My husband and I bought our home in August 2023 knowing that we would need to do some major renovations (basement and main floor kitchens, basement washroom, pot lights, and new flooring throughout our main floor). We had so much trepidation about trusting a contractor with our renovations and money. My husband had done minor renovations on our previous home, but this time around we knew that we needed a professional.
We had a tall order to fill because we wanted a contractor that knew what he was doing. We wanted quality of work, reasonable pricing and someone that would not try to take the money and not complete the work. We looked on homestars for reviews and asked on our community Nextdoor app for recommendations. We met with a handful of contractors that made many promises of pricing, time the project would take, some with aggressive approaches to negotiating, some who ignored what we wanted and some that ignored even one of us in the discussion. Then we met Donevan, owner of DWC.
Donevan was very personable. My husband and I both felt very comfortable with choosing DWC to do the renovations. Donevan was upfront with us about what things would cost, timeline from start to finish of the job and he stated that he would not be the cheapest. Not many contractors would be this upfront. For some people this would be where they cross off a contractor, but honestly for what Donevan and his team bring to the table (making sure everything being done is to code, knowledgeable trade team that are hard workers, high level of trust between Donevan, my husband and myself) the cost is reasonable.
During demolition Donevan and his team found that the previous homeowners bewildering DIY eclectic renovations were not to code. The previous homeowners hid all plumbing and structural issues from us and the realtors. These issues cost us extra money to bring things to code and Donevan did not price gauge us for these additional repairs
DWC transformed the eclectic house we bought into a beautiful, functional livable home for us (we have the before and after pictures to prove it) My husband and I are very thankful that we found DWC. Renovations are stressful and especially when you are living in the house while the renovations are happening. Donevan and his team worked with us and around us to get the job done. We will definitely be using DWC for future renovations and we highly recommend Donevan and his team.
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Thank you Esther and Dom for the beautiful review and believe me, the sentiment went both ways. You were a pleasure to work for and with. We appreciate how hospitable you were despite how frustrating it must have been to live in a dusty job site with no kitchen. All that take out food!! And you were still so gracious! We appreciate how easy you made the job go. Thank you!!