I have known Curtis Ketner for over fifteen years now. He has renovated my cottage from top to bottom, built me a beautiful wrap around deck, even managed the Heritage Plaza for me during the time that I owned it. And recently, he (and his crew) assisted me with a cottage investment renovation project I decided to take on. His crew does great work and Curtis takes a great deal of pride in everything he touches. At the end of the day, if you’re not happy, Curtis isn’t happy! He is extremely well connected in the Haliburton area and is a wealth of information when trying to source reliable sub trades. And I can tell you first hand, his workmanship survives the test of time. I have never met someone who cares more about the work than Curtis does. He has the best skills and the biggest heart!
Ed Merksamer -
We first hired Curtis in 2007 to do some inside and outside work and found him to be conscientious, knowledgeable (about both old log and modern construction), and hard-working. He has recently completed a significant addition to our cottage (including a crawl space under the original log cottage and the addition), and we are very pleased with the result. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Haliburton County Home Improvement again.
Ann and Paul McDonald - Clients since 2007
This past summer, I decided to update my cottage which was beginning to show its years. An interview with Curtis convinced me that he was the man for the job and it was a very good decision! Curtis kept me informed in detail every step of the way. He recommended the sub trades and kept an eagle eye on their work, insisting that everything be done correctly. He helped me make money- saving decisions and gave excellent suggestions of where to go to purchase items needed to complete the work, such as small appliances. As he worked, he kept me up-to-date on problems he was encountering with photos so that I could follow the progress from home. My renovated kitchen and bathroom are beautiful and Curtis left the cottage spotless when he was done. I highly recommend him and his team!
Ann Dube - New client 2015
I had an excellent experience working with Ketner Construction. It was a challenging project as we needed so many different things done. Our family cottage had been allowed to slide into terrible disrepair when we took it over in 2011. It needed major work as well as new docks, floors, walls, decks, electrical, plumbing and major outdoor clean up to name a few. They got it all done and even picked up and delivered our new appliances and mattresses for us! There was no job too small or too big for them. Mr. Ketner was always easily accessible either via email, text or phone and answered me promptly. He would even email us updated photos once a week of the works progress. Also, he was always willing to meet with me at the job site if I wanted an update or to go over any concerns and questions that I might have as the work evolved. He dealt with them immediately and had better suggestions and great ideas of how to accomplish everything more efficiently and economically, as well as excellent suggestions as to where to shop for things at the best price. He and his crew are also very willing to listen to suggestions if I wanted something changed or done differently. The work started on time, and they arrived every day on time and even cleaned up every day after they left.
The renovations and repairs were done two weeks over projection date, which is great, considering I kept adding extras to the job along the way! The work was completed within budget and Mr. Ketner charged us exactly to the penny what had been quoted on his original very detailed paper estimate. No hidden surprises there. A few extra costs were incurred when we decided during the process to add or upgrade something extra. That was entirely my choice.
The crew are all very friendly and willing to stop and explain things if we had questions along the way. Since the work has been completed, Curtis and his crew have become our regular cottage maintenance and repair crew. Unlike some contractors, who will only take on the big jobs, if you are lucky enough to become one of Ketner’s customers, no job is too big or small for them to do for you.
They check on the cottage regularly for us and have even gone by and turned on the heat for us when they knew we were coming up at a cold time.
Working with Curtis and his crew was and still is, always a pleasure.
Jen Weber - Client since 2011
Curtis, where to start? Reliable, honest, and skillful. We have hired Curtis and his crew for large and small jobs over the last several years and have always been very satisfied with the results. From re-building and renovation to minor repairs, they have proven to be reliable, honest, skillful and resourceful. We recommend this company highly.
Bev Coneybeare and Tom Needham - Clients since 2006
I am a long-time cottage resident of the Minden area, and I have known and worked with Curtis Ketner (Haliburton Home Improvement) for over 15 years. We have a large property, cottage and lakefront that need regular maintenance, repairs and renovations. Curtis has looked after the property and buildings, undertaken cottage improvements, designed and built a lovely deck and gorgeous one bedroom cottage and a large, solid dock. He is skilled, professional, completely trustworthy and a fine human being. I highly recommend Curtis Ketner and Haliburton Home Improvement.”
Ilze Petersons - Client since 2001
We have known Curtis Ketner for over 25 years. During that time, his company, Haliburton Home Improvement & Repair, has completed many small and major projects for us. In every case, Curtis has shown pride and professionalism in his work. He sets high standards for himself and his men in carrying out a job. Curtis is honest, friendly and conscientious. We have been extremely fortunate to have found someone with these qualities.”
Jim and Lynne Dubbin - Clients since 1991