Engaging Arvo Design as design consultant and builder is one of the smartest decisions I've ever made! For my second house that I bought to rent out, I engaged Arvo for the job—and they completed everything in 2 months. It's both time-saving and cost-saving as I could start collecting rent earlier!
In the past, I would deal with designers and contractors separately, thinking I could save cost. I had to deal with so many different parties—wet work contractor, electric contractor, ceiling contractor, carpenter, and painting contractor. There were times a contractor couldn't come to work, delaying the others' work schedules. There was also a time when the carpentry work didn't go according to the designer's 3D drawing, with the carpenter arguing that the drawing failed to provide sufficient details. In the end, it took me 10 months to complete my house, incurring additional costs. With Arvo, in contrast, everything was completed faster and more efficiently. Thanks, Arvo, for helping me save time and money!
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Hiring Arvo's services provided me peace of mind and satisfaction. Not too long before that I had a bad experience with another contractor that I hired after having seen him working on someone else's house in my area. I just popped in and asked if he could renovate my house, and he came over and gave me a quote. But after giving him a downpayment of RM10,000, he only turned up for work for one day! I never saw him after that, so I had to make a police report.
I learned to never again deal with a contractor that works alone and doesn't have a proper office. I'd suggest to those seeking to renovate their houses to check the profile of the contractor before hiring them. Visit their office and find out if they have the expertise and enough years of experience.
Recently, my wife and I engaged Arvo for our condo renovation. Arvo handled the design and build, covering everything from 3D visuals, M&E (mechanical and electrical), lightings, ceiling work, wet work, tiles selection, air con, carpentry and painting, and cleaning. Also, interior decor and loose furniture. All drawings including detailing, construction drawings, and material selection were provided. Arvo would discuss with us the cabinets and compartments (to be built) before proceeding with carpentry work. Quotations were based on actual drawings and materials selection, with no hidden cost and variation order. I didn't have to deal with different contractors, saving me a lot of precious time so I could just concentrate on my business. I left it all to Arvo and they indeed delivered our dream home!