In business we have learned only take on what you can finish in a given time putting our customers first. The owner first plied his trade as a apprentice Carpenter & Joiner in the UK back in the 70's. Working with many other contractors over the years he learned various invaluable skills that now assist the company. Every project undertaken is completed read more...
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His subcontractors were generally very good, notably the tiler.
His electrician wasn't as good; he didn't want anyone to help him review the parts list, and he ended up making a few mistakes which delayed progress.
Brian did a good job, generally, managing the subs; the economy was hot when we did this job, and tradesmen were very busy, but they generally arrived as planned. (They should be hungrier for work in 2016, and even more responsible).
Brian himself is eager to please. He prefers to be the designer; we had a separate designer --- a very good one --- and Brian argued sometimes that the design wasn't optimal or feasible, but we 'stuck to our guns' and got what we wanted. We should have agreed on an entire list of parts and specs right from the start; a few times, we wanted a certain quality of product, but Brian had figured on a lesser quality part when he estimated the job.
Brian was careful and kept the site clean. The cabinets he built are very solid. He built certain parts off-site, and brought them in partly- or completely-assembled.
I went on the trustedpros site a couple of months ago with my project ideas and budget . And had a lot of responses , Brian was the only one that told me I probably couldn't have done everything I wanted with the budget I had ( I did already figure that.) so we hired him because of his honestly. He started 2 weeks later , taking down 2 walls removing all cabinets and replacing them and building a new peninsula.He is very clean ,efficient and friendly .our house is 50 years old so he had some challenges but the finishes were beautiful . Also what I liked about him is if there was a problem or change he was willing to fix it or deal with it right away , still smiling even . I am so happy with the product and workmanship . Would definatly recommend Shipton construction or have other work done by this company !
Brian is a true professional - from the initial meeting to understand your needs, translating the conversation in to a clear plan, designing and managing the project , Brian maintains a stellar level of cleanliness throughout and has the experience and ethics to solve problems along the way. He is a true craftsman and a 'hands-on' skilled individual. The basement is now our go-to room in the house. It is functional, welcoming and a pleasure to use. I would recommend Shipton Contsruction without hesitation - I am already thinking of the next project in our home and will be calling Shipton Construction.
We put out an RFQ to several basement renovators in August 2014.
Although Shipton Construction's quote was lowest, it was not our main reason for selecting Brian. All the contractors we met with were professional and courteous but Brian stood out for one reason; he did not come across as a businessman. Don't misunderstand, I have a great appreciation for business people and it's not as if Shipton Construction isn't a proper business -- quite the contrary.
We were most attracted to Shipton because of Brian's obvious focus on craftsmanship. Obviously he was taking the job to earn an income but you could tell he was most concerned with doing a great job. I knew I could trust Brian to complete his work as if he were working in his own home. Although there was no official contract with itemized requirements, Brian always went out of his way to satisfy my requests.
If you are looking for a contractor who will focus on documentation and the use contractual obligations as a means of service and will meet every deadline and requirement right on spec, you should consider looking somewhere else. However, if you want to work with a polite, honest, skilled and excellent craftsman who will always have the utmost respect for you and your property, I highly recommend Shipton.
Shipton Construction Ltd has a TrustScore™ of 4.5. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Calgary 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||0|
|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||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||1992|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2014|
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In business we have learned only take on what you can finish in a given time putting our customers first. The owner first plied his trade as a apprentice Carpenter & Joiner in the UK back in the 70's. Working with many other contractors over the years he learned various invaluable skills that now assist the company. Every project undertaken is completed with lots of passion and determination keeping the work as interesting as possible for all trades involved.
The Company has experiance in managing, build and install construction work involved in residential home restoration, improvements, and past light commercial work.
Home Renovations can require at times a host of building trades we use only the best qualified personal to help the project move along, scheduling the work around the customer we keep the process clear and straight forward minimizing the construction discomfort.
|Main contact(s)||Brian Shipton|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2014|
|Warranty||2 years tradesman workmanship on materials and labour.|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
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