Otto's Masonry

Tuck Pointing
30 Canvarvo Rd, Unit 6 Toronto ON M4G 1L3
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David - Central Toronto
David - Central Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Tuckpointing and chimney rebuild

Otto's Masonry rebuilt the chimney and performed tuckpointing repairs to my 80-year-old house. Otto personally assessed the needs, provided an estimate and was completely candid in his proposal. The work was done carefully and in a timely way despite the fact that one side of the house abuts the neighbour's with as little as 6 inches of clearance in places.

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Dear David, Yes, Otto is a very straighforward person. He does take the care to ensure every job is well done. Thank you for nice review. Sincerely, Tony

Barbara from Parkdale
Barbara from Parkdale
6 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

fireplace rebuild

I hired Otto's Masonry to reopen and refurbish an old fireplace in our living room.

Otto was very prompt in his response to my request and was able to visit my house to estimate to job quickly.

The job involved locating the old existing fireplace, tearing out the lath and plaster wall covering it, tearing a part of the floor to pour hearth and closing off the chimney.

Otto's crew spent two days working on the fireplace. They were extremely punctual and clean. Their workmanship was excellent, the attention to detail was great.

Once the fireplace was opened it came to our attention that the opening and the hearth would have to be moved over by a foot to retain symmetry within the room. The crew was able to do this without a pushing the schedule and increasing the cost.
New hearth was poured as well as well as a pad for an ethanol burning insert.

Chimney was reinforced and closed off as the ethanol fireplace does not require venting (clean, modern, eco-friendly solution).

Overall the crew did a great job with an immaculate finish.
Well done and thank you!

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Dear Barbara,
Thank you for the compliments. Also, thank you for presenting the work our masons did in your photos and in your description. I really like the ethanol burner idea you used. It's clean, looks great and you still retain the naturalness of a real flame. I'm very happy that the project turned out well and that you are pleased with the final product.
Sincerely,
Tony

MT High Park
MT High Park
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

tuck pointing

Had 3 walls of an old High Park home tuck pointed and a couple of columns fixed. We were very pleased and would recommend this company to anyone needing masonry work. Otto quoted quickly, came when he said he would, cost was what he quoted and he and his office manager, Tony are just good people...renovation doesn't get much better than this!

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Dear Meredith,
We are pleased that you are pleased and that you would recommend us. And thank you for complimenting us personally! Otto sets an ethical standard in his work and this permeates amongst his employees. Thanks a lot! Tony Curcic, Office Manager

Valerie S, North Toronto
Valerie S, North Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Chimney Repair

The bricks and mortar around the top of our chimney were crumbling and needed repair. Compared to some of the other contractors we contacted, we could tell right from the initial phone call with Otto's Masonry that they were professionals. They were able to come by and give us a quote within a couple of days of our first phone call, and their quote was very competitive.

After setting a date to do the work, they came when they said they would come, and finished the job within a couple of hours. Both of the men who came to do the job were very friendly, and I was impressed with how well they cleaned up after. We had a great experience with Otto's Masonry from beginning to end, and I would definitely call them again if I needed more brickwork done.

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Dear Valerie,
I appreciate the compliment. Our aim is to be systematic and professional with each enquiring customer. Our masons are skilled and enjoy what they do. I am glad that this translated to friendly and professional service.
Sincerely,
Tony Curcic
Office Manager

Shelley - Thornhill
Shelley - Thornhill
2 reviews Thornhill, ON
10/10

concrete/interlocking repairs and patio stone walkway

Our project involved repairs to interlocking, change of grade to an interlock walkway, parging concrete and creating a patio walkway around a deck. Otto provided a reasonable estimate, summarized exactly what was to be done and when it would be done.
His staff showed up on time, were professional in demeanour, courteous and receptive to suggestions. Quality of work was excellent. Otto regularly inspected work in progress and made worthy suggestions. Overall, a very professional team commited to quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Dear Shelley,
After all my time with his company, Otto's abililty and knowledge of masonry still amazes me. Quality workmanship is a keynote of our philosophy. I am glad this is what you received.
Sincerely,
Tony Curcic
Office Manager

wei
wei
2 reviews Yigo,
10/10

Masonry repair & stone cap

We firstly found another company to repair our masonry,they came to inspect,but never gave our estimation price, then we fortunately found Otto's. They gave us very competitive price and did a very professional job. Thanks!

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Company Response

Thank-you Wei. Eckhard is proving to do very professional work. I am glad you liked it.
Sincerely,
Tony Curcic
Office Manager

Rakhi
Rakhi
10 reviews North York, ON
10/10

Remove brick above firebox to lower fireplace mantel

I found Otto's Masonry on Homestars and was very impressed by the reviews. I am happy to report that they were right!
I contacted Otto for help to lower my mantel so that we can put the TV above the fireplace.
Dealing with Otto and his staff was a pleasure. Not only did Otto give me a reasonable quote, but his manner was wonderful. He is a polite gentleman and explained things to my satisfaction. Tony, his office manager, was prompt and always responded to my emails in a timely manner. Eckhart did a fantastic job with the brick work. In fact, it was better than I had even anticipated. There was no mess left afterwards either!
I can honestly say that I would highly recommend Otto and plan to use him again in the future.

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Thanks Gemini. Eckhard was proud of the job he did and reported your satisfaction to me before you even wrote your review. I will definitely show him what you wrote.
Sincerely,
Tony

Louis in Davisville Village
Louis in Davisville Village
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Brick Laying

We recently converted our duplex into a single family dwelling. Because it was a duplex, we had two side by side front doors. We wanted to replace the left door with a window and cover the rest of the gap left by the removal of the door with bricks. Otto came to see the work to be accomplished and provided us with clear explanations regarding this brick job and also furnished great tips as to how to best place the window. The final result was amazing. You can't tell at all that there used to be two entrance doors. Otto seems to have access to a collection of old bricks just like the ones my house was built with 80 years ago. Eventhough the results were amazing, Otto said he was not satisfied with one brick(!)that his employee put in. He had somebody come the next day to change it! You can certainly count on him for a great job.

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Dear Louis,
I am proud that you are happy with our final product. Otto is very experienced and has a wealth of knowledge in masonry. Actually, many masons in Toronto got their start with Otto and continue to come to him for advice. Yes, he is very proud of his work and that one brick had to be replaced!
Sincerely,
Tony Curcic
Office Manager

KP from Lawrence Park
KP from Lawrence Park
12 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

New window ledges and brick/chimney repair

We needed to replace crumbling bricks on our window sills and around the chimney. I checked homestars first (I always do now!) and found Otto. Impressive team - very professional, very clean and respectful of our property and when one aspect of the job turned out to be less work than anticipated, Otto reduced the bill. That level of professionalism and honesty is rare and we so appreciated it.

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Thank-you for the positive review. It is always our aim to deliver what the customer expected and more. Sincerely, Tony

Karnan & Amrita from East York
Karnan & Amrita from East York
2 reviews East York, ON
10/10

Repair to front steps

The front steps of our 70 year old house were crumbling, but we didn't want to replace the whole thing just yet. I saw Otto's work up the street and was so impressed that I called him. He came over promptly to scope the job. He never tried to up sell me or convinve me to redo the staircase. Even though it was a small repair job, he completed it in a very timely manner and it looks great. When I'm ready to invest in a whole new staircase I will definately call Otto for the job.

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Company Response

Thank-you. One of our ideals is integrity and we do not try to sell a customer something they do not need. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Sincerely, Otto

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More about Otto's Masonry

Internal waterproofing, masonry & bricklaying, tuckpointing, parging, chimney rebuild and repair, concrete, stone porches and much more.

Call (416) 467-1717 for a free estimate! Over 30 years doing concrete, chimneys, fireplaces, tuckpointing, bricklaying, porches...and everything masonry.

CATEGORIES
Tuck Pointing, Chimney Build & Repair, Masonry & Bricklaying, Concrete Contractors, and Waterproofing
SERVICES
Waterproofing, Tuckpointing, brick repair, brick replacement, chimney rebuild or repair, walkways, driveways, concrete steps/stairs, porches, window sills, flagstone installation.
BRANDS
We work with a lot of Banas stone and will use a variance of brands on brickwork to get the best match we can on your home.
SPECIALITIES
We specialize in waterproofing, tuckpointing, concrete porches and stone work.
WEBSITE
http://www.ottosmasonry.ca
PAYMENT METHOD
We ask for a downpayment for big jobs, and we expect payment upon satisfactory completion of job
LICENSES
Metro Licence: T85-3959154
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
3 to 4 years on complete new builds.
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