We recently completed a major interior renovation of our residence in West Vancouver using the services of Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc. We had high expectations when we decided to make the commitment to renovate and we are pleased to say Mark Cooper and his team delivered the results we were looking for.
Having never previously undertaken a project like this, we knew that we would need an experienced contractor to see the project through to completion. We met with a number of potential contractors but our final selection of choosing Shakespeare was based on the willingness of Mark Cooper and his Project Manager to take time to not only show us other projects they had completed but build a relationship of trust that felt was needed given the potential for changes needing to be made along the way.
In using Shakespeare, you get an experienced and coordinated team of professionals including designer and skilled trades persons. The quality of the trades, especially the millwork, finish carpentry and painting were second to none which resulted in a home we will enjoy for years to come as we entertain our family and friends.
Site and project managers were always willing to discuss project status and any change orders to our satisfaction. One of the things that became noticeable throughout the project was the cleanliness of the works site and no interference with the neighbourhood over the better par of the year; a sign of experienced professionals.
Did the project take a little longer than we first thought it would take? Yes, but change orders to address specific issues not originally anticipated were the main cause. Did it cost more than we first thought? Yes, but again change orders that we requested were the main contributing factor. What we can say is that when these issues arose, the Shakespeare team were available to discuss, provide options and solutions so that we had confidence the changes made were being done with economy and value in mind.
As a result, we would not hesitate to recommend Shakespeare Homes and Renovations, and Mark Copper, as the contractor to build the home of your dreams.
Tracey & David Osachoff