Koru Construction and Chris did a FANTASTIC job renovating my two bedroom condo in Kitsilano. The apartment reno was a big job and included moving walls, adding a shower….basically the entire apartment is brand new. Chris was reliable from start to finish! Chris was organized, on time, patient, conscientious and professional. The subcontractors he uses and workmanship are great. I am so happy with my home and would never hesitate recommending Koru to anyone…I’ve already recommended him to many! Good luck with your project.
It was completely gutted and commenced from scratch – which the exception of the windows – it included upgrading the plumbing in the kitchen and bathrooms, new electrical for lighting in the kitchen and living room, speakers wiring, new wiring for den area, new floors, new doors, new kitchen cabinets and counters, new bathrooms with heated floors – tiled from floor to ceiling. We also changed and upgraded some of our sprinklers. Chris and Peter were very professional and patient, and have attention to detail. They work with experienced licensed trades, as well they know building/city code rules, which is important to any renovation project. Overall, we are very happy with the results and enjoy living in our new space. We highly recommend them for any project – big or small.
With Chris’s expert guidance we turned our new home from a house with potential into our dream beach house. It’s not on the beach its close, but everyone walks in and says wow it’s a beach house!
I feel so fortunate to have found Chris and his team. With a great attitude, fun and outstandingly professional workmanship the project was a good experience. Chris offered great advice, suggested projects that would enhance the house and add value along with education on areas worth reconsidering. Chris has a really good eye for design and appreciation for quality. When we needed to decide where we could save money, Chris was able to offer really good suggestion and vendors to work with. Chris and his team hand made many special features offering a unique touch overall.
I would highly recommend Chris and would only use him in my future projects.
Great attention to detail and customer requirement. Creative problem solvers, flexible and reliable. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for any renovation project.
Chris from Koru Construction did a small bathroom project for us in the summer of 2015.
This is the second bathroom renovation I have done in the last 10 years. I was completely discouraged after my first renovation where the contractor committed to a two week job and it dragged out for almost 6 weeks. Even once the renovation was completed there were small plumbing and electrical issues that came up months later.
KORU was recommended to me by a realtor and working with Chris was a completely different experience from my first renovation. The price we paid was the price quoted and more importantly, the two week job that was promised to us was completed in two weeks. Chris’s subcontractors that did the plumbing and electrical were both excellent and did quality work. Overall, we were really happy with the quality of work and feel that we paid a fair price for what we got. I would not hesitate to recommend KORU for a bathroom renovation!
Chris and his crew worked magic for us. They took an old, moldy, vermin-infested outdoor shed and turned it into a wonderful office space. It was a difficult job and there were a number of surprises but Chris was able to come up with creative solutions and the project was a success. Even when a problem developed a number of weeks later Chris was at the site the next day and took care of it immediately. Highly recommend Chris and Koru Construction.
We now have our dream kitchen. Before we started, Chris helped us make choices that fit our preferences, space, and most of all our budget. The crew showed up on time and we were updated daily on the progress. Their impeccable attention to detail shows in the end result. Highly recommend Koru Construction.
We are very happy with Chris’ professional workmanship for our home renovation. We updated a tired 50-year old house so that we could feel very comfortable living in it. He and his team were knowledgeable and friendly. Chris has a great sense of humour and always gave us great suggestions for each part of the house. We had our basement renovated (new kitchen, new laundry area, new walls for bedrooms, sound proofing ceilings), removing/modifying some walls upstairs, skimming popcorn ceilings, and adding 2 brand new washrooms upstairs. There were a few hiccups here and there, but he always gave us solutions as options. Chris is very good at problem-solving and always listened to our concerns. He is also very responsive. We would recommend Chris to anyone and we will definitely use him again for our future projects. Thanks for taking care of our new home while taking care of your newborn, Chris!
It is with pleasure that I submit this review for Koru Construction. This is the second time I have hired Koru for a major renovation in my 1970’s condo. I first hired them a couple of years ago to renovate my kitchen, which involved completely gutting the space, taking out part of a wall, changing the location of all the appliances and installing custom cabinets. I was so pleased with their work, that I contracted them again for my latest project which was scraping all the texture off the ceiling in the entire condo, removing the built-in valances over the windows & patio door, replacing all the interior doors and moulding and renovating the closet in the master bedroom. Throughout both renovations Chris and his team were a pleasure to work with. Chris was very helpful in the planning process and came up with creative solutions. His timelines were good and when there were delays, the cause was outside of his control, but he kept the communication open so I was updated along the way. On this last project there was a big delay at the end with some custom closet doors which was entirely the fault of the supplier and Chris was diligent about following up with them until they were finally done correctly. I appreciate his attention to detail, he is skilled, talented, thorough and knowledgeable. He has a great crew and brings in good subs. He listened to what I was hoping to achieve and had great suggestions to either add on to my ideas or modify them (when my champagne tastes overtook my beer budget!!). I have no hesitation in recommending Chris and his team for any project you are considering.
They are very friendly and professional.
Work is flawless. If I do anything again they will be doing it.
Koru’s team came prepared & did the project in the time they estimated it would take. The work is done professionally & was examined by my husband who is a certified Home Inspector. We are very happy with the completed project & would not hesitate to recommend Koru Construction to friends & family or anyone needing a contracting company that is professional, reliable & knows their trade.
I would like to thank you and all your staff (especially Mark) for making my parents so comfortable in a messy situation.
My parents actually miss your guys. That is a testament to how great your company is.
You finished the job on time, well, under the circumstances, you did a good job designing it and bringing it to a great ending.
My dad is thrilled (would you believe it) over the light switch for the mirror. My mother says that it is the most luxurious bathroom she has ever seen.
You took an ugly, overused space and made it into a fairytale restroom. Your card was very touching, thank you!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my parents happy.
Koru, led by Chris O’Leary, completely renovated my 1977 studio apartment in the summer and fall, 2017. My interior design firm, Good Space Design Group, led by Dwaina Sprague, highly recommended Koru, based on their previous experience on other projects with Koru. The renovated apartment is modern, calming, functional and very comfortable, exactly as I had hoped and Good Space had planned. I would recommend Koru to anyone seeking to renovate or to complete any construction project.