In 2011 we bought a bit of a fixer upper in an amazing central location on the Rideau River. To date we've put in 16 major independent renovation projects. Our latest renovation (summer 2022) was a second floor balcony and first floor deck with AVBuild. It has been hands down our best overall experience and my wife and I agree it is our favourite renovation to date by a long shot.
Our deck was completed by Alex, Josh and Jake over two months ago and we still gush about how much we love it daily. We had a vision which we explained to Alex. He took our vision, evolved it, and simply turned it into a masterpiece.
Every step of the way with AVBuild has been top notch. An awesome team of really great guys with an excellent vibe. The best work ethic we've seen to date (really rare to find these days). Extremely timely, thorough, friendly, professional and effective communication. Lived up to every single one of their promises. Very clean and well organized. Took the lead to take us through all the appropriate channels for needed city approvals and made what could have been a headache an extremely easy and smooth process. 100% kept to the original quoted budget. Top quality workmanship. And when I say that, I mean even my Dad said it was excellent work and he couldn't have done better himself (and he's literally complained about a boat load of things with every other project we've done). Value for what we got was really fantastic. Extremely professionally run business in every regard and from day one we knew and felt we were in good hands (AVBuild was enthusiastically recommended to us by my cousin who used their services as well).
There was one big hiccup where the main power line to our house was accidentally severed. They honestly could not have handled it better. Thank God no one was hurt. Very cool under pressure, coordinated the right people to fix the problem right away and had it resolved early the next morning which could not have been done quicker.
We can't even begin to express how much we love our new outdoor spaces and everyone who's come over to see it has ooooooooooo'ed and aaaaaahhhhhhh'ed the moment they step into our backyard. Everyone seems to genuinely think it is a MASSIVE improvement over what was there before and that it is quite literally, perfect.
My only hesitation in recommending these guys is that I don't want them to be too busy so that we can hire them on for future projects, lol! So keep them busy ya'll, but not too busy!
Seriously top notch guys, top notch work, top notch value and A+ in every regard. Could not recommend higher than we do.