Why Choose Mr. Build Vancouver?
o Local, family-run business since 1989 – 29 years!
o Real office/shop location
o Open and staffed all day, every weekday
o Member of G.V.H.B.A. and Reno Mark program
o 4.7 of 5 star rating at HOUZZ.com
o Multi-skilled trades-people able to handle all aspects of any renovation you may need
o Full WBC and Liability Insurance coverage
o All quotes provided to you within 24 – 48 hours
Kurt Gust – owner
Mr. Build Vancouver is located on the west side of Vancouver, B.C. We have been established since 1989.
We specialize in small/medium renovations and repairs for both residential and commercial clients. Although the name suggests a franchise, we are very much independently owned and operated for the last 29 years. Mr. Build can provide you with a “one-stop” shop service for all your repairs and renovation needs. The staff have been with Mr. Build since the beginning and know what customer service means. Because of our business-like approach, skilled trades people, and excellent communication skills, we can provide you with a solid value for your financial investment in your home, revenue property, or commercial/leasehold improvement.
Mr. Build has been selected by the readers of The Vancouver Courier as the Best Home Repair Service three (4) times in the past 10 years. We were selected as the 2nd best renovation place by the readers of The Province newspaper. We also have had several articles written about our company in the Home Section of the The Vancouver Sun. We are centrally located in the neighbourhood we work in and are open Mon – Fri, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We can provide a complimentary estimate for any project and repair required, usually within 48 hours. This full service approach has allowed us to serve over 26,000 clients to date. Our referral and repeat business is over 50%. In a very competitive market, this speaks volumes about our business, but more importantly about our people. Mr. Build has an A+ rating at the BBB (Better Business Bureau). Please feel free to check us out with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, at RenoMark and on-line at www.mrbuild.com. We have had reviews from customers posted on Google, HOUZZ, N-49 and Home Stars. We look forward to working with you.
Kurt Gust – owner/operator
Do’s and Don’ts of Home Renovation
- Make sure you’re hiring a professional
Check that contractors carry liability insurance and worker’s compensation. It’s even better if they are members of one or more of our professional associations (e.g. the Canadian Home Builders Association) which will help regulate industry standards.
- • Ask for references and check them out
Go see contractor’s work. In fact, see work in progress, or else a contractor will show you only finished gems and not how you can expect a project to go.
- • Don’t pick the cheapest or costliest guy on the block
Some companies quote low but nail you for extras while those with higher quotes may actually be more honest in spelling everything out from the start.
- • Allow for the final bill to come within 10 – 20% of the original quote
There are always additional expenses along the way but the final price shouldn’t be that far from the budget being set out.
- • Plan months ahead
It’s true of construction people too. All the good ones are taken, so don’t expect to pick up the phone and have someone start next week. If they’re any good, they’re likely booked solid.
- • Know the scope of the work to be done
The more you know about what you want and the better you communicate that to the contractor at the inception of a renovation project, the smoother things can go. Making up your mind or changing your mind along the way, only eats up time and drives up the final price.
- • Don’t get mad at Mother Nature
Expect weather to affect the project’s timeliness and maybe even create challenges and setbacks.
- •Check your ego at the door
People hire a contractor because they don’t have the time or skills to do the project themselves, so let the professionals do what they know how to do.
- Be realistic and keep an open mind
Set a realistic plan. Realize that projects are fluid entities that change and there are always labour pains. Roll with it!