Our walls were quite a mess and Kevin and his Brothers were an excellent find for us. Our home is now like the “Before and After” for a Home Reno show. It is transformed and looks so new and bright. These guys will always be our first choice. You should hire them without reservation. Even given all the usual reno pains and issues, my wife and I do dearly miss them. The work they did was superb and they were even great company to have around. That is my short review, but there is so much more, please read on.
The first meeting with Kevin was great. He was personable, very likeable and struck us as straightforward and honest. Normally we would be on-guard for someone that seemed too nice (you never know if the work matches the personality) but we are glad we went with him and his brothers.
Our walls had wallpaper all over and on removal, it left a mess of glue and paint on the walls (pictures to be uploaded soon) with some cracks that were hidden as well. Most of the contractors we brought in balked at the task. Kevin did note to us the scale of the task but took it in stride.
We only wanted painting and plastering done at first. We asked Kevin how well the end result would look considering our old worn baseboards. Kevin detailed various options for us at various price points. He also clearly explained what level of finish to expect with each budget choice and how it would work if we wanted to break it down into separate projects. It was a lot of info but we were very happy with his explanations and descriptions.
Kevin gave us a well written detailed quote with a cost breakdown. In the end we wanted the best look and we replaced all the trim and baseboards as Kevin suggested. We were not disappointed and the house looks amazing and bright now.
During the whole process we consulted with Kevin on everything from quality paints, colours, the plaster finish, wood and suppliers for the trim. He is an excellent source of advice and we pretty much went with all of his suggestions.
At the same time, we decided to also have our floors refinished and we had already chosen a floor contractor. Kevin was EXTREMELY accommodating with the floor contractors’ requests for protection and cure times. I also wanted to put down some vinyl flooring in another area and Kevin gave me a quote if I wanted his team to do it. I decided to handle it myself though. Kevin was still helpful and willingly gave advice and a hand or two.
Please READ THIS PART. One of the best parts of choosing ”The Moore Bros” are the brothers but the other good part are the sub contractors they work with. Kevin uses other contractors that he trusts and they always have good things to say about him and are quite loyal to him. His Plastering guy is PHENOMENAL. Kevin also organized people to do an archway, crown molding and move some electrical outlets. He took care of the details. The costs were upfront and reasonable. Their work was well up to the same standard as Kevins and I would definitely use them in the future as needed.
As with most big projects, things change, problems happen, additions are made etc. We ran into all these issues as well. We all kept track of all that was asked for or changed and there were many emails with lots of details. In the end, we did have some disagreement over some costs but with some discussion; Kevin did work things out to keep us happy.
In the end of it all, the Moore Brothers (and the people they sub-contract) are all “good guys”. You can definitely trust them to do the right thing. From the small to higher end budgets, Kevin can help you find a beautiful end result to your project. Just give him a chance (with your budget constraints in mind though). His advice and suggestions were very helpful and the people he works with are excellent as well. We hope to see them again someday and will definitely hire them again.
Also if a certain famous TV show is still considering having them on, I’ll gladly vouch for them.