G D R Contracting Inc.

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Etobicoke ON M9W 6M6
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findtom
findtom
2 reviews Toronto, ON
2/10

TV/Projector Mounting Project

I hate to leave a negative review, but I'm going to leave the review I wish I had read before engaging this company's services.

On the plus side, the worker sent to do the job, Sal, was friendly and arrived roughly on time. He was flexible to work through the inevitable issues, and stayed quite late even though the job was not completed.

Looking at a bill for over $800 at the end of the day, and the state of the job, I raised a few issues first contacting Sal directly, and when he didn't reply I raised the issues with GDR after they contacted me to schedule completing it. The issues I had were:

1) Even though the details of the job were well described in advance including with photos, Sal didn't have the necessary tools and materials to do the job. The job required fishing wires, and a tool to do so, since he didn't have one with him, he had to cut an excessive amount of holes in the wall. These holes then need to be patched/sanded and eventually the whole wall painted. This would not have been necessary, or at the very least severely reduced if he had the proper tools with him.

2) Even though I'm downtown within 10 minutes of a hardware store, Sal left in the middle of the day to get materials and was gone for nearly 2 hours. These were materials that again, he should have picked up on the way to the job, and I was charged 2 hours of labor + the cost of materials which were actually barely used and he took them with him at the end of the day, so approximately 25% of the total bill and $200+ of my money for this excursion.

3) Overall the pace of work was slow. Multiple trips down to the truck, etc.. all at $70/hour. The time he spent packing up his tools and chatting at the end of the day were also charged.

All this combined meant I could see this being spun into a multi day, multi thousand dollar job when it shouldn't have been.

When GDR contacted me to schedule another day of work I replied with the issues I had, in a very respectful and reasonable as above. I fully expected we could resolve them and finish the job. Reducing the bill for the 2 hours of getting materials, sending a different worker, I was really open to anything at that point.

It took a full week for any response which was that they wanted to discuss it on the phone. I sent my phone number, after a few times back and forth, I never received a single call or text or attempt to contact me.

When their accounting starting following up to pay the bill, I did. I once again, re-iterated my issues and received a reply from GDR stating (SIC):

"There has been alot of ongoing issues since this pandemic and everyone took a hit wether it was financially or mentally. We apologize for the miscommunication and we are looking into this issue, Thank you for addressing this! "

Essentially a completely empty/useless reply.

I am sympathetic to challenges during the pandemic, we are all dealing with this, but it's completely unprofessional to simply put this on the customer without any responsibility. To make no attempt whatsoever to discuss or address my issues let alone take any responsibility for them. They are sending people out to do jobs, billing their hours at a profit, they should be taking some responsibility for the quality and value of the work that is done. But they didn’t, at all.

So I moved on, I hired a contractor directly a freelance site instead. The contractor contacted me in advance of the job to confirm everything and make sure they had the necessary tools and supplies (including the tool for fishing wires!). They finished the job which was probably less than half done for just over $200 all in. The contrast of efficiency of work and professionalism and value was so vastly different from GDR that I reached out to GDR one last time to say that I genuinely felt ripped off by the work that was done and what I was charged.

This final contact was completely ignored (I sent it 4 days ago).

Very disappointing to have such a complete lack of effort or any kind of after sales service, I can only say I'm glad to have not thrown good money after bad continuing to work with this company.

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Dan in Toronto
Dan in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Baseboard Repair

We were worried our baseboard repair job would be considered too small for a decent contracting company to take on. G D R was happy to do the job on the timeline we needed. Sal was courteous and efficient. The work looks great and the price was reasonable, not sure what more you could ask for. Strongly recommend.

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

Great work - asked right questions and got job done

GDR asked all the right questions before starting the job, got it done safely and cleaned up after. No surprises and helpful with some tips along the way. Great work.

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Company Response

It's all about communication right :)
Thank you so much for the kind words, we also enjoyed working for you. Thank you again!

Sam in Toronto
Sam in Toronto
1 review Brampton, ON
10/10

Great Value and Fast Service

I needed a grab bar installed in my bathroom for my 85-year-old mother who was coming for Christmas. I did not have much time. Great Company to deal with. The customer service was great with Anthony. Great price and Sal came the next day. 100% recommend for small jobs.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for the compliment.
If you ever need our service in the future, please don't hesitate to call us :)

Thank you!

sandman21
sandman21
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Great Work Done By A Nice Guy

Handyman work and a big job done on our eavestrough by Sal. Great work that he clearly cared about. Sal was up for whatever, no job too big or too small - he got right to it!

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Company Response

Thank you for the opportunity and kind words, it was a pleasure. Sincerely, GDR Team

Private User
Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Electrical for Commercial Retrofit Potlights

I work for a property management company who services large scale industrial and commercial properties and often need contracting work done. I reached out to Joey awhile back and have not been disappointed since. He is very professional and prompt with his correspondence and his work. I was extremely satisfied with the lighting work he completed at our building. We were able to get everything done on time and on budget. I will continue to use Joey for my general contracting needs whether it be for electrical, or general renovations.

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Company Response

Thank you Rose, we are looking forward to doing many more projects together!

Fiaad
Fiaad
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Concrete formwork, reinforcement, pour, finish

Construction projects are never easy to deal with. GDR Contracting made this process less stressful. Once he reviewed the scope of work, Joe explained the products he would use and established a schedule with a cost breakdown.
I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a stress free professional contractors.

Thank you Joe & GDR contracting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

Glad you are happy with the finished product, hopefully can do more projects in the future with you!

Erica Q.
Erica Q.
1 review Caledon, ON
10/10

Kitchen Renovation

As eager new home owners on a budget, we did our very best to tackle a massive renovation without the help of professionals. When the going got tough, we had no choice but to bring in the big boys. We were so impressed with Giuseppe’s work ethic and skill. He helped us look at our space in a completely different way. GDR transformed our design and now our kitchen is both aestheticly pleasing

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

It was my pleasure Erica. hope you and you and your husband enjoy your new kitchen!

pinamacri68
pinamacri68
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Laminate flooring

Great experience with this company overall. Clean and reliable workmanship. Stayed close to target deadline without rushing. Answered all our questions with patience. End product looks awesome. In love with my new floors. Would definitely use again and certainly recommend.

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Company Response

Thank you again ! Customer satisfaction is what we thrive on :)

Peachy in Etobicoke
Peachy in Etobicoke
2 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

Industrial electrical work

Own an auto repair shop and my compressor stopped working. My Business was shut down. I purchased a larger compressor which meant all new wiring and breakers. Hired Joe from GDR Contracting Inc. He came the next day, with all the required supplies, and I was up and running within a couple of hours. Joe provided fast, excellent & efficient service. Would highly recommend!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

Thank you, looking forward to working with you again in another project!

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More about G D R Contracting Inc.

Welcome to G D R Contracting Inc. We are a general contracting company servicing the GTA mostly. We specialize in both commercial and residential sectors covering numerous areas such as: *** Home Renovations, Exterior Work, Electrical Retrofits, Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations Painting Drywall installation Taping (Mudding) Patch & Repair water ...
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