Blue Ocean Construction Inc

Basement Renovation
Unit 220, 4388 Still Creek Dr. Burnaby BC V5C 6C6
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Serene Chow from Kitsilano
Serene Chow from Kitsilano
1 review Coquitlam, BC
9/10

Full Condominium Renovation (kitchen, 2 bathrooms, flooring, painting, new appliances)

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I write this letter to recommend Blue Ocean Construction Inc. as a general contractor. For my renovations in late 2012/early 2013, I was assigned Paul Zydowicz (Paul) of Blue Ocean Construction Inc. to oversee my renovation project. My project consisted of renovations to my entire kitchen, guest bathroom, master bathroom, den and all the flooring throughout the apartment. I highly recommend Paul for home renovations. Throughout the course of the renovations, Paul kept me updated with the progress. He was always readily available to answer questions and even if I couldn’t reach him by phone or email right away, he always gets back to me as soon as he can, usually within hours. If I had any concerns, he would take the time to explain the matter to me and put all my worries to rest. Paul was also quite accurate in his estimate of the cost of my project as the ultimate invoiced amount was fairly similar to the initial estimate. The trade’s persons that Paul chose were overall quite skilled in their area of expertise though some of the tradespersons’ handiwork/craftsmanship was comparatively better than others. Most importantly, with so many tradespersons working at the same time and the need for certain tasks to be done in chronological order, Paul managed the timing of the tasks and the trade’s persons very well. In particular, Paul’s site manager, Sal is highly commendable. When Paul is not available on site, Sal would be there and he is equally praise worthy in being able to manage all the trades’ persons effectively and efficiently. Both Paul and Sal took care to clean up the parts of the apartment when the renovations to those parts of the apartments were done. They also took special care in cleaning up after themselves when they leave the site and not any dirt or dust trail outside the apartment to the common areas of the building. Paul and Sal have also corresponded with the strata management company to coordinate jobs where the property manager has to be involved. The strata management company has been kept up to date with the operations and any concerns they had were addressed by Paul and Sal. Going through renovations for the first time, it was quite worrisome naturally but Paul managed to make the process as tolerable and smooth as possible. I truly believe that any renovation project will have a hiccup here and a delay there but any issues that suddenly came up, Paul is right on it to find a solution. Due to small scheduling problems with the trades persons, materials providers and various other parties involved, my project took a little longer to complete but all the delays were reasonable and not within the control of Paul. Although my project took a little longer to complete, Paul ensured that the renovations were done as efficiently as possible and that they were done right. In my opinion, the delays were well worth it to have my renovations done properly. My renovations may have been another project to them but they have given me a wonderful home that I will continue to enjoy and adore for many years to come.
Sincerely,
Serene Chow

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Company Response

Serene, We hope you are still enjoying your home Paul had renovated for you a few years back. The results were beautiful! It was a pleasure working with you and please don't hesitate to contact us should you need any help in the future.

Michelle Lepoole  from Port Moody
Michelle Lepoole from Port Moody
1 review Port Moody, BC
10/10

Kitchen Reno

We are thrilled with our beautiful kitchen. Right from the beginning, the team at BOC walked us through the process, clearly listening to the needs of our family and incorporating them into the design and budget. Their suggestions, things we would never have come up with on our own, were invaluable and made a tremendous difference in the overall functionality. We were updated almost daily and any concerns were addressed in a timely manner. Trades were friendly and respectful of our home. We always felt comfortable and valued when approaching BOC. You will be well taken care of with BOC. Thank you to the crew at BOC, we LOVE our new space!

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Len Nakonechny from Port Moody
Len Nakonechny from Port Moody
3 reviews Port Moody, BC
10/10

Kitchen Reno

My wife and I hired Blue Ocean Construction to renovate our kitchen. All I can say is wow! From start to finish the service was impeccable! They were professional and on time. One of the best parts of the construction was how detailed and clear they were with the timeline. We highly recommend Blue Ocean Construction.

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Great customers who truly added to the teams effort with positive support and input.

R Dunne from New Westminster
R Dunne from New Westminster
2 reviews New Westminster, BC

First Review

3/10

Bathroom Renovation

We contracted with BOC through Home Depot. The out come was great. The process was AWFUL. A simple bathroom reno dragged on for five months with excuses and poor communications. It was profoundly inconvenient and a nuisance. We complained to the company and have to say that the owners did make an effort to make up for the subcontractor. In the end, we love our bathrooms.

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Company Response

Blue Ocean Construction Inc. takes our customers concerns very seriously.
We appreciate their decision to work with us and accept their comments in good faith.
Project delays are generally not due to mismanagement, lack of concern or sense of urgency. Custom made and back orders products
that do not arrive on time are the primary the reason we cannot meet the original schedule. They are an unfortunate occurrence that is often beyond our control.
Customers are advised and made aware the reason for the delay. In this case it was the reason we could not deliver as planned.

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More about Blue Ocean Construction Inc

Blue Ocean Construction is an award-winning General Contracting Firm serving clients in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas. Now in our 30th year, at Blue Ocean Construction we’ll take the time to fully understand your requirements and provide you with the information to need to make an informed decision on your construction needs. With an open, friendly, and flexible working attitude, we provide professional detailed costing, scheduling, and project documentation.

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As an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau for 20+ years, we’ve achieved an A+ rating. We are a member of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association, and of Renomark. Winner of multiple awards and accreditation's, we’re proud of our team, and our continuous commitment to excellence.
For further information and to view our photo gallery visit our website http://blueoceanconstruction.com/

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We also provide interior renovation services through Home Depot, such as bathroom, and basement renovations.

CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation and General Contractors
SERVICES
Our services include residential, commercial and retail construction and renovations. As licensed building envelope and building contractors we also provide building maintenance and envelope services to strata and cooperative associations. Blue Ocean Construction is the sole providers of Interior Renovations for over 30 of Western Canadian Home Depot stores.
BRANDS
Home Depot Interior Renovation Program.
SPECIALITIES
- Custom Home Building - Energy Star Builder - Renovations
WEBSITE
http://blueoceanconstruction.com/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1990
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa, MasterCard, Home Depot Consumer Card, Cheque
LICENSES
Provincially licensed as a Certified Builder and licensed as a Building Envelope Builder
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, GVHBA, RenoMark, Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Home Builders Council, PBI Board Member
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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