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Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

March, 2019

Madeleine Lamothe owns and manages a Canadian consulting firm. When it comes to service, she’s more sensitive to someone who goes the extra mile, not only in business but in her personal life. “To use an organization three times means we’re overwhelmingly pleased with the work,” she says. “Two times beyond the first time speaks volumes.”

Madeleine has hired Barbini Design Build three times over the last 25 years to renovate her two-storey condo in downtown Toronto. She bought the suite in 1986, and decided to do a major renovation nine years later. “It was built in 1974, so it was dated,” she says.

Seven companies were interviewed, but after meeting with Amedeo, Barbini moved to the top of the list. “He was the only person who had creative ideas and an understanding of construction.” The work included renovating the kitchen and bathrooms and a general renovation of the suite. 

The work included renovating the kitchen and bathrooms and a general renovation of the suite. Work also included custom window treatments.

A long discussion about the new kitchen’s colour scheme ended with a timeless palette of white and beige. She says they wanted a kitchen with a lifespan “greater than a couple of days”, rather than something trendy that would be quickly dated.


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