My wife and I have been in the process of updating our 100 year old home over the past nine years, which has given us a lot of renovation experience. We recently decided to renovate our basement which included digging down and underpinning as well as adding an addition on to the back of the house. We heard about Paul Gallop (Men At Work) through a good friend who gave a glowing recommendation. Since we weren’t entirely satisfied with some of the contractors that we had previously worked with, we met with Paul, and decided to work with him. It turned out to be one of the best decisions.
Paul is an extremely detail oriented professional project manager. After meeting with him, he came back to us with the most professional contract outlining all of the renovation details that we discussed, their cost, the time-line, the cost of services, etc.
There are other positives that set Men At Work apart from the rest…
Paul uses very professional teams/ individuals that have an expertise in concrete, drywall, electrical, flooring, stairs (no jack of all trades) and they show up on time.
Paul also works very well with other people that you may bring into the project. We worked with a great architect that had a very high end sensibility and who preferred to work on some of the more intricate details as the renovation progressed as opposed to everything in advance. Though it was not an ideal process for Paul, he was very receptive to meeting (on a regular basis) with us and our architect to go over the finite details and he provided many suggestions on how to achieve our desired aesthetic at a reasonable cost to us. As we all know that’s invaluable as it is so easy to drive up costs on a large renovation.
In any renovation there are hurdles that you come up against. Paul would immediately work with us on finding the right solutions to any problems that arose. His timely communication throughout the process was so integral to the project running smoothly. He was and is always accessible. He has integrity and really was a pleasure to do work with.
Sean & Nicole