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First of all we would like to say that Nikki and Glenn are an amazing couple. They have been very helpful to us and we appreciate their friendship.
Glenn and his crew have done an amazing job on our addition and we love it. It did take a little longer than anticipated but things beyond their control were involved (weather permits etc.). Glenn and his crew were very helpful and amazing to work with. Hopefully with the Spring and warmer weather the completion of the grounds outside can be finished...too wet to finish right now.
Thanks for a job well done.
Ray and Dianne
Our family hired Hawkswood Construction in June, 2017 and was offered a fast and good quality work. Glenn St. Denis did not start start working until August and only sent his trades two, sometimes three day a week. Glenn never agreed with anything we wanted done and tried to do everything his own way. As a result, the design of the house was a disaster. The electricians were forced to do the work the way Glenn wanted them to and not and not in accordance with the Code. It was reflected in the report written by an inspector from Electrical Authorities. On December 8th, when he realized he received all the money under the contract, Glenn stopped working completely without finishing the contracty. Less than 75% of the contract was finished. To our letter he replied saying that we did not have right supplies and he would not send his trades anymore. He referred to the toilet that he could not install due to the lack of knowledge. It's a breach of contract and we gave instructions to our lawyer to start legal proceedings against Hawkswood. This is our third renovation and we have never had a contractor as bad as Glenn St. Denis. We will never recommend him to anyone.
Glenn St. Denis posted his comments and there was not a word of truth in them. He was hired as a Contractor and was supposed to supply workers, sub trades and some materials. The problems with him began right from the beginning. He never listened to what we told him, argued about everything, was rude, but the worst thing was that he did not start working until almost two months later. He told us that he had to wait till the roof would be done but, in fact, his work was not affected by the work done on the roof, there were lots of tings to do in the house. The house has three floors and he was supposed to work on the ground floor and the lower unit. He did not do anything. When he finally started working, his trades would come for two, sometimes three days a week. That was a subject of our conversation with him on October 26, 2017. We demanded to know why for his trades every weekend was a long weekend. He could not give any reasonable answer. When Glenn started to work, he first of all removed the bathroom leaving us without the chance to bathe and with only toilet downstairs where he had removed the railings although he knew that we all had disabilities. He did not care to bring a portable toilet to the property, there fore, every time his people needed to go to a washroom, they went to the woods! My wife liked the persons who came to work and she treated them really well giving them foods and drinks. Not even one of them could say they were unhappy with her treatments. All specs were given to Glenn on time and they were all correct. However, Glenn could not even cut the hole for the toilet in the right place because he never looked at the specs. He complained that we purchased a wrong toilet! A plumber who did Glenn's work after him told us that only absolutely incompetent person could do what Glenn did. When Glenn's electricians could not find a problem, he tried to blame it on a person who worked for us in absolutely different room and did nothing about electricity. Finally, the electricians found the problem and of course it had nothing with the person we hired. Glenn could not order tiles for the floor because he did not care to do his work on time, therefore we had to wait for the tiles for another two weeks. He tried to tell us that it was our fault, that we did not choose the tiles on time, however, the flooring company, Whelan's, had all the files and they informed us that Glenn did not order the tiles. Finally, when the tiles arrived, Glenn send a person to install them but Whelan's told us that Glenn did not prepare the floor and the tiles could not be installed. So, we had to tell the installer to leave and the tiles were installed only after the floor was prepared. however, even then Glenn did a mistake, drilling a hole for a wire for the island in a wrong place. He did it because he did not care to read the plan given to him by the cabinet maker who did our kitchen. The kitchen was ready for installation but had to stay in boxes in our living room because, as I said before, Glenn did not order the tiles on time. Hawkswood did not complete about 45% of the contract although Glenn received the full amount of money under the contract. We had to find another contractor who is not only doing what Glenn did not do but also has to redo what Glenn did wrong. For example, Glenn brought three windows to install on the upper floor, they were supposed to be of tempered glass as required by the Code. He installed the glass that is made for paintings! This represents a big danger to people who might be on the floor below in case a glass breaks. The pictures I submitted tell for themselves. Hawkswood stopped working on December 8, 2017 without notifying us. The last person who worked in our house was a painter who was told by Glenn to do the work as fast as possible and not to pay attention to how bad the quality would be. I sent an email to Hawkswood on December 12, 2017 and got an email from Glenn in which he said that he would not bring any trades anymore and he considered the contract complete. As I mentioned before, this is the worst contractor we ever seen and I hope that nobody will hire him so he would not do much damage to other people. Everything I said here can be easily confirmed by the people who worked for Glenn and left him because of his attitude and rudeness! I won't be surprised if some of them had to go to a Collection Agency to get their money!
I am a long standing customer of your website with a respectable reputation. In response to a review posted by "Kostakis" . Their post is a gross misrepresentation of the actual events regarding there project. It is a personal attack against me.
Hawkswood was hired as a sub contractor. We supplied some workers, sub trades and some materials. Kostakis supplied other sub trades and products as well as over all general management, product selections.
During the process Mrs Kostaki became very disruptive, verbally abusive to staff and sub trades. Product selections were not being selected in a timely fashion which created significant installation delays. Incorrect product specs were given to Hawkswood sub trades which they roughed in. At installation the products were not the same as what was given therefore the locations of rough ins were incorrect and had to be changed. Flooring installers were ordered to leave for no legitimate reasons. The list goes on. The Kostakis were creating added costs to Hawkswood and not accepting the overages. The Kostakis is in a remote location 60kms from a city. Trips made by suppliers and trades were billed for the day. Regardless of whether installations were ready or not.
October 26 2017 Hawkswood requested a meeting to discuss the situation and to attempt dispute resolution. We clearly expressed that staff were not to be harassed, and project delays which were costing Hawkswood capital and delays were no longer going to be tolerated. At meetings end it was agreed and the project was to move forward.
The following weeks it became worse. Hawkswood was being blamed for items not being completed that were not part of our agreement. Mrs Kostaki was again making changes and ordering extras through our suppliers without our consent and refusing to pay for the items. Installation of products that were the responsibility of the Kostakis were not installed. Hawkswood required these items installed in order to complete our agreement. As of December 12, these items have not been installed, nor have I received any status as to when they would be installed.
A notification was sent by Hawkswood on December 12 listing items not yet completed as per our agreement. In the notification a list of extras ordered by the Kostakis as well as invoiced costs to Hawkswood on there project. In this notification Hawkswood made it clear that no further work would happen unless the items in the notification were addressed to Hawkswood satisfaction. Hawkswood can no longer in cure costs above and beyond our scope of work and agreement which includes staff or trade expenses. The notification sought a clear and definitive conclusion to the agreement as well as clarification of payment schedules. If no response from the Kostakis followed Hawkswood would consider the agreement and our part in the project dissolved. No response as of yet.
Hawkswood has completed 90% of the work listed in the schedule a document. There is still $40 000 outstanding to Hawkswood.
These are events that happened. Hawkswood is satisfied that it acted in a responsible and professional manner, allowing all avenues to resolve problems.
As of this date I have not received notice of any legal action. I am confident there will not be any legal action, as there is no basis for such actions. It is pure rhetoric, suggested only to do damage via your service.
We first met Glenn in 2010 when we were looking for a contractor to fix a crack in the foundation under our front steps and then replace the front steps with a front porch. He did such a great job that there was no hesitation on who we would call when we were ready to replace the back deck and concrete garage floor. Glenn is straightforward and is motivated to finish his projects on time. We found him very friendly and open to suggestions. You won't be disappointed!
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Expand your living space with an addition from Hawkswood. There are many different choices, when needing the extra space, a new room, bathroom, expand a garage, or add a second floor to your home will allow for the extra space you desire. Call today, we will be glad to go over some of these choices.
At Hawkswood we want to make sure you are satisfied with the outcome of your new project. That is why; with us we can create a 3-D visual tour of your project. This allows you to see the whole complete job before we start. Call today for a consultation, we are happy to help. (705) 872-2446.
Now is the time to turn that that Dream Kitchen into reality. With Hawkswood, our kitchen renovators will discuss design possibilities, resolve those problem areas, and give you sound advice on products and finishing touches to create that workable kitchen you always dreamed of.
We can help make those everyday tasks a little easier. With the proper door openings, shower accessibility, stair ramps and counter heights, we specialize in solution based barrier-free renovations for seniors and disabled, making your home wheelchair and walker accessible. We offer a comprehensive.
No matter your style, from classic to contemporary, our skilled designers and experts will work with you throughout the design process to craft a custom bathroom to fit your personal tastes and needs. After you finalize your design plans, we will complete the job, on-time and on budget.
With over 20 years in the construction business, Hawkswood knows what it takes to design and build your dream home. We offer a 3D design service that allows you to visualize your homes details prior to any construction. Our seasoned staff is reliable and professional. Book a consultation today.
There are many choices to make when choosing a new floor. With Hawkswood on your side you can count on us to help make an informed decision about the different choices of products on the market. We offer a range of styles, colours and products for your flooring selection.
Curbside appeal can make an impact on the way a home looks. Whether you are looking at selling your home, or you just want to give it a fresh new look. With new siding, Hawkswood can make your home look 15 years younger. We supply and install all types of siding.
We offer an interior design service. Our design staff will visit with you to discuss options when choosing a design for your home or cottage. Our staff will show you plans using our 3-D software to help with deciding on colour, lighting fixtures and layout of floor.
Is there condensation or drafts coming from your windows? Are your windows more than 15 years old? Then it might be time for new ones. Windows today use thermal technology and by replacing the old ones with new ones you can reduce your energy bill.
At Hawkswood we have all the tools needed to make your “dream backyard” a reality. We supply and install all kinds of decking, fencing and landscaping, from building decks and fences to gazebos and garages. Call today for a Free Quote.
Many homes today have unused space in the basement of their home. Basement renovations are one way to add value and extra income to your home. By adding lighting techniques and great design, we can add value and living space to your home.
From single family to multi-family to commercial buildings, Hawkswood has all the tools and skills needed to build your custom home or cottage. From start to finish we will take care of it all for you professionally and quality built.
When creating your backyard oasis, Hawkswood will discuss options with you on location of decks, fences, gardens, hot tubs, pools and patios. We have seasoned contractors for lakefront properties and cottages.
Hawkswood can repair most foundations. Most foundation leaks and cracking in your homes foundations are able to be repaired. Hawkswood will evaluate your foundation problem and give you sound advice for repairing the foundation.
Garages can be built to your specifications or you can choose one of packages. From Detached garages with lofts or attached workshops we can design to fit your needs and wants. (705)745-2445.
Hawkswood offers a full range of commercial services for offices and businesses; some of these services include office renovations, painting, drywall installation, flooring and trimming.
Fence installation is one of the many different services that Hawkswood offers. Choose from one of our pre designed fence options or have your custom fence designed to fit your backyard oasis style.
Demolition services Hawkswood offers: removing and installing a new roof, demolition of an existing garage or building, and demolition of interior walls prior to any renovation project.
We supply full design services to our projects. Our design service includes a 3-D visual tour of your project and complete set of drawings. Call today for a consultation. (705) 745-2445.
Hawkswood will go over your storage needs and discuss options with you to create more storage space and functional storage solutions for your kitchens, bathrooms, closets and garages.
Need more space for those outside toys and garden tools. Have a shed or garage built with Hawkswood. From wood constructed to vinyl siding, we can custom build your new shed or garage.
Hawkswood offers a full range of cabinetry and millwork services: kitchens cabinets, bathroom vanities, entertainment cabinets, trim casing, stairs and railing.
There are many choices when it comes to selecting a new counter, from Formica to Granite, Hawkswood can help you to decide what style and colour works best for you.
Some concrete services Hawkswood offers includes: new garage floors, replacing old concrete floors, walkways, driveways and patio installations.
Foundation installations to new home construction, addition projects or garage concrete slabs are some of the foundation services that Hawkswood provides.
Have a foundation leak? Hawkswood will excavate and fix your foundation for you. Call today for a review of your foundation problem.
Hawkswood is your design - build home and cottage renovation specialist. We supply services for all your renovation and construction needs, from replacing windows to custom home construction and design. Hawkswood has been constructing and renovating homes for 20 years. Our professional staff and design consultants will guide you through your project every step of the way.
Some of our many services would include; Custom Homes, Additions, Renovations, Window and Doors, Kitchen and Baths, Basements, Decks, Fences, Docks, Boat Houses, Garage, Construction Consulting, Project Management, Flooring, Roofing and much more.
Areas that we service would include (but not limited to) are; Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Lindsay Lakefield, Omemee, Cobourg, Port Hope, New Castle, Oshawa, Buckhorn, Apsley and everywhere in between.
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