Our 18 month renovation was not a typical job. The house has a unique design and it required skilled tradespeople and careful planning as we lived in the house during the reno. David, his crew and all the trades he brought on-board were fantastic. Reno’s are never easy or straight forward but i could not have asked for better partners in this project. There is enough stress and uncertainty in these kinds of projects so pick a team you can trust, that knows what they are doing and are a pleasure to be around day after day! Pick David Hughes.
Our 50-year-old beach house held together for years, but when it was time to bring it into the 21st century we knew HBC were the folks to call.
David and his team ‘got it’ from the first visit – they managed to maintain the character and essence of our home while making it livable and enjoyable for the next stage of our lives.
But not without huge effort! From nasty winter drives along narrow roads with switchbacks and steep driveways, they not just met the challenges of the locale but embraced them. David came up with creative ideas for every challenge and the result is a warm and welcoming home well beyond our expectations.
Consummate professionals, HBC delivered on budget, on point, and always with humour – we can’t recommend David and his team highly enough.
I hired Hughes Brothers Construction for my renovation. David is professional and results oriented and I couldn’t believe how quickly everything came together. In my opinion, he went above and beyond to turn a potentially stressful project into a delightful experience. The quality of work speaks for itself and he’s the most responsive contractor I’ve ever met.
Hughes Brothers Construction transformed our nice 35 year old home into the spectacular home of our dreams. We lived through a year-long reno (with our 3 boys and dog) and not only was the entire team unbelievably reliable and hard working, they were all eternally positive, thoughtful, and a joy to be around. David is honest, professional, and has amazing ideas for every situation. He is a dream to work with and has made what could have been a very stressful time, an enjoyable and exciting experience. From demolition all the way to finishing touches and landscaping, HBC has been simply outstanding. Our finished project speaks for itself and we could not be happier.
When choosing a team for our major home rebuild, we were very careful to find a contractor who shared our own values and desires for exceptional workmanship. HBC’s team greatly exceeded our own high expectations in all regards. David and his team were able to transform a number of unique ideas for our home into a spectacular reality. They not only helped us envision interesting features, but they also found ways to lower the cost, sourced beautiful materials and then ensured careful construction and craftsmanship. This care and respect extended beyond HBC’s direct team and included their various trades who clearly held HBC in high regard and were obsessed about delivering quality. For us the end result was simply incredible and we can’t recommend David and HBC enough
David you should patent whatever you eat for breakfast. You are endlessly cheerful and patient with clients ranging from gnats to giants!
As our family grew older, our needs changed and what we wanted out of our house changed with it. The decision was to move or renovate and given the hot real estate market and lack of affordable and suitable options, renovate it was. Our house was built in 1964 with separate kitchen and dining areas and a living room that was rarely used. Dave and Rick hatched a vision to open up the space and Dave took the time to draw up a functional plan and even created a 3-dimensional model of the house including the proposed new covered deck area.
After a review of quotes for two different renovation options, we decided upon a plan. Work began quickly and we were immediately impressed with the professionalism, work ethic and talent. It was obvious from the outset we were getting quality workmanship in all facets of this renovation.
Six months later we were complete. Walls were removed, structural beams installed above the ceiling and we had a brand new open plan kitchen and living area, with features we didn’t know existed, like an under-counter microwave. Hardwood floors had been installed to replace ceramic tile and expertly matched to the existing floors; the rear wall and windows were removed and quality Eclipse doors installed in their place; exceptional quality wood cabinets were built to suit; a beautiful glass and cedar 300 bottle capacity wine storage enclosure was designed and built; a new fireplace insert was installed and tiled floor-to-ceiling feature constructed; a farmhouse sink and Caesarstone countertops were added (a portion of the latter re-cut and re-installed after Dave himself felt it wasn’t quite right the first time).
Every sub trade Dave used was professional, on time and did quality work. Dave made sure all trades got on the job when the time was right, so delays were rare and usually on our account. Despite an extensive reno, we only lost the use of our kitchen for a couple of weeks, with temporary wood counters and a plumbed sink installed to ensure we could still function without having to spend the time and money to relocate. We have now been in our renovated home for a few months and are ecstatic with the results. We are already thinking about “Phase 2” and will not hesitate to use Hughes Bros.
“You know this but I’m going to say it anyway… still crazy about the house and the team that built it after all these years. Ten years today I moved in! Can you believe it!”
Just completed a major condo renovation with Hughes Brothers Construction. David and crew sure know what they are doing both professional and pleasant. To allow me a sense of true dimension, David sketched out the whole project. It was beyond the call of duty. Neighbours in our building commented on how pleasant they were and how immaculate they kept the common area. There is no question… I highly recommend Hughes Brothers Construction for your renovation or new construction.
Just wanted to let you know we get nothing but rave reviews on our condo, and since Hughes Brothers was such an important part of this, it’s important to send kudos your way!