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A few of CLATTCO's Happy Clients

When comparing quotes, consider the following:

What's included in the pricing such as the finishing touches? Does the quote cover hardwood floors, tile or laminate, granite counters or laminate, or landscaping?

What square footage is included? Was the basement included, a deck or a garage in the total price?

What is the quality of the product(s) such as windows, cabinetry, granite, flooring. Prices can range dramatically.

Quality workmanship isn't cheap. The old saying "you get what you pay for" bears some thought. Just because the overall price is the cheapest quote doesn't necessarily mean in the end that the original quote will stay the same.

Your personal choices have a huge impact on the cost per square foot. Kitchens & bathrooms tend to be at an increased cost per square foot due to the finishes chosen. Most contractors include allowances for common selections such as flooring & fixtures. Any upgrades would be considered an extra cost.

Cost is driven by design. Sophisticated roof lines, grand entryways, vaulted ceilings are associated with an increased cost to an overall budget. More angles in a foundation increase the cost in materials and labour.

The type of home you build impacts costs. A wider and deeper one-story home will cost more than a two story home with the identical square footage.

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Making sure clients are happy is our #1 priority.

I couldn't be happier with my forever home!

“Seamless - as a first time homebuilder, I was worried about the process. After my first few meetings with CLATTCO I knew I had the right contractor for the job. Tim listened to my vision and made it become a reality.

My property was treated very well, the site was safe, secure and clean. The CLATTCO team was great and Tim's experience was an incredible asset. This was my first time through this process and I had many questions. Tim was able to go over and above in answering my questions. There were many fine details that I hadn't considered and Tim was able to give me the information I needed to build my dream home.

My experience with CLATTCO was fantastic! Before the build began I had a clear vision of what I wanted my home to look like. I now live in my dream home and it is exactly how I pictured it.

I would absolutely recommend CLATTCO and have had many people both local and from out of town ask me about my home and compliment my design. I always tell them about CLATTCO and how they made my dream become a reality. Tim was easy to communicate with and always was quick to respond to phone calls and messages. I couldn't be happier with my forever home!”

Amanda Fisher

Always happy when I visited the work site ...

“Our experience has been very positive. Tim was very helpful in the conceptual stage, working closely with us on options and design. I was always happy when I visited the work site. Everything was kept clean and orderly. Tim provided us with regular updates and pictures which helped keep us in touch with the project when we couldn't get down to see it. Overall Tim was very professional. Very high quality — I could see no examples where corners were cut. I appreciated the way the Tim was able to explain things to someone that has never been involved in the building process.

[Would you recommend CLATTCO Construction to others?] For sure! I would tell them that you may pay a little more, but you will be very happy with the work. Tim was great to work with and there were no surprise costs or overruns. Would not hesitate to use them again.”

Responsive and pleasant ...

“As a non-resident owner and infrequent user of the cottage, it was a bit unnerving to embark on a large remodel project. We live over 1000 miles away, and had to rely on the recommendations of friends and family to select the contractor. Ironically, we were also engaged in a remodel of our home in Tennessee during this same time period. It's the truth when I say that the planning, communication and overall administration of the CLATTCO job was FAR superior to the performance of our own local contractor in Tennessee! The experience of working with CLATTCO was the sort of experience that restores your faith in quality craftsmen who care about perfection in their work and honouring their commitments to their customers. I can't say enough good things about how this turned out!

We weren't around for the repair, but we can say that all items in the house appear to have been properly cared for.

The best thing about working with Tim is that he is responsive and pleasant. A close second is that he is amazingly competent with his administrative processes. The original bid, the job billings, the clarity of any change orders and his timely responses to any questions made our concerns about us managing this project from a distance disappear. I really do like the quality of work that CLATTCO did—but I must admit that no surprises in the cost of the project meant a lot to me too! I would finally add that my decorator was a bit grumpy at times, and I thought that Tim was a prince in the way he responded to her concerns. He really is a good guy.

In my career I have managed some of the largest hotels in America and I drive my wife crazy with a critical eye for detail. The CLATTCO job was a pleasure to see! The tile work in our shower was fairly intricate and it turned out beautifully. Downstairs in the living room, impressive attention was paid to trimming the floor tiles along the jutting rock fireplace. The grouting was also neatly done. The entire kitchen was gutted and replaced—it's beautiful! It is obvious that Tim and his team know what they are doing, and they care.

Everyone hopes to find a contractor you can trust to treat you fairly and to give you excellent results for your hard-earned money. CLATTCO is the company that does just that.

You can tell I'm pretty happy... I really can't think of what CLATTCO could have done better.

You did a great job, Tim. Thanks.”

Jay S

I was completely at ease working with CLATTCO ...

“My experience has been very positive. Tim provided me with a quote and stuck to it (with the exception of subsequent negotiated changes). The project was completed on time and on budget. The quality of work was excellent and completed to my satisfaction. His crew cleaned up the job site and it was a pleasure to work with them.

I was completely at ease working with CLATTCO and I would certainly consider them again if I had another project in mind. My experience was extremely positive and I would recommend CLATTCO to anyone.”

Exceeded our expectations ...

“We would like to thank you for the wonderful service we have experienced while working with you on our home in Molega Lake. Not only have you met or exceeded all of our expectations, in terms of time lines and workmanship, but you have also acted on out behalf on numerous occasions. Our inexperience as first-time home builders may have lead us to make several inappropriate decisions were it not for your guidance. You interceded on our behalf in terms of material quality, made suggestions as to space allocations and design and interfaced with other trades and service providers to assure the work was completed as it should be.

Even though the project turned out to be larger, and a bit more complex, than originally discussed, you always managed the changes in a very professional and calm manner. We have had many friends remark on the attention to detail in our home and the thoughtful little touches that many would not have considered.

It has been a complete pleasure to work with you and your crew. We look forward to having you and your family join us on the veranda one day this summer to christen our new home!”

A & M McDaid, New Elm, Nova Scotia

Execution of the contract was faultless ...

“We are writing to let you know how happy we are with the extensive home renovations that we contracted to have your company carry out. The completion of the work of cladding the house, the replacement of the chimney, roofing shingles, patio door and eaves trough were very satisfactory to us in every way.

Execution of the contract by yourself and your crew was faultless. We appreciated the efforts made by all of you to prevent damage to other structures and to the garden. Your combined talent, thoughtfulness and planning was much appreciated.

Since the completion of the job, many passers by have slowed to admire the house and your work. We recommend your company without hesitation and prospective clients may contact us for a verbal recommendation, if required.

You have restored our faith in contractors altogether. Thank you for your care and consideration, which was much appreciated.”

C & J Robert, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia

A very professional organization ...

“Working with CLATTCO has been a very good and satisfying experience, considering it was a first house construction for us. The property and house were treated very well, as we expected.

Working with Tim and his team was always positive as they provided good advice when needed.

[Would you recommend CLATTCO Construction to others?] I would and have done so already and always site our house as to why.”