Testimonials

There is nothing more important to Carick than customer satisfaction. There is nothing more important to a family undertaking a renovation, regardless of size, than confidence in the capabilities and reliability of their contractor. We invite you to read some of the letters, most unsolicited, that we have received from our customers. We are happy to provide you with reference contacts.

 

Dear Joel and Geno
We wanted to thank you for the renovations just completed in our home. We’re probably the same as many people in that we shopped around for price quotes and met with several contractors to discuss the enlargement and modernization of one bathroom and the renovation of another bathroom.

What we found was a big difference in the attitude displayed by Carick compared with the other contractors. Joel was able to offer alternatives, suggestions or refinements to our adeas, and really added value to the whole project. Although the other contractors appeared to try to do the same thing, it was obvious that they were really trying to make the job easier (or cheaper) for themselves, rather than trying to deliver what we really had planned to be done. This is what sold us on Carick.

The next worry was – would Carick be able to deliver the quality that we were promised? We need not have been concerned; we are really pleased with the final product and, although there were a few gliotches along the way, they were effiently and amicably resolved. One final comment would be that Carick did not nickel and dime us to death with a few unforeseen items and we really appreciate this – it was a really pleasant change to see this happen.

Joel/Geno we would, and will, recommend Carick to our friends, neighbours and fellow workers. We will also not hesitate in using Carick again in the future.

 

Regards,

Allan and Irene Geddes

 


Dear Carick

We are thrilled with the bathroom renovation that you just completed for us, on time and on budget

This is the second job that you have done for us (basement renovation, 1998) and I feel compelled to tell you formally how impressed I am with the dedication of the craftspeople and contractors who worked on both these jobs, often staying late and working the occasional weekend, As well, your constant supervision (often visiting the site twice a day!) really helped move things along and prevent misunderstandings that can sometimes occur.

Having our only bathroom out of commission for two weeks was a bit tricky but your people always restored it to functionality each night and left it clean enough to use. We really appreciated that effort.

I really felt the two fellows who did the bathroom remodeling work took a great deal of pride in ensuring it was done well.

I also appreciated your flexibility in adding in those few extra jobs.

We will use your services again. You can count on it. Let’s all hope we move to a bigger house, with lots of contracting work to be done! Feel free to use us as a reference any time.

 

Best wishes,

Virginia Roy and Robert Wiseman

 


 

Dear Neighbour

re: Carick Home Improvement

If you have ever had to negotiate with a contractor about incomplete, sub-standard or otherwise unsatisfactory workmanship, then you will appreciate what I am talking about. Usually the contractor will offer to “fix” the problem, but you must still face the dilemma of risking further complications when you already know that they were unable to get it right the first time.

After several such experiences over the years, I consider myself fortunate to have discovered Geno, owner of Carick Home Improvements. Not only am I thoroughly pleased with his old style quality of workmanship, but I have also learned a wealth of information about building principles to be on the lookout for on other past and planned home renovation projects. I am impressed with his depth of knowledge and high standards.

I confidently share this information with my neighbours. After all, there is no easy substitute for quality and competent workmanship and it is reassuring to know where you can find help you can rely on to do it right the first time.

Sincerely,

Daniel ffolliott
Homeowner



 

Dear Neighbour

From roof-tops to rec. rooms, the Carick Company stands head and shoulders above most of its competitors in every phase of the household repair business.

Whether it is the entire kitchen or a new front door, the firm has the knowledge and sjill to meet your need.

The secret of the Carick success lies in three areas: The management is dedicated to customer service andc satisfaction; this becomes evident at every turn of the project. The workmanship is first class and the materials used are of the highest quality.

As a customer who has entrusted several projects to the Caricks, I can vouch for their expertise and dependability.

“A Satisfied Customer”
Paul C. O’Neill

 

 


 

Dear Sirs

This letter is not only to thank but to appreciate the great job done by you at 797 Craven Road, Toronto.

Now my second floor bedroom looks million times better than it was before with the new window.

The exterior of the house both on ground and second floors look great with your special work and it is highly impossible for racoons to damage the 3exterior walls in future.

I’m counting the savings on heating bills because of good insulation. Hats off to “Ralph” for doing a great job in a short period of time.

The electrical work, I understand that “Burt” did a lot even though he was not expected to do this much, is satisfactory.

Above all, your customer service, which I enjoyed much, is far above Canadian Standards and please keep it the same way to be #1 in North America.

I assure that you will be called first for the future home improvement/remodelling works.

Thank you very much and I wish success to you in all your future endeavours.

Sincerly yours,

N. Abdul Rahiman
Engineering-Facilities-Sec Off.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcasting Centre, Toronto

 

 


 

Dear Tony

I would like to thank you for all the work done at my place on two bathrooms. I really appreciate all the good work done and I also would recommend this job to everybody that wants to renovate.

I also would like to thank you for the good workmanship done by your workers.

Thanks again,

George and Lucy Pulis

 



 

Dear Sir

I enclose herein my cheque fo $3,565.20 representing the balance on the contract exclusive of the $1,000.00 hold back. I want to thank Geno, Peter and Joe for the excellent work that was done.

We are completely satisfied with the job and in particular the professioalism it which it was undertaken. I have already recommended your firm to one of my partners and I am sure we will do business again.

Yours very truly,

Tim Bates

 



 

Dear Joel

My wife and I just wanted to send a brief note to thank you and to express how pleased we are with the work you have done in restoring the verandah on our home.

As you know, home improvements can be a highly traumatic experience for homeowners today. We were delighted with the courtesy and consideration shown by your people and we appreciate their patience and the attention they paid to our ideas. I would also like to say how impressed we were with their high level of technical virtuosity and the quality of their work. We are already receiving many compliments for their finished product.

I will certainly not hesitate to suggest your services to my neighbours and friends. I will also be contacting you in the future about other projects that need doing in our home.

Once again, thank you…

William Leeming

 

 


 

Dear Geno

Thank you for a job well done. Hope to be able to make use of your excellent services soon
Merry Christmas!
Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Peter H. Norman

 

 


 

re: Carick Home Impprovements

I was delighted with the work done by Geno Scopelleti and his company, Carick Home Improvements, on my basement renovation.

The crew worked carefully to implement my ideas precisely. Workers were neat, polite, fastidious and trustworthy. No design attentuon was too much trouble and any small concern was dealt with immediately. Through their efforts, previously underutilized space was transformed into a new complete bathroom with fixtures and ceramics and a family room boasting a fireplace, hardwood flooring, new lighting and french doors.

All tradespeople – plumbers, electricians, carpenters and drywallers – were efficient and worked within the proposed timeline. Best of all, all work was completed within budget.

Geno Scopelleti is an honest Toronto contractor who does good work for a fair price. I will phone Carick first for any future improvements that I may plan for my home.

Sincerely,

Brian Golden

 


Carick Home Improvement Ltd. have provided high quality guaranteed workmanship for us on several occasions. In all cases, the projects have been done to our complete satisfaction.

Mr. & Mrs. G. Richards

 


 

Dear Mr. Scopolleti:

Just a note to say how pleased my wife and I are with the work. Stephen and his brother did a fine job; they came when they said they would, were cheerful and friendly, but also thoroughly professional.

If we are asked about home improvement work we’ll have no hesitation in recommending your Company.

Sincerely yours,

Kenneth McDonaldi

 


 

Hi Joel
I wanted to thank you and your team for the fantastic kitchen renovation. Cooking and entertaining are a prominent part of our lives so our kitchen renovation was very important to us. We had developed our own personal design & wanted a contractor who could realize our vision, the result had to be built-to-last, and we were prepared to pay a fair price to make it happen. We put a lot of research into finding the right company to undertake our kitchen remodeling and got quotes that were all over the map. I ignored the low balled quotes, as my experience has always been inflated later to get it back up to what they wanted it to be in the first place.
Many things impressed me about Carick and convinced us they were the right company to bring into our house: they were upfront & honest, saying that their quote would not be the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but that once accepted they would just get the job done; they are one of the longest members of renomark, which to me said they had been a reputable business for a long time; we would have our own dedicated crew who would work steadily until the job was done; and Joel met with us a number of times to carefully build the quote together with us. We really felt good about the process and decided that working with Carick was the way to go. The results that were achieved were far better than anything we could have imagined.
Our lead trade Ed did excellent work, but he really demonstrated his craft when it came to having to improvise. As the unexpected surprises in our old house revealed them selves, Ed continually came up with solutions that actually improved our overall kitchen design rather than simply finding a to work-around it.
I could not recommend him highly enough. Living without a kitchen and with the mess of a renovation are stressful enough and his team made every effort to minimize the stress while getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When the job was complete we could not believe the dramatic change. It is fair to say that our kitchen renovation has made a dramatic improvement in the enjoyment of our house. For the first week we ate all our meals sitting at the bar rail just looking at out kitchen and marveling how good it looked. It has been many months now and our enjoyment has not diminished. So thanks again and I would recommend anyone to consider Carick Home Improvements for their renovation

 

Regards
D. Davidson

 


 

Hey Joel:
I just wanted to say thanks for referring Kamran for the plumbing problem. He’s a genius!….and I am so, so happy as I think the problem is fixed!! You have no idea…

Kendrick


 

Hello Geno,
Thank You so much for getting the stairs and railing done on time before the wedding. I really appreciated it. Both my family and I are extremely happy with the stairs and the railing.
Thanks
Sujita Srigunapalan

 


 

Thank You for your prompt attention and professional high-quality workmanship. It’s a pleasure to do business with such good dependable and reliable people.
Z. Ziniak

 


 

Geno
Robert and I would like to Thank You and your team so much for helping to create our beautiful new “spa” bathroom.
Being tough customers with very specific needs, we were very impressed with your professional approach and your commitment to “getting it right”. George and Walter were not only amazingly skilled professionals, but considerate and patient with us. We were most impressed with how flexible, patient and considerate you were Geno with respect to “listening” to what we wanted and never tried to compromise our vision.
We also respect that you delivered on price and there were no hidden surprises. We hear so many stories about contracting nightmares and are thankful to have found Carick.
We will recommend Carick whole hardily and hope to wok together on another project in the near future.
Best regards,

 

Cari Steinberg & Robert Van Duynhoven

 


Dear Joel & Geno
I am writing to tell you that Tinda and I are greatly enjoying our new kitchen and sun room that you completed by renovation and construction this spring. We are very pleased with the results. Our compliments to your professional and expert team, especially Thomas, who did outstanding work and responded swiftly and positively to our every whim.
We are grateful to you for the stress free completion of everything. It was a pleasure working with you. You can be sure that we will be calling you for our future needs and improvement projects, whatever they may be.
Yours very truly,
Julian cover

 


 

Dear Joel,
Just a few words to say how thrilled we are with the renovations. As you will remember, our ensuite bathroom of 25 years ago was what a young couple would have loved in the 80’s. As a matter of fact, it was quite dramatic and spectacular. Mirrors on the ceiling, mirrors on all four walls, a Jacuzzi bath for four or six people.
As a couple in our sixties, we wanted an ensuite to be adequate for our needs now and in years to come. So we asked you to remove everything form ceiling to floor. Since we had no architects to plan any of this nothing could have been done without your expert advice and that of Thomas who had the patience and the diplomacy to tell us what would look right and what would not.
We must also add that everything in the contract was observed. Litter was removed from the premises. This is especially important in a condo, as the administration is not tolerant.
Other condo rules were observed: work to be done between 10 am & 5 pm. Between those times, there were noisy moments (removing of the marble floor etc) but no one complained as rules were strictly observed.
We are truly pleased with the results.
A word about the time this whole procedure took. If one is to have everything custom made, it will be time consuming. Materials come from Europe, the USA etc. In our case patience paid off. We feel it was well worth it. Thanks for everything.
Pierre & Marel Karch

 


 

To whom it may concern:
2008 was the year we bought our dream home in west end Toronto and were faced with what we thought would be a massive renovation to turn it into our dream live/work space.
In error we began the project with architects and laboured through endless conceptual meetings to arrive at little progress and money spent with a specific timeline and budget wearing down. Once it was clear that this was a prohibitively expensive method to our urgent goal, we were faced with having to realise the project a discipline at a time.
I discovered Carick Home Improvements online and from the first meeting I could see Geno knew his stuff and understood our dilemma; his quote was the first piece of good news we’d gotten in months. Many of our requirements were highly unusual for a neighbourhood home, but Geno set to it and lead us through each stage informatively on time.
We opted to let Geno arrange permits and drawings and they were prepared and ready exactly on time for exactly the price quoted.
When it came to the work, Geno’s crew were on time and ready to work and work they did, taking few breaks and cleaning up at the end of every day. They were always willing to explain each stage of the work and made clear why each part was required.
The work was completed ahead of schedule and when the bill arrived, it was exactly the amount quoted; even considering the boys remained onsite two days after the work was done to contract to do some very important work in a new kitchen-entirely thrown in as a favor.
After a trying year with our ideal home finally coming together it is my very great pleasure to recommend Carick Home Improvements for any project under both tight time frames and budgets where one cannot afford a do-over.
Signed
Thrilled in High Park

 


 

December 18, 2007
Dear Geno:
I wanted to write this letter so that you may share it with prospective clients.
After completion of our work (major renovation of our master bathroom, the basement, 2 powder rooms and the complete build of a new mudroom), we were very happy with the work. We were within weeks of expected completion and very close to expected budgets. The difference in budget was due entirely due to the “unknowables” (e.g., poorly build roof support by a previous contractor).
I could have written earlier to thank you for all this, but your help in the last couple of weeks has given me all the more reason to do so. Specifically, your help with the loose-ends and warranty work after the project was completed — that is, after I no longer owed you any money — has been great. Other contractors may have simply neglected their “promises” to follow up in the 2 year warranty period, but you’ve gone beyond expectations. As an example, this week you had a plumber come out twice — within 24 hrs — to replace a faulty shower part that really should have been covered by the shower manufacturer or the plumbing distributor. Yet, you knew we need the repair quickly in order to leave for vacation with peace of mind, and you provided it.
It has been a pleasure having your as our contractor and we are happy to provide references in the future.
Brian Golden, PhD
Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor of Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto and The University Health Network
Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management
Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine The University of Toronto

 


 

5-Nov-07
Dear Geno:

How do we begin to thank you for the absolutely incredible job you did on our complete home renovation.
It’s the finest workmanship we could have ever have imagined. I can’t believe how our lives have changed since you turned our old fashioned 1950’s house into a beautiful new French Style Chateau.
Without exception, every one of your workers, Thomas the foreman and all his crew, Mike, the electrician and his guys, Andrew & John the stucco experts, Steve and his painters, Mario who built our fabulous French Country Kitchen, Benny who did the carpets, Cameron and his plumbers, the young men who installed our hardwood floors, and especially Andrew the Architect who did all the plans, were of the very highest caliber in workmanship and professionalism. They all went above and beyond; to make sure Dennis & I remained comfortable while continuing to live in the house…. even when the roof was off! Not once did any of them let us down and they were here working every single day for months.
This was a huge job, and after all the horror stories we’d heard about home Renos, we were very careful to interview several companies before starting.
We selected you, not just because you’re a genuinely nice man, but because you just made everything so easy for us. Your attention to detail and constant presence on the job, gave us a complete feeling of confidence.
Your price was not the lowest, but it wasn’t the highest either and even with the couple of unforeseen problems we discovered after the inside of the house was ripped out, like the floor joists and the original ceiling beam problem, along with the few extra items we added along the way, you came in right on time and especially right on budget.
All we can do now is to highly recommend you to anyone who needs any type of home building or renovation, from the smallest job to a complete home renovation like ours.
Here’s hoping you win the Home Builder’s Association contest with our renovation, you really deserve it, because it truly is a miracle house transformation.
Thank you again Geno, you’re not only a great builder, but I’m very proud to call you ‘My Friend’.
Sincerely,
Vanda King-Bartlett

 


 

Hi Joel

Please forgive me for taking so long to write to you and formally thank you for the wonderful renovation of our upstairs. I hope you know that the delay in writing is no reflection on how much we appreciate all the dedicated hard work. We are enjoying our upstairs so much now thanks to you. I am so proud to show it off.

I hope this email finds you well and you have lots and lots of work! We had a woman come to our home about 6 weeks ago who was considering using Carick to do an addition. We gushed and gushed about you, so hope you got the job.

All the best to you Joel and thank you again so much for making our home so beautiful.

Nicky

 


 

Hi Joel,

We’d like to thank you for working with us throughout our major renovation. Although it’s been a long process, we have learned a lot from this experience. Your patience and understanding helped to make the unforeseen challenges we faced and concerns we had seem validated and they were dealt with in a professional manner. In our opinion, the measuring stick of a reliable contractor is someone who listens to a homeowner’s concerns, offers their honest opinion, works amicably to solve any differences and is someone who truly cares about customer satisfaction. Your company clearly demonstrates and upholds these qualities. Please pass our thanks onto Gino and Carmella for being so approachable and helpful when we couldn’t speak with you directly. We look forward to contacting you for future projects and we will be sure to refer Carick Home Improvements to our friends and family. Thanks for everything. Have a Merry Christmas and all the best to you in 2010.

Will and Bev

 


 

Joel,

I realized just yesterday that I had not sent you note to say thank-you for all your hard work on our kitchen. I think we are still getting used to the change and settling in to using it. It took us some time to actually sit back and admire the work and how beautifully it turned out. Anyone who sees our before and after pictures thinks the change is amazing and we get lots of compliments on the hardwood. Visitors to the house always compliment the kitchen on how great it looks. We have yet to have a dinner party, but that will change very soon with the holidays fast approaching.

Thank-you to you and your team for the fantastic job. I apologize, I have forgotten some names and hope I have not left anyone out here. From the start of demolition the crew was friendly, kept the house as clean as possible and worked extremely hard (they even told us some good stories); Oleg was very professional and did a great job on our electrical, he took extra steps in making sure we were happy and worked long hours to get the job done; Frank did an amazing job on our granite, he was very meticulous and went out of his way to fix a small crack and even fixed our travertine, he and his wife are so sweet and kind; Mario’s cabinetry work is practically perfect and turned out better than I would have imagined. He listened to our needs, made changes to the plan where necessary, made us feel confident in his work and was very professional; It was always nice to call the office and be greeted by Carmella who was always friendly and cheerful; Gino was always friendly and willing to help us out; Adam and Richard did a great job with the ceiling, tile work and other finishing touches, they have a keen eye to detail.

Joel, you went out of your way to make sure everything was going well, dealt with all our issues quickly, made sure we were happy and ensured the job was completed to both your standards and expectations and ours. Thank-you for being honest and fair. You are always pleasant to deal with and we look forward to working with you on another project. Perhaps not anytime soon, we need more time to recover!

 

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Wishing you all continued success.

Amy, Tony & Thomas