10 Out Of 10

Customer reference for REBS as told to pickapro by Maria Towey from Clondalkin on 22-Nov-2008

When was the work done?
The work was done between July and August, 2008.

What was involved?
It was a renovation and refurbisment of a house. Sitting room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, floors, stairs, replastering of walls, tiling, electrics, plumbing, everything. The house was completely stripped out and put back together.

How did you choose John McCormack?
We found John on the Pickapro website. We went through the list of available builders, rang a few of them and got some quotes. We chose John for several reasons. He was very professional in his manner and in fact everything about John was at a very high standard from the get go. His quote to carry out the work gave us a better bang for our buck as he offered to do more for us at a reasonable price. The testimonials John had on the pickapro website also stood out and helped us to decide.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to John McCormack?
We did have a rough outline in our own heads about what we wanted the house to look like when it was finished. We didn't need any architects plans as it wasn't a structural renovation.

Did John introduce new ideas?
He did, yes. John would suggest certain things that he wanted us to consider. Things that had been done on similar projects that he had managed. Between us we came up with a project plan. John being the expert in his field knew what would work and what wouldn't. For instance, we wanted to restructure the kitchen layout to suit the space better. John took our ideas and tweeked them to their betterment.

How did the project run?
Reliability and workmanship, 10 out of 10. Everything went very well and there were never any cross words. John is not only very professional but a nice guy to deal with. We were lucky to have found him.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using John McCormack?
The biggest benefit to me was John's prior knowledge as to all aspects of renovation and refurbishments. He showed us photographs of similar projects he had worked on and testimonials from prior customers. It was very professional.

What's your favourite part now?
My favourite part of the house is the house and I'm not being smart. There isn't one place in the house that we can't sit in and enjoy. The difference in the house now compared to when we bought it is huge. Friends and family who have been in the house have commented on the quality of the work. The entire project was great.

Would you recommend John McCormack to others?
Absolutely and I will. I have a friend who may be doing a refurbishment next year and I'll definitely be recommending John. The quality of John's work and his commitment is his reference. I wish John all the best.

Any tips for other people?
When you have a project manager in place to do the work, listen to what they have to say but make sure they listen to you as well. It won't work if there isn't two way communication.

Our Customers Say

Excellent Workmanship

John's reliability was most important to me. He did everything he said he would do and I couldn't have asked for more

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10 Out Of 10

The quality of John's work and his commitment is his reference.

Maria Towey from Clondalkin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Completed Ahead of Schedule

John was very approachable, easy to work with and I never felt stupid asking any questions.

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Open and Straightforward

It was just nice to have someone like John that did what he said he would do with no hassles. He did a smashing job!

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Excellent Suggestions

John is very positive, full of ideas and talks about what can be done rather than what can't.

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Efficient and Quality Work

When we found out John was experienced in roofing, we grabbed him. We're very glad we did.

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Restored Garden Building

John's the best tradesman I've ever had do work on the house. He did everything I asked him to do.

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Reliable and Recommended

You get a good feeling about some people...It was a pleasure to work with someone like John.

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