Testimonials for Secure Contracting & Renovations Inc. of Barrie, Ontario
This is now my preferred company and only company I would ever use again. They do exceptional work! The quote that I am given is the price I always pay, sometimes less but there are no big hidden surprises ever. I deal with Al all the time, he really knows his stuff, his skill set/workmanship is excellent. Al works always meets my expectations, the outcome is what I envisioned. Al is a true professional. He is honest, respectful and on time. If he is ever running late he calls to let me know, he never leaves me hanging. I trust him implicitly. I can leave Al in my home alone and not worry which means a lot! No more "Have a go Joe's" for me!
Yuset and Laura
I would like to mention a few words about the deck that Al and Steve from Secure Contracting built on my house. Their work is the closest I have ever seen to perfection. I cannot say enough good things about them. My wife and I are both perfectionists, so we took the time to research numerous contractors and we are so happy that we chose to hire Al and Steve.
Our deck is a raised 400 square-foot wrap-around. It was a complex project that these gentlemen completed with ease.
Al and Steve are very professional and friendly. They are both hard workers and honest individuals. They always explained the reasons behind the work they were doing and the decisions they were making from the very beginning until the very end. These gentlemen took their time to ensure that everything was completed correctly and legally, but managed to maintain a respectable timeline. They delivered on everything they promised and their pricing and estimates were very accurate and straightforward.
They even took extra time after working hours to play with our new puppy.
I will no doubt be hiring Secure Contracting again for any future indoor or outdoor projects I need completed in/on my home. I would recommend Al and Steve to anyone who needs a renovation, or any kind of work in their house or in a business. You will not be disappointed.
I had 4 different contractors come in to provide me an estimate to build a deck. I contracted Secure Contracting & Renovations Inc. Their estimate was about mid-point of all of the other contractors but within the budget I had set for the project. The quality of the workmanship was excellent and the pride that Secure takes in the work they do and the projects they deliver is beyond reproach. The worksite was always kept clean and organized. They consistently demonstrated a professional attitude and were innovative on solutions to address any issues that came up. I was always kept informed about what was happening, what was next and approximate timelines. Al Walker, my main contact, always responded to questions, day or evening, by phone or email. I am very happy with my decision to use Secure Contracting & Renovations Inc. for my project. I have had complements on the quality and appearance of finished deck as well as the quality of the material used. Both Al and Steve have strong customer service skills. I would definitely recommend Secure Contracting & Renovations Inc. for any Home improvement project.
I have delt with a lot of contractors in my time and i would have to say Al and Steve are by far the best, they clean up as they work things were done quickly well within our time line. I would recommend them to anybody and everybody who needs things done and cant or dont want to do it themsevles. Great job guys
My wife and I purchased a century home about two years ago and as new somewhat inexperienced homeowners we were initially blind to the issues with the house underneath the character of its finishes and the renovations of the last owners. These issues became more apparent as time went on and we were finally forced to address them. We had three contractors come in but only Secure was absolute in recommending what we required and what it would potentially cost. We went with them for their honesty and knowledge. Even with the high expectations they had initially inspired we were amazed at the level of professionalism, good humour and ability put on display through the course of the renovation. They had all of the required paperwork, they were fully insured and finished the job on time and on budget. They kept us abreast of their progress, informed us of important milestones such as inspections and kept us "in the know" if new issues with the house happened to make themselves known as they worked. They were also sure to give our dog a friendly minute which said a lot about them as well. My wife and I would unequivocally and without reservation recommend Secure Contracting and Renovation for any job you are considering for your house or cottage. We will most definitely make use of their services again in the future. Thanks again Al and Steve!
5 Stars all of the way! I had a load bearing wall I needed removed for an impending basement renovation. When I contacted Secure Contracting & renovations, They made an appointment for the very next afternoon to stop by and take a look. After walking around my house and getting a feel for what we were trying to do, Al gave me a verbal estimate for their portion of the work. He discussed with me all of the different options available to me regarding materials, and made his recommendation. He then advised me that we would need to obtain a permit, and engineered drawings for the required work. He asked for any drawings we had already made for the basement renovation, in the hope of saving us a few dollars. When i told Al that we did not have any drawings, and our other contractor had informed us we didn't need a permit due to the relatively small scope of work, he kind of smiled and informed us that the other contractor was certainly wrong, We definitely did need a permit.
The next day Al emailed us a quote for the engineered drawings, The permit fee, and the price to install the steel beams and new footings. We were a little surprised at first by the price, but when he called us the next day to follow up, he was able to explain to us in detail what the costs were and why. This satisfied both my husband and myself and we hired him for the job!
A few weeks later when Al and his guys showed up to do the work, we were taken back by the professionalism displayed by Al and his crew. Al had a copy of his insurance, a copy of his WSIB made out to us, the building permit, and the drawings. He even went so far as to put all of our paper work as well as our email correspondence in a nice little binder which he placed in our mechanical room for future use.
The project went without a hitch. We were advised 4 days to complete and they were complete in 4 days. They even had to bring an electrician in to reroute some of the wiring that was in the old wall that was being removed.
We were truly amazed by the amount of care Al and his crew took around our property. Making sure everything was clean and safe at the end of every day. In the end, after seeing their work, my husband and I decided to have Secure price out our basement renovation. It was almost 30% more than our other contractor had quoted us, but Al was able to go through his quote, and the quote of our other contractor and show us what the other guy had missed as far as quoting out our basement.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Al at my door the other day almost 7 months after the completion of our renovation, He wanted to ensure that their were no issues with the work they had completed (which there wasn't) and ask us to submit a review.
Keep up the good work guys, and please stop by again if you are in the neighborhood!
Lisa and Terry
I called Secure Contracting Just after Christmas because of a small leak in my main bathroom. Al and Steve came out that evening to give me an estimate for the repairs. After some investigation, I was shown that I had a leak in my roof which had traveled down my wall, causing damage to the wall and subfloor.
Secure advised me of what I would need to do next to remedy this problem. I followed their advice and had the flashing fixed around my chimney. They advised that I would need to remove some of the drywall. as well as the subfloor due to the moisture damage .
My husband and I had been talking for 6 months about re doing our ensuite bath. We spoke to Steve about this in detail, describing our needs, and our wants. Steve put it all together, Al made us some drawings and a week later we hired them for our renovation.
The entire experience was a dream. We were fairly certain on what we wanted, and for the pieces we were unsure about, Steve filled in the blanks. He took us to his cabinet supplier to pick out our cabinetry. He then took us shopping for our bathroom fixtures. We finished off the shopping 'experience' by Stopping at tilemaster and picking our tile.
I have done a lot of renovations in my life, but this was by far the easiest.
The renovation took 3 weeks, but by the time it was finished the bathroom was a master piece!
I would not hesitate to hire or recommend Secure Contracting & Renovations Inc. to any of our friends or family. It is easy to understand why these guys are so busy.
Thanks again Al and Steve!
Lisa and Terry.