Wood Be Great Creations specializes in Residential/ Commercial Renovations and Landscaping. With over 20 years experience in Landscape design and construction and 10 years experience in renovations. Interior- Framing, insulation, electrical, plumbing, drywall/mud and finishing, painting, doors, windows, built-ins read more...
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I hired Derek to complete a bathroom renovation that had been started by a contractor I got off Kijiji that made a mess of things. I liked that he seamed willing to finish off the job and he initially quoted $800 and when I got him back later to confirm things, the price went up to $1000. His references were good although I was warned to have a contract as he tended to make "money calls". I agreed to his new price, and we determined a start date and I authored a contract that he signed with a start date and 2 weeks to complete the job which had an estimated duration of a week.
Derek pushed back his start date several times saying he had the flu and his stomach was acting up again, or his truck broke down. When he did start he immediately asked for 15% of the job upfront which he claimed was to cover his initial expenses and picking up the odd item for the job. When I complained that this was not the agreement that he signed, and that it was a small job to be complete in a week, he claimed that he needed the advance to ensure he got paid for his work. I was insulted. I paid him $100 for the few hours he had spent on it and sent him on his way. No one needs an argumentative alcoholic, who is more concerned about the money than the work.
First of all this review is totally ridiculous and unfounded. I first met with Larry and went over the details of his project. Things were in a total mess. I asked him why things were half done and he stated that the person or person's he had hired did'nt work out. It seemed to me that a lot of contractors had once worked there and got ripped off from Larry. I did agree to commence the work for the $800.00 , however there were things he added which of course reflects the additional $200 . I did fall ill to a flu, which happens unfortunately. We agreed that he would compensate me for an agreed amount to purchase his materials, example his ceiling tiles and t-bar accessories. He said he would leave me cash or a payment to purchase such items which he never ever left for me when he said he would. I informed him, that I would not do any more work till this was resolved, being he made the payment or provided me with the materials to do his renovation. He then told me that I buy his materials and he would re-emburse me the funds. That is not my responsibility I explained to him. At this point I did not trust what he said or that he would honor anything. I had worked there for a couple of days, in which he decided he would pay me $ 100, which was insulting. He got free labor out of me for doing his renovation. I'm quite sure he did this to other contractors as well. I did have truck issues, my truck actually would not start aand I had to leave it in front of his property, which at the time said was no problem, till the other issues arised. He then called the parking authority on my truck and got them to slap abandon stickers all over my windshield. He was very rude and offensive towards me. Made it very difficult for me. I urge other contractors who dealt with this ass to come forward and share their experiences. I will be taking Larry to court over this matter, so he does not subject others to his torment.He needs to grow up and get a life. Also, calling me names is just childish . immature and unwarranted. In my defense , I don't even drink. So who's making false statements? Get a Life Larry!
Derek did very good work, he built me a lovely garden fence and he was able to come up with a good solution to hiding some ugly gate posts (my yard backs onto a city green space and I cannot remove existing city fence posts).
Hello I hired Derek to renovate my rental property to take out some old walls, insulate for sound, change the entire look of the place and increase the rental value of the house. He was able to gut the inside of the basement property very fast. Installed sound insulation in the ceiling and floors, build some new interior walls, installed new doorways, made minor plumbing and electrical adjustments, drywall, painting, baseboards, window & door frames. New flooring and ceiling tiles, heat ducts, outdoor siding, installed new window in cut out square opening of the foundation. I was able to get everything completed by hiring just one handyman who was able to do everything except for cutting a opening in the foundation.
I worked with Derek a fair bit on some of these projects. He also kept me busy supplying the job site with materials. It was a job well done.
Wood Be Great Creations has a TrustScore™ of 2.0. 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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Wood Be Great Creations provides customers with quality workmanship, and would be happy to help out on your project, from complete renovations, decks, fences, painting, drywall, finishing, hanging doors ,installing windows, installing light fixtures. to small plumbing issues, The list is endless.
At Wood Be Great Creations I offer quality custom made cabinets, built in shelving, closets, entertainment centers, office furniture. The list is endless. I will work closely with the client and go over the concept they are wanting, develop a design, summit a quote and once approved, set a date.
At Wood Be Great Creations quality workmanship is vital. I will design and build any style of deck, fence, patio, privacy screening, gazebo, pergola, shed or playhouse. I have over 20 years experience in residential and commercial industry. I am a journeyman carpenter by trade, renovations also.
At Wood Be Great Creations, I can work with the client to go over the basic concept of what they are looking for in the space. From there, I will develop a design and submit it to them for approval, make or add on the necessary changes, provide them with a quote, and if accepted, the project starts.
Wood Be Great offers it's services to Calgary and area with custom made or standard style gates and fences, privacy lattice or enclosed screening. We build custom sheds, playhouses, pergolas and gazebos. I will come up with a design that suits your needs, and provide the client with an estimate.
Wood Be Great Creations specializes in wood. Whatever you needs and design I can custom make your project for you to enjoy for years. I believe in quality built stuff. I will design a shed , gazebo, play house, that you can easily re-locate if need. Free estimates provided, send project details.
Wood Be Great Creations, would like to work with you on your bathroom re-model. I like to work closely with the client and go over their needs are and the concept of what they are looking for. From that point design a plan and provide a detailed quote of what is needed and labor costs. Thanks!
Bathtub Refinishing, Carpentry, Carpeting, Caulking, Ceiling, Closet and Storage, Countertops, Demolition Work, Design Build, Drywalling, Electrical, Flooring, Framing, Furniture Repairs, Garage Construction, Garage Doors, General Contracting, Heating & Air Conditioning, Home Additions, Home Construction, Insulation, Kitchen Renovations, Landscaping, Painting, Plumbing, Property Maintenance, Roofing, Siding, Stonework, Tiling, Windows and Doors, Commercial Renovations, Home Restoration
Wood Be Great Creations specializes in Residential/ Commercial Renovations and Landscaping. With over 20 years experience in Landscape design and construction and 10 years experience in renovations.
Interior- Framing, insulation, electrical, plumbing, drywall/mud and finishing, painting, doors, windows, built-ins, cabinets, flooring, tiles and custom woodworking. Also make custom furniture.
Exterior- Asphalt roofing, siding, trim, exterior, painting, decks, fences, pergolas, gazebos, custom sheds, garages, retaining wall systems, pavers, ponds, and sod.
|Main contact(s)||Derek Koko|
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|Legal structure||Sole Proprietor|
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