We are extremely proud of the numerous building projects we have successfully completed, however we are even prouder of the trust our clients continue to place in us for their building and construction needs. That trust is the foundation of our success and the hallmark of our unique process. As full service design build contractors we are privileged read more...
We had the pleasure of doing business with Cory and Desmond a few years ago when we had our older home transformed with a beautiful addition. We had met with 3 different contractors, all with varying experience in the are of home renos. Although Cory and Desmond had the least experience, they had enough experience that we were comfortable placing the job in their hands. They were personable, easy to talk too, explained everything in detail, were accurate in both cost and time frame, and in the end, gave us a beautiful home that exceeded our expectations. Since they have finished, we have had few issues, which have been minor at most, and they have been quick to respond and deal with said issues. We recommend their work and will continue to use them for future products we may have.
From first contact when they showed up to price the job to sign off when the job was complete Macanta was on top of the project. The daily contact while the job was being done was great. They always let me know as the project went along what would not work and what would work better. I have a asked them to price out another renovation project at the club and I am receiving the same great professional service. I would recommend Macanta to anyone wanting it done right and within your budget and one time.
The experience of working with everyone at Macanta, from first to last, has been wonderful. Cory and Desmond were recommended to us by a friend whose kitchen renovation we admired. From our initial conversation through the drafting and permit process, into the build and beyond, the two of them made us feel listened to and understood.
We worked with Cory and his team to improve on our original conception for our addition, and the final design, completed by Macanta’s draftsman, worked even better for us than we’d hoped.
Renovating an old house like ours (built in 1909) presented many challenges. Each of these – from huge ants’ nests in the sunroom we tore down on the back of the house, to insulating issues with the fan in the new addition’s full bathroom – were dealt with systematically and with a remarkable degree of thoroughness. In almost twenty years of our doing renovations and having them done, we have never -- absolutely never -- encountered people who have shown they cared more, and been more conscientious, about the quality of their work.
Corey actually insisted on removing the entire shower in our new addition’s bathroom, as well as a custom-tiled surround, some months following its installation due to a leak. He had the whole structure reinforced and everything reinstalled after being overbuilt to ensure no repeat of the problem. There was no charge for this, and Cory explained that he would rather fix the shower once properly than be less thorough and hope for the best. Macanta very obviously and impressively stands behind its work. They made every rough spot we experienced with our build easier to manage.
Our air conditioner fan was stolen from our yard during the renovation, and so Desmond and Cory obtained a new unit for us (again free of charge). We wanted some additional work done on some other parts of our house not included in the original scope of work, and Desmond arranged with their tradespeople to have it done. Although Macanta’s price was not the lowest we were quoted, it was not unreasonable and, given the way they’ve worked with us to create a lovely and functional addition to our home, more and more it seems like we got a deal.
Any large renovation is stressful and disruptive. Desmond and Cory did everything humanly possible to minimize both of these things for us. The tradesmen they used respected our space and were very nice to our kids. Mess was properly managed and the site totally cleaned up upon the job’s completion.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Macanta to anyone looking for high-quality, and very smart, builders.
Our unique character home needed so much work, we had to seriously consider whether it would be better to sell our home, or go through a major renovation. We had heard many horror stories of renovations gone wrong, with problems, delays, and cost overruns, so we were seriously considering a move to British Columbia to avoid putting our family through renovation stress. Having spoken with numerous tradespeople and general contractors, we felt enough confidence and trust in Cory and Desmond, to further explore the idea of putting some major TLC into our home.
We are glad we did!
Cory and Desmond looked after our home as if it were their own. We even lived in our house during the entire project, along with our two kids, aged 14 and 11, from August to November, 2015. We were in good hands with Cory and Desmond. Our house was beautifully finished, on time and on budget. We are proud to recommend Macanta Design Build to anyone considering a major renovation.
Cory took the time to thoroughly understand our situation, and was a valuable resource as we considered various options. Cory's persistence in researching, combined with his experience building in Manitoba's climate, allowed us to come up with the best solutions for our situation. We felt confident as we agreed on a scope of work that addressed our needs and wants.
Our renovation included a complete gut of the stucco exterior, full electrical upgrade from knob-and-tube to 200-amp service, multiple additional circuits, garage conduit, phone lines, ethernet, hot water heater, HRV, kitchen hood fan, framing, roof, soffits, facia, eavestroughs, doors and windows, Blueskin VP100, James Hardie siding, parging, acrylic chimney stucco, drywall, painting, exterior vents, hose bib and hose reel.
Dealing with Desmond is an absolute pleasure, as he handles things with the grace and professionalism of a concierge at a 5-star resort, yet behind the scenes, he meticulously adjusts the daily work schedule to maximize productivity, minimize downtime and ensure a safe job site that is clean at the end of every day.
Cory was on-site everyday to ensure best practices were being followed by the various trades and that we were satisfied with the progress. Cory ensured no shortcuts were taken and that decisions were always made in the best interest of the home and the homeowner. We were so thankful to have Cory readily available and working hard as our advocate.
Were there problems? Indeed, there were several, and each case stood out as an advantage of hiring Macanta as a general contractor. We had an electrician who was reckless, and Desmond promptly replaced him with a different electrician whose standards are more in line with Cory and Desmond's. The subcontractor installing the siding had suddenly gone out of business, so if we had hired them on our own, we would have been stuck with lost inventory and time. Desmond simply had the siding installed by the framers, who did a better job and were much happier workers. In numerous cases, Cory and Desmond went above and beyond what was written in our contract, by reaching into their own pocket, in order to finish things as if it were their own home. We were treated like family.
Since everything went so well, we went with Cory's recommendations, and redid the kitchen with new plumbing, cabinets, counter, backsplash and appliances!
Our home has been completely transformed and we love living in it! We have had many complements from friends and neighbours. Perhaps the best part has been how smoothly the whole process went. Anyone considering a major home renovation needs to speak with Cory and Desmond of Macanta Design Build.
Macanta Design Build Inc. has a TrustScore™ of 4.7. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas is 3.2. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Customer Reviews||Last 12 Months||All Time|
|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
|Suppliers & Creditors||0||0|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Busines Name(s)||Red Seal Builders(Rated 4.6 / 5)|
|Posted License Information||N/A|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Available upon request|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Yes|
|In Business Since||2014|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2015|
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Macanta Design Build Inc. has been recognized for their skills and expertise by their peers in the following categories
Mancanta Design Build has been a pleasure to work with every time they have us on a job for the past 4 years. Well organized and clear communication are the two factors that make working with Mancanta enjoyable and stress free. Cory and Desmond are very helpful clarifying any questions we may have and making sure the job is done right and on time.
We have done many projects together with Macanta Design Build. They are very professional, expect high quality work and are very easy to work with. We would recommend them to anyone who is looking for renovations, additions and new homes.
From day one working with Macanta has been a pleasure. They are honest, knowledgable and can communicate very well the details to make sure the projects run as smoothly as possible. Highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to have major renovations done.
Our unique design build process is second to none. It has revolutionized the way we are able to serve our clients, and provide them with the best value possible. We would love to show you what we can do.
As General Contractors, we can build, manage, and oversee any type of residential or light commercial construction project, no matter how complex.
Home additions are a major part of what we do. We complete a number of them each year, and can design and build them with efficiency and accuracy.
Taking you through the journey from idea to completion is what we do best. If you are looking to build a new custom home, let us exceed your expectations.
We can convert old or new basements into well designed, functional spaces to allow for extra living space, or even secondary rental suites.
Following our architectural designs, there are many aesthetic decisions to make. We have you covered with the expert help you need.
We provide full scale design and drafting for construction drawings across all types of projects.
We are extremely proud of the numerous building projects we have successfully completed, however we are even prouder of the trust our clients continue to place in us for their building and construction needs. That trust is the foundation of our success and the hallmark of our unique process.
As full service design build contractors we are privileged to have been selected to plan, design, manage and build construction projects ranging from basic renovations to new home construction, structural and commercial building projects. The continuing increase in the number and size of projects for which we have been selected is attributed primarily to satisfied, repeat clients and referrals from previous, satisfied clients.
We are extremely grateful for the trust they continue to place in us and recognize our on-going responsibility to live up to and deserve that trust.
Just a few examples of projects we have completed:
Residential work has always been, and will always continue to be our primary focus. We not only are passionate about it, we do it very well.
New home construction
Single story home additions
Two story home additions
Basement alterations and extensions
Second floor re-builds and add-ons
Major home renovations
Major and minor structural alterations and repairs
Commercial work continues to be our secondary focus. Through referrals, we on occasion receive requests to complete very unique, and challenging projects within the commercial/industrial sector.
Cabela s Canada interior finish carpentry work
Unique commercial bathroom renovations
Custom retail store renovations/developments
Manitoba Youth Center security doors and windows upgrades
Stony Mountain Penitentiary detention equipment on max security addition
Macanta Design Build Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for General Contracting in Winnipeg.
|Main contact(s):||Cory Kloos , Desmond Sweeney|
|Affiliations:||Red Seal Builders(Rated 4.6 / 5)|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2015|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||No|
|Licensing information:||Business does not require a trade license|
|Insurance information:||Insurance information available upon request|
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