Over 20 years of quality hands on experience with all aspects of home renovations. We offer basement developments, kitchen and bath renovations, decks, fences, tiling, doors and trim work and more. Free estimates, no up front fee's or deposits.
I hired Dave with Triwood contracting to install drywall in my basement (framing, electrical, plumbing already complete). He quoted a competitive price and was able to begin right away so I went ahead with him. The estimated completion time was 2 weeks, which got pushed to 3. Minor inconvenience but it did throw a wrench in our plans for painting, carpet, etc.
First of all, it was total hit or miss on whether or not he showed up. I could always tell when he's been there because there was a trail of drywall dust from the stairs to the front door. This was disappointing to see a disregard for the cleanliness of my home, but I was willing to look passed it. Some days he didn't come at all, other days he was there for an hour or two. I'm sure the project would have been done on time if he showed up regularly.
5 days after the job was supposed to be done, he informed me he was done and wanted the rest of his due. Fortunately I didn't send the money before I got home because the job was not even close to being done. Some holes in the drywall were not even touched, while others we still clearly visible. Everything was covered in mud. Light fixtures, doors, door handles, light switches, smoke detextors... So much excess mud that we couldn't reinstall our outlets. Many areas of the basement were so poorly primed that I could still read the factory printing on the drywall. Other areas weren't primed at all. The textured ceiling was ok, except for the fact that some areas had strips that were missed entirely, while other areas had texture sprayed down onto the walls.
I marked the areas of concern with sticky notes (probably 50+) and took a day off work so I could make sure I explained what needed to be fixed. He was very amicable about the spots and said it'd be no problem, but when he left it was marginally better. Instead of fixing the texture, he smeared some mud on the ceiling with his finger. Many of the drywall holes were still visible and the electrical boxes/light fixtures were a mess.
Did he do the job? Yes. Did he do it well? Not even close. Was he on time? No. Timeframe went 50% over. Did he say on budget? Yes.
When we first met Dave, he was very professional, listened to our needs, and promptly got back to us with a detailed quote. To help us with our budget, he gave us lots of options for completing our overall project in stages. Dave is truly an expert troubleshooter. Whenever something came up, he had multiple ways of correcting it in a way that kept our stress levels down. Dave's finished product is perfection. We had a lot of interesting lines and angles in our basement, and Dave was able to keep everything looking consistent. Overall, polite, genuine and professional. We look forward to completing more projects with Dave in the future.
I used Dave at Triwood Contracting to do renovations on my property. He made the area look like new and added much needed storage to the area.
His work was excellent and he was great at communicating. Dave was always willing to listen and share his experience to help you achieve your needs in the property.
I would, and have, recommend Dave at Triwood Contracting to other people and will use the company again without hesitation.
We hired Dave for a basement development .The work was supposed to be done by Mid- November and when we met with him he assured us that it would not run late as he had given himself lots of time. By the time the basement it was the middle of January. Running the Project nearly 7 weeks over the 8 weeks he quoted us, basically double the time.
The Project started out really well however, at the end the bathroom was really rushed with very poor finishing work. Silicone , grout and tub poorly finished. We had to get him to come back to redo some work and it's still not fantastic but we were tired of just complaining about it and since it's the basement for guest we figured we could live with it.
We ended up cleaning up all the waste from the project because it was left on our deck for so long.
He had to come back in the spring to put in a window. The window was installed and the interior looks good however again the exterior finishing is poorly finished. We have contacted him to get the stone work fixed but have not had a response. We are now are left looking for another contractor to complete the work so that it looks like it should a better. I'm sure the exterior appearance would be a huge problem if we were to ever try to sell our house it looks like a DIY project that was not quite done properly.
Communication: initially very good
Work: painting, drywall. pipes, electrical- Very Good
Finishing work/Esthetics and details : poor
Triwood Contracting has a TrustScore™ of 2.7. 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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|In Business Since||1990|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2014|
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|Main contact(s):||Dave Wood|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2014|
|Accepts credit cards:||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency service:||No|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
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