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New fully escavated driveway and walkway


A review for Northland Paving Ltd

Jan 02, 2012, Pickering

After much consideration we decided to hire Northland to replace our driveway and fix our walkway that was messed up by a previous contractor. Mike came to see us in October and I must say he is a real pro. We had seen the work his company completed for our neighbor's drive way and were very impressed. Being unsure of exactly what we wanted, Mike was great @ giving us ideas and we settled on precast concrete borders and pavers running up both sides of the driveway. For the walkway, Mike used the existing stairs and borders along with new pavers and saved us some money. The guys that did the work were fantastic and they did a great job of keeping the area clean. They started and finished the job as promised. In summary, Northland Paving is a great company that lives up to their solid Homestars reviews and ratings. We are very pleased with their work and have no hesitation recommending them to neighbors and friends. Thanks Mike and the crew for your pride in workmanship and for doing such a great job! I&M.

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Complete new roof


A review for Mega City Roofing Inc

Oct 18, 2011, Pickering

My wife and I decided it was time to to change our roof and and did our thorough homework in the process. We had spent a fair amount of time checking out reviews on companies and their respective rankings on HomeStars. We wanted to get several quotes for the job and without a doubt, Tom of Mega City Roofing Inc was the guy who really impressed us the most. Out of 11 quotes, he was the only one who actually asked us for our business. A few of the quotes thought they were getting the business just for showing up! We finally decided on Mega City Roofing as we were confident they would get the job done right and we were not dissapointed. We found Tom to be a true professional in his field and definitely knows what he is talking about when it comes to roofing! Tom and his crew showed up as promised and after a Timmy's run, everyone got to work. I replaced my shingles with Tom's highly recommended GAF HD Timberlines. They are much higher rated quality than both IKO and BP (for not much more $ than the competitor's prices for their higher quality shingles). They have a nice 3D effect on the roof with great definition. They should last 30 years according to warranty and with the prep work we had done, we're hoping that's the case! I can only say that after about a month they look simply amazing! Tom was also instrumental in helping us choose the right color...great decision....they look great! During the instalation Tom's guys were very professional and worked through the entire project systematically, with great care and all the while demonstrating excellent pride in workmanship. Like I said, these guys are pros and it was a great experience to watch and participate in the job (I did get to use the magnetic broom!). The job site was kept clean and the guys went to every effort to cover bushes and equipment (ie AC, glass doors, fountain etc) to protect from falling shingles and debris. Although our house is relatively new (11 yrs), we had the old roof completely stripped down to the wood and replaced with ice and water shield where necessary, 24" metal valleys, new collars, flashing where necessary, new vents and the new shingles. One of the fellows unfortunately had to leave the site early and the crew was down a man. As opposed to rushing thru the job, they opted to complete a small area the next day and were promptly on the job the following morning to finish up. I wasn't at the house the 2nd morning to see them off, however, when I got home, I was so impressed with the finished job. It is simply outstanding! We are very grateful to Tom and his fantastic crew @ Mega City Roofing. I can't say spending the money is fun but I can say that we did get what we paid for and we could not be more pleased. Thanks Tom. You guys are the best! Your very satisfied and pleased customers, Ian & Marg.

Company Response:

Wow!!! thank you so much Ian for taking the time to write such a great review on our company. It sure makes us strive to do our best in what we love to do. It's all about team work which our team has a great understanding of each other's capabilities and know how. We do each job as it was are only job. Thank you thank you for this wonderful review keep well and dry. All the best to you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cheers!!! Tom Geo

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