Ted Gilmour, the principal of the company, did the inspection of our planned purchase of an older single-family home in the East end of Vancouver near Main and 17th. He kept all his meeting times and report filings on time. He warned us about a few issues we might want to up-date or have repaired. Among these was a potential asbestos issue, which he recommended we have professionally tested. We did this and were happy with the results as it helped us deal more effectively with the contractor who did a few updates for us after the purchase. Ted definitely helped us make an informed and confident purchase decision and we had no surprises after we took possession. I would highly recommend Ted and his company for a professional, very complete and accurate report on a property. His knowledge of construction procedures is also a definite plus.

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Hi Ben,
I'm very happy you have touched base with this testimonial. I have to admit when I did the inspection on your home I could not imagine anyone other than a contractor making this purchase. The home was an accumulation of hippie adulterated renovations, yes they were groovy, spiral staircases and all, in many cases totally unsafe and the opposite of what the previous owner, I'm sure with great pride assumed to be “home improvements. “
Much to my surprise you have taken it on and are progressing through the many repairs and alterations required to make it a home. I'm also happy to hear that you have benefited from my inspection and report, using it as a guide and taking out the proper permits to ensure compliance with the city but it also assures that the home will be done with a substantial degree of function, safety and longevity.
Congratulations, you have achieved success against great odds.
Happy trails ...
Ted Gilmour


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I live in Ottawa but own a home in Vancouver which was in need of a number of repairs and upgrades. I conveniently found Mainland Ventures on Homestars and met with Paul at my Vancouver house while I was in town. I found him to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and his estimates reasonable. Throughout the process Paul was quick to respond to phone and email questions or concerns that I had. Work was completed in a timely manner on a tight schedule with excellent attention to detail. I am happy with the work that was completed. Paul kept careful records of work items in our contract, as well as extras we discussed and agreed on, There were no surprises. I would not hesitate to contract with Paul and his company again..

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