25+ Years Experience. Schluter Systems certified. Licensed. Insured. WSIB. Residential. Commercial. Rental. Our mission is to provide trustworthy, knowledgeable and dependable service with guaranteed workmanship. Our clients will receive respect, courtesy and an honest day's work. Our full-home renovation services include: ïƒ read more...
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Steve Gauthier of Steve of All Skills and his team recently completed a number of renovation projects in my home. For all, he receives a 5- star rating.
Upstairs involved removal of wallpaper, repair, painting and a very resistant moulding, as well as some tricky fixing of the hardwood flooring that had shifted. Our basement was previously “finished”, but with a drop ceiling and after 22 years of use was a complete redo. Steve and the team did an amazing job with a drywall ceiling with pot-lights, adding 2 closets, building a new electrical closet/switch box with shelves underneath such that it looks like a wardrobe. We chose laminate for the flooring which they installed beautifully.
At each stage from the estimate, through to the final invoice, Steve was open to discussions about material, cost, timing and subcontracting. He never pushed his ideas other than a desire to remain on schedule, in consideration of his next customer. On all projects, he pegged the times exactly, even though I had added a few little jobs on the side. He and his team were extremely polite did their best even in foul weather to be considerate of my home.
We are extremely happy with using the services of SOS and his team and will be doing so again for the foyer in May 2020.
First I dd not hire Steve therefore I am not in a position to review his workmanship. I asked Steve to provide me a quote for bathroom remodel and a basement remodel. He arrived on time and I discussed what I was looking for. He stated quite quickly that he was the best and that he could not start any work before jan 2020, which was okay with me. He told me “his quotes are down to the last nail!”
There is little point going into detail of what I wanted suffice to say he was somewhat perfunctory in his approach. He called me back the following day to say his timetable was now March 2020 and that his price would be $15,000 for the bathroom, despite the fact I had asked him to quote two options and that I would be providing some of the material myself. The basement would a further $12,000. Neither quotes included any electrical work, which based on his knowledge of the Canadian electrical code was probably a good job. His quote was far from detailed and definitely not to “the last nail”
My impression was of someone who was full of his own importance and not really interested. Overall not a good experience.
I'm sorry that you felt this way about our interaction, that was not my intention at all. I would NEVER claim to be "the best". Although I am very good and have a lot of experience in what I do, I am not "full of his own importance" and I was definitely interested in helping you with your remodel.
As discussed at the time of the estimate, I was booking for mid-January. When I was booked for another job that would end in March, I called you to let you know and to check if you were willing to wait longer than the time-frame I had given you. I have been doing this for a long time and I am aware of what bathroom & basement renovations cost. Based on what we discussed, I gave you a rough estimate on the phone to make sure we were in the same range for budget. Because my estimates are "down to the last nail" they take a lot of time for me to calculate and therefore I wanted to ensure you were okay with the revised time-frame and rough estimate before I proceeded to write up a detailed estimate for both options requested. As a general rule, I don't normally include electrical costs in my estimates because there are so many variables that can affect pricing once walls are removed and wiring is exposed. Also, I don't want to ask for my licensed electrician's time to give a quote until the job is booked since he is quite busy.
Again, I apologize if I left you with a bad impression of me and who we are as a company. I hope you find the contractor that suits your needs. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Have a great day and take care.
Steve Gauthier, of Steve Of all Skills, was a pleasure to work with; Steve (and the boys) were talented, skilled professionals who amazed us, time and time again, with their ability to exceed our expectations by offering their unique input on our original ideas.
If you are looking for a professional, competitively priced, conscientious, local contractor look no further than Steve Gauthier and his fantastic crew at Steve Of all Skills.
My husband and I were nervous finding a contractor as we live in a very old home. The bathroom was falling apart and it needed significant renovations, along with major electrical and plumbing work. Steve was fantastic to work with. He made the process worry free and from his first visit made me feel at ease. I thought there was no hope for our tiny bathroom, and he came up with a great floor plan. With only 1 bathroom he understood that completing the job on time was important, and he worked quickly and efficiently. Steve was honest, reliable, easygoing, and a great communicator. His estimate was clear, and he stayed in contact with me throughout the renovation process with suggestions and to ensure he was completing the work exactly how we wanted. He was always a phone call or text away. In all Steve and his team completely gutted our bathroom from floor to ceiling, expanded into an adjacent closet, built a beautiful new bathroom, re-framed and hung a new door, completed additional construction work to account for our old home (dropped the ceiling, built up the studs), and worked with his sub-contractors to take care of all of the plumbing and electrical needs. Steve was very courteous of our home and covered up everything while working. All work completed was timely and beautifully done. The tile work in the shower is incredible and we have gotten so many compliments. We were so happy with his work that we asked him to also add 2 new closets during renovations, which look fantastic! It was refreshing to find someone in construction who is honest, reliable and trustworthy. We would not hesitate to hire Steve again and would recommend him to anyone needing renovations.
I have attached a 'before' photo to show the poor state of the bathroom vs the new photos of the bathroom just as it was being finished!
Steve Of'all Skills Renovation Services has a TrustScore™ of 4.7. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Welland and the surrounding areas is 3.3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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Steve Of'all Skills Renovation Services has been recognized for their skills and expertise by their peers in the following categories
My company, Datawise Solutions Inc, had Steve come in and rebuild a section of wall and cabinet that had to be removed to fit a new service panel for one of our clients. The report and the work from Steve was done quite well. I appreciated him working with our schedule and meeting my client's needs. John Kuehnl-Cadwell Master Electrician Datawise Solutions Inc
Accessibility, Bathroom Renovations, Cabinetry and Millwork, Carpentry, Carpeting, Ceiling, Closet and Storage, Countertops, Decks, Electrical, Fencing, Flooring, Framing, Insulation, Kitchen Renovations, Landscaping, Painting, Plastering, Plumbing, Power Washing, Property Maintenance, Shed Construction, Siding, Tiling, Trash Removal, Windows and Doors
25+ Years Experience. Schluter Systems certified. Licensed. Insured. WSIB. Residential. Commercial. Rental.
Our mission is to provide trustworthy, knowledgeable and dependable service with guaranteed workmanship. Our clients will receive respect, courtesy and an honest day's work.
Our full-home renovation services include:
Basement & in-law/rental apartment finishing
Move & frame walls, insulate, soundproof & fire-rating
Drywall, tape, mud & sand
Prime & Paint
Install DriCore, Ditra & subfloor
Install laminate, click-vinyl, tile, engineered hardwood flooring & carpeting
Hang suspended ceiling
Install cabinetry & vanity
Build & install storage shelving
Build & install Schluter Systems shower with niche & Kerdi bench
Install bathtub, toilet & sink
Install safety rail & grab bar
Install countertop & backsplash
Install door, jamb, trim, baseboard & crown moulding
Build fence, gate, rail, flower bed, retaining wall, deck, pergola & shed
Install patio stones
We only work with certified plumbers and electricians.
Contact us today to set up your free estimate.
Your dream home is only a renovation away!
Steve Of'all Skills Renovation Services was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2019 for General Contracting in Welland.
Steve Of'all Skills Renovation Services was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2018 for General Contracting in Welland.
Steve Of'all Skills Renovation Services was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Drywalling in Welland.
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