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Testimonials

We had the pleasure of working with the Trendsetter team this past winter when we embarked on a complete basement renovation. We were so impressed with the level of professionalism at every stage of the project. Neil's ability to communicate effectively through regular meetings and delivery of a calendar of work activities outlining exactly what would be completed day by day and a detailed budget enabled us to relax and feel secure. Neil's knowledge, creativity and experience so helped when determining if certain ideas were feasible and the team delivered quality workmanship on time. We can't wait to have them back to work on our upstairs! A personable and trustworthy group to have in your home!

Victoria


Excellent to deal with. Very, very professional. Work was done on time and the work areas were kept neat and tidy at all times. Was able to offer options that helped with budgeting. Professional work done by a professional company.

Rod


Thanks, and great job on the deck...definitely exceeded our expectations!    You’re a true professional and it really shows in your work...on time, on budget and excellent quality!

Jamie and Jackie

 


A major first floor reno is a big undertaking and Neil and crew were up to the task.  Neil has great communication skills and that was an asset because he knew our expectations and we knew the critical path forward. Unlike many contractors, Neil works on the jobsite and can deal expediently with issues when they arise.  Not only did he complete the job on budget and on schedule, he had the work area so immaculate every day before leaving, we were able to live in the house.  It has been two years since our reno, and it looks like the day it was finished.  The quality and pride of workmanship shows from the tiling to the wonderful custom cabinets Neil built based upon a photo we had.   We are thrilled with the results!

Susan and Darrell

 


Thank-you again for everything. I really can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate your work and input. Even with all my “off the lid throw-ins” you have been more than understanding and accommodating – thanks for that. I have only heard my friends and coworkers talk about their nightmarish renovations but ours has been excellent – mostly attributed to your great team.

Renee


The Trendsetter team did a fabulous job renovating our kitchen and master bathroom. It was a major overhaul in a century-old house and Neil managed to complete the job on time, on budget and with very few headaches (for me anyway!). Neil is extremely professional, good at communicating throughout the project and the craftsmanship of his team is impeccable. I was also very impressed with his costumer service: 1.5 year after the renovation, we had a leak in the shower which damaged the kitchen ceiling. I contacted Neil and he came to fix the leak and ceiling at no cost and within a reasonable timeframe. I can't recommend him enough!

Dominique

 


Your web page says that your vision is to set higher standards in the construction industry when it comes to design, product, service, and customer satisfaction. You fully achieved each of those goals!  From the first meeting to the end of the project everything was done in a thoroughly professional way.  Your design suggestions were always most helpful.  The quality of the work was top notch throughout.  What amazed me most was that every time a challenging issue arose, such as  when a wall or a ceiling was opened up, you treated it more as a challenge than an obstacle and researched the options until you found a good solution. Thank-you to you and the crew for your great work and for minimizing the stress of an extensive renovation.

Dave & Evelyn


We had Neil do a complete kitchen and main bathroom reno a year ago. We were so pleased with the results that as we prepare to reno our daughter's bathroom we got in contact with Neil....we aren't going anywhere else for pricing.
 
Before we hired Neil the first time, I called a couple of his references....one guy was going through airport security when I called him....but instead of putting me off...he called me back when he got thru...he wanted to tell me how good his experience with Trendsetter was.....
 
......clear, concise contract .....clear easy to read schedule.....VERY neat and clean worksite....vaccum cleaned at end of each day. Neil was very helpful throughout, including suggesting solutions for issues. Fit and finish and overall workmanship was very good.
 
Jim & Carly


Trendsetter Renovations did a major renovation for us involving a large kitchen/family room and a three bathrooms in an older downtown St. John's home. From the initial meeting to the end of the project, Neil and his team were positive, punctual and professional in all of their dealings. There were no surprises.  Their pricing was firm and accurate. The timelines for the renovations were set out in advance step by step and were adhered to.  Neil was excellent in managing the sub-trades so that the project did not get held up waiting for contractors to show up from other jobs.The work site was left neat and tidy at the end of each day.  Most importantly the quality of the work was excellent.  

We have only positive things to say about our summer with Trendsetter Renovations. We enjoyed our relationship with their team and look forward to working with Neil and his crew in the future should we undertake additional projects. 

Margo

 


Trendsetter has completed two significant projects for us. The first was a total renovation of our kitchen and the second was a rebuild of our rec room. In both instances Neil was our general contractor and the projects involved considerable carpentry, electrical and plumbing. Both projects were done very efficiently, on time, to our complete satisfaction and within the approved budget. We appreciated having a clear contract with Neil for each project. Whenever there were unexpected issues or variances, Neil always informed us of what needed to be done and any cost differences. 
 
Shelley and I strongly recommend Neil and Trendsetters as very skilled, fair, reputable and reliable contractors. There were never any surprises with Neil doing our work, He and his workers are always respectful of our home and our wishes. They carry out their work with care, cleaning up at the end of each day. We would have absolutely no reservations in hiring them for any future home renovations.
 
Shelley and Carman


Clare Hi Neil,

I'm very happy with my new kitchen, we were pretty anxious about renovating because everyone we mentioned the word "renovating" to, had some sort of horror story about things that were done or how it was supposed to take a couple of months, but wound up taking six. But I have to say, we had a very good experience. There were a lot of things that we liked and appreciated about the job you did.

We especially liked the fact that you gave us a schedule. And because you kept to the schedule we knew what to expect and when. If someone was scheduled to be at the house, you could count on them being there and on time. Everyone was very professional. The house was cleaned up really well at the end of the day. The hardwood floor being covered with heavy paper to protect it was excellent, and you were very good about working around us and the stuff we couldn't move.

Of course there were unexpected things..but when problems were found you gave us very reasonable solutions to them. Your experience and expertise was really appreciated You were reachable when we needed to get in touch with you, and the color advise you gave me worked out wonderfully.

All in all, the renovation was pretty painless and we are extremely happy with it. I would highly recommend you to anyone having renovations done.

Thank you for everything.

Christine


Hi Neil,

I still can't believe this is my house! A great big THANK YOU for doing such an amazing job.we are very happy!

 


Amanda and I were extremely happy with the high quality and professional work you did for us during our kitchen upgrade.

In particular, we were amazed with your high quality morals and ethics when it came to our dishwasher problem. You went way beyond our expectations on this matter. Amanda and I both feel that an individuals true character is demonstrated during situations like this. We have nothing but respect and admiration for your response during this situation. We wish more people were like you.

Anyway, we will certainly recommend you to anyone who asks.

Graham and Amanda


Terri and I are writing this letter to let you know how pleased we are with our new kitchen. We dreamed about a new kitchen for years but never in our wildest imagination did we think we would have a finished product as beautiful as the one you built for us.

Hiring you as a General Contractor also eliminated all of the stress we had anticipated. Every trade you hired sent people that were respectful and polite as well as tremendously talented. They cleaned up every night, and when they were on the job they were there to work.

I have been in Commercial Real Estate for thirty years & have seen a lot of beautiful offices built. The quality of your work rivals anything I have seen.

Your consideration ant the friendship we developed over the span of this project was very important to Terri and I. We would certainly recommend your Service to anyone. Thanks again for giving us something well beyond our expectations.

Sincerely,
Jim & Terri


John and I want to thank you and your excellent crew for doing such a great job on our renovations.

You have created the "Spa" of my dreams and turned a drab entertaining area into an inviting, elegant space. The craftsmanship was exceptional and we really appreciated the professionalism of all your team.

Sincerely,
Michele