Dwc General Contractor

Basement Renovation
Markham ON L3S 3A2
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Esther in Oshawa
Esther in Oshawa
0 reviews Courtice, ON
10/10

Kitchens, bathroom, flooring renovations

My husband and I bought our home in August 2023 knowing that we would need to do some major renovations (basement and main floor kitchens, basement washroom, pot lights, and new flooring throughout our main floor). We had so much trepidation about trusting a contractor with our renovations and money. My husband had done minor renovations on our previous home, but this time around we knew that we needed a professional.

We had a tall order to fill because we wanted a contractor that knew what he was doing. We wanted quality of work, reasonable pricing and someone that would not try to take the money and not complete the work. We looked on homestars for reviews and asked on our community Nextdoor app for recommendations. We met with a handful of contractors that made many promises of pricing, time the project would take, some with aggressive approaches to negotiating, some who ignored what we wanted and some that ignored even one of us in the discussion. Then we met Donevan, owner of DWC.

Donevan was very personable. My husband and I both felt very comfortable with choosing DWC to do the renovations. Donevan was upfront with us about what things would cost, timeline from start to finish of the job and he stated that he would not be the cheapest. Not many contractors would be this upfront. For some people this would be where they cross off a contractor, but honestly for what Donevan and his team bring to the table (making sure everything being done is to code, knowledgeable trade team that are hard workers, high level of trust between Donevan, my husband and myself) the cost is reasonable.

During demolition Donevan and his team found that the previous homeowners bewildering DIY eclectic renovations were not to code. The previous homeowners hid all plumbing and structural issues from us and the realtors. These issues cost us extra money to bring things to code and Donevan did not price gauge us for these additional repairs
DWC transformed the eclectic house we bought into a beautiful, functional livable home for us (we have the before and after pictures to prove it) My husband and I are very thankful that we found DWC. Renovations are stressful and especially when you are living in the house while the renovations are happening. Donevan and his team worked with us and around us to get the job done. We will definitely be using DWC for future renovations and we highly recommend Donevan and his team.

Approximate cost of services:
$78,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you Esther and Dom for the beautiful review and believe me, the sentiment went both ways. You were a pleasure to work for and with. We appreciate how hospitable you were despite how frustrating it must have been to live in a dusty job site with no kitchen. All that take out food!! And you were still so gracious! We appreciate how easy you made the job go. Thank you!!

Private User
Private User
0 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement supports

I had an issue where I needed supports installed in my basement to fix some sagging in my ground floor. Donovan assessed the situation, coordinated the workers and the job was complete in one day. Very happy with their work and the workers were a pleasure to deal with. A+++

Approximate cost of services:
$3,500.00
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Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to rectify your structural issues at your home. It was great working with you.

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

Bathtub Repair

Donavon and his team are very professional. Initially they came to inspect a groute mold on a bathtub but upon inspection it was diagnosed to be a faulty tub. His team did not stop at just replacing the groute but also went above and beyond to redo the entire bathtub + the tiles around it. They also helped to tow the bathtub to the shop for warranty. Highly recommended !!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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I appreciate your kind words, it was our pleasure working with you guys. You made our job so easy, by being organized, and being responsive to the things we needed to complete your project. Thanks for giving DWC the opportunity to work with you.

Junior
Junior
2 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

Load bearing walls

We needed to have multiple load bearing walls opened, and inspected. Donavon and his team went above and beyond completing the job and assisting my other contractor. The job was done quickly and within my budget.

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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thanks Junior for choosing our team for your project, it was great working with you. We appreciated the opportunity you gave us to help push your job ahead for the next stage.

Private User
Private User
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

La Casita

Donavon and his team went above and beyond to make sure we got exactly what we wanted for our backyard remodel. He gave us valuable advice when we weren't sure on certain decisions and built our deck, cabana, built in bbq and gazebo strong enough to outlast our house. All while being budget conscious and saving us money where we could.

I'm bringing him and is amazing team back this summer for some addons we want.

Approximate cost of services:
$100,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to bring your vision to life. It was our pleasure, and honour to work with you guys, and we look forward in doing more work in the near future together.

Brasanth from Maxwood Kitchen INC.
Brasanth from Maxwood Kitchen INC.
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Interior Renovation

I have used DWC many times over the past 10 years. DWC is by far one of the most professional general contractors I have worked with.

They are clean, organized and the attention to details is always taken care of.

I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a job well done.

Approximate cost of services:
$10,000.00
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Hello Jim and Brasanth, it's all ways been a pleasure working with you guys for over 10 years wooow , thanks for believing in us, and giving us such great kitchens for so many years!!!!

Layne in Markham
Layne in Markham
0 reviews Markham, ON
8/10

Walkway & Backyard repair

The job was over priced, incomplete unprofessional fail to follow-up with customer to address outstanding issues will never be called upon again. Would not be recommend.
Very disappointed customer is left to complete the job at additional cost to customer.
Fail to remove their garbage from the curb.

As a result of the posted review the company in its wisdom have revisited the job, and have now remedied the situation to our satisfaction.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,800.00
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Company Response

Unfortunately with me being on vacation at the time the customer was not able to Reach me by phone, or by email. That was totally a misunderstanding, and a big mistake on my part for not activating vacation mode on this app . We Thrive on customer satisfaction. I fully understand the frustration you would have felt thinking your contractor was missing in action. It was our pleasure completing, and fixing any of your concerns.

Main floor renovation in Mississauga
Main floor renovation in Mississauga
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Main floor renovation - Fire Place

OMG !! – we just had our 2nd phase completed where the amazing DWC crew completed our living area with an exquisite and custom made fire place, topped with stylish contemporary designs. We will be enjoying our new look this summer and will probably start the 3rd phase at the back end of this year. Thank you so much Donovan and Stacey.

Approximate cost of services:
$23,000.00
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No thank you Marie and Hugh! Phase 2 was fabulous! We had so much fun working with the both of you! You are amazing, truly! Hugh, your input and ideas were awesome! Marie we won you over! We are so looking forward to phase 3!

Main floor renovation in Mississauga
Main floor renovation in Mississauga
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Main floor renovation

For the last few months we have been contemplating on remodeling our main floor which included removing walls, adding loadbearing beams, new flooring and relocating the HVAC, plumbing and electrical services so that we could make the main area completely open concept.

We selected DWC based on their understanding of our ideas. Throughout our initial consultation, not only did they listen to what we wanted, but DWC made valuable and creative suggestions including dividing the project into 2 phases which would allow us to get the best value and wow factor for our money. This secured our confidence that they fully understood our ideas and concerns.

This was a large project and from the start, they arranged all the architectural drawings, work permits and subcontractors for all the services. As the project progressed, Donovan made us feel at ease and communicated to us every day on what work was involved - The crew were courteous and respectful of our family and at the end of each day, they would carry out a detailed builders clean up - both on the interior and exterior.

During the project, the team came across a number of unexpected surprises which they repaired without delaying the project.

There is a 2nd phase to this large project, so suffice it to say, we will be using Donovan and his team again to complete some of the cosmetics in the main area and update the kitchen.

The first phase of the project finished on time, within budget and today, we now have a modernized open concept, fully functional main area, which by the way looks exquisite. “Oh, we were so right to select DWC” !!

See you soon Donovan…

Approximate cost of services:
$50,000.00
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Thank you so much taking the time to write that glowing review Marie and Hugh! I am so appreciative of your kind words and I am honored that you chose us! You are an awesome couple and we loved working with you! You were so hospitable to us and were gracious even through the construction inconvenience! I really hope you love and enjoy your new open concept space and (Marie, your surprise) new walk out to the pool. Looking forward to the next phase (and hopefully more of those amazing smoothies!!!)

Donavon and the DWC team

Mignon in Ajax
Mignon in Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

Basement Reno - Retaining Wall

We hired DWC to renovate our basement apartment. When Donavon came in to provide the quote he suggested to fully gut the basement and rebuild it as the layout was strange and there was so much unused/wasted space.

We are so glad that we decided to go that route because what was beneath was a complete mess. There was a major crack in the foundation that needed immediate attention and the basement was not structurally sound due to poor workmanship of past contractors.

Donavon and his team repaired all of the damage and were able to utilize every inch of space to give us more living space then we had before.
Every suggestion Donavon made panned out. We now have a modern basement apartment that looks great and doesn’t feel like a dungeon.

Donavon and the team are skilled and knowledgeable professionals. They are all friendly and respectful. They did an exceptional job of answering all of our questions (and there were a lot) and providing explanations when asked.
They also kept the construction site clean as they worked which was an added bonus.

We also had DWC build a retaining wall, stairs and put weeping tiles in the backyard. DWC does it all!!

Thank you DWC for a job well done.

Approximate cost of services:
$130,000.00
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Mj, I can truly say it was an honour and a pleasure working with you and your family so much so that we felt like you had adopted us all in!! The original project started on a smaller scale and with an ever growing vision, morphed into somewhat of an overhaul. The transformation was awesome to watch as it progressed but I know it wasn't easy to live within the home while undergoing such major reno's! We appreciate that you were all so gracious throughout the process!

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More about Dwc General Contractor

We at DWC General Contractor take pride in are work , and sky's the limit when it comes to creating a wonderfully space for our clients. We have been in business for over 21 years, with WSIB , fully licensed trades, and with Liability insurance. We specialize in projects from start to finish residential and commercial.

CATEGORIES
Design/Project Management, Basement Renovation, Structural Engineering, Condominium Renovations, Design/Build, Sunrooms, Solariums & Greenhouses, Renovation Advisors, Trim and Moldings, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Kitchen & Bathroom - Cabinets & Design, Home Office Renovation, Home Additions, General Contractors, Framing, Excavation, Demolition, Carpenters, Builders, Bathroom Renovation, Drafting Service, Surveyors, Architects, Building Supplies and Hardware, and Historical Restoration
SERVICES
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement and everything else reno.
SPECIALITIES
We go above and beyond to ensure the quality of the work while being your trusted advisor.
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1996
PAYMENT METHOD
Mastercard, Cheque and e-transfer
LICENSES
All technicians are licensed as required
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
YES. Ask for details. Depends on Project.
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