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10/10

Before today, I had never heard of Downtown Roofing Repairs- they were selected by my General Contractor as part of a larger overall project. I am very glad he did though because the outcome is 10/10 customer satisfaction. The roofer, Travis, arrived at the scheduled time, introduced himself, was very friendly, explained the work he would do before he started, showed me his work upon completion, and did a great job cleaning up. I could tell he took pride in his work and had great experience. This was a small job that left a lasting impression! Thank you to Tyler and Downtown Roofing Repairs!

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Thank you for the great review Derek. I will let Travis know how pleased you were. We really appreciate the kind words and review.

10/10

Geometra Design Ltd! Where do I start… Gabriele, the star of the show, is not just an amazing architect but also just a fantastic person. His communications skills are excellent and he is such a gentleman in that he provides no bias when listening to both husband and wife, even if those ideas are very different. He has this extraordinary ability to take away the stress and provide meaningful and creative solutions that meet everyone’s needs. He is also not afraid to let you know when one of your ideas is not a good one. He will then take that idea and morph it into a pleasing solution based on his strong educational background and worldly architectural experience. For Gabriele, you can see that architecture is not just his choice of career but also his true passion. He comes from a family of artists and Gabe is no exception to that creative lineage. I highly recommend that you follow him on Instagram because you will gain insight into his creativity, experience, passion, professionalism and you will also find some fun there too. He will not just help you create your vision but is also very savvy on handling the permit process. I can’t believe how quickly we obtained our permits, especially during the covid-19 pandemic. Speaking of which, I’d like to share how well Gabriele handled the onset of the pandemic. We were his first clients that had to switch from in-person based architectural development to virtual due to government restrictions surrounding the pandemic. We found that he adapted and overcame the challenges very quickly. Our virtual meetings went very well and he used technology in a way that still allowed for a creative and interactive process. Gabriele’s interaction with other professionals such as contractors, engineers, and designers is where you will experience his high degree of professionalism. You do not have to worry about waiting for anything because Gabe is always on top of everything, even before you've thought of it. There are many choices for architects in the GTA. I did a lot of research before settling on Geometra Design Ltd. and am so grateful I did. You will thank yourself over-and-over again. If you’re searching for a great architect then you’ll also be looking for a great contractor. I did a lot of research on this front as well. And guess what- Gabriele made that process super easy for us too. Even though I had already interviewed multiple other highly rated houzz and homestars contractors, Gabe’s recommendation stood at the top of my list. We thank you for making this process and experience a very positive one. We are grateful for you, to say the least. All the best to you and your family.

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10/10

Thank you Northern Rainmakers for going above and beyond! You definitely met and exceeded the expectations I had when I originally came on Homestars and spent all that time trying to find the right sprinkler company. I did meet with other companies reviewed with high percentages but what really won me over was the friendly, caring, and professional vibe that I got from Northern Rainmakers. And yes, for those wondering, their price is competitive compared to the other quotes that I received. My experience with Northern Rainmakers started with a very prompt response from a request on Homestars to get a quote. One of the owners, Jamie, came out the next day to meet with me. What a nice and down-to-earth guy! I was most impressed with how well he listened and how he really took his time to explain how their services would accomplish what I was looking for. He didn't make me feel like he was in a rush or that I was just another customer. You could tell that he truly cares. He even flagged out where all the sprinkler heads, valve box, and controller would go. This helped me a lot in terms of visualizing the system and especially for Jamie and I to come to a consensus on how to best meet my gardens needs. I like that this company recommends Hunter and Rainbird products. If you've ever looked into a sprinkler system, you may already know that these are the most reputable brands in the industry and Northern Rainmakers only wants to use the best. I had a few special requests for particular parts (ie. a particular controller and flow sensor) and they were happy to provide. Now that I have a wifi system that I can control on my phone and is connected to local weather stations, I feel like I got exactly what I was looking for. My install date was booked in during a busy season so I would've had to wait a few weeks but a cancellation came up and I was able to get the job done a lot sooner thanks to Crystal in the office. The scheduling and all communications, following the initial quote, were all handled through her. Having spoke with her on a few occasions, I can tell you that she is very friendly, organized, professional, and quick to respond by email or answer by phone. This played a big factor in deciding which company to choose. On the day of the install I was a bit nervous because I've put a lot of time, effort, and money into my lawn and gardens so it was really important to me that they were careful, especially around my more rare evergreens and Japanese Maples. This is where they really shined! Without me asking, they figured out how to route all the underground hoses with barely running any through the gardens and, when all was said and done, you could hardly tell that trenches were dug all over. During cleanup, the crew even got down on their hands and knees to rake by hand throughout the gardens and lawn to clear any built up dirt and to spread the existing mulch back nicely around all the plants. What was also nice is that I didn't find one piece of construction material or garbage anywhere. In closing, they take pride in their work and that's what I'm always looking for. It's not just about the quality of install, it's a lot about the service you will receive before, during, and after that really makes the difference. Thank you Northern Rainmakers! I look forward to seeing you again during opens, closes, and when I'm finished designing the backyard.

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hi Derek. thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you were happy with the service. hearing your kind of reviews makes the job worth doing. see you in the spring.
Jamie