07 Apr 2015 Dana & Lesley Deamel
“The scope to renovate the exterior of our Victorian rental property was a challenging endeavor that was
a major concern for us both structurally and financially. The plan was to encompass the removal and repair of the rotted cedar shakes of the full exterior, correct/fix the newly built 2 level decks to ensure proper structure and drainage from weather – (the deck was built by an independent contractor not associated with MRB Contracting). Replace/repair the fascia and soffits and have new gutters installed, repaint the entire exterior from top to bottom. We had met with several other contractors before choosing MRB Contracting.
We decided on MRB almost immediately after Simon’s extremely professional presentation of showing us how our vision could become a reality. The experience, understanding and honesty Simon showed lead us to sign a contract with MRB Contracting.
All the work was detailed in the contract as well as qualifications to what was and was not included intheir proposal. A detailed project plan and a payment schedule were provided in the paperwork. There was a daily communication to us from the office of MRB Contracting through its easy to access online platform, Buildertrend.com. Updates included pictures, progress with the renovation, when each sub contractor would be starting, a timeline of delivery dates for materials and if there were any anticipated delays at all. They also followed up to ensure their sub contractors were on time and that the project was going as planned. Simon was very diligent in making himself a presence at our rental property when a new sub contractor was starting a project. He was very thorough to ensure everything was on schedule and that the delivery of materials had arrived prior to the contractors starting the work. The Project Management was excellent. The first phase of the project was the demolition of the rotted cedar shakes on the back part of the large Victorian house. This had the most area requiring repair. The installation of insulation, where needed, new plywood and Tyvek/drainage system on the exterior wall, then the installation of the new cedar shakes over this system, was flawless. It was then MRB Contracting had 100% of our confidence and we were certain we had made the right choice. MRB continued through the other phases of the project to repair the other sides of the Victorian house, the decking areas and soffit and fascia. The workmanship was top notch and the old Victorian house looked like a new house again as it did back in its era!
It is with sincere thanks to Simon and his team at MRB Contracting for doing an outstanding, professional and expeditious job. The place looks amazing and we still get positive comments about how wonderful the outside of the house is. Now it looks as great on the outside as it does on the inside!!”