Firstly, communication is key. At Wesgrove we believe in asking several questions, listening to our client’s dreams and goals, and reviewing our plan in detail with them prior to beginning any working relationship or contract.

Secondly, learn about the differences between “fixed cost” and “cost plus” contracts and discuss it upfront. Many contractors will sign clients on a base “fixed cost” contract without in depth investigation into possible additional costs, additional hours that may arise, or with a lack of communication in the agreed upon work. All of these variables can add additional costs that would be added throughout the project, skyrocketing your budget. At Wesgrove, we sign the majority of our projects on a true, fixed cost basis. To learn in detail about our process, click here.

So, what does “fixed cost” at Wesgrove really mean? The price agreed upon and signed off on prior to beginning any work is the price you will pay at the end of your project. We provide a payment schedule outlining each payment throughout the duration of your project. The only factor that would adjust your price would be through a change order. This is discussed and signed off on by the client prior to the change order work commencing. This covers costs for additional work added by the client.

Where a “fixed cost” approach is not possible, projects would be signed in a “cost plus” contract. This is for projects where there are many unforeseeable conditions and variables outside of our control. We discuss all your options with you prior to signing. We strive to remain within our client’s budget and schedule through being highly detail orientated, doing our research prior to work commencing, and communicating thoroughly every step of the way.

Lastly, ensure your contractor is licensed, insured, and reputable. Word of mouth is everything in our industry and community. Renovating or building your home will likely be one of the greatest decisions you will make as it can be quite costly and time consuming. Trusting your contractor with your time and budget is something not to take lightly. At Wesgrove, the majority of our clients have come to us through word of mouth and referrals, which is the greatest compliment. You can read all of our previous reviews on Google and Houzz. 

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Exterior Renovations

Looking to expand your living space outdoors? This is a great option and one that will add value to your home for years to come. Wesgrove can help with any exterior project, compact or expansive. From outdoor BBQ areas, new decking or patios, exterior siding and roofing, or hardscape landscaping, let us help you elevate your home’s curb appeal.

We work hands on with an array of subcontractors such as landscapers, roofers, masonries, and designers to transform your exterior space. While some exterior projects may be extensive and require permitting, such as a new garage or large shed, others can be done quite quickly and be ready in a few short weeks. We can walk you through the process from ideation through to completion, covering all aspects of the renovation.

Through our experience and expertise, we can help you make all necessary decisions when it comes to materials, products, appliances, or design to ensure you aren’t left with any surprises at completion. We work with suppliers to find you the best products with the best price, leaving you with a finished product that will last for years.


For inspiration for your next big project, check out our portfolio here.

"Highly recommend Jason and his team. Professional, reliable and hard working. They provided amazing customer care, completed project on time and take great pride in their work. Can’t thank Jason enough for all his help turning our house into our beautiful forever home!"

- K & M
  Ladner, BC

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