TARCAN International Ltd.

Interlocking Stone
MARKHAM ON L3P3A3
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Elena in Maple
Elena in Maple
1 review ,
10/10

Interlock for front yard, backyard patio and steps

Tarcan International was the first company I’d interviewed. After I’d met with two more contractors, I realized there was no reason to search further, and that Tarcan was not only the best candidate, but the perfect one. The price the other two contractors gave me was 5 to 8% less, but the brick type wasn’t as good or nice looking as what Tarcan gave me, so really they probably weren’t even cheaper. But most importantly, when I spoke to Andrew (Tarcan) I could tell he definitely knew what he was talking about and would use the best methods and techniques to ensure a high quality end product. Andrew, his brother Curtis, and other crew members did everything that I asked for and more. Their work ethic and quality of workmanship was absolutely impeccable. My front yard and backyard patio with steps looks amazing, it exceeds all my expectations. I am very happy that I chose Tarcan International and I highly recommend them to anyone.

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Susan Siddiqui in Oakville
Susan Siddiqui in Oakville
1 review OAKVILLE, ON
10/10

Perimeter of home including patio in interlocking brick

No words can describe what a wonderful job Andrew and Curtis did for us last summer. They are Master Craftsmen, the kind I thought had vanished. Their work was meticulous, thoughtful and the end result beautiful. And it wll last. NO redoing in a couple of years. And for a pensioner that is mighty important.
I highly recommend this personable team. You will not be disapointed!!!!!

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C in Markham
C in Markham
1 review MARKHAM, ON
10/10

Interlock for driveway, backyard, path, flower beds, and step

One word that should describe the services of Tarcan International (the Clare brothers, Andrew & Curtis; Donovan the foot soldier & Roger the Viking) is PERFECTION.

I'm very thankful to have Tarcan worked on my interlock project. I've found Tarcan on Kijiji.ca and setup an appointment with Andrew on Sunday for an estimate. Tarcan was the lucky 8th contractor I've contacted, and I knew, from the moment I've met Andrew,that this was the contractor I was looking for: Quality over Price. Yes, I was quoted from $5000 to $6000 from the 'other guys', which was somewhat cheaper than Tarcan's quote of $6400. However, I was quite concerned about the 'other guys' work quality. In the end, I hired Tarcan and would not hesitate to hire them again for my summer 2012 landscaping project. I think Tarcan's price was very reasonable because of the time and effort they took working on my interlock area inch by inch and stone by stone. I would welcome Tarcan back anytime if I ever need them for all of my future interlocking and landscaping projects. I'm 100% satisfied with Tarcan, and no, I do not work for Tarcan (ask me for photos if you don't believe me). I highly recommend Tarcan to anyone.

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tim in Markham
tim in Markham
1 review MARKHAM, ON
10/10

interlock/design front steps and backyard

Tarcan(Curtis/Andrew and staff) were a pleasure to deal with.
- friendly, honest and very courteous.

Curtis took his time with every stone, ensuring a good fit/pattern

Extremely pleased with the finished design.
- and that's an understatement

Tarcan exceeded expectations and we would recommend this company without hesitation..

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Sunil in Markham
Sunil in Markham
1 review MARKHAM, ON
10/10

Interlock raised patio

We've been talking about getting a raised patio in our backyard since we moved into our new home 5 years ago. But we always thought it would cost too much and the start-up costs of a new home are high as it is. So we waited!

Then about 2 months back our neighbours a few doors down were getting their rear driveway done. It was a fairly long one from the house all the way to the alley, but a relatively simple project. I drove by daily and saw Curtis and Andrew working away but they weren't really rushing. They were taking their time and cutting small, detailed pieces with care and precision, contouring the land to fit the need keeping drainage in mind. I knew right away that this was the company I wanted.

Tarcan gave me a very reasonable quote a few days later and Curtis and Andrew sat down with us and helped transform our paper design into reality. Once again they took their time cutting small pieces and large ones to fit perfectly. And it was HOT (+35C) but they still kept on working! Even when we had a change, they accommodated it without any trouble and completed the job (including a thorough cleanup of all garbage, dust etc.) with the utmost in professionalism and competence. And they (including their crew) are pretty easy going and friendly guys that take their work seriously and complete it with pride. After all they are Markham local and their repution is paramount to establishing a successful neighbourhood business.

From our project, Curtis and Andrew have picked up 3 more projects within a 500 yard radius. Very, very happy with the job they did and I would recommend them in 2 seconds flat. Have been sitting on the patio every night this week admiring the workmanship. I will continue to display their signage on the front and rear yards as long as they last.

Jasmine & Sunil

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fred in Markham
fred in Markham
1 review MARKHAM, ON
10/10

Interlocking - Garden Wall, Steps, Path, and Re-soding

Living in a rear-lane community, the front landscaping of most homes is neglected. Mine was no exception. It was embarrassing. I had already built a deck in the back yard but I had no intention of doing any stone work in the front myself. It was not a DIY that I was willing to tackle.

The front landscaping was a huge investment and focal point so I wanted to make sure that it was professionally done. I’ve never hired a company to do any sort of home renovation before so I relied on recommendations from my neighbours who had work done on their rear-lane driveways. I met with four different companies. Since these companies were recommended by my neighbours, I had the opportunity to see their work in person. I decided to go with TARCAN for a number of reasons. I met with Curtis during the interview process and he was able to take the vision I had in my head and describe back to me in detail what was required to achieve my concept. Each part of the job was broken down into detail as well as price. We had a number of options and decided to go ahead with the following:

- Garden beds / curved style - @ approx. 45 linear ft. in length @ 3 stacks high
- Interlocking from veranda right to the street curb @ approx. 70 sqft
- Steps from the Veranda to the street curb (3 steps)
- Side of house Interlock @ approx. 200 sqft
- Re-sod @ approx. 600 sqft

My neighbour whose backyard connects with mine also hired TARCAN for their backyard project. We all agreed on a start date and Curtis showed up with his crew on time and as promised. The calculated timeline to complete both projects was 7 days. Of course, as with most outdoor projects, Mother Nature usually has her say as well. The first two days were spent prepping as the ground was extremely hard due to the relentless dry weather. We sent the crew home the following two days as I couldn’t imagine them working with the temperature reaching 45+ with the humidity. The weather co-operated the following days and things began to roll. We made some alterations to the design which added about another half days work but Curtis and his crew was very accommodating. My front yard project was completed in 8 days.

I know the big question is price. TARCAN was the third company we interviewed. The previous two provided less expensive quotes but they were also using the more common stones and only two stacks for the garden wall. With all things being equal, I can honestly say that TARCAN was slightly more expensive by approximately $400 but the service and quality really is superior. I don’t mind paying that extra for peace of mind.

Curtis, Andrew, Roger, and Don were extremely respectful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Their attention to detail is exceptional and their work surpassed my expectations. I could go on and on but it is difficult to describe their work without me sounding like a groupie. I’ll let my photo’s do the talking instead. I am compiling some before and after photo’s that I would be more than happy to share with those who request them. Please feel free to contact me through my profile if you would like to see some photos.

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Lena Ivanova in Richmond hill
Lena Ivanova in Richmond hill
1 review Richmond Hill, ON

First Review

10/10

Interlocking patio project

I found the company on Kijiji. I didn't expect much as I just needed simple patio on my backyard: 400 sq feet and 6 steps. I had telephone estimations from other companies and the estimated price was an issue for me. Curtis came for in-home estimation. He suggested a design and explained stones types. His price was so attractive that I signed the contract at the same day.
3 days of works.... and I have had the completed clean patio which is ready to relax. The biggest surprise for me was the patio look. It looks like high quality million-dollar house patio:
* Elegance flowerbed;
* Smooth rounded patio with a border of different color;
Two of my friends took the company's phone number after they saw my patio.

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Enhance your curb appeal by adding unique character, beauty, and value to your property! Our commitment to customer satisfaction and precision workmanship is always our highest priority. Our custom designs are tailored just for you! We will create your unique landscape project to fit your specific needs, personal preferences, and ...
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