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After moving into my new house in the spring of 2015, I was on the lookout for a reputable contractor to replace the existing detached garage. Due to my yard, spacial considerations were a factor, though I still wanted something that would house my cars and look ecstatically pleasing from the road.
As part of the process, I met with a number of contractors before I met with Andrew and Brady from Catalyst General Contracting. Right away, they understood my needs, and made suggestions on how best to accomplish my goals and fit my budget. We discussed options and limitations, and arranged to meet again in order to bring a draftsman and have plans drawn up.
As others have mentioned, communication is a big part Catalyst's business success. Looking back, I see over 90 emails of correspondence between us - everything from confirming details, to scheduling advisements, to following up to see if I was satisfied. While that many emails may seem excessive for a simple garage, let me tell you, at no point was I ever in the dark. Any questions I had were promptly answered, and I was informed of every step in the process.
Once the actual build got underway, Catalyst contractors or sub-contractors were on the job site every day that weather permitted. All of their sub-contractors were courteous and professional, and left me with no mess to clean up afterwards. The garage came in on budget as agreed, and ahead of schedule. I couldn't be more pleased with the results, and have received numerous complements from neighbours and strangers alike.
Everyone knows the old adage 'You get what you pay for', and with Catalyst, you certainly get your money's worth. I will not hesitate to contact them again for future renovations, both inside and outside of my house. Thank you Andrew, Brady and Jamie!
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
I found Catalyst via an internet search of local contractors who built garages. Three contractors were asked to provide estimates, Catalyst was included because their site showed a garage similar to what we wanted. All three contractors provided initial estimates that were within 5% of each other, Catalyst got the business because Andrew was prompt to respond to our request for an estimate, spent more time reviewing the requirements, and provided a more detailed estimate of the job. We agreed upon a final design and price and the build started shortly after building permit was obtained. Throughout the build both Andrew and Brady were frequently on site and were also very accessible via phone or e-mail messages. The building was completed in a timely manner, with high quality, and at the agreed upon price. I was very satisfied with the entire project and would certainly recommend Catalyst.
We hired Catalyst to rebuild our old detached garage. They handled everything end to end: planning, design, permits, materials, demolition, construction, clean up and final inspection. The work was very high quality and was done according to plan, and we were very happy with the result. They were also very accommodating: designing and building custom doors, and working around the inevitable surprises that came up. The best part about working with Catalyst is the quality of communication - emails were answered quickly (often within a couple hours) and thoroughly. Keeping the communication channels open was crucial to our peace of mind during this ~5 week project. We also got electronic copies of all relevant documents, which was great for us. We would work with Catalyst again in the future.