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10/10

Fantastic team. We were frantic after our insurance denied the claim, not even sure which type of contractor we needed to deal with both the inside damages and the outside cause. Dug came in a day after calling, wrote a very professional quote, reassured us that his team could help us empty the full basement and promised to have his guys there quickly. The team started on Monday morning and finished that same day: full demo / removal of the carpet, baseboards, wet bar cabinets, bathroom, affected insulation, and a three piece bathroom - after emptying a full basement and loading it in a 20’ pod! Then they sprayed and treated all affected areas, set up fans and removed all debris in the space of 8 hours. Kevin, the team manager, Lenny, Dave and their colleague (sorry I forgot his name) were fantastic. Super nice, polite, patient, careful with our goods and just a great bunch of guys. You never want to have water damage in your home, but if you do - this is the team to call.

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10/10

Yuryi is the best. The quality of his work is fantastic, he is on time, he is efficient, he is trustworthy (sad that we are at a point when it is surprising to find a renovation professional you can trust). We did a two step complete reno of our home - the first involved the master bathroom - complete tears own, moving walls, moving water lines, rebuilding it from scratch and it came out beautifully. Not only was the work done on time and done well, Yuryi was a huge help in selecting the fixtures and making sure I got quality items without spending a fortune. We redid the laundry room at the same time and after seeing how these two rooms turned out we trusted Yuryi and Alexei with the rest of a major reno which involved the entire ground floor - gutted the kitchen and the flooring, the powder room, smoothed the ceilings and installed pot lights, the works. Everyone who has seen the Italian tile floor installation has complimented it, and our countertop supplier (who has seen a few kitchens in his time) was amazed at how well installed our Ikea kitchen was. To quote him: "it looks like custom cabinetry". It's true - inexpensive cabinets can be elevated by a great installer, and Yuryi did a great job on all our pullout, pantry and corner cabinetry. A year later, everything works perfectly, we love our renovated home and when I had a question about something six months later, Yuryi stopped by at 9:00 pm to help. That's service. We have already recommended Yuryi to several friends and neighbours, who have all ended up hiring him after seeing our home, and they are equally pleased with the results.

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Thank you Beatrice, it was pleasantly unexpected!

10/10

A few years ago we worked with Andrew (the owner) to replace our old melamine countertops with a beautiful quartz and new sink and taps. He did a beautiful job at a reasonable price so this year, when we completely gutted the old kitchen we went back for new countertops. Andrew is super knowledgeable and helpful; he never tries to sell pricier, branded products - he listens to you and then helps you select the best stone for your budget and kitchen. The new countertops look fantastic. Sadly we couldn't reuse the sink we had bought previously, due to the new cabinetry sizing, but we selected a gorgeous, high quality new sink that cost far less than similar styles at the big box stores. His installation is flawless - we had one long length of countertop that due to its position had to be fitted out of two pieces. I was concerned about seeing the line between the slabs, particularly when Andrew suggested fitting the two pieces at the edge of the cooktop. When the countertop was installed I had to actually search to find it, it looks absolutely perfect and seamless. In addition, Andrew is re-fitting our old quartz countertop for the basement wet bar, to save us money on the basement reno. From selection to price and service, you can't do better than Andrew if you are looking for quartz or granite. Hopefully we wont need a new countertop for a while, but when we do, we know exactly where to go.

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Thank you Beatrice for the lovely review. We take pride in our work and we appreciate your business very much. All the best from Granite Stonework Ltd...Andrew

10/10

Patrick and his team just left after a major reno and they were just amazing. We originally received an estimate from Patrick last year and took a long time deciding how much work we were going to get done. We called him back 12 months later and he honoured his initial price, worked with our dates (super flexible!) that could fit with all the other trades working on the full house reno. They are punctual, courteous, extremely helpful (thank you guys for helping with all the furniture replacement on the last day) and the floors look stunning. They cleaned up and did the touch-ups on a Saturday morning, worked through rain and snow in February and were patient with delays due to the the other work going on. You can't do better than these guys - they refinished our old oak bannister and railing, it looks brand new; removed carpet, tile and old hardwood and installed the new floors, always with a smile. We look forward to doing the basement with them next year and highly recommend them. Thanks Patrick!

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10/10

After getting multiple quotes, ranging from $5500-$8500, I noticed the Colourful Roofing truck at a job site on our street. Although I had decided at that point to hire a company that had already given us a quote, I thought it would noir hurt to get one more, and I am so happy I did. The owner got back to me within the day despite being in the middle of a very busy season. He gave us a great quote and we agreed to go with them. Not only do they install a high quality Canadian premium shingle, their quote was the lowest, they are one of the few companies who bothered to get a license from Oakville City Hall (they also have it for Mississauga and TO). Guaranteed labour for 10 years. What more could you ask for? Today a large team showed up to install the new roof (the shingles were delivered yesterday). They worked hard for 9 hours, kept the site super clean, moved all our patio furniture and pots out of the way to keep them safe, and did it all with a friendly smile. Highly recommend them and if we ever need a new roof on the next home we know who to call.

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0/10

We have decided to install a humidifier on our furnace and an air purification system. Some of the companies we called gave us quotes and details on the phone, Abbey Air said they needed to schedule an in-home visit to better evaluate what option suits best. (That sounded like a sales pitch but OK, we want to do this right). Our appointment was for yesterday between 11:00 and 2:00 pm. They did not come, they did not call. I waited 24 hours before writing this review to give them time to get in touch with us and explain why they did not respect an appointment at which they were (potentially) going to sell me more than $1,000 worth of equipment and installation, but no, nothing. I would definitely avoid them for service if they bungle even sales calls.

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10/10

Have been hiring A1 for several years to do regular maintenance on our 14 year old furnace after needing to fix it twice and dealing with other companies about 5 years back. They are excellent at what they do, explain problems and repairs (if required well), send experienced technicians to do the job, arrive when planned. We are installing a humidifier and air purifier with them shortly because we are very happy with their service. The tech who came today happily spent 15 minutes after the service call to discuss the installation and various options of the future humidifier with us and offered some great advice for running our fan on even when the AC / furnace is off to alleviate allergy symptoms. Highly recommend this company.

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Company Response

Hello Mrs Lawson, at A1 we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We only hire the best so that you the customer get the best results. Thank you again, take care.


First Review

10/10

I interviewed about 7 or 8 contractors for the job when we were planning to renovate our kitchen. All of them had good references from sites like this or lots of positive feedback on their own sites. But... When it came time to quote they would try to upgrade us from our clearly stated goals and budget to a job twice as big or they would suggest additional work such as changing appliance location which made no sense and doubled the cost. When Peter walked in he was totally honest about what could be done with our budget, suggested the things that would make the most impact, provided his contractor discount at a few awesome tile stores where we found much nicer selection than what we uncovered on our own. The job was done well, we have lived with it for 8 months now, it looks great, and the guys will hopefully be back next year to redo our master bath. Finding an honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable contractor is so hard, and we were seriously lucky to get Peter and Jakub recommended by our quartz counter installer, who also did an exceptional job at a good price.

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Company Response

Beatrice, you are too kind :)
We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you are still enjoying the work we have performed for you. Also looking forward to transforming your master bath when you are ready!

Peter

10/10

Great service from the time I called with questions down to Adrian and his colleague getting here on time and doing a great job. We were not sure about the dryer vent, there was zero pressure but I decided to do it and glad I did, my laundry gets dry faster now. Will call them ack in a few years for sure.

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Company Response

Dryer vent cleaning saves you money, the dryer preforms much better and work faster .


First Review

0/10

Service person communicated in grunts; could not diagnose problem and when prompted finally said it's probably a system problem. Again when prompted agreed it's best to buy a new fridge. (The one we called for was a 6 year old GE Profile). Charged $100 for the visit. Left fridge in the middle of the kitchen. What a waste of money! Avoid calling this company.

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