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Catalyst did excellent work renovating my bathroom. I have already obtained a quote from them to complete additional work at my residence. Catalyst worked late nights and even on the weekend to stay on schedule. They were courteous and kept me informed on the progress of the project routinely.
Our son recommended Catalyst to us this past spring. They had done a basement improvement at his home and he could not say enough about the quality of work that was done by Catalyst.
We hired Catalyst in the spring of 2011 to help us with our ensuite bathroom renovation. This involved a total gutting and remodelling of the room, which meant lots of construction traffic up the stairs and through our bedroom. We were impressed with the care and attention that Andrew, Brady and their sub-trades took, they kept everything from the carpet to our bed as clean and dust free as possible on a daily basis. Brady and Andrew worked with us to design exactly what we wanted and the quotation was detailed and realistic. Any questions or concerns were dealt with quickly and resolved to our satisfaction. The job was completed in a timely manner and we are thrilled with our new bathroom. The reaction from anyone who sees it for the first time is “wow” as they love the shower, the flooring, the vanity and the granite counter top. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Catalyst to help you with your renovations. As the company logo states Catalyst is “The Contractor You Can Trust” is a true reflection of both the Company and their work ethic.
Thanks again Brady, Andrew and staff, it is a real pleasure to offer this recommendation and referral.
I hired Andrew, Brady, and their team to renovate my kitchen and bathroom. Both rooms were originally just constructed from standard builder’s materials. Andrew and Brady transformed them into beautiful showpieces.
They brought in the best in the trades and coordinated them perfectly. The job was completed on time and on budget, even when I would make changes here and there.
I would highly recommend Catalyst.
Good morning Andrew, I wanted to take a few minutes to personally thank you for all the hard work and dedication that you and your crew demonstrated during the renovation of our main floor and second floor. As you know, we previously hired a contractor recommended by a dear friend. He had completed a small 'handy man' type project in a previous house and we trusted him completely having met him socially on several occasions. He cashed our cheques and completed the work on our main floor in a substandard manner. The structural wall was not supported, the plumbing was completely by him as was the electrical even though we paid for trades to do the work. Neither work was done to code. Our kitchen was installed and that is when we realized that he had no idea what he was doing. Our daughter said it looked like the shop teacher gave the grade nine boys some tools (but not a level) and some really expensive nice materials and told them to see what they could come up with. We were left in a dire situation where we needed a reliable, professional, skilled contractor to take over the job and complete it correctly. We interviewed several contractors and decided to work with Catalyst because you are professional in every way. The cost was similar with others but your contracts are professional and protect both parties. We moved forward with the work and found your crew to be hard working and skilled. We are extremely happy with the results. You fixed the work the other contractor did improperly and allowed us to sleep at night knowing our second floor would not end up on the main floor and we would not go up in flames from shoddy electrical work that could have ended in a fire. As a result of the experience we had we found ourselves living in the house when your crew did the work. The entire experience was made easier as you and your crew cleaned up each day and kept your tools organized and tucked away. There were no surprises. I especially liked that when there were options on how to complete work you took the time to discuss possibilities and go over the costs and benefits of one approach verses the other. You even called to let me know that the toilet we chose for the upstairs bathroom did not look right and you felt we would be happier with a lower profile toilet. You did not fully attach it until we had a chance to see it and decide for ourselves. You were right and we are pleased with the second toilet we picked out. I suspect most contractors would just attach the toilet and keep going with the work, after all we did choose the toilet. The work completed is absolutely wonderful. I am picky and have high expectations and you exceeded my expectations. We still have a porch and a garage that need to be built and I will be calling you in the future to do this work as well. Thank you and your crew for the wonderful work, we now have a house we can enjoy for years to come thanks to your company!
A big thank you to Brady, Andrew and the rest of the Catalyst Team for giving us the bathroom of our dreams! We weren't sure how we were going to survive the renovation of our main bathroom (and only bath/shower) with a 6 month old, but Catalyst made the whole process very easy (and were very accommodating to the needs of our daughter). Every member of their team was polite and professional. The job site was left clean and organized at the end of every day. Brady and Andrew answered any and all of our questions promptly. Best of all, the project was completed on time and on budget.
We have used Catalyst in the past for a couple of projects which we were extremely pleased with. That is why we asked Andrew and Brady to assess a water leakage problem at our cottage. We completely trust their knowledge and capabilities. After extensive investigation and collaboration, Andrew and Brady determined the source of the problem and were hired to fix that and repair and renovate the damaged areas. Again, Andrew and Brady provided us with a detailed, knowledgeable estimate and their team completed the work on budget and in a timely manner. We were more than pleased with the results.
In a word, our experience with Catalyst General Contracting was "outstanding".
Our first meeting left us with a very positive impression of complete professionalism.
Subsequent meetings and conversations indicated a complete willingness to work with us on the various aspects of our ensuite renovations. The sub trades used, the quality of their employees and their overall demeanour was very confidence inspiring. The job was completed within budget and on time.
In our opinion the most positive aspect was the daily communication we had with Brady regarding the progress of the job. We knew at the end of each day what the next steps were and when someone would be at our house.
We couldn't be happier with the quality of the completed project and the overall experience.