John DeCosta has been a trusted and reliable business owner in the Barrie and Toronto area for many years. J.D Renovations has in the past mainly run off referrals and a repeat customer base. Opening up a new client base has been a great experience and I am looking forward to meeting new customers whom eventually turn into friends. JD Renovations has be read more...
John arrived on the first day last fall and worked very diligently. After that, the work ethic went sideways once he received payment. He promised to come back and complete the work, but various excuses about health and weather followed and the work was never completed. This Spring when the weather improved, I tried to contact JD with no success. I had originally recommended this contractor, but must rescind that review. Much of the partially repaired walkway has already crumbled.
John was given a $5,000 deposit for a $15,000.00 job. He assured me that he knew what he was doing and showed me what I now believe to be stock photos of projects from the Internet. Didn't show up the day, or even the week that he was suppose to . Damaged the side of my house siding with a wheelbarrow and denied it was him. Took 3 times the amount of time he told me it would take, came back to me three times for more money and told me he would not be able to put gas in his truck to get back to my site the next day if I didn't give him more money. On completion of the job I discovered used material , had an inspection conducted by a structural engineer whom informed me that JD renovations had not only built against code. But had never taken out permits (that he charged me money for) and all of the work would need to be ripped out and done correctly .. thanks for placing my family at risk and steeling our hard earned money stay far far away from this guy...... hope you get the much needed help for your drug problem.
Just because you have a personal problem with me you don't need to submit fake testimonials. You are walking a fine line of defamation of character. This review will not be posted as it is fake and I have never done work where I needed permits. I don't so work like that because I am not insured for it. Move on Mike and leave my family alone. I never did any work for you, just like you send me fake emails stating your going to send me $800 dollars in order to get my address and Haras me. I am calling the authoritys as my family feels threatened.
John is by far the worst contractor I ever hired. He would show up at around noon and work only a few hours. There were days when he would not show up at all and would not return my calls/ texts. After a 3 weeks of on-and-off work he accomplished very little. It became obvious to me he knew very little about plumbing and electrical. He asked for 50% deposit up front and asked for another $200 "for materials" that I never saw. When he contacted me to renegotiate the price, I ended the contract and got another contractor who finished the job in 3 days. I would not hire John again.
You paid $800.00 for a $3000.00. Before work commenced I explained I was working on many other projects and would be here in the afternoon. You had no problem with that as you didn't want to spend the money to get it done quickly. You were told your plumbing in the basement was flawed by the original contractor whom finished your basement and we needed to call a plumber to fix the problem. That is when you told me you didn't want to call a plumber, and that you would fix it yourself. I was hired to move plumbing not to re-route everything after you changed the design twice.
John received $850 advance but did very little. He completed the demolition but did not do much else. John would not show up for days, and when he does he's never on time. He would stay for only a few hours without completing anything. He is very unreliable. John appears to know very little about plumbing and electrical. After several weeks of on-and-off work, he asked to renegotiate the contract. That's when I got another contractor who completed the work in 3 days.
JD Renovations has a TrustScore™ of 1.2. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Innisfil and the surrounding areas is 3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|In Business Since||2004|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2014|
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John DeCosta has been a trusted and reliable business owner in the Barrie and Toronto area for many years. J.D Renovations has in the past mainly run off referrals and a repeat customer base. Opening up a new client base has been a great experience and I am looking forward to meeting new customers whom eventually turn into friends.
JD Renovations has been a business for over 10 years. I work side by side with the customer to plan and construct their dream renovation.
Specializing in custom masonry, siding and custom aluminium work, flooring, custom kitchen and bathroom upgrades. Waterproofing and foundation repairs.
Also same day emergency services available for leaking fixtures.
I have a well rounded knowledge of many trades, hire one contractor for your entire renovation!
|Main contact(s):||John DeCosta , 705 984 8698|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2014|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||Yes|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information:||Contact JD Renovations to request licensing info.|
|Insurance information:||Contact JD Renovations to request insurance details.|
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