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I write this letter to recommend Blue Ocean Construction Inc. as a general contractor. For my renovations in late 2012/early 2013, I was assigned Paul Zydowicz (Paul) of Blue Ocean Construction Inc. to oversee my renovation project. My project consisted of renovations to my entire kitchen, guest bathroom, master bathroom, den and all the flooring throughout the apartment. I highly recommend Paul for home renovations. Throughout the course of the renovations, Paul kept me updated with the progress. He was always readily available to answer questions and even if I couldn’t reach him by phone or email right away, he always gets back to me as soon as he can, usually within hours. If I had any concerns, he would take the time to explain the matter to me and put all my worries to rest. Paul was also quite accurate in his estimate of the cost of my project as the ultimate invoiced amount was fairly similar to the initial estimate. The trade’s persons that Paul chose were overall quite skilled in their area of expertise though some of the tradespersons’ handiwork/craftsmanship was comparatively better than others. Most importantly, with so many tradespersons working at the same time and the need for certain tasks to be done in chronological order, Paul managed the timing of the tasks and the trade’s persons very well. In particular, Paul’s site manager, Sal is highly commendable. When Paul is not available on site, Sal would be there and he is equally praise worthy in being able to manage all the trades’ persons effectively and efficiently. Both Paul and Sal took care to clean up the parts of the apartment when the renovations to those parts of the apartments were done. They also took special care in cleaning up after themselves when they leave the site and not any dirt or dust trail outside the apartment to the common areas of the building. Paul and Sal have also corresponded with the strata management company to coordinate jobs where the property manager has to be involved. The strata management company has been kept up to date with the operations and any concerns they had were addressed by Paul and Sal. Going through renovations for the first time, it was quite worrisome naturally but Paul managed to make the process as tolerable and smooth as possible. I truly believe that any renovation project will have a hiccup here and a delay there but any issues that suddenly came up, Paul is right on it to find a solution. Due to small scheduling problems with the trades persons, materials providers and various other parties involved, my project took a little longer to complete but all the delays were reasonable and not within the control of Paul. Although my project took a little longer to complete, Paul ensured that the renovations were done as efficiently as possible and that they were done right. In my opinion, the delays were well worth it to have my renovations done properly. My renovations may have been another project to them but they have given me a wonderful home that I will continue to enjoy and adore for many years to come. Sincerely, Serene Chow

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Serene, We hope you are still enjoying your home Paul had renovated for you a few years back. The results were beautiful! It was a pleasure working with you and please don't hesitate to contact us should you need any help in the future.