After deciding to renovate my unfinished basement, I did an extensive search on contractors and had narrowed my search down to four companies. I invited all four companies to come in and provide an estimate. When Joe from Summit Renovations arrived, my wife and I were very impressed with his attention to detail and thoughtful suggestions. He spent an hour and a half looking around and discussing our needs. Although Summit's quote was not the least expensive, it was by far the most reflective of what we wanted. Before deciding, I called two of Joe’s previous customers and they spoke highly of Summit’s quality of work, work ethic, and cleanliness. That was the confirmation I needed to make my decision to go with Summit.
Joe and Mickey did a great job and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. They showed up for work on time and cleaned up every night. Joe always made sure that we were happy with their progress and was always open to our requests. Often, we would ask him and Mickey for ideas because they had so much experience to draw from.
I highly recommend Summit Renovations for your next renovation. You will not be disappointed.
I never knew how important it was to have a site for reviewing contractors until this past month. Not being from the Hamilton area originally I didn't know any contractors or have friends who could recommend someone. I went on Homestars and reviewed a number of contractors. I received estimates from four in total. Joe from the start was very serious and work oriented. I read his reviews and ended up selecting Joe to do my work. He was very reasonably priced. He was not the lowest nor the highest of the four estimates; however, I had to appreciate his European background (being European) and knowing their hard work mentality and good work ethic. Joe did my whole basement. Bathroom, bedroom, living area and kitchen as this is for an in-law suite he created. He was always professional and clean. His work is very meticulous and you can tell he takes pride in his work. I would 100% recommend Joe to anyone. I will be posting pictures shortly to show what great work he had done. I had a timeline of it being completed in four weeks and he was completed three days early (not to mention I had added more to the project). Joe always made great recommendations where I was stuck on a decision and he always did whatever I wanted and made me happy. If anyone wants to call or see my place I would be more than happy to show as I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the work.
Joe and his team just finished work on my basement, and I wanted to jump online and shout "Hey everyone - we found a great contractor!"
To start with, Joe did all the big things right. He showed up and worked when he said he would, he was always clean and considerate, and he used his initial quote as the final bill - no padding or mysterious charges when the work was done.
But it's the little things that really impressed me. Joe and his team are great problem solvers, and that's hugely important when renovating older houses. Joe was never fazed when I asked him to do something out of the ordinary (like build a curved bulkhead) or install something we hadn't flagged earlier. He never made me feel stupid or unwelcome for asking a question or involving myself in the reno.
We'll be shifting our focus to the old kitchen and bathroom soon, and there's no question in my mind that Joe and his team will be the first ones we call. Good luck with your renos and projects, everyone!
As a growing family we needed basement to be done exactly how we plan to use it. The best part about working with Summit Renovations is that you we were encouraged to think design decisions through and Joze offered his ideas based on his experience and our needs. He offered all the pros and cons for various options and we think we received the best value for the money. Best part is the service after the work was completed to resolve any questions. Highly recommended.
Joe and his team did an excellent job finishing our basement. They arrived on time, were very considerate and we trusted them completely to work within our home and to do the job right. Joe was always available to call if we had questions about the work and always took our comments/questions seriously. We are very happy with the finished product and would highly recommend Summit Renovations to friends and family.
Joe build us a beautiful and bright basement. He also replaced our tiny basement bathroom with a huge one. He took lots of time to answer all my questions along the way, always cleaned up the work site in the end of the day and was extremely pleasant to work with. We will definitely use him again.
It was truly a pleasure working with Joe from Summit Renovations. They were always on time, very professional and extremely tidy. If you are thinking of doing any type of renovation in your home and are looking for a reputable and trustworthy person call Joe. Thank you for making my basement beautiful!!!
Joe and his team were very professional and respectful. They finished the project on time and within the quote. Joe oversaw the work of every worker and was very focussed on making sure we were happy with the work. Any changes to the original plan were completed without complaint and we felt we had a great working relationship with Joe throughout the entire experience. Saw his work on two other bsaements before we hired him and would highly recommend. No complaints at all!
We found Summit Renovations on Homestars and based on their reviews we contacted them to do our renovation. Our reno involved extending the floor in the upstairs landing, framing and drywalling for a new walk-in closets for two bedrooms, along with necessary patches of flooring and ceiling. Joe did a fantastic job - quality in every aspect. There were never any surprises because he would consult with us every day. He and his team work very hard and finished the job in less time then he originally estimated. We'd definitely recommend Joe for any renovation and we look forward to hopefully having Joe work on our next basement finishing project.
After reading many great reviews on Homestars, we decided to ask Joe to quote on renovating our basement.
Joe arrived at the scheduled time and took the time to go over what we wanted to accomplish. He had some ideas about the floor plan that we did not think about and we actually ended up going with his suggestions.
Our job required ripping out a previous reno job from over 25 years ago and also updating the electrical panel. So when Joe quoted, it was difficult to ascertain what was hidden behind the walls. However, the figure Joe quoted us from the beginning did not end up changing. He was able to keep to that quoted figure.
His estimate was neither the lowest nor the highest, but it was actually in-line with what we expected. Although not the cheapest, we were looking for the best value from someone who we perceived as a pro and who really knew what he was doing. We felt the most confident about Joe and the impression he left us with.
Joe and his crew worked on the project with great care, always respectful of our property while bringing materials into the house and not causing any damage by doing so. He and all of his crew were very easy to work with, as well as polite and professional. The work site was cleaned up every day before they left.
Joe and his crew did quality work and we happy with our finished project. He is an extremely reliable and trustworthy individual. Joe takes pride in his work and really wants to make sure you are happy with the final result.
I would gladly recommend Joe to anyone.
We are very pleased with the basement renovation Joe and his team completed for us. Simply put...it was a great experience. Only took 5 weeks to boot! We would highly recommend Joe for any renovation work, and plan to invite him back when we tackle our kitchen in a few years time. He is very dedicated to his craft, offering suggestions and recommendations that help things go smoothly along the way. The end product was outstanding. There were a few minor issues along the way, and Joe was quick to get them fixed up without any hassle. Reliable, honest, efficient and friendly - Joe's the best!
After reading the glowing reviews on Homestars, we decided to invite Joe out to provide a quote on finishing our large basement. Joe arrived promptly at the scheduled time and took the time to talk about what we wanted from our basement. He had some ideas about the floorplan that we did not think about and we actually ended up going with his suggestions. His estimate was in-line with other estimates we received. Although not the cheapest, we were looking for the best value and believed that Joe would deliver that.
Joe and his team worked on the project with great care, always leaving a clean work site at the end of the day. His workmanship is top quality and we have received many compliments on the work he did from family & friends and even the building inspector! We are extremely happy with our finished project.
Joe is an extremely reliable and trustworthy individual. He takes pride in his work and truly is not happy until you are happy. I would wholeheartedly recommend Joe to anyone.
We are extremely happy with our new bathroom. Joe and his crew and his trades were very professional. Their workmanship was outstanding, very high quality. They listened to all of our requests and gave valuable insight into design considerations. Joe is very friendly and easy to work with. We always had advance notice of when someone was coming to work on the bathroom and they were very dependable. They were also very tidy which added to our overall experience which was extremely positive. We would highly recommend Joe and Summit Renovations. In fact, will be using Joe again to renovate the kids' bathroom!
The guy who did most of the work was very polite, hard working and showed up early everytime. He did a GREAT job. Joe was also very nice and communication was very good. He made sure we were happy and the price was right. We are very happy with what they did. We'd highly recommend Summit Renovations. Thank you Joe and his team !
Awesome guys!We had main floor renovation before w/ different contractor, was a mess...I can easily say these guys did such a wonderful job, working so hard, eager, unbeleivably fast and clean work!! It is hard to find kind of people who know what they are doing and to the point with being so good to details..don't waste your time w/somebody else!Thanks Joe!
Wow. What a great experience. We would highly recommend Joe and his team of subcontractors for any renovation work. Dedicated, efficient, friendly, understanding, flexible, tidy, creative... the list is endless. We HUGELY appreciate you being able to do our work on an emergency basis for my ill father. Considering 2 architects in our family watched the project develop and had nothing but compliments for the quality of the work, you should be very proud. We're hoping to use you guys again for our next reno for sure - if you'll have us!
Joe Fabjan was our contractor recently for a basement renovation. He worked very closely with us to make sure our needs were met and we are extremely happy with the results. He and his excellent team completed the job on time, as promised. He also looked after many smaller details that helped make the renovation a success. Joe was always very professional in his manner and consulted with us on every detail to make sure we were satisfied. We would highly recommend his services.
We had 9 or 10 contractors provide quotes on a bathroom remodel of a rental unit in our house, and addition of laundry room. Joe of Summit Renovations came recommended by my electrician, and despite his quote coming in higher we chose Joe for this job -- he brings in certified and qualified trades (as opposed to a lot of other jack-of-all-trades contractors who do everything and produce less than satisfactory results). He also assured that the work would be completed within our strict 2 week window, and that there would be no "hidden costs" beyond the quote, which I have encountered much too often. Furthermore, he has worked with my electrician, who was working on my house at the same time as this reno - less headache for me!
Joe was a great choice. He is fast and thorough - complete gut and frame in 2 days! He subsequently brought in a certified plumber, a tiler, and a drywall taper to complete the job (on time). I was working on a DIY kitchen reno at the same time, and Joe didn't hesitate to help me out, including demo, building a bulkhead and fixing a railing. Really great guy!
There were a couple small issues after the job was completed, which Joe took care of without fuss. The only surprise was a lower shower pressure than before, which Joe's plumber Mario asserted was an issue with the new fixture itself and would cost an additional X amount to replace. Joe immediately offered to share half the cost, although we chose not to take up the offer because plumbing had already taken up a good portion of the budget, and by that time I was already beyond budget! I played with the fixture myself and got the pressure to a reasonable level.
All in all, Joe is a solid guy that gets things done and on time and well. We are pleased and our new tenants are happy to have a great bathroom and laundry facility!
Joe gutted and rebuilt two wonderful bathrooms for us. No matter what surprises were encountered they were never an issue for Joe and his team. They did more than actually required and far exceeded our expectations. The team were all very professional and courteous. Would highly recommend.
We received quotes from six different contractors before choosing Joe at Summit reno. He came very highly recommended by a friend, and his quote was consistent with most of the other contractors. Joe was diligent to ensure we were happy with the progress, and kept the work area extremely tidy throughout the build. The end product was excellent. The workers that completed the work were always professional and friendly, and my family was at ease during the entire process. I highly recommend Joe and Summit Renovation.
Joe was exactly what his rating indicated - a 10 out of 10. The framing, drywall, tiling, doors/windows, and bathroom work was of the highest quality and what's more impressive he doesn't waste time - all business. All his trades were fantastic and very reasonable. Best contracting experience we've had. Book him now because you may not be able to get him soon.
My wife and I moved into our dream home in September 2010. We hired Joe based on a friend's recommendation and built a bedroom, 3-piece bathroom and a recreation room in our unfinished basement. We weren't disappointed and have since referred Summit to several people!
Joe always showed up on time and brought my wife and me coffee every morning! He turned out to be very honest, professional and detailed. He used skilled tradesmen who were top notch and the workspace was always left spotless.
I highly recommend Summit Renovations if you want dependable, quality craftsmanship at a reasonable price for any home renovation or building project.
We had Joe and his team come in to do a complete basement renovation. They were amazing, hard working, reliable, trustworthy, and took incredible pride in their work. Joe and his team were an absolute pleasure to have around the house and felt like part of the family; now that they are finished we feel like we need to plan our next big project just so that they can come back! The sub-contractors that Joe brings onboard were all incredible, professional and hard Working, particularly (Super) Mario the plumber and his colleague who worked tirelessly to plumb in a new bathroom and laundry sink despite coming up against many obstacles! Nothing was ever too much trouble for these guys and they also fixed another issue we had with our family bathroom. Antonio and team were also extremely professional and hard working; they put in all new pot lights and did all the wiring in the basement. We cannot praise Joe enough and have already recommended him and his team to several neighbours and friends.
Joe is a true gentleman who clearly cares about his customers and the level of workmanship that he and his guys deliver. Nothing is ever too much trouble, as long as you are happy, Joe is happy! Unfortunately, you hear so many horror stories from people when discussing renovations with others, but we're delighted to say that our experience with Summit Renovations was all good. Thanks Joe!
Joe finished our basement this past summer and we are extremely happy customers! Joe was referred to us from a friend, and we have since referred him to our friends and family.
Joe is a professional in his field who has exceptional workmanship standards (both personal and professional). He is a customer focused individual who is reliable, delivers on promise, on-time, and within budget. He offered great structural design layout to meet our family’s needs.
My family was so comfortable with him and his trade team, that our kids would wait for him by the front window!
It is our pleasure to endorse Joe’s work. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and we are pleased to highly recommend him.
Joe Fabjan, President of Summit Renovations, was a delight to work with during the two weeks of renovation. He constantly said "I'm not happy 'till you're happy". He truly meant what he said.
All of Joe's Sub-Contracters took great pride in their work, which was very evident in the finished product.
Several problems arose during construction, all of which were handled in a timely and very profesional manner.
We will definately use Joe again. We highly recommend him. His work was completed to a very high standard, with attention to detail. As an individual, Joe is the definition of a true gentleman.
My family was devastated when we had a massive flood in our finished basement. The insurance company was leading us astray and delaying in the repairs. We were lost within the destruction. My husband called Summit Renovations. Joe came by, gave us a quote and gave us a date in which he could start the repairs and renovations.
Joe kept to our budget, started and finished as he estimated and worked with us in every possible way to make it an easy process for our family. Within a few days everything was completed above our expectations. I can honestly say that the basement is much nicer now then it was before.
Joe was very personable yet knew his business and conducted himself very professionally. His workers were trustworthy and always cleaned up after themselves.
Summit Renovations was a godsend. Despite the renovations being completed only a few weeks ago, I have already recommended Summit to my friends and family - I just cant say enough about the manner in which they completed their work.
We are anticipating several renovations next year and there is no other contractor or company that we would consider for this job. Our experience with Summit Renovations was just amazing.
What a difference it makes when you find a contractor you can trust and be comfortable with. Right up front Joe took the time to understand what we wanted, down to the details. When Joe started the job he would consult with us at every step to ensure we were satisfied with the work being done. He was happy to address any questions or concerns we had. Joe coordinated all aspects of the project and delivered a top quality job using only the best skilled trades on the basement we had envisioned. Joe proved honest, reliable and easy to work with. We are very happy with our finished basement. I highly recommend Summit Renovation!
Joe worked for me as a handyman who took care of multiple issues that I had with my new home. He removed built-ins, built storage, removed concrete block, fixed broken steps, and the list goes on and on. What a pleasure working with this lovely man. Honest, hard working and fair! He is so trustworthy to give a well thought out and executed job. Something rare these days. I highly recommend Joe's company (Summit-Renovations) and the work done.
Joe came to repair a hole in the bedroom closet wall due to a leak in the shower stall which was behind it. He came on time, was professional and most of all honest in terms of pricing and suggested a very good way to repair it. Immediately booked the repair, came on time done in 2 visits in a timely and appropriate manner.Two other contractors I got an estimate from you list gave exorbitant pricing. It is nice to find contractors in this day and age that are honest, kind and reliable. Would recommend Joe anytime.
We contacted Summit Renovations to do some work for us when we moved into our new home. They were courteous and clean and were able to complete the work in record time,despite it being a last minute request. We will definitly use Summit Renovations again for our next home projects.
Joe came to work for us on the recommendation of Frontline home inspection. He proved to be an excellent worker and nothing was too much trouble for Joe. He consulted as at every stage of the work to be done. He organised all the sub-contractors and supervised their work at all times. Joe and his team were extremely efficient, hardworking and everything was left clean and tidy at the end of each work day.
Joe has our highest praise for the standard of his work. His helpful approach and friendly disposition. He is able to organise every aspect of renovation work and we would be happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a good and reliable contractor.
We just had Joe from Summit Renovations work on a second project in our home after our leaky shower finally got torn out and I needed someone to completely rebuild it. From finding Sigus to do the most beautiful tile job I have ever seen to Antonio from Java Electric giving us brand new lights both in the shower and throughout the washroom to Mario from Supertec plumbing making sure all the plumbing is top notch, and Sal plastering the ceiling, we now have a shower fit for a king. Thanks again to Summit Renovations for a perfect job!
Thank you HomeStars for helping us to find Joe! Not only did he and Sal do an amazing job repairing my plaster walls and refreshing my laundry room, they were friendly, on time every day and their attention to detail was amazing. He and Sal his crew man even washed my floor to clean up the drywall dust when they were done! I'm almost afraid to recommend him because he will be too busy to come back next time we need him. Joe from Summit Renovations is a homeowners "dream" contractor and I am more than thrilled with his service and will "definitely" be hiring him again in the future.
Just wanted to take some time to write this review because it would be a shame if others didnt give Joe a call for a quote.Now i know what it means when they call themselves a proffesional because Joe is exactly that.He did a great job in my basement and I am very happy with the way it turned out, it is exactly how we envisioned it. Joe was very patient with us due to not being able to decide on things.He was very meticulous and percise in his craftsmenship.I was also impressed how at the end of the day he cleanded up after himself. I highly recommend Summit renovations to anyone thinking of doing any type of work in their home either big or small.
We recently contracted Summit Renovations to perform some dry walling in our kitchen. They were meticulous,timely and cost effective...Everything you could ask for in a private contractor.
We would highly recommend Summit Renovations and will use them again when we plan our next renovatiom!
Joe - Summit Renovations provided us with general repair and renovation services in 2007 and 2008. He is a genuine,honest and professional person. He budgeted ites fairly and reliably. He did a variety of work for us-laying laminate flooring,repairing roof trusses,installing interior and exterior doors and framing and exterior fencing. I am glad to recommend Joe.
Joe is a very responsible, trustworthy and professional contractor. His customers are always satisfied with his completed work. I recommend his company to all my clients for any renovation jobs. It has been a pleasure to work with Joe for over 6 year now. Keep up the great work!
My husband and I were new, first-time homeowners and had no idea about home repairs and renovations. Joe came in and put our minds at ease - he was honest, dependable and completed all the necessary repairs that were needed in a timely manner. We would definitely contact him again for future work.
Our family began a major renovation of our recently purchased home in central Toronto.Having worked with a number of trades people to date,we searched for a referral for a contractor who would take on the issues with our home.Summit Renovations were hired,and it was the best choice we could have made.Major structural work as well as extensive finishing expectations were completed and the results were fabulous.It was clear that the contractors focused on our home as it if were their own.Communication-never an issue-was fantastic,and the professionalism we encountered was outstanding.They are honest,timely and care about all aspects of the job.We now have a beautiful new home for our young family,and enthusiastically recommend Summit Renovations to anyone looking for a reliable and honest contractor.
Summit renovations was recomended to me through Mark from FrontLine home inspectors. I had recently been involved in an accident and could not do the work for myself. Joe stepped in and created a space for my familly far better than I could have hoped for. From day one of the project all the way through, he was here when he said he would be and was faster, cleaner and more detail oriented than I could have hoped. From changing major structure to knocking down walls everything was handled professionally and safely. Joe is a professional in every sense of the word and I would have no reservations in recommending him to anyone. Thank you Joe for making our basement a wonderful place to live in!
We have been fortunate to have had Joe complete several home improvements for us. His ability to complete all jobs successfully, on budjet and in a timely fashion is commendable.
Joe has taken his job seriously.His ability to plan and execute the project properly,without hidden surprises,was a welcomed treat. The job site was always left as clean as possible and at the end of each day he communicated with us about his progress and scheduling. His overall knoweledge of all aspects of the construction process is vast.
We would not embark upon any home improvement,renovation or contruction project without having Joe "Summit Renovation" involved. Please feel free to call us if need be.
We recently had our basement completely finished by Summit Renovations and are absolutely thrilled with the results.The project was completed on time,on budget and to a high level of quality.
The basement encompasses approximately 1200sq ft of finished space and included several aspects such as increasing the size of 5 windows,adding a bathroom,a fireplace and dedicated "club"room for our kids.Insulation was upgraded to R17 and a full sub-flor was added resulting in a living space equally warm and as inviting as the main floor. The finishings were representative of the main floors with outstanding finish detail and quallity.
Overall,we encountered only the most minor of issues throughout the renovation-and usually due to us changing our mind! All issues were dealt with professionally, quickly and to the same high level of quality as the rest of the job.All the trades were polite, courteous, on-time and took extra ccare to keep the worksite clean and protect other areas of the house with drop-sheets on the floors and plastic tarps to contain the dust.
Joe was always professional and an absolute pleasure to deal with.I'm happy to give Joe an extremely strong recommendation and I'd be happy to discuss his work anytime.
Joe and his team,from "Summit Renovations" were a pleasure to deal with.They woud arrive at my place on time and finished all the work on schedule.We started of with a complete deck,that is now outstanding and we got to enjoy it very much.After seeing the quality of workmanship I decided to go along with Joe and build a gate for my backyard.Not only that but come summer time we will have Summit back for a window install.
I highly recommend "Summit Renovations" for any work that one would need done around the house.
This company was recommended to us by our home inspector. Joe, the Summit Renovations owner/operator has work ethics rarel seen these days. We had hi totally renovate our ensuite bathroom which is a talking point and feature of anyone who visits. The company who made our cabinets used it as one of their featured bathrooms once the renovation was complete because it looked so spectacular. The work was completed on budget,in a time frame under his qoute and with no suprises. If you value hard working,courteous,quality service,look no further.
Joe was excellent carpenter.We renovated an entire house with him and were thoroughly pleased with his work.We finished a basement,partially finished an attic,renovated three bathrooms,built an outdoor shed,installed new countertops,laid down hardwood flooring,encased a closet in cedar,and had numerous other works done by him and had zero problems.Joe is a hard worker and works surprisingly fast but without cutting corners.When he does something,he does it right the first time and wants to make it perfect. We haven't had a problem with any of his work,be it drywall,drop ceilings,or doors.I have no complaints and will certainly call Summit up the next time I need anything done at my house.
I was referred to Joe to renovate my basement this past fall. After meeting Joe, I was given a very competitive price and I awarded it to him. He had far exceeded the OBC standard and I was amazed at the quality of construction he provided. Throughout all the phases of construction,he was the most professional,meticulous,and tidiest that I have ever hired. He has a sharp eye for detail and was a pleasure to deal with. His work speaks for itself, I would recommend him to anyone.
We have been recommending Joe from Summit Renovations to our clients for many years. There is no better genearal contractor in the GTA. Joe's " old school" European mind set manifests itself in the tremendous pride he takes in all the work he does. Joe is all about quality. In addition, he has impeccable integrity and does everything as a professional. He has done work for hundreds of our clients and the feedback has always been incrediable. He has proven himself over and over again to us and all of our clients.
It is very common that our clients initially hire Joe for a particular job, and are so satisfied with his work he ends up being hired for many other jobs.
If you are looking for a contractor that you can blindly trust,Joe is the contractor you want.
I recommend only the best trades to my clients because each time I do so, my reputation is on the line. This is why I recommend Joe.
We had Summit Renovations complete the whole main floor about two years ago. I would like to say that the renovation process, although is never easy was completed to perfection. We still comment on how wonderful our new home looks,and we enjoy it very much. The renovation that they completed was done on time,and to the best quality. There was never an issue for additional cost to us and concerns we had were always taken into consideration.They really respected us as the homeowners. Every evening after they finished working they would clean up after themselves. The floors were vacuumed to minimize dust. All the trades that Summit Renovations used were very professional,very polite, and the jobs were done to the highest quality. We were so happy with the results upstairs that this past fall we called Summit Renovations to finish our basement. Again the renovation was completed to our specifications with no surprises. Our children love the new living space. We now have a great place to entertain our family and friends. We are gladly recommending Summit Renovations to our family and friends. We will be using them again in the future.
Joe from Summit Renovations completed many repairs in my home over the past year. I always call him back because he is a honest and a reliable man. I was very satisfied with his work.I would definatly call him again in the future and recommend him to friends and family.