The Art of Renovation Reviews
I hired Mark Nazar to renovate my small basement bathroom. I gave him a very tight budget to work with, and he respected my budget, keeping costs of material and labour within my budget. Before getting started, Mark drafted up a contract detailing all the work he would do on my bathroom, complete with a day to day schedule. Mark adhered to the schedule and updated me on his progress every day. At the end of the job, I was very pleased with the quality of his craftsmanship and the experience I had working with him. On top of that, Mark is a genuinely nice guy, and his team of workers are good fellows and hard workers. I highly recommend Mark, and I will be calling him again when I'm ready to renovate my entire basement.
We were looking to have the bathroom renovated and had three different contractors give us estimates. Mark Nazar was first. We felt trust, a sense of eager to work attitude and great personality. So glad we picked Mark as each phase of the renovation was explained. His team was pleasant and well mannered. They kept the working space tidy before leaving everyday. Mark's craftsmanship shines and I appreciated his creating his own style for a difficult area. So happy with the outcome. I would recommend Mark Nazar ( He keeps you in touch.)
Ian G (****)
Mark Nazar, the company owner, was one of the last contractors I contacted about my basement bathroom addition. By the time we spoke I had been in touch with at least 8 other contractors who either terrified me with their seeming lack of professionalism or their outrageous pricing and seeming disregard to listen to what it was I actually wanted done. Thankfully Mark came round, listened, submitted a quote outlining the content, discussed it with me and won the job. During the work we hit the usual "hiccups" but he discussed these snags with me, gave me options and advise, and worked through to give me what I wanted. All in all a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to family and friends. The world of home renovation is a minefield, tread carefully. Thank you Mark - now if only I can get my saw back.....
We were looking for a contractor to work on a number of smaller projects around our home, such as renovate main floor powder room and laundry room, upgrade our basement bathroom as well as upgrade our lighting system throughout our basement (rec room, study, etc.). We met Mark Nazar at the Spring 2014 Home Show in Toronto and invited him to provide us with a quote. Mark's quote was very reasonable but more than that, his assurance that he takes personal interest in doing the job himself sold us on his services. Needless to say, Mark was true to his word. We have no qualms about recommending Mark for any home renovation projects. Mark is professional, reliable and extremely knowledgeable about his trade. The latter was evidenced in his ability to find ways to deal with any ensuing issues. But most importantly, Mark provides value for your money and is very responsive to any residual issues, even after the job has been completed. Thank you, Mark, for a job well done. You have a great sense of humor and singing voice! We really enjoyed working with you.
Basement renovation I was looking for an artsy finish to my basement and I looked in the yellow pages to fit my needs. I had Mark Nazar come in and he and his team did such a good job that his price is hard to believe. To be fair he is the second contractor that I worked with but by far the best of the two. Great guy, very funny, and good price
Converted garage to den We had Artistic Contracting renovate our home in Etobicoke in September of 2011. We were extremely pleased with not only the level of service but also the attention to detail. The owner, Mark Nazar was pleasant to deal with and very professional. Specifically the one thing my husband and I appreciated was the fact that we saw progress every day with no time lost. Another thing that impressed us was how organized and tidy they left the job site everyday. The project ran in a good way and on time. We would not hesitate to recommend Mark Nazar to anyone . Elena
Mark Nazar quoted a job very competitively. In spite of his being very busy at the time he helped us by completing the job on time by working evenings and weekends to accommodate the rush we required. Mark and his team were very conscientious on site. They cleaned up well after work and came up with constructive suggestions which we implemented. I would definitely recommend Mark to Others Charlie.
Mark provided a fair and reasonable quote for our complete bathroom gut and renovation. Mark and his team are dedicated and went beyond the agreement to ensure the job was done right. He also provided extra's to make sure the job was perfect. He was always available by phone or email when he was not on-sight. He would keep in regular contract answering any questions or coming up with idea's to design the bathroom. The Bathroom is amazing and is truly a "Spa" I would definitely, 100% without any doubt recommend Mark and his crew to anyone who needs a professional who is able to meet and exceed your expectations. mark is very helpful, pleasant and humorous and a joy to work with. Kathleen
Home & Garden (*****)
Dear Mark, On behalf of everyone involved in the 22nd Annual International Home & Garden Show, I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your participation in this year's Spring show as a guest speaker on our Celebrity Superhouse Kitchen Stage. Your presentation "How to Divorce your contractor!" was enjoyed by all. we thank you again for your participation and wish you ail the best. Yours truly, International Home & Garden Show Pat Gramsch Features Manager
Bruce B (*****)
I have had Mark Nazar complete a number of projects on both my home and my in-laws. Mark is not only a great General Contractor, but he is also a listener and solutions provider. We came to mark with an idea, he changed our mind and transformed our basement into a real place for quality time. Mark, you are professional, courteous, honest and talented. We will, at any opportunity provide you a reference. Bruce
Jeff R (*****)
After living with our kitchen for over 20 years, we decided to renovate our kitchen and felt the Fall Home Show would be a great place to meet with contractors. There we met Mark Nazar and decided a follow-up meeting was in order. As a result, he was one of two contractors we invited to our home for further discussion. In the end, we were not disappointed. During our renovation, either he was on site during the day or part of the day or we were in contact with him. There were days when he said he would be at our home at a certain time. If he was unable to arrive by the set time, we would receive a phone call, letting us know where he was. In all cases, the delays were because he had to stop for materials or supplies for our home. During the course of the renovation, unforeseen events occurred. In all cases, Mark would let us know what was happening and presented us with options. He and his team responded and the project moved forward. Not only were we pleased with Mark’s work, but that of his crew, each a true professional. They were all easy to deal with and always cleaned up at the end of the day. The only delays in our kitchen renovation resulted from events beyond his control – the installation of the cupboards and countertop. During the entire process, he kept us in the loop and expedited small items such as minor touch-ups to the cupboards. When the project was complete, there was only one minor issue outstanding. One of the electrical outlets did not fit into the wall properly and, as a result, the electrical outlet cover would not sit flush against the backsplash. Despite this very small issue, I would recommend Mark Nazar and The Art of Renovation for your home renovation project without any hesitation. He and his team are true professionals.
I am very happy with my new kitchen. It was a complete gut job that included moving an outside wall.
Mark and his team are easy to deal with and personable. The quality of the workmanship is very good. Where there were minor issues, they were rectified quickly.