BACKGROUND OF THE FIRM KCMC Inc (Construction Management Consultants). has enjoyed a period of continued growth and expansion and has consolidated its position as one of the leaders in the mid-range Design Build /Project Management Construction Industry. Our Mississauga office has worked on projects throughout Canada as well as projects in read more...
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KCMC inc is a very professional company they did an excellent job with my house renovation, I am very pleased with their work, I would highly recommend them!
Thank you for your great review.
We did full house top to bottom renovation and a large ground floor addition with KCMC and couldn't be happier. Highly knowledgeable, skilled and thorough. We were a little worried about cost as we have a 100 year old house and the idea of what could be hind the walls of the house that old was a little scary but Don and Leo handled it with easy at a very fair price. I would recommend them to friends and family with out reservation.
Thank you Ralph for your great comments.
KCMC struggles to complete the important items, and the quality of work is below expectations
- KCMC was unable to obtain building permits after a year and half(newly constructed bathrooms, plumbing etc). Because KCMC was unsuccessful and they said were no longer going to apply, we are left to try to obtain these permits ourselves.
- Does not follow electrical standards: installed new electrical work (40+ pot lights, 2 new 240v plugs, set up electrical in undeveloped space) that were never reviewed by ESA. 1.5 years after, further electrical work was required including, activating one of the non function 240v plugs, rounding the 3 prong plugs and adding the appropriate clips to the previously installed pot lights.
-Communication inconsistency: there were a few inconsistencies here is an example: written contract stated electrical work was to be completed by NAS electrical. After moving in we wanted to ensure the work was ESA certified, so we followed up with KCMC and they responded that due to covid complications they weren't able align on an inspection. After having conversation with the ESA to understand the process, we followed up with KCMC to confirm who completed the electrical work as things may had changed with covid. KCMC reiterated via an email that NAS electrical had completed the work. When calling NAS electrical to understand what was still required to enable our property to get an ESA certification, NAS electrical was taken back as they said they never did any work on our property.
- Does not complete items to code. Bathroom exhaust exits into the storage room instead of to the outside drywall installation in a bedroom required a change order (more $$) as they did not factor in insulation or ventilation in a bedroom which was an oversight by KCMC's quote.
- Quality of work is subpar: installed chipped tiles, damaged floor planks, 6 inch scratch on brand new shower stalls, closet system failed due to faulty installation, poor door installations, faulty tile grouting after 2 re grouts, the floor still requires more grouting. We provided KCMC a deficiencies list prior to moving in each of these items were on this list, with the exception of the closet as that occurred through time
- KCMC does not honour their warranty - would no longer fix the outstanding items, which were brought up in numerous emails and phone calls prior to the 1 year warranty mark
KCMC walked away leaving 3% of the budget to complete the remaining work.
Work was delayed due to the first covid breakout and the loss of key trades personnel.
Site maintained was maintained in safe and clean condition (the clients were not on-site, and no comments were made during construction)
KCMC completed all items as stated in our scope of work.
The electrical contractor installed all electrical as per EST safe standards. EST due to covid did not review the rough-in as it was in an existing wall and all wiring was not visible.) The service to the house was upgraded and did receive an ESA inspection.
The project was completed well within their original budget expectations, the quality of work was mid-range as per the client's expectations. The client throughout the construction requested changes and upgrades to certain items.
KCMC constantly revised all drawings to reflect all changes as well as proposed changes with attached budget updates.
The permit application was made for new plumbing and a window enlargement. (The city of Mississauga received our application but failed to respond due to their new covid rules and inspection and review rules we made numerous inquiries only to discover that our application was terminated without consulting us. This was confirmed at the later stage of the project.)
In its early covid stage City inspection was by means of Video review or via photos.
KCMC maintained a video and pictorial record of all plumbing and structural installations.
All plumbing, electrical work was completed with licensed sub-trade.
KCMC was advised by the client that they were making their own application for permit.
KCMC provided them with all required drawings.
KCMC did not receive any payment for their efforts in applying for permit.
The client requested a 200amp upgrade to the electrical system the system was then inspected by the ESA.
ESA does not inspect work that is covered by existing or new service covering.
All ESA inspections were the responsibility of the electrical contractor who at the time of installation was directly employed by the client. In order to save construction costs.
KCMC completed their work as per the AGREED scope of work and any venting used was by way of existing conditions where the original venting remained.
All new venting was to code.
Comments pertaining to oversight by KCMC's are erroneous KCMC was clearly requested to stay within the budget factor as money was not readily available. KCMC maintain throughout the construction a level of professional demeanour with the client advising then of all changes that were due to hidden site conditions.
KCMC find the above comments to be totally incorrect.
KCMC under their deficiency program carried out the following.
Replaced 2 # bathroom tiles with minor flaws. Note all original tiles and grout was supplied by the client.
Regarding Damaged floor planks: KCMC has reviewed all the numerous project communications with the client: we did not see on our initial site inspection nor receive any comments from the client that indicated damaged new floor planks. (All flooring was supplied by the owner). Please note the reinstallation of all furniture was undertaken by the client.
Regarding 6 scratch on shower stall. The shower stall was a tiled stall: On site inspection no such scratch was identified, nor any noted correspondence was received in this matter.
Regarding door installation: The existing internal doors were replaced with new doors using the existing 50-year-old door jambs, when door installation was completed KCMC ask the client to sign off on the work which he done. The client was advised that a 100% job would require the frames to be replaced but that would massively increase their construction cost.
Regarding faulty tile grouting: The area in question was the entrance corridor leading from the front door, KCMC removed the existing floor tiles in order to install new tile. The existing floor joist were 6 x2 with a 4 x1/2 pine cross decking, we advised the client that the floor tile they supplied.
K.C.M.C. suggested we convert a 2 car garage into a fully accessible in-law flat. I was initially skeptical that this could be done in three months, and be truly comfortable. Don Curran and the project manager were courteous and listened well to concerns and needs, adjusting plans as needed. Today I am delighted to report our in-law flat exceeds my expectations.
The design is innovative and addresses all the safety and accessibility needs of my husband and me. The flat is bright, warm and modern. Unique features included, such as a skylight in the bathroom, kitchen window looking out to the garden, a living/sleeping suite that is spacious yet cozy and a kitchenette that is truly useful. The storage areas are more than expected. The exterior of the house has been adjusted to make the entrance accessible for mobility needs, and very attractive. A backyard portico provides a shady seating area. I couldn't be more satisfied.
We were looking for a design and build contractor to renovate our existing home and add a large addition. We met with Don from KCMC after finding him on trustedpros.ca. Out of the many contractors we met with, KCMC stood out from the pack. They really understood our vision and had a plan to make it happen. They were with us through the entire project from design all the way through completion and we could not be happier! They were professional, courteous and we were impressed with the way they kept us involved in the project when we wanted to be. We now have a gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home and we can't believe the transformation from our old tiny house. Considering the scale of work that needed to be completed it was refreshing that it was done on time and with great attention to detail. I would highly recommend Don and the team at KCMC for any renovation project as they continually impressed throughout the process.
Our renovation consisted of framing the basement, adjusting some duct work, altering a hose bib, installing a Dricore subfloor, removing some insulation, and drywalling. I did the painting, flooring, and trim work.
Don Curran was the key to the renovation. He was readily available and prompt in response either by phone or by coming to the house. We had one disagreement, but it was resolved in short order. A problem with the electrician putting a couple of holes in the wrong places in the ceiling was resolved by Don in person.
The two workers were very good. They worked long hours with little interruption for meals or other breaks. They were also easy to work with--as a DIYer I had questions that they answered patiently. The suggestions that they had were welcome and valuable. The original construction of the townhouse was not particularly good and they had to contend with that.
The project took about twice as long as expected, perhaps because it was a small job that had to fit where it could. The other issue is the drywall. There are some seams that show, but the lack of proper lighting may have been a factor.
We engaged KCMC to build our new home in Collingwood. They completed their work on budget and to a satisfactory standard. There was a 4 week delay as Leo changed some building details. On the hole we were very impressed with both Don and Leo for their management and with Mauricio for all his on site efforts.
Dr. Shawn Kinsmen
It was great experience with KCMC Inc specially Donald
They start the project from scratch design, building and finishing.
Price was resonable they finish on time, i like their proficional work and recomend them to any one like to do the work right
My husband and I were relocating out of province and we needed a portion of our basement to be professionally finished before we listed our house for sale. Mr. Curran was very accommodating, gave helpful suggestions on products and design and in the end, delivered a final result that was completely satisfactory given the time constraints.
KCMC Inc has a TrustScore™ of 4.1. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Burlington and the surrounding areas is 3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here to learn more.
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|Posted License Information||Yes|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Available upon request|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Not yet provided|
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|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||1987|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2016|
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Architectural Design, Basement Lowering, Cabinetry and Millwork, Carpentry, Ceiling, Commercial Renovations, Demolition Work, Design Build, Drafting Service, Drywalling, Floor Refinishing, Flooring, Foundations, Framing, Garage Construction, Home Additions, Home Construction, Home Restoration, Home Theaters, Interior Design, Kitchen Renovations, Painting, Plastering, Tiling
BACKGROUND OF THE FIRM
KCMC Inc (Construction Management Consultants). has enjoyed a period of continued growth and expansion and has consolidated its position as one of the leaders in the mid-range Design Build /Project Management Construction Industry.
Our Mississauga office has worked on projects throughout Canada as well as projects in the United States. The company has worked on the smallest of projects up to multimillion-dollar developments.
KCMC is a multi-disciplinary firm; the integration of architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical services under one roof has enabled us to provide greater quality control to our projects. Quality control and sound training of personnel are our top management policies.
Our clients include a good cross section comprised of Architects, Engineers, Developers and Home owners.
KCMC s specialties are:
Design build projects.
Custom Home construction.
Interior and exterior home renovations.
Bathroom and Basement remodeling.
Provide full estimating services.
Provide design services.
Our company policy has been, and will continue to be, to provide consistent top quality professional services. This will be achieved through integrated use of our professionally qualified staff with management at every phase of the project - our best people do the work. We have been unrelenting in the philosophy of "hands-on management and can proudly say that we have enjoyed continued success at tender openings. The effectiveness of this policy is reflected in the project responsibilities that have been awarded to KCMC over the years.
We are proud of the excellent reputation our company has earned over the years and it is our continued goal to achieve a higher level of excellence.
President KCMC Inc.
Quality, how can it be measured? By careful attention to detail and skill. At KCMC, we believe in paying attention to detail and building integrity into every project, regardless of size. That is why we are a favorite among owners and architects alike and also why we are so well respected in our industry.
We are a retail contractor that truly takes pride in our performance and quality. We always work hard at putting our client first and maintaining fast track schedules and on time completions that client s demand.
With KCMC as your partner, you will be working with leading construction specialists with a world of experience. KCMC s construction professionals have proven they can cut through complexity to satisfy some of the industry's toughest assignments. And we know how to structure the deal in the way that meets your objectives best.
At KCMC, we don't just do different things, we do things differently. Our team of experts has skills that cover every aspect of the construction industry. Our solid experience in buildings, civil, industrial, utilities and domestic construction gives you the resources to meet your goals - simply, safely and cost effectively.
Whether your project requires a solution from a single KCMC division or from multiple divisions, you can count on us to deliver multidisciplinary thinking and progressive solutions-driven approach.
Through our dynamic history, KCMC has built and maintained a record of excellence, financial strength and operational flexibility. Our divisions provide you with integrated solutions for your development needs. Our mission is not to be the largest, but to be the best - a single source for the industry's best ideas, best quality, best safety record and best value.
K.C.M.C. (Construction Management Consultants), represents one group with one vision: to be your single source for construction solutions.
|Main contact(s)||Donald Curran|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2016|
|Warranty||Kcmc will provide 1 year warranty on work completed from the date of substantial completion.|
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
|Insurance information||Insurance information available upon request|
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