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Nancy & Gary Anhorn,
Recommendation Letter for Mike Leeds Sandstone Associates We have recently had our main bathroom renovated by Sandstone Associates. The planning and execution of work was performed with a very high level of quality. We currently are in the process of receiving an additional renovation quote for our master bedroom ensuite bathroom from Mike. This in itself shows the satisfaction we have with our current renovation. Nancy & Gary Anhorn
Simon & Marilyn Lai,
"We worked with Mike to renovate our kitchen. It is a small space and needed a dramatic update. Mike took all of our ideas and managed to transform them into reality with very little issue. Anything that did come up was dealt with quickly and headache free; as Mike did all the coordination with the sub-trades. The work was completed in a timely fashion and, in the end, we actually saved some money! Boom. Our experience with Mike was overly positive and I would have no issues hiring him for our next project. I've also been telling all of our friends/family about his services who are thinking about starting a reno project."
Stephanie & William,
I would highly recommend Mike for any renovation project. I initially called him because his company Sandstone Associates is listed on the RenoMark website and because of his slogan, “We are Stubborn about Quality”. We had two projects completed; our front porch was beautified with the installation of new boards, white lattice and a cast iron railing, and our 1980s washroom which had numerous plumbing issues and cracked shower tile was completely gutted and redone. I absolutely love the matching tile work in the shower and the vanity backsplash. Mike did an excellent job detailing all of the costs associated with the two projects and we even came under budget! I also really appreciated how Mike returned my emails and phone calls promptly whenever I had questions. He is very knowledgeable and reliable, and we will definitely request his services next year for another major renovation project. –Stephanie and William
Les & Liza ,
John, Mike & Rob, We are pleased with the quality of the work , and we have already had two sets of guests stay in the new bedroom! If you require reference for future jobs, you may refer clients to us using our home phone numbers. Regards, Les & Liza
Dan & Katy,
We had a renovation done after purchasing a 50’s era home late in 2013. Mike was very proficient in providing a quote and an estimated timeline. The final project was finished within the timeline and below budget to a very high standard of quality. When it comes to home renovation, you can’t ask for much more than that. Thanks for the great work Mike. It is our pleasure to provide a positive reference to any of your future customers.
Dave & Marion,
Mike Leeds was the general contractor for our main floor renovation. Demolition, hardwood installation, painting, trim work and a new kitchen (cupboards, sink and taps, counter tops, fridge, stove, dishwasher) was installed. Mike kept us informed and did what he said he would do and when he said he would do it. He kept us informed at all stages. If something came up which was not in the contract, Mike gave us alternatives. We would highly recommend Sandstone Associates. Dave and Marion Main
We hired Sandstone to do an extensive kitchen renovation including cupboards, countertops and knocking down a wall. Sandstone also did a full bathroom renovation from floor to ceiling, fireplace removal in our living room and ceiling paint and refinish on our main floor. Mike was referred to us by friends and was described as being "on time and on budget" and he very much lived up to this description. Mike made us feel comfortable throughout the process, was open to working with us on the pricing and was highly trustworthy. He was helpful in selecting vendors and his subtrades did an excellent job and kept the house broom clean every day. During the renovation, our bathtub was chipped and Mike replaced the entire thing for us. Partway through the renovation, a pipe burst on our main floor (through no fault of the renovation) and we were out of the country. Mike and his team went above and beyond to help us during this time and Mike still made our renovation a top priority when working around the delays this caused. We would highly recommend Mike, and already have to many friends, for any renovation. We are beyond happy with our new home.
I have worked with this company on two separate renovations in two different houses and would not hesitate to hire them again if/when we do further renovations. We first worked with Sandstone in 2010 on an extensive renovation which included two bathrooms, hardwood installation, exterior, deck, carpet, trim and paint. Mike and John were great to deal with and the work that was done was very professional. The second renovation was a bathroom in 2014. This renovation was done ahead of time and once again the work was extremely professional. Mike was very good at keeping me informed of progress and what work was happening when. I am very happy with the end result of all the renovations done.
After meeting with 3 different contractors to complete a main floor renovation I decided on Mike from Sandstone Associates. Mike was always professional, thorough, easy to work with and kept me informed daily of the different stages of the renovation. He was conscientious of my budget and was transparent with invoices, and to my delight the job came in under budget! Most importantly the end result was an amazing mainfloor transition with quality fixtures and materials. Mike and his team lived up to their motto"we are stubborn about quality". I would definitely secure Mike for any future work and highly recommend him to anyone considering a home renovation.
I would highly recommend Mike for any renovation project. I initially called him because his company Sandstone Associates is listed on the Renomark website and because of his slogan, "We are Stubborn about Quality". We had three projects completed; our front porch was beautified with the installation of new boards, white lattice and a cast iron railing, our 1980s washroom which had numerous plumbing issues and cracked shower tile was completely gutted and redone, and we had our backyard redone with a new fence, gates, deck and improvements to the garage. Mike did an excellent job detailing all of the costs associated with the three projects and we even came under budget! I also really appreciated how Mike returned my emails and phone calls promptly whenever I had questions. He is very knowledgeable and reliable.
I hired Mike at Sandstone for a basement renovation in late 2018. I had 3 different groups price the project and Mike was the most thorough, detailed and was equally competitive on pricing. Mike was able to identify areas to address or problem solve early in the process which I feel saved time and money. He was able to help us source materials to get the quality we wanted and stay within our budget. Mike was regularly on site making sure the project was on track and that any sub-trade work was done to the level of quality he expected. Mike is passionate about his work and it shows. On time, on budget, would definitely use again!
We were looking for a contractor to do a complete kitchen renovation when we found Mike at the Home and Garden show. He was the only contractor of 4 would took the time to provide a very detailed quote which he explained in detail. His promise of on-time and on-budget was bang on and during the course of the renovations he was always there keeping us up to date and giving us great options for upgrades we were considering as well as excellent suggestions. This was truly the most professional and excellent renovation that we could have had and we personally have referred Mike to several friends and work colleagues. I would not hesitate to contact Mike for any further project and in fact am considering a bathroom renovation this year - only contractor on the list is Mike.
In March we asked Sandstone Associates (Mike) for a quote to renovate two bathrooms, a Master ensuite bathroom and Main bathroom, for work to commence in September. The estimate was very thorough and on completion of the work, we were right on budget. Any variation from the budget were due to changes in design made by us during construction. The work was all completed to a very high quality and Mike’s sub contractors were very pleasant to work with. Mike’s personal attention to detail was appreciated. He was responsive to questions and visited the job site frequently to ensure quality. I would highly recommend Mike and Sandstone Associates to tackle any of your renovation needs. I know his company will be the first we will call if we take on any more projects.
I requested a quote from Mike in summer 2019 to renovate the kitchen and update the upstairs. He gave me a quote that was very thorough, quite reasonable and set forth a time frame to finish the project that was very tight. The project was done with a minimum of interference to our life, it was done on time and on budget. I cannot say enough on his professionalism toward completing the project. I would use Mike for any project in the future.
I hired Sandstone Associates to redevelop my basement. I was impressed with the ideas and quality of work done by Mike and his trades. Mike went out of his way to work within my limited budget and always gave maximum value. I would definitely recommend Sandstone again. Sandstone is professional and stands behind their workmanship.
Debbie & Al,
We first met Mike of Sandstone Associates at the Home Expo Show January 2016. We made the decision to go with Mike as he was very professional, helpful & easy to work with. His experience helped us to navigate through a kitchen Reno, working within our budget & finishing on time. We are very pleased with the finished product and get many compliments on how beautiful our kitchen is. I can confidently recommend Mike Leeds for any renovation needs
Denice & Chris,
My husband and I have used Sandstone for 2 separate projects, the first one a renovation of our rental to get the property ready for sale. Mike and his team re-did 2 bathrooms, the kitchen, installation of new lights throughout, tile work in the front and back entrances as well as kitchen/bath. More recently we hired them to complete a refresh on the interior of our residence with new paint, all new trim work including doors as well as new siding and trim on the exterior of the house. In both cases we found Mike excellent to work with, he checks in regularly to ensure the work is on schedule and done to his satisfaction as well as ours. He is always open to questions or concerns and very accommodating with any requests/changes. (Sorry for all the changes Mike!). His team is professional and pleasant to deal with. We have some future projects in mind and will certainly be calling Mike again. We have very recently recommended Mike to friends for the completion of their basement. I can't thank him enough for his professionalism and attention to detail.
Natalie & Rob,
Sandstone Associates was a pleasure to work with! We had Sandstone install pre-finished hardwood floors, replace baseboards and install a custom stair railing all which were done on time and below our original quote. Sandstone Associates were professional, friendly and trustworthy. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering home renovations.
,Mike was incredible right from the beginning to the end of our renovation. He developed my mom's basement so I knew he did quality work, and although we did get other quotes, ultimately decided to go with Sandstone because of his high quality workmanship. Mike was very flexible with our changing wants throughout the process and helped us make decisions where we were unsure of what to do. We developed a bedroom (which we had to cut a new window for), a full bath, and wet bar, and entertaining space - all of which Mike was able to plan and do without any issues. He made sure that everything was done correctly and to code to avoid future problems. Him and his workers are very kind and respectful of our home and Mike was always there either doing some of the manual work or overseeing it to make sure it was done to his expectations. We would 100% use Mike again for future renovations. We absolutely love our basement and use it constantly!
We did a complete main floor renovation, including the kitchen. We were extremely pleased with Mike and the tradespeople he has working for him. He provided us with a detailed calendar outlining when the trades were booked and when the work was scheduled for completion. Happy to report that our renovation was completed on time. He is very knowledgeable in the business and took away a lot of our stress knowing he was taking care of things. Right from the beginning when we first met Mike, we had. a very good feeling and we are thrilled with the end result. Highly recommend working with Mike.
Delia & Rob Langstaff,
Feb 12/2014. Letter of reference, for Sandstone Associates, Mike W. Leeds. It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Mike Leeds, of Sandstone Associates. Nov , 2013 we contracted Mike to do our home renovations, which included, painting , full kitchen replacement , flooring on our main level, hardwood , carpeting and tile, master bathroom, baseboard and window trim. Mike did a cost estimate for us in advance which was accurate with room for upgrades and changes , and provided a timeline for work and expectation for what would transpire. With minimal variances. Mike was professional as were all the trades people he brought in. The trades people all spoke highly of Mike and respected the time frames that he laid out. The work was completed early and very much to my and my spouses satisfaction. The professionals that were contracted in made recommendations that helped make our choices easier. We are now enjoying our newly renovated home, and didn't have to move from our neighborhood. When renovations are done professionally, the short term inconvenience is well worth the final result. Thank you Sandstone Associates.. Mike. Yours truly, Very satisfied clients, Delia and Rob Langstaff.
Dear John & Mike, Thank you for the wonderful job you and your crew did on our downstairs bathroom. We were very impressed with the speed and competence your people demonstrated and their overall abilities in controlling the mess. There were a lot of things we learned in the process; some things I'd change and some things I'm glad we didn't change. I hope we weren't terrible clients and I hope to repeat the process a little further down the road. Again, thank you Martha Hughes
Sandstone Associates is a Residential General Contractor specializing in Home Renovations and New Home Builds. We have completed numerous Renovations of various sizes all over Calgary meeting our customers’ needs since 1984. In previous years, Sandstone built over 45 quality Inner City Family Homes, Townhomes & Estate Homes and continue to work on New Builds into the future.
Sandstone Associates is a Family owned business. John Leeds has been actively involved in the construction industry since 1973 and Mike Leeds joined his father in 2007.
From 2011 to 2013, Mike worked for a large Calgary builder as a site supervisor building homes in Auburn Bay, New Brighton, Cranston and Estate Homes in Panorama Hills.
In September 2013, Mike rejoined Sandstone and is Specializing in Residential Home Renovations, Remodels, Additions and New Builds. Personalized construction and customer satisfaction are our highest priorities. “We are Stubborn About Quality”. We provide a comprehensive 2 Year Warranty. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship is enhanced by our long standing relationship with our suppliers and sub-trades.
Sandstone Associates is a Proud Member of the Better Business Bureau, Canadian Home Builders Association & Reno Mark.
Choose Sandstone Associates for your next Renovation or Home Build!
Mike W. Leeds is a results orientated construction professional with over 14 years industry experience working in a small private company, as well as a larger production builder.
Mike has had great residential construction/renovation exposure dealing with all aspects of Renovations, New Infill Homes and Production New Home Building.
Mike demonstrates strong qualities in attention to detail, problem solving, decision making, handling work place sub trade management and an excellent customer service skill set.
Mike is a graduate of the Professional Site Management Certification, Construction Management Diploma & holds the Master Builder and Master Home Renovator designation through the PHBIA. Mike holds both his Alberta Building and B.C Home Building Licenses.
As well Mike has worked for a high producing Calgary Real Estate Sales Team. Mike was involved in the purchasing of New/Pre Owned Homes and Marketing New & Pre Owned Home Sales. With Great experience in New Home Construction, Renovations and Calgary’s Real Estate Market Mike knows what sells homes and can bring added value to your next project.