Kawartha Lakes Construction did not meet their project schedule or cost as we had agreed.
We will highly recommend KLC to anyone who asks us about our experience building our new recreational home.
I found Kawartha Lake Construction by looking at the work they had done on a nearby cottage, and was impressed by the quality of their work. Their introduction meeting was very good, in that a number of people from the firm were present, and it was well organized. To the firm's credit they have talented people on board and it is easy to work with them, as they are willing to listen and then think through recommendations. As a result, I developed a good level of trust in them and it did not change at any point in the project. There were some small bumps along the way, but their recovery to them was quick, especially given the difficulties that Covid-19 presented at times. I am very satisfied with the results of their work. The only area I think they need to pay more attention to is ongoing communications, in that they know what is happening and why some things slow down, and it would be to their advantage to respond proactively.
Administration costs and sub trade markups are excessive.
I had a major issue at the cottage which needed to be fixed as soon as possible. I contacted Kawartha Lakes Construction and they responded quickly and an appointment was arranged. Geoff was extremely knowledgeable and professional at our first meeting. He explained how the process would work in detail and ensured that he would send a daily update with photos when the work began. Upon completion of the work, there was a hiccup that arose. I contacted Geoff and the problem was addressed immediately. He couldn't have been more professional. I would highly recommend Kawartha Lakes Construction.
This has been a challenging year for the trades so we weren't surprised that there were a few glitches in our project. Nonetheless, the team came through for us and we are pleased with the stability of our "perched on a steep hill" cottage addition.
We were very happy with KLC and would recommend to a friend
I paid for premium service, but I didn't feel like I got premium service.
Dealing with these people is a pleasure from start to finish.
The folks at KLC are excellent to work with. Problems always arise in renovation projects--that's just the nature of the game, but they took responsibility for them and fixed them all in a timely manner and I have been left with a beautifully renovated 2nd floor. Thank you to the whole team
Kawartha Lakes went beyond our expectations in quality and craftsmanship. The team was responsive to all questions and concerns.
Areas Of Satisfaction - fantastic communication and quality work
They were thoroughly professional and willing to work within my design parameters. They did not recommend unnecessary work. One year later, I can say that I am still extremely satisfied with our new kitchen. A minor fix was attended to promptly at no charge.
Over the past few years Kawartha Lakes Construction has done a number of smaller jobs for us. Each time we are impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. We shall be using them again.
honest and professional and no-nonsense and thorough impressed with results
This project went better than we could have ever imagined and it was finished by the day they predicted it would be! We are 100 percent thrilled with everyone we worked with!
We are very pleased with our experience with Kawartha Lakes Construction. The staff was friendly, helpful and professional, and the price was fair compared to other quotes. We wouldn't hesitate to hire them again or to recommend them to a neighbour or friend.
I would definitely recommend because of the workmanship and finished product. But I would warn that the project will probably not be completed on time or on budget.
Additional Comments - Thanks Scott and Don for all of your efforts and professionalism. It was great working with you. Hope our paths cross again.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The ability to develop and stick to a long term, staged building plan while maintaining a good builder/client relationship over an approximate 10 year project.
Areas Of Satisfaction - John Dempsey went above and beyond for us on this project. He always had our best interest in mind. He is very thorough, a solid performer, and 100% professional. He did an amazing job for us !!!!!!
Overall Likes & Dislikes - This was our first time completing a renovation. We appreciated the multiple designs and the time spent by the team meeting with us to review our goals, costs, and expectations. At the end of the design process we feel that we have the right design for us that meets our needs and goals.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Pierre's commitment to high quality and staying on top of the details. Great to have all necessary resources including help with colour selection in one place. Great job of working effectively with Hickory Lane. (Who were amazing to work with)
Additional Comments - Building our cottage was a dream we had for many years before sitting down with KLC to begin the process. Over the two years spent designing and building the cottage KLC worked very hard to educate us and to ensure that all of the details came together in a final product that will be a part of our family for many years to come. We appreciated that they understood how important the project was to us.Working with a builder that could develop the design and budget and be responsible for the full construction was exactly what we wanted and we think the design build capability was part of what made for a final product that we are very happy with.Thank you to Garry, John and the entire team at KLC for making our cottage dream a reality.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Excellent at sticking to schedule and budget. Always presented potential solutions to problems.
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