Home Improvement Source

Bathroom Renovation
167-71 Old Kingston Rd. Ajax ON L1T
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Private User
Private User
0 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Master Bathroom remodel

We hired Home Improvement Source to renovate our Master Bathroom. Victor and his crew did a fantastic job and made the whole process seem easy.
We were specially impressed how Victor took the time to fill us in on the day's progress every night before cleaning up and leaving.
Definitely recommend these guys.

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Thank you for the great review Maria.
We are greatfull to have earned your business.

Ken in Port Perry
Ken in Port Perry
5 reviews Port Perry, ON
10/10

Two Bathrooms

My experience with Victor, owner of Home Improvement Source was without any disappointments. Victor and his team are well qualified and knowledgeable, leaving us two beautiful completed bathrooms. He completed two full bathrooms, one was a renovation, and the other from scratch.
The little extras at no charge were also greatly appreciated.
The entire team never left at the end of the day without cleaning up.
I highly recommend Home Improvement Source.

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Thank you for the great review Ken.
It as a pleasure working for you.

Private User
Private User
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom Renovation

We hired home improvement source to renovate our tired 2nd floor bathroom and love how it turned out.
Victor and his crew did a great job and the price was exactly as we agreed.
The job did take a little longer than planned, but we had heard that having renovations done during Covid would probably be a challenge.
We are glad we did it, thank you guys

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Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review.

Jackie
Jackie
2 reviews Toronto, ON
0/10

Bathroom Renovation (2)

Victor, of Home Improvement Source,

Our overall experience: Poor quality of work, unsafe (electrical not to code), not timely, not communicative, not clean, unprofessional and difficult to work with.

We hired Victor in Aug 2020 to renovate two bathrooms. The small basement bathroom was moldy and the upstairs needed a bathtub.

Financial: Not standard. Victor’s contract asked for 60% of the total contract to be paid by the first day, which we paid (Consumer Protections recommends 10-20%). He also required us to purchase items that were included in the contract and did not reimburse us.
Victor told us the project would take 6 weeks.  Renovations started the week of ‪Oct 26‬, and by Feb 22 (18 weeks later) we asked to sever the contract as the basement bathroom was still incomplete and the upstairs bathroom not started.

Quality of work: Tile work is crooked, uneven, and large grout lines throughout. Electrical was not to code. A GFI rated plug was not used by the shower and vanity which protects from electric shock in damp spaces. The fan would not turn on due to crossed wiring. The drain for the vanity was plumbed with a significant negative slope so water will have issues flowing out, increasing the risk of clogging.  The wall hung toilet carrier was incorrectly installed in the wall. We called a professional plumber in to install the toilet so we would at least have a functioning toilet. They said the plumping and framing had to be redone due to improper alignment with the drain, all of which had already been drywalled.

Cleanliness: Victor’s team continued to leave construction waste in our backyard between Nov and Jan, they finally removed it once we asked.

Timeliness: Unreliable. Four different schedules over five months, always late and often unreachable.

We are a young family with two babies and new to home renovations and we feel Victor took advantage of us and put our family at risk.

We do not recommend Home Improvement Source.

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Jackie,
We regret you feel this way.
I am sorry the work did take longer than we had planned because of the difficulties we encountered in trying complete your bathroom renovations in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Getting our supplies took much longer than we were used to, and on top of that, a couple of our workers got sick and had to quarantine.
When they did return, trying to maintain 6 feet apart while working in a 3x8 foot bathroom, took an a huge amount of effort and time causing further delays.
We did ask you for an initial deposit of 10% and the items you mentioned as unsafe, where work in progress that had not yet been completed, such as installing a regular outlet temporarily instead of a GFCI to provide power for our tools. At the end of the job it is our practice to have our electrician come in and change it.
The Handmade tiles you choose for your bathroom came in different sizes, thickness and color and the grout lines reflect that, which is part of their charm.

We truly regret that you did not allow us to complete the project to your full satisfaction and count you among our many happy clients.

carry1029 in Courtice
carry1029 in Courtice
1 review Courtice, ON
10/10

3 Bathrooms and Others

Victor is cut differently. Hire him.

I reached out to 8 contractors in May/June 2020 which is during the easing on COVID restrictions but Victor was the only guy who came in with mask and gloves. Respect. Shockingly also he was the only one without a tape measure. But I guess he knew the type of work that was needed. He also gave his estimate within a couple of days while I had to wait a long time (2 weeks) for the rest and had to follow-up on 2.

We asked to renovate our main bath, master ensuite, foyer, powder room, laundry room and a few odds and ends. His price was on par with everyone else but unlike the rest, there were no extra markups and upsells on vanities, cabinets, toilets, faucets, accessories, etc. I do recommend that you ask about those options with him as he will give you his contacts and you deal with them directly. No middle person markup from him and I am very satisfied with all of them.

Victor works with his main man Pat and both are amazing workers. Victor is more the quality assurance guy and Pat is the get things done guy. Victor’s eye on quality is exceptional. He looks at the type of work and suggest the proper way of doing things. There are many times that I wanted to get things done by cutting corners to speed up things but he refuses to give sub par quality work. And there are times that I saw a few things that can be done better and he did not argue. He has pride in his work.

He is the type of guy who communicates consistently by email, text or phone even before I had booked him. I had a few questions and he answered right away. During the work, he consistently gives updates on the progress, where there can be challenges, and possible options on how to move forward. As a client this was an important part of the process.

Like many home renos, you may have accidents like leaks or dings on the wall but he makes sure that those are taken care of. Accountability. His team lost a small piece of accessory but he made sure to call the supplier to send a replacement right away.

This is my third house and I have dealt with many contractors. Victor has been the best to deal with. I trust him enough to leave the key to my house. The pictures don’t justice. Reach out to him. Talk to him. Show him your renos. You won’t be disappointed.

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Company Response

Thank you for the excellent review.
We are honoured you chose us and It was our pleasure to remodel your bathrooms and other work for your familly.

Zeeshan
Zeeshan
1 review Oshawa, ON
10/10

Basement renovation

Very satisfied with the work done. Very professional and detail oriented. Had nice working with Victor.

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moutsat .
moutsat .
3 reviews Whitby, ON
10/10

Master Bathroom Shower Renovation

When our master bathroom shower was leaking into our family room ceiling, we had Victor from Home Improvement Source come assess where the water was leaking. Unfortunately, he found several places the shower was leaking, so we had him tear out the old tiles and floor and rebuild our entire shower so it was waterproof. He used the highest quality materials and he was meticulous about his workmanship. He was professional, friendly and easy to have in our house, and he cleaned up so nicely after he finished working every day. My husband and I are so happy with our new shower! It doesn't leak anymore and it looks beautiful. Thanks Victor and Patrick!!

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Thank you for the excellent review. It was a pleasure working for you and your family.
Anything you need, we are always here.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Bathroom remodeling

Excellent service!!
I needed to get rid of a bathtub to put in a modern stand up shower and Victor went above and beyond to get this done for me..
Very experienced, talked and walked me through everything I needed to know..
The attention to detail was amazing!!
Now I am looking forward to having them come back for future projects!
Thank you very much!

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Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure working for your family.
...and we all miss the 2 puppies.

Pickering, O.
Pickering, O.
2 reviews Pickering, ON
10/10

Bathroom Renovation

After receiving three referrals for a bathroom renovation from Home Stars, I chose Home Improvement Source to do the job. The work was completed on budget and within the timeline outlined by Victor, the owner of the company. Victor offered honest and sound advice throughout the project, and made sure I got excellent value for money when purchasing products for the renovation. I can't say enough about the quality of work that went into transforming my old, outdated bathroom into a beautiful masterpiece. Victor is knowledgeable and has many years experience. He and his employee Pat take great pride in their work. It was a pleasure to work with them. I highly recommend this company and look forward to working with them again on other home improvement projects.

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Company Response

Thank you for the great review Maryanne. We are very happy to have created a new space that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Thank you again for the opportunity.

Rodney
Rodney
2 reviews Pickering, ON
10/10

Bathroom build

Victor came in to finish a bathroom and he did an amazing job correcting mistakes that were there before him and finishing the tiling work with lots of attention to detail. Victor does not cut corners and the results show this.

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Thank you for the great review Rodney. It was a pleasure working for you and your family.

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More about Home Improvement Source

As experienced home remodelers, our priority is to provide you with high quality workmanship, in a timely manner and at reasonable prices.

When you call Home Improvement Source to carry out your remodeling project, you can be confident that we will always listen to you and provide you with the expertise to carry out your vision.

We can renovate any room in your house, but we specialize in bathroom remodeling, kitchen makeovers, as well as all types of flooring and tiling.

CATEGORIES
Bathroom Renovation and Basement Renovation
PRODUCTS
Bathroom Fixtures and Building products
SERVICES
Bathroom Renovations and Remodeling, Kitchen Renovations, Tiling, Flooring, Painting and Home Renovations
BRANDS
Schluter, Moen, Grohe, Hansgrohe, American Standard, Centura Tile, Olympia Tile, The Tile House. Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Dulux
STYLES
Modern to Classic
SPECIALITIES
Bathroom Renovations and Remodeling Kitchen Renovations and Makeovers Tile and Wood Flooring
WEBSITE
https://homeimprovementsource.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2007
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
4
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, e-transfer, Visa, MC, Amex
LICENSES
N/A
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Engineering Technologist
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$750
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
3 Years from the date of Invoice
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