Rawlinson Carpentry

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Toronto ON M5P 2K6
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terry in Scarborough
terry in Scarborough
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Too good, and it’s true!

You know the old saying, “When something looks too good to be true, it probably is”? Well in the case of RC Woodmasters Tom/Tom are too good, and it is true.

While they appear low profile in online searches I want to assure potential clients that they are legit and fantastic. I almost don’t want to post on here because you might take the spot for my next project.

Why was I happy with the 150 ft long 6-8 ft. high fence with gate? Here are my four main reasons:

Communication – Often the worst trait of a contractor is their ability and consistency in communication. Thomas on the other hand is very different. Thomas was quick to reply, accessible by phone, email and text, and didn’t shy away from taking the time to explain things which I valued. He never made me feel dumb asking many questions either and was very clear and transparent with invoicing and prices.

Cleanliness – These guys leave the place cleaner than when they started. Even after mixing a skid full of cement there was no dust anywhere or hardly even a nail left. I have a 1.5 year old and we were out playing in the backyard each day after they left I had no concerns during the project.

Value – I am not rich enough to buy something twice; so while price is important I wanted to spend money on quality. With Tom/Tom you get quality service, materials, design, and building all at a price that beat out the 3 other quotes I received.

Professionalism – Provides recommendations, guidance from experience, does all work by hand (no nail gun), knows wind load standards, hand digs 4+ foot holes for concrete all in the blazing 35 degree heat.

All in all we are thrilled. Seriously give them a call and you won’t be disappointed. I’m even having a quote prepped for our deck after seeing what they did with a fence.

Thank you gentlemen.

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Thank you terry for this very detailed and grand review of our work, our habits, and our best pricing, all noted so well in your review! It is appreciated for taking the time to do this wonderful review. We do hope you enjoyed the newly fenced yard (and custom built sandbox too!) and from us both, here's wishing you and family a great summer season!

stephaniejhord in Toronto
stephaniejhord in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Amazing quality and workmanship

Tom and Thomas were thorough in their quote, giving us multiple options for repairing our "porch of death" and providing quotes for repair vs replace. They worked efficiently and were incredibly respectful of our neighbors, leaving their work space cleaner than we've ever had it.
The final product is stunning, high quality craftsmanship and Thomas and Tom also added little details free of charge to make the entire project even more beautiful.
They were conscientious of our toddlers safety as well and went out of their way to return and build a gate for our porch that has given us a brand new spot to play and enjoy
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services...in fact, our neighbor liked their work so much they've already booked a fence job!

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Thank you Stephanie for this glowing review of our service!

We really enjoyed our time with you guys and hope the new 'deck makeover' gives you tons of enjoyment, and have a great summer season!

10/10

Privacy fence

Thomas and Tom just finished building our backyard privacy fence and it looks awesome! They also built a beautiful arbour over the gate (matched to a photo I found on Pinterest) and installed two doggy windows. Very happy with the end result and we plan on using them again for future projects. You can tell they are knowledgeable from the first time you meet them. They also gave us the best price out of the three companies we talked to.

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Thank you Sam for taking the time to do this great review! And for noting both the quality of our work AND the fact that we have the lowest price as well! We really enjoyed our time there serving you, and wish you and the dogs the very best with the new fenced yard and we hope you have a great summer!

Fiona in Toronto
Fiona in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Deck refinishing done beautifully!

Having done such a superb job on removing my old, rotting, front deck and re-building (and even re-designing) it, I had them return later to paint/refinish it.
Tom and Thomas are as wondeful with paint as they are with wood. They managed to match to a 'T' the new paint to the old paint that was on the house, which is no easy task. They also suggested that I paint the railings around the deck, not in the same colour as the rest of the deck, but in white. I was unsure about doing so, but I knew to trust them and their experience and of course, they were absolutely right.
I now have a beautiful front deck that complements my old home in both its style of architecture and in colour. What was once a source of almost embarassment now makes me so proud!
I have to add that they also did me a HUGE favour by permanently ridding me of a family of raccoons that had set up residence under my back deck. I had tried many times, in vain, to keep them out from under my house, but Tom and Thomas used a clever combination of wood and heavy bricks to finally do the trick. They undertook this extra, unrelated, task, quite earnestly and with such ingenuity that they succeeded where I had many times failed. What a relief to have those raccoons finally gone for good! What's more, Tom and Thomas would not allow themselves to be paid for doing this mission of mercy for me. They are true gentlemen.
I highly recommend Rawlinson Carpentry to anyone.

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Fiona...thank you so much for this 2nd review of our services to yes, finish and coat the woodworking we did on your lovely old porch prior...! We enjoyed serving you so much we only found it a pleasure to help you doing any task we could to help. And I am so glad those critters are gone finally! I am also very happy to hear our 2nd phase of the job(coatings)is serving you well, and on behalf of us both, we wish you and family, the very best for a fabulous 2018!

Colin in Cambridge
Colin in Cambridge
1 review Cambridge, ON
10/10

Decorative Privacy Screen

I hired Rawlinson Carpentry to build a privacy screen on the front porch of our home, They did a beautiful job that vastly exceeded our expectations and were a pleasure to work with. Thanks RC!

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Thank you kindly Colin for this wonderful review of yes, a beautiful decorative addition to your porch! I wish you the very best and thank you again!

EVPW93 in Toronto
EVPW93 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Deck Refacing, Garbage Box, Planter and Gate

Best experience (by far) that we have had with a contractor! We really can’t say enough good things about Thomas and Tom! They never failed to exceed our expectations and they are really great guys too. Every day they arrived on time, they worked hard and were meticulous when it came to cleaning up. In fact, they left the job site cleaner than when they arrived. Their workmanship was outstanding with every fine detail thought through and executed to perfection. They also did lots of little extras and fine touches because they felt it would make something look or function better, and these they did at no charge or at cost, because they cared about the final product and how it would work for us. At the time the project was finished we were already contemplating what else we could get them to work on. What a relief to find a contractor that is so knowledgeable and that you can rely on for outstanding workmanship and timely results. We would highly recommended Thomas and Tom! And, our dog loved them too!

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EV & PW Thank you so much! It is so nice to see that our hard work and our good service is noticed. In today's tough times, we fight hard enough to 'convince strangers' that we are the right, best and only choice for fence and deck and fine carpentry all priced fairly. And this today makes us the exception. And when we do get these jobs, we do make darn sure that the client is rewarded by their decision, in service that frankly, many don't expect to be of such high calibre and that we are so proud to deliver to each and every job. So thank you for noticing and then taking the time to write such a glowing review we really do appreciate it. Enjoy it all and do please have a great balance of summer and a big hug to Abe the dog for us also! All Best, from I and the apprentice we thank you again. Please keep our number on file if you ever need us again or to refer us: 416 522 2017 or now see us on the web at www.rawlinsoncarpentry.com.

CelsoB57 in Toronto
CelsoB57 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Deck

We are very grateful to Rawlinson Carpentry for building our deck, having had 4 quotes prior to speaking with RC we were happy to find that they offered competitive pricing, but offered us higher quality service and materials. The knowledge RC staff was able to share with us was extremely valuable and left us feeling at ease with them working on such an important aspect of our home.

From the beginning RC was helpful, upfront, and paid great attention to detail. RC staff was polite and always extremely professional to work with.

The deck RC provided us was beautiful and matched the fences they had made for us wonderfully. Having had a few guests over in the recent weeks since the deck has been completed has warranted many compliments.

I will most definitely be referring Rawlinson Carpentry to any family/ friends in need of similar services! 10/10 all around!!

-Celso and Adelia

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Celso and Adelia....Thank you so much guys for this terrific review! We are so glad that you are enjoying a 'yard transformed' with our woodworking! We both were also very pleased with how it all came together with the deck and new fences and we really enjoyed our time working with you to give you the space and design, to enjoy it all. On behalf of us both we wish you and family the very best for a fabulous summer and thank you again for taking the time to do this wonderful review, thank you again. Please keep our number on file if you ever need us again or to refer us: 416 522 2017 or now see us on the web at www.rawlinsoncarpentry.com.

chris in North York
chris in North York
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Porch -Over

The concrete porch at the front of my house had become a real eyesore and a safety hazard : gaping cracks, holes etc.
I wanted a wooden replacement and found Thomas on Homestars.
He and his apprentice Tom came out on the weekend and we discussed options. I was impressed with his knowledge, creative suggestions, lovely portfolio and honesty ( eg: pricing). Next, he sent a detailed estimate and I saw no reason to receive another as his
seemed very reasonable. So, I booked a date. The plan was to first remove/ haul the stairs and repair the rest. Next, would be built : a slightly larger porch over ( 7' X 9' 3" ) , enclosed stairs , skirting all around and a retaining "tie" to the road. When the project commenced, Thomas and Tom always arrived on time, worked tirelessly, kept the work site tidy and even threw in some "freebies" along the way ( eg : I love the pie-shaped ledge !).
Now I have a solid, level and stunning porch that has not only enhanced the curb appeal but is so inviting that I am on the hunt for some more outdoor furniture. ( I had never sat out there before...too "cold" /cramped). Thanks to Thomas and Tom for rejuvenating my home with this wonderful new addition. I hope to retain them both for some more work here in the Fall. ( P.S. My dog Sammi misses all of their attention !)
their "pats " as well ! )

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Chris Thank You! For this wonderful and detailed review! I am so glad you are most happy with your porch transformation, and yes indeed we also did enjoy our time there and hope that the new 'warmer and now wood porch' offers you much more enjoyment from your lovely home, and thank you again for taking the time to do this timely and fabulous review of what we do. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you again soon! On behalf of Tom and I, here's wishing you and family (and sam the dog) all the very best! Please keep our number on file if you ever need us again or to refer us: 416 522 2017 or now see us on the web at www.rawlinsoncarpentry.com.

Fiona in Toronto
Fiona in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

porch re-build and fence repair

I found Rawlinson Carpentry on Homestars and feel so lucky and very grateful to have done so. While Tom and Thomas encouraged me to seek further quotes, I was so impressed with their experience, professionalism, attention to detail and sympathy towards the architecture of my 116-year old home, I booked them as soon as I could and didn't call anyone else!
Tom and Thomas are reliable, communicate with you every step of the way, leave the place neat and tidy each day (who am I kidding; they left it TIDIER than when it was before they arrived!) and the quality of their work is outstanding. They also kindly offered to take a few items that I had cluttering up my back yard along with some of the work debris that they were taking to the dump. I had a rotting porch and a falling down fence and they left me with a gorgeous, strong, new porch that suits my house beautifully and fixed a back fence that now looks sturdy and new. They will be back soon to paint the porch too.
I have fallen back in love with my house thanks to the two amazing, very personable men and their highly-skilled, fairly-priced, work. Thank you, Rawlinson Carpentry! A++++++++

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Fiona thank you so very much for this amazing review of what we do! We had a wonderful time serving you and working on your lovely beaches home and I am so glad you are so pleased with the final result, the low pricing, and the 'little extra's' we did to help out. It was all a real pleasure for us to do for you. On behalf of us both we wish you and your family, the very best for a great summer! Please keep our number on file if you ever need us again or to refer us: 416 522 2017 or now see us on the web at www.rawlinsoncarpentry.com.

Private User
Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Awesome fence !!!

Tom and Thomas did an outstanding job at doing our fence for the backyard. They were very polite and always communicated with us and really explained everything thoroughly so there were no surprises. They always came in early and left the place clean and tidy. Their price was also very competitive and their work was fabulous!! They really went above and beyond with doing many other things and throwing in some extra freebies. Overall we would rate them A+++++ !!!
Thank you Tom and Thomas , it's really been a pleasure and you really created our backyard into a paradise and made all our neighbors jealous!!! I would highly recommend them to everyone! Thank you so much and definitely we will be in touch and calling you back for our next projects!!

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Thank you T & P so much for this review !
It was a pleasure to serve you guys, we really enjoyed our time there, and were glad to be of even more service, with some added issues that came up along the way I was glad to help with those too. Experience and trust is what we offer and it shows on your home guys I am very proud to say. I hope you have a wonderful summer season and please do enjoy your new 'paradise' and best wishes again from us both. Please keep our number on file if you ever need us again or to refer us: 416 522 2017 or now see us on the web at www.rawlinsoncarpentry.com.

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