Paul Shuley

Paul Shuley

A Bit About Me…

I have worked in residential construction for over 30 years and have found the the best strategy to succeed is communication.  Working closely with the customer and the designing professionals, I strive to ensure that the customer gets exactly what they want.  I’ve built up solid relationships with a great group of tradesmen representing all aspects of the business and I make every effort to employ green building practices. I would welcome the opportunity to build a project proposal for you.”

Paul was instrumental in the construction of our family home.  He is an excellent craftsman and a conscientious worker.  We found him to be honest and forthright in all our dealings. ~ John and Krista, North Vancouver, BC

Paul and his crew were good communicators. They were on time and on budget. They moved a wall to enlarge a bathroom and did a complete reno on a powder room. They were flexible with our midstream changes. We are very happy with the finished product. He directed us to good suppliers and did some work with suppliers on our behalf.  ~ Simon, North Vancouver, BC

In recent years we have had Paul do three separate renovations to our home – a new addition, a complete kitchen remodelling and a replacement of old windows.  Paul was particularly adept at coming up with practical solutions for our older home that met our budget,  and he clearly explained all aspects and costs involved throughout the course of his work. ~ Grant, West Vancouver, BC

Paul Shuley and his company stick-handled a full kitchen renovation for us including removal of walls (after checking into whether it was a bearing wall for us?)… In addition he and his crew installed new hardwood floors and baseboards throughout the entire entrance-way, halls, kitchen and living room/dining room area.

We were away for a month during the renovation (on purpose) and Paul dealt with all the trades on our behalf, kept us up to date with any new recommendations and the status while we were away! He also had to deal with the Granite Counter suppliers on our behalf as they cracked the counter twice and Paul ensured the final product was perfect with no extra charges (we ended up with a seamless counter we didn’t even expect at the beginning!!)

Basically as complete lay-people in this area, we were happy to have everything handled and we only dealt with Paul directly on all matters… it was nice to have someone in charge! We were always informed as to any delays (that inevitably come up) and found he had quick access to a pool of reliable sub-trades as well. ~  Jill, Vancouver, BC

We had Shuley Contracting do a large reno on our 100 year old house on the West Side of Vancouver, Paul and his team did an excellent job bringing back its historic feel and qualities.  The effort included solving the accumulated issues that come with an old house.  We are very pleased with the final product and are very appreciative of all Paul’s hard work for us.

Paul is an excellent communicator with both my wife and I, and throughout the renovation we were in active discussion.  He was quick to return calls, and every morning had thorough 5 am response to my 11 pm emails.  Paul also had a great team working directly for him and as subcontractors.  The team did great work, were respectful of my neighbours and were very good around our kids.  We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Paul again. ~ Rob, Kitsilano – Vancouver, BC

My wife and I found ourselves stuck in the middle of a “reality TV” type renovation disaster. Our original contractor left us on the edge of both financial and mental ruin. Our project included a complete new foundation, drainage, and garage. Paul and his team were able to step into our nightmare and turn our renovation into the dream we had hoped for. Paul’s honest, hands on approach helped us get our project and life back on track. I highly recommend Shuley Contracting. ~ Brian – New Westminster, BC

Paul and his company completed a large renovation on our family home in East Vancouver (a complete gut of the main floor and the addition of an entirely new second floor). We were impressed with Paul’s open and easy communication style, the respectful working relationship he has with his crew and the fact that Paul, being a carpenter is so hands on and on site. The sub-trades Paul employs are excellent. We realized that Paul has had long term working relationships with many of them- this history and trust meant that we got quality workmanship and reliable service. Paul’s crew is hard working, competent, friendly and dedicated. Many of our neighbours frequently communicated compliments about them. This project for us was really about relationships – trusting a company to make the renovation process smooth and relatively pain free. With Paul, it wasn’t just a company completing another renovation, it was Paul Shuley and crew building our home. We consistently felt the personal commitment from Paul and are thrilled with the final results. ~ Carrie – East Vancouver, BC

We used Paul as our contractor for a significant renovation of our home. Paul was highly skilled, motivated, energetic and responsive to our needs and requirements. We now enjoy our beautiful home. ~ Grant – Vancouver, BC – West Side

Our family was growing and we had to decide whether to stay in our 2 story (main & garden level) home & renovate, or to move out and try to find something bigger.  We decided to renovate and Paul Shuley and his crew won the contract to do the work. 
The entire house was gutted to the studs.  The downstairs suite was re-incorporated into the house, the main floor re-organized and a 3rd level added. 

We chose Paul for a couple of reasons.  First, we interviewed his previous client who gave his crew a glowing recommendation.  Second, although we didn’t like to hear it, Paul seemed to be the most realistic about some of our desires to maintain some of the original features of the house (e.g. brick fireplace, fir flooring, recently renovated kitchen etc).  We felt that some of the other contractors we interviewed were quick to say “yes, yes” to everything we wanted.  Paul took the time to come to our house and do a thorough review of the site prior to submitting his bid. 

Paul and his crew made a concerted effort to contact the neighbours and to make themselves available should they have any concerns about the site, noise, debris etc.  They really appreciated the consideration and we had no problems on that end.  The site was always tidied up at the end of the day and the area secured.

As the renovation progressed, a few surprises and obstacles presented themselves (as is typical of old home renovations).  Paul was able to communicate effectively and with the architect and the city to get over the hurdles in a timely manner.  He often came up with creative and effective solutions – sometimes even facilitating some cost-saving measures (without corner-cutting on quality) which was appreciated. The materials and labour invoices were always clearly organized and easy to follow and every receipt had been scanned and attached to the electronic copy for review.  This was thanks to Paul’s wife Karyn, the bookkeeper.
Paul has a good relationship with his trades and if any problems were encountered with a sub-contractor, he dealt with them personally.  When it came to finishing, Paul was meticulous.  He would note any flaws in an installation or finish immediately and have the trade re-do it until he was satisfied.  He personally built some of the exterior accents and made us a beautiful white oak bannister for the stairs leading to the upper floor. 

Paul and his crew were very pleasant to work with and we really did get the impression that he loves his job and that he cared about making this home perfect for our family.  We have had nothing but compliments and have enjoyed every minute of living here since the renovation. 

We would recommend Paul’s services without hesitation. ~ Alanah and Ian – East Vancouver, BC

Shuley Contracting Ltd. was selected by our company based on a recommendation from our Architect who has a long-term relationship with Paul and Karyn. Our project, a new build, included a laneway home in Vancouver. The main house built duplex style featured 4 kitchens, 6 bathrooms, 2 sets of in-suite laundry and 8 bedrooms! The lane home was featured 2 bedrooms, in-suite laundry all squeezed into 760 sq. ft. As investors, we had to ensure that any company hired and any sub-trade doing the work came in ‘on-time’ and ‘on-budget’. Shuley Contracting took on the project and right from the get go and Paul was responsive to our needs, communicated any issues that inevitably arise from such ventures and kept the project on-budget; something any investor requires given the construction costs and potential for such costs to get out of control. Paul had numerous suggestions throughout the process and kept us informed of next steps as we proceeded. Inevitable delays were encountered mostly due to City of Vancouver planning department requirements and regulations (expect that folks!). The quality of the work was very good and any minor deficiencies were dealt with promptly. Paul continues to be responsive to our questions well after the project is finished.

I would recommend Paul and Karyn (she’s the money person in the operation) for all your construction needs.
~ Bonmor Holdings Ltd.

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    Shuley Contracting Ltd.
    Residential Contracting Services + Licensed New Home Builder.
    Powell River, British Columbia, Canada