Kurmak Builders renovations
ADD A MODERN TWIST TO OUTDATED HOMES by MICHELLE HOPKINS
hen Morgan and Cortney Bint saw a 1976 Craftsman-style home, they knew it would need renovations. The fact that the house was in a sought-after, established neighbourhood sealed the deal for the couple.
Frank understands that building a home or transforming an existing home can be exciting yet daunting. “To earn the trust of a new client is wonderful. To earn the trust of a repeat customer is a privilege we don’t take for granted,” says the seasoned veteran. At Kurmak feedback is crucial and always
“The house had great bones. When a friend recommended Frank (Gordon-Cooper),
welcomed. “We like to get feedback, good or bad,
we called him up,” says Cortney. “We were immediately impressed with his honesty,
so that we know where we excel and where we
calmness and confidence.”
need to improve,” he says. “During and after the
The couple did do their due diligence and contacted other renovators for quotes.
process we speak to our clients and listen to what
“Then, we looked at three homes that Frank renovated and everyone spoke so highly
they have to say.” As one of the city’s premier
of him, we knew Kurmak was the company for us,” says Morgan.
custom home builders, Kurmak has earned a
While the floor plan stayed the same, the main floor was gutted and revamped – all
reputation for quality workmanship, innovative
new windows were installed and a wall was bumped out between the kitchen and living
solutions, effective communication and one that
room to give the family a great room.
is ethically driven.
“We love that it’s so much brighter and bigger,” says Morgan. “We also had the exterior completely redone and it looks fantastic.”
If you want a company who is concerned with excellence, has integrity and an eye for detail, then
Today, the couple says they are living in their dream home.
call Kurmak Builders to discuss your custom homes
“It was a joy to work with Frank, his team and trade partners … They kept us
or renovation needs at 403-277-5525 or visit www.
informed and when they left it was spotless,” adds Cortney. Other devotees of the multiple award-winning family-run business are Dora and Greg Yackel. Three years ago, after interviewing four different renovators, the couple chose Kurmak to modernize their dated bungalow. “After we met with Frank and his team we felt at ease,” says Greg. “Frank was the only one to tell us honestly what could and couldn’t be done… he told us what the roadblocks would be if we stayed with our original plans… his honesty sold us.” Dora agrees and adds: “He did a great job that we recently hired Kurmak to renovate our bathrooms upstairs.” Dora is thrilled with her spa-inspired ensuite and its steam shower and double sinks. “There are so many renovators out there that it can be hard to know who to trust,” adds both. “Not only are Frank, his team and trade partners trustworthy, they do excellent work in a timely manner.”  LUXURY LIVING SUMMER 2015