Customer Stories

The foundation of Schnarr Legacy Craftsmen’s reputation has always been based on the ultimate measure of success: client satisfaction. Our attention to detail, guidance, quality craftsmanship and creative renovation solutions are the key ingredients in meeting, and often surpassing our clients' expectations. The best testimonial is that most of our work comes from repeat clients and referrals.

Here are just a few of the compliments shared with us by our customers . . .

Greg, I can't thank you enough! You and your team have transformed the house! I was so concerned when I first saw pictures of the home my son and his wife bought. I would have counseled them against buying it, but the purchase had already been made. You have been a godsend. You have been fair and honest with them every step. You have guided and advised them wisely. They trusted you completely, and rightly so. My husband and I visited last weekend and everything looked fantastic. My son tells me you have children, so I know, as a parent, you can appreciate how much your professionalism with our son means to my husband and me. We are so grateful
Thanks to Greg and his team of professionals for a superior job on our massive home renovation! We moved out of our home for three months and moved back to the stunning home of our dreams! We were kept in the loop throughout the process and everything Greg had laid out for us in our initial plan, came to pass as he had outlined. The work was completed in a thorough and professional manner and was done on time! Months later, we still walk around our home and think how beautiful it is and how fortunate we are! We are completely satisfied with the results and would highly recommend Schnarr Craftsmen!
Schnarr Craftsmen renovated our main floor of the house. With a number of small changes they completely modernized our home. Working within a fixed budget, they were able to 'Facelift' our kitchen, family room living/dining room and main floor bathroom.The enhancements have stood the test of time and have increased the value of our home.
We have hired Schnarr Craftsmen for three projects in our home over the past 11 years. It was a pleasure working with Greg Schnarr and his team of professionals. Workmanship was of outstanding quality and within promised deadlines. We are very pleased with the renovations of our kitchen, family room, main bathroom and the ensuite bathroom. We give Schnarr Craftsmen our highest recommendation. Without hesitation, we would use them again for future projects.
Our project is done and we are living in it and enjoying it. We have never before been involved in something so extensive as this, but you prepared us for what to expect, including the inconveniences, and that helped us live through all the work. You were extremely helpful in the planning stage when we were deciding what we wanted to do and how to best get it done. You gave us a detailed schedule of the entire job and it was started and finished when you said it would be. All these things made the project feel like it was under complete control and so it ran smoothly. Your employees were all great, did a professional job, and cleaned up every day. I would recommend Schnarr Craftsmen to anyone who is considering a renovation to their home.
We first chose Schnarr Craftsmen for our basement renovation due to their innovative design that met all of our functionality requirements. Greg and the entire team have been a pleasure to work with on all three of our renovation projects. We are extremely pleased with the results.
Anne & I are extremely happy with the final results of the renovations to our main bathroom as well as the ensuite bathroom! The workmanship is outstanding. All the tradesmen treated our home with respect and left the house in good order before they left for the day. The projects were well organized and completed on schedule. We highly recommend Schnarr Craftsmen to all of our friends and family. Someday they will renovate our kitchen too!
We wanted a room that had the feel of a library, a study, a reading room. Not a fancy living room but a room that would be inviting, comfortable and usable. A place where no toys were allowed (there's still a few but they are hidden away in the drawers). A place to entertain guests. A meeting place to discuss politics and business. To sum it up, what we wanted was a place to sit back with relaxing music, a fireplace, a drink and a good book. All our goals have been met. We love the room now. It's gone from empty, dull and useless to full, cozy and used everyday. All good things take time and this room was worth waiting for. Thanks to all the guys who did such an amazing job. (I have a list growing for your next projects around here.)
I give Greg Schnarr and Schnarr Craftsmen my highest recommendation. We hired Schnarr Craftsmen for some major renovations that included a completely new kitchen, building a master bathroom and walk-in closet, demolishing our sun room and building a deck, installing new flooring for most of the house, and a number of smaller improvements. Greg guided us through every step of the process. The designs for the kitchen and master bathroom were both better and less expensive than what we originally had in mind (and what other contractors proposed). He provided just the right amount of guidance in choosing materials and colors. The project was completed on time and on budget. We couldn't be happier with the process or the results. We will use Schnarr Craftsmen for all of our future renovations.
We had the pleasure of working with Schnarr Craftsmen when we did our major house renovation. The transition to renovating and actually living through the whole process was well respected by all employees. They took into account all of our family needs and it was always a first priority throughout the whole renovation project. Schnarr Craftsmen is a company with integrity and they take ownership of problems and seek to satisfy the customer needs promptly. We would highly recommend Schnarr Craftsmen to anyone willing to have a good old-fashioned, quality professional renovated project that will last and be enjoyed by future generations.
Schnarr Craftsmen did a major basement renovation for us this past spring. Greg was a pleasure to work with in all phases of the project. He is a good listener as well as a solid communicator who explains alternatives and processes clearly. He worked with us to explore options and helped us find cost effective choices while keeping the quality and aesthetic values high. The quality of workmanship is exceptional and we are very satisfied with the final result. We have no hesitation in recommending Schnarr Craftsmen for your project.
The front part of our house, comprising of the sitting room, dining room and kitchen, was dark and uninviting; the kitchen small and old-fashioned. Greg worked patiently with us to develop an innovative plan to remove walls, install skylights and expand and modernize the kitchen. The result is a large, comfortable, light-filled space with which we are delighted. We enjoy using the area every day and this winter have particularly enjoyed the double-sided fireplace Greg suggested we install between the sitting and dining rooms.The renovation work was completed in a timely manner and to a high standard. Schnarr Craftsmen’s personnel were very pleasant to work with; our suggestions and queries were always taken seriously. This is the second time we have asked Schnarr Craftsmen to undertake renovations in houses we have owned and we would not hesitate to recommend them.
We recently hired Schnarr Craftsmen to complete a basement renovation. The project included a complete gutting of our basement, opening up the space, insulating, redoing the washroom, upgrading the electrical, modifying the plumbing in the main area of the basement for a new bar and adding a new gas fireplace. Greg and his crews were great to deal with throughout the project, always thinking ahead and securing the work area to minimize impacts due to dust throughout other areas of our house. The finished product was beyond our expectations and has had rave reviews by any of our friends and family who come to see the new basement. We were so happy with the outcome of our basement project that we also hired Greg to replace a window, upgrade our lighting outside and give our front porch posts and railing a facelift. A much smaller project but still the same level of quality and professionalism from Greg and his crews. I would not hesitate to use Schnarr Craftsmen on our next project.
We found Schnarr Craftsmen on and were very impressed with the photos they had posted of previous work completed. Greg took us through the process of designing the renovation, selecting materials and sub-contractors and interior decorating. We wanted to maintain the original structure of the house, improve flow and functionality and lose the formality. Important considerations for us included natural light and open spaces. The bump-outs improved the living space without changing the original footprint. We were new to the area and were happy to have Greg arrange for reliable professionals to complete all aspects of the job. They were also open to alternatives and Greg accommodated our requests to use reclaimed materials, arranging for tradespeople with specialized experience. We had a great experience with Schnarr Craftsmen and would recommend them to our family and friends interested in renovating their homes.
I have used Schnarr Craftsmen for 2 renovations now and results were excellent both times. They had to address wall removals, re-routing HVAC - plumbing - electrical; new flooring, shower remodelling, staircase remodelling, ceiling replacement, and detailed finishing. They have an extremely skilled team, and they care about what they are doing. They offer collaboration, creative solutions and actually listen and work with the end customer. My estimates were priced competitively, and both renovations were completed exactly as quoted and on time. Aside from having a diverse trade set and a technically skilled team, the level of detail in the finishes is what truly makes these guys pro's. Oh - and I should also mention they are CLEAN! They protect your existing house, and vapour off work areas and clean up well end of day which is a big plus in my books.
As stay at home seniors, we needed organization and clarity of planning for our project. We did not have the option of leaving for work each day and leaving what could have been a chaotic and noisy environment behind. As our renovation progressed, we came to appreciate the work plan that outlined in detail what would happen each day. The renovation team stayed on task and on budget throughout the process. We were absolutely amazed at the quality that Schnarr Craftsmen and their sub trades delivered. The team was not only courteous and professional, they almost became part of the family as they worked and we lived through the five week job. We would highly recommend Schnarr Craftsmen to anyone looking for a reliable renovator. Our needs and expectations were not only met but wonderfully exceeded!
We seriously question if there is a higher quality anywhere. From the beginning of the planning stage to the completion and follow-up, Greg and his staff maintained very high quality and professional workmanship. Everything turned out exactly as we had envisioned. We have a kitchen that looks great and is very functional. We feel we have moved forward from the seventies into the twenty-first century.
The project was an overwhelming success! The hard work and skill of Schnarr Craftsmen has led to an amazing transformation. Our home went from dated, tired and ordinary to a true showpiece that has guests saying ‘WOW’ as they enter. It is a pleasure to live and entertain in, and we are extremely pleased with the results. The project was an overwhelming success! The hard work and skill of Schnarr Craftsmen has led to an amazing transformation. Our home went from dated, tired and ordinary to a true showpiece that has guests saying ‘WOW’ as they enter. It is a pleasure to live and entertain in, and we are extremely pleased with the results.
We remembered the Schnarr name from years ago and it's good reputation. It could not have been a better decision. From the very beginning, Greg and his staff were full of ideas and helpful at every turn. We almost lived together for eight months while we renovated the entire interior of our house. The quality of their workmanship was always first class. We were so happy and satisfied that we invited Greg and his people back the following year to do a complete exterior renovation and to build us a brand new, four bay garage. Again, the workmanship and service were first class. We highly recommend Schnarr Craftsmen.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for the amazing kitchen and living room renovations you did for Steve and me. It was done on time and on budget. Both of which amazed us. You always gave your advice and were receptive to our needs and lifestyle. I have and will continue to recommend you to everyone I can.
Working with the folks at Schnarr was a wonderful experience, from the very first meeting to discuss the project until the renovation was completed. You hear a lot of stories about how stressful a reno can be, and how surprises / changes can leave the client underwhelmed. Our experience was the complete opposite - each day, as the design / plans came together, as the work began, and our dream took shape, interacting with Greg and his team, was so much fun and so rewarding. The delivery effort and costs tracked the plan / budget closely, the attention to detail was awesome, the patience with us as we mulled our design decisions was much appreciated. In the end, our completely revamped kitchen / dining area with new powder room and a new room on the back were everything we hoped for. The quality is awesome and we are really happy we chose Schnarr Craftsmen to do this for us. We would highly recommend them.
Our vision was to join an isolated guest room in our basement to the family room above it. Both rooms were part of a 1980's renovation to our century home and we felt that joining them with an additional staircase would make the basement more useable. Schnarr Craftsmen helped us scope out the redesign and walked us through all the stages, including a major renovation to the bathroom adjoining the basement guest room that was impacted by the new staircase. This was a complicated project but together we managed to make the right choices with respect to the look of the stairs and the use of the space in the bathroom. The new staircase that joins both floors looks great and has added usability and style to our home. The new bathroom is a very comfortable space and has added a touch of luxury to our guest room.
We've hired Schnarr Craftsmen for 6 projects in our house over the past 12 years. Workmanship is of the highest quality, materials selected are high quality and they've always met timelines and budget. We've also been happy with the fact that in doing the various renovations, they've been able to take our wants and incorporate them into what's reasonable with our budget and space.
Our old garage was original to the house, so circa 1934. It was small, barely one car wide, and almost unusable. My attempts to repair it during our past 30 years at the house were not all that successful.We didn't want to move, but I dreamed of a solidly built, well insulated, clean, dry, warm and usable garage. Greg and Schnarr Craftsmen prepared a design that incorporated; my ideas, all the considerations necessary to meet local building codes, setback and offset restrictions, all while maintaining the character of our neighbourhood, and still providing for a backyard and greenery. Marguerite and I were completely impressed with all the tradespeople involved in the construction. Their quality and professionalism was apparent through every step. Peter and the Schnarr Craftsmen team were first class to the point that we missed them when they completed everything and were no longer on site. Building a new structure in an old and established neighbourhood can be a special challenge. Schnarr Craftsmen met the challenge, kept to a tight schedule with work progressing on a daily basis. Our completed project has received many favourable comments from folks throughout the neighbourhood. My dream garage is now a reality thanks to Greg and the Schnarr Craftsmen team.
Schnarr Craftsmen recently installed 3 skylights for us. We are very pleased with them. We have used them several times in the past and would not hesitate to use them again. They have excellent workers.
We were really impressed with how all the minor finishing tasks were completed. We didn’t have to create a list of things to be done, they were just done.