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We hired Holland Renovations to do a large-scale addition and renovation to our small Manor Park home.  In all aspects of our experience, from quality, to price, to customer service, we found them to be outstanding.Robert Breau is an exceptional manager and was able to coordinate work on the project with various subcontractors very efficiently.  Throughout the process he was organized and attentive to us, always responding to questions patiently and even making himself available to meet on weekends and evenings to suit our schedule.  When issues arose, he was calm and reasonable to work with.  Above all, we had the sense every step of the way that his number one priority was to make sure that we were happy with our new house.

We were extremely impressed with Scott and his crew, who work long hours and take pride in doing their job well.  We never felt that we had to “keep tabs” on them or push them to keep up the pace.

When we began the process of looking for a contractor, we interviewed and accepted bids from five companies.  Holland came in significantly lower in price than most of the other companies, including Ottawa General Contractors (OGC).  When issues came up requiring a change order during the project, Rob went to great lengths to research as many options as possible for us so that we could choose one that was cost-effective and met our needs.

Holland has executed our plans beautifully and we are thrilled with the finished product.  We recommend them highly to anyone considering a home renovation.

– Amy

I would like to express my gratitude to the people at Holland Renovations for their excellent work renovating my kitchen. They were reliable, and always made sure that I was completely satisfied with the job while it was in progress. I would highly recommend them to all.

– Roy Smith

Last year, Nancy and I decided to add to our home. What started with a simple garage addition, ended with not only the garage we wanted but a beautiful upgrade to the exterior of our house and the creation of a useful patio/backyard area.

Rob and Scott always took the time to listen and address any questions. Mark and Alex were incredible workers and their work ethic is nothing but admirable. In fact, the crew was entrusted without any concerns with our home while we were at work. We would have no hesitation recommending Holland Homes & Renovations (and have done so on a number of occasions). We are very satisfied with the end result!

– Mario and Nancy

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Our renovation project consisted of a complete renovation of our house. This included knocking down structural walls to create an open-concept main floor (included moving duct work and electrical), adding an ensuite bathroom, moving the kitchen, installing new flooring (hardwood and tiles), installing a gas fireplace, new HVAC units, new roof, new windows, spray foam insulation, updating bathrooms.

Right from the start, Rob showed that he was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Before we even signed a contract with his company, he drafted design ideas for our house.

There were many aspects to this renovation project and Rob & Scott managed all of them in an organized and efficient manner. During the project, we encountered different challenges and Rob took great care to find solutions to them.  Rob is very analytical and resourceful, ensuring that we found the best solutions. We are very detailed-oriented and Rob & Scott always responded to our questions/ comments immediately. Rob was available around the clock to communicate or meet with us. Scott and his team have great workmanship and make sure to do things right. It is obvious that Rob & Scott are passionate about their jobs and they truly care about their work and their clients. A major renovation project can be stressful but Holland Renovations ensures that everything is taken care. We do not hesitate to recommend Holland Renovations and we will use them in future projects.

– Stella

Holland Renovations has done many jobs my client’s homes and my own. I own a property management company have gone through a number of different contractors trying to find a company that is trustworthy, honest and reliable. I have found all of the things I’m looking for in Holland Renovations and more. Not only is the quality of work outstanding; the clean, efficient and safe work sites are a pleasant change. I would highly recommend Holland Renovations for any renovation project – big or small.

– Michael from Ottawa

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Robert and Scott of Holland homes more than exceeded our expectations. From the beginning they were punctual, honest, and very easy to work with. Before commencing construction in our basement we sought 3 separate quotes. Holland homes quote fell in the middle, but with the references they provided and the work that we saw, we feel that they provided superior results.

They built a beautiful apartment in our basement that required not only a very distinct knowledge but also an experienced skill set. We feel confident that all aspects of the dwelling unit are safe and more than meet code. The team was on time, kept a clean workspace and were more than happy to say hi.
One of the perks of working with the Holland team is that you have total control over the finishings and other elements of the project. Rather than be told what types of supplies we “had” to use, both Rob and Scott took the time to outline the pros and cons of various products and options and we felt that we were equipped to make the best decisions possible that fit our space, our budget and our needs.

Not only did they take care of all aspects of construction, but they consistently made sure that the job was seamless by limiting the impact on our daily life and addressed all concerns. It was a pleasure to work with a local team that made themselves available not because they had to, but because they truly care about the end result and your satisfaction.

We look forward to working with Holland Homes and their team of experts in our future projects and would highly recommend them to anyone considering taking on a challenging project.

– Gill & Nick

When I give a rating of EXCELLENT, it means that this provider performed way beyond my expectations. I am a very particular client. I know this, and hear it constantly from providers. I know what I want and I expect the best. I really do not like to settle for less. Robert, of Holland Renovations, met or exceeded all of my expectations and strived to ensure that all of the little details were taken care of. He is extremely good at returning his calls. In his line of work, this is rare. As the owner of the property, I expect the contractor to take all of my calls, and return any messages promptly. He always did, which is to his credit. If you are doing a renovation and demand excellent work, then I would highly recommend Robert and his team.

– Robert from Ottawa

Robert built our home and we subsequently hired him to finish the basement. Rob communicates well, always does what he says he will do, and was always ready to answer questions and address any concerns.All required permits were procured and we received lots of good advice from Rob throughout the transformation of the basement into a fantastic games room and family area. His sub-contractors were all skilled and professional tradespeople and all work was finished to extremely high standards. We would definitely work with him again.

– Emma from Ottawa

Our basement renovation goal was to have the largest room possible to give us maximum flexibility in use. Other contractors proposed a series of small rooms or a single weird shaped room because of challenges posed by low ducts placed in odd locations. It felt like building codes were restricting their creativity.

Holland Homes & Renovations gave us the big room we wanted and minimized the duct work without compromising our space. They listened to what we wanted and proposed workable solutions. Best of all, the work met the building code that the other contractors were using as excuses!
During construction there were the inevitable change discussions as we added features like a fireplace. Scott, Rob, and the whole crew always listened closely to what we wanted and provided great suggestions.
The best part of hiring Holland was they listened to us and defended our interests! We are very happy with the end result and look forward to using the space with our family. If you are getting basement renovation quotes Holland Home Renovations should be on your list.

– David from Kanata

I recently purchased an older home that looked great and seemed to have no major problems. There was one area of the house I knew I wanted to renovate right away—the basement. I wanted to dedicate the entire basement as a complete guest suite that would provide a healthy, comfortable, and safe environment.The initial renovation involved creating legal egress for the basement bedroom for safety, pouring concrete to create a floor, adding insulation and putting up drywall in the unfinished part of the basement, and to replace the carpet with a subfloor & hardwood. Rob and Scott came to investigate the basement and determined that it would be possible to gain more height in the basement by digging down a few inches—without compromising the existing structure. This was great news.

As this is an older home, there were unexpected issues that were discovered. Some examples were:

  • The plumbing in the basement was not functioning adequately. They were able to work with their team of professionals to diagnose the problems and provide solutions up to today’s standards.
  • The basement was still cold even when the unfinished area had insulation added. They discovered that the original insulation in the finished area had mold, and had disintegrated so much that it provided little to no insulation. They replaced the insulation using waterproof material so that there would be no problem with mold in the future.

After observing the care and quality done on the basement, I decided to ask Rob & Scott to tackle the complete renovation of the main bathroom. They came up
with a clever solution to fit a new shower in the existing space without requiring a major structural change to the external wall.

Throughout the renovations, Rob and Scott listened to my requests and answered my questions. They provided their opinions as to whether my requests would be beneficial, and in some cases, they gave alternate suggestions that resulted in lower costs and better functionality. They are constantly thinking about what is best for me in my situation. They have a team of professional tradespeople that provided excellent quality.

The major renovations are now complete; and as I settle into the house it’s good to know that Holland will continue to be there if new issues arise.

– Margaret

I want to send this letter to acknowledge that you were extremely accommodating for us when we purchased our home in Ottawa, Ontario. We were very pleased with your services and ability to address any requests or concerns we had. For example, you were able to meet and exceed our expectations prior to our house closing and when we had ongoing requests and/or inspection matters, such as inserting a fireplace mantel or fixing scratches in the paint in the upstairs hallway. Overall, you were always prompt in resolving matters for us and we would utilize your services and choose you to build another home for us at any point in time. Perhaps a trip to NL in the near future is in order…

– Angela Power

Rob and the team at Holland Homes were the ideal choice for our kitchen renovation. Rob is meticulous, and he prepared a cost estimate for the kitchen tear down, fireplace removal, electrical, drywall, ceiling refinish, plumbing, gas line installation, floor rehabilitation and refinishing, and backsplash installation. They were very respectful of the fact that we work from home, they kept noise and mess to a reasonable level, and were thorough in their clean-up prior to leaving. We are absolutely thrilled with the results of our project, and we would recommend Holland Homes and Renovations to anyone looking for a quality result.

– Ric Glowienka

This summer we had the team from Holland Homes add a mudroom to our home. From start to finish, the process was professional and straightforward. We discussed our plan with Rob Breau and his foreman Scott and they guided us through the project step by step… The entire team from Holland Homes showed exceptional professionalism and attention to detail. We felt that our small mudroom was given the same attention as a much larger project. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Holland Homes for your next project.

– Donna Warwick

As a Realtor, communication is paramount to me. This is what I valued most in dealing with Holland Renovations (Rob and Scott) last summer. From the very first moments, through the design, permits, subs and at every step of the process they were with me, answering my many questions, patient with my concerns, getting me information and keeping me updated and informed on the workings of a large renovation. They were genuinely interested in exactly what I wanted and were quick to share their experience and welcomed my ideas. Their workers were polite, and respectful and we can say after it was all over that we were really pleased with the result and love our new addition.

– Amanda from Ottawa

From start to finish, we had a very positive experience with Holland Renovations. The company set the tone when they arrived to our estimate with measuring tapes in hand. Owner Rob Breau won the bid because he truly listened to what we wanted to achieve in our unfinished basement – waterproofing, insulation, a three-piece bathroom, and a gorgeous finish – all within a strict budget. Shortly after that first meeting, Rob’s designer measured and drew up plans. Rob’s business partner, Scott, and his crew began work within the month. What followed was a very positive working relationship. Holland finished the work on time and on budget. Best of all, they transformed our damp unfinished basement into a cozy kids’ rec room and guest suite in under two months. Rob attended our every need throughout the process and made himself available with each question that arose. For anyone looking to do a renovation, I would highly recommend Holland. They executed a budget-wise and beautiful renovation – a rarity in todays market

– Trisha from Ottawa

Last year my husband and I decided to proceed with the addition of a mudroom. It was a project that we had wanted to have done for some time but had just kept putting it off. To celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, we finally decided it was time to embark on our first professional renovation to our home. For this project, we retained the services of Holland Homes & Renovations. Right from the very start, our experience was exceptional. Rob Breau and his team guided us through the process and the resulting structure surpassed our expectations..meeting all of our functional and budgetary objectives that were set before the project got underway. Given that we were so pleased with this addition, we set our sights a bit higher. We had an existing screened porch that we had enjoyed for many years. However, it was reaching the end of its lifespan and was in need of repair to remain useful. Knowing how much value our new mudroom added to the functionality and enjoyment of our home, we met with Rob and his foreman Scott to discuss the option of creating a permanent room to replace the porch.

The finished product is something we are very proud of, we have great views of our gardens and property and it is warmed by a beautiful wood stove. We look forward to many years of enjoyment and entertaining. Our initial experience with Holland Homes & Renovations was so successful that we decided to undertake a project that we previously would never have considered. Our new home addition is fantastic and it looks like it has always been there. It was meant to be! I would wholeheartedly recommend Holland Homes & Renovations.

– Donna & Mike, Kanata

Our experience with Holland Renovations was the definition of a great business partnership. We came to them with an idea, and throughout the process, we were continuously impressed with the team’s ability to improve and adapt out design. They were great at ensuring that the work moved along at an optimal speed, and that the trades were well coordinated. Any time concerns arose, they were addressed immediately, and to our satisfaction. Undertaking major renovations is often a cause of upheaval and stress…luckily for us, that wasn’t the case with Holland Renovations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to friends and family…we’re thrilled with the finished product!

– Jessica Brando

We had a great experience with Holland when they built a large addition at our home. Robert and Scott were always available to answer questions and to come up with creative solutions to some of the inevitable issues that come up when renovating an older home. Most importantly, the project came in on time and on budget and we are very happy with the result! I would not hesitate to recommend Holland.

– Kevin

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