At Evolve we specialize only in Basement Developments, which over the years has allowed us to gain the knowledge and experience to be leaders in our field. Basements come with certain design and build challenges and we strive to always make sure every part of the construction process has achieved the very best design, quaility and workmanship. We fo read more...
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We have been enjoying our newly developed basement for about three weeks now. We wouldn’t have changed a thing about the process. From the first meeting to obtain a quote, to the work timeline itself to the last day this process was PAIN FREE. We contacted five total contracting companies for a quote. By far Evolve Basements was the most detailed, easy to navigate and transparent in cost than any other. The quote was accompanied by a 3D design which made the design process so much easier because I felt assured that we were on the same page with the concept and that Colin was able to see our vision.
During the construction stage, Colin was great for helping to source material, and would help us find the best price. But the aspect I valued the MOST from Colin was if I proposed an idea, he would be honest. If the idea wasn’t the best for the space or our overall vision, he would say so, he didn’t hold back his opinion (respectfully of course). I so respected the discussion that came from that because I felt assured he wanted the best product to come from this as well, and that he wasn’t afraid to be honest and to not be a “yes man”. It was very important to us to have a collaborator, he had so many great ideas in how to frame out our space and make the best use of space we had. I had wanted to develop under our stairs into a playroom for our kids. That was pretty much the extent of my idea. Colin took that and ran with it. We ended up with the neatest space and my daughter felt so special with the care and attention that was taken just for her. It’s the coolest part of our space, and I can take very little credit for it!
Colin also does most of the work himself, so I didn’t have multiple people to collaborate with or coordinate with. He was both the Project Manager and the Contractor which made the process beyond simple and streamlined for us as the client! All the trades that Colin uses, are clean, respectful and detail oriented along with being very good with my overly social daughter and dog. I read another review about the clients children being sad when they were told Colin wouldn’t be coming by anymore, and thought how great that is. That review convinced me to contact him initially. But it came flying back to me when my daughter was so sad when we told her that Colin was all done because she so enjoyed having him around. He always made time for her very longwinded toddler stories that make no sense and tolerated my dog constantly staring at him through the windows waiting to play (not to mention the balls being dropped into the basement as not so subtle hints).
Colin’s billing was very transparent. Very fair and our project came in very close to the quote (we ended up changing some things that nudged it slightly higher). There were no surprises in any department what so ever. Except one. The final product. We are beyond shocked by how amazing the final product is. We were expecting it to look great, but it was BREATHTAKING. When he says he is a picky perfectionist, he isn’t kidding. If you read this far, the only regret you may have is NOT contacting Evolve Basements to give you a quote.
Having Evolve Basements completely refinish out basement was a great experience for us. Colin and the rest of his people were polite and professional right from the initial contact through to the finishing touches. We had an rough idea of what we wanted and Colin helped us solidifying that into the beautiful basement we have now. His design ideas and his suggestions on materials to achieve the look we wanted at a reasonable cost without sacrifice quality where invaluable.
There where no delays or lags waiting on anything and the job was competed on time even with the extra stuff we asked for (soundproofing ceiling, cutting extra window, heated tile in the bathroom, custom glass tile in the shower, wall length closet with sliding doors from side to side and more!). And the workmanship was top notch all the way through. He even added little extra touches like and arched opening for the reading nook and a custom glass tile back splash that matched the shower tile. If we ever had any questions, he took the time to explaining everything to us in detail so we where fully aware of everything that was happening. When we requested a few changes to what had been done, the changes where made quickly and wth no question, still remaining on time.
Colin and his crew kept thigs tidy during the project with minimal transfer of dust and dirt to the rest of the house.
Colin was also totally transparent with the budget so that any savings he got on materials where reflected in the budget and our final costs.
In short, the process from start to finish was totally enjoyable and stress free. It allows us to enjoy our basement that much more. I would recommend Evolve to anyone for any home renovations you need (not just basement).
Colin did a great job for us. He did a great job designing and finishing it. He is super easy to work with, never loses his cool. We are vey happy with the end product and would certainly recommend Evolve Basements,
We recently had Evolve Basements develop our undeveloped basement and we couldn't be happier we choose them. Colin from Evolve was awesome from start to finish. He provided us a 3D design of our basement along with the estimate so we could see what it was going to look like (other companies said they would do this but it turns out that was only if we choose them). His estimate was very competitive with the other ones we received as he does almost all the work himself. Since he does the work himself we only dealt with him which was great and made the whole process less stressful.
Colin had a bunch of great ideas for our basement including a 2 story castle playhouse for our kids under the stairs which turned out amazing and also for the stone behind the TV. He also helped us with all of our selections (tile, paint, carpet etc) which was a big help. He also shopped around quite a bit to get us the best deal possible on all of our selections to save us some money (which we were very appreciative of). Overall the basement turned out better than we could have imagined and was on budget and done on time. Colin's communication with us was great and he kept us in the loop on everything that was going on throughout the whole process. He also put up with our 2 little kids wanting to come down and see the basement and talk to him everyday (our kids were actually sad when we told them Colin was done and wouldn't be coming back again as he was great with them!).
We have already recommended Colin to one of our friends and would definitely recommend Evolve to anyone else looking to get their basement developed or renovated. We can't wait to start using the basement.
Evolve Basements Inc. has a TrustScore™ of 4.3. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Calgary and the surrounding areas is 2.9. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2001|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2008|
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I have apprenticed with Evolve Basements for the last couple years. Colin does great work and has attention to detail to make your basement look stunning. He does all the trades so there isn't always people coming and going from your project. Would highly recommend Evolve Basements if you're looking to get quality work done on your basement development.
We provide ideal solutions to "make the most of your space" with our design ideas. From start to finish we will design, develop and build your new basement through our professional approach starting with a free in-home estimate and 3D images of what your project will look like on completion.
At Evolve we specialize only in Basement Developments, which over the years has allowed us to gain the knowledge and experience to be leaders in our field. Basements come with certain design and build challenges and we strive to always make sure every part of the construction process has achieved the very best design, quaility and workmanship. We focus on providing a hassle-free customer experience through all phases including the initial consultation, design, construction, and customer support. Our streamlined process gives you the time to enjoy the important things in life and have peace of mind during the entire construction process.
Our team takes pride in our workmanship and strives to maintain open and clear communications throughout the renovation phase of your basement development project. This helps us maintain a mutual respect, stay on schedule, complete your projects on time, and within your budget. We believe in delivering exceptional services and ensure that we remain a competitive member in our industry by keeping up to date on the newest technology, building standards and codes. By relying upon a foundation of quality, value and trust, we have been able to combine our skill with the necessary professionalism to deliver a great quality product at a reasonable cost.
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|Main contact(s)||Colin Craig|
|Alternate Phone Numbers||403-710-7770,|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2008|
|Warranty||5 YEARS ON ALL WORKMANSHIP|
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
|Licensing information||Business does not require a trade license|
|Insurance information||Contact Evolve Basements Inc. to request insurance details.|
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