The Mudd Monkey

Basement Renovation
Calgary AB T2R
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Average customer rating:
9.4 10 (79 reviews)

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Zach
Zach
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Basement Bathroom

Barry was great to deal with and very professional.
He does the simple things extremely well:
-Barry or his trades showed up on time whenever scheduled
- Barry was easy to reach or respond when needed
- The quote matched my final bill
- The quality of work and finish exceeded our expectations

Thank you Barry for all your hard work and please pass along our thanks to your fantastic Sub-contractors who all did a great job.

Zach

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Zach thank you so much! you were fantastic to work for. I really appreciate you taking time to review both me and our sub-trades it's nice to be appreciated for the work you do. I definitely will pass on your expressions of appreciation to the Guys.

Cory in Calgary
Cory in Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
3/10

Full Basement Development

Full basement reno was completed Dec 2019. Started Aug 2019. The project started off fairly well, we had a scope of work, itemized lists and finishes expectation that we went over with Barry. Agreed upon and proceeded, with drawings supplied to Barry. Mudd Monkey is his company but he is a General Contractor hiring multiple sub trades for the work. No issue if you have good trades that you use. I would hesitate to say they were all really good as I found a number of issues arising from quality of work and following drawings. Trades would have to come back and fix and hold other progress. I wasn't sure about the type of review I would leave until July this year we noticed in the bathroom that there was always a lot of additional condensation in the room and ceiling around the fan area. Had thought the fan under sized, so decided to replace. This is what changed my mind on posting, as I inspected what was required to change the fan I found out the bathroom fan vent was not connected to any exterior ducting, they vented into the ceiling area. Pictures. There's the fan, and the exterior duct that is only attached at the house wall sitting on the ceiling insulation. I called, emailed and resubmitted requests for warranty work from Barry through all means and multiple times. Never did I get a reply after a couple weeks and had to repair on own out of my pocket for $1500, thanks Barry appreciate the year warranty you kept talking about and for all your experience and service you talk I am disappointed. There were other items I was willing to over look where others would have demanded you replace. I won't bash on the whole as I accepted the work in the end but venting to the ceiling is poor detail to overlook and could have caused excessive damage if not caught.
Use if you like but stay on top of the project and check the work through out, only as good as the trades.

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Cory, I’m sorry to hear that you’re dissatisfied with the job and feel something was missed. The trades followed the “drawings” Cory provided. If you’re questioning the quality and accuracy of the work, a more professional blueprint should have been provided, instead of a computer-generated sketch which was very difficult to read. I’m confident in my trades and their work. Cory I would have hoped if you had a concern about my tradesmen, you would have communicated that to me so we could resolved the issue. To my knowledge, the vent was connected properly since it passed city inspection at the rough-in stage. Any issues that arose after said inspection escaped my knowledge due to my surgery and work hiatus and recovery. If communication was missed while I was recuperating, I apologize. However, I pride myself on giving quality work and excellent customer service as my clientele can attest as per my other reviews.

Val in Toronto
Val in Toronto
0 reviews Calgary, AB
8/10

Basement drywall, TBar ceiling, bathroom after rough in

Barry provided a timely estimate and payment schedule. He was professional and his sub contractors did good work as well.
He communicated regularly with us regarding the timing of each part of the job. I would recommend Mudd Monkey.

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Hi Val thank you for choosing Mudd Monkey to do your basement development. It was a pleasure working for you.

Richard in Calgary
Richard in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Brilliant and friendly service

Barry was quick to respond and always on time. His communication was top notch, even though the job required a lot of coming and going, and patience he was always friendly and professional.

Would recommend to anyone, I'm very happy with the result.

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Thank you very much for Choosing our Company to do your Basement.

Stephen in Toronto
Stephen in Toronto
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Basement Drywall, Mud, Tape and Ceiling Texture

The MUDD MONKEY is the best contractor I have ever done business with. Quick to respond to completing the cost estimate. Comprehensive quote. On time. Removed all debris. Good communication. Good value and quality work!

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Thank you Stephen is was a real pleasure working with you to finish your Basement. I really appreciate the feedback.

Ja Calgary
Ja Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Mud / Tape Basement and Stairwell

Many compliments to Barry who first attended to view the site and prepare an estimate. Barry provided a timeline which was accurate and he was punctual each day he was working. Barry was personable, professional and clearly took pride in his work. The end result was excellent and we are very happy we went with The Mudd Monkey !!

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Thank you so much Jason it was a pleasure working for you and your family.

C in Toronto
C in Toronto
0 reviews Calgary, AB
9/10

Basement Drywall

Very satisfied with the finished product and I would use the company again. Barry was great at coordinating his subcontractors and he quickly responded to questions. I would recommend you discuss how to minimize the mess. I felt that a better effort could have been made to contain the dust with barriers and a drop cloth should have been placed on the finished flooring. I also had some coax and cat5 cables nicked by the board installers.

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Thank you for the work and review.
I was unaware of any nicks as it was never mentioned. However, I will speak to the installers about the matter.
Drop cloths or poly are always use on site. The taper wiped down the floor after to get any dust.
Unfortunately, drywall dust is very fine and despite efforts to contain it, it is impossible to completely.
Thank you for the feedback. It is important as a small business to always strive to improve.

vschupley
vschupley
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Basement Renovation Finishing

Barry's crew came in and finished our basement after our rough-in. Nice job, great price, friendly guy.

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Victor thank you so much for choosing our Company to finish your basement it was a pleasure, your communication was fantastic.

AK
AK
3 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Secondary suite

Barry and his team are exceptional and definitely recommended- highly skilled, professional, friendly and hard working. We really appreciated their expertise to keep our secondary suite project going til completion. Framing, drywalling/mudding, painting, electrical and plumbing trades came together beautifully.
Excellent!

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Thank you so much Andrea you and your husband were awesome to work for.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Basement Renovation

I am very pleased with the basement renovation work completed by Mudd Monkey. Barry (the boss) is polite, punctual and a pleasure to deal with. He assures all work is completed to his high standard and is considerate of the customer perspective throughout the process. I plan to use Mudd Monkey again in the near future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Thank you Chris, working for you was really enjoyable, you were very accommodating regarding the work schedule and easy to work for. I look forward to returning to do more work in the future.

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More about The Mudd Monkey

I have spent over 30 years in the Renovation and New Home Industry. We specialize in Basement Finishing, Commercial Spaces, Additions and Garages. We also do Custom and Estate Homes.

CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation
PRODUCTS
FINANCING AVAILABLE
SERVICES
Framing,Poly,Drywall,Taping,Texturing,Painting,Door and Trim Packages,as well as complete Basement Renovations.
SPECIALITIES
Taping,Knockdown,Boarders Around Ceilings,Cornice as well as custom Arches,Niches and Curved walls,Painting,Framing,Drywall.
WEBSITE
http://themuddmonkeyrenovations.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1977
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque,Master Card and Visa: Please ask about our Financing Options.
LICENSES
City Of Calgary Business Licence
MEMBERSHIPS
Better Business Bureau
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
1
PROJECT MINIMUM
Patch hole/s in wall
PROJECT RATE
It varies according to the industry
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
1 year from Completion
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