Testimonial

11 Mar Jeff Amos

"I first met Mike Burns and MRB Contracting just after my company(Amos Wood Mouldings & Millwork, Blockhouse, NS) had bought half a run down duplex in old North End Halifax and our local contractor had bailed on us. Alright, we had ventured into the City (from Lunenburg County), who do we know in the City. Right, we had produced a house worth of siding for MRB~ let’s see what they are about. It turns out MRB offices and shop are around the corner of the same block we had bought. Being shown what their contemporized duplex had been, their experience in what I was facing was evident. As more of the details of their renovation were explained, I felt I had found a crew that knew how to go about a project like ours. Then Mike began to explain their business practices. As half our business is conducted with contractors, I have had many discussions learning about business practices, most of them not being very thorough or progressive. A full explanation of billing costs, and timely computerized tracking was meaningfully laid out in front of me. This was plainly a...

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06 Mar Erica and Rick Baker

"We've been beyond thrilled with Mike. With respect to the quality of his work, his attention to detail and craftsmanship are amazing. It is like he is building his own cottage. MRB's perfectionism is seen in every inch and corner of our cottage. As a businessman, Mike has been a true pleasure to work with. His professionalism, level-headedness, responsibility and dependability is impressive. He takes pride in his work and in his company and provides a level of service and commitment that I think is unparalleled. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious and can also be seen in those who are working for him. With respect to quoting of costs - Mike has been pretty much dead on. Our final price is higher than our quote - BUT this was due to changes and decisions that Rick and I made, and that Mike fully discussed with us. Through any job there are changes and decisions that are made that add to the scope of the work that will very probably result in additional costs. Mike, with the assistance of Builder Trend, and Lindsay, was on top of every cost and fully transparent with respect to budget. We also worked closely with...

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06 Mar John & Tina Rogers

"We entrusted MRB with a major renovation of our 20-year old custom designed house. Mike Burns and his team did an excellent job at understanding our design requirements, adapted to the existing engineering constraints, and delivered an outstanding result – a complete second story addition! The team promptly arrived each morning, put care/pride into their craftsmanship, and cleaned up each & every day. Mike coordinated all activities with the building inspectors, suppliers, and trades to ensure that the schedule was maintained. The end result was fantastic – and most importantly, was delivered on time/on budget! A great job, by a great team!"...

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06 Mar Joanne & Brian Titus

"Mike and his team were amazing! Even before the project was started, Mike was very approachable and easy to communicate with. He and his team were all very professional, reliable, conscientious and extremely detailed in their work. They arrived when they said the would, left the site tidy and we felt perfectly comfortable with them around. We loved watching each step of the renovation process and would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality contractor."...

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06 Mar Cindy & Joe

"We were introduced to Mike by a designer we had been working with. We were planning an addition to our home, as well as a new kitchen and a new deck with a special enclosed part for our pets. We had done renovations before, and knew the challenges involved. When we met Mike we liked him immediately. He was knowledgeable and professional. In fact we were so impressed we decided to look no further; MRB Contracting would do our renovation. They were likely not the least expensive option, but dealing with such professionals was well worth the cost. It is important to be comfortable with who is working in your home (we have all heard horror stories). Additionally we had concerns about our pets – we have several (ok, lots!!) of rescue pets who would need special monitoring during the construction. We were assigned a project manager to work with. He was helpful in all ways. He kept us updated, was available to meet whenever needed, and ensured the budget and timelines were adhered to. As the construction progressed we were pleased with the skill of the workmen and...

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