Sierra Gate Homes

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Ottawa ON K2E 7Z6
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9.8 10 (6 reviews)

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mlaw613
mlaw613
0 reviews Merrickville, ON
9/10

A Conscientious Builder

Angus was a great builder to work with. Considering our build occurred through the worst of Covid he was able to manage his schedule and trades with very little delay and disruption. The work was performed professionally and very close to budget. Angus and his crew were considerate and easy to deal with.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000,000.00
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eileen.overend
eileen.overend
0 reviews Oxford Station, ON
10/10

New Home Build

When we met with the SierraGates owner, we were reassured from the very start that we would get a turnkey project. We got a full explanation of the terms of the contract; with budget elements and financial staging of payments clearly identified. It was also clear that SierraGate were serious about responding to individual client needs and goals. Even before the contract was signed, as we worked with the owner and his architectural consultant on the design concept: walls were moved, windows created and the main floor dimensioned to accommodate disability and wheel chair access, all with a give and take in discussion that gave us confidence that it would be the same during the build.

The team at SierraGate really went the extra-mile in coping with the shortages of material and manpower, and all the myriad of Covid- caused external delays ,in order to reach completion as soon as was feasible all the time without compromising on quality. At the start, the owner told us : Hire me, and I will work with you on what you want and then look after all the details. And, with the assistance of an excellent team, he did. His employees and sub-contractors were uniformly professional pleasant and cooperative, always ensuring that we knew what they were doing, while sharing our enthusiasm, for the site and the building.

We now have the house of our dreams, that makes us smile every time we open the door. The house is more than we could ever have hoped for: a quality build, with good finishing and design that meets our individual needs and is trouble-free to run. This outcome was far from guaranteed, given that late 2020 was also the most challenging of times to embark on such a major project.

We would unreservedly recommend this company.

Approximate cost of services:
$800,000.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Bathroom Addition

Angus and his team are attentive, responsive and professional. Sierra Gate Homes took over a job on short notice and delivered. They were very communicative and continued to work until the project was complete as envisioned and on budget. This was a complete bathroom addition. We look forward to working with them on larger projects and recommend them wholeheartedly.

Approximate cost of services:
$1.00
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mike from Ottawa
mike from Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Roof replacement, new eavestroughs, soffit and fascia replacement, as well as a complete removal and construction of a front porch and a second floor porch. Many others as well....

My organization (which is a social housing provider in Ottawa) has been using Sierra Gate Homes since 2014. I originally contacted Angus to complete a rather large project at one of our five properties.
This property needed a roof replacement, new eavestroughs, soffit and fascia replacement, as well as a complete removal and construction of a front porch and a second floor porch. All required immediate attention. Angus and his staff worked tirelessly even throughout the winter to ensure this project was completed when other contractors would not work.
The house where this project was located is in a historic downtown area and was built in the early 1900’s. Angus and his staff (Bruce, his right hand man) did an incredible job. They were able to mirror the original characteristics of this property, and added many extras without further costs. The residence looks just like it would have when it was originally constructed.
Projects that Sierra Gate competed for us have been: an office renovation, fire code updates at two of our properties, and complete removal and construction of a porch at another early 1900’ home. Sierra Gate will soon be returning to this property to remove another upper and lower porch, and an old fire escape. They will be constructing new porches, custom steel fire escape, and adding a wheel chair ramp.
As the Property Manager for my organization, I keep a short list of trusted contractors that I call on regularly to complete minor and large projects. Angus is the first one that I contact for any projects.
Angus has always provided a fair quote, and has never gone over budget on any projects. As some contractors do by providing a lower quote, but then will come back with ‘problems’ needing more money.
Angus and his staff are very professional, friendly, are hardworking, produce excellent results, and take great pride in their work. All of our residents at the homes where they have done work have enjoyed having them there and have never reported any issues. We have taken on Sierra Gate to complete many other projects and will continue to call upon them.

I would highly recommend Sierra Gate to complete any projects no matter the size and scope. If you would like to speak to me personally please feel free to contact me through Angus.

Approximate cost of services:
$58,000.00
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Company Response

Mike, we sincerely appreciate your positive review! Daybreak is an excellent organisation doing extremely important work in our community. It is a privilege for Sierra Gate Homes to assist you in making sure that your properties are well maintained for the residents. We look forward to working with Daybreak on future projects!

doug from Ottawa
doug from Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

New Roof and Windows

Very clean and extremely professional! All the workers were friendly and polite! They stayed within budget kept us aware of everything going on during the project! GREAT JOB! We will use them again!

Approximate cost of services:
$10,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for your kind words, Doug!

Aaron Dahl from Ottawa
Aaron Dahl from Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON

First Review

10/10

Small Business Fit Up

I contacted Angus Ravanelli from Sierra Gate homes to do the fit up for Not Your Father's Barber on Murray Street in the Byward Market because he came highly recommended to me from the building owner. I'm very grateful that I did. Never having opened a small business in a retail space before, I had a lot of questions and concerns about permits, building code and inspections and Angus was always available to me to not only answer these questions for me but to intervene on my behalf with inspectors regarding certain aspects of the fit up. He not only saved me money on the job, which was already reasonably priced, he also saved me stress and gave me peace of mind that the job was being done to spec and therefore there would be no issues come inspection time. And he was right, inspectors were very impressed with the work that was done and the shop passed easily and quickly.

Sierra Gate arranged permit drawings, electrical upgrades, plumbing installation as well as finishing work related to the plumbing venting and baseboard work after painting. The subcontractors were punctual, professional and obviously very skilled in their individual trades. Not only did Angus arrange these contractors, he was present at least once, often more, every day that work was being performed. He was very hands on, available for questions and oversaw the work the way a General Contractor should. He took responsibility for every bit of work that was done in the shop and made sure everything was done to my satisfaction.

Angus and Andrea were one of the best decisions I made during the planning process of opening my business. I know 100% that if I do ever run into any issues with the work done in the shop that they will stand by their work and I've very happy with their guarantee. Angus and Andrea have checked in more than one time since our opening in early July to check in on the work, the business and me personally to see if I need anything. Amazing people, amazing work and a reasonable price. Everything I was looking for in a general contractor and I've found one for my next project whenever that may be.

If you're considering a contractor, look no further than Sierra Gate Homes.

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you very much, Aaron! It was a pleasure working with you on this renovation project. Thanks to your vision, Not Your Father's Barber is an inviting establishment with a very professional look!

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More about Sierra Gate Homes

A design-build, construction project management and renovation firm, Sierra Gate Homes has twenty-five years of experience in residential construction. We are a licensed and registered builder with Tarion, and a member of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association.

At Sierra Gate Homes, we take great pride in the quality of our workmanship. Our involvement, our suppliers and our trades set us apart from the competition. Our clients receive hands-on customer service from the owner of the company. And our commitment to our clients does not end upon completion of their project. We stand behind the work we do. This means that you can expect courteous and professional ongoing service from Sierra Gate Homes.

CATEGORIES
Builders, Kitchen & Bathroom - Cabinets & Design, Historical Restoration, Building Supplies and Hardware, Structural Engineering, Condominium Renovations, Design/Build, Design/Project Management, Surveyors, Sunrooms, Solariums & Greenhouses, Renovation Advisors, Trim and Moldings, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Architects, Home Office Renovation, Home Additions, General Contractors, Framing, Excavation, Drafting Service, Demolition, Carpenters, Bathroom Renovation, and Basement Renovation
PRODUCTS
Custom Conventional Homes Sierra Gate Homes builds custom conventional homes on lots owned by our clients. Lindal Cedar Homes Sierra Gate Homes is proud to be the independent Lindal Cedar Homes representative for Eastern Ontario. Lindal is the first and largest manufacturer of cedar custom homes in the world. Whether you are looking for a cozy cottage retreat, a permanent home that fits your growing family’s lifestyle, or a relaxing retirement home, we will work with you to achieve your dream. When you purchase a Lindal home, you are not only buying the highest quality materials in the industry backed by a lifetime structural warranty, you are rewarding yourself with the Lindal experience. The Lindal family heritage is built on over 65 years of planning, designing and building dream homes for more than 55,000 clients worldwide.
SERVICES
Design-Build The process starts and ends with you. In your first meeting with Sierra Gate Homes, you describe your project in detail. We listen carefully to your ideas and develop a clear understanding of your lifestyle needs. Using the information that you provide to us, we design and build a home that meets or surpasses your expectations. As a design-build firm, Sierra Gate Homes provides you with a comprehensive range of design and construction services. We work with you from project conception until the final inspection of your home. Construction Project Management As a construction project management firm, Sierra Gate Homes manages the entire construction process on your behalf and ensures that it flows smoothly. Our expertise allows us to attend to all project details and minimise costs. We work with you from the design phase until the final inspection of your home. Renovations and Additions Sierra Gate Homes works closely with you to ensure that your project makes your vision a reality, and that it is completed efficiently, on time and on budget. We apply the same high standards to our renovations and additions that we bring to our custom home projects. Our trades are highly skilled and committed to excellence. They take great pride in providing premier quality workmanship.
WEBSITE
http://sierragatehomes.ca/index.html
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2011
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
PAYMENT METHOD
Paypal, Cheque
MEMBERSHIPS
Tarion, Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years
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