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...
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We wanted to add a room in our house on the first floor. We contacted a few contractors and most of them found it difficult to cut the roof and then build the room. A few contractors said that they didn't have the machinery and equipment to do the job, a few contractors said that it was not possible to add the room upstairs. And another contractor was ready to do the job but the price was very high. Finally we contacted George of Renovate By Design. His first visit was pleasant, was very friendly and very knowledgeable. He first called the engineers to look at the site and asked for their opinion. George helped us right from getting the renovation permit from the city of Toronto and finished the job on time within our budget. The work was started in the middle of the summer and was completed before the end of the summer. The work is very nice, it increased the value of our house.
We hired George from Renovate By Design and his team to help us with a number of our major renovation projects after working with him on our own home. From his vast architectural and construction experience he helped to renovate our home and now we work with him and his experience to work on many of our construction projects. He has become a renovation coach to me and my business, let alone on my personal home projects.
He has excellent construction and design ideas like we appreciated on our house and now does the same for me in my business. His knowledge of the zoning, permit process and committee of adjustment processes has helped us to guide us in all aspects of planning and building. His vast understanding of construction costs and use of innovative materials and techniques makes the work he did for us outstanding and beautiful to enjoy. He is well organized, meticulous and focused on the goals we have for the work to be done.
Thank you very much George and Renovate by Design for your great help and knowledge.
Thank you Dino. We enjoyed working with you and look forward to more work on your various house projects.
George and the Renovate by Design Team
Mark did an outstanding job. He was thorough, diligent & did not stop till the job completely perfect!
Thank you neil, our painter mark is very good at what he does which is why he works for us and on other projects that require time sensitive deadlines like yours. Sometimes people even say he is a painter who is a magician!
George, Mark and the team at renovate by design.
WARNING Do Not Hire these people. An old used window was installed. Took 5 days only 2 hours on the job. Rob took out the old window then left for days came back only worked a few hours. Then asked for more money. Never met George the contractor. Told rob the carpenter if he left again to not return.
Read previous complaints.
I have pics. Rob leaving job sleeping in his car. And broken used window he put in.
I cant load them but can send on request.
Do not hire Renovate by update response
Here's the pics
1 is the window I okayed
2 and 3 are the old window installed
This is accurate. At no time did did u quote $800. U asked one day for $500 the next day u said $600 we agreed on $5.50 for a new window.
I gave you $275 September 1. Sept 7 u George who I never met once wanted $275 more for an old window not fully installed.
At no time did I agree on installing a used window, this is a lie.
Thank you for your comments.
It is regrettable and unfotunate that that you feel this way. However, your version of events is inaccurate and is unduly unfair.
You advised me that you were told by others and other contractors as well as ourselves, that the job of installing a new basement window, was not as simple nor the same as replacing a window above grade. This window was close to and or even below the outside grade.
The work involved installing a smaller window, required additional work as you were advised, new block work to align with the existing block of the house's foundation wall so the replacement window would be 8" above grade with a sill flashing, caulked and sealed on the exterior and interior.
We quoted you a reasonable price of $800.00. You advisd that this was too much for you because as you said that you were looking after your mother who was in a nursing home and paying $1,500 per month, and that you were elderly as well and needed help with doing this work .
You initially asked us to do it for $350.00. This could not be done at this price and you knew this.
We responded with compassion and found ways to help out.
We advised you that we could obtain and install a take off window, not a brand new window but but we told you we would be installing an almost brand new basement
You were advised and agreed that to reduce the price we could install an almost brand new basement window. You agreed to the reduced price of $550.00.
We explained that we could source and obtain a window from a brand new subdivision (2 years old) home that had been removed to make for a larger window. You agreed to the reduced price of $550.00.
You were aware that with the exception of a hole in the screen (which we said we would replace) and clean up the tape that was partially on the frame that we would warranty the work and the window. This would substantially reduce the costs to you.
Your allegation about our carpenter is a regrettably untrue version. Our carpenter Rob, was working on the outside of your home when a huge rainfall hit the City and work could not be reasonably be completed. You were aware he took cover in his car.
The work was completed util you threw our carpenter off the job.
The project was small, but time consuming and we worked on it and have time dockets for over 8 hours when almost finished.
Sunday was a few hours and then you wanted us to work on labour day, and even though it was a statutory holiday my carpenter was entitled by law to be off but came over to wrap up.
We had challenges on the job since opening the window during the hot weather as you advisewd was impacting your asthma.
When we started you did not advise that you had difficulty with the the smell of foam, and the glue required.
Your statements about the condition of the window are simply exaggerated misrepresentations. The window was not broken nor damaged when installed. The outer screen had a hole in it and we advised we would replace it.
We had to stop and could not work at your request for your health.
We endeavoured to help you out and in the end we now recognise that it appears that you had no intention to pay the agreed upon amount.
Renovate By Design has a TrustScore™ of 4.1. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Toronto and the surrounding areas is 3.1. 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||Available upon request|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Available upon request|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2004|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2010|
Renovate By Design has been recognized for their skills and expertise by their peers in the following categories
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.
Renovate By Design was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2012 for Bathroom Renovations in Toronto.
|Main contact(s)||George Bobrovskis|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2010|
|Warranty||Warranty details not yet provided|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||Yes|
|Legal structure||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information||Licensing information available upon request|
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