Home Renovation Reviews & Testimonials
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Our renovation projects aren’t just jobs; they’re our opportunity to bring a lasting positive change to people’s lives. The reviews we get from our clients warm our hearts and spur us on to keep doing what we do.

A satisfied client that is willing to refer our services is our highest praise. We would love to have you join our growing client family, but don’t just take our word for it…see for yourself! Here are some of the kind words clients have shared with us and you can find more home renovation reviews of our company and services on Houzz and Homestars.

Client Testimonials
Calgary, Alberta

“My kitchen renovation with Dependable was a delightful experience from start to finish – and I LOVE our new kitchen! ”


100 Year Old Home Renovation

I would recommend Barry and Lisa in a heartbeat. We engaged Dependable Renovations on a very complex project: lifting and moving our 100-year-old Ramsay home, pouring a brand new foundation, and finishing a new layout/kitchen and fully developed basement. I could go into nitty gritty details, but I think our biggest takeaway was the level of trust we had in Dependable to do the right thing and make the right decisions. They orchestrated the whole thing, and amazingly came in under budget. They fielded tough questions from neighbours, and worked hard to alleviate all concerns on that front, so that we didn’t’ have to. Our home is exactly what we imagined when starting out with them. More importantly, Barry and Lisa are caring and talented people that you can trust.

Nan Williams
Client  |   5 Star Houzz Review

We had Dependable Renovations tear down the walls between the living room, dining room and kitchen in our 1963 bungalow. The three rooms were gutted and rebuilt as one great room after a large beam was installed in our attic. Our experience of working with Barry and Lisa could not have been better. They are professional, easy to work with, bring skilled tradesmen to the project and stand behind their work. The work site was cleaned up every day and the disruption to us was quite minimal, even though we lived in the house while the renovation was going on.

The project was scheduled to take 4 months, January to April and was delivered about 2 weeks early, on budget. I should be clear that Dependable is not a cheap alternative, but the result is first class. We have used cut rate contractors in the past with much less favourable results.

We have no hesitation in recommending Dependable for renovations large and small and, in fact are planning to have them back to work on the lower level of our house in 2017.


Great Experience, Start to Finish

I really can’t say enough good things about this company. This was a 6-month renovation and it was right on schedule, start to finish. Barry and Lisa were wonderful to work with. They explained every detail of the process and were very responsive to the questions we had along the way. Their attention to detail was outstanding and they really worked hard to make this a good experience for us. It was also clear that the trades and suppliers we worked with had good relationships with them and we observed first-hand how important that is in making the process go smoothly. So kudos to you Barry and Lisa and thanks so much!

Tami & Craig

Basement & Ensuite Renovation

We love our newly renovated basement and ensuite! From the planning stages to the completion of the project and beyond, Barry and Lisa answered all of our questions in a timely and satisfactory manner. While the project was ongoing, Jeremy and/or Ian were on-site daily, and always more than happy to answer any questions we had. We are very pleased with the finished product. Thanks Barry and Lisa. It was a pleasure working with you.

Kitchen Appliance Install

We purchased appliances for our kitchen that did not have the correct dimensions for the kitchen that we planned to keep intact. Barry and his crew had to make several adjustments to accommodate our new appliances. The work was done swiftly, professionally and exactly when he said it would be completed. I would not hesitate to reach out to Barry for future work, or recommend his services to others.

Major Kitchen, Ensuite & Stairwell, Fireplace Renos

We have had the pleasure to work with Barry and Lisa Johnson, Dependable Renovation’s on 2 major projects. The first project, included the kitchen and ensuite. This part was completed in the winter months, when we were away. This turned out to be a very convenient, and efficient way of getting these areas renovated. We had complete trust with Barry and his crew, ongoing communication consistently, while we were away. We came home to a beautiful new kitchen and ensuite. We were very happy with the skills, expertise’s and quality the trades service workers provided. We found Dependable Reno’s to be very professional, conscientious, and very willing to answer any questions or concerns that we may have had.

Now, we are in the middle of the second project, and so far, everything is moving well. We can hardly wait until the finished product(s).

We would not hesitate, at all to contact Barry and Lisa for future projects. And, we would be very happy to recommend Dependable Reno’s, to our families and friends. Thank you!

Sam & Anne

Full Main Floor & Kitchen

After consulting with 5 different general contractors (some through word of mouth recommendations and others from searching Houzz.com), Barry with Dependable walked through our door. We knew right away that he was the one we wanted to deal with as we gutted our main floor while attempting to still live in the house!! Barry, Lisa and Dependable Renovations dealt with all our requests, changes, stresses, etc., with professionalism, calmness, and promptness. Barry was a stickler the schedule and made sure all the sub-contractors kept on track. Lisa kept all the paperwork in check and was so readily available. If you need a contractor that you can trust and who will get the job done right, then call Dependable Renovations.

Moss Interior Design

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Barry and Lisa on several renovations in Calgary. Their professional knowledge, attention to detail and ability to listen and understand clients needs and wants have been valuable. They deliver projects on time and on budget, with happy clients at the end. I will continue to recommend them as a dependable, honest and skilled contractor.


Hi Lisa & Barry,

Just wanted to let you know how wonderful your job was. Everything was ready to go and the completion was wonderful. Workmanship was great quality!

On another note, Ian was fantastic. His appearance is a great image for the company; work ethic was solid (doing numerous jobs & completing before moving on), and presentation was very professional.

We are extremely pleased with our project and so happy to have found your company – based on everything we have see you will do very well!