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Deck and Juliet balcony railings

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A review for ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORKS

Aug 29, 2012, Mississauga

Asad and Miryam are lovely people to deal with, very responsive, show up when they say they will, and produce a quality product with great workmanship and appearance. In the past, I have had occasion to work with other railings manufacturers and found they were unreliable. This time, I looked at Homestars before making a choice of railing supplier and selected Architectural Iron Works based on the strong positive ratings they have received from other homeowners. I can now be added to that list, as I am very satisfied with the product and the service I received. The railings look great and they add considerable beauty (and value) to my deck and home.

Company Response:

Dear Customer, Thanks for your review. I really appreciate it. Hope we can work again for you or you could be a good reference to your neighbors, friends and family any time they need Iron Works. Asad & Maryam Mehrabi, ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.

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2 sets stained glass french doors

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A review for Stained Glass By Carl

Feb 10, 2012, Mississauga

It has actually been 10 years since Carl designed and installed two sets of custom stained glass french doors in my home. The design process was interesting and a lot of fun. I had only a vague idea of what I wanted to achieve and Carl helped a lot in clarifying that idea into an initial design which could then be refined and altered until I was happy. All of this, of course, was done on full size paper sketches and then these were translated into the most stunning pieces of functional art I have ever seen. The finished pieces have been the subject of countless compliments and as Carl promised, I continued to enjoy these pieces every single day. The workmanship was superb and despite daily use the doors look as beautiful after 10 years as they did on the day of installation. I have since sold that house and will most probably be working with Carl on some custom work for my new (hundred year old) home.

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Love this place!

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A review for Zest for Living

Nov 27, 2011, Mississauga

A wide variety of interesting, unusual and some unique items at every price point. There's sure to be something for that "hard to buy for" person and in fact for everyone else on your list. I just took care of 8 different people in this store including an age range from teens to seniors. Love that it's an independent and it's a store with personality. The fact that it's in my neighbourhood is just an added bonus!

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90' board fence, 40' wrought iron, chain link dog run

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A review for Maximum Fence Inc

Jul 10, 2011, Mississauga

I'm very impressed with this company. Every part of the process was handled professionally and carefully. Before installation of a new "good neighbour" board fence, an old rotten fence had to be removed. The new fence went up according to schedule (despite the dreary spring we were having) and looks fantastic. The chain link dog run looks good and serves its purpose. The wrought iron fence in front of the house was the tricky bit. My neighbour has a huge shrub that over the years had grown around and in between the boards of the old rotten wood fence that had to be removed. The Maximum Fence installers were so careful to support this shrub (which couldn't support its own weight without breaking), cut around it to remove the old fence in little pieces, and then tie it in for support after the new wrought iron fence was installed. My neighbour had been concerned that the shrub would be damaged in the process of changing out the fence, but these gentlemen could not have been more careful. My neighbour and I are both very happy with the look of the new fence and I'm sure that large shrub is happy also, to have such attractive support for decades to come. I cannot think of anything they could have done better. All first class from start to finish.

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Interior painting, Exterior staining

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A review for achimzpainting

Jun 27, 2011, Mississauga

I was referred to Achim by a long-time friend who had used and been very satisfied with Achim's services in painting the interior of her home. In the 7 weeks since I've owned my new home (which is actually a hundred year old home) I've had Achim back for multiple projects. The initial work included painting of main floor, hallway to 2nd floor, and 2 bathrooms. All of these were done perfectly. Our home is a storey and a half, with the characteristic sloping ceilings and Achim's work in making these old walls look great was really impressive. After he had all the painting done and the bedrooms looking wonderful, we had ductless AC installed. This resulted in the air conditioning technicians opening large holes in the freshly painted walls, which could not be helped. As soon as the drywall repairs were made, Achim returned to prime and paint the repaired areas. He did a flawless job and it's impossible to detect where the repairs were done. We've also had some outdoor projects including staining (inside and out) of a new, large custom cedar shed with a cedar shake roof Achim is a talented painting professional who is very pleasant to deal with, and who takes real pride in providing the best solutions at a fair price. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services, and I'm sure we'll have more projects as our new home is a 'work in progress'.

Company Response:

Lynn, Thank you. I really enjoy painting for you. So relaxed and comfortable, you make me feel right at home.

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Backyard clean up, edging gardens, removing tons of rock and wood debris

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A review for Rent-a-Son

May 15, 2011, Mississauga

The subject line doesn't begin to describe the sheer volume of random stone, clay chips, and wood pieces that littered the back yard of a home I recently purchased. My two rented "sons" had to make their way through the barriers of the Mississauga Marathon to my newlyh purchased Port Credit property (and that was not an easy task as I discovered myself in making a similar drive from my current home). The day could not have been more cool, wet, and dreary, start to finish. The rain never let up for a minute. Nonetheless, these two guys worked tirelessly to clean up the yard, came and asked me whenever input was needed and then got straight back at it .... I am thoroughly impressed. The weather was truly miserable but in all ways these gentlemen were polite and non complaining and extremely helpful. I would use this service again in a heartbeat and very likely will! Highly recommended .....

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Deck and Balcony

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A review for Heritage Decks Ltd

Mar 31, 2011, Mississauga

I had a brand new deck installation and a balcony replacement (both cedar) done when I moved into my home. I was impressed by how quickly the project was completed and also by how great it looked. But within 7 years this cedar deck was full of carpenter ants. When a contractor pulled up the boards, he found far too much wood in contact with soil, not properly constructed to allow the wood to dry out and no air space. I have to admit I had not watched the construction and really would not have known what to look for if I had watched. Literally thousands of carpenter ants came from one rotten board that was pulled out. The 7 year old deck ended up in a dumpster and a new deck had to be constructed. That is a short life expectancy for a cedar deck and an expensive lesson learned.

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Furnace & AC maintenance/installation

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A review for AtlasCare

Feb 03, 2011, Mississauga

This is my 5th home in the GTA in 30 years and the second in which I have had AtlasCare install and service the furnace, Central AC, gas fireplaces, etc. Their technicians are professional, courteous, knowledgeable and they take the time to explain what they find and how they are resolving. Emergency service, the couple of times I have required it, has been very prompt. I have a high efficiency furnace, central AC, 1 ton ductless AC, and 2 gas fireplaces all purchased, installed and serviced by Atlas over the past decade.

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