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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.


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

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 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!


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

We hired In the Minds Eye to renovate our ensuite and a shared bathroom in our home. John from In the Minds Eye was quite courteous and professional during the quoting stages through to the completion of the job. He took care to ensure we were always informed and comfortable with the process and he worked to minimize the impact renos often have on a family's day to day life. The job was finished on time (early in fact), within budget and we truly couldn't be happier with the outcome. We would happily recommend John and In the Minds Eye to anyone interested in having some work done to their homes.

Ted and Amanda Eccleston

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.


John was the contractor for two bathroom renovations done in our home. John was respectful of our budget guidelines.  We also found that the projects were completed within the project time frame he gave us.  The other professionals employed for certain plumbing or electrical experts were professional and proficient at their work.  We Appreciate John’s punctuality and his accessibility by phone or e-mail.  We are enjoying our new bathrooms.

Jenn & Todd

I would strongly recommend John to partake in any of your interior or exterior renovations. We had John construct an addition to our home which was very complicated and took several revisions to make it work properly; however he made the necessary adjustments to make the project work. He is a good problem solver and takes pride in his work.

Norman Choney



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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