Renovate By Design is a design-build company that collaborates with our clients to design and build spaces that transform their lives. We create "Curbside appeal for your home, both outside and inside your home" and delivering leading edge design with creative solutions to transform your home. We deliver quality workmanship, great custo read more...
George and his team of experts helped us redo the outside front of the house to increase our curb appeal when we were listing our property at 211 Ashdale Ave. This included building a new, modern front porch, some landscaping and repainting the front of the house which made the house look updated and beautiful. His team was professional, on time for delivery and also worked within our budget. I would highly recommend George for any project big or small. We enjoyed working with him so much we hired him to manage the much larger scale renos we did on our new purchase!
I hired George in Sept 2016 for a renovation job. At first he was very polite and would answer all my queries. But after the contract was signed, he would only answer calls when he needed a cheque. The renovation work started in December and its August now, the work still isn't completed. We extended our house and excavated a brand new basement. The foundation work was so shoddy that the basement wasn't dry since it was completed. Later George agreed to rectify the basement but left the job mid-way again with the entire perimeter around the house dug up. After the excavation work the grading of the house was left really high and all the water was coming towards the house. The garbage was never cleared from the site. When i moved in to the house it was one month after the completion date that George gave me. But the house was no where to be finished. Also the trades that he hires are mostly from kijiji and craigslist. None of his trades were experienced. Most of them seemed to be under influence at work. Also with the contract price he added the extras which were 50% more than the original contract. He is never on site to supervise the work. He asks all his trade to send him photos but he never physically present on the site to oversee the work. He never pays his trades on time, all his trades would come to me and ask for money. he would ask his trades to harass me for money. Our total contract was for 170k but i ended up paying him 280k for all the unfinished work. I had to hire other contractors to rectify his mistakes. Working with George was the worst decision of my life. I would only say to anyone that is looking to hire him or has hired him already, that be very careful with the work that he does. He uses cheap co nstruction materials and hires cheap and inexperienced trades for most of his work. He says his work has a warranty of 1 year, but thats all Hoax.
Renovate by Design quoted us a Complete Condo Renovation — after making sure to itemize everything required and verifying their reference, we hired them. The project scope was; demo, drywall work, tiling, painting, electrical and plumbing and because, we were working on a Condo Unit, Condo Rules dictate hiring only “Licensed” Electrician & Plumber, (they supplied us both license numbers).
Due to the scope of this project, from the start this should have been a 2-man job, plus painter, licensed electrician & plumber. For the majority of the project, they sent us "one guy" and a few other workers sporadically, a painter and electrician. Without our knowledge, they did not send us the licensed plumber, instead they allowed this "one guy" who was NOT licensed or experienced do all the plumbing. This caused multiple leaks into the Condo Unit below us, creating major problems with both the owner and building management. During this ordeal I tried to contact Renovate by Design without response or assistance. We ended up hiring another Licensed Plumber to fix the problems they created.
The project timeline they quoted us was 2 – 3 weeks and after 6 weeks filled with multiple delays and problems, we asked them to leave and finished the balance of the work and deficiencies ourselves.
To further add to our frustration and even though they did not complete all the work itemized on our Contract, they tried to charge us thousands of dollars ($$) in EXTRAS and threatened to put a lien on our property if we did not pay. Our saving grace was that I had written into the Contract; All Extras were to be approved PRIOR to doing the work.
Apart from meeting Zach (partner) twice and talking to George (partner) on the phone, we never saw either of them during the entire job, not even during all the problems we were having.
We have done multiple construction and renovation projects and I have never before written this type of review, however, in this case I felt it necessary, if only to warn other potential customers. It is Companies like Renovate By Design which give contractors a BAD NAME!!!
Caroline (Scarborough, ON)
We are very happy with the work performed by Renovatebydesign team for replacing old hardwood and opening a door to backyard.
Renovate By Design has a TrustScore™ of 3.6. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Toronto and the surrounding areas is 3. 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||1|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Posted License Information||Yes|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2004|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2010|
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Renovate by Design has been very professional in their dealings and after visiting their sites a few times, I found that the workmanship, organization and skill level is at an unparalleled level. The owner George always plans ahead, respects time lines and makes sure the customer is looked after from start to finish.
I have worked with Renovate by Design and found them to be upstanding with regard to integrity of work and customer service. I have an on-going working relationship with this company and find them respectful and professional to work with.
Excellent working with George and his team throughout the years. As a hvac contractor having a great relationship with the renovation design team is keen for ensuring great end results. I recommend Renovate By Design!
After 25 years in the construction industry, it is both refreshing and inspiring to familiarize myself with "Renovate By Design". George's tireless attention to detail along with his vast knowledge of present day standards and client expectations leave little purchase for chance and assumption in maintaining a lucid and creative scope of work for any project he engages in. With an impressive portfolio of accomplishments, it is a privilege to be associated with this company and look forward to any future cooperation and service I might be fortunate enough to provide. As far as I'm concerned " Renovate By Design " is a benchmark for the industry and having George as it's Keystone there is no reason for it not to remain so.
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Renovate By Design has received complaints from their suppliers and/or creditors
Complaint: George bobrovskis have not paid to several workers and subcontractors, he is not a trusted contractor.Reply From Renovate By Design
Unfortunately sometime workers don't work out and while i tried to give Andres the benefit of the doubt, after 3 projects with problems that cost me extra money to correct, and dissappointed customers, i had to let him go as a contract worker. I also had asked him to have WSIB coverage and was told he and his company cacho renovations had wsib. When i asked him for a copy of this at the end of the last job he refused to provide it. I checked on-line and determined that he did not have coverage. I no longer have this individual working for me. We pay all our bills and in most cases we are able to make agreements with any disgruntled worker. In this case there was too much evidence of poor workmanship and disruptive behaviour at our job sites, that i had to move on without him. He is welcome to take any action at small claims court if he wishes.
Renovate By Design is a design-build company that collaborates with our clients to design and build spaces that transform their lives.
We create "Curbside appeal for your home, both outside and inside your home" and delivering leading edge design with creative solutions to transform your home. We deliver quality workmanship, great customer service, on time and on budget every time!
Residential work has ranged from new construction, demolition and rebuild, including additions and/or interior modifications. Work has included kitchen and bathroom remodelling, basement renovations. We have done extensive renovations to a variety of residences from award winning facades to extensive renovations and remodelling of century homes. See our web site for some sampling of this work.
We use project management systems to link design to construction with emphasis on budget constraints and scheduling. Our lead carpenter stays with the project from start to finish and our owner/designer/contractor manages the job to ensure design and construction match up with our collective vision for your home.
See what people are saying about our design and build process, by going to the testimonial section of this web site or log in to our web site.
We also provide green products and services for those interested in environmentally friendly buildings. Energy efficiency, re-use and eco friendly materials, healthy environment and smart design.
We create high quality design and construction.
We use new materials in creative and inspiring ways, and only use licensed and professional sub-trades with emphasis on quality construction.
We strive to provide creative, innovative solutions for all your building needs.
|Main contact(s):||George Bobrovskis|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2010|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||Yes|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
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