Span Co General Contracting Services Ltd.

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254 Denison St Markham ON L3R 1B6
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Happy c.
Happy c.
4 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

basement reno

April 2010, after reviewing 3 different quotes I selected Span-Co contracting whom I felt had a more professional approach to my basement reno and the concerns we both had. not to mention that they had over 40 years of experience in this field. So……they did the job within the time frame requested. I was very happy with the quality of the craftsmanship and the way every day the jobsite was neat and tidy. Since then I have used them to do 2 other small jobs and would recommend them highly.

Chris

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Mike Fontaine in Toronto
Mike Fontaine in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Complete renovation of a townhouse including custom bathrooms, custom kitchen and custom cabinet work

Span-Co completed a complete renovation of a 30 year old townhouse. The renovation involved two new custom bathrooms, a kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counters, installation of hard wood and slate flooring throughout, installation of numerous pot lights and electrical switches, installation of a new furnace and humidifier, installation of a new air conditioner, construction and installation of custom cabinets (bookcases, home entertainment center, dry bar and end tables in the living room and study and a washer/dryer enclosure in the laundry room), installation of all kitchen appliances (including a gas stove and Miele coffee center) and construction and installation of custom closets.

Span-Co provided top quality workmanship with any minor issues promptly resolved and completed the work according to the agreed schedule. In addition, the tradespeople displayed great care while working and the end of each day, it was difficult to tell that they had been working since they thoroughly cleaned up.

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Taylor in North york
Taylor in North york
1 review North York, ON
10/10

Renovations of existing area and building additions

Span-co is a very professional,contracting company. I have had many renovations and two new additions to my house done by Span-co. I love their craftsmanship...very creative approach,filled with great ideas in design,The team of skilled workers are talented, friendly and accommodating. Clayton is an "ideas" person who builds on customer suggestions but encourages one to travel beyond their own thoughts...I have had new windows,wallunits,flooring,new kitchen,laundry,new computer room and sunroom(two new additions).

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Patricia Cosgrove in Etobicoke
Patricia Cosgrove in Etobicoke
1 review Etobicoke, ON
0/10

Renovation of two bathrooms

Clayton Spanton, Span-Co, was hired to renovate two bathrooms. The company used a general laborer and not a licensed electrician to do the electrical work. This individual was introduced to me as the "electrician". I reported this to the Ontario Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). The ESA investigated the work done and found violations. Span-co pleaded guilty and was fined. In addition, Span-Co did not use labor that was appropriately licensed by the City of Toronto. Again Span-co was charged and fined. Span-Co is a member of BILD. I reported the matter to BILD. Span-co remains a member of BILD in spite of the charges and violations. Beware of Span-co and the credibility of BILD.

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Company Response

I believe that the client and our manager had conflicting personalities that led to the condo owner wanting to castigate our company. We provided a written quotation for improvement work. After 3 – 4 weeks of work going normally our manager gave an invoice that showed extras (the extras were requested by the condo owner) to the original quotation.
When reviewing the invoice, the client was focused on pricing and suggesting our prices were too high. We used the same pricing as quoted in bathrooms.
At this point my manager and I came to the realization that we were dealing with a no win situation.
Very soon after this meeting we were contacted by the electrical safety authority and metro Toronto licensing standards branch. The ESA had us take out a permit and when the electrical work was inspected there were no faults or reworking of our electrical work. The ESA fined us for not taking out a permit. The home owner never paid for the permit or inspection fee.
Metro Toronto Licensing contacted our firm to explain tradesmen needed a metro license to provide work in the GTA. We went to the licensing building, made an appointment for the trades tests, passed the tests and received our metro required license. At this stage, we had completed most of the clients original work. The client had purchased (from an outside supplier) a vanity with a basin and counter top to be delivered. There would have been some tiling around the vanity to finish. During this time, we had two other projects in the condo that went well.
Span-Co is a member of BILD and (BILD was contacted by the condo owner) after discussing the situation with the president of BILD he mentioned that the homeowner has some online history that makes us wonder if she was being sincere. I would gladly explain or expand on this information should you wish to call me.

Toronto
Toronto
9 reviews Toronto, ON
0/10

Kitchen Renovation

My designer recommend Spanco for my kitchen renovation. Some work done well but one contractor kept showing up late with a hangover on a consistent basis. The electrician who re wired the pot lights and added other lighting was not licensed, which we found out later. His work caused the lights to short out and caused an electrical arch in the switch bank. Smoked poured out of one lighting fixture and melted the wires. The gang box was too shallow, all the wiring in the box was improper and some wires not properly grounded. We were lucky this wiring did not cause a fire in our house. Shocking to find out the guy who did electrical was not licensed but was told he was a certified electrician.

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Company Response

Span-Co finished a well designed remodel of a north Rosedale home in 2000. Approximately 8 – 9 years later we received a phone call explaining how the switching or lights were shorting out. The home owner had two electricians in her home performing corrective work. When briefly speaking to one of the electricians by phone, he refused to disclose their hourly rates or any details regarding their work. The bill amount seemed excessively high for the work we were told was performed. The home owner expected us to pay the full bill which was thousands of dollars more then the original electrical work ever costed. Because I had no opportunity to send our own master electrician to access the situation or even given the opportunity to review the bill, we were left in a difficult situation. I discussed this with the designer and we both decided to compensate the home owner. Span-Co refunded the original electrical work. I thought this was a fair and proper way to respond 8 years after working on the project.
In regards to having a tradesman late and hung over, unfortunately we never received any complaint from the client or designer. Reading this post 10 years later is the first we heard about it. If we had known that one of our tradesmen was hungover and arriving late we would have acted accordingly.
All in all we had a good project and enjoyed working with the designer and home owner. I felt that refunding the original electrical portion was very fair. I also feel that the electricians doing the work were excessive in their invoicing. By not paying the electrical invoice in full I have an upset client that has posted this story. It is unfortunate that we could not satisfy this customer but I do feel we went above and beyond what would be expected.
In our past 35 – 40 years of operating we do have thousands of happily satisfied customers hundreds of whom have personally written letters of thanks. I would gladly share this with anyone that would like to read them .I enquired about posting them up on the site but home stars does not allow personal handwritten reviews that were given to the contractor.

Clayton.

President Span-Co General Contracting.

Kathline from Oakville
Kathline from Oakville
11 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Complete Condo Renovation

I moved into a very shabby outdated 1600 ft. condo. Span-Co completely renovated according to my purposes. They worked every day (except weekends) and finished on time and budget. A few extras that I wanted were added for a reasonable price. Hardwood floors, marble hall - completely renovated bathrooms, crown moulding, baseboard, repainted, shutters etc.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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DLM - Cricket Club Area
DLM - Cricket Club Area
2 reviews Toronto, ON
2.3/10

General Contractor

Spanco was priced competitively but the quality of their work is very poor. Doors were cut 2 inches too short, marble floor was laid with huge grout between tiles, crown molding was cut in two pieces vs. one long piece showing a seem in the molding. Overall we were very disappointed.

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Company Response

I have no idea as to who this could be in the Cricket Club Area? I can’t imagine our carpenters cutting any doors 2” above floor height. Sometimes wide grout lines are required for strength or design issues. Some crown moldings only come in 8 – 10 foot long sections. If the home owner had brought this to our attention we would have done our best to remedy these issues.
Our goal is to leave every project properly completed with a happy home owner that would call us again or recommend us to their friends and family.

Clayton.

President Span-Co General Contracting.

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Span-Co is a full service construction contractor serving the needs of Toronto homeowners since 1975. We specialize in residential renovation, condominium improvements, and general contracting. Customer service is the foundation of our company - we believe that continuous communication ensures that you are fully informed every step of the way. ...
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