Do you have a fence, deck or shed that needs repair or replacement? We can turn your old deck or transform any new space into something amazing. We offer the highest quality materials and craftsmanship at very reasonable rates, Look to us to handle your next project. We have years of experience in all types outdoor custom carpentry and const read more...
A big thanks to Justin for taking a job on short notice. The workmanship was great and the price was reasonable. He explained the procedure and products necessary in a clear and understandable manner. Great job. We will be using him again in the near future. Peter Smith
We are extremely pleased with our deck. Garrett did the vast majority the work and we are very happy with it. Initially, Justin mis-measured the size of the deck we requested. After the frame was built, he realized that the edge of the frame ended halfway in our window rather than past the window as we had originally requested. Obviously, we did not want railing there. This was a difference of 9". When we asked Garrett and Justin about this they said it was no big deal and that after the inspector checked it they'd add on a 9" overhang, keeping in mind that our deck is shaped like half of an octagon so one side would have no longer been symmetrical with the other. They said don't worry, we wouldn't notice. We were not pleased with this and told them that we wanted a symmetrical deck. We were paying over $6,000 and we should get what we asked for. Since Justin had made a 9" error, we let him know that we were no longer comfortable with him working on our deck without his father-in-law (who is phenomenal- extremely knowledgeable & has an amazing work ethic). The framework was corrected after we expressed our displeasure and now looks great!
Let me start by saying that I am writing this review because we hired North of 9 Contracting because of the reviews they received here and the fact they they even won "Best of Trusted Pros 2015." I have waited a few days since Justin finished my fence because I was pretty upset with the poor workmanship and I didn't want to write an angry review but rather an honest and factual review. I hired North of 9 Contracting to build my fence and deck and three other people on my street followed suit (with a fence). Quite frankly, I do not believe our fence is worth the money we paid. We paid over $40 per linear foot and the fence we got did not meet our expectations. Justin's quote was significantly higher than others, which was a concern myself and my neighbors shared. However, I believed that I was going to have an amazing fence and Justin would use quality materials. This was not the case. I have a fence that is just okay at best. Something that seemed odd to my neighbors was the fact that he wanted most of the money up front. The total cost of our deck and fence came to just over $12,000. Roughly $6,000 for the fence and $6,000 deck. He wanted over $8,000 upfront although our deck was not started until almost three months later. Again, not a big concern for a newbie like me as I trusted he was going to do an amazing job. Another thing that bothered me was the fact that he was coming and going a lot. He worked an average of 3-5 hrs/day. Something always seemed to come up and he had to leave early. Some days he didn't bother to show up at all. When he didn't show up he wouldn't even call to say he wasn't coming. So of course my wife was waiting around all day for no reason. This did not seem professional. However, this was not a primary concern of mine because I was paying for the job not by the day. When I went out to check on his work I noticed that the fence boards were not tight from day 1. When I expressed this concern he said there was nothing he could do. Now, a couple of weeks have passed and some gaps are so big I can fit my hand through. Thankfully, he did come back to correct a few of the gaps. However, I can only imagine what the fence will look like in the spring. I just paid over $6,000 for a fence and I am already thinking that I will be replacing all the fence boards next year. With the workmanship on our fence, I do not feel as though I would recommend North of 9 Contracting at their price point. If the price point was lower and someone wanted a decent fence then it would be perfect. However, we paid top dollar and expected the work to reflect that. To Justin's credit, he is a nice guy who tries extremely hard to please his clients. Without argument, he came back to repair things that we had asked to be repaired. Unfortunately, my neighbors are just as displeased with their fences as I am with mine. However, they may not take the time to write a review.
North of 9 Contracting has a TrustScore™ of 4.7. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Barrie and the surrounding areas is 3.4. 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|
|Posted License Information||Available upon request|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Yes|
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|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||2013|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2015|
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Do you have a fence, deck or shed that needs repair or replacement?
We can turn your old deck or transform any new space into something amazing. We offer the highest quality materials and craftsmanship at very reasonable rates, Look to us to handle your next project. We have years of experience in all types outdoor custom carpentry and construction. We offer full 3D drawings and plans for any project.
Custom: Decks, Fences, Sheds, Fire pits, Out door BBQ and kitchen areas, vinyl Siding, and more.
We can bring your ideas to life or let us design something for you!
North of 9 Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Decks in Barrie.
North of 9 Contracting was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Fencing in Barrie.
|Main contact(s):||Justin Bogdanow|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2015|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||Yes|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information:||Licensing information available upon request|
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