Grindstone Renovations Ltd. was formed by four individuals in late 2012. We provide complete home renovation packages specializing in kitchens, bathrooms and basements. The team has since grown to 6 individuals each with a keen understanding of residential construction and the knowledge required for complex renovation projects. Each project is planned w read more...
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Grindstone Renovations Ltd. performed renovations to our ensuite originally built in 1982. The old tub with jet pump was removed and replaced with walk-in shower (tiled) with sliding glass doors. The counter was replaced, new exhaust fan, lighting and mirrors installed. Grindstone was able to work with the existing flooring and vanity. Not all contractors whom we approached would assure us that they would not damage flooring. We were pleased with the way they were were able to retrofit the shower and produce a finished installation using existing stained wood door casings. The project encountered some schedule delays due to supply (mirrors - minor delay), (shower doors - major delay). We appreciated that Grindstone took ownership of the issues immediately and did everything possible to provide work arounds so that the ensuite was functional as quickly as possible. Cleanup on a daily basis was ok and they did take several steps to limit the dust/dirt escaping from the ensuite. We did notice upon completion that more dust had collected on walls and drapes than expected. The dust collector was perhaps removed too soon or maybe should have been repositioned. Perhaps the plastic barrier between the ensuite and the bedroom was not implemented as quickly as needed. We did appreciate that the tile cutting was done in the garage which meant up/down on 2 flights of stairs. Subtrades, for the most part, produced high quality results. The one exception was in the painting - we consider the painting to be unsatisfactory initially as well as on the recall.
Overall we were pleased with the results and would not hesitate to contact Grindstone for future renovation projects.
If you want to spend more money and time re-doing your renovations after Grindstone has completed their work, then by all means hire this company. Since they did many, many renos in my home I've had nothing but problems. They installed the wrong size toilet in my half bath which led to a complete flood on my main floor. They measured counter tops incorrectly then installed the counter tops that included screws that pierced through the top. They installed new laminate flooring, then hired a painter who proceeded not to cover the floors while sanding and when I complained the painter "steam-mopped" my new laminate floors ! If anyone knows anything, you don't steam-mop laminate floors. My front door hasn't worked properly since they were in my home - they tried to fix it, but it still doesn't close properly. And the best was the complete bathroom Reno that is now full of mold cause the shower floor wasn't installed to drain properly. I'll admit it looked great when finished, but now I'm forced to pay more money to have it gutted and re-done since they're promise to fix this issue was over a year ago now.
Do yourself a favor and hire real professions that guarantee their work and who actually know what they're doing. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND this company.
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The Grindstone Team
Grindstone was great to work with, every step of the way!
They understood my vision, were knowledgeable about all aspects of the Reno and created the kitchen of my dreams!
Thank you so much!
Due diligence had us getting three quotes and, although Grindstone wasn't the cheapest (they were actually in the middle), after meeting with Harrison, we had the most confidence that they would complete the job to our utmost satisfaction.
After the work was completed, we had absolutely no regrets and will enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who asks.
They are a group of very professional and very eager guys that pride themselves on communication, collaboration and quality. The foreman communicated with us almost daily on what was completed and what was coming up so that we could plan appropriately. They steered us in the right direction for all the colors, fixtures, materials, etc. and were great advisors if we needed the help. Two jobs of this size requires a lot of decision making but they were patient and helpful. The quality of the finished product was top notch as we feel we now have a spa or high-end hotel bathrooms in the home. First impressions from friends and family were extremely positive with one couple saying they want the exact same thing as we have.
One thing to keep in mind is that they contract out the painting, tile work, plumbing and electrical. For the most part, this is scheduled ahead of time and shouldn't be an issue but there are times where changes/delays occur and the rescheduling caused a few extra days delay. That being said, it didn't change our overall impression of their organization as the contractors they work with are experts of the highest quality and when you see the transformation of your rooms, the inconvenience is secondary.
What's really impressive is the priority they place on clean up before they leave for the day. When we got home, you would hardly know that they were there.
I intend on hiring Grindstone again for a future project and know a couple friends who will, as well.
Grindstone Renovations Ltd. has a TrustScore™ of 4.6. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas is 3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2013|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2016|
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Grindstone Renovations Ltd. has been recognized for their skills and expertise by their peers in the following categories
We have worked with Grindstone Renovations on numerous projects. All members of this company deliver great customer service and their quality of workmanship is top notch.
Grindstone Renovations Ltd. has an excellent grasp on the demanding requirements of a basement development in the Winnipeg area. Basements have unique challenges that must be overcome to ensure a lasting investment in your newly finished space. Contact Grindstone Renovations Ltd. to learn more!
Kitchens are the heart of the home. Many families spend most of their time in the kitchen. Grindstone Renovations Ltd. will take the time necessary to work with you on design and planning to make sure your new kitchen is built for function and built to last.
Grindstone Renovations Ltd. was formed by four individuals in late 2012. We provide complete home renovation packages specializing in kitchens, bathrooms and basements. The team has since grown to 6 individuals each with a keen understanding of residential construction and the knowledge required for complex renovation projects. Each project is planned with extreme care and control so the homeowner can feel comfortable that the Grindstone Team will complete the project on time, and on budget. Grindstone Renovations only uses certified trades so you can feel confident your project is being completed by the best in the industry. From design to planning, demolition to finishing touches, Grindstone Renovations Ltd. should be your first call for any size renovation project.
Grindstone Renovations Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Bathroom Renovations in Winnipeg.
|Main contact(s)||Matt Lussier|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2016|
|Warranty||2 year warranty included with all projects|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
|Licensing information||Licensing information available upon request|
|Insurance information||Insurance information available upon request|
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