November 6, 2017
We met Mr. Jack Torossian, the owner of Golden Bee Homes, at the Exibition Renomark desk in 2016.
We were planning to renovate our kitchen for a few years. Upon meeting Jack we knew that he and his team would be the best fit for this job. He gladly visited our home and in detail discussed the project ahead, which began August 2017.
Jack was able to grasp a sense of our image for the new kitchen, and was very helpful in guiding us with his suggestions and knowledge. His gifted vision not only brought about a beautiful kitchen, but also some changes to the entrance of our home with consideration of the budget. The completion of these projects gave our home a tremendous facelift transforming it into a beautiful and functional area.
The Golden Bee Homes team was always ready to listen, explain and put us at ease when a few unexpected changes arose along the way. They worked in a timely and clean manner with respect to all areas of our home. Their level of professionalism and commitment to their work was remarkable.
We are very happy with our decision of using Golden Bee Homes to bring our image to life. We are very grateful and cannot emphasize what great work they have done. With this positive journey we recommend Golden Bee Homes to everyone planning a renovation.
November 10, 2016
It is our pleasure to take this opportunity to thank you and your crew for the superb renovations of our newly acquired condominium.
After having resided in our large Bayview Village house for over forty years, we were very apprehensive about all the decisions/choices that needed to be addressed as we downsized from a large family home.
Our newly anticipated “home” was not only substantially smaller but presented numerous challenges because of the original structural design.
The task was formidable. The unit was very angular and seemed to be “confrontational” to applying the customary rule of thumb to installing a new kitchen, bathroom, etc.
As it turned out, there was no need for us to be overwhelmed with the challenges we faced. Jack Torossian (Golden Bee Homes), Pars (site supervisor), Apic,(kitchen/bathroom cabinet maker) were able to deal with the “unusual” and helped us find solutions.
The Golden Bee staff was always most polite. All their construction debris at the end of the day was removed and tidied up according to the approval and expectations of the Condo Board.
We found everyone at Golden Bee Homes to be most readably accessible and quick to respond through text, email or cell phone to any questions or concerns we had throughout the project.
Our sincere thanks to everyone at Golden Bee Homes involved in our rather confrontational project!
November 1, 2016
To Whom It May Concern:
We are happy to be able to provide this letter of recommendation for Jack Torossian of Golden Bee Homes and his supporting cast of workers, subcontractors and suppliers.
Earlier this year we noticed that the heated floor in our basement washroom was no longer working. The heated floor had been installed nearly 3 years earlier during a major renovation of our basement by Golden Bee Homes. When we contacted Jack about it, he was anxious to make things right and get the system functioning normally again, at no extra cost to us, even though the expiry date for parts and service had expired.
The original electrician was called back to diagnose the problem, and he subsequently brought in the manufacturer’s representative to help analyze the situation. Working together, they determined that the source of the problem was an extremely unusual and unexpected failure of the electrical wiring component under the tile. They also devised a plan to put certain special safeguards in place when the new replacement component was being installed.
Reinstallation of the electrical component needed to be coordinated with several other activities. The tile setter was called in to remove a certain portion of the tiles, along with the wiring underneath, and to do the necessary prep work. As well, new matching tiles needed to be ordered and delivered. (Happily, the very same high-quality tiles were still available from the tile supplier.) Once the new electrical component was in place, the tile setter returned on consecutive days to add a layer of concrete, to install the new tiles and to do the grouting.
Finally, the transition strip between the bathroom tile and the laminate flooring in the adjacent hallway needed to be replaced. When it was learned that the exact piece was no longer available from the manufacturer, Jack’s foreman Pars proceeded to create a first-rate copy of the strip himself.
Jack made good on his promise to make things right. We were very pleased by the result. And we are extremely happy we had used the professional services of this outstanding RenoMark™ renovator.
Vahan & Dikranuhi
October 28, 2016
To whom it may concern:
I recently purchased a 50-year old bungalow, and while it was in reasonable condition, I wanted to do some renovations to bring it more up-to-date. I understood the importance of dealing with a qualified and reputable renovator to do the work. I already knew of the existence of Renomark as an organization to help consumers find and hire reputable contractors and trades people. I researched and read the reviews of quite a few renovators listed as members of Renomark. I decided to deal with Golden Bee Homes because of the many positive reviews from home owners. My renovation project included a new kitchen, main floor bathroom, flooring, painting and electrical work. Jack and Pars of Golden Bee Homes were extremely helpful in providing advice and recommendations regarding materials, products and design ideas. I was very satisfied how the project progressed from demolition to finished product in a timely manner. I am very happy with the overall workmanship. Jack and Pars were always prompt to address my concerns and questions relating to the project. I always felt that Jack and Pars were truly concerned about doing a quality job and of my complete satisfaction with their work. I feel I made the right decision to hire Golden Bee Homes and I would not hesitate to use this company again for future renovations.
October 24, 2016
To Whom It May Concern:
After meeting with three different contractors, in March of this year I contracted with Golden Bee Homes Inc. to perform renovations to the second floor of my house. The renovations involved replacing old lathe and plaster in rooms with new drywall, painting, upgrading wiring and insulation, laying new floors and removing a structural wall to create one large room out of two.
My decision to work with Golden Bee rather than the two other contractors was based on several things. First, the principal of Golden Bee, Jack Torossian, struck me as very knowledgeable. After meeting with him and discussing the project I felt confident in his abilities and appreciated his suggestions. Second, his estimate was detailed enough that I could clearly see that he had listened to what I wanted and incorporated that into his costs. Third was the cost itself. Jack’s estimate, while not the lowest of the three, was very much in line with the other two I received. Finally, I had a deadline as to when the work had to be done and Jack assured me he was able to meet that deadline.
As the work progressed we encountered a number of unexpected events arising from work done by my prior contractor, all of which resulted in unplanned delays. Nevertheless, steps were taken by Jack to deal with these problems and even with the delays, Golden Bee was still able to meet my schedule. Problems were solved, the work progressed and all was done according to building codes and with the proper permits. The crews were polite and did their best to keep my house as clean as possible. Site supervision was done on a regular basis by Pars Margarosyan and, unless work had to stop to await permits or inspections, the crews were there everyday working. I asked for and received a weekly schedule and the tasks were completed according to schedule. When issues arose, and to be honest there were one or two, they were dealt with and resolved to my satisfaction.
To summarize, I was very pleased with the work done and the timeliness in completing the job. I have confidence in the abilities of Golden Bee and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to others.