I really should be writing a number of different reviews for JAMES MURPHY and his crew as they performed numerous much-needed projects at my house during the summer of 2016. What started out with me wanting to re-tile my ensuite bathroom ballooned into my decision to perform numerous renovations and repairs to my outdated 1980's house, including the complete gut and rebuilding of 2 bathrooms. I quickly came to the realization that these projects were way beyond my capabilities. Next stop - find a contractor! I spent days checking out a number of websites and eventually asked for quotes from 3 different contractors. JAMES MURPHY was the only one who responded and when we set up our first meeting, he arrived at the door precisely on time and impressed me from the beginning with his professionalism and enthusiasm - the man obviously loves his work. My decision was made! (NOTE: I did hear from the other 2 - weeks later!)
Within a few days, JAMES provided me with an outline of the work to be performed and a quote, which thankfully fell within my budget, and he stayed on budget throughout! Construction began! Throughout the project, JAMES provided me with the names of his various suppliers from bathroom fixtures, custom cabinetry, granite, tile and shower glass, and I was able to take advantage of his contractor discounts. There were snags along the way, as there always is in construction, but JAMES was able to find a solution for everything and fix it, even tracing some horrible dry rot that had spread right to the outside siding of my house and stopping it in its tracks. This required replacing and re-painting some outside cedar siding before the construction of the bathroom could continue.
JAMES and MIKE from his crew quickly made friends with the resident puppy at my house and I felt very comfortable giving them access to the house each day, even while I was away on a month's vacation. JAMES communicated with me regularly by phone, email and text to let me know what was happening along the way, even sending a movie while I was away on vacation to help with some decision-making that arose. The crew cleaned up every evening and SARAH even vacuumed my staircase one Friday as she knew I was hosting a dinner party that evening! I even relied on JAMES and his crew to make suggestions on design and grout colour etc and am so pleased with the results.
I now have 2 brand new fabulous bathrooms, new kitchen backsplash, a freshly painted stairwell, potlights and some new ceiling fans, and I can't be more pleased! I have already recommended J. MURPHY'S CONTRACTING INC. to numerous people and will continue to do so. He literally made a major construction project a dream and I am very thankful! He was a great find!
Response from J. Murphy's Contracting Inc.
Wow, thank you Dawne. It was a real pleasure working with you and Jack ;) on this project. I look forward to our next project, please call me anytime.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Talk to you soon.