M.E. Contracting

Landscape Contractors & Designers
63 Alness street Unit 7 Toronto ON M3J
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Joel S in Etobicoke
Joel S in Etobicoke
4 reviews Toronto, ON
7/10

Post Construction Landscaping

This company is very overrated. I am a detail oriented customer that has high standards and good knowledge. I have fully renovated a house and manage properties for a living. My project was completed, but the process and end result could have been better. They completed the landscaping throughout my entire property after we did a major house renovation.

I received nine different quotes prior to choosing M.E. The company was chosen because Daryl is good at responding to emails/calls and communicating/answering our questions. As well, the price was reasonable (relatively speaking). It was also a bonus that they were able to complete large parts of the job in the winter.
However, my relatively straightforward project was plagued with deficiencies throughout the entire process. The main reason this occurred was a lack of direct supervision and communication from management/supervisor to employees. This meant I needed to be quite involved in providing direction and calling out mistakes. A few examples of issues that should not have occurred, (all issues I had to find and were never caught by a supervisor)…
1) They almost installed the wrong polymeric sand, and then once they had the correct colour, they didn’t set it correctly so it all had to be re-done.
2) They didn’t install the correct curb stones/wall. I challenged them on this and they assured me it was the correct stone. It didn’t look correct to us, so I had to drive and hour away to where the stone was purchased. The stone yard confirmed we had the wrong stone. So begrudgingly Daryl had the wall taken out and reinstalled with the correct stone.
3) After giving explicit instructions to a supervisor as to the location of a fence post, they still installed it too close to my garage making siding replacement impossible.
4) They delivered the wrong gate three times.
5) The interlock had persistent settling issues throughout the spring/summer.
6) My concrete pad was poorly finished, and even after providing feedback as to what needed to be fixed, the installer gave up on trying to fix it.
7) They failed to correctly prepare the ground prior to laying sod, so the grass has struggled to grow evenly.

To their credit, all the easily fixable issues were dealt with eventually. However, it always required work and patience on my end.

Overall, we are relatively happy with the end result. Due to the state of the construction industry in the city, sadly this is probably the best you can ask for.

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for the feedback Joel. Sorry the project didn't go as you had hoped, however, we're glad you're happy with the end product. Best wishes for a happy new year from all of us at ME Contracting.

rguida0529
rguida0529
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Deck

Great service very professional curtious they took the time to work with the client would highly recommend .

Approximate cost of services:
$30.00
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It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your project. Enjoy your new deck! Regards from Brenda, Daryl and our ME team.

R A in Markham
R A in Markham
4 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Backyard renovation

We used M.E. Contracting to fix our driveway previously. We always knew we would use them again for the backyard. We were very happy with the service and professionalism provided. Many thanks to Daryl and the crew for all their work. I would definitely recommend them.

Approximate cost of services:
$150,000.00
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And we're so happy you did work with us again. It was a pleasure. Enjoy your new backyard. Regards from Daryl and the gang.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Backyard fiberglass swimming pool

ME Contracting was responsive their team was professional, and we highly recommend them for such a job.

Approximate cost of services:
$120,000.00
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Thank you so much for the brief, but spot on, review. Enjoy the rest of your summer from all of us at M.E. Contracting.

Tracey
Tracey
1 review Vaughan, ON
10/10

Fiberglass pool, Complete landscaping, irrigation, lighting and demolition of previously landscaped yard.

We cannot say enough about this amazing company! We hired M.E. contracting for the complete demolition of a fully landscaped yard, installation of a fiberglass pool, new stone pool deck, irrigation system, lighting, and shed. From it's inception, the project was well run - Daryl was our project manager - he is excellent, professional, and delivers exactly what he says he will. Eitan (the owner) and Casey were phenomenal as well and onsite when the pool arrived and assisted in its instillation. Mike and his team completed the stonework, lighting, and irrigation in record time and kept the site and our street clean and orderly for the neighbors. Freddy and his pool team did an excellent job with the pool education and cleaning, and helping us navigate the automated system. Next the carpenter Alex was the most precise and careful carpenter we've ever had - the shed is exquisite. Finally, their electrical team (Dean and colleagues) were polite, efficient and helpful in every way. My husband and I have done several large renovations and have never had things go smoothly, with appropriate timing and professionalism. The did a truly incredible job! You won't regret going with them for your project!

Approximate cost of services:
$190,000.00
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Hi Tracey - This is such a beautiful review, I am going to let Daryl and Eitan know how pleased you are with our crews' skills and service. It was our pleasure to assist you with your renovations and we couldn't be more thrilled that you are happy with the final result. Thank you for the detailed review and the 10. Reading this is the perfect way for us to start this long weekend. Regards from the M.E. Team

Gareth from Toronto
Gareth from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Curbside Update

We are beyond pleased with the way our front entry turned out. Our thanks to Daryl, Garrett and the whole M.E. Contracting team for their professional, respectful, and responsiveness throught the whole process. They were not the lowest quote, but they were able to give us the confidence needed to under take a major renovation. We highly recommend M.E. Contracting for your outdoor projects.

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Many thanks for this wonderful review! Our mission is to deliver, to our clients, a renovation that is high quality and with exceptional service & workmanship. Enjoy your summer, Daryl, Eitan, Keren & the ME team.

Peter in Toronto
Peter in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

New Deck and Pergola

Daryl inherited our project after our original project manager left the firm. It took close to a year to complete our project but we were kept informed throughout as we all lived through COVID. We committed to our project just as COVID was ramping up and then when things settled down a bit last summer the colour of composite decking we wanted was sold out which required a wait until late in the year for completion of the deck. Construction mostly shut down during December, January and February although the team were by to measure for the railings and pergola structure. Everything was completed this spring and we are very happy with our new deck and pergola. we found ME Contracting through Homestars and we weren't disappointed.

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Thank you for your Homestars review and we are so glad that you are happy with the outcome of your project. We have no doubt that you will get a lot of enjoyment, from your deck for many years to come. Regards from Daryl and the ME Team

Crystal in Toronto
Crystal in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Reno

Daryl and his crew were unbelievably quick and efficient. The team was very professional and transformed our backyard into our own little resort. We couldn’t be happier with the final product. M.E contracting was more expensive than other quotes we received, however it was well worth it. Absolutely no issues and exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend them!

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Hi Crystal, Thank you for the terrific review. Wow! A 10! We think Daryl is wonderful too and we're glad you agree. Thank you for posting your review on HomeStars. We hope you'll call us again for your next renovation project. Cheers - Daryl, Eitan, Keren and Brenda

rose.romano
rose.romano
0 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Wonderful backyard renovation!

Working with ME Contracting from start to finish was a positive experience. Daryl was the project manager for our job, and he was very responsive, had great communication, was respectful and understanding. When we encountered issues with a few crews (not from ME Contracting), Daryl and Keren (the owner) we’re very caring and compassionate of the situation. Keren came to our house a few times to ensure everything was ok, and she even gave us and our kids a few gifts as a token of appreciation. Keren is warm, friendly and provided us with excellent customer service. We can’t say enough about Daryl!! He is the reason we decided to go with ME Contracting after receiving multiple quotes from different companies. Even when we had many questions, comments and feedback, Daryl took action pretty quickly to change or make things right. Even working with Brenda at the office to look at material options was a joyful experience! She was really pleasant and knowledgeable! We are really happy with our backyard renovation. We had our second level deck redone and a pool installed with new fence and landscaping. The whole team at ME Contracting is awesome! Thank you for our beautiful backyard transformation!!

Approximate cost of services:
$150,000.00
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Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy you are enjoying your fabulous new backyard. We appreciate your words about Daryl, Keren and Brenda and the ME teams. We hope to work with you again with future projects. Cheers, the M.E. Team

Ann
Ann
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Covered wrap around deck and hot tub

We hired M.E. to do a backyard reno and we got exactly what we always wanted.....a big covered wrap around deck with hot tub. They accommodated all our requests, were easy to work with and made the permit process seamless. Our project manager Darryl was always available and very professional. Olek is an incredible carpenter with an expert attention to detail. We’re extremely happy with the final product and would recommend and hire them again.
Ann and Rich

Approximate cost of services:
$100.00
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Thank you for your Homestars review and we are so glad that you are happy with the outcome of your project. We have no doubt that you will get a lot of enjoyment, from your landscaping for many years to come. Regards from Daryl and the ME Team

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More about M.E. Contracting

M.E. Contracting is one of Toronto's premier outdoor solutions companies.

M.E. was Founded by owners Keren and Eitan Abu, with a desire to change the face of Toronto through the revitalization of outdoor living space. The “M” and “E” stand for Keren and Eitan's daughters, Mika and Emma. From the start these two girls have inspired the vision of innovation and creativity that M.E. embodies today.

Specializing in custom landscape design, M.E. Contracting has spent over a decade executing this vision of innovation and construction. From decking to interlocking tile and pool building, M.E. Contracting differs from other Toronto landscapers through our commitment to excellence and attention to even the smallest of details.

Want to see for yourself? Our 7,000 square foot landscaping showroom is the only showroom in Ontario dedicated to landscaping and outdoor transformations. Our exquisite showroom encapsulates features of all the custom design elements that every home owner dreams of having in their outdoor home space. In addition to the amazing materials we have on display, our showroom includes an in-ground swimming pool with waterfalls, outdoor kitchens and outdoor furniture for prospective clients to experience.

Our vast experience in all aspects of landscaping design and construction has provided us with the ability to take on an array of projects, both varying in shape and size. Now matter what our goal to produce astounding and exceptional work remains unchanging. We aim to go above and beyond in our passion for what we do, and as a result we aim to surpass our client’s expectations with each and every element of landscaping design.

CATEGORIES
Landscape Contractors & Designers and Decks
PRODUCTS
landscaping, interlocking, hardscape, stonework, woodwork, decks, fences, pergolas, railings, wrought iron railings, gazebos, composite decks, PVC decking, glass railings
SERVICES
ME contracting & Landscaping provides complete outdoor design and building services such as: Landscaping design, landscaping architect, deck building, PVC decks, interlocking, driveway paving, fences, pergolas, gazebos and more. We pay attention to the smallest of details and strive to achieve outstanding quality projects while focusing on customer service and customer satisfaction. Our deck builders & landscaping teams have many years of experience building decks in Toronto, paving driveways and landscaping. Our landscaping and deck building services are offered throughout the greater Toronto area especially to Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Thornhill and Maple. call us today for a free onsite consultation.
BRANDS
AZEK decks, TREX decks, permacon, lynx, Rinox, Leisure Pools
STYLES
Our style is simple: QUALITY without compromise. We design and create the project as a reflection of your wishes & lifestyle. With many years and hundreds of jobs we have created a wide variety of projects.
SPECIALITIES
Landscaping, interlocking, hardscape, softscape, outdoor kitchen, cedar decks, IPE decks, AZEK decking, TREX decking, PVC decking, Composite decking, glass railings, stainless steel railings, fences.
WEBSITE
http://mecontracting.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2008
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
15
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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