Ottawa General Contractors

Basement Renovation
Ottawa ON K2G
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Patrick
Patrick
1 review Gloucester, ON
9/10

Exterior Renovation, Siding, Insulation and Patio Door

OGC renovated our 1970 bungalow with new rigid exterior insulation and Hardie Board siding, and replaced an existing window with double patio doors. Additional electrical and exterior lighting upgrades were also done.
OGC's project management and on-staff contractors did an excellent job, and were always professional. Need to keep an eye on the work of some subcontractors, but OGC were prompt in dealing with any problems.

Very satisfied with the project and its final result.

Approximate cost of services:
$100,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you Patrick for your review. We are very happy to see you are pleased with the final result.

Tammy in Ottawa
Tammy in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Build an additional family unit to the main house.

We built a full family unit (attached to our home) for my daughter and her family. OGC provided the design and construction work. OGC navigated the process for us and was able to pivot when needed based on City of Ottawa requirements. They always provided suitable alternatives to meet all permitting requirements.

We are very pleased with the final build. The contractors OGC hired did great work. OGC was very flexible to our changes and resolved issues quickly and to our satisfaction and we had an excellent working relationship.

Approximate cost of services:
$62,000,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you Tammy for this review! We are happy to hear you are pleased with the final build.
Wish you all the best

Angela in Ottawa
Angela in Ottawa
1 review Rockcliffe Park, ON
10/10

OGC Outstanding Warranty Service

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional warranty work performed by Ottawa General Contractor (OGC). Five years ago, when we were doing the first phase renovation, OGC completed most of the work with high quality except the flooring installation.

Before the warranty expired, my husband David contacted OGC to voice his concern. From the moment Abdull learned about the sub-standard flooring issue, he promptly assessed the situation and acknowledged the quality concerns we had with the original installation. He meticulously planned the warranty work together with Fatima, and executed the replacement of the wood flooring to meet the industry standard. Their dedication to transparency and customer satisfaction truly made us feel valued as clients.

Moreover, Ottawa General Contractor went above and beyond to cover most of the labor and hardwood material costs associated with the warranty work. They also reinstalled baseboards and arranged Maher to paint the damaged wall. This gesture not only showcased their commitment to rectifying the situation but also demonstrated their integrity as a reputable contracting company.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
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Terri in Toronto
Terri in Toronto
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Home renovation addition

I contacted OGC last October to help repair and give function to an existing uninsulated addition in our home. From the beginning with Nick helping design within my budget, Rebeca helping me select finishes, Jim, the best project manager ever, the trades men hired were superb, to the end, speaking to Fatima, the
OGC team surpassed all my expectations. When the renovation hit obstacles on the way, like a seeping foundation, they were quick to problem solve. But more than anything, their genuine concern for my husband who was recently diagnosed with altizhmers disease and my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away 36 days after moving in, and just a week after the reno began. The day my mom passed, the team paused all work on site, despite all the delays my personal situation caused for them. I don't know what I would've done without Jim.

Approximate cost of services:
$170,000.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Dealing with Warranty Issues after Condo renovation

Dealing with Fatima for warranty issues is superb. She is very professional and always on top of the situation when it comes to those items. She was quick and follows up immediately on how things are progressing.

Approximate cost of services:
$120,000.00
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Meghan
Meghan
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Kitchen and bath reno with structural wall removal

We hired OGC to complete a renovation of our main bath and kitchen/main level during the summer of 2023. This was our first experience working with a general contractor and we went with a GC for two reasons 1. the project included removal of structural wall, and 2. as a young family with three very small children, we needed to hire someone to manage the project for us.

Hiring a contractor can be a very daunting process, especially if its your first time renovating. The process of scoping the project and providing us with a quote/SOW was quite comprehensive, but I would recommend that you do your own research regarding contingency funds for your project. A lot of resources will recommend reserving at least 25% of the overall budget for unforeseen issues that may arise and this was pretty much bang on in our case when it came to the final costs.

We worked with a really great material selection coordinator (Rebeca). I cannot imagine the hours I would have spent going to various stores trying to select all of the finishes on my own. We were able to accomplish so much during our meetings and that was no doubt because of her detailed preparation in advance of the meetings. Rebeca had great advice and made sure the final product for both spaces really came together.

We had two project managers during the course of the renovation: Kamal and Murad. We had moved out of our property for most of the renovation and both PMs were great at keeping us updated throughout the course of the project. OGC uses a client portal where you can log in and view progress updates with photos. We were staying outside the city so it was really nice to be able to see what was going on without having to drive in. The work completed by the subcontractors was of high quality.

Like any renovation, we did have issues arise, but OGC was always very responsive and professional in addressing any concerns or complaints. We are very happy with the final product of both spaces and would hire OGC again for future work.

Approximate cost of services:
$170,000.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Full high rise condo renovation

I hired OGC to do a full renovation of my high-rise condominium. With the great assistance of Rebecca assisting with all the material selections, my Project Manager Jim was able to implement all the selections according to plan. This was a big project that went off without any notable issues. The end result was a beautiful renovation that looks fantastic. One of the biggest advantages I found was that Jim coordinated all the work and communicated with the City regarding permits as well as condo management to arrange things like deliveries / access to the building by trades, monitoring their work etc. Jim worked with the City and condo management directly so I could focus on my own job. This was exactly why I hired OGC so that I wouldnt need to be involved with the day to day details of the project. Updates to their website showing the progress with pictures and project plan updates were very helpful, I was always aware of what was happening in the condo. Job very well done.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Front Deck Rebuild

We are pleased. Structural issues were managed well. OGC was professional, knowledgeable, timely, realistic and fair. Project Management is excellent and the crew is hardworking and really good at what they do.

Approximate cost of services:
$60,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for posting your review. We are very happy to provide such service and work with amazing clients like you!
Look forward to future projects together
Thank you

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Basement Project

We hired OGC to renovate our basement and include a bathroom. The space was tight and required some creative solutions to fit in all of our requirements. David found a solution that not only fit our needs but exceeded our expectations in terms of quality. The Project Manager, Murad was very professional and checked in on a regular basis. He was always responsive and available for any concerns we had. We were very happy with the end result and would recommend OGC.

Approximate cost of services:
$45,000.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
7/10

Overall good, but very pricey

Overall OGC is very good. Their costs are a little bit high but their project manager and designers are top notch.

Overall I would give them out as a recommendation and can vouch that they will complete the work pretty much in the timeline that they quote.

I did have some issues with the painters they sub contracted the work to which significantly slowed down the process. During the time when OGC was the only one with key access to the house while I was away and some very expensive prescription drugs went missing from the residence which when I brought up to them refer(and referenced a police report)nothing was really done (I was told they asked their folks).

I will say OGC did make sure there was a different paint crew on ground quickly thereafter which did a great fixing job of the original.

Aside from that their job was done extremely well, their PM was easy to contact for any issues and fairly quick to respond to issues. Their progress tracking was good. But do expect a marked up bill for additions in exchange for the convenience of having a PM.

finally shoutout to Kamal and Don who did an amazing job and were very easy to work with.

Approximate cost of services:
$130,000.00
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More about Ottawa General Contractors

OGC - Ottawa General Contractors are leaders as Ottawa's design and build renovation experts. Specializing in home renovations, new and custom home construction as well as home design. With our project management and coordination, we're able to efficiently juggle more jobs, large and small, without dropping the ball.

Ottawa General Contractors are an accredited business with the Ottawa BBB and our CEO, Moe Abbas is a former member of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau (BBB).. Our skills and expert service has allowed us to expand to other cities in Canada including Vancouver and Calgary in less than 8 years making us one of the fastest growing construction companies.

We offer warranty following the Tarion warranty guidelines for all our renovations and construction projects. We also have a design center and in house designers available to help you design and build your home. With over 50 years of experience, our team has the knowledge, the tools, the skill-set and the resources to give you the best value for your dollar at unbeatable service.

We at Ottawa General Contractors understand that you are looking for value with your renovation services. Trust our team to do it right the first time! Call us directly at (613) 225-9991!

Visit our website for all our credentials and more information.

Ottawa Construction & Ottawa renovation expert services:

Basement Renovations
Additions & Sun Rooms
Home Construction
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Home Renovations in Ottawa
Kitchen Renovations
Bathroom Renovations
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CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, Countertops, General Contractors, Home Additions, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bathroom - Cabinets & Design, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Sunrooms, Solariums & Greenhouses, Design/Project Management, Design/Build, Bathroom & Kitchen - Fixtures & Accessories, Interior Decorators, and Organizing Products & Services
SERVICES
We are Your Renovation Specialists! Our Services Include: Basement Renovations Kitchen Renovations Home Additions Home Construction Custom Home Construction Custom Home Builders Home Renovating Home Renovations Bathroom Renovations Attics & Conversions
BRANDS
We carry many exclusive brands.
STYLES
We have in house designers that work with you and your ideas. This is a free service for all our renovations.
SPECIALITIES
Design/Build. We are specialists in bringing great ideas and working hand in hand with you. Our Most Popular Renovations are Custom Home Construction Basement Renovations Kitchen Renovations Home Additions Home Construction Custom Home Builders Home Renovating Home Renovations Bathroom Renovations Attics & Conversions
WEBSITE
http://www.ottawageneralcontractors.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
10
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
30
RETURN POLICY
5 YEAR WARRANTY
PAYMENT METHOD
WE OFFER FINANCING - All forms of payment including visa, cheque and cash.
LICENSES
BCIN
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, GOHBA(Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association), Renomark, Ottawa Renovators Council, Ottawa Ch
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$15,000
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Every renovation comes with a worry-free, comprehensive 5-year warranty.
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