We chose Indoor Outdoor Guy to renovate our kitchen and family room based mainly on the positive reviews we read, and are glad we did. It was a rebuild right from the studs. The designer had great ideas for the layout, lighting etc, and listened to/incorporated our ideas as well. The result is simply fabulous. Throughout the project we were very impressed with the workmanship and attention to detail (one example being Jordan’s meticulous work with the fussy little tiles we chose for the backsplash). Since we had to live in the rest of the house, we were very appreciative of how pleasant they all were to have around, how clean the rest of the house stayed (that negative air machine really works!) and how tidy they left the place at the end of the workday (our neighbours commented on that). We love the new look, and get so many compliments when people come to visit. A year later we still smile every morning when we come downstairs, and are having them back to work on another room.
Heather and Mike – Tsawwassen, BC (view project page)
Joseph, Ryan & Jose are a fantastic team. Despite some obstacles we needed to overcome, they continued to work hard to ensure the project was something they would be proud to have in their own homes. Great care was taken to choose plants that were low maintenance but still had punches of colour. Joseph kept us informed every step of the way and welcomed our input to ensure it was the backyard we had envisioned. Made our small backyard an inviting and functional oasis.
Sheila Lau (view project page)
We are so very happy with our recent reno of our townhouse in Richmond. B.C. by Indoor Outdoor Guy! Joseph and his lovely team re-did almost our entire main floor. Jim designed a gorgeous new kitchen, the powder room was completely refurbished, all flooring was replaced along with doors and closets. We also ended up with a beautiful new fireplace! We have had other more minor renovations in the past at home and at our business and Indoor Outdoor Guy has been the best contractor we have ever worked with! I found past renos very stressful and to be honest, was dreading this one at first…
What a difference! Joseph and his team were on time and such a pleasure to deal with! I mean all of them! We had to live at home with our pets throughout the process and being without a kitchen is hard. They finished our kitchen quickly and took so many extra steps, above and beyond, to help keep us and our kitties comfortable during the process. They were honest, their work is top notch, and they exceeded our expectations. If I could give them 10 stars I would! When it comes time to re-do our backyard we will be using them again! To Joseph, Jim, Jordan, and Margaret…THANK YOU!
Ruthy Peters view project page
October 8, 2010
The Indoor Outdoor Guy
This is just a note to express our appreciation for a job well done in our two bathrooms. They are a huge improvement over the old ones and we are certainly enjoying them. The extra effort by the tile person in spending the time to give an exceptional result in our ensuite was very much appreciated and is one of the features that gives us so much pleasure. We would also like to thank you and your crews for the honest and courteous way the work was carried out.
John & Darlene (view project page)
To Whom It May Concern:
In September 2006 we engaged the services of Joseph and his two-man crew to build a large cedar deck behind our home (a rancher in Westwind). We had seen his advertisement in one of the Richmond local papers, and decided to give him a try.
We had little pre-conceived notion of what this deck would look like, so initially we had to undergo an intense planning phase. There were some complications… .for example, an already existing concrete two-step pad the length of the house, an odd-shaped narrow backyard, our grandiose expectations, etc. Much to our delight, Joseph stuck with us through this process. He offered ideas, brought us books to refer to, and really seemed interested in helping us make practical decisions which would please both us as the homeowners and him as the installer.
Once the details were ironed out (whew!), Joseph drew up a detailed contract for us to sign. It proved to be quite accurate, inspite of minor changes which later evolved. We thought that he estimated all the materials, costs, time, etc very professionally. No detail was overlooked.
When the actual work was being done, I think we all enjoyed the process. His crew worked efficiently, carefully, and neatly. The men, always cheerful, polite, and approachable, were a pleasure to have here. Joseph himself was very hands-on. Then work was completed in the time frame predicted (of course good weather helped!).
Our low deck does not have railing. Joseph and his man created five benches for the perimeter. Joseph returned this spring (2007) to install them free of charge as he had promised. He very much wanted to ensure that we were happy with his work. He is a passionate guy!
In conclusion, we feel no hesitation in recommending The Indoor Outdoor Guy and his crew. We would use him again. Our deck looks great, and we have only good thoughts about the entire building process.
David and Audrey (view project page)
Joseph and Jim renovated our aging townhouse kitchen this spring. From the design discussions to completion, the whole project went pretty much without a hitch. Jim’s designs included everything we wanted/needed and Joseph and his personable and knowledgeable crew created it for us. We used to always be a bit embarrassed when people came over because of our horrible kitchen. Now it’s like living in one of those shows on HGTV.
Being in the trades myself and knowing what to look out for, I found Indoor Outdoor Guy to be a class act. Thanks again.
Steve Franks (view project page)
It started with a tiny puddle in the pantry below our ensuite shower. Joseph provided us with a detailed quote and he and his crew went to work with enthusiasm, craftsmanship, and professionalism. Our new 5-piece spa bathroom is a pure delight – who needs to book a hotel holiday?! Special precautions were taken to deal with my extreme dust and mould allergies and two children in the home. They also handled upgrading our plumbing, improving our ventilation below and above our living space, and correcting some surprise electrical issues. Throughout our renovation we received expert advice and we fully appreciated the care and attention to detail provided by The Indoor Outdoor Guy. I highly recommend hiring this team for whatever work you need done – get it done right. Get it done by the Indoor Outdoor Guy.
Tina Jansen (view project page)
Joseph and his crew, and all of the sub-contractors that they brought on site, were professional, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. They finished on budget and ahead of time. The quality of work is outstanding and the end result is exactly what we had discussed at the outset. They delivered our design vision within our budget range, and provided options on where we could reasonably save money and where we would get the most return for the dollars spent. We will be calling Joseph for any future contracting needs and would recommend his company to anyone. Our home is featured on their site: Shell Road kitchen.
Kerri Brkich (view project page)
We found Joseph and his crew to be very professional, courteous and the studio/shed they built was on budget. We recommend this firm highly.
Claire Styffe (view project page)
We met Joseph and Margaret in our community and in the course of our conversation, discovered that they did renovations and we were looking for a contractor to do our renovations. It can be very tricky hiring someone from one’s community, should something go wrong. There were no worries with Joseph, Margaret and their entire team, however. It has been 4 months since we moved back into our renovated condo and we can’t say enough about our renovations. They exceeded our hopes and expectations.
Our strata shut our renos down three months into the renovations because of Covid-19…the day before our flooring was about to be installed. In mid May, we requested of our strata to start renovations back up, proposing strict precautions and protocols to follow to protect and reassure all the seniors in our building. It became the standard for all renovations in our building. Joseph and his crews were exceptional in their sensitivity to all our residents, our strata and our needs as his customer. They certainly went the extra mile with our build.
Joseph and Jim were a dream to work with in the design phase. They listened well to us and created designs that were perfect for our needs. Building storage solutions was key and the end result exceeded our hopes. Jordan, Joseph’s trades foreman, was outstanding to work with. He was thorough, flexible, continually went the extra mile on every design change and delivered high quality work; a true craftsman. He was thoughtful, creative, patient and so respectful.
Joseph was transparent through it all. He kept us apprised of all challenges, glitches and city code requirements. His professionalism, trades experience and having renovated other condos, helped us anticipate and navigate strata fears, expectations and idiosyncrasies. The city was very difficult to work with but the Indoor Outdoor Guy’s determination, graciousness, professionalism and flexibility was excellent through the whole permit process.
We would highly recommend the Indoor/Outdoor Guy Renovations to anyone for high quality craftsmanship and trustworthiness.
We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your renovation or new construction project. Please feel free to give us as little or as much information as you choose.