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Measure Up Contracting Ltd.

Located in: Edmonton | Main Contact: Darrel Thiessen | WebsiteTel: 780-903-3508
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Measure Up Contracting Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2012 for Decks in Edmonton.

Measure Up Contracting Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Decks in Edmonton.

More than 20 years experience in the construction industry has lead me to where I am now. From years in new home Construction and Customer Service helping clients with the completion and the multitude of warranty issues associated with new homes, to being the Site Superintendent for one of Edmonton's Best Home Builders on homes valued from $300K-$1M! Providing the design and building Rustic Pine Kitchens custom made from scratch for your cabin or cottage....From the installation of natural and manufactured Rock to concrete block install and repairs.....Not to mention the Decks, Framing, Finishing and Renovation background from where I got my start.

Bottomline...If you prefer to have your Contractor 'hands-on' for a large part of the construction instead of someone running your project from afar...That's Me. That being said, not always will I be the only Tradesman on site, as jobs that demand tight timelines and various Trades are needed, I have a select group of Quality Tradesmen and Women that I rely on to help me bring a project to completion in a timely manner with great results!

My intent is to be there for the Client, to have open communication and to be able to adapt to changing situations with little to no issue. I Look forward to being a part of your important Project! Thank-you.

Nothing more rewarding than my Clients total accomplish this, I must....MEASURE UP!

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15 Customer Reviews

rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: May 29 2014

from Edmonton

Shingles, Eavestroughs, Siding, Stone Work

Had 3 contractors bid on the work. Darrel had the best quote. One said they could have it done in about 6 weeks. Darrel assured us he could have it done by the end of the month. Work stated on May 12 and completed on May 24. A beautiful job done by all his tradesmen. We are very happy and satisfied with all the improvements to our house. Any work in the future we will certainly contact Measure Up Contacting. Thank You Darrell and your team

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: May 9 2014

from Edmonton

Residential Renovations: Deck, Shingles, Insulation, Decorative Cultured Stone Masonry

At this point I have hired Measure Up Contracting for four different jobs over the space of a year ($12,000+ worth of work in 2013-2014). Darrel and his team have done excellent work every time. He is an excellent tradesman himself and seems to have a line on some great subcontractors when he has agreed to general contract some work. I don't use the Yellow Pages anymore to find a contractor -- I just call Darrel. Always courteous and fair. Worth every penny!

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Mar 25 2014

from Edmonton

Dryer Ductwork in Attic

Darrell did a great job fixing a botched job from my home builder. My dryer is located on the second floor of my town home, and the ductwork goes directly through the attic and to the roof. For 2 winters now, whenever I ran a heavy load of laundry the steam would go through the ductwork, become condensation and vaporize and leak out one of the ductwork joints and down into the wall. I was dealing with major cracked walls and moisture damage. Darrell, replaced the metal ductwork with insulated flex ductwork and created a drip loop to fix the problem. Very professionally done. He also noticed one of the vents on the roof was loose and close to falling and fixed it free of charge. I would highly recommend him, and would definitely use his company's services again!

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Jan 29 2014

from Edmonton

Basement Water Damage Repair

We hired Measure Up Contracting to repair water damage to our basement. Darrel wasn't the lowest quote that we received but he was much more thorough than anyone else. He subcontracted the foundation repair to ensure it was done by people who specialize in that work and was able to get a better rate from them than we asked for an estimate on a separate occasion. He passed the savings on to us. Unlike other contractors we've hired in the past for various projects, Darrel always arrived when he said he would and put in a full day's work. He was very courteous and exceeded our expectations by finishing before Christmas even though the timeline was very tight. From his estimate through his workmanship, Darrel's attention to detail is exceptional. He will be the first person we call for future projects.

Thanks very much Darrel!

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Dec 17 2013

from Edmonton

Garage Frame Repair and Entrance Door Replacement

One Friday before the first big snowfall this winter, I drove the car into the garage and bumped into my garage frame and broke my entrance garage door. I was panic and look forward to finding someone could come in to check the damage for me over the weekend.

I kept calling all resources I could find. Other than voicemail, Darrel from Measure Up contracting is the only one to pick up my phone. Thanks, God. And I even remember it's 10:30 at night. Darrel listened to my description of the garage damage and explain to me with patience all the possibility of damage could be. And he agreed to come to check the site the next day (it's a Satureday). After Darrel checking the site, he came up with the repair plan and quote right away. All the repair were done in a week. Measureup contracting's work is nice, sleek and clean. Now my garage is brand new as before. Darrel even shared a lot of house maintainance tip with my husband when he did the work for us. If my house need more work done in the future, I definitely will hire them again. Or I will recommend them to any friend that need nice contracting job done.

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Oct 18 2013

from Iqaluit

New Deck

My husband and I own a house in Saint Albert but we live in the Arctic. Our rental property needed a new deck and we went with Darrel's company. He walked us through every step of the process, handled all the city paper work for us and answered any questions we had. He was extremely prompt in his responses. He keep us up to date as to the progress of our deck and sent us several pictures of the finished product. All in all, we are extremely pleased with his work.

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rating 4.5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 3 Cleanliness 5 Budget 4 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Sep 25 2013

from Edmonton

Outside Deck

Measure Up built us a two-tiered outside deck along the full side of our house in Mill Woods. We booked the build in late September 2012 but Measure Up was not able to get construction underway until May 2013. However, once the snow was gone, the deck completion was delivered within a week in early May, as promised. Darrel pulled a permit for the deck as per City of Edmonton requirements and provided the design documentation to the City. The completed deck passed inspection with flying colors -- no problems whatsoever. The choice and quality of materials was excellent, site clean-up was thorough. Darrel was courteous throughout. He kept us well-informed about his progress and always advised us about our options as the build progressed. We would hire Measure Up again, for sure.

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Aug 9 2013

from Edmonton

New Roof (House/Garage), Eavestroughs, Fascia, Soffits, Window Capping and Entrance Threshold Repairs

Our company hired Measure Up Contracting Ltd. July 2013 to remove/replace the shingles, fascia, soffits, window capping and threshold repairs at our employee housing location. Darrel the Owner of Measure Up Contracting Ltd. replied to our inquiry in less than 24 hours and we received a quote within two days of initial contact. We chose Measure Up Contracting out of five other contactors based on excellent reviews from this site and because of Darrel's quick replies and competitive pricing. Throughout the project, the Measure Up Contracting crew was polite, courteous and took pride in their workmanship. The job site was always clean and well maintained by the crew too.

We highly recommend Measure Up Contracting and look forward to working with Darrel and his crew again in the near future!

Crystal B.

TFL Industrial - Assistant Operations Manager

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Jul 23 2013

from Edmonton

Deck Replacement/Repair, Electrical Work in House and Garage

We had the pleasure of having Measure Up Contracting work on our deck and complete some electrical work in the house/garage. Darrel and workers were very knowledgeable and courteous at all times. The work that needed to be done was completed in a timely and professional manner. Darrel went out of his way to make sure Don and I were happy with the results. The cleanup and taking away of old material was excellent. We will definitely be contacting Measure Up when we need future work done at our home. Overall, it was a very positive experience and we feel fortunate that we found Darrel to do this work for us.

Anne and Don

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Mar 17 2013

from edmonton

Performed Professional Services

Measure Up Contracting was quick and adaptable to a quickly changing schedule, as well as moving deadlines. they stuck to their budgets and performed professional services for a quality price. i have continued to use them for various projects and will continue to do so.

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rating 4.8
Quality of Work 4 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Feb 1 2013

from Edmonton

Large Deck Project

We had a large deck project with very tight timelines. Darrel over delivered and met all our expectations. He is extremely trustworthy, and excellent communicator who always keeps you aprised of what is happening during the project. He ensures he discusses changes in project scope with you, shows up on time, is very courteous, and maintains a safe clean work site. We would not hesitate to hire him again, and have recommended him to friends and family.

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rating 4.8
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 4 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Nov 22 2012

from Edmonton

Renovations To Our Home

From the start of the renovations Darrel was a true professional in every way. The tradesman he used were clean, courteous, polite and a pleasure to have around. They treated the renovations to our home as if it was their own home they were working on. They identified and corrected hidden problems when they were discovered. I would highly recommend using Measure Up Contracting Ltd. to my family and friends. It was a pleasure dealing with them.

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Nov 15 2012

from Edmonton

Well Done Darrel

We hired Darrel from Measure Up Contracting on the recommendation of a friend. We are most definitely glad we did!

Darrel did exactly what we wanted and the results were fantastic. He does quality work and pays attention to even the smallest details. We were extremely happy with his work and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a competent contractor. His pricing was fair and what he quoted us was what we paid. No extra surprises when he presented his bill.

Well done Darrel!

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Sep 18 2012

from Edmonton

Great Service and Workmanship

Measure Up Contracting met all of our expectations. Great service, workmanship, professional and timely. Will use this company again in the future as well as recommend to our family and friends!

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rating 5
Quality of Work 5 Timeliness 5 Cleanliness 5 Budget 5 Communication 5 Courteous 5
Posted: Jun 15 2012

from Edmonton

Deck Project

I hired Measure Up Contracting for a deck project. I received quotes from a few other contractors and my first impression after meeting Darrel was to hire him for the project. I am very impressed with the outcome. Darrel went above and beyond what I expected. He was very couteous, trustworthy and caring. He met the timeline that he gave me, which was very important to me. As Darrel knows, I have many other projects that need to be done on my property, and I will definitely hire his company again without any further thougt. I recommend him highly.

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Services Offered

Basement Renovations

From start to finish and everything in between, including framing, insulation, fireplaces, wiring, plumbing and all aspects of finishing, from matching the look of the main floor to a new, contemporary look. Bring that '70s basement into 2014!

Bathroom Renovations

A bathroom renovation will always be best if complete. There is a lot of choices that are practical and fuctional and some that are so over the top amazing. It's hard to decide sometimes but if its basic or extravagant, you always get what you pay for.


Many aspects of finishing including baseboards, casing, shelving, trim, interior doors, exterior doors, basic cabinets. Renew the look of your home with some simple changes.


Around the kitchen, or the bathroom, outside on the windows and doors...prevent damage by maintaining the caulking around your home.


Ahh, my passion! In wood, vinyl, composite and cedar. From simple and basic, to custom and Completely maintenance free, including Aluminum Rail in Glass, Basket, or picket...etc made for your special project. Your old deck's days are numbered...Call Measure Up Contracting Ltd.


Basic drywall repairs, replacement, Small jobs of mudding and taping....we'll do what you need and help finish off that to-do list.


Providing you and your project with a quality and qualified Electrician. In business for many years to look after your residential or commercial needs. Fully covered and insured.


Every spring the calls come in for fencing and things related...I have post drilling and fence building contracting companies to assist me to bring your project to completion.


Framing is so much a part of most other construction and renovation projects. It is the most required trade for many other trades to build on and around. Let me know what you have and let's build!

Garage Construction

New construction, renovation, garage doors and openers. Concrete replacement too. Siding, soffit and eavestroughs. New roofing or re-roofing too.

General Contracting

This category is primarily a sum of all i do. I have built my Skills, Experience and Reputation the only way one can...Through many years on the jobsite, starting at the bottom and working my way up as the years go by. Look to Measure Up Contracting for all your Construction needs!

Handyman Services

Those odds and ends, the honey do list, the typical DIYer has many of these projects and we are here to help with them...Or just some advice? No problem, let me know what's on your list.

Home Restoration

If you are faced with some repairs due to some unexpected disaster, let us know..... we are equipped to help with your general repairs and get you back and better then where it started.


Whether you need the attic topped off with a blow-in type insulation or need a basement or a Garage insulated and vapor barriered. We can help.

Kitchen Renovations

Complete Kitchen Renovations. From Custom made Pine kitchens for your cabin or cottage, to flat-pack style Ikea/Homedepot Brands.


There are very few products out there the can transform the look on the front of a house, business, Cabin, a fireplace, or an front entry feature wall, like Stone! Make your move and make a Statement that all will approve!


Painting usually is an aspect of many of my projects and I am able to carry out simple projects up to larger areas with the help of trusted crews I have used for years.


I have a couple trusted and qualified plumbers ready to help with your projects, from new construction, commercial and residential or renos of all to help.

Property Maintenance

Smaller, Handyman type Jobs for larger properties. Currently helping with a large, Senior Citizen High-rise in downtown Edmonton doing drywall repairs, and painting including whole suite repaints.


Need to re-roof your house, garage or shed? Need a new home shingled? Need some help to pin point a leak? We can help.


Siding, facia, and soffit. And when the job is too big for one person, I have two trusted Crews I have a long working relationship with that I rely on to see the bigger jobs through.

Windows and Doors

Upgrading to more enegy efficient windows is a phonecall away, can integrate exterior renovation like new siding, capping and even interior trim renewal with new windows and doors.

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Location and Coverage Area

Address: 848 Millbourne Rd. East, Edmonton AB T6K 0S3 | Service area: 60KM

Additional Information

Residential work: Yes 24hr service: No Legal structure: Incorporated

Commercial work: Yes Accepts credit cards: No Year started: 2012

Offers financing: No Employees: 1

Licensing Information: Licensing information available upon request

Insurance Information: Insurance information available upon request

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4.9 rating
4.9 / 5 from 15 Reviews | Write a Review
Overall Rating Summary
Quality of Work Quality 4.9
Timeliness Timeliness 4.8
Cleanliness Cleanliness 5
Stayed on Budget Budget 4.9
Communication Communication 5
Courteous Courteous 5
TrustedPros Best Of 2013

Measure Up Contracting Ltd. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Decks in Edmonton.

TrustedPros Best Of 2012