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WLK Homes builds some of Vancouver's most beautiful and understated homes. We dedicate ourselves to a small number of projects in order to provide a superior level of service and attention to detail. We have also built a reputation for striking, inventive and cost effective renovations of VANCOUVER SPECIALS.
Custom Homes, General Contracting, Project Management
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4 Reviews for WLK Homes
$50,000 - $100,000
We have had the pleasure of working with Warren Kimmel of WLK Homes on all of their custom home projects to help pre-wire and install all of their Low Voltage Systems for each project to suit the homeowners specific needs for various types of Security Alarm Systems, Structured Wiring Systems, CCTV Systems, Intercom Systems, Audio Systems, Home Theatre Systems, Custom Automation & Lighting Control Systems and Central Vacuum Systems. We would be happy to recommend WLK Homes to any clients looking to have their new custom home projects managed by a thoughtful, organized and knowledgeable contractor such as Warren Kimmel, who takes great care of his clients and takes great care of his subtrades. We always look forward to working with Warren Kimmel and WLK Homes on their new projects – to help make them a great success.
January 23, 2018
$10,000 - $49,999
When I first approached Warren Kimmel, I was in the 3rd stage of our renovation. We had chosen to stay in the house, so the basement was done first, followed by the top floor's two bathrooms. I had worked with the help of a designer and contractor for the first stage and things went relatively well. However for the second stage, I was wasting so much time trying to get what I want that we ended up parting ways, mid-project. I took charge of the rest of the second phase of the project. I am saying this to state two things . First, I could be considered a difficult customer. Second, I was feeling a bit burnt, when I first met with Warren. My first objective was to find someone who would accept to redo my kitchen while reusing some of our old cupboards (not many takers for the job). Warren made this possible, with a little bit of juggling ( I was in charge of the design). He was also very careful to choose a company who would work within my price range. We also were rebuilding two fireplaces and a lot of safety details had to be worked through. Our previous contractor insisted that our old hardwood floors would have to be replaced. Warren found some one who repaired and refinished the floors, making them look like new. Some fixtures were moved (a difficult process because the radiant electric heat from the ceiling). The main floor and some of the upstairs walls were repainted (for me a conservative 4 colour design). Warren made sure that my requests were heard. He would review the work and ask for an extra coat of paint when needed. Because we lived in the house, he made sure the site was clean at the end of the day. The workmen he hires are very professional and show up on time. Yes , of course there were delays, because I am "difficult" and some things required extra time to be redone (i.e. the colour for the cupboards had to be remixed). I am happy to recommend Warren Kimmel. He is very personable, he listens, and is easy to communicate with, he really keeps his cool and asks the best of his workers. I am most satisfied with the results!!
August 6, 2017
more than $100,000
Project description: We did a complete renovation of a Vancouver Special, and involved a rebuild of the back deck (and transformation from car-port into an attached garage), rebuilding the front deck, and a complete gut-out of the lower level of the house (inside space approximately 1,300 sq ft). The inside space included a complete space re-design to include a full master suite with bedroom & walk-in closet, 2 bathrooms, a guest bedroom, a playroom and a laundry facility. We interviewed 9 contractors and hired Warren Kimmel. When we first met Warren, he brought his master carpenter, who was able to point out that the back deck was rotten and in need of full rebuilt. None of the other contractors interviewed were able to point this problem. Warren was a pleasure to work with, and is a kind and honest person. He listed patiently and was always available to answer numerous questions. During the demolition stages of the lower level of the house, we had a few not so pleasant surprises. Warren was quick to find a solution to the problem at hand, in consultation with his plumbing team and was quick to resolve the problem. The final space turned out to be amazing and we love our home. Thank you Warren for the amazing work. We will contact you in future for our future renovation projects.
August 3, 2017
Comment from WLK Homes:
Thanks so much guys. After that incredible storm we had last winter I am so glad we addressed the drainage in the basement. So many floods in that area on the hill and you guys stayed high and dry. I drove by the other day and your home is the best looking house on the street for sure!
August 6, 2017