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In a similar the review by the real-estate agent, the quality of work that Catalyst did was largely outstanding. However the communication, project management, trash removal and respect of personal space were all sub-par.
As an example of poor communication, I was asked to not txt communication to the development team...instead call or e-mail, which I was happy to do. Funny enough, while traveling overseas on business, they were in need of a payment from me and I received two text messages.
At each phase of the job, having no material experience with major contracting work, I did a
Few of the subcontractors cleaned up their trash - things left behind after work was completed included: large pieces of insulation board, soda cans, gum wrappers, cigarettes, several paint cans, all cardboard boxes from lighting/fixtures/etc. My bathroom was used and left in poor condition (you can use your imagination there) and several soiled hand towels were thrown away.
On the topic of paint, I did ask for the names / brand of paint used and was told to look at the paint cans in my basement; not the best response. Ultimately, they did provide this detail in an e-mail...a
I did feel a little nickel-and-dimed on small changes...for example, I was asked to choose paint colors (at an inconvenient time of day) with their painting subcontractor
That said, during demolition...their team accidently threw away all the interior doors while painting was taking place. In good faith, Catalyst replaced all of them (at their cost) which was greatly appreciated.
We also discussed our dressing room with him, describing ideas we had for it. He gave useful feedback and a prompt quote for the additional work.
We felt comfortable and confident in his work, will definitely consider
a. The electrical panel needed to be replaced, some of the wiring needed to be redone, demolition needed to be done and some reconstruction as well. Floors needed to be refinished and painting needed to be done.
None of this happened. The estimate was never provided and we ended up finding a different residence. Follow up calls were not returned...
Not a great way to conduct business.
2. A second location was inspected by
Not a very good way to serve a potential client. Time to look elsewhere....
Good luck with this one!
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