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Name: Louise & Scott Ogilvie
Date: 08/19/2023
Message: Des recently completed a renovation of our ensuite bathroom. We are extremely satisfied with the quality of the work and would highly recommend him. Work consisted of complete demolition, new electrical wiring and installation of outlets/pot lights, new plumbing and installation of bathroom fixtures and tiling of flooring/walls. We love our new curbless doorless shower. Des made great suggestions to the design. He was very creative at coming up with solutions as he encountered challenges. He is very hard working, conscientious, responsive, and client focused. Work completed on time and on budget.

Name: Luis y Cristina
Date: 10/18/2021
Message: During the summer we saw Des' van parked in our neighborhood and we decided to call him to request an estimate for our basement renovations (bedroom/office, gym, family room and bathroom). He came a couple of days later and we found him very professional and detailed oriented but yet very friendly. He prepared a very comprehensive estimate and gave us a very reasonable price. We decided to start the project with him and we could not be happier about that, these renovations really exceeded our expectations and the project was completed on budget and time. Des is very reliable, organized and guided us through the whole process, including getting all the materials that we needed for each stage of the project. We had many questions and he always took the time to explain in detail the different options that we had so we could make the right decisions. We definitely will go with Des for future renovations since he exceeded our expectations. We would absolutely recommend Des as a contractor for high quality jobs at reasonable prices. You won't be disappointed!

Name: Atef Kassem
Date: 07/26/2021
Message: We have been using the services of Des(improvements) for more than 12 years. He has been our main and only contractor for everything around the house since. Our first project with Des was a full basement addition, including a full bathroom, a bedroom, a study office, a rec room and a kitchenette. This was followed by a major house renovation which included replacing our carpets with hardwood flooring for the entire house including hardwood stairs, replacing all baseboards and doors and windows trims, adding crown mouldings for the entire house, and adding closet organizers among other things. The last project he did for us was a beautiful new 25 ft x 14 ft elevated composite deck that replaced an older smaller deck. Despite being very busy, Des has always been available to help with other smaller jobs and dealing with emergency repair. In the coming months, Des will be working on a major transformation of our bathrooms and kitchen, including new tiles, new fixtures, heated floors and new lighting among many other things. We have been very fortunate to know Des and are very pleased with everything that he did for us. He has always exceeded our expectations. He is meticulous, pays attention to details and takes pride in his work and he has unmatched skills. We have recommended Des for many of our friends and they have all been pleased with the work he has done for them.

Name: Anne & Joe Grebenc
Date: 06/21/2021
Message: Des has done four renovation projects for us now. Our basement bathroom, exercise room, laundry room and now our master bathroom and second washroom. These renovations all exceeded expectations, have stood the test of time and came in on time and on budget. So I can highly recommend him. Des is a problem solver and pays attention to detail. He consults to make sure we are all on the same page, he truly listens to what you want( your vision) and makes sure there are no surprises. He does excellent work. I have had Des do work at my son's house, a kitchen renovation, and have no hesitation to continue to work with him on other renovations. Des is a true professional. I have already booked him for a laundry room at my other son's place. Thank you Des for all your hard work. Joe and I are truly pleased with all the work you've done for us.

Name: Margaret Roberts
Date: 04/05/2021
Message: Looking for a basement renovation - look no further than DesImprovements. He completed two of my neighbors basements and I could not be more satisfied with his workmanship, approach, attentiveness to details, and responsiveness to questions. Des was always available and ready to answer any query I had. I would highly recommend him. He was amazing, guiding me throughout the whole project. He is extremely dedicated to his work, always arrives promptly and puts in a true day's work. He has the experience and the work ethic to deliver a great job. He also supports local businesses for the materials required to complete the project. Working with Des was a smooth, pleasant and positive experience. I highly recommend him. Most importantly, he completed the job on time and on budget with his original quote.

Name: Steven and Isabelle
Date: 12/11/2020
Message:  We found Des because we saw his van parked near our house. After speaking with him and finding out more about his business, we decided to ask for a quote for our basement renovation. Des came to our house within a few days and gave us a very reasonable price. His quote was clear and he was also very upfront with respect to the timeframe for our project (he is very busy because of the pandemic). Des started our basement renovation project exactly on time. He walked us through the material that we needed to order and he was guiding us all along the way. I had many questions and he always took the time to explain the pros and cons of the various decisions we had to make. The main thing that I appreciated about Des was his level of communication. He is very clear with what he will be doing over the days and weeks. He informed us when he would be arriving and when he would be departing at the end of each day. He is always on time and very reliable. He isn't a contractor that will leave you in the dark. We would absolutely recommend Des as a contractor. He's the best we've worked with. We also hope to work with him, in the future, for our next home improvement project. Thanks Des! Steven and Isabelle

Name: Lawrence Bonavia
Date: 10/30/2020
Message: Des recently completed a Master Bedroom Ensuite makeover for me and I couldn't be happier! From tear down to installation of new tiling and drywall, custom walk in shower, freestanding bath, shower, toilet and sink fixtures, cabinetry, floor heating and lighting, Des was organized and meticulous. Des is a reliable, hard-working and multi-talented tradesman. Being proficient in all the trades required to complete the job proved to be priceless concerning keeping the job on track and ending up with an amazing final product. I highly recommend Des and Des Improvements for your next home renovation project!

Name: Hélèna A-M
Date: 09/07/2020
Message:  I have been blessed to have had Des do the major renovation project in my basement. It was my neighbor who had highly recommended him to me. His quote was very reasonable and within my budget. First, I have to say he is one of the hardest working person I know. He's extremely reliable, punctual, was on time every morning, worked longer hours than expected and fulfilled his contract within the established timeline. His level of knowledge and quality of workmanship is outstanding and his care and attention to detail is very impressive. He will find a solution to any problem encountered either big or small. I've asked him many times during this journey if there was anything he didn't know how to do or fix. Des is also very honest, dedicated, patient and eager to please. Mind you, at times he must have hated me (and rightly so) for the frequent changes I've made to the design. Surprisingly, he has not walked out on the job ''lol''. He is also a perfectionist and takes great pride in his work and it shows in the product he delivers. I also highly recommend him to anyone for their project. Rest assured, you won't be disappointed. Most of his clients come through word of mouth. Saying a huge thank you to Des in his native language for an outstanding job: ''Puno ti hvala'' and also in my mother tongue: ''mille fois merci''

Name: Maureen Mark Farovitch
Date: 07/05/2019
Message: We cannot say enough about how wonderful and professional Des is. He did an amazing job redoing our entire kitchen, and all the small things that I kept adding, for him to do. He is highly recommended . Thank you very much Des.

Name: Maria and Kirill
Date: 12/20/2018
Message: Des thank you so much for the job you did here. You brought light to our second floor. This is a dream come true for us. You are a great professional. Your job was and is impecable. Thank you so much! Happy holidays!! Misha, Nikolai, Kirill and Maria

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