"John was the contractor for a renovation ($75,000) to our house in Canmore, while a principal in another construction firm, and is now building a new house ($550,000) for our firm in River's Bend Subdivision at Deadman's Flats. My wife is a registered interior designer, and I am an architect, so our collective 80 years of experience brings a somewhat unique perspective to the construction industry. John understands and appreciates good design and the contribution that it makes to a successful project.
I have now worked with John on half a dozen projects for other clients, and know him to be a forward thinker / planner who engages the owner in early decisions. He is not afraid to challenge a client on a decision to ensure that an informed decision is made before construction proceeds. That said, John is thoughtful and respects the opinions of others. He’s also a hard worker who is "hands on" when required to get the job done in the proper fashion. The quality of workmanship that John insists on from his workers and subtrades is refreshing in an industry where deadlines and budgets seem to drive the project."
The Ellard Design Group
"My working with John McIsaac came through plans for a complete renovation of an outdated vacation home. It was a project that grew in both scope and timeline, and was managed by John with patience and professionalism.
John's long-term experience; knowledge of construction detail; and ease of communication provided a better understanding of the building process and allowed me to make educated decisions. Strong relationships with the local construction community allowed John to provide immediate options to any unexpected challenges. Communication was frequent.
We recently had John McIsaac (in partnership with Copper Mountain Building) construct the third of three houses we’ve had built for us, in Canmore, over the past thirty years - each house by a different contractor/construction manager. Out of the three, our experience with John was by far the best, given his work/project history, knowledge, attention to detail, and most of all, attention to what we, as customers, wanted.
John ensured that only top-quality trades worked on our home, and was careful to further ensure that only the best quality materials/electrical, mechanical and plumbing fixtures/equipment were installed, and done right the first time. His oversight saw to it that there were very few issues to be addressed: what issues did arise were quickly corrected, to our satisfaction. He was easy to communicate with, explaining concerns clearly and without hesitation.
We are pleased to offer our full recommendation of John (J.R. McIsaac PM Group) to anyone looking for a construction/project manager. We are confident anyone would be likewise pleased with his services, and the end product he provides.