When I first started contacting contractors in late 2021 to look at completing our basement project (full development with bedroom, bathroom, bar area, tv/fireplace area and storage rooms), Mode Built was one of the companies that came to look at the scope and scale of my project (just under 1000 sq. feet of undeveloped basement). I had about a half dozen companies look at my project and prices ranged by as much as $50,000! Ryan was by far the most detailed and easy to discuss my project with and provided me with much more information than any of the other contractors I had look at my project. Needless to say, from our first meeting, Mode was who I wanted to do my project with.
Their approach to starting any work was much different than the other contractors and they put in a lot of work before any money is put down. Other contractors wanted upward of a 5% non refundable deposit on their best guess of how much the project would cost without providing anything. Mode provided drawings (thanks Jas) and a breakdown of costs so that I could go out and find the materials I wanted to see if my selections were within the budget they came up with. Mode was pretty much spot on with providing me a budget for what I wanted so I knew that if I wanted to change anything, it would would be on me.
I cannot say enough about the owners Ryan & Shaun and two of their employees, Mike and Kevin, who were fantastic to work with and would listen to me and what I wanted. They were very open on what would work and what might not work with my ideas. Their attention to detail was fantastic as they would point stuff out to me and fix it when I did not even notice it. Mode’s office staff (Elizabeth and Martina) would reply to my inquiries and keep me updated on what was happening with my project.
Although Mode does not have any internal interior design consultants, they were able to put me in touch with one they have worked with on other projects. It was amazing to work with Nan as she brought our ideas to fruition by helping us decide on colours, flooring and tile work.
All the subs Mode uses were amazing and once again took the time to work with me to make sure I got what I wanted with my finished product. I would not hesitate to use any of them on other projects I have if ever needed.
As much as the project took a little longer than planned, given the circumstances of supply chain issues during 2022, Mode would keep me updated and move work around to limit these delays as much as possible.
I am looking at what else I could have done in my house just to have these guys back! I would have no hesitation in hiring them or recommending them for any renovation work I may have in the future.
If you have work to do, give Mode a call. You will not be disappointed.