Dulce and Adam
We wanted to sincerely thank Manuel and the whole Desousa Homes and AccuBuilt team on the completion of our recent home renovation. From start to finish, Manuel made this project seamless and very enjoyable. After our initial meeting, we knew the renovation would be completed on time and to his high standards. Manuel’s enthusiasm, hardworking demeanour, professionalism and attention to detail was embodied by his entire crew. We truly appreciated the time he took to explain things, his expertise, and his constant presence on the job site. A special thank you to Domenic, Jose, and Jeff for their hard work as well. We also wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Manuel and Desousa Homes on their recent and very well deserved OHBA 2013 Award of Distinction for Most Outstanding Custom Home Under 2500 Sq. Ft. We look forward to working with you again in the near future and would definitely highly recommend Manuel and his entire team to anyone looking to renovate or build their dream home! Thank you!
Deb and Tullio
Two years ago, Tullio and I came to you to talk about plans to build a new house and you graciously spent hours showing us through homes you have built and going over details to help us design the home we wanted. But… Instead, we decided to stay in our century farm house and renovate. We had no hesitation in coming to you to do the job! You again took the time to listen to what we wanted – your attention to the details, large or small, and dedication to make sure we were happy with the end result is very much appreciated. I commend your crew as well, for their attentiveness to “issues” that arose, their professionalism, respect and courtesy while on the job. Our goal in the end was for the addition to look like it ‘has always been here’ as part of the old house. With all the great feedback from family, friends and neighbours, you gave us exactly what we asked for and we can’t thank you enough! You continue to impress us with the promptness of taking care of little things that have arisen since the job was completed. It’s not easy to find someone with that kind of dedication, integrity and honesty in this day and age. We look forward to working with you again in the future – Tullio still wants to build the house!
Ted & Mary Anne
Creative design; Excellent workmanship and Customer Service We are very pleased with our kitchen renovation and would recommend Accubuilt as the company of choice for a kitchen renovation. Manuel listened to what we wanted and came back with the most creative design. His team of professionals takes great pride in their workmanship. They were on the job on the agreed date and finished the project on time. There were no hidden costs in our contract. Their customer service is top notch.
Craig and Ann
Our kitchen renovation recently completed by Accubuilt Construction is perfect in every detail. From the initial planning meeting with Manuel through the design, execution , and installation phases, the project was professionally managed and completed on time. We are very pleased with the quality of the material and workmanship, and would highly recommend Accubuilt to our family, friends and acquaintances.
Patricia & Brad
The purpose of this letter is to express our appreciation for the renovation project you recently completed in our home. About 18 months ago we began the daunting task of trying to find the right contractor for our extensive renovation project which included the removal of a load bearing wall. We had met with a number of contractors to discuss our project; however, none had instilled in us the confidence we were looking for. Accubuilt was recommended to us by one of our co-workers. From our first meeting you inspired confidence and explained what the scope of our project required clearly and completely. When you left our house, after spending hours discussing our project, we both immediately new Accubuilt was who we wanted to work with. As the scope of our job progressed we continued to be impressed by the total professionalism and teamwork demonstrated by your staff. Their dedication and impressive craftsmanship has become a precious investment in our home. Your team worked hard each day and left our house clean and tidy. They were courteous to our family and our needs and helped us make the most of our very small living space during our eight week renovation. When we came home each day, they were excited to show us the progress that was made. There were many components to the scope of our project yet you managed to complete our job within the eight week time frame originally scheduled. As the job progressed, you were always accommodating when we made minor changes to the scope and worked with us to keep our budget on track. We were truly appreciative of all the valuable time you spent with us through the planning phase and construction phase of our project. What impressed us the most was your attention to detail and your willingness to go that extra distance to make sure 100% satisfaction was achieved in the end. Our renovation, from beginning to end, has been a very positive experience for the whole family. The outcome exceeded our expectations and we take great comfort in this beautiful house of ours that we are proud to call our home. We will continue to recommend your firm to anyone looking for a contractor who conducts every aspect of their work with the highest degree of professionalism and respect. We look forward to working with you again in the future. Also to Angela, Kevin, Paul, Grant, and Danny …. thank you for making it so easy and getting us through!
Lesley & Richard
Lesley and I want to thank you for your dedication, careful planning and hard work on our kitchen, bathroom and portico. The portico is so perfect it appears as if it was part of the original design. The stonework is beautiful and is a most welcome addition to the entrance of our home. The kitchen is a dream to work in and a pleasure to share with family and friends. I do hope we will have occasion to share it with you one day soon. Our ensuite is the most pleasant surprise. We love it. Going from initially requesting a new shower to a full “spa” right here at home was an excellent idea. The steam unit is wonderful and gets daily use. The quality of the workmanship throughout with all your tradesmen showing exceptional skill and professionalism was outstanding. Their cleaning up after themselves on a daily basis was a great bonus. Please pass along our thanks to Angela, Grant, manny, Kevin, –Colin, Paul, John, Wayne and son. They were all a delight to deal with. We are impressed with Accubuilt for the timeliness of your planning and execution. Starting and finishing in exactly the time frame promised happens infrequently and we appreciated it especially with Christmas but a couple of weeks away. This was easily the least painful renovation of our lives and we definitely look forward to future projects with you. Thank you for caring for our home as if it were your own.
Ken and Janet
Our first renovation project with Accubuilt Construction was the main bathroom. Our house is older (built in 1930’s) and we wanted to modernize the bathroom yet still maintain the older character of the house. We found Manuel very creative and practical with the design to meet our ‘wish list’. He provided drawings of the proposed finished room and a very detailed listing of the project scope. Accubuilt Construction was very helpful in the selection process of the materials (e.g. tiles, fixtures, etc). The project started, and completed, precisely on the dates promised. Everything was done with perfection, very professionally, and was completely on budget. No ‘extras’ were required. We were extremely pleased with the end product and it is a showpiece of the house. We were so pleased with the bathroom, we engaged Accubuilt Construction to renovate our kitchen. This renovation did require structural changes to the house and again Accubuilt Construction provided very professional ideas on the redesign. The project started on the date promised and the kitchen was finished on time and on budget. The workmanship was very professional and has significantly increased the value of our house. More important, both my wife and I love the new kitchen. We certainly will use Accubuilt Construction on other projects in the future, and we will continue to recommend this very talented company to others.
We couldn’t be more satisfied with Accubuilt. Our experience began with our first contact with Amber. Her welcoming approach and down to earth attitude was enhanced by her professionalism. This introduction to Accubuilt was continued in all of our interactions with Manuel and Domenic as well as all of the workers employed by the company. We have a quaint house in old Whitby that had needed updating long before we bought the house. Manuel and Domenic were able to quickly get a sense of who we were as a family and what was necessary to make our living space aesthetically pleasing and functional. Our home now looks brand new without losing the charm of an older home. We were given a time line at the beginning of the job and Accubuilt met that time line without delay. We were treated with respect throughout the renovations. Any questions or concerns were dealt with immediately and directly by Manuel and/or Domenic. We were always made to feel like a priority. The “old school” attitude of the customer is always right was adhered to throughout the job by every person we had contact with. Likewise, feedback and recommendations were addressed directly with us on a regular basis and we never felt pressured to agree to anything that did not fit our overall vision. Manuel and Domenic did a fabulous job taking our ideas and preferences and making them a reality. We would highly recommend Accubuilt Construction to anyone looking for high quality workmanship and “old school” customer service!!
AccuBuilt construction took our house and made it our home. They took our design ideas, improved on them greatly. Came up with helpful suggestions and tips to improve it based on their years of experience. The staff at AccuBuilt spent three months on our project. We saw them every day. The staff were friendly, courteous, kept the work site clean, and did the job with as minimal interruption as possible as we continued to live in the house during the renovation. They became part of our family. They were great! I would not hesitate to use them again in the future, and I recommend Desousa Homes and AccuBuilt to my friends and family. Thank You
Cindy and David
We have used DeSousa Homes over the past few years for a complete kitchen and basement renovation, plus other house repairs and updates. We have been thoroughly impressed and satisfied knowing we are in competent, trustworthy hands. Manuel and his staff are always polite, professional, patient and punctual. In fact, their ability to stay on schedule is remarkable! Any concerns are handled quickly and efficiently because Manuel is always just a phone call away. And the finished product speaks for itself. We love our beautiful kitchen and basement and receive nothing but compliments. For a stress free, dependable renovation of the highest quality, we recommend Manuel DeSousa.
Paul and Sarah
Recently we had our master bathroom renovated by AccuBuilt. We selected this company after being so impressed with their showroom and the quality of the workmanship. The crew arrived when they said they would be there, were courteous and always ensured the house was clean upon our arrival home each evening. Manuel made sure that any concerns we had were addressed immediately, often coming back into the evening or a weekend. Manuel's attention to detail extended even beyond the project; he replaced an incorrect bathroom fan cover for another bathroom just because he wanted it to be right. We are extremely pleased with our new bathroom and highly recommend AccuBuilt. We are hoping to work with Manuel and his team in the future!
Mary Anne and Don
It is my pleasure to recommend AccuBuilt Construction for any building renovation needs. Right from the beginning we found them to be the best; always service oriented, talented in their designing, building and general knowledge. Our rec room is spectacular along with our designer bathroom, laundry room and much more. Their after service is second to none. They even helped fixed some plumbing that was done by a lesser plumber prior to hiring AccuBuilt Construction. You will have no regrets if you use them for your project!
My dealings with AccuBuilt were positive from the first in-home consultation with Manuel. While disagreeing with my idea for change in my kitchen, he took the time to prepare a plan that showed me why it would not work. He then created a design that changed my very dated 1950’s kitchen into a current, stylish and very work-efficient room. His recommendation of sources for flooring, appliances, etc. were excellent, leading me to deal with knowledgeable sales people, saving me time and making for smooth delivery and installation. The renovation was accomplished within the time given by an efficient and friendly work crew. Throughout the project Manuel checked in each day to confer with his workers and to answer any questions I might have. Changes I requested while the work was in progress were accommodated without question. I would recommend AccuBuilt to anyone wanting a renovation in their home.
Phil & Becky
After having lived through a number of renovations over the years, we can't say enough about the great experience we have had with AccuBuilt Construction Ltd. Beginning with sound upfront advise and quality material recommendations, continuing with ongoing strong project management, and finishing with on time delivery of the finished work, our experience with AccuBuilt was exceptional. If we ever consider another renovation project, AccuBuilt will be the only company we call.
Yael & Sylvain
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Manuel and his team on the superb renovation they did to our house. We were very nervous at the outset of this project because we did not have any experience with renovations before. Right from the start, both Manuel and Domenic provided us with great input and ideas on the design. The project started on time and even ended a bit earlier than expected. Throughout the process, the communication with Manuel was very clear and there were no surprises - which we really appreciated. The on-site supervisor and rest of the staff were very friendly, helpful and trustworthy. They took very good care of our house and we felt comfortable leaving our house in their care while we moved out. They always kept the site very clean and made every effort to contain the mess to the construction area. Overall, their attention to detail was impeccable and we could not be happier with the result! We love our house immensely and continue to think of more renovation projects we would like to do with AccuBuilt.
Gail and Paul
A fair amount of time has passed by since we decided to have AccuBuilt construct our new bathroom in the basement of our home in Brooklin. And while time has passed, our pride in the final product and the construction standard established through the quotation process, visit to the AccuBuilt offices for product selection from samples, and contact with the professional staff of AccuBuilt during construction remain strongly in our minds. We are extremely pleased with the professional workmanship of all of the staff at AccuBuilt. When we chose AccuBuilt to be our service provider, we knew that we had chosen the Contractor with the highest quote that we had received but we also had a very strong sense that we were choosing a reputable contractor that possessed strong values, stood well in the building / renovation community and was a contractor that we wanted to establish a relationship. Our positive selection of AccuBuilt from the Durham Home Builders Association Renovators contact profile was the start of a great connection. A project that was on time, importantly on budget, and a class of workmanship that was very pleasing. From design drawings, to securing the necessary permits, to the build-out, constant updates on the status of work, and an alteration in the existing basement area that we asked to be completed were all professionally addressed. The crew demonstrated a great work ethic, kept the work area clean, was very considerate of appropriate covering through the rest of the house for entering and exiting. Grant, Chris and Nick were great. Amber kept us up-to-date from the office, and Dominic was an effective project manager. And the QA/QC was professionally maintained by Manuel. A very strong brand image. Family and friends are very impressed with the work that they have seen in the house and we show it off as much as possible. And when we do, we proudly speak about the confidence and competence of the AccuBuilt staff. We have only been in our home for one year moving from the west end of the GTA and know that any work that we might have planned for the future will include a call to Manuel DeSousa at AccuBuilt. Many thanks for a job well done.
My wife and I already loved our home prior to the renovation. It was recently done prior to us purchasing the home but we just really wanted to update our first floor with a new layout. We met with Manuel and Domenic in January 2017 and they helped shape our vision. What gave us comfort was their vast experience in building high end custom homes. They weren't just kitchen specialists, they were HOME specialists and right away we knew this was the team we wanted to oversee this job. We were expecting in September and we let them know we had a hard deadline for the job to get done. We set a start date for June 12 expecting chaos. Chaos never came. This team is the most exceptional group of professionals I have ever encountered (we have done several large renos in past). After each and EVERY day of efficient and precision work they would clean up, vacuum the job site and tidy up before they left. If not for the large disposal bin on our driveway you would never know something so major was happening. Manuel (owner) consistently showed up to the job site to ensure everything was going as per his expectations. EVERY trade was perfectly timed and I was amazed how well the work flowed - no time was ever wasted. I got a complete education in my many conversations with Manuel and his team and he went above and beyond to ensure he delivered an exceptional product that met his high standards and something we would love. There was never a moment where I wasn't thankful for how well things were going. The quality of materials, skill of the trades and the final touches and adjustments put Accubuilt in a league of their own. They found numerous issues from the previous reno (structural, electrical), consulted me and executed a perfectly planned correction - the peace of mind alone was worth the investment. The inspections from the city went so smoothly and they even helped address a previous permit issue. Simply put, I am a customer for life