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10/10

Once again, finding a contractor on Homestars proved to be an awesome choice. I own two sides of a semi-detached in Toronto. One side has a flat roof, the other a pitched. The flat roof was in horrible shape, with the soffit fascia starting to break apart in two corners. There was no way my roof would have lasted more than another 6 months. My first problem was actually finding a contractor that was willing to come into Toronto! So many would not even quote because they said the spacing between the houses wasn't enough for them. When I was able to find companies willing to come into Toronto, they wouldn't touch a flat roof. After asking around, I found out a flat roof is not something that DIY and 'side-job' guys will touch. You need to know what you are doing and the insurances required are very costly. Then I found The Roof Whisperer. I was relieved when they did flat roofs and were willing to come into Toronto! Arthur met with me and did what some other contractors didn't bother doing, he actually went onto the roof! He took pictures of the areas of concern and showed them to me. He discussed the work that would need to be done. I was impressed by how he wasn't trying to 'sell' me on anything. We were just talking about the work. He even explained how my pitched roof was in great shape and didn't need anything done to it. I received a detailed quote by email that broke down the work required and also outlined all his companies insurances and certifications. I knew he was the man for the job. The work schedule was agreed by both of us to be delayed because of some bad weather. The actual work was done while I was away on vacation, so I was a little nervous to see what I would come back to. I came home at night and even in the dark I could see the repaired soffit fascia corners which looked incredible. The next day I threw the ladder up and took a look at the work. All I can say is that these guys know exactly what they are doing. Everything looked so clean. Nothing sloppy at all. Very precise work. Even all the trim work around the chimney and vents. I can tell this wont require any warranty call backs. During the work, some ceiling was accidentally damaged, a small little section of drywall. These things happen. Arthur was immediately on the phone with me explaining what happened and arranged to have someone repair it as soon as I found it convenient. I wasn't worried. These things happen! The small hole actually gave me a good look at the under side of the work done, I could see how much new wood was used on my roof! I was actually pleased that I had this opportunity to see this side of the work as I wasn't around to see the progression and how much old wood had to be removed. The ceiling repair guy came in as scheduled and did a fantastic job repairing that small section. No problems at all. I got my detailed bill by email and I was very pleased to find out it was right on budget! I was amazed because I would have assumed some hefty extra charges when I saw how much wood had to be replaced. It was a cheque I was happy to write. It is worth the peace of mind to know I wont be dealing with water damage issues. The Roof Whisperer is not the cheapest company out there. Arthur will tell you that himself. Maybe if you have a very simple shingle job to be done, he's not the right guy for you. But I wouldn't trust anyone else to do my roof again. I can see what that extra money pays for and I say it's worth it to have someone certified, insured and skilled in his trade. I want someone who knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to my roof and protecting it from water damage for a decade. The best compliment anyone can give is a recommendation. I have already sent his contact info to a friend who needs his roof done in the next year. Thanks, Roof Whisperer!

Approximate cost of services:
$7,500.00
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Hi Mike;

All I can say is double WOW! Thanks for taking the time to let everyone on Homestars know about your experience with us.

Thank You from The Roof Whisperer Team

10/10

I hired Lee after reading many positive reviews on HomeStars. I have to say, he delivers as advertised! I had Lee come up with a design for a small kitchen that did not use it's space effectively. On top of the new cabinets, I needed Lee to remove tiles on the walls and floors, grade the floor and repair the walls. His quote is itemized, so you will know exactly where your money is going. I was impressed by how easily it was to coordinate a project with Lee. We would often exchange many emails throughout the day just to make sure we were both on track. It made planning so easy when I didn't even need to see him to know exactly where we were in the project. Lee had to do a lot of custom work given that my house is 100 years old and none of the walls and floors are true. Lee made everything look so good. This has definitely added value to my property and I will be charging more rent because someone will get to enjoy such a nice little kitchen. The best part - Lee completed on time and on budget. After working with Lee and going with Ikea cabinets, you will wonder why you ever considered custom cabinets. Thanks Lee!

Approximate cost of services:
$4,000.00
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Mike, it was great being able to challenge my self with this project. I am very satisfied with the outcome and I am glad you went with IKEA product. Thank you Mike!!

10/10

I hired John to remove all the tiles and vanity from a small bathroom in my rental unit. I was pleased that John was able to make the time for me, because I only gave him a short window in order to complete the job. I was blown away by what his crew was able to accomplish with such a small budget and a reduced time frame. He made great suggestions, such as tiling the entire ceiling and walls, that are beneficial to me as a landlord. His crew found that the drywall behind the tiles wasn't in the best shape, so they replaced it with proper drywall without much extra cost at all! We worked with the very small space and were able to find a narrow vanity that could be installed. The best thing I can say is that I will definitely contact John when I have more renovation projects to do. Thanks John!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,500.00
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10/10

Looks like there are some negative reviews, so I figured I would weigh in with my recent experience. I am very pleased with Provincial Granite! I went to about 5 different companies when my kitchen renovation started. I was amazed at how some companies seemed almost annoyed with your presence or wanted you to select granite based on a 2x2 square sample on a showroom wall. It was a different story at Provincial. I was able to go to the back and actually look at the large slabs and select my piece. We went over the approximate dimensions and I was given a reasonable quote. The measurement was scheduled, and I was met at my house at the exact time we scheduled. I cannot stress how important this is to me. Trying to manage a renovation while not living in the house, having a service provider show up on time is gold! All the measurements were done and any quirks due to my 100 year old home were discussed and we agreed on some specifics. When it came time to delivery, again the guys came out right on time! They worked quickly and efficiently, cleaning everything they touched. All the little customizations were done to perfection - even some little alterations I decided to make at the last minute. They even helped me move appliances around just so I could see how things looked. They applied the sealer and gave me a lot of great information on how to best maintain the granite. I was also given some interesting ideas on lighting to best highlight the unique colours of the granite. They made sure I was happy with everything before they packed up their tools and gave me the final bill. I understand that each persons experience with a company is unique, but I really find it hard to believe some of the reviews here. I think it's all about managing your expectations. Don't blame the furnace repair man if your windows leak heat. Don't blame the plumber if your electrical wiring is faulty. Granite is a very expensive and tough product to work with. Understand how every aspect of your kitchen comes into play...walls, cabinets, backsplash, etc. Do your work and discuss your expectations up front. From my experience with Provincial, you should be pleased with the results.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
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10/10

I simply cannot recommend Best Fence enough! I had an old wooden fence that had two sections fall down over the winter. The remaining posts did not look too sturdy either. I contacted a few different companies, all of which seemed happy to quote on the job without ever looking at the project. All their quotes included 'extras' for certain difficult conditions...it made it very difficult to get a firm quote when nobody will come to see if your job is difficult! Mike was a completely different story. He came to see the job at the time he specified. He made his suggestions to save me some money and his quote was firm. The best part about dealing with Mike was that he would email me updates before and during the job. I never had to wonder what was going on. Mike and his coworker were great while on site. They kept the place tidy and worked efficiently. The quality of the work done is absolutely amazing. I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. I have another project coming up to add a fence and gate to keep my dog in the yard, I won't even bother asking anyone but Mike at Best Fence to do the job. That's the best compliment I can give! Thanks Mike!!!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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HI Mike;

Thank you so much for writing a such a "elevated review";
I am happy grateful to see how our service can make so much difference and also appreciate you name some of powerful communications tools we carry with us these days like email , text or a phone call can make everyones
life way easier if it use properly.

Much appreciate your business and once you are ready for your second phase of fence project I surely be there for you again!

Kindly!

Mike Ahmady