We are a small crew who has done everything from footings to framing to fine finishing. I am a licenced carpenter with 30 years experiance and client satisfaction is our priority. We work with our clients to achieve there project with in there budget and try fullfill all of there expectations. What sets us apart from most of the other contractors here on read more...
I hired Jim to take over a job, I explained to him everything provided him the plans provided him inspector contact info to get all the details and based on that give me a quote and complete the job and close the permit, called me back after he talked to inspector give me a quote and agreed to complete everything we discussed.
-Jim Over Charges
-He cuts corners
-He did not follow building codes
-Used the cheapest materials
-He made me sign a 10 page contract which he didn't even follow
-He brought one helper to complete my project wrong and left it unfinished
-Everything he installed already falling apart doors not shutting frame already broke
-Used my materials without my permission
-Took my door without my permission
-Left garbage at my job site
-Asked him to come fix the mistakes he came made up stuff then left
-Inspection for his work failed by city inspector
-I asked him to provide me a tax receipt he did not give us and stopped answering his phone
I do not recommend him I attached pictures of his work I had to hire someone else to finish and fix his mistakes.
To these slandering comments I will reply
First of all, we were called by the client to complete a job that had been started by another contractor.
We gave the client a written quote as per the plans supplied to us by the client.even though after much conversation with city building inspector
Ms.Miranda Watt, with the city of Ottawa who will confirm that all the work that we carried out was as per o.b.c. Even though the drawings that we quoted off were not conform to the o.b.c.
As for building material, all was brand new and exactly what is required by o.b.c. Or better.
When we left the site everything was working according to trade quality and standards
As for garbage that was supposedly left on his site, it was material left from prior contractor whom this client also has been trying to trash.
As for receipt, I told him I would be providing it once full payment was received which stil hasn't been received from him.
Any warranty work will only be carried out once full payment has been received from the client.
As for a door that was supposedly taken, my helper an I both asked client if he wanted us to take it with the rest of the trash that we had made during the work and he agreed.
I will be filing with the Ottawa division of the small claims court for payment of the balance due.
I am curious why a client for whom we did such bad work and things, would ask us to go to his sisters house and do repairs to the property she rents that was caused by domestic disputes before she can move out and return the house to the owners in the condition it was in when she moved in.
We got estimates from 3 contractors and chose Jim's Renovations b/c he was the most personable that we met. Jim takes the time to walk through the process, explain what needs explaining, and he is very patient to answer any questions that we had. Jim also has great communication skills--he responds to emails and texts quickly. We will call Jim again for any further work that we need, and we would recommend him without hesitation.
I called Jim and a return call was made immediately back to us. We explained to him what we needed done he came gave us a quote within a few hours and a deal was made. Jim came on the day he said he would to begin work and ended on the day he said it would be. Jim was professional right from start to finish,explained the work he was doing and did it within the time frame he had given. The original quote never changed. I would highly recommend him and his team for any renovation you need done. And we have already recommended him to friends and family.
Jim's Renovations has a TrustScore™ of 4.4. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Ottawa and the surrounding areas is 3.6. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Customer Reviews||Last 12 Months||All Time|
|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
|Suppliers & Creditors||0||0|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Posted License Information||N/A|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Available upon request|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Business does not require workers compensation|
|Ever Provided False or Misleading Information||No|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||1985|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2011|
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We will do everything for you to have the basement of your dreams. we will look after planning,permits etc. You will be happy with the results.
Accessibility, Architectural Design, Bathroom Renovations, Carpentry, Caulking, Commercial Renovations, Decks, Demolition Work, Design Build, Drywalling, Excavation Services, Foundations, Garage Construction, Garage Doors, General Contracting, Handyman Services, Home Construction, Home Restoration, Kitchen Renovations, Roofing, Sheds & Gazebos, Siding, Windows and Doors
We are a small crew who has done everything from footings to framing to fine finishing. I am a licenced carpenter with 30 years experiance and client satisfaction is our priority. We work with our clients to achieve there project with in there budget and try fullfill all of there expectations.
What sets us apart from most of the other contractors here online is that we are actually the people who do the work unlike many others who take the jobs then sub the work out to other contractors and just charge you more for there fee instead of dealing directly with the people who are doing the work like us.
Jim's Renovations was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Framing and General Contracting in Richmond.
|Main Contact(s):||Jim Runciman|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2011|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency Service:||Yes|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing Information:||Business does not require a trade license|
|Insurance Information:||Insurance information available upon request|
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