Homestars Testimonial - Whole House Renovation
Greening Homes renovated our house this year. A full gut job that we started in January 2020, just before the pandemic. We bought a small house in the Kingsway a few years back; a small 90 year old home with tons of potential. The home had lots of the original features mixed with some dated 80s design. Our goal was to have a home with an efficient, elegant modern design, a small environmental footprint, close to amenities and easy to keep clean and organized.
We met Chris and his team at the home show a year before we started our project and really connected with him and his team at the first instance. Chris is most passionate about building materials and your homes ultimate envelop. While his passion for environmental construction is technocratic he smartly surrounds himself with a great team of professional and amazing designers, project managers and trades to make your dreams come true. With Greening Homes you don’t sacrifice design with an over the top environmental project that will blow your budget. Chris helped us achieve all our goals helping us build our dream home and ensuring that we’ve improved our carbon foot print significantly.
Greening Homes truly took ownership of our project as if they were building their own dream house. Sure there were problems that came up from time-to-time but Greening Homes always took ownership of any issue or unexpected concern we had and worked with us to a resolution that was fair and reasonable. If you think you will hire any builder and there won’t be the occasional issue, you are dreaming. You need to work with a builder that will work with you to the end, admit mistakes and provide solutions. Greening Homes owned this project to the end as they said they would and built our dream home.
But what impressed us the most about Greening Homes is that they ran our project through the start of the pandemic. Their team kept it together when it felt like the world was falling apart. Our renovation happened during an unprecedented time and Chris and his team didn’t miss a beat. They altered the schedule and our plans when we had building material supply issues, and government guidelines that demanded reduced workers on site. They managed the project to the schedule with incredible project management skills and only handed us back our keys one month past the original schedule they gave us. Which is an incredible achievement in a Pandemic when the schedule was planned well before the health crisis started.
And what they gave us was the home of our dreams, for a fair price and a reduced carbon footprint. Our home is beautiful, elegant and everything has a purpose just as we ask. Through the design process they even met with our kids and asked them what they hope for in their future rooms and made sure to consider their hopes in the outcome. We have worked with many builders in the past and Greening Homes is the only one I would ever recommend.
As a side note – pre project – our homes energuide rating was 225 and post project it 105 – improving our carbon emissions from 10.2 tons per year to 4 tons. A huge improvement. Hire Chris and his team. You will not be disappointed.