From the Partners of Brentwood Contracting: By now you have read through the profiles of a dozen companies, or you are about to. Each one boasts the high quality of their workmanship and and has a list of impecable references. Well so do we. What separates our company from the others is our high level of professionalism. We listen carefully to read more...
Mike and Mel were fantastic. Super responsive from the get go, provided us with full disclosure on timing, costs and handled the entire permitting process start to finish.
The labourers were on time, delivered an exceptional product at each phase and the garage turned out amazing, above our high expectations.
Brentwood satisfied all our criteria and built a great garage. We would recommend their services to anyone looking for a turn key process, from demo, to permitting to construction. Start to finish, they were done in less than 4 weeks, as promised. Overall could not be happier. Amazing.
We chose Brentwood because they had done two other garages on our street, and they both looked great. I spoke with the homeowners, and they gave Mel and Mike great reviews.
We started talks in May, 2016, and had a contract signed in June. However, because there were issues with trees and Toronto's stupid bylaws, we had to go to the city's Committee of Adjustments. We filed in July, and were told we couldn't get to committee until NOVEMBER!! Note: this isn't Mike/Mel's fault - it's the stupid city making us wait months to essentially rubber stamp our permit (and collect $2000), as we were getting the same "adjustment" as had already been given to the other garages on the street. OK, end of rant.
The existing structure was nearly 100 years old, and was close to falling down. In fact, the week before the garage was torn down, a section of roof caved in! Mike/Mel's team came in the next week, tore the whole thing down in less than a day, and cleaned up the site. All of the trades who worked for them were very good, IMHO. Everyone showed up on time, and did a very professional job. I think that's a testimony to the company - they respect their trades, and it's clear the trades respect them.
Mel and Mike accommodated a few late requests (they built a small workbench for me, installed a light over it, etc.), but the job was still done very quickly - less than a month from tear down to finish, and that was in Toronto's very rainy spring of 2017.
We are delighted with the finished product, and would not hesitate to recommend Mike and Mel to anyone. They are both friendly and easy to talk to, and seem genuinely concerned that the job is done well, and people are happy.
I was so impressed with Brentwood Contracting from start to finish.
We had a detached garage built in September 2016 and each stage went like clockwork even finishing ahead of schedule. I was informed of every detail of the project and what steps would be taken each day. The communication was great. Every worker was very professional and the worksite was kept very clean impressing even my neighbours! I would highly recommend anyone to use their services. City permits and inspections were all part of the project!
We had a terrible garage that we wanted to do something about from the moment me and my partner moved in. Initially, we had thought about renovating to avoid dealing with the city, but decided against it.
Really, we didn't care too much about exact specifications for the garage, we were more concerned with getting a building permit for it. Since Etobicoke zoning bylaws are wierd, there is really no provision for a corner lot to have a detached garage. Because of how our property is shaped, an attached garage was also not an option. So we had to take it to the minor variances committee. This went well and was approved with some caveats. We met all of those and finally got our building permit.
It took one day to get rid of the old garage, one day for the concrete forms, then a day to pour the concrete. Then a week of curing, then one day we had a garage. Over the next few days, the trim, shingles doors, and electric were put in.
The final inspection is due in a couple days. We have a beautiful garage with a door that works.
The process took a long time for us, but Mel stuck with it and now we have our garage.
The work work wasn't cheap, but I think it was well worth it. The build quality looks and feels solid, and everything was cleaned up when they finished.
The only thing with 4 out of 5 stars is communication, I felt like I did much of the chasing for updates, though the response was always prompt when I did, it would have been nice to get updates more proactively.
Brentwood Contracting has a TrustScore™ of 4.8. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Toronto and the surrounding areas is 3.6. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Posted License Information||Yes|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||1989|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2007|
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From the Partners of Brentwood Contracting: By now you have read through the profiles of a dozen companies, or you are about to. Each one boasts the high quality of their workmanship and and has a list of impecable references. Well so do we.
What separates our company from the others is our high level of professionalism. We listen carefully to your needs and work with you towards attaining the results you want and expect from a company you have put your faith in. We work with you every step of the way and invite your input on how the project is progressing. It's your home, it's your money and we believe you have a right to get the best job possible, on time and on budget.
Mike brings with him 22 years of experience in the renovation field. As the Facility Manager of a large property management company he was responsible for managing the leasehold improvements in two office buildings on Bay Street as well as a number of other buildings throughout the city of Toronto. His experience and success in this field provides him with the credentials he needs to manage any size job, whether it be a commercial office building or your own home. Speaking with Mike about your project will enstill in you the confidence you want when choosing a contractor for your project.
Mel runs the business end of the company. His 25 years of business experience means that there will be no misunderstandings when contracts are prepared and signed or when money changes hands. Our obligation to you is clearly spelt out before you sign. You get the job you have paid for, with no short cuts or add-ons. We stand behind the work that you have paid for. We make sure you get the results you want.
Comparison - shopping is your guarantee to get the best workmanship for the best price. Our prices are competitive within the industry.
It costs you nothing to have us drop by to discuss your project with us, so you have nothing to lose.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Brentwood Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Garage Construction in Toronto.
Brentwood Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Garage Construction in Toronto.
Brentwood Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Garage Construction in Toronto.
Brentwood Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Garage Construction in Toronto.
|Main contact(s):||Mike Paradisi , Mel Rosenblatt|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2007|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||Yes|
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