I originally had R-Mac quote on a three story full gut renovation with basement. Unfortunately I made an error of going with another builder (I use that term loosely) who ended up making a mess of the job. The job never got finished and the that guy decided to stop answering his phone one day. Fortunately the team at R-Mac came in and saved the day. In fact the finished product is better than I ever imagined during those initial months of fear and regret. Fergus thanks so much for the work you and your guys did making sense of the storm you walked into. It is no doubt the best looking house on the street!
Renovating is a pretty daunting experience, but Fergus helped to make it a lot less stressful. He was an absolute professional and always pleasant to work with. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to have work done in their home.
Fergus was my “main man” (lead carpenter) for a major kitchen renovation in April 2008. He is knowledgeable, efficient and creative. During the project, Fergus accommodated my various whims and demands with a balance of tact and honesty. His attention to detail is impeccable, and he is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that his client is completely satisfied. The quality of his work is top notch and I am very pleased with the finished product. Fergus is a rare find in this industry and I look forward to working with him again on my next renovation project.
I the fall of 2004 I purchased 20 acres of waterfront property 50kms east of Peterborough with plans to build a cottage in summer 2005. Over the winter months I worked with Fergus to choose the best design with maximum form, function and bang for my buck. Fergus was patient and had many good insights that helped thoughout the entire pre-construction phase. After many hours spent choosing design and supplier we settled on a post and beam design supplied by Linwood Homes. The topography of the land meant that the cottage was best built on an outcropping of the Canadian Shield that is present on site. From the start of the foundation pour all the way through to the installation of the custom concrete counter tops Fergus was hard-working, efficient, skilled and insightful. He oversaw all facets of the project and always took responsibility and care with each task. The framing was especially skilled. Three years later you can test any surface in the cottage and find that it's perfectly level. The entire project came in on budget and I'm very happy with the final product. None of this would have been possible without Fergus. I would reccommend Fergus to anyone I know looking to do a renovation or build of any scale.
We have worked with Fergus, of R-Mac solutions, on two renovations: finishing our basement, and, two years later, renovating our second floor bathroom. In both projects, we were very satisfied with the finished product, and, just as important to my mind, the general management of the projects. In both cases we received detailed quotes that clearly explained what the job entailed, along with a price breakdown that was accurate and fair. Going into the work with a clear understanding of the cost provided me and my wife a sense of relief and allowed us to budget accordingly (payments were collected as the job was completed as outlined in the contract, there were no surprises in our dealings with Fergus). The crew and sub-contractors R-Mac worked with were pleasant, competent, and accommodating to our needs every step of the way. Plus, the work site was always cleaned at the end of the day. Lastly, we were pleased with the frequent communication we had with Fergus during our projects -- any questions or concern we had was quickly addressed from a phone call, quick visit, or email. Our finished basement and our newly renovated bathroom have significantly improved our home, and we would definitely hire R-Mac for any future renovations.
It is without hesitation that we would recommend Fergus and his crew for any job big or small. We bought our house with the intent to completely redo the basement to make it more functional for our growing family. A year and a half later, our home was flooded during the devastating storm that struck our city. We contacted Fergus in hopes that he could transform our existing basement (which was a self-contained apartment) into an open concept practical living space for our family to relax in. And he did. Fergus and his crew were amazing. They were professional, friendly and helpful. Fergus kept an open-line of communication at every step of the process. He provided great advice for our design, as well as realistic choices for products and materials. The end result was exactly what we had envisioned. It goes without saying that we would hire Fergus in the future for any renovation projects.