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Stephanie in North York
Stephanie in North York
1 review North York, ON
10/10

Full home renovation, including kitchen extension

It took my husband a number of years to decide to take the plunge and renovate our house. After doing extensive research and interviewing eight different contractors, we decided to hire Somerset Construction Ltd. (Graeme Sperber) and have not regretted our decision.

Our reno project began in August 2008 and we told Graeme that we wanted to be back into our house in six months. It was evident that Graeme did everything possible to push the project along (without sacrificing quality) and got us in within our time frame.

One of the greatest benefits in working with Graeme (and Somerset) is that his trades people appreciated and understood the latest interior design trends, working with trendy materials and recommended the best places to purchase these materials. We are really pleased with the outcome and how beautiful the reno turned out.

Graeme (and his team) are professional, hard working and very responsive. I would definitely recommend Somerset.

Stephanie – April 2009

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Enzo and Tina in Toronto
Enzo and Tina in Toronto
1 review North York, ON
9/10

new build

We chose Somerset to build our 3400 square foot custom home after doing some research, checking references and reading the many positive comments on Homestars. Graeme Sperber, the President, is accurately portrayed in Homestars. We never would have expected a contractor to be so honest, up front and pleasant to communicate with. His goal really is to keep his clients happy. Graeme even tried to help us out when we were faced with problems that were not the responsibility of Somerset. Every meeting with Graeme was a positive one.

Somerset employs very nice people. Sandeep Kher is the Project Administrator but we prefer to think of him as Graeme's right-hand-man. We spoke with Sandeep almost daily at certain phases of construction, and post-construction as well. He is truly amazing. He is a master juggler, very accessible and so courteous. He made things happen immediately.

Building a custom home can be quite complicated and stressful and Somerset did their very best to make it as painless as possible. Rather than being weakened by obstacles that can occur during any construction, our relationship with Somerset is stronger. We doubt there are many contractors like Graeme and his team that would be happily welcomed into a home once construction is complete and the business relationship has ended. Overall we would highly recommend Somerset Construction.

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William from Toronto
William from Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

Complete 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home renovation

My wife and I hired Somerset Construction (Graeme Sperber) in the summer of 2006 after purchasing a house built in the 1960's which required updating in every possible way. We worked with Somerset Construction, Architect (Richard Wengle) and Interior Designer (SG Designs) to compete a complete gut and rebuild of the entire interior and some exterior work as well. Somerset were an absolute pleasure to deal with and completed their work on time without sacrificing quality. I have renovated many time before and would definitely use Somerset again in the future (I can't say the say for anyone else I have ever used). Graeme was always easy to deal with and resolved problems (unavoidable in a renovation this size) in a very business like and timely manner. His trades were all skilled workers and all had very competitive pricing. Lastly, Graeme has been excellent in clearing up any deficiencies in workmanship, after the job was complete (very few).

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Jane in Chaplin Estates
Jane in Chaplin Estates
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

top to bottom renovation

We undertook a major and complicated reno of our house in 2007 (we moved out, it took 1 year to complete). From our first dealings with Graeme Sperber and Somerset we were really impressed, and the whole job went very smoothly. First of all, they inspired confidence - they were much more organized and thorough than other builders who were asked to bid on the job. They got to work right away and respected our timelines. They immediately responded to queries and requests, and worked very cooperatively with our architect. We had a site supervisor who was dedicated to ensuring everything was done properly and on time. We were also very impressed with Somerset's choice of trades - plumbers, painters, carpenters, etc were all great. Somerset has also been very attentive to correcting/completing items post-construction as well. We would definitely choose Somerset again and we highly recommend them!

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Craig - Bathurst & Eglinton
Craig - Bathurst & Eglinton
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Hove Renovation

The renovation came with the usual stress but in the end was very pleased with the outcome and the quality of work. I found everyone I dealt with professional and hard working. I never felt I was being taken advantage of and had complete trust in the people doing work espcially Graham was always available on his cell phone when needed. Day to day responsibility fell to Jesus who was great and dedicated. The best complement I could give Somerset was that I used them 6 months later for an office renovation and would use them again.

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Glynn & Frieda from Lawrence & Bathurst
Glynn & Frieda from Lawrence & Bathurst
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Complete Reno & Major Addition to a 50's Sidesplit

6 years ago we did a complete top to bottom reno & addition using Somerset, and we had so much fun we decided to do it again when we found another property a mile away that suited us better.
Building a home and working with a builder is a very intense experience, over a period of close to a year, and because we had such a positive experience the first time, we chose to go with Somerset again. On both occasions we found them to be honest, straight-forward, communicative, helpful and supportive.
Overall, their trades are reliable, skillful, competent and easy to work with. This was a very hands-on project for us, we were onsite every day. There was never a question or an issue that was ignored or not dealt with quickly.
Any problems we have encountered "post-construction" have been dealt with quickly, completely and without question. That's one of the reasons we came back the second time around.
We are relieved to have come out of the building experience sane (twice) and still have a great relationship with Ernie and Graeme.

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Bruce from Lytton Park
Bruce from Lytton Park
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Addition

Somerset did an excellent job on our renovation at a very competitive price. Our foreman was exceptional as he treated our addition as if it was his own house. He paid attention to all details. I was also very impressed with the suggestions that Somerset made to improve the architectural drawings. Somerset employs high quality trades. The president met with me on a regular basis to review completed work and discuss next steps. Overall, I highly recommend Somerset.

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David & Julia from Armour Heights
David & Julia from Armour Heights
1 review Toronto, ON
9.8/10

addition to and renovation of existing house

We retained Somerset Construction based on the many positive comments from other people who had previously hired them. Somerset met and exceeded our every expectation. Essentially we gutted our existing 1950s era house and added a two story addition that doubled the size of our house from 1500 to 3000 sq. ft. New kitchen, new family room, 4 new bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, master with coffered ceiling and walk in closest, new hardwood throughout, granite countertops and slate flooring,new bay window, 9ft ceilings, the list goes on and on. Throughout the entire process, from design to post closing clean up, Somerset delivered top quality work, on time and on budget. We are thrilled with our renovation/addition and everyone who comes to see the final product can't believe how amazing Somerset did. Attention to detail, responsive to our concerns as the project developed, and perhaps most important to us, was the honesty and integrity which Somerset displayed throughout the entire process. We truly feel lucky to have retained Somerset. The best recommendation we can give is simply that if we build a new house, buy another house and renovate or simply do further additions or renovations to our existing house, we will retain Somerset with 100% certainty.

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Mark ,  Avenue Rd and 401 Area
Mark , Avenue Rd and 401 Area
1 review Toronto, ON

First Review

9.8/10

2 story addition 870 sq ft per floor

Somerset Construction Ltd.
416-638-8664
4 De Quincy Blvd
Toronto
ON
M3H 1Y5
CANADA

We had a great experience with Somerset. The type of addition made it possible for us to live in the existing structure and our site supervisor kept the site clean and secure through out construction. From day one the experience was positive and professionally handled. We added a two
story addition with a master bed room
ensuite bathroom, walkin closet, guest room, and on the main floor an open
concept kitchen, family room ,dining area,powder room and side door entry.
We had a time table for decision making so we never felt overwhelmed with the choices and decisions that had to be made. Having a site supervisor was great
because the communication went through one person on site. Our site supervisor
was clearly very experienced and a pleasure to deal with. For him there
was only one way to do a job...the right way. In terms of project timing it went very well and we ended up within 5% of our budget plan.
You often hear about people's unpleasant reno stories but for us it was a great process with a great result.

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More about Somerset Construction Ltd.

Home Additions, Builders, General Contractors, Design Build, Project Management, Somerset has a long history in custom construction including new homes, additions and renovations. Our experience, professionalism and dedication to the Client and Project is unparalleled, enabling Somerset to deliver high quality projects on time and within budget. Our commitment ensures success with even the …

CATEGORIES
Builders and General Contractors
SERVICES
Builders of Custom Homes, Home Additions and Renovations, Commercial & Industrial Construction, Construction Management, Design, Project Management, Design/Build
SPECIALITIES
Complicated and technical renovations are amongst our strengths
WEBSITE
http://www.somersetconstruction.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1987
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
11
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque & Financing available
MEMBERSHIPS
TARION
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years Somerset as well as manufacturers warranty direct. Up to 7 years on new Tarion registered h
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