We hired James Smith of Absolute Contracting Inc. to do our kitchen renovation. When James came to give us a quote he was friendly and quick to help us understand many things we weren’t aware of, which I found very helpful. I was immediately confident in hiring James because it was obvious that he is committed to doing work the right way and to code, and that he has very high standards for quality.
We were working within a tight window of time to get things done, and the crew started the work exactly on time, and finished exactly when James had said they would. Care was taken to respect our home, and there was no damage to anything throughout the renovation. I was incredibly impressed with the attention to detail and the professionalism demonstrated by James and all the members of his team.
Our kitchen renovation was very stress-free because of the amazing job they did – the quality of the work was fantastic, and it was all done on time. This was a great company to work with and we would certainly call them again to do work in our home!
We entered into a contract with James Smith and Absolute Contracting Inc. in the spring of 2017 for a major renovation to our home. He was referred to us by a friend and neighbour who had used him on more than one job and spoke very highly about the quality of his work.
We met with James to discuss our “vision” and desires for the renovation project – enlarging the kitchen and main floor bathroom, as well as adding a new gas fireplace in the living room, and re-doing the shower in the basement washroom and a new floor in the laundry room. With his years of experience, James was able to confirm what was possible within the budget we had to work with. Working together with his original designs, we ended up with a plan that met all of our expectations. He even came up with a wonderful idea to turn closet space into a makeup area as part of the new bathroom.
He directed us to retailers he had used where we had freedom and time to select materials and colours for our floors, fixtures, cabinets etc. within the agreed-to budget.
The contract clearly articulated everything that James and his company would do, and what our responsibilities were. The project started on time as he had promised and all of the trades that James utilized were top notch professionals. They were not only proficient in their work, but very pleasant and easy to deal with. At the end of every work day, they made efforts to clean up and leave the site as clean as possible. We were advised ahead of time of the work schedule and workers always showed up when they were supposed to.
As with any major renovation project, issues did come up, which James worked at to resolve to our satisfaction. He always promptly returned phone calls or emails. We were able to move back into our home at the agreed upon time, although some minor items remained to be cleared up. In the end, the project was completed to our complete satisfaction and within budget. We are very happy with the end result and are fully enjoying our new home.
We enjoyed working with James Smith and would recommend him and his company Absolute Contracting.
Roman and Lilliana Boychuk
The guy who did our house was James Smith, Absolute Contracting. What I like about James is that he is not the most expensive but is also not the cheapest. He provides a schedule and was on budget and on time. He has very trustworthy tradesman that he has used for years that do amazing work. His team is polite, on time, respectful honest, and clean up after themselves every day. We trusted them with our home and never worried about theft.
James is particular and is focused on the quality of his work. He is very honest. For example, when the bricks were being put back on the house, there was a flaw that Ben and I didn't see. But he didn't like it, and pointed it out to us and had it re-done. We never would have known. I'll send over his contact info. Stand by.
Naturally, we 100% would recommend James.
It is with great pleasure I write this letter of recommendation for Mr. James Smith of Absolute Contracting Inc. Our project was a complete kitchen renovation with all new lighting and upgraded electrical service. James was very “hands on” with design ideas and functionality, as well as patient with our desire to explore different layouts. All work to be done was presented to us and explained completely.
The project started promptly with all trades people very professional and courteous while in our home. We were very impressed with the tidiness of the worksite and the cleanup each night of materials and tools. James was here regularly, supervising as well as fully taking part in the renovation. We found everyone at Absolute Contracting Inc. to be approachable whenever a question or concern popped up.
The work was completed on time and on budget.
My impression of this company is that they truly care about their clients, the quality of their work, and maintaining their excellent reputation. I would not hesitate at all in recommending Mr. James Smith and Absolute Contracting Inc. to family or friends.
Michael J. Smith - Home Owner
This note is to thank you and commend you on the quality and workmanship of your team (and sub-contractors), who renovated my kitchen and two bathrooms this spring. I am so satisfied; I have recommended you to family, friends, neighbors and the management company of my condo. Even fellow residents commented on the professionalism of everyone who came to do work here. Everyone was friendly, polite and always cleaned up at the end of the day.
The advice you gave me on the design of my kitchen came from your experience and yet, still respected my wishes and desires. All who have seen the finished product are suitably impressed and think we did a great job. To know that I would have quality work done, on time and on budget, is why you will be my first choice for any other work I might want done.
The work was completed on time and on budget.
Please feel free to pass on my compliments to future clients.
Wishing you continued success,
This letter is to tell you how completely impressed my husband (Charles) and I were with Absolute Contracting Inc. We started working with James in early spring on designing our kitchen. The moment that I met James, I knew I wanted to work with him on this project. He was very professional and early for our meeting. He asked us what our budget was and what we wanted out of the kitchen design. When we said that we were open for suggestions, his eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store. When I first saw the design, I was skeptical that it made sense, but my gut told me to go with it. I haven’t looked back from that moment. James and every sub-contractor that he used were very professional from the minute that they stepped on to our property. When we came across a couple of snags with our kitchen, James immediately dealt with the situations and kept us in the loop with everything that was happening.
Out of all the contractors that I have dealt with in my 26 year career in the food industry, I would refer James to anyone before I would refer any of the others. He answered emails promptly and returned calls quickly.
Our project was slated to take 5 weeks. We were doing a total kitchen revamp. I was totally impressed that the job was done early, on budget and we were extremely satisfied. You hear so many horror stories about kitchen renos that are supposed to take 5 weeks that take 5 months. Or your budget was X and you ended up paying XYZ. Not the case with Absolute Contracting Inc.
I am totally impressed with the commitment that Absolute Contracting has with customer satisfaction and I would be willing to show my kitchen to anyone that asked. I have already referred Absolute Contracting Inc. to a couple of neighbors, who have also chosen to use James to complete their renovations. My Hat goes off to James and his team!
Our kitchen was in dire need of a renovation and we contacted James Smith of Absolute Contracting Inc., to complete the work for us. From the very first meeting with James, we were impressed with his professionalism and expertise. He guided us through the process of kitchen design and when our space presented challenges, he provided solutions.
He communicated almost daily, letting us know what to expect, whom to expect and what the goals of that day or week would be. All of his team were equally knowledgeable, personable and a pleasure to have in our home.
Crew members showed up when they said they would and always left our home clean, tidy and a safe place to be during construction. James’ attention to detail and high standards resulted in a beautiful new kitchen for us to enjoy for years to come.
Doreen and John Haywood
I couldn’t help but take time to finally get around to writing you a letter of thanks for the excellent work that you and your team put into our basement renovation. It isn’t often that you find someone who understands the vision of what we were looking to create, and make it a reality. From the outset, you and your team made it as pleasant / least disruptive a renovation as possible.
This was an extensive renovation, converting 3 – 4 large rooms into one open concept space with new flooring, walls, ceiling, lighting and plumbing together with separate bar and theater areas, but throughout the project you remained professionally focused on timeline and budget.
One final thank you for so adeptly coordinating two separate contractors to repair a hidden basement wall leak while we were away so as not to add unnecessary delay to our targeted completion date.
James, we wish you continued success in your business and are happy to provide you with this letter of reference.
George & Faye Vehi
I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for the kitchen renovation work that you and your crew did for me. I’ve been living with the work for a couple of months now and everything is working great!
The electrical upgrades are making my kitchen life so much more convenient and the plumbing upgrade that allowed for my dishwasher is fantastic.
I wanted you to know that working with all of you crew was a pleasure. They were on time, cleaned up after themselves and answered questions that I had as they went about their business.
You professional attitude and scheduling was greatly appreciated. Should I ever need work done again, I will definitely give you a call.
Thanks so much for everything!
I love it.
A few years ago, James Smith of Absolute Contracting did a Reno of our kitchen. He was awesome at taking our vision and turning it into a workable plan. He worked with our budget, made suggestions regarding practicality and design and the end result made us very happy.
Since then, we have had James Reno our Master Bedroom and Ensuite and our Dining Room and Family Room (including a gorgeous modern gas fireplace).
Our biggest project completed recently was completion of a full basement finishing. For all of these projects, James has used excellent trades people; his people are knowledgeable, on time and diligent about clean up.
James has high standards for his completed projects and gives good advice about the best ways to have a project completed to its best advantage.
We enjoyed working with James.
Carol McNaught and David Johnston