We recently hired Victory Carpentry to renovate the kitchen and upstairs bathroom in our 110 year old house and couldnt be happier with the result. The scope of the work involved a full gut of the bathroom and pretty well the same for the kitchen (one wall stayed largely intact, otherwise everything was rebuilt).
These are the reasons we think you should hire Victory Carpentry for your next project:
He is an excellent and experienced carpenter. Victor had previously replaced and levelled our main floor subfloor when we realized it was shot halfway through demolition by our hardwood contractor. It to be done very quickly as had a week before we needed to be out of our place. That work was completed exceptionally well, and he went above and beyond what other carpenters had proposed, carefully shaving some joists while sistering others, to create the best result. On that basis we knew he was the best choice for a full room renovation where we were likely going to run into the same issues and would need to meet existing out of level floors and walls, etc. Sure enough, Victor planned very carefully from the outset to maximize space (flipping the tub and using rigid insulation on one end for example) and also create the best aesthetic result. He also rerouted some ductwork, significantly increasing the airflow to the 2nd floor, fixed a cracked joist in the living room that he happened to see... the list goes on. Victor was quickly able to find great solutions for every weird twist and turn of our weird old house without missing a beat.
Victor is also a very good project manager. His sub-trades were all very knowledgeable, professional and most importantly consistently showed up when Victor scheduled them. This resulted in no delays to schedule due to lost time, which is so common in home renovations, especially when you are encountering and dealing with underlying issues which inevitably push the schedule a day or two as happened with us. The sub-trades were also all happy to talk about different options with us, and the electrician ended up doing some additional work adding outlets in our rear bedroom for a very fair price. Its a testament to Victor's reputation and credibility how well they all worked with him. His crew were also all good people (we called them our roommates by the end) and were very courteous and respectful of our home throughout.
Lastly Victor is just a very honest and straight forward contractor. We knew that whatever happened we could trust him to achieve the best result and give us fair pricing when we had to talk extras. The work took approximately marginally longer to complete than the target schedule, largely due to the need to redo some plumbing and HVAC, as well as to add a stud wall to protect previously un-insulated plumbing, all of which wasn't known until demolition commenced. However, Victor was clear with us from the beginning about the possibility of delays due to the unknown, and kept us very well advised of schedule throughout, calling at the end of every day to check in and provide an update.
It was a pleasure dealing with Victor throughout the job, including all the conversations about music, and we would be happy to work with Victory Carpentry again for our next reno. Thanks again!