Hear From Our Clients
We needed to open up our semi-detached to make it give it a more modern open concept feel. The house felt very dated. Our neighbours used Oriel and were very happy. We looked at other contractors but they promise the moon and don’t deliver the stars, which we had learned from a previous experience.
Jacob and his crew gutted the house, re-did the floors, staircase and finished the kitchen and living room. The work was top quality and the experience was relaxed. Thank God because I was pregnant. Jacob is great. He doesn’t over promise but over-delivers. Everything seems possible. He is very positive and thoughtful. It was very easy to talk to him and his crew. He stuck to his timeline and we also got regular updates.
We were looking for a contractor for our semi-detached home in Roncesvalles to gut the first floor and do an all new kitchen, HVAC, lighting, stairs, floors, bathroom, etc. Our neighbours recommended Jacob and spoke very highly of him. It was a great experience. He is very easy going, on top of things, very informative and open about what he can do for what price. He’s great at providing options and ideas on how to use the space.
The quality of the work was great and whenever there was a problem or something that we didn’t like, Jacob took responsibility and made sure the issue was resolved. His team was also very professional. You get what you pay for. I would recommend Jacob and his team without reservation.
We live in the High Park area in a 100-year old home. We wanted to finish the basement. In speaking with a number of contractors who were recommended by friends and colleagues, we settled on Jacob. He was calm and considerate. Not pushy. He gave his professional opinion as we evolved the project from finishing it to underpinning the foundation and building a basement apartment with a separate entrance. He was very good at working with us to understand the tradeoffs in an objective manner. It was a pleasant experience.
This was our first renovation and it was great having a general contractor to manage the different trades. All the work was done to our satisfaction. Jacob resolved any issue quickly. For instance, a delivery from a heavy truck tore up the driveway. Jacob took ownership right away and got it fixed. We would certainly recommend Jacob and Oriel Renovations.
We’ve hired Oriel for work a number of times over the last 10 years. We now live in a unique home – 6 stories and built into a side of a ravine, which means it is structurally complex. It needed a lot of work, including a complete overhaul of the laundry room and kitchen.
We went with Jacob because he always does good work. He is capable of managing a broad range of projects. He is honest and will bring in the right people to get the job done correctly. The kitchen was a complete gut and restoration, stripping everything back to the studs and joists. Jacob said it would take 12 weeks. He brought in six or seven trades and coordinated everything perfectly. It was done on time and on budget.
“Jacob and his team were a dream to work with right from the beginning. He did a thorough walk-through of our house and got a clear picture of our wants, needs, and preferred budget. His team met all deadlines and kept to our agreed-upon budget. Very easy to work with – friendly and trustworthy.”
“I couldn’t be happier with my new kitchen and main floor reno – thanks to Oriel Renovations. On time and on budget, Oriel’s team and trade subcontractors were exceptional. Punctual, tidy, thoughtful and all-round great guys – Oriel gets 5-stars from me!!”