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About Minds Eye

In The Minds Eye Contracting is the operating name for In the Minds Eye Maintenance Inc. founded in 2001. We focus on serving the complete construction needs from the ground up for residential customers. We employ tradesman and other professionals to provide the highest quality of workmanship in our projects. Service to our Clients in the areas of communication, accountability, respect and efficiency are the cornerstones of our business.


Please note that I have used Minds Eye contracting for a number of jobs over the last two years. I find that their work is professional and accurate. What you are quoted is what you get, there are no short falls. On each occasion, Minds Eye kept the location clean and at the conclusion of the job, the space was properly cleaned and presented in a finish state. I highly recommend Minds Eye and its owner John for any Reno job you may have.

Ali Kamal

When my husband decided he wanted to do develop our unfinished basement, my first response was that he should also price out relationship therapists and divorce lawyers. Thank goodness we found In the Mind's Eye. The estimate for the work fell in the middle of the 3 estimates we got but the thing that made the difference was the references for In the Mind's Eye. They were all glowing. I understand why now.

John and his team developed our unfinished basement into a home theater/bar. The final man cave exceeded all of our expectations. John took our poorly worded description, consisting mostly of vague ideas and hand gestures and converted it into exactly what we were hoping for.

He went above and beyond to make sure we understood exactly what he was doing and when questions arose he provided us with options and an idea of the cost behind each option.

He provided us with a very detailed contract at the start of the project and the few changes we requested were documented via change orders and signatures by both parties. There were no surprises at all in the contract or the job.

Every single one of the tradespeople he brought in was professional and polite and the care they took to ensure the main floor of the house remained as clean as possible was fabulous to see. There were no muddy footprints, no dirty handprints and there was a drop cloth on the floor at all times. Obviously drywall dust is pretty pervasive, but they did keep the basement door closed to minimize that as well.

This project came in under our expected budget and far ahead of the schedule we had agreed upon. John even went ahead and actually connected the surround speakers for my husband, even though that was never part of the scope. We'd recommend In the Mind's Eye to anyone looking to do a reno.


We recently had our basement completed by Mind’s Eye Contracting and could not be more pleased with the finished product and the renovation process. From start to finish everyone was kind, polite and highly professional; as well as easy to work with. John was extremely accommodating with all of our request, his pricing estimates were bang on if not slightly above what the actual cost was, the suppliers for the construction materials were equally as good as the contactors who he uses. Our renovation took two weeks longer than planed but that was not the fault of Minds Eye but delays in the delivery of custom material for our renovation. If we had to do our build over again from start to finish we would only change he lay out and some materials, but would select Minds Eye Contracting to do our renovation and would use them again in any future renovations

Jeff & Melanie Redfearn

In The Minds Eye Contracting recently completed the development of our basement - on time, on budget and without hitch, glitch or problem. I would specifically like to commend John Csuhany of In the Minds Eye for his attention to detail, his forthrightness and his excellent communication throughout the duration of the project. John did exactly as he promised, from beginning to end. His team of specialists was equally competent, courteous and considerate. I enjoyed just standing back and watching it all happen and fall into place, and without hesitation recommend John and In the Minds Eye to anyone wishing to restore / renovate (which John specializes in) or develop.

Alex Wasielewski

We had a fantastic experience with John! We are absolutely delighted with the quality of workmanship in our basement. From the initial estimate onwards, all details of the job were very clearly communicated and I was always well informed of what work was being done on a specific day and who would be doing it. Further any decisions were brought to my attention for discussion, and John ensured that I had time to consider options and make the best choice for my family. The sub contractors were just as courteous as John was and definitely took pride in their work as if it was there own home. I have 2 small children, so maintaining cleanliness was paramount to me. John had the work site tidied often and my entry way was kept free of dust and dirt with drop clothes. We would absolutely recommend In The Mind's Eye Contracting to all our friends and neighbours and hope to have John return for another project soon!

Megan Dusterhoft

In 2009 I hired John from Minds Eye Contracting to start the first of a four-stage renovation project on my 70 year old home. Over the ensuing four years, I found John to be open, honest, and enthusiastic about sharing my vision of the finished project. He understood fully the look and style of the era I was aiming for and helped achieve it through his knowledge of suppliers, his craftsmanship, his sub-contractors and his high standards.

John worked within my budget. The lines of communication were always open. Any added expense was always discussed first and agreed upon, there were never any surprises. I found John to be a very good problem-solver in dealing with an old home and the challenges that it sometimes presented.

The custom work is one of the things that gives the house its unique look. John and his team achieved this through the built-in bookshelves, the tile work in the bathroom and kitchen, the refinishing of the original hardwood floors, and all of the woodwork that went into the window casings and doorframes.

My experience working with John was both rewarding and educational. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire John again or to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good, reliable, professional contractor.

Gordon Thomas

I recently contracted In the Mind’s Eye Contracting to develop my basement. From the very start, the project went smoothly.

The first step was finding a quality contractor. I searched through the Better Business Bureau and found John Csuhany of In the Mind’s Eye Contracting. The next step was the contract. It was well written and very detailed and we sat down and went through it and he made sure I understood all aspects of the project ahead. We discussed the work schedule, the suppliers and the payment terms. He suggested different options for design and products. He proved to be knowledgeable, creative and experienced. All that was left to do now was pick out my materials from the vendor list he supplied me and get to work.

Throughout the project, John was very good at keeping me up to date on the schedule of work and how it was progressing. He always advised me which subcontractors/trades would be in my home and on what days and times they would be there. They all treated my home with care and respect. As with any project, things come up and when they did he dealt with them immediately and effectively. Progress payments, as outlined in his contract, were on schedule. The invoicing was clear withcopies of receipts attached for any extras, which were minimal and I was informed of.Any changes after the contract was signed were discussed in detail and a change order was written up for authorization before proceeding. All work performed on my home was on the up and up.

If you are thinking of hiring this contractor, then you will be in good hands and can rest assured that you will get a quality job done, on time, on budget and with no hassles. You get what you pay for and I got my monies worth.In an industry where you hear so many horror stories, I am glad to say this was definitely not the case. I strongly recommend “In the Mind’s Eye Contracting”.

Edith Weinrich

We would highly recommend John to anyone for many reasons: He does absolutely top notch work, he provides excellent ideas, he keeps an open line of communication with us at all times, he was personally at our home every day, he hires top notch contractors, he really listens and cares about what we want, the work site was kept very clean, he started on time, and finished within the time frame and on budget - including doing the changes and additions we requested. We would hire John again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him! If you want a top notch job with a contractor who is pleasant to work with and who really cares then In the Minds Eye Contracting is for you!

Myrna Brown

John did a wonderful job with my bathroom reno. He kept me informed of delays and if something did not seem right he contacted me right away to get my opinion. When I made changes to the original plans he was very accommidating, so when he was finished we were very happy with the results. If I need more work done I will call him first.


Strathcona Management Agency has dealt with In The Minds Eye Contractor for the past ten years and have always been pleased with the communication and quality of work. They have shown fair pricing and work has been done in a timely manner. I would recommend this company to all clients interested in repairs or full renovations.

Dick Baker, CAO

John Csuhany from In the Minds Eye Contracting organized and executed the completion of my basement during the latter part of January and early February. He was prompt and courteous with constructive feedback and adjustments to the plans I had set up. He really helped bring my vision into a reality. His crews were organized and respectful of the fact that we had two children at home under the age of 3, cautious to leave the main floor untouched and hallways free from obstruction. John stuck to the prices quoted on the contract and was very upfront about any changes and/or amendments that needed to be made based on changes made throughout the finishing process. He was concerned about client satisfaction throughout and continuous asked if there was anything we would like to change or anything that needed to be addressed. He was on time and diligent in ensuring that we got the basement we wanted. It looks great. I would recommend In the Minds Eye Contracting to anyone, especially those with busy young families who are concerned about the normal disruption caused by home renovation projects. Thanks again John.

Ryan Feehan

I had the pleasure of contracting John, from "In the Mind's Eye Contracting" and I cannot tell you enough how pleased I was with his service. John was very professional, handled the difficulties that came up with the job nicely, and provided his insight on creative matters to make my basement remodel/finish look absolutely amazing. John finished the job ahead of schedule and on budget (actually a little less from his estimate on materials!).

John worked on a daily basis at my home, which required me to leave him with a key to my house and I felt very comfortable doing this with him. Everyday when I arrived home, John had left me a note letting me know the status of the project, he cleaned up very nicely everyday so as not to interfere with my regular home life ( I have a 3 year old, so this was very important ). I also expressed concern for my little guy and dust, dirt and drywall dust floating around, John took extra care and had the right equipment so that I didnt even notice dust anywhere else in the home, I was thrilled!

John did a complete finish of my basement, from top to bottom. He ran into some difficulties with poor conditions left from the previous builder. John handled this with ease, fixed what was required and didn't increase the cost of my contract. John took care of all the details from design, to product selection, to delivery and installation. I could not be happier with the job that John did to finish my home, he is a master craftsmen and went over and above what was required to ensure that everything turned out perfect.

In this day and age, quality, craftsmanship, price and professionalism is very hard if not impossible to come by, John and "In the Minds Eye Contracting" are all of these and I would highly recommend his services to anyone for any job!

Thank you John, for the excellent work, professionalism and great design idea's! you have a very very happy customer!


We are very pleased with the work John did in remodelling our kitchen. He had to work around several idiosyncrasies in our home’s original construction and came up with effective solutions. We appreciated his care, attention to detail, and efficiency throughout the renovation process.

Thanks again for everything!




Minds eye Contracting is unique in that we provide a cost plus renovation and design service to our Clients. Our contracts are a flat rate covering the management, trades persons and primary construction materials such as lumber, drywall, wiring, plumbing lines etc. of the project with all other materials being supplied to the Client at cost as per contract saving them money. We handle all the details start to finish, warranty all workmanship, and provide client with complete accountability as to where their money is going. You will find us open and flexible to any requirement or request you may entertain.

Key Features of Services

  • project management
  • design and engineering of projects as required
  • procurement of permits
  • ordering and delivery of all material
  • demolition
  • interior and exterior renovations of any type or size
  • additions from footing to roof
  • specialized renovations of basements, bathrooms, kitchens
  • home office
  • custom carpentry and finishing
  • custom deck building
  • window and door installation
  • four season sunroom additions
  • painting
  • hardwood, vinyl, tile and carpet installation
  • roofing and siding
  • outbuildings and sheds
  • energy saving ideas and installation

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As an affiliate of the BBB we follow all applicable guidelines as required for reputable contractors and are fully covered with all required insurance and licensing. Clearances of all legal requirements and more photo portfolios are provided on request. We are available to answer any queries you may have by contacting us via our website. We look forward to serving you on your next project.


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