“Matthew Ashton worked as Project Manager for the construction of our rural new home build, from the design phase through to completion.
Throughout the project, Matthew provided sound construction knowledge and advice. He was always ready with ideas and workable solutions to any design or construction challenges we encountered. He has an extensive range of practical construction skills, and was willing to contribute “hands on” when necessary. As well, Matthew incorporated key modifications during construction, and we continue to reap the benefits of those.
We were pleased with the trades people Matthew brought to the house. We met many people that took great pride in their work, and these were people of fine character as well. Matthew directed us to a variety of excellent suppliers and we in turn remain very pleased with the quality of materials and fixtures that exist in our home.
With respect to communication, Matthew is exceptional. He was always readily available and always responded promptly to phone calls, texts or emails. He proved organized and orderly in record keeping, and offered extensive reporting throughout construction. Matthew was timely and successful in processing permit applications and in all interactions and requirements regarding building authorities.
On a personal level, we found Matthew to be enthusiastic and committed. He is always personable and professional, patient and level-headed on site, and always courteous and punctual. Matthew has a great sense of humour, and that made interactions enjoyable. We found him to be generous with his time and knowledge. It has been a pleasure to work with Matthew, and we are very happy to recommend him.“
R&R, Acreage New Build Project, Water Valley.
“White Rose Construction Services Ltd. did the construction of Masahe Studio, and they were wonderful to work with. From the initial meeting, Matthew Ashton was so efficient, knowledgeable and always had a friendly smile. All our choices were explained clearly with the associated costs so that we could decide what changes we wanted to make to the Masahe Studio. Our contract was very detailed in what work was to be done and all the changes that we decided to make and their costs during the project were clearly defined; there were no surprises when the bill came.
White Rose Construction Services Ltd. team were on time, always communicated well what was happening during the construction even when we were away on vacation. This was something I really appreciated because they made us feel at ease during the construction phase. They came to work every day, even after work hours and weekends until the end of the project. They were willing to take the extra step to make sure all of our questions had been addressed. My dream business was completed on time, on budget and it looks beautiful. We heartily recommend White Rose Construction Services Ltd. we had such a great experience with them.”
Masaha Massage Studio, Commerical Interior Build Out, Cochrane.
“We thank you for the splendid renovation project just completed. While we are glad the ‘journey’ is ended, there are many items that we are thankful for while we all were on the path. Your thoughtfulness, attention to detail and constant communication with us by way of what was happening and when was outstanding, and for which, we are truly grateful. We feel we choose well by employing your services and your choice of subtrades. We will gladly recommend White Rose to any and all that we know who might benefit from your services”
Flaman’s, Riverview Circle Main Floor Renovations and Basement Development.
“Choosing White Rose Construction Services Ltd. to complete our basement renovation was the best choice we could have made. Matthew provided a smooth and easy renovation process – from beginning to end. Not only did he allow us to live our lives and not be constantly managing our lives around trades, but Matthew allowed us to openly discuss issues and have them resolved in a timely fashion. We knew that the renovation process does not always go according to plan, but with White Rose Construction, we were able to feel at ease that issues were being dealt with and problems were being fixed. We love our new basement, as it matches our builder’s specs, and would recommend Matthew and his team for any work you and your family may have!
P.s. My kids still ask about Matthew all the time and want to know when he is coming back – he became a part of our family!!!”
Wowryk’s, Sunset Ridge Basement Development
“This letter is to compliment you on the excellent service you gave us on the Cochrane CookHouse project you completed for the Town of Cochrane. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and appreciate your strong management skills and the excellent trades you brought in to complete the work.
The development of the Cochrane CookHouse was complex as we changed the location three times in efforts to accommodate the commercial kitchen. Your patience and expertise throughout the planning and development of the project were key to the success of getting it completed. Your attention to detail and costs also allowed us to do it within budget! The paperwork was well done with continual progress reports, well defined timelines and ongoing communication as details arose that needed to be dealt and decisions had to be made.
The project completion folder that that you gave us at the end of the project will serve us for years to come as it outlines all the history of the project and contacts for all the trades. Thanks for all your hard work and excellent management of this project. We look forward to seeing future projects managed by White Rose Construction in the community”
Susan Flowers, Manager of Cochrane FCSS & Social Planning, Cochrane Cookhouse & Artisan Market
“Matthew lead the development of our basement last fall. We had high expectations for finish and definite ideas of what we expected in terms of design. Matthew’s experience was demonstrated to us by his attention to detail during the planning phase of the project as he quickly understood our vision and was able to offer suggestions and guidance on how to implement our ideas. While we expected some issues and concerns to emerge during our project we were impressed with how Matthew handled setbacks professionally. It was obvious that Matthew had a great relationship with the trades as they were willing to address concerns promptly to keep him and his customers happy. It was really nice to have one contact to deal with for all our questions, concerns and payments. Matthew handled all of the little details and conversations with the trades for us. He was able to recommend contractors that would fit our budget and quality expectations and we always followed his guidance which in the end turned out very well. We would definitely recommend the services provided by White Rose Construction as we love our finished basement and plan to use them again for future projects.”
Pickard’s, Monterra Basement Development
“Thank you Matthew so much for all of the hard work and time that you put into our basement development project. Many times throughout the project Rob and I would comment that we would have to quit our full time jobs just to organize and handle the number of trades that were involved.
Your hard work and dedication certainly made this project a success. We have heard many horror stories of renovations projects that went poorly, but we were delighted with the way ours progressed and the actual finished product. You were always there to answer our questions and ready to deal with the trades when needed. We very much appreciate this dedication to seeing the job through to the end.
Your attention to details and your vision helped us so much. We can hardly believe the transformation from piles of storage to a beautiful living space. Our family is also equally amazed at what you were able to accomplish! And of course son is thrilled with his new bedroom. Our basement is finally a lovely, usable space.
Also your recommendations for trades was great! It definitely helped having your opinion about the various companies guide us through the process of choosing a trade who would do the best job for us.”
Burfoot-Lobo’s, Acreage Homeowner’s, Basement Development
“I had met Matthew back in March/April of this year through a Welcome Wagon letter that I had received when I had moved here in August 2010 and I instantly felt very comfortable in dealing with him. Not knowing anything about renovations, he guided me through his processes and procedures of what was expected of him and his sub-contractors and what was expected of me.
Needless to say, it was a worry-free, stress-free experience. Matthew handled all the details from recommending me the right sub-contractor to approving the final invoices before I received them.
He was very much a part of this development. He is an expert in his field and very knowledgeable when it comes to what works and what doesn’t and I have no problems in recommending him to friends and family.”
Anna Rempel, Homeowner, Townhome Basement Development
“We would like to thank you very much for helping us make our dream home come to fulfillment. We could never have accomplished it without your exceptional management skills. From the initial planning stages to the finished project your expertise, planning, knowledge and problem solving was outstanding, while managing the construction of our home. You not only gave us full choice on everything, but also provided intelligent guidance and suggestions on design and construction decisions that eventually culminated in the home of our dreams. You were a pleasure to work with, made the whole house building experience a joy and took all the stress off us, we felt very comfortable in having you in control of all the details of the build.
We would recommend you to anyone wishing to renovate or build a home”.
Brad & Inza Tegart, Homeowners, Areage Home Construction
“Matthew’s strong organizational skills resulted in trades being where they were supposed to be, and when they were supposed to be there. All invoicing from contractors was funneled through Matthew. This ensured we received all invoices and were not left wondering if there were still outstanding invoices. Throughout the construction the site was always left in a tidy state at the end of the day making it easy and safe for us to come in and view the work. The project was completed according to schedule and in the end we were pleasantly surprised to see that costs were below what was budgeted for”.
Maggie Armstrong, Manager, Economic Development, Town of Cochrane, Downtown Visitors Service Centre
“Your guidance, support, dedication and attention to detail throughout the project was a tremendous asset. Not only did you ensure that the project was completed within the established timelines and within our budget, you brought many unique ideas to create an amazing, safe, fun space for our programs. The speciality flooring, preschool climbing wall and art centre all have added to the incredible space you helped design”
Kim Kravec, Coordinator, Town of Cochrane – Western Rocky View Parent Link Centre Renovations
“Matthew’s open, cooperative, and forthright manner in all of our dealings with him created a feeling of confidence that we could leave all matters relating to design, construction and installation of the buildings to Matthew, which enabled us to concentrate on other aspects of our work with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo”
Fred Palidor, Owner, PALIDOR Radio Communications Consultants Ltd – Emergency Response Radio Communication system for Northern Alberta
“We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have Matthew Ashton as our project manager for our office start up. Matthew is one of the most professional and reliable individuals we have met and his knowledge and eye for details allowed us to successfully complete our project in an efficient and timely manner.
The project had a very short timeline to develop an environmentally friendly office space from raw concrete to full operation and Matthew was extensively involved right from site design to management entailing CAD plans, permits, assisting and traveling to meet with design firms, technology and many other trades and suppliers. Matthew attended daily on-site visits and provided consistent project and financial updates.
Matthew’s integrity and commitment are strongly evident and his honesty is very much appreciated. Upon the conclusion of our office project we then had Matthew also complete a residential renovation project for us. We would highly recommend Matthew Ashton and White Rose Renovation Consultants for both commercial and residential projects. Thank you – we couldn’t have done it without you!”
Tom & Angie O’Hara, Owners, Prudential Fort McMurray Real Estate – Office Start Up
“We would highly recommend the services of Mathew Ashton. Matthew ensured the renovation on our building was conducted with minimal disruption to our daily operation. He worked closely with us throughout the project keeping us informed well in advance of each stage. His professionalism and attention to detail exceeded our expectations”
Office Manager, RE/MAX Fort McMurray – Office Renovation/Upgrade
“In the past year, we have had my old 2-car garage demolished and a brand new one built. In addition, we have had renovations done to 2 bedrooms, a half-bath and hallway in our basement. All of this work was planned, coordinated and overseen by Matthew Ashton. His attention to detail and his ability to adapt to changing plans and requests by us ensured a job well done and within the allotted time frames.
I have no hesitation in recommending Matthew Ashton for any planning and implementing of renovations or light construction projects, whether residential or commercial. Indeed, I plan on speaking with Matthew when we are ready to do our next renovation project.”
Michael Dolansky, NCSO, Residential Client
“I have known Matthew Ashton for 2 years as a General Contractor and as a friend. He is a man of great integrity, is extremely dedicated to his family and work. He is very professional, reliable and efficient. Matthew provided excellent knowledge in his profession and was a major factor in the success of the YMCA’s child care expansion projects. I would confidently recommend White Rose Renovation Consultants as a solid expert in the field of consulting”.
Troy Nice, former Asset Manager of YMCA of Wood Buffalo – Gym/Sport Hall Renovation & Child Care Renovation
“Working with Matthew Ashton has been a pleasure. The professionalism and attention to detail has made every project a success. As busy as we all were, Matthew kept us on track and on budget with electronic tracking. E-mails and phone calls were returned daily. Personality and negotiation skills from him were incredible and yet to be matched. As a consultant, every task which required extensive research was meticulously executed. I strongly recommend Matthew Ashton and White Rose Renovation Consultants for any job”.
Roger Carriere, Corporation Director – Maintenance & Various office renovations
“Very shortly after assuming the role as CEO for the YMCA of Wood Buffalo, we contracted a company to undertake a fairly big renovation to increase our membership level by 30-50% (from a membership of 3,000). This would mean renovating to ensure that our access areas, program areas, and common spaces would be agreeable to members and prospective members. Matthew Ashton was the general contractor for this project and provided consistent, daily, on-site visits to ensure the project timeline was met. Within a 6-week period, without any major disturbance to our members, Matthew and his team completed our renovation. More impressively, it was on time and on budget, and we achieved our goal – membership increased to 4,500. Since then we have contracted Matthew to complete other major renovations in our daycare operations. I believe Matthew’s experience, honesty, pleasant personality and commitment to delivering and meeting the expectations on renovation projects puts him at the top of his field.”
Mark Phillips, President & CEO, YMCA of Wood Buffalo – Gym/Sport Hall Renovation & Child Care Renovation
“We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Matthew Ashton for the flooring project that he completed at our residence recently. He took the time to explain our options fully and helped us choose materials and finish that would work best for our home and lifestyle. He walked through the whole process of ripping out carpet to replacing it with beautiful hardwood floor. The procedure from day one until completion was done in a very professional manner.
Thanks again Matthew for a job well done!!”
Teresa and Roy – Residential flooring project
“From the initial quote to the finished renovation, the attention to detail was outstanding!”
Patricia Oliver, General Manager, Super 8 Motel – Breakfast Room Renovation
“I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew Ashton over the past few years in Ft. McMurray on a number of construction and renovation projects as the Electrical sub contractor. Matthew’s organizational skills and customer awareness proved invaluable to the timely and successful completion of each job.”
Sam Whiting, S.J.W. Services Inc.