in Italy, and the tile they had delivered was made in China. We left that evening (after making their condo more comfortable by seting up beds and placing furniture) with the agreement that we would come back the next day and complete the closet, and that the tile would be installed once they reached a solution with their tile supplier. We explained that we would be sending an invoice for the work completed thus far, and we would reach an agreement once the tile problem was solved. As we were coming back the next day, our tools and supplies were left at the condo.
The next day we received an e-mail from Christine canceling the contract, demanding a refund of $600 cash to her concierge and only then would we be able to take our tools.
Quoted from her e-mail:
"I am aware of the cost of carpet removal. Including labour, a reasonable price for carpet disposal is $300-400. Add the cost of the thinset $100, and the hours you were present and my calculation comes to a total of $1000 at most. In the interest of expediting a solution to this problem, I am willing to settle for $600 flat as a refund of remaining deposit not accounted for by your labor, materials, or disposal fees. I expect to receive the $600 back in cash. You may leave it with the concierge at my building in an envelope addressed to me. Once received, I am happy to have you pick up all tools you left"
Although we have explained to Christine that her cost estimates are not accurate, and that the amount of work completed exceeds the deposit amount, she still refused to let us take our tools. We decided to avoid further conflict; to have the police escort us to remove our tools. We were filmed while removing our tools after asking not to be, and we removed the last of the garbage at this time as well. We left over $400 worth of thin set as it was purchased for the project and would be required for completion.
To clarify a couple of items, the cigarette butts were found in the walls of the condo during baseboard removal, we pointed this out to Carmen and Christine and removed them. We would never smoke in a clients home. We definitely are not a scam company, and we can only stay in business with happy clients and neighbours. We never received the opportunity to show our craftsmanship, as they were unhappy with the tile they purchased. If we had the opportunity to complete the project, we are sure that they would be happy as our other customers are.
Efficiency Homes and Landscapes Inc. has a TrustScore™ of 2.1. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Toronto and the surrounding areas is 3.1. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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Accessibility, Basement Renovations, Cabinetry and Millwork, Carpentry, Carpeting, Ceiling, Closet and Storage, Concrete Work, Countertops, Decks, Demolition Work, Drywalling, Energy Inspections, Excavation Services, Fencing, Floor Heating, Floor Refinishing, Flooring, Framing, General Contracting, Handyman Services, Home Restoration, Home Staging, Insulation, Interior Design, Irrigation Systems, Masonry, Non Slip Treatments, Painting, Plastering, Power Washing, Solar Energy, Stonework, Sunrooms, Tiling, Trash Removal, Tree Services, Wallpapering, Welding, Windows and Doors
Creating functional home renovations, and landscapes with knowledge and skill. We can bring your ideas to life on time and within your budget.
Efficiency Homes and Landscapes is one of the premier full service home renovation and landscaping companies in the Toronto and Golden Horseshoe. Our services range from complete renovations and landscaping solutions to kitchen and bathroom renovations in condo's and homes.
We love being outdoors, creating a retreat in your backyard; specializing in outdoor rooms with water and fire features.
Whether your looking for a modern and functional kitchen or bathroom; or to have a backyard that makes you feel as though you are at the spa or you want to feel the king or queen of your BBQ. We can help you design solutions and bring them to reality in a short period of time.
Efficiency Homes and Landscapes was created for our love of construction and landscaping. With over fifteen years of experience in the construction industry completing renovations and project management, we are prepared to execute your project from the design process to a clean completion.
Our team members include a horticulturist, Certified LEED Accredited Professional, landscape designer, and a kitchen and bath consultant.
We have specialists in all the trades who work very closely with us to complete any project you may have in a timely manner and within your budget. We pride ourselves on being able to give an accurate schedule and timeline, and offer a guarantee that your project will be completed on time. By providing computer generated drawings to our clients before construction start, we are able to ensure that the end result will be exactly what you have dreamed of.
|Main contact(s):||Laura Krische , Todd Miller|
|Alternate Phone Numbers:||519-504-8978|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2012|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||No|
|Licensing information:||Contact Efficiency Homes and Landscapes Inc. to request licensing info.|
|Insurance information:||Contact Efficiency Homes and Landscapes Inc. to request insurance details.|
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