Dedicated to designing your ideal area with customer service, consumer appeal, and productivity all in mind. Sean has offered home owners quality renovations since 1987 and is now offering designs and staging opportunities to those leading into the Commercial Industry, whether it be a new office or an entire building. We offer interior an read more...
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Sean went through the house at the same time as the insurance adjuster and ensured that all damages and needed repairs were brought to the attention of the adjuster. His estimates were all accepted by the insurance company...we had no hassles whatsoever thanks to Sean. If there was additional work that needed to be done as repairs were ongoing, he submitted the claims, and once again, everything went so smoothly. The work itself was of high quality. The removal of popcorn ceiling was surprisingly tidy and the end result is beautiful. The quality of the hardwood flooring installation was to notch. The tile work in the 2 bathrooms was beautiful...much better than the original. Sean and his team were happy to do plumbing and drywall upgrades/additions when requested, and their rates were very reasonable. The quality of the work was exceptional. Detail work like trim and mouldings was also very well don--beautiful. The guys were extremely friendly, and did a fantastic job cleaning up each and every day they were on site. This was the second job we have called in HammerDown, and we will continue to use his services in the future. I strongly recommend Sean. He does great work, and is very proficient at dealing with insurance companies on his client's behalf.
Thanks for the kind words Randy it was our pleasure. Glad you and Monica are happy with the repairs.
In November, I decided to use Troy Hull Home to do some renovations in my basement as I was impressed with all the positive online reviews. I noticed that the company went through a recent ownership change. The job itself was minor in nature, simply framing and dry-walling a nine foot wall (create bedroom/Office), repairing existing drywall, and repainting the entire basement, which included ceilings, trim, and walls.
I met with Sean, the company owner, and we went over the project details and subsequent expectations. The location where the wall was to be built had laminate flooring installed, which I later found out by a flooring contractor was called a "floating floor". Sean indicated that they would install the wall on top of the laminate floor.
The noted wall was installed on a Monday. On Tuesday, the painting began while waiting for the layers of plaster on the wall to dry. The house was getting a bit dusty from the sanding of the drywall but everything was coming along pretty good. On Wednesday when I arrived from work, the painting looked great, exceeding my high expectations. The painter used painters tape to assist with the edges and it looked excellent.
By the end of the workday on Thursday, things started to spiral downward. With the constant sanding over the last 4 days, and with no protective barrier installed, the house was starting to become engulfed in dust. Furniture on the main level and second floor were all covered in dust. I also started to have concerns about the painting as roller marks could be seen on the ceiling. The contractor painted the ceiling after completing the walls and trim. The painter also stopped using painters tape so the edge work was becoming messy. Knowing I had high expectations and concerned that I was being overly critical, I decided to wait for the finished product.
On Friday, I realized that the work was starting to drag on as the sanding of the wall and painting of the basement was still ongoing. To speed things up, I spent the weekend painting the bathroom and a couple walls where minor drywall repair had been done. Monday afternoon, the sanding of the wall and painting was still uncompleted so I decided to contact Sean and go over my concerns. Sean was great on the phone and promised that everything would be completed to my satisfaction. Sean attended site on Wednesday and personally completed the work himself. I was impressed with this level of customer service. Despite Sean's best efforts, however, the ceiling was still poorly painted as roller marks were very visible in natural light. I expected much more from a painting contractor in terms of quality of work. (photos attached). Sean did not keep up to his promise and I definitely wasn't satisfied at the end result.
That same afternoon, I had a flooring contractor look at the space in order to obtain a quote to install new flooring. The contractor advised me that the wall should have never been installed over a "floating floor" as it would give me problems as the floor needs to expand during hot weather and contract during cooler periods. He explained that the floor would buckle if not allowed to move. A quick google search and it became clear that the wall should have never been installed over the floor, especially when it would have taken 10 seconds to slide out the laminate flooring as the planks were not nailed/screwed in. I contacted Sean about my findings and to my surprise he did not take ownership of the problem, suggesting that the floor had enough room to move throughout the room. He offered me a solution of cutting the flooring around the wall. After I indicated that I didn't have the proper saw, he offered to send his wife and drop off a saw for me to use. Sean explained that he could not personally attend as he had suffered an injury. I'm not sure why someone else couldn't have done the work. I declined his offer and went to Canadian Tire and bought myself a saw for $100 and cut out a once inch gap around the wall.
Last week I started noticing cracks in the dry-wall near the ceiling. I now have to hire another contractor to repair the cracks. If I had to do it all over again, I would have definitely picked a different contractor.
Only time will tell if I encounter additional problems and cost as a result of the poor quality of work.
Hi George thank you very much for your review.
We are always striving to improve our service and quality
As per our on-site meeting, I was also not impressed with the workmanship carried out by our staff member
That quality of workmanship was not up to our standard and that staff member has since been terminated of any further employment with our company.
Thank you for noting that I personally attended communicated well and was personally responsible for ensuring the work was completed to your satisfaction.
I think you would agree that we even took it one step further by initiating further drywall repairs in the area that we re not part of our scope going further than necessary in order to ensure your satisfaction with the end result.
I would ve happily come back myself to cut laminate floor for you although I was unavailable with a blood clot in the hospital.
I cannot substantiate the drywall issues you were having at the moment as I have not been contacted to investigate or given the opportunity to repair at no cost should deficiencies be ours.
I would gladly repair any deficiencies that are related to our workmanship at no charge if given the opportunity.
Thank you again for your review my apologies your experience was not up to your satisfaction.
I posted a ceiling repair job and Trusted Pros and Sean from Troy Hull Home was the first to respond. We had 2 large holes in our popcorn ceiling from where 2 pot light boxes had been removed. Bill came to our home yesterday and did a fantastic job with the repair. He prepped the area well, kept the mess contained and cleaned up as soon as he was done. The ceiling looks amazing and the work was done under budget.
Thank you so much!
HammerDown Home Improvement has a TrustScore™ of 4.6. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Oshawa and the surrounding areas is 3.2. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Posted Liability Insurance||Yes|
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|In Business Since||1987|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2012|
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I have been staging homes even before they put a name to it. My mother, being a realtor, and I, having a creative eye, would be moving furniture and furnishings into houses to better show it to prospective buyers. I've now taken my work to Commercial real property and enjoy it all the same.
A fresh coat of paint not only enhances the home and increases likeliness of a sale for those selling, but it also protects the wood from damage and the home from moisture. Call us today for a Free Interior/Exterior Quote. Troy Hull Home Improvements is available 7 days a week by phone or email.
If you have rental properties and you require clean ups, dump runs or just some maintenance from time to time, we are happy to help. The home will be left spotless, on schedule, and our rates are very competitive. Troy Hull Home Improvements is available 7 days a week by phone or email.
I offer interior decorating services for any home owner. I have been staging since before "Staging" was the name for the service and would be delighted to hear from you. Troy Hull Home Improvements is available 7 days a week by phone or email.
Commercial Designs, to bring your newly acquired space to life or to revive the space with a rich, customer satisfactory appeal, while maintaining productivity and a safe work environment within the workplace.
Does the home require a little T.L.C. or reviving? Contact us for a free quote today with a brief description of what you'd like to do or simply ask for a professionals advice for a free consultation.
We clean homes for people who are thinking of selling or for those preparing a home for tenants, etc, moving in. Troy Hull Home Improvements is available 7 days a week by phone or email.
Clean windows will brighten up any space, we clean inside and out. Troy Hull Home Improvements is available 7 days a week by phone or email.
We can strip wallpaper or install new. Troy Hull Home Improvements is available 7 days a week by phone or email.
Dedicated to designing your ideal area with customer service, consumer appeal, and productivity all in mind.
Sean has offered home owners quality renovations since 1987 and is now offering designs and staging opportunities to those leading into the Commercial Industry, whether it be a new office or an entire building.
We offer interior and exterior renovation services for Residential as well as Commercial industry, in every budget. If you are looking at one room, one office, or the entire property, we can assist you along the way. Our finishing work will surpass your expectations every time.
This Spring let us Design and Construct your indoor or outdoor living space. Whether it be a screened porch, new deck or an interlocking patio we are here to work with you every step of the way.
Do you have plans to renovate your Kitchen or Bathroom this winter? Let us work with you to come up with a design that suits your needs and within your budget. This is a great time of the year to do these larger projects because of discounts on products and services are available.
Do you have a flooring project you want us to look at? We install Hardwood, Laminate, Engineered and Ceramic Tile. Let us shop our suppliers to get you the best deal.
At Hammerdown Home Improvement, we recognize the need for prompt and professional workmanship. We will maintain a tidy and organized work site and work with your schedule to ensure a good working relationship from start to finish.
Hammerdown Home Improvement, will provide you with a free written quote, a start date, an estimated completion date and satisfaction guaranteed.
HammerDown Home Improvement was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Painting, Basement Renovations and Bathroom Renovations in Oshawa.
HammerDown Home Improvement was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Painting in Oshawa.
HammerDown Home Improvement was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Painting in Bowmanville.
HammerDown Home Improvement was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Painting in Peterborough.
|Main contact(s)||Sean McEnaney|
|Alternate Phone Numbers||905-213-4984|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2012|
|Warranty||1 year on workmanship|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||Yes|
|Licensing information||Licensing information available upon request|
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