Home Build S.A.

Kitchen Planning & Renovation
Toronto ON M1E 3L3
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Lucy Saunders from Toronto
Lucy Saunders from Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Fence

We are very happy with our new fence. This is the second project on which Rafael and his team worked with us, and we would highly recommend them. They have have an excellent work ethic and are respectful and hard working. Rafael is extremely responsive and always happy to address any questions or concerns. The materials were good quality, and the changes in grade meant that considerable skill was required. The end result is beautiful and impressive.

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Thank you so much Lucy, for keeping your trust in us, we are very happy to have work with you again and we which you and you family all the best and enjoy the work, thanks again on behalf of Rafael and the team at HomeBuild S.A.

10/10

Renovations to new and old home

Rafael and his team helped us prepare the home we put on the market, and to renovate the home we moved into in early January. Rafael was knowledgeable, highly skilled and contentious. The services he and his team provided ranged from electrical, plumbing and specialized contractors. Anything we needed: he was there and had a solution. He always took the time to explain pros/cons of various options, and costs of the work. We are thrilled with the results. Rafael and his team were responsive communicators and extremely trustworthy. I highly recommend this company and would not hesitate to use their services for future projects.

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Thanks a lot Madeline, thanks so much for taking the time and writing this amazing review for us, and for your trust and hospitality during the renovation, we appreciate it a lot and we are happy and glad you are enjoying your new place and the renovations, we look forward to working with you on future projects, one more time thank you on behalf of Rafael and the rest of the team at HomeBuild S.A.

luca in Toronto
luca in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen, main floor, living room, two bathrooms

Rafael is very professional and provide a detailed and clear to understand quotation/scope of work. The timeline is clear as well and he helps to go through it easily.
We are really satisfied of his work that has been done on time and with no imperfections. Rafael helps always to find the most cost effective solution according to your wishes and try to it within your budget.
We’ve started with the living room, dining room and kitchen and then we decided to award him also our two bathrooms renovation.
I strongly recommend Homebuild SA. You won’t be disappointed.

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Thank you so much Luca for a great review, for trusting us with your projects and for giving us the opportunity to work together again, we look forward to a long lasting relationship with you, Enjoy the renovations and enjoy your house. On behalf of Rafael and everyone at HomeBuild S.A. Thank you

Lee-Anne in Etobicoke
Lee-Anne in Etobicoke
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Main and second floor reno including bathroom

I would recommend Rafael and his team highly. I have had and heard of so many horror stories from other contractors but I can tell you this company is not one of them. They are professional and wait for it - this is our second large project with Rafael - they are ON TIME and ON BUDGET. These are critical points and game changers for us. When you get your Incredibly detailed quote it includes the weekly budget that you agree and sign every week. Rafael keeps you informed every step of the way. There are no surprises. If for some reason, the scope changes either by you or there is an issue that has to be dealt with, they lay out all our options and you will receive a quote to approve in record time. Also, Rafael is super responsive. I honestly can’t say enough about their work. The quality of the workmanship is amazing. They aren’t doing it unless it is done right and to code. I really can’t say enough about how amazing they are to work with.

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Hello Lee and Tara,
Thank you for taking the time and writing this amazing review for us, we are very happy you trusted us once and now a second time, we enjoyed working with both of you, and we appreciate the relationship we have created now for more than 5 years, we look forward to working with you guys again in the future, thanks for your trust and confidence in us, on behalf of Rafael and the whole team at HomeBuild S.A.

Jeffrey W. in Pickering
Jeffrey W. in Pickering
0 reviews Pickering, ON
10/10

Entire Basement Renovation

After collecting multiple quotes we hired HomeBuild SA to renovate our wet basement. It wasn’t the lowest quote but Rafael provided the most thorough detailed quote which helped us get a great understanding of exactly what we would be getting and where our money was being spent. The condition of our basement was much worse when drywall and insulation was removed which we sort of anticipated but we’re hoping wasn’t the case. Rafael brought in Manny who was very knowledgeable and did a great job waterproofing our basement. We originally thought about keeping our outdated but still functional basement bathroom but with all the work that was going on, we decided to pull the trigger and do the bathroom as well. This gave us the opportunity to reconfigure the bathroom and create a more functional layout. Rafael introduced us to Alona who is an amazing designer and quickly put together a new layout for the entire basement that exceeded our expectations. There was always a lot going on, but Rafael stuck to his schedule and his team of experts that were brought in were exceptional. We felt stressed at the beginning when this process started but by the end we had zero concerns because we knew we hired the right contractor. Rafael is always on point with quality of workmanship, maintaining a tidy efficient site, sticking to the timeline, providing progress updates, keeping our budget in check and so much more. HomeBuild SA is the team that goes above and beyond! We are extremely happy. Our basement turned out far better than what we had hoped. We are eager to start planning our next reno project with HomeBuild SA and highly recommend them for whatever project you have in mind.

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Hello Jeffrey,
Thanks a lot for a great review, we are very glad you trusted us to work together on this one, we appreciate your honesty and hospitality during all the renovation, everyone at HomeBuild S.A. is happy to have met you expectations, thanks you so much on behalf of Rafael and the entire team. Enjoy the basement.

mniglas in Toronto
mniglas in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom Install

After meeting several contractors, my wife and I embarked on a bathroom install on the third floor of our 100-year-old Beaches home with Rafael and his team. Having worked with other contractors in the past, we were bracing ourselves for a messy disruption in our daily lives. In the end, our worries were completely unfounded as we were blown away by how smoothly the project went. There were several areas where we were particularly impressed.

1. Communication: Rafael was very hands on from the time of the quote to the completion of the project. The quote was very clearly laid out so that we knew what to expect throughout the process. He spent a significant amount of time on-site (essentially daily) and was extremely responsive to any questions that came up through the project. Overall a pleasure to communicate with!

2. Workmanship: It was clear that the team was extremely detail-oriented and proud of the work that they were doing. From the demolition to the plumbing, electrical, drywall and tiling, there were no cut corners. Everyone showed up on time and worked hard through the day, while at the same time being respectful of the fact that we were living in the space (with a newborn!).

3. Cleanliness: At the end of each day, the team made sure to keep not only the bathroom work-site, but also the adjacent stairwell and entry to our home spotless. Unlike other projects that we have had done, it didn’t feel like we were living on a work site – something that we had thought was a given with other contractors. Truly amazing!

In the end, we can’t be happier with the final project. Finished on time and on budget to an outstanding level of finish. I would not hesitate to recommend HomeBuild to anyone, and they will be our go-to team for other projects in the future!

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Thank you so much Mark and Kirsty,
We are very pleased and happy to have work for you on this project, we appreciate the great review and the clear communication we had along the project and we are very happy with the end results, thank you on behalf of Rafael and the whole team at HomeBuild S.A.
Enjoy the renovation!

Matt in Old Toronto
Matt in Old Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Renovating two bathrooms

We hired Rafael and his team to renovate our two upstairs bathrooms and were extremely happy that we did. While we did not change the layouts of the bathrooms, we ripped everything out back to the studs and completely updated everything in them. Andres and Roman worked full days every single weekday for approximately six weeks and completed the job on time and on budget. Rafael came to the house at least every Friday to check on progress and let us know what would be happening next and to answer all of our questions (we had lots!).

We would absolutely recommend Home Build S.A. to anyone else - Rafael was professional and prepared a very detailed quote and payment schedule to start with, and was very transparent whenever additional work that we requested was out of the initial scope and how much extra it would cost (for example, we decided to do a complicated tile pattern and to add a custom built-in cabinet - for both, he explained how much they would cost in advance so we could decide whether to move forward with them). He was also very easy to get in touch with via phone or text at all times, even during evenings and on weekends. His crew was very professional and friendly and we never had any concerns leaving them alone in our house (they even took great care of our dog, who now misses having his friends around all the time). All of the other tradespeople who were brought in (plumber, electrician, painter, cabinet maker, etc.) were also great.

Overall we are extremely happy with the results (pictures of the final products attached - unfortunately I can't figure out how to rotate them properly on this website) and we will definitely use Rafael and his team for our next renovation project. We would highly recommend them for any renovation projects around the house.

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Thank you so much Matt and Laura, for taking the time and writing this amazing review, we are very glad and happy with the end result, and also, having been able to work together on this project, we hope you guys enjoy it for many many years, and we look forward to working again with you in the future, Thank you on behalf of Rafael and the whole team, at HomeBuild S.A.

Lisa in Toronto
Lisa in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Popcorn ceiling removal

After receiving a great reference from a friend we decided to hire Rafael to replaster a popcorn ceiling in our kitchen which was cracking over the stove. Rafael and his team were very professional and went above and beyond to fix our ceiling issues as well as remedied a problem that we didn’t even know about. Rafael and his team were very courteous and worked very hard to ensure that we were happy with the end result. We would definitely rehire the team for any future renovations that we are considering down the road. We have also recommended him to other friends that are currently working on renovation projects. Thanks for a great job!

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Hello Lisa,
Thank you so much for a great review, for your business and for the referrals also, we are very glad we had the pleasure and opportunity to work with you, and we look forward to work again in the future. Thanks once again, on behalf of Rafael and the whole team at HomeBuild S.A.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Electrical work, plumbing, plaster and paint

We use Rafael and his company for a previous work in our basement, so we knew the quality of his work and his integrity, so Everytime we have work in house or a concern about something we call him for advice and to do the work. We highly recommend Rafael and HomeBuild S.A for any renovation you might need. Thank you HomeBuild for your dedication.

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Thank you so much for the review, and thank you so much for trusting us and being loyal to HomeBuild S.A, for the continuous business you guys had provided for us, we look forward to working again in the future, with you and your family, please feel free to contact us anytime you need us, we are here for you. Enjoy your renovation and thank you on behalf of Rafael and the rest of the team at HomeBuild S.A.

Marissa
Marissa
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Main & 2nd Floor Gut & Rebuild

We had been badly burned by a contractor when we bought our house 4 years ago, so needless to say we were nervous about doing a full gut of our house (including re-doing all the previous work).
We worked with Raphael for 3 main reasons.

1. Trust & Transparency......

Within a week of meeting Raphael at our house, we had two, full detailed scopes of work, one for each floor of our house. As time went on and we decided to add on more work (ie: our kitchen), additional scopes were provided clearly outlining everything.

We knew that taking a 100 year old house down to the studs would have it's surprises, but Raphael was calm, supportive and always had a solution (which our structural engineer wholeheartedly agreed with each time!).

We met at our house every Friday morning to inspect the work that had been done, see what was being done the following week, and signed off on the work before paying. Every time I tell people this, they are shocked at this attention to detail, and dedication to the job.

Raphael was consistently responsive and even kept us on schedule when we needed to provide paint colors, tiles, appliances etc..

2. On Time, On Budget ........

We had NO surprises from Raphael and his team. Not one.

HomeBuild S.A. fully gutted and rebuilt our house (including the kitchen reno we decided to add in mid-way, the fireplace we decided to add in too, and behind-the-wall-suprises) in just 3 short months. (Again, when we mention this to friends, they are shocked there were no delays, or anything)

3. Quality of Work & His Team.......

His team worked long days (it took a small village to re-do our house - something that's not lost on us). His crew, including Andres were so friendly, and amazing at their job. Their attention to detail was incredible!!!!!!

We purchased an ikea kitchen, and Raphael even helped us with Ikea Planner to make sure that what we wanted, and what would fit properly was done right the first time.

Raphael, thank you to you and your team for making our home, Home 2.0. It was a big job, and while we were super excited to do it, we were also super nervous. With each week that went on, we started to realize what an excellent choice we made working with you :)

Marissa & Brendan Murray

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Thank you so much Marissa and Brendan, can tell you how happy it makes me feel when i read a review this good and with so much heart in it, we are very thankful to have had the opportunity to work together with you guys and make your house a place that you feel proud to call home, we look forward to a long relationship with you guys and we hope you enjoy your house to the fullest, Thank you once again on behalf of Rafael and the rest of the team at HomeBuild S.A.

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HomeBuild S. A. oversees the project development, intruducing experienced, licensed tradesmen for every stage of the project. We act as the caregiver for your house. Treating each projects as if it were our own, with respect, openness and mindful considerations towards client interests and values. We collaborate and work with ...
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