3rd Party Reviews from Houzz.com
We approached our recent renovation excited yet fearful of all the what- ifs and renovation horror stories that we’ve seen on television. Our home, built in the late 60’s, was desperately in need of a main floor renovation if we were going to continue to live there. After our initial meeting with Cecily, that all disappeared and we were left with feelings of anticipation and excitement. During these meetings, Cecily paid strict attention to our needs and wants in order to come up with a budget of projected costs. We were then able to look at what we really wanted and needed to make our renovation successful.The initial design meetings not only put us at ease but they were thorough and comprehensive in their attention to detail. She was able to pinpoint a design that was functional and at the same time reflected our personalities. Our renovation included an open concept design of our kitchen, dining and family areas along with a new bathroom. Her introduction of some innovative design elements has given our house a unique appeal letting it stand out from other main floor renovations. We never would have imagined that these elements could work so well in our space.The timeline presented by Woolrich group was bang on, an extremely important part of the renovation as we lived in the basement throughout the renovation. Having Woolrich Group, including Bruce and Kelsey, handle all of the design and general contracting duties removed an enormous amount of stress from our lives as they coordinated details, trades, timelines and any issues that arose.Cecily and her entire group were fantastic from start to finish with open and clear communication consistently demonstrated throughout the process. The trades and employees of Woolrich group exemplified quality and professionalism at all times, going above and beyond when it came to the crunch time.In the end we have a beautiful main floor which is open and flows with charm and flair. Our house has finally become a home that we love and actually enjoy spending time in. Only Cecily knew that such a stunning gem was hidden underneath.
This was a renovation to update the master bathroom including new terrazzo tile flooring, tiled walk in shower, countertops, sinks and tub. We were also adding a king size bed to the open master bedroom so needed Cecily's decorating expertise with this. Many have commented on what a delight it was to work with both Bruce and Cecily. They inspire you with not only their obvious confidence, but their expertise. I truly think Bruce himself could do any or all of it. We added several smaller jobs to the work which he quickly completed for us. Cecily said early on in our conversations " I grew up where things were done on a handshake".Once the formalities of a clear contract and clear prices were all in place, much of the work proceeded based on trust or a "handshake". The prices all came right on budget and they did offer options for prices or options to work with what was in place. We did not get a second quote, but do know the prices they were able to get on products were far less than we could get ourselves. This compensated for the contracting price. They operate on a cost plus percentage basis and it is always clear what you are paying for.Cecily coordinates the work efficiently and either she or Bruce always accompany the trade they are using. Her charm has ensured a great relationship with all the trades, which were all excellent. We did not see the plumber or electrician actually doing the work but it was carefully supervised by Bruce and all went well. The painters were fast and careful careful, accommodating additional jobs that we added. We removed the stippled ceiling and it was was given a perfect drywall finish. The key to the bathroom renovation was the tile. Cecily helped us with choosing the tile and the tiler was an exceptional craftsman. He worked long hours to complete the project for us and we are thrilled with it.I would hire Cecily in a moment for her decorating advice. She has classy taste and our bedroom is now both pretty, light and calm. We followed her suggestions, despite some reservations and we are pleased we did.We would hire the Woolrich group in the future for any projects inside or out.
Our family has hired the Woolrich Group for a number of renovation projects in our home including bathroom, kitchen, ceilings, floors and stairs.The interior designer works with elegance and taste appropriate to the customer. The craftsmanship of the woodworkers, carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, and flooring intallers is excellent.We trust the Woolrich Group with the key to our home. We will go back for their help, advice, and work again.
Cecily's ideas and creativity are outstanding! Her ability to pull it all together in an organized, professional and timely manner with all of the trades and suppliers was nothing short of a miracle.She has an innate ability to accurately hear what my preferences are while using her expertise to present the best ideas for the space that suites my taste.She manages stressful situations with her trademark smile and respectful interactions. It's easy to see why she can complete projects on time and within budget when so many people love working with her. I would use her services again and again. Thanks Cec!
Cecily Woolrich, principal senior designer of Woolrich Design, has renovated our entire main floor including our kitchen(2010) and our upstairs including adding a full bathroom(2013).She is highly skilled at listening to what we invisioned and providing innovative and cost effective ideas to produce a fabulous result. She knows the areas that require more attention to detail and quality to give the entire renovation an amazing professional look.Saving time and money in the long run is key due to her ability to access her excellent resources and trades people from carpentry to tiling to painting. Her husband, Bruce, is an integral part of the team managing the construction side of the project.Their teamwork and experience allowed them to complete our renovation on time and within budget.
B & E Leemburg
Woolrich Group was found to be a very efficient and professional company. Our first day was a demolition followed by plumbers & a electrician on site to do the preliminary work.This was followed by the drywall, mudding and sanding. Next the tiling of the floor and shower and this all took place in a three week period. Everything was ordered in advance so everything ran efficiently.With this combination of interior design working with the construction aspect makes for a very smooth sequence. We as so very pleased with the final product and would recommend this company in a heart beat.
Cecily and Bruce, along with their team of skilled trades, renovated the majority of the first floor of our 1964-built home. This work included the kitchen, family room, living and dining room along with the powder room. The result was both stunning to look at and delightful to live in!What was most impressive was the way in which the new areas blended so beautifully with the rest of the home. One always is apprehensive that the newly renovated spaces will appear disconnected. Not so here.Throughout the process, they were always responsive to my ideas and feelings about the work, and the team worked with as little disruption as possible to our lives. The resultant space is a constant joy to me!
Our 1980's home was in dire need of a complete update and after meeting with several different renovation companies, we decided on using Cecily and Bruce. Right from the start, they differed from other companies by offering the full service - professional personal design right through to completion. I felt that they both truly cared about the work that they were doing and really worked for us to get the maximum out of our house.The end result was nothing short of spectacular. Our home wasn't just updated but completely transformed. Cecily spent time guiding us through the design, always ensuring we were spending dollars in the right places and giving us unique yet practical ideas. Bruce kept us up to date and well informed throughout with the project finishing on budget and on time.The quality of the workmanship was outstanding with everything being done properly and to the highest standard. I love my new home and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to get the most out of their home. I was so impressed with their work that I have recently joined their team of professionals.
D & R Corrigan
This is our second major design and construction project with Woolrich Group. In both cases, our expectations were exceeded. Cecily is both creative and organized.She listened to our ideas, and created spaces that perfectly matched what we wanted. Even more impressive, based on other experiences that we have had, is that she completed our projects on-time and on budget.We would strongly recommend that you give Woolrich Group a try. You won't regret it.
Cecily is great to work with. She brings the confidence of years of experience and tremendous talent and energy to every project. In all dealings, Cecily is responsive and professional.I love her style yet she does not lose sight of what is practical and remains focussed on fundamentals.Once we had some electrical that didn't function as intended. She addressed it without hesitation or question. I would highly recommend her and have hired her for several projects.
Truly a talented, professional, organized and creative team of professionals. Cecily has both a creative mind and both practical and accurate estimating experience. Both Cec, Bruce and the rest of their team are more than capable of being each and every original project from concept to completion with the upmost professionalism!
The Woolrich Group undertook a very challenging renovation of our sixty year old home which included the design and construction of a sunroom addition and extensive rejuvenation of the interior and exterior of the rest of the home.The group showed excellent ability to adapt to unforeseeable circumstances in the home and were very resourceful in suggesting alternative design options when needed.They were very knowledgeable and experienced regarding the variety of products and services available in the home building industry, and always offered their professional opinion about all options so that we felt we were making informed decisions at each step of the renovation.The company was very sensitive to our financial considerations, kept us well informed of ongoing costs, and the final cost was well within the industry standard of variation to be expected for the extent of this project.The Woolrich Group was overall very professional and enjoyable to work with, and has been a great value for the money that was invested for the future lasting enjoyment of our home.
Woolrich group completed our renovations to our main floor, kitchen, and our 3 bathrooms. They took care of everything right from the design aspect to coordinating all of the contractors.Bruce was the project manager and did a great job of making sure everything was done in a timely manner. He was always available for any questions I had. Kelsey has a great eye for design and being able to match everything from paint color to tile to flooring. Cecily had the vision and worked with us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted in our home without going beyond our budget.The flow of the kitchen is now "family friendly" and modern. I love entertaining in it now and having family gatherings. The bathrooms are up to date with clean lines and the ensuite seems bigger! The main floor is now my favorite place to hang out and relax.The renovation was completed ON TIME! and within budget. I love my "new" home. Thank you Bruce, Cecily and Kelsey. You guys are a great team!
Cochrane Floors & More
Cecily and her team are phenomenal assets if you're planning a large scale renovation. We have worked with them on projects in the past and their ability to visualize the final result and incorporate the functionality and versatility of a space is imperative if you want a project that doesn't end with "...but, I wish I would have...".They will take time to understand how you'll use the space and ensure that the characteristics most important to you are part of the design. It's been a pleasure to work with your team!
Woolrich Group provided me with a consultation and plans for my upstairs and downstairs renovations in our 1916 home. Very professional, fast and easy to work with.I was very impressed with how fast Cecily made up the plans. It was great working with the company and I will be consulting with them further as I need more help. Definitely a re-hire company.
My wife and I, reviewed a few Interior Designers (ID) prior to picking Woolrich Group. The other ID firms took examples of colors, flooring, tiles, etc., and basically said, “ here you go now pick…” We were more confused leaving than we were when we went in.Our build is very unique.Woolrich made themselves available to answer all our questions with respect to construct schedules, material types, color changes etc. As we constantly educated ourselves we made changes to suite and we are thankful for the help and support from Woolrich assisting us with our decision making process for our needs.Thank you
Woolrich Group is an amazing group of people to work with. From design ideas to get the project started, through to adding the final decorating touches to the job.We will continue to use Woolrich Group for all of our future projects!