I am writing to express my extreme satisfaction in purchasing a Barbini home this year. I was already a homeowner in Toronto and had no immediate need of a home. I thought that I was just casually looking until I saw this house. The attention to detail was obvious from the minute I saw the gorgeous staircase and skylight at the entrance. I was impressed that even the moldings, doorknobs and hinges were of high quality. The home is not only beautiful, but also designed with the end-user in mind. We have a great mudroom, with built-in shelves and a hand shower for dirty boots. The master bath has heated floors. When buying a new home, the after-sales experience is very important. On this point, Barbini certainly exceeded expectations. Mr. Barbini himself led the tour and was both professional and courteous. He did more for us than was necessary. As an example, he was here when my insurance agent was doing his walk-through. My agent asked if we had floor plans, which I did not. Mr. Barbini volunteered to have his office e-mail them to the agent. The contractors who built this house have been able to resolve the few small issues quickly and efficiently. I enjoyed working with Barbini's people so much; I hired them to do additional work. His contractors are very skilled and professional which shows in both their original work and follow-up service. As it stands now, I would recommend a Barbini home without qualification. It has been a happy move for our family and we are enjoying our new home very much. The original quality and design of the home coupled with excellent post-sales service have made the transition a pleasure.
My wife and I were referred to Amedeo Barbini by friends who had used his services and were more than satisfied. Initially we interviewed a number of designers and Amedeo had more ideas than all the others combined. Our project was an extensive renovation and modernization of an 80 year old house. Amedeo's design concept was innovative, artistic, highly functional and respectful of the age and character of our home and the way we live. The project execution was virtually flawless and the quality of the work is superb. The project was completed on schedule and within budget, which we now know is virtually unheard of in today's home construction market. Although we did not start out expecting to end up with a home that is a showcase, that is what Amedeo has provided for us.
Trimont construction did a major renovation in my condominium, and I was very pleased with the quality of the work performed. Amedeo Barbini is very creative, helpful and reliable. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Now that we have finished our new home we wanted to take this opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude to you and your staff for the outstanding experience we had in building our new home. Ayala and I indicated when we met, that as two busy physicians, we would not have very much time to spend on planning, designing and supervising our home construction. We also let you know this was the first time we had ever embarked on any type of renovation or construction project. As it turns out, you were absolutely the perfect person for us and took care of this entire project from the initial architectural drawings stage right down to the move in date and beyond. Many people who had been through this process before gave us two main pieces of advice before we began: be prepared for the worst year of your life and never trust your builder. Having now known you and worked with you so closely on our home, nothing could have been farther from the truth for us.
You have been "hands on" with meticulous and exacting standards every step of the way. You were with us at the first meeting with the architect where we had only an abstract idea of what our house would look like; you met with us at regular and convenient times (always accommodating our frantic work schedules) throughout the construction; and we loved receiving the frequent e-mail updates so we always knew exactly what was happening at the construction site. You always checked and approved the work of the trades you hired and spotted things that you wanted fixed that we would have never noticed. You helped us anticipate the costs with very accurate and detailed budgeting from day 1 and your "open" invoice system made us always feel that we knew exactly what we were paying for and who we were paying. There were no "hidden" costs and the financial accounting was always completely accurate and honest. The house was completed on time and exactly when you predicted it would be completed before we even put the shovel in the ground.
Your wonderful staffs at the office were always available and pleasant to deal with. Vicky was amazingly organized and responsive to all requests related to accounting and scheduling and always returned calls and e-mails promptly. Rudy at the site was on top of everything going on and when we couldn't get over to see what was happening, he was there to be our "eyes" and report to us. Of course, David and Richard, both do phenomenal work in the house - the study David created for us is unbelievable and we love our pool change room and garage doors which he fashioned by himself. Lastly, Ingrid and Sherry made picking all those knobs, taps, paint colors and floors so easy and fun. We were particularly worried about how much time we would have to devote to the interior design of the house - people had told us how overwhelming the choices were. Well, we particularly enjoyed this part of the process since we could just come to your office and you would give us a number of options (not an infinite number!) and tell us to choose the one we like best. No running all over the city not knowing where to begin. And of course, if we didn't like any of your choices (which was rare) you were completely open to helping us select something that we had seen or liked elsewhere.
The ultimate assessment of a builder/designer at the end of the day is to answer the question:
Would we use Trimont Construction if we decide to build or renovate another house? The answer is a resounding yes. We would not think twice about hiring you again should we ever embark on this process down the road once again and would highly recommend you to anyone considering a design/build project. Trimont is the whole package and we could not be any happier with our new home.