General Contractors in Kitchener-Waterloo
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Catalyst General Contracting Inc. is a general contracting company providing custom design-build renovations in select regions of Southern Ontario. For over a decade we’ve proudly served Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and the surrounding areas.
Our Online Project Management System
We Keep You in the Loop
Our simple online system lets you track the process of your project with a click of a button, or easily communicate with our team 24/7. It's that easy.
Keeping track of how much money you have spent on your project is important. You can now easily view a categorized list so that you know exactly where each expense came from.
View the detailed calendar that tracks current project status, upcoming events, and important dates. Keeping yourself informed of the construction schedule has never been so easy!
No more driving to the builder's office, or finding a fax machine to approve that time critical changer order request. With 24/7 web-based access, you can approve your change orders from any connected device.
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Catalyst just completed a major gut and rebuild of the second floor of my century home. This included rewiring of the entire home's electrical system, new insulation on the second floor, and new hardwood throughout the house. One of the existing bedrooms was transformed into a family bathroom and the existing bathroom was reconfigured as an en suite to an enlarged master bedroom. The project lasted 2.5 months, slightly longer than the estimated timeline of 2 months. This was justified, however, due to structural issues in the floor joists that were not visible until after demolition. Catalyst provided outstanding customer service. Andrew and Jamie were the my main contacts and both were kind, helpful and very professional. The project ended up being slightly over budget due to the structural issues and some asbestos and lead paint that needed to be abated. However, this was clearly discussed with me as a potential issue before demolition began. I recommend Catalyst without hesitation.Yasmin
We have had Catalyst General Contracting in to do the framing and other work for our separate three car garage, which is 27′ x 36′. Brady and Andrew did an excellent job. Everything was square and plumb, the job was done in the time they said it would and it came in right at the estimated price.
Even more importantly, Brady and Andrew listened to our requests, provided good advice, and did things to our benefit, not just their own. I would rate them very highly
Catalyst did an excellent job on our upstairs renovation. They were friendly, receptive to questions and suggestions, detail oriented, efficient, and great problem solvers. All of the work looks fantastic, and it was clear that they took pride in doing things the right way. Best of all, they were very reasonably priced. We’d recommend them to anyone, and we’ll be having them do more work for us.Mathieu and Megan
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Catalyst Contracting and the amazing job they have done on my ensuite renovation and custom barn door build for my home office.
From the very outset, communication was clearly important to them and the response time to inquiries was beyond my expectations. I was kept apprise every morning with an update on work that was scheduled to be done that day - who was coming and what was happening - so I was never left wondering if or when someone was going to show up.
The Catalyst crew were all extremely friendly and so courteous and respectful of my home and took tremendous care to leave my house at the end of the day like it was when they arrived.
If you've been looking for a skilled, professional and talented contractor who WILL return your call, Catalyst is IT.
This is going to be a bit of a different style of review for potential Catalyst Clients! I am the owner of Rocket Plumbing and we take care of all of Catalyst's plumbing work on their projects.
First of all, they are easily some of the most genuine, compassionate, professional, communicative people that I have ever had the pleasure of working for. They took a chance on me as a new company owner to handle all of their plumbing work and for that I am forever grateful. We give each other the same amount of respect and hard work on every project we complete together.
Something that stands out to me having seen a lot of renovations and additions since opening Rocket Plumbing, is Catalyst's quality of work. I can literally walk into a project and know that Catalyst has done the work. Their attention to detail, willingness to please and overall knowledge of the building trades is second to none.
Thank you Catalyst for giving me the opportunity to work for your incredible team! Let's continue putting those massive smiles on client's faces at the end of a project. That's what its all about!
If you are having a hard time choosing a contractor for your project give Catalyst the opportunity to have a look and see what they can do for you. And if you do, I can guarantee you won't be let down! Also if you choose them, come say hi to me as I am installing your beautiful new fixtures!
We have just got our basement completed by Catalyst General Contracting and we are very happy with the end product ?. We value the clear communications with the team. They are planful and they kept us daily informed of progress. Every day and before they started, they would update the electronic daily log on what would be done that day. This caused no disruption in our life as we work from home during this period. The work very much followed the plan and we appreciate that worked with us on best value for our limited budget, and they stayed on budget. We worked closely with James, who has been very responsive and flexible to our requests. We are very much looking forward to having the team again to do the next renovation project we have in mind. We strongly recommend them for your plans. The RabisAmjad
Catalyst General Contracting has now completed 2 major renovation projects in our home. Catalyst is such a pleasure to work with - the staff are professional, reliable and their attention to detail is excellent.
Communication from Catalyst is superb - from the onset of the projects, clear and direct communication through their use of their online platform has allowed us to understand the day-to-day work being done in our home (ie., who would be on site and the work that would be completed), payment information, project timelines etc.
From the beginning of our projects to the end, Catalyst has been attentive to our needs and wants and works extremely hard to deliver a very high quality renovation. We would highly recommend their service and look forward to working with them again in the future!
Ronald McDonald House South Western Ontario contracted Catalyst General Contracting to do a renovation to our front lobby in the fall of 2019. From the start of the project Brady and his team where nothing short of amazing. The quality of the work can been seen in the finished project. There team where onsite everyday and worked hard to complete by our set finish date. Thank you team for all your hard work RMHC-SWO will not hesitate to hire Catalyst again.Gary
We recently completed an extensive kitchen/main floor/laundry room renovation with Catalyst General Contracting. Catalyst transformed our traditional 1970's home into a beautiful open concept living space, ideal for entertaining and family time. From start to finish, we were impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail and quality workmanship. Andrew, Jamie, Sara, Nick, Jordan and the rest of the team were always on hand to offer their insight, guidance and support as we navigated through some major decisions. From the initial planning stage to selecting the finishing touches, their patience and commitment to our project was appreciated. Catalyst's online system enabled us to communicate with all involved, track our progress and manage our account. We highly recommend Catalyst General Contracting to anyone looking for a professional contractor to complete their project. We took a leap of faith after reading so many positive reviews and couldn't have been happier with our decision. A big thanks to Catalyst for taking our vision, working closely alongside us and helping to create a beautiful living space for our family!Natasha