Tora Concrete And Construction

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Doug in Calgary
Doug in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Sidewalk

After reading reviews on home stars for concrete contractors, I chose Tora Concrete. Called Orazio & after he came out I hired him on the spot after talking to him & getting a quote for the job. I didn't even bother getting quotes from other contractors. Quote was very reasonable for the size of the job with a few extras thrown in at no charge. Orazio really knows concrete & has been in business more than 30yrs. He said he was working about a month out & in 5 weeks his crew showed up to start the job. The side walk I was getting was about 130 feet long with a small 7x7 pad in the back. After 4 days of removing old concrete slabs & getting everything ready to pour the concrete the rain came. Unfortunately there is no control over the weather & the concrete got delayed 1 week. The end result was a beautiful sidewalk. Job site was cleaned up & my wife & I are really happy with our new sidewalk. Don't hesitate to call Orazio with Tora Concrete if you need any concrete work done, you won't be disappointed.

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Doug, thanks for taking the time to provide us with a great review. It was truly a pleasure to work on your project as we were very well taken care of by you and your wife. The sandwiches, fruit, and drinks were unexpected and greatly appreciated! We hope you both enjoy the sidewalk for many years to come.

9/10

Mixed Concrete Pad and Walkways

Tora Concrete were very professional, kept the job site tidy, and were responsive to questions and requests. This team were also exceptionally hardworking. The access to my backyard is quite limited and so digging out the old cement, leveling the ground and pouring the new pad and walkway were all done by hand rather than with machines. Further, they seem to be quite skilled as they poured an aggregate pad with brushed concrete borders and walkways to match the existing walkways along the side of the house. I think the work turned out quite well. It looks beautiful and has stood up very well over the last year.

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Thank you for your review and for the detailed description of the work done on your project. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!

M Hammel in Calgary
M Hammel in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Don't hesitate to hire Tor Concrete

I could not have been more pleased with how my project turned out. Orazio is very experienced and did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. Very professional with an attention to detail; your project will be in good hands!

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Thank you for your review! We love working with clients who trust us enough to leave the project in our hands and glad you are happy with the end result. The time you took to write a review is greatly appreciated.

Cliff in Calgary
Cliff in Calgary
4 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

New Driveway

Orazio is a true craftsman who did a beautiful job rebuilding my driveway and adding a new front stairway. There were some delays but few people understand how complex even a relatively small project can be for a concrete contractor. Weather can have a significant impact on scheduling as you cannot pour concrete in the rain. As well the cement industry in Alberta is basically controlled by 3 huge companies so everyone must buy from them. Right now the cement companies are extremely busy due to all the road construction so can also cause scheduling problems as small jobs are normally lower priority for any ready-mix delivery, leading to further delays for the crew on site. In any event Orazio’s Company Tora Concrete showed up to do the job when two others didn’t even call me back and completed the entire job in 3 days.

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Thank you for your highly insightful review, Cliff. I appreciate you sharing the conditions facing contractors, which coupled with the extreme difficulty in finding reliable, skilled workers and the short work season, makes it challenging to always meet clients' timeline expectations. However, clients like you make it all worthwhile.

Jian in Calgary
Jian in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Side walk and back yard patio

Orazio and his crew from Tora replaced our side walk and back yard patio and we are extremely happy with the result! It's a relatively big home concrete project, with over 60ft long side walk and around 600 square feet patio! Our house is in an established neighborhood and that pose some challenges. The existing side walk and patio are all big 24X30 slabs, which are really really heavy. We have a basement window well along the side walk, which is lowest spot on that side of the house. Our basement got flooded a few times during heavy rain fall. Besides, our back yard is all fenced off, so big equipment (such as Bobcat loaders) can't get in, most of excavation and concrete work have to be done by shovel and wheelbarrow. In addition, our house has an extended roof that are supported by three posts sitting on the big slabs, which we wanted to replace. Did I mention we have a big hot tub sitting on patio as well?

Orazio is very nice and willing to help. I've never hired any concrete contractor in the past so I reached out to a few concrete contractors with great reviews online to get some quote for my side walk and back yard patio. They all initially responded. Once most of contractors that I contacted got more details on my project via emails, never heard from them again, even after a few follow-ups, they didn't even bother to give me a rough estimate through email. Only Orazio actually went on site, did walk through and made measurement. Also, he made some very good recommendations on how to fix my basement flooding issue and on the design of the side walk and patio. Orazio mentioned that it could take about 3 weeks to start the project depend on the weather, and he started the project right around that time! We were also looking at a few different options such as stamped concrete vs. exposed aggregates. After talking to Orazio, with his expert opinion and experience, we eventually went with exposed aggregates due to the natural beauty of the type and also the slippery concerns with stamped concrete in the winter in our situation, which turns out very nice!

Orazio is not only the expert in the concrete field, but also he has a lot of knowledge in other area of construction. He designed the side walk in such way that my basement window well would never get flooded ever again from the heavy rain fall. Also, he and his crew took care of the posts that support the extended roof, put up the temporary posts and removed all the slabs underneath to have a good foundation for the new patio, then installed the new posts. In addition, he took care of the hot tub as well, moved it off the patio and get slabs removed underneath!

Orazio and his crew are very dedicated and work very hard. Orazio was on site entire time throughout the whole project with his crew to make sure every step was done properly. As I mentioned earlier, the crew had to remove all those super heavy slabs by hands and excavate manually with shovel and wheelbarrows. That's more than eighty 24X30 slabs and a full dump truck load of dirt! Couldn't imagine how would they be able to handle that in two days but they did it! One thing I have to point out, in order to get the aggregates properly exposed, Orazio and crew came on site at 1:30AM in the early morning, after already a long day of tiring work pouring concrete, worked until 4 AM to finish the process and still came later that day to do the clear-ups, that's what we called dedication, professionalism and excellent services!

Tora would definitely be my go to contractor for any concrete work. I highly recommend that you consider Tora for any concrete work, at least give them a try to see for yourself how great they are!!

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Jian, thank you so much for your thoughtful, extremely kind review. What a joy it was to work for you! You were not only trusting and easy to work with, you kept us well hydrated with cold drinks and energized with snacks all day long. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the work we did for you for many years to come.

jinsu.chung
jinsu.chung
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Driveway border

Great service, prompt and professional. Everything was done as promised with great quality. Will definitely refer to friends and family

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Thank you, David it was a pleasure working with you I'm happy to have done this project for you really appreciate your comments.

cobrahuck
cobrahuck
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

demolish and repair a section of sidewalk

I contacted Orazio Falconi in the fall last year to deal with demolishing and replacing a short section of sunken sidewalk approaching the front entrance of my home. Other contractors I had approached were clearly not interested in my small job. But not Orazio. It was clearly evident he wanted to help me out. He was extremely busy at the time and thus unable to accommodate my job before the onset of winter. Orazio did not forget me though. Come spring he contacted me and said he would be happy to take on my job if it hadn't been done yet. Within a few short days he provided me with a quote and the work scheduled and completed. I could not be happier with the result. From beginning to end Orazio was a pleasure to deal with. He was thorough, courteous and honest. He provided me with timelines that were spot on. I would highly recommend Tora to anyone looking for an experienced, reputable concrete contractor. Added comment - if you get the chance, check out Orazio's amazingly good looking eleven year old work truck. Be assured he will take care of you the same way he takes care of that truck!

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Thank you for the review! You were very understanding about waiting over the winter, and I was very happy to follow up in the spring. It's always such a pleasure to work for people who understand the challenges we face with weather and other limitations. I'm very glad you're pleased with our work, and appreciate your comment about my truck. I try to take as good care of my equipment as I do my clients.

darCalgary in Calgary
darCalgary in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
8/10

driveway expansion project

Orazio/Tora Concrete did a great job of our project. Although we delayed the start of the project several times due to other related projects (tree removal, etc.) Orazio was patient with us. Once we were underway, he offered some great ideas to enhance the project looks (use exposed aggregate instead of plain concrete). He was very professional in the work that was done & his crew cleaned up the job site nicely. The end product was very nice & as he said to us, is easy to shovel in the winter.
Thanks Orazio/Tora for a job well done. Hire them & you won't be disappointed.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide Tora Concrete Ltd with a review. Delays are not uncommon, but we are very happy to know that we met your exacting standards and we appreciate the opportunity to complete your project. Happy New Year!!

Lawrence in Calgary
Lawrence in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Residential Concrete Driveway Replacement

  Tora Concrete And Construction
403-275-7765
1930 12 Ave NW
Calgary
AB
T2N 1J6
CANADA

Orazio and his team replaced my residential concrete driveway with a new broomed finish and it looks great !!!
I received quotes from 3 other companies and Tora’s quote was slightly higher than others however after talking to Orazio it was clear he is very experienced and takes pride in the work he does. He completed the job in the timeframe he said he would and left the job site clean (unlike other contractors/trades
I have dealt with). It was a seamless experience working with Orazio, great communication throughout the job. Overall, very pleased and I will definitely consider Tora for any future work.

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Lawrence, we are thankful you chose Tora Concrete Ltd. to complete your project and are happy that you are willing to consider us for future work. It was great working with you! And thank you for taking the time to post a review.

andrew.flis in Calgary
andrew.flis in Calgary
6 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Stairs and sidewalk

If you are looking for any kind of concrete repair or replacement, stop looking! This is it – the Holy Grail of concrete!
Oranzio will provide you with an honest and professional assessment of your project, along with all potential remedies, including pros and cons associated with each option. There is no sales pitch (imagine that?!!!) and price quotes are very respectful. Tora Concrete is a family run business with well trained and friendly employees. As long as you can deal with weather and timing problems dealing with Calgary Tora Concrete is hassle-free. Through my extensive research into concrete companies in Calgary (I checked approximately 15), only a handful was worth asking for a quote, and from the quality of workmanship, service, price, customer care, Oranzio beats its competition hands down.
Yes. I recommend Tora Concrete Ltd.

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Thank you, Andrew! This was a challenging project, and you are an exacting client, so the fact that we met your demands, you were satisfied, and you provided a positive review, means a great deal. I appreciate, and will pass on, your comments about our employees and subcontractors - we certainly couldn't do the work we do without them. So thanks again for the confidence you placed in us to complete your project, and for taking the time to provide us with a review. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

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More about Tora Concrete And Construction

Tora Concrete Ltd. was founded in Calgary in 1989, and is still owned and operated by the original founder. The company has developed a reputation for excellent service and workmanship – adding beauty and increasing the value of many homes and businesses in the Calgary area over the past two decades.

Tora specializes in decorative finishes such as exposed aggregate concrete, stamped or decorative concrete, and broom-finished concrete – all in a wide range of colours. We work with the best suppliers and skilled craftsmen to create sidewalks, patios, driveways, steps and other concrete projects that reflect your style and vision, and complement your home or business.

CATEGORIES
Concrete Contractors
WEBSITE
http://www.toraconcrete.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1989
LICENSES
City of Calgary Business License
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