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10/10

I hired Massimo to paint and spruce up a former rental unit for me to move into in March and I cant praise him and his team highly enough. I was in a bad situation because the contractor Id hired to renovate took about five weeks to perform very little work and rip me off. Massimo saved the day! He showed up within a day of my call looking for a quote, started work the following week and was done a week later. Massimo and his team spent 4 solid days on prep alone, removed a half demoed closet and replaced it with a kneeling wall, built shelves in another closet, arranged for someone to replace the kitchen backsplash on a Sunday (!) and he also got sub contractors to install a bathroom vanity, do some unexpected plumbing and electrical work. Three coats of paint later and the place was transformed. My house is over 100 years old, in rough shape (crooked everything) I didnt have the budget for proper renovation so the end result wasnt HGTV, but it was amazing! Massimo is not the cheapest contractor out there and you dont always get what you pay for, but his work is top notch: hes fast, professional, accommodating, great at problem solving and an all-round nice guy. He show up early, works like stink while on site and cares about the final product. A shout out to his team is also in order because Daniele and Ricardo are fantastic. If I ever have to do a job like this again, Massimo will be my first call. I recommend him without reservation.

Approximate cost of services:
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10/10

From my first meeting with Rob to discuss re-siding my house with Hardie board, PCL has gone above and beyond what most contractors will do. Before even beginning the project, Rob provided three different quotes/options for the siding (it took me a while to realize Rob’s original approach was the right one), answered all my questions and generally displayed the patience of a saint. Whenever a problem arose or I changed my mind about something or expanded the scope of the project, Rob responded immediately and got his team or other contractors to sort things out. As for the quality of PCL’s workmanship, it is excellent. My house is 130-years-old and there were a number of surprises and challenges along the way that got dealt with quickly and professionally: three layers of siding that had to be removed, asbestos, windows and doors that stuck out too far after removing that many layers of house, shoddy work from previous renovations and a lot of finessing to compensate for crooked everything. Rob’s team, led by Greg, who is all about the little details that kick things up a notch from a good job to a great job, took everything in stride. Greg always talked me through the problem, presented options and helped me make big and small decisions about what to do. With Greg running the show, a lot of angst and meltdowns were averted! Regarding budget, this was a well managed project. The only person who blew the budget was me by constantly adding on extra work. When working through the scope and project quote, I asked Rob what sort of contingency fund I should budget for given the age of my house, neglect and unknown damage from water and carpenter ants, all of which were issues. Barring structural damage, Rob said 10 per cent would more than cover any problems that might need to be addressed. He was right on the money— including unexpected and pricey asbestos abatement, extra costs associated with the original scope of the quote fell well within 10 per cent of the total budget. Finally, I have to give a shout out to Greg, Frank, Carlos, TK and Sergio who worked their magic and did such an excellent job. Working from home due to Covid, I can’t imagine spending 4.5 weeks with a better or nicer group of people taking over my yard, tearing my house apart and putting it all back together again. Their integrity, work ethic, skill and craftsmanship, camaraderie and good humour made a long, noisy, dirty and disruptive process a pleasure. They were also great with my neighbours, who watched the project unfold. Everybody liked the guys, was impressed with the quality of their work and have nothing but compliments about the finished product. I can’t recommend PCL highly enough. PCL is not the cheapest company they’re worth every penny!

Approximate cost of services:
$60,000.00
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Company Response

Thank Laurie
Your words are very kind and its people like yourself that make our job easy to accomplish. Thank you for trusting us with your new beautiful home.

Robert