Fv Renovations

Basement Renovation
Toronto ON M6M 5K3
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Private User
Private User
2 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Second Time Hiring - Highly Reccomend

We worked with Fabiano 2 more times in 2023 (originally had him and his team do a major project in 2022) and were extremely happy with the results.

First project was helping us with some work in our ensuite bathroom/closet including fixing our closet and custom fitting an Ikea Pax wardrobe for improved functionality. As well as installing a fan to reduce humidity. Everything came out very well and the project was done in a very timely manner

Second project (part A) was removal of an old "shed". It was completed in 1.5 days (ahead of schedule) and we were thrilled to have it gone! Big thanks to Paolo on that one
Second project (part B) was improving the backyard space with things including:
- adding 2 electrical outlets for a new garage door and general needs
- removing old concrete and pouring new
- fixing a concrete wall that was not in great shape
- rebuilding back stairs and adding railing
- adding small fence
- adding stucco and removing old material
Everything turned out great and we were extremely satisfied with his teams work on the stairs and fence, the electrician he hired for the electrical and the stucco person did a fantastic job. The only part we were not as happy with was the concrete person was not overly reliable on his schedule and would sometimes make changes to plans without communicating. Luckily Fabiano would be on top of it. I will say we are happy with the poured concrete at the end of the day so the job was finished well there.

Fabiano provides fair prices and realistic estimates on work and has been a trusted contractor for us for the past two years. We have enjoyed working with him.

Approximate cost of services:
$22,000.00
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Thank you very much Jenna and Brandyn, we really appreciate your words and we really enjoyed working for you guys, wish all the best for you guys and hope see you guys soon to the next project

Claudia in Toronto
Claudia in Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement and washroom renovation

It's our second time hiring FV Renovations, and once again, they've done a remarkable job. They previously renovated our upstairs washroom, delivering excellent results, which led us to hire them again for our basement and basement washroom project.

Fabiano and his team did not disappoint us. Our house, being over 100 years old, presented some unforeseen challenges, including mold, termites, and water leaks discovered behind the walls. Fabiano quickly assessed these issues and proposed budget-friendly solutions. Despite these challenges, they managed to complete the work in a reasonable timeframe, maintaining the lowest possible cost. Their expertise and know-how in handling such problems are truly commendable.

I would recommend FV Renovations, and I would definitely hire them again for future projects. The entire team is not only professional and friendly, but their communication, especially with Fabiano, is outstanding. They offer competitive pricing, which adds to their appeal. Most importantly, the quality of their work is exceptional. We absolutely love our new washroom and basement.

Approximate cost of services:
$25,000.00
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Thank you very much Claudia and Leo, was pleasure for us take care another project for you guys, wish all the best and enjoy your new space

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Old Toronto, ON
9/10

Basement Renovation

Fabiano did two jobs for us (this time), a full basement reno and a subsequent mini basement reno after we experienced a bit of flooding. We are very happy with the work for both projects. First one took a lot longer to finish than we hoped as I guess he was juggling other projects, but that's fine. Second job was done quickly which we appreciate. Fabiano is a good communicator and has a good team around him. We would not hesitate to use him again for our next project.

Approximate cost of services:
$45,000.00
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Thank you so much Farhan and Ashley for trusting us to take care your project, wish all the best and hope see you guys soon to the next project

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Scarborough, ON
1/10

Basement reno disaster

Worst contractor we have ever worked with. If you are considering working with Fabiano, DO NOT pay for any work until AFTER its done. There was a major feature of our contract that he later claimed was not in the contact, even though its there in black and white. So we are now suing him.
In addition to not honouring the contract that he himself wrote, here are other issues with him:
-every other contractor weve ever worked with has set up their saws outside; these guys set up their saws inside - cutting tiles and drywall inside the house - so the entire house was a nasty mess
-he said he would cover up our treadmill to protect it but he didnt, so the motor got so filled with construction debris that our $2000 treadmill had to go to the garbage
-for no reason, they took the door off a closet that wasnt part of the project - since it wasnt part of the project, we hadnt emptied it, so everything got so covered in grime, we had to throw everything away that was in there, like our Christmas tree and all our luggage
-communication was so bad, his guys were making design decisions without our input, and they were terrible
-every time we questioned a weird thing they did, he said its code but he clearly has no idea that anyone with access to Google can look up Ontario building codes and none of his nonsense was actually code
-we wasted over $1000 in flooring costs because he so badly miscalculated the area for flooring and tiles that we ended up buying more than double what we actually needed
-his team was so inept that we lost track of the number of times something had to be completely redone, while other things we had to hire someone else to finish
-they did a lot work the first week, but after that, days would by when no one showed up and he didnt contact us to let us know whats going on, or someone would come for only an hour that day, so the project took over double the time he indicated on the contract, and in the end he didnt even finish the job although we paid him for the work.
We tried to work something out with him, but he has gone silent on us, and now were going to court to recover the thousands of dollars it cost us for someone else to finish the work that we paid him for but he didnt do.

Approximate cost of services:
$30,000.00
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Mikaela
Mikaela
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Commercial small business renovations

This is our second time using Fabianos services - the first time was for personal renovations on our home, and this time he did some renovations on our small business located in the Beaches of Toronto. Fabiano was very understanding of the fact that we needed to keep to a strict timeline as our business was closed during renovations and therefore not bringing in revenue- he maintained the timeline and was actually done ahead of schedule which was greatly appreciated, all while not compromised on quality. Would definitely work with Fabiano again and recommend him to anybody!

Approximate cost of services:
$30,000.00
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Thank you very much Mikaela and Gharam, again was pleasure for us take care of another project for you guys, we wish all the best with business and life

Private User
Private User
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Outdoor large deck

This is my second renovation with the wonderful Fabiano and his great team, this time it was Fabiano himself and Felipe and Paulo. I had a new deck floor put on my very large deck as some of the original boards were starting to rot. These guys worked so hard and did a wonderful job I couldnt be happier.
You cant find a better group of people to work for you they are kind, thoughtful and most of all honest.
Thanks again Fabiano you are the best!! Joan

Approximate cost of services:
$5,085.00
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Thank you very much Joan, you are the best customer and person, we are really happy to work for you, always pleasure for us

Sandra in Markham
Sandra in Markham
3 reviews Markham, ON
7/10

Renovation of 2 bathrooms

FV Renovations was hired to renovate 2 bathrooms: 1) Our original Master Ensuite shower drain leaked onto the kitchen ceiling below. FV was hired to gut the Ensuite and install a new free-standing tub, glass wall shower, vanity, toilet and wall and floor tiles throughout. 2) In the main family bathroom, FV demolished the bulkhead, replaced the bathtub and tiles surrounding the tub and on the floor.

We had many issues throughout this project. To keep this review fair, well just keep to the facts.

Out of the 4 fixture installations in the Ensuite, we had problems with 3 installations. At completion, the hot and cold water was reversed on the free-standing tub resulting also in the Riobel shower kit not functioning properly. The NEW shower drain leaked onto the kitchen ceiling below, resulting in the ceiling being CUT OPEN FROM BELOW to repair that. One of the vanity drains leaked inside the new cabinetry. So far, fingers crossed, the toilet is the only proper installation in that bathroom.

In the main family bathroom, despite some avoidable hiccups, we are pleased with the result.

The 2 most important trades in any bathroom renovation are the plumber and the tile setter. Unfortunately for us, the plumber was no good and the promised tile setter NEVER showed up. Fabiano, the owner of FV, did a good job with the complicated tile work, but it took longer than a tile setter would have. 4 weeks became 7 weeks. On the plus side, the painter was good, and the glass shower guy did an amazing job.

The entire crew was polite and tidy. Fabiano seemed like a responsible man who unfortunately had a motley crew with varying skill levels. He fixed up their mistakes without laying blame. Perhaps we just had bad luck and got FV at the wrong time. Our biggest beef now is the kitchen ceiling is left with an ugly box that has become a new problem for us to deal with see photo.

Approximate cost of services:
$40,000.00
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Private User
Private User
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation

Completed full renovations of 2 bathrooms and installed a new backsplash for the kitchen. Highly recommend FV Renovations as the work was top quality! Work was completed with great workmanship and on time. Couldn't be happier with my renovation job. 5 stars!

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
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Thank you very much Rahim, pleasure for us take care of your project

Private User
Private User
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Such a great company!

Fabiano was such a pleasure to work with from the start. After reading so many great reviews we felt confident in hiring him and his team for our renos. We challenged him with the following main projects:
- overhaul the laundry/furnace room
- change 3 windows
- new door installation
- create new closet that was functional for clothes and storage
- create storage under the stairs
- add railing to staircase
- new jambs and sliding glass door on shower
- barn door and pocket door installation
- removal of built in bookcase (including changing pipe)
In addition to the above there were also other smaller projects as well that his team did a great job on.
Fabiano always listened to our requests and concerns and was always such a calm presence to deal with. When we had some last minute additions (removal of bookcase for instance, which ended up having a surprise pipe issue), he graciously added it on and did a better job than we could have hoped for! The rest of his team was also so polite, courteous and respectful. By far my favourite pieces were the new closet and the pocket door. All the changes he has helped us achieve in our home has made our lives much improved. We will definitely consider FV Renovations for future projects

Approximate cost of services:
$40,000.00
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Thank you very much Jenna and Brandyn, was pleasure for me and my team work on your project

jeffrogowsky
jeffrogowsky
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom complete reno

Fabio and his team were great to work with and did an amazing job on our bathroom reno. He sent updated pictures every day and both my wife and I were very happy with the overall results. We would definitely use Fabios company again for future projects around our house.

Approximate cost of services:
$12,000.00
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Thank you very much Jeff

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