By Design General Contracting

Basement Renovation
Kitchen Street - Various Address (including Ancaster, Woodbridge, Toronto, etc.) York ON
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Jenn in North york
Jenn in North york
1 review North York, ON
10/10

Home renovation

By Design General Contracting
416-678-2788
Kitchen Street - Various Address (including Ancaster, Woodbridge, Toronto, etc.)
York
ON
CANADA

First off, I disagree with everything that I have read that this so called AQ from Cabbagetown. I mean really you may want to reconsider how you post your slanderous remarks. Your stories are not only inconsistent but mostly untruthful. If I were the owner of that company I would take action against your defamatory comments. But the biggest question I have is that you have two posts several months apart. I even found another post about his other company that stated you were resided in Ancaster and not in Caledonia and even that was in a completely different month?????I really think that you should get your stories straight! Oh and the fact that you sold your home at the end of all this??????? If the work was so horrible how did it even pass inspection/code. I appeal to the readers in that this person is clearly making questionable remarks. My family and I had no problems with him or any of his tradesmen and would recoomend him in the future.

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AQ in Cabbagetown
AQ in Cabbagetown
12 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

0/10

Entire 4300 sq ft house renovation and retrofit

By Design General Contracting
416-678-2788
Kitchen Street - Various Address (including Ancaster, Woodbridge, Toronto, etc.)
York
ON
CANADA

This guy is a hack. He has several companies that are artificially located in Toronto, Ancaster, Caledonia, York, etc. He has several phone numbers including 416-678-2788, (905) 515-8238. He did my entire house. All he did was make more work for us, cost us over $100,00 his quoted price, left our house open to the elements in winter, and then he KEPT our fixtures when we refused to pay his inflated bill.

Please feel free to contact me directly should you want more information on Tony and his businesses. He is also telling people he is a waterproofing expert. Please do not use him for that. He took our basement, which never leaked, and make it leak!

He also constructed a walkout for us from the basement and all it does is leak! What kind of "expert" would do that?

BEWARE!!!!

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AQ in Cabbagetown
AQ in Cabbagetown
12 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

0/10

Major renovation of 160 year old house

We hired Tony (Anthony [Last name removed --Ed]) who owns By Design General Contracting (also [competitors name removed - ed]) to do a major renovation for us on our 160 Victorian home in Cabbagetown. Tony [Last name removed --Ed] is not equipped to be a general contractor and the trades he claims to be a professional in, masonry and basements, he is not. 6 months after he laid the concrete in our 4,300 sq ft home, we are had to hire a professional basement company to come in and fix major water seepage in our basement. On top of the $240,000 we were essentially ripped off by Tony, we now have to pay another $12,000 to have [competitors name removed - Ed] come fix the water issue.

Tony never kept on schedule with the renovation. He bills arbitrarily and nothing ever sticks to any contract or time deadline. As an example, he called in the roofer to come re-do the new roof for the extension and while that roofer was on-site, he did not bother to have a skylight moved. He claims to be able to read City approved drawings, yet messed up huge on a fire corridor. His reason for the error? He "forgot" about drywall thickness and hence the corridor ended up being inches narrower than it needs to be to pass code.

Please learn from our mistakes. Please do not hire this man. He is a menace to the entire idea of general contracting. He has a side kick named Joe [Last name removed--Ed], who is a real estate agent with Sutton Realty. Joe is a real smooth talker and both of them will make you feel like they know what they are talking about. We fire Tony after he nearly sucked us dry financially. My suspicion is that when we were left with nothing, i.e. financially, Joe [Last name removed -- Ed] comes back into the picture to help us sell our house (at a loss no less).

What a bunch of crooks. It's in cases like this that karma is the only thing we can hope for. Well, that and warning others. Please do not hesitate in contacting me for more information.

A and K

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