In the spring of 2014 Stefan was recommended to me by a neighbor. I was renovating a house in Rockland that included a variety of projects over four floors. The work involved framing, hanging drywall, installing doors, installing window casing, assembling and installing kitchen cabinets, tiling, patching hardwood floors and a variety of other projects.

The following summer, in 2015, we were completing a suite on the lower floor. Stefan and Chris returned to complete that part of the renovation work as well. I was and still am impressed by the quality of the work and the efficiency in which it was completed.

Stefan and Chris both are highly skilled carpenters and tradesmen. They arrived on time, worked independently and efficiently. At the end of each work day, they reviewed what was accomplished that day and set a plan for the next. And they ended each work day with a clean worksite with their tools stored.

During the past few decades I have benefited from the work of various trades people both in Vancouver and Victoria. I would rank Stefan and Chris as the best I have worked with.

I highly recommend Stefan of Refind Builders. Should you want to speak to me directly, Stefan can provide my contact information to you.

~ Terry Petley

In the spring of 2014 my wife and I chose Stefan Roodbol of Remove and Renew Contracting, (now known as Refind Builders Inc.), to remove and recycle the existing back deck and sliding glass door, construct a new deck and install two French Doors. In addition, we required them to remove the existing window on the south wall of our sun room, open up this wall and install a larger character window in our 1935 house. This work was done under permit; consequently it was inspected by the Oak Bay building inspector.

Stefan and his assistants were always courteous and quiet. I’ve overheard other work crews at neighbouring houses who are loud and often use offensive language. I never had to worry about these poor working manners from Stefan or his assistants. Because of their work ethics, pleasant dispositions, willingness to accommodate our schedule and their ability to complete the construction on time and on budget, I have no hesitation in recommending Stefan to you.

~ Dan Savard

Stefan has done a number of medium-sized jobs for me, both in my home and in a rental property I owned. He provided his time and cost estimates promptly and if there were any changes he communicated them quickly. His crew were cheerful, courteous and considerate of my tenants; I never had any concerns leaving them at work in my home. Stefan’s communication skills are excellent, a quality that cannot be under-estimated when embarking on a costly and disruptive project. I look forward to working with him in the future.

~ Colleen Wilson

From the first conversation to the final conversation, and then the 12 other conversations toward iterative additional improvements after that — doing business with Stefan and his team was the easiest part of renovating our residence. Stefan and the team always asked first, explained during, and reviewed afterward. We had his team build an addition to our family home while we were living, parenting and working in it. At the time, my pregnant wife, who works from home, was able to carry on her busy schedule without any disruptions while Stefan and the team were hard at work, literally putting a new roof over our heads. Whenever there were choices to make regarding budget alternatives, Stefan communicated clearly and respectfully with us, straight-up and in a straight-forward manner – which was very appreciated. In the end, we accomplished exactly we signed up for, and couldn’t be happier about choosing Refind Builders, Stefan and his team (including handling subcontractors).

~ The Barrys