“Jim did a super job renovating our townhouse’s 2 bathrooms and basement. The bathroom area was small to begin with, but Jim make an excellent suggestion to install a recessed electric heater to save space. It was also an unexpected surprise when he installed a pot light at the top of the new bath unit so that it wouldn’t be so dark. The tiles, grout, toilet, painting, bath units and cabinetry were installed skillfully and came together beautifully. He was also careful to minimize dust and dirt in the rest of the house with plastic sheeting and drop cloths on the carpet.

Prior to buying our new house, we made a point of having Jim walk through it to see if it had the renovation potential that we thought it did. Impressed so much by his townhouse renovation, we hired Jim to take on the much bigger job of completely renovating our basement and kitchen.

Over the course of 2 months Jim worked with us to explore the different options we had available, he continued to make insightful suggestions on colors and materials, and we were very satisfied with the final outcome, cost, and timing.

I also want to mention that with his industry contacts Jim managed the HVAC and plumbing jobs that needed to be subcontracted out and those jobs were also done with care and expertise. We now have a beautiful, efficient, and warm basement and kitchen in a house we want to be in for the next 30 years.

We’re looking forward to a long relationship with Jim, and we intend to hire him for many more renovation jobs over the years.”Parker Morton

“The thing that differentiates J&N from any other contractor I know is that you can TRUST them whole heartedly. You can trust that they will give you the most accurate estimate possible, that they will communicate throughout the job how things are going and when there is new information that might effect the cost or finish time, and that it will be a job well done, to code and with care. Jim and Nancy have helped me on every aspect of my home – they replaced my knob and tube wiring, put in a new kitchen, built me a deck, custom designed and installed stain glass, designed and built me  a new stairway and banister that match the one built in 1923, repaired my lathe and plaster, tiled my bathroom and kitchen, you name it – they’ve done it ! I trust J&N and thank them for making my house a home and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a contractor you can trust to get the job done right.” – Martha Garriock

“I have been a customer of J & N Improvements for over 6 years, for our business renovations as well as our home.
To include…electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, dry walling, flooring.  I speak with confidence that Jim and  Nancy  are true professionals. I will continue to do business with them and without hesitation recommend their honest, timely, services!”
– Pamela Bendell

“We have used J & N Improvements exclusively for all kinds of work on our home — installation of bathroom vents, an anchored deck (through solid clay soil), installation of French patio doors, hardwood and tile installation on our entire main floor, installation of an additional laundry tub in our basement, and replacement of eight windows — and have been extremely pleased with the results.  The quality of the work is excellent, the price is reasonable, and they meet their timelines.  A contractor who can complete installing hardwood and tile two weeks before Christmas — and finish when they said they would — is a jewel beyond price.We look forward to working with Jim and Nancy on a number of other projects in the near future.” – Michael and Cheryl Denomy

“We were referred to J&N by a friend, and Jim and Nancy completed a renovation on our 1920s-era Toronto house in 2008. We had new flooring and ceilings installed, a complete electrical update, and had the whole house interior painted. Our kitchen had plumbing repairs made and new walls and insulation installed. Several truckloads of waste were hauled off. Everything that we needed and wanted to have done was taken care of for us.There were three aspects of working with Jim and Nancy that stood out:

1. The communication was exceptional, and there was never a question that went unanswered, or if there was a problem, it was explained in detail with several options – when available – spelled out for us.
2. The attention to detail was far beyond that of other contractors I have seen. Nancy crafted trim detail to all of our ceilings that complemented the house style. The house was always left in a neat state and clean.
3. Jim and Nancy cared about us. All of our work needed to be completed in a very specific time window, as my wife was due to deliver our second child. We were kept up to date on job progress, and Jim stepped in to complete four days of additional work that was unexpectedly necessary – and still completed everything in the original time frame.

In short, Jim and Nancy made our newly purchased house into a home for our family.” – Joe Laposata

“We were extremely pleased with Jim and his workmanship.  He recently completed a basement project which included framing, dry walling, running electrical, and installing a washer and dryer.  He was very polite, prompt, kept a clean working area and his work was precise and professional.  Additionally, Jim was very knowledgeable and offered some valuable suggestions, which were very helpful.  We were overall very pleased with Jim’s quality of work and highly recommend him for renovation projects. Thanks for everything.” – Renee & Stacy

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