We cannot praise enough the excellent work of Holistic Contracting. The owner Rasit is friendly, honest gentleman. He meticulously consulted with us about the various aspects of the job and provided a complete written estimate and contract detailing the materials and steps of the operation, including: related caulking, gutters and soffit and eaves - trough costs. These documents included warranty for his work and for the related trades he hired. Rasit is easy to work with, his prices are competitive and fair, in the final stage when the gutter replacers stained and dented his fresh finished stucco work, Rasit came back, set up scaffolding again and refinished the affected area. Through the many renovations we had in our previous and current home, Rasit stand out as a prince among the contractors we worked with. I shall add that I have no family relation and did not know or met Rasit in any other circumstances before hiring him to replace our aluminum siding on the second floor with stucco.
Prior to hiring Rasit (Holistic Contracting) we interviewed no less than five other stucco contractors who are prominently featured on HomeStars, and despite emphasising our request for a written detailed estimate, only one of the five provided such estimate but he would not take responsibility for the caulking operation and warranty (improperly done, could damage more than just the stucco). The other four contractors would not offer a written estimate only a verbal price, though one did write the price on his business card. Price for what, one inch or one and a half inch board, Fine Finish (need two finish coats) or other finishes presented as very similar to Fine Finish, meaning: one finish coat, not as smooth, and will discolor by pollution faster. You had to guess what is included (caulking? related roof’s border aluminum parts) and what the warranty covers. I assume that most of the contractors found writing in English to be onerous as most seemed recent immigrants and perhaps their work is fine; none - the –less we felt so unassured with the other contractors that I started to look for other option such as wood or panels, just to avoid the souk style dealing we encountered with other stucco contractors.
Luckily, I decided to call one other name and found Holistic Contracting and Rasit, which provided a professional business dealing a beautiful stucco work on our home, and a smooth and easy renovation experience.
62 Stockdale Crescent
Richmond Hill ON