J Designers

Basement Renovation
Ajax ON L1S 7N6
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Private User
Private User reviews Ajax, ON
10/10

Painting, drywall, installations, etc

We highly recommend Rizzo and J Designers due to their professional expertise and reasonable price. Rizzo reviews your requirements and offers very helpful suggestions along the way. The team is friendly, courteous, reliable and they do not leave until you are completely satisfied. They have completed numerous projects for us and we will continue to call on them in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Thank you and look forward to serve you in future!

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Private User
Private User reviews Markham, ON
2/10

Basement

If you are ok with basement renovation to last more than 3 months (and counting) instead of the original estimate of 8 weeks then JDesigners might work for you. Project Manager appreciates that you give him a detailed to-do list instead of them providing those for you as a customer. You might want to talk to the trades yourself to make sure that all your wishlists are met. A lot of lessons learned and days spend for re-doing the job because most often it is not done the right way the first time. Very free flowing timeline, no rush on anything, some days they show up, some days not, very light commitment on what can be achieved each day. Goals are sometimes set but most often are not met. Work starts at around 11 and ends before 3 (on the days that they show up). Hot water stopped working at some point after pipes were added and they took the time to research and ask help from contractors forums so we were taking shower on frigid water for about 3 weeks. Oh, and you must have an unlimited phone plan cause you will need to chase and call the project manager all the time to follow up on status, it helps sending same texts several times to get noticed.

Approximate cost of services:
$25,000.00
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f.b.haynes
f.b.haynes
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Painiting

I was highly satisfied with the paint job done at my home. The finished job was done exceptionally well and the feature wall was a very welcomed bonus. Many visitors to my house questioned if it was stenciled and were surprised that it was done free-hand. I also have to comment on how patient the workers were with my demands. I recommend JDesigners especially if you need a feature wall done it is pure art.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,500.00
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Kaleb
Kaleb
2 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Kitchen and Basement Renovation

I used JDesigners to renovate my kitchen and basement; work was exceptionally completed, and price was very reasonable for the specific requirements I outlined. Being in the Real Estate business, I have since recommended them to my clients and will continue to do so with confidence.

Approximate cost of services:
$65,000.00
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Tak H. Tam from Markham
Tak H. Tam from Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Basement Renovation

Rizo, who is finisning a great job on my basement and friendly guy, plus he has many idea to make your basement look better with more space. His other workers are friendly and working. They are responsible person and make sure everything clean before they leave from the work area. Thanks Riz and J. Designers.

Approximate cost of services:
$31,000.00
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Arin from Ajax
Arin from Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

Basement Renovation

The basement renovation done by Jdesigners ( Rizzo & group ) was exceptional. Good workmanship, very polite and clean. Tries to accommodate all the requests. We were very happy with the project. Also, Rizzo added some extra design which increased the outlook of the basement. I would recommend their team for any big renovation project.

Approximate cost of services:
$36,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you Arin for taking out time to rate my services. I really appreciate it as I know that you are extremely busy with work. We truly enjoyed working for you and elated that you liked our workmanship. Best of luck to you and family in 2015. Enjoy your basement!
Regards,
Rizzo

Diane Cartwright from Whitby
Diane Cartwright from Whitby
1 review Whitby, ON
10/10

Textured Ceilings

We cannot offer enough praise for J Designers Inc. Talk about professionalism and quality work! Rizzo and his crew far exceeded our expectations and we very much appreciated the work they did for us. We will gladly recommend them to family and friends and will definitely have them back to do more work in our home.
We wanted to refresh two of our popcorn ceilings due to a small leak and had asked J Designers Inc to re-spray our ceiling. The quote we received from Rizzo was very reasonable and we booked with him. Each and every question I asked via phone or email was responded to immediately and very efficiently.
They arrived promptly at the arranged time. The crew took great care to prep before the spraying. The ceilings looked good and they were done in the estimated time and payment was made.
Two days later, Rizzo surprised us by arriving at our home to see how the product had dried as his crew had indicated they did not think it had covered well. Upon review, he was not happy with the result and offered to re-spray our ceilings free of charge. We had not contacted him to tell him that we were not happy…this was something he did on his own and was just his way of ensuring his customers are pleased with the end product. Upon request Rizzo used all zero VOC materials.
We had another expected problem but it was Rizzo to the rescue. To sum it up, we cannot express our thanks enough to Rizzo and J Designers Inc and highly recommend their services.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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SARA.GANESHALINGAM from Markham
SARA.GANESHALINGAM from Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

BASEMENT RENOVATION

We were delighted with our experience with JDesigners Inc. The initial meeting, quotation, workmanship and after care follow up was handled very professionally. Our Basement Renovation exceeded our expectations in terms of cost, quality workmanship and schedule. No Need to shop around - Hire this company for your basement project. Every time we enter our basement, we are amazed at the quality workmanship that JDesigners Inc. did for us! Rizzo and his team are professional and polite with abundant design talent. Not to mention they cleaned up after every shift and answered our calls. We highly recommend this company to our friends and family.

Approximate cost of services:
$19,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for your kind words. It was real pleasure working for you. I am glad you liked our services and just want to let you know that we will be there if you need us.
Regards

fay from Ajax
fay from Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

basement reno

We loved the designer and her design. She was very patient and detailed. What sold us was the computer generated design. Loved working with Rizzo. Always on time (7am). Definitely recommend them. Prefer if he started at 8 though :)

Approximate cost of services:
$37,000.00
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Thank you for rating us and I will let Rizzo know to start at 7:30 am instead :)
Olivia

Cara from Ajax
Cara from Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
1/10

Basement Renos

Very Disappointed. A 4 day job has taken over 1 month to complete. (Ceramic/Laminate Floors and Trim for less than 1000sq.ft) Payment was taken off of my credit card without authorization for work that was not completed and I had to fire him because the quality of work was terrible and now I am out the cost to replace the low quality work that was done. I do not recommend this company. There is a reason why the prices are reasonable.

I would like to add to the company response below. The 4 day job started out fine. Mon and Tues laminate was installed. The tile guy didnt come until Sat which meant no other work can be done so tiles can set. I was never informed that the flooring purchased was brittle and no good. It is a 10mm for a basement.So this is a not true. In addition to that, I also have pictures of the trim that was installed and damaged. All of the material was in the same room so if they looked at what was being installed you would see that there was casing for the doors and baseboard trim for the floors. I am not a contractor so I dont know that they uses baseboard around the doors. The garbage that he replied to, was the garbage that him and his tile guy left behind, not to mention the spilled coffee on the newly installed laminate to sit until I went down to inspect. It would have been nice to have them clean up after themselves but that must be the home owners job I guess. The most important part of this is the illegal charge to my credit card. I have a signed contract that said that my card would not be charged until after the job is complete. My card was charged before the floors were even completed, nevermind the trim. I did not sign for the job and I am thinking now that maybe this could be something for BBB to get involved in.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,600.00
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Company Response

Sorry that we disappointed you but would definitely like to explain what had happened and what my clients could have done to prevent all this. The flooring was installed in 4 days (laminate floors and ceramic tiles). Laminate that they bought was so brittle and cheap that it kept on breaking so was ceramic. They stepped on freshly set tiles thus shifting few of them. Its the trim that caused most of the delays. They bought two different kinds of trims but failed to mention that to us. First day to install trims, we came across non sanded walls, doors missing door jambs, home made 1" door shims. We asked them to sand the walls for better finish. Second day we went to install trims; we came across all rooms full of garbage and their tools all over. Third and final day, they misplaced screws and gone to work without any instructions. Then when we ran out of material upon when I called them and asked them for more material. My clients asked me to buy it from home depot. I told her that we had been there for three times and cannot do this for $375. She not only did not pay us for all trims we installed but also left negative review. We took the pictures and made a small movie in case someone wants to see it.

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More about J Designers

The designers at JDesigners are qualified to answer your designing questions. We go through your wish list, your budget and the time frame. We then provide the solution and concept design and deliver our promise. Our designers will show you a 3-d model of your space for better understanding. JDesigners also implement government rebate and incentives to make your house more eco-friendly and healthy for your family.

CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation and General Contractors
SERVICES
Basement renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Tile Installation, Flooring, Drywall, Painting and Taping, Kitchen Installations, Fireplace Installations
SPECIALITIES
Income Suite Specialist
WEBSITE
http://www.jdesigners.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1996
PAYMENT METHOD
VISA, Mastercard, AMEX
LICENSES
General Contractor
MEMBERSHIPS
Better Business Bureau
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Engineering
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
1 year warranty on Workmanship. Kindly ask for more details.
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