Total rebuild (renovation) of our house in Bloor West. Only thing we kept were the two side walls. Extended back about 12' (basement too). Paul was fantastic to deal when we were looking around at companies.
We met with about 5 and Paul was the only one to visit the house and talk w/ us.
We went w/ M@W and weren't disappointed. Matthew was our PM and he was great to deal with.
The construction process was delayed a bit due to foundation issues but the solution implemented was exactly what we we preferred. We were always kept informed, given lots of options and always knew what was going on.
Natalie assisted us in the design and she and her team were also very good. Very happy with the choices made and the options we had.
Long story short - we came inside our budget, got what we wanted and are very happy.
Thank you so much for this review and the kind words. We enjoyed working with Barbara and yourself very much, and are so pleased to hear you're loving your home! I'm sure we'll be seeing or speaking with you soon.
The Men At Work team
Men at Work did a fantastic renovation of my first floor. Paul, the owner of Men at Work, listened carefully to my ideas and concerns and ensured I was completely satisfied, as the work progressed. The result was a modern, practical and attractive living space. Paul has assembled a highly creative and professional team. Many thanks go to John, Natalie, Cory, Stephen, Eric and the rest of the staff for their hard work and dedication.
Nancy, thank you SO much for your kind remarks. It was a pleasure working with you.
Warm regards from all of us at Men At Work.
Paul the owner was very professional when he came to our house and listened to everything we wanted to do to our 1925 home. He came back with realistic goals and pricing that addressed our needs. Working with the in house Architect was easy and revisions were quickly done. We had to go to the Committee of Adjustments which was also dealt with promptly and professionally. Natalie our award winning designer listened carefully to us and worked with us to create the perfect space. She met us at stores around the GTA and at our home to make sure the final result was everything we dreamed of.
Our Project Manager Daniel was a perfect match for us. He always listened, updated us on a daily basis and met with us at the property to show us the progress being made and answer all our questions. Little touches like taking a bottle of wine to our neighbours after a day of hammering were extra touches that made a lasting impact.
Our project was completed on time and met all our expectations. It is beautiful and very functional. Daniel still keeps in touch and is always ready to return to the house to fix any small problems we have had as the house settles and we get familiar with our new space. Men at Work wants to please and we always feel like they are ready to field our concerns or questions even after the renovation has been completed.
I highly recommend Men at Work. They may cost more than some of your other quotes but the quality of their work, their professionalism and their personal customer service is top notch!
Heather, thank you so much for your business and for these kind comments. It was such a pleasure working with you and Marc. Hoping your home brings you many years of comfort and enjoyment. Paul & The Men At Work team.
With a newborn baby and 3 year old we found ourself in a typical situation many people face: move or renovate. With no time, expertise or desire to contact out and design everything on our own MAW was the answer to our problem. We said from the onset that we needed more space and storage in our house and Keith and Natalie designed a functional home with lots of storage for our growing family. Not to mention Natalie designed the most beautiful kitchen and fabulous bathrooms. We had just a few design ideas and it was Natalie who took the words "classic and elegant" and made that into reality. Our project manager Kyle was great to work with and always provided answers to our many questions. Everyone we interacted with at MAW was great.
Marta, thank you so much for this. You and Rob were such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for your patience with us through some of the trying moments. We're very grateful for your business and so happy that you're pleased with the way the house turned out. We'll be here whenever you need us.
Paul and the MAW team.
We have used Men At Work for 2 renovations on our house. They did a great job both times and are very professional with great customer service and work ethics. Even a couple of years after the work was completed, we had some issues arise and they were on top of things promptly. We would definitely recommend Men At Work and use them again in the future if they opportunity presented itself.
Thanks so much for taking the time to post these kind comments. It was a pleasure to work with you and Dan again, and we're so grateful and proud that you chose us again for a second project. Thanks again. Paul and the MAW team.
When you decide to undertake a big home renovation with a GC, you're putting your trust and a significant part of your net worth in the hands of someone you barely know. You do your due diligence, you meet with them on several occasions, you visit previous clients and projects, you do what you can, but ultimately, you're in their hands.
Men at Work undertook a gut and addition for our 1940s house in the Edgehill Etobicoke area taking an old 2000sf 1940s house to a 3400sf house with all the modern amenities and kept a nice homey feel to the end product. We used their architect and design services as well and are thrilled with the final product. Ultimately Paul and company took a professional approach to what can be a "back of the napkin" business.
The collaboration was professional making full use of project management online support, an app linked to our project decision process, video conferencing to make our lives easier and great staff who were keen to make sure we were happy with the final product. The number of disruptions to your life and the volume of decisions are overwhelming at times, so it's nice to have a professional team supporting you throughout the process.
We dealt with Paul (owner), Keith (architect), Natalie (design) and John (site manager) for over a year from beginning to end. They managed us through the design, planning, Committee of Adjustments process, right to the picking and placement of furniture.
The whole family is happy with the final product and it's a home we'll be happy to live in for the next 20 years.
They have a great team approach and the follow-up support has been tremendous.
Thank you so much for your business and for the kind review. We really enjoyed the collaboration with you guys and we're so proud of the end result.
Paul and The MAW team.
Men @ Work Design Build was by far the best construction services company we could have asked to do our home renovations this past summer of 2016.
The entire team was knowledgable, professional and fully dedicated to doing the best quality of work, and the deadlines and budgets were completely on target.
We would highly recommend this company to anyone who would be interested in a home renovation or addition to their home.
We could not have been happier with the final results.
Nash, thank you very much for your kind words, we really appreciate it.
We are extremely happy to hear that you are satisfied with the final results.
Kind regards, the MAW team.
Men at Work completed a Reno of our semi. They lowered our basement and added an extension to the basement, first and second floors. we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Paul and his team worked diligently to make sure we ended up with our dream home, on budget, on time, with little stress. Having a team of professionals that work just for them ensured efficiency, and the online project management system allowed us to know what needed to be decided, and when, and provided links to resources that helped us as first time renovators. Everyone we met who worked on the project was professional and took the time to communicate and even involve our kids! The neighbours were all impressed as well. We've referred a few friends to Paul already and will continue to do so! Fantastic job all around!
Kathleen, thanks very much for the kind remarks. You guys were such a pleasure to work with. We really appreciate the referrals and promise we'll do our best to take good care of your friends. Thanks again! Paul & MAW Team.
I have recently completed extensive renovations in my house. I have insulated walls in my house, redid the kitchen, bathrooms, and installed new HVAC system throughout the house. I hired and worked with MAW since 2015 and am pleased with the design and quality of the works the team delivered. This is a group of professionals that take great pride in what they do. Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. It was such a fun and interesting experience working with you, and we're so proud of the wonderful results we were able to produce together with your creative imagination and design ideas.
Hoping we will have a chance to work together again soon.
Warm regards from the whole team!
Specializing in home additions and major home renovations in old Toronto neighbourhoods, Men At Work Design Build provides integrated architectural, engineering and interior design with professional construction services to help solve home space problems for Toronto families.
Since 1989, we have been involved in over a thousand renovation and addition projects on Toronto homes of every imaginable description, style, and budget. Our team has received numerous local, provincial and international awards and acknowledgements for outstanding design and workmanship, and for delivering exceptional customer satisfaction. With in-house design professionals, Ontario Building Code trained project managers, carpenters, and technicians with specific experience and training in renovating old houses we are uniquely qualified to help you through the complex process of a major home renovation project from start to finish.