When we decided to do our extensive renovation, basically ripping out two floors of our 24 year old house, we were very excited but nervous about the prospect of such a large undertaking. We had decided to live in the basement while this was being done - two adults, two teenagers and our little canine buddy bandit.
Once we settled in on what was going to be done (some of which I was not sure could be tackled by the way), Greg provided us with monthly schedules, he was constantly there, he grabbed a broom when there was mess - which wasn’t often. He was very much on top of the day to day events of this reno - which is exactly what you want.
Greg has good people working with him and for him. He sets realistic schedules. He addresses issues head on and is very good at resolving the inevitable problems that arise in this or any home renovation project.
Ultimately Greg met our schedule, he provided us with a great project and we love our house.
Here is the testament to his business:
We would use him again and we have given numerous referrals to people about him - that says it all.
- Jeff and Kelly
Thank you so much for the beautiful renovations for our home!!
The attention to detail and professional advice were greatly appreciated. Greg was extremely focused on the minor details that many homeowners would not consider. His knowledge and commitment to a positive outcome is exceptional. Every person in the renovation process was excellent and respectful of our time and space. The quality of the work was beyond our expectations… every trade was professional and a pleasure to encounter. Greg was an excellent general contractor and we would recommend his business to anyone who wants a quality experience during home renovations. Thanks again Greg!!
- Rhonda and Jamey
Greg: First Class Renovations:
We had our kitchen renovated in the fall of 2014. We are absolutely thrilled with the results. When anyone comes to visit, it has that “Wow” factor, even for people who weren’t familiar with our “before” kitchen.
This was a big step for us because we created an open concept by having two walls removed separating the kitchen from the living room and the dining room.
We were very pleased with the quality of workmanship from all of the trades that Greg used. Greg gave us an estimated completion date and provided updated monthly calendars. The project was completed during the week he said it would be. Any questions or concerns were dealt with in a timely manner. Greg has been great with any follow up needed.
We would not hesitate to recommend First Class Renovations to anyone considering a renovation.
- Taylor Family
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you on behalf of myself and Catherine for the excellent job you and your team did on our renovation.
Every aspect of your operation was indeed "First Class" from start to finish. Each different stage of the process was completed on more or less on the exact day that your planning schedule stated it would be, all of the various trades were at all times professional and courteous and all work was completed to a very high standard with mess and disruption kept to a bare minimum.
We expected a high quality end result because your company had been highly recommend to us by a friend but you surpassed our expectations.
We wouldn't hesitate to use your company again for future projects and would be very comfortable recommending First Class Renovations to friends and family in the future.
- O'Nyons Family
First Class Renovations was a great company to deal with.
From the beginning concept to the final product . . .
First Class Renovations made sure we were 100% satisfied with everything.
Throughout the tearing down and building process - he promised
all the trades people would do “First Class” work. That they did!
We have a beautiful Main Floor & Kitchen to prove it.
The Armstrong family would definitely recommend this company.
Thank you Greg!
- Armstrong Family
In January of 2013, First Class Renovations began a complete renovation of our entire house. The planned project was to gut our existing kitchen and bathroom on the main floor, remove a wall between a living room and bedroom, to re-finish all the existing hardwood floors. And also to completely gut the basement down to the foundation, create a new floor plan and re-build into a large family room, bathroom, bedroom and office space. The proposed timeline was 2 1/2 months.
My husband and I were very nervous about beginning such a large renovation, especially with all the horror stories you hear about contractors and tradesmen. But from the onset of the project, Greg and his team were a pleasure to work with. The work began right on time and that schedule was maintained throughout the entire renovation. Any problems that arose during the process were dealt with quickly and completely to our satisfaction. Greg was easy to get a hold of, either answering calls directly or returning messages asap.
We were also very impressed with the quality of the work. From the cleanliness of our house during the reno, to the finishing touches when it was all said and done, each trades person put care into their work. The carpenter, Brian, did a excellent job building custom closets for us in the master bedroom. Our friends and family have been completely shocked when they've seen our transformed house and consistently comment on how amazing it looks.
In the end, our renovation was completed exactly on time, and on budget! We're looking forward to working with First Class Renovations again in the future, but we'd have to move to do that, and our house is now so perfect, we never want to leave!
The Renovation of our main floor was done by First Class Renovations.
Greg listened to our requests, stayed on schedule, and kept us updated on the weekly progress. The group of trades people that worked on our home were very professional. We would recommend First Class Renovations to anyone considering upgrading their home. Our entire main floor is beautiful.
- The Armstrongs (Calgary, Alberta)
Special Thanks to Greg Saunders and the crew of First Class Renovations Ltd for a job well done.
During the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012, First Class Renovations completed two renovation projects on my Calgary home.
The initial project was an exterior renovation to repair de-laminated stucco and correct several design defects as well as hail damage. It was truly amazing how quickly and efficiently the work was carried out including re-stuccoing the exterior of a 3000 square foot home, despite sometimes difficult weather conditions. The end result was a 20 year upgrade to the appearance of my home.
Greg and his crew were called back for the second round of renovations in the spring of 2012, this time for an interior flooring renovation involving the removal and replacement of carpeting with tile and hardwood on the main floor and three bathrooms, as well as the installation of a gas fireplace to replace a wood-burning fireplace in the family room. Once again, the work was completed on-time and on-budget and the result is considered outstanding.
Since the renovations, I have received compliments from several neighbours and visitors regarding the new appearance of my home and know that I can expect worry free living for years to come. My experience with this renovation project leads me to believe that quality work and pride in a job well-done are still values in the construction industry.
- Jim P
We just wanted to let you know how happy we are with the work done on our kitchen and basement. The kitchen we have is now both beautiful and functional and a far cry from what we started with. Tam did a great job with the stone backsplash, and the transitions from the tile floor to the hardwood is amazing. The finished basement feels like an extension of the rest of the house which is due in large part to Brian’s custom finishings and cabinetry work.
Renovating a home can be very stressful, and we appreciate how hard you worked to ensure that this was minimalized. We had a very tight timeline for completing both projects. Your prompt response to all of our queries and attention to detail helped to alleviate our concerns.
Thanks to you and your team, we look forward to working with you again.
- Lia-Fong & Barry M
“Greg Saunders and his team from First Class Renovations completed a large renovation for our family. With a new floor plan design for our entire 2nd level, his team efficiently and professionally made our dreams of a new space come to life. Communication throughout the whole project was excellent which made for no surprises from start to finish. We would recommend Greg and his professional team to anyone looking for a great quality renovation of any size.”
- Michelle & John
When you invite someone to spend time in your home while you are living in it, you trust they will respect and appreciate it as you and your family do. When you have several dozen people coming and going for five to six weeks, between 7 am and 7 pm, six days a week, hauling all kinds of things in and out, it becomes a challenge. Greg and his whole crew from First Class Renovations were our constant companions for almost six weeks. They guided us through the remodelling of our kitchen, guest bathroom and master bathroom; removed fireplaces, added more cabinets to enlarge the island; replaced floor tiles, backsplashes and countertops; repaired drywall, added a wall and door; rewired for new appliances and lights, and replaced old faucets. The crew were prompt, efficient, and clean. Greg scheduled each trade so there was no delay in accomplishing their part of the reno and the entire project was finished within the estimated timeline and budget despite our adding a few ‘little’ extras! There was never a problem that couldn’t be solved to our complete satisfaction. We sincerely recommend Greg and First Class Renovations to do your home improvements.
- Janet W
"First Class Renovations allowed us to plan out our basement development with confidence… Greg and his team with their professionalism, experience and creativity were able to deliver on our expectations in terms of quality and timing. We will not hesitate to hire First Class Renovations again.”
- Francis and Cristina
First Class Renovations completed two projects for me over the past two years. Both were complex in nature however with Greg’s guidance everything I had asked for and more was completed on time. He has an enthusiastic team that works with the same professionalism and perfection as Greg himself, I often joked its like having Holmes on Holmes in my house! IF you’re looking for someone with a long standing reputation and experience I would suggest you meet with Greg and watch your dreams unfold. You won’t be disappointed!
- Kathleen B