Norseman Construction & Development LTD

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1304 Woodbine Ave Toronto ON M4C 4E7
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Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Finally I renovated my garage. It was a big investment for us but Norseman did such a great job. Wonderful company to deal with, great ideas, very professional. Thank you!

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Hello!

Thank you very much for your review of Norseman! It is greatly appreciated!

Norseman Team

Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We are very happy with Norseman!

Our main floor was a distaster. Norseman was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.

Josh, sales team, was full of helpful ideas.

Dave, PM, was great at communicating with us though our entire project.

What more can we say? We recommend
Norseman and will use them again.

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Thank you for the kind review.

It was a pleasure to work with you as well!

Norseman Team

Jon in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

The project involved a total basement renovation, including a laundry room, full bathroom, living room and built-in storage. The job started on time and came in exactly on budget. Our lead contractor, Greg, was excellent to deal with. He sent daily e-mails with updates and photographs of the job. He was quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns. All of my interactions with the company were very professional. These guys are pros.

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Hi Jon,

Thank you for the great review.
I have shared your review with the team and we want to wish you a great summer and please feel free to contact us any time!

Norseman Team

chuck in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
8/10

Our project involved expansion of our 2 storey detached, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home, to a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home via a rear extension.

We provided the plans and permits to Norseman that we had completed independently, and they provided the construction from foundation to completion.

Working with Norseman was a very good experience, the two concerns that everyone undergoing a renovation project has were not an issue - Norseman came in on budget and on time.
The people that we worked with during the project were great. They were all very kind and helpful. Thomas was very helpful in preparing the contract and ensuring that we considered all points that we wanted included and omitted. From there we worked primarily with Kevin and Robert as our project managers, and they saw us through the project. They were both very professional, knowledgeable and available to address any concerns that we had regarding the project.

Going through a renovation project is inevitably stressful, however we found Norseman to have done a great job of mitigating that stress wherever possible.

There are obviously too many facets of the project to go into every detail for a review here, but we are happy with our completed home.

One concern we did have with our experience was that at times there was a slight lack of attention to detail, things that were not done as carefully or properly as we would have liked. That being said, when brought to Robert or Kevin's attention, they were generally pretty quick about rectifying it.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Robert and Kevin and the crews were great about working with us to help our paper and ink dream become a physical reality. Specifically, there were a couple of design changes that they suggested regarding the upstairs bathroom design and the basement bathroom/laundry location that turned out to be hugely positive adjustments.

Finally, a couple of big thanks to Kevin and Kris for taking the time at the end of the project to come by for a debrief at our home. It was much appreciated. It sounds as though the company is moving forward and working to address areas where we had concerns.

Also a big thanks to the guys from the demo/framing/general construction crew. They were great - I don't want to give all of their names without permission, but they were so helpful above and beyond what they were required to do (ie helping me erect the tree protection fence, adjusting the position of a door that was located incorrectly in the plans, helping me move finishing materials inside when they were delivered to site etc).

Overall a very good experience, we give Norseman an 8.5/10.

Thank you!

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Thank you very much Chuck and Andrea!

We as well had a great experience working with you to accomplish your build, we appreciate your feedback and will grow with it. The whole Norseman team really enjoyed your contagious positivity, please don't be a stranger and stop in anytime at our office or call us for anything.

Best regards,

The Norseman Family

CornerHouse in ??????????
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We are a small pub located in Toronto. Norseman Construction and Development renovated our entire building. They did a fabulous job! We have had many compliments from customers just loving our space!
Norseman was great to work with! Communication is very important to us, as this spot is our livelihood, and they were open and honest with us and had ways in which we could follow our project that we were very happy with!
We strongly recommend using them!

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Hello Corner House!
Thank you for your recommendation! We are very happy that you and your clientele are enjoying the new space!
Looking forward to see you again!

Second F.
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Norseman was professional and hardworking throughout our Reno.
We love our new addition and are looking forward to using them again for our main floor!

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Thank you very much! We hope you enjoy your new lovely space!
Looking forward to working with you again!

Kristen M.
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Complete redo of kitchen and master bath. Job was done perfectly. Workers kept the site very clean. Enjoyed working with the staff during the planning phase. Very professional.

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Thank you Kristen, we hope you enjoy the deep soaker tub, it took some time to arrive however we are sure it was worth the wait.

D Evans in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

I cannot say enough good things about Norseman - my reno experience was amazing from start to finish. I travel a lot for work but I'm also very detailed oriented and needed to stay on top of every last detail. My project manager (Kevin) was very accommodating, with daily email updates and photos of the project's progression while I was away. He was also extremely responsive to my emails, texts, & phone calls. With the exception of two minor but necessary change of work scope orders (and one purely of my choice) the project same in as budgeted. I also lived in during the project, and the Norseman crew did not even bat an eyelash at that crazy idea, and were very respectful of that choice (keeping everything as clean as can be expected under the circumstances). Again, I cannot say enough good things about Norseman, their work ethic, their professionalism, and their attention to detail. It was comforting to know that as I would not compromise on finishes and details, neither would the team. After all, it is their name on the project in the end.

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Thank you so much for your review of our company, we know how challenging it is to actually stop and write something. Especially if it is not negatively or financially motivated. It is clients like you that make this job worthwhile doing.

Basel in Toronto
2 reviews Simcoe County, ON
0/10

In May 2016, I searched for a contractor to build my addition. I wanted one bedroom and one bathroom on my second level. I checked with four contractors. And of course, Norseman was one of them. All three told me that the minimal cost for my addition would be $80,000 – $85,000, except Norseman. The guy who came from Norseman told me that $70,000 would be enough. However, I should do the drawings with them to be able to direct the architecture designer to stay within the budget. Their designer cost $9,605. However, the company will give me $4,802.5 back when I start the job with them. And that’s why I agreed, and we did the drawings. In end of July, after they finished the drawings, he sent me an estimate with $76,000. Which I agreed and I thought that I could manage this extra $6,000. then during Aug. and Sep. He kept delaying, once he told me that we need to start with HVAC drawings and permit, then structural engineer, then plumbing, etc. I didn’t understand this delay, although I told him that we are expecting a baby on Jan 5, 2017, and I want the job to be done before my wife's due date. Unfortunately, after this delay, in Oct 2016, and before we start, he sent me another estimate with $94,000. A $18,000 above their initial one. And because I don’t have this money I said no. I called Norseman to see why this change and that I started with them because of their estimate which is $70,000. And their answer was that every partner in the company needs their share and that is why the estimate went up. I told him that I feel that they gave me a lower price, in the beginning, to make me choose them. They cost me more than $12,000 before the start which now I lost them.
The city of Toronto gave me the permit. However, they want a structural engineer to check the footage and foundation. So, before Norseman gave me the last estimate, their structural engineer told me that after Norseman starts the demolition and when they have all their equipment in the location he will ask the contractor to dig a hole in the basement to check and sign what the city wants. And when I asked him specifically, whether it is safe to start the project before getting the measurement, he said yes. He is sure everything is OK. And when I checked with one of my friends, he told me it is good they didn’t start, because people like them their only motive is money will start, and then the structural engineer will ask for more money and more things to be fixed because they all work together, and it would be my biggest mistake if I started the project before the engineer clearance.
Of course, I ended wasting more than $12,000 on the project which didnt start because of Norseman's change in their estimate. started with $70,000, then $76,000, then after I lost already $12,000 they changed their quotation to $94,000. I lost the trust of contractors and scared to lose more money and time. More important my wife and I can’t go through the stress again, especially that she is pregnant.

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Mr. Mansour as stated on the phone and by email Norseman Construction will not submit to extortion or threats of defamation; the fact that you have posted this after your threats to do so unless you were compensated monetarily speaks volumes to your actions.
Your posting contains numerous inaccuracies and falsehoods concerning Norseman and represents a deliberate attempt to defame and do harm to its reputation. Since such words were broadcast in a public medium, such defamation is deemed to libel under Canadian Law.
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Norseman Construction was hired on July 14th 2016 for a cost agreed to of 8500.00 plus HST (Your city levies and fees are separate). To complete the following:
These services included:

1. Pre-designPhase:
Site visit and field measure existing home and preparation of as- built drawings. Includes meeting with client to discuss scope of work in detail, review of site conditions and survey.

2. Schematic Design Phase
• Municipal zoning and bylaw review. Preparation of an initial concept plan.

3. 3. DesignDevelopmentPhase:
• Based on the approved schematic design documents, prepare drawings and other documents to fix and describe the size and character of the entire project as to the architectural and structural systems. Prepare drawings as required for submission for Zoning Review/Preliminary Project Review.

• In this phase Norseman Construction will be able to include the “Quantum scope” to plan & price the job to and keep the project in the budget

4. ConstructionDocumentPhase:
• Based upon the approved design development drawings, prepare construction documents for building permit submission. Plan revisions corresponding to the Building Department’s review comments are included.

These works were completed in full on September 6th 2016. At this point Norseman Construction & Developments contract with you has been completed and as mentioned you were free to gather additional quotes to compete against our pricing. (The fact that you received building permits and full drawings in hand in less than 2 moths is a credit to hard work and proper coordination for your contract. Your permits will be active for 2 years, which can be used any time.)
Upon the review of the permit drawings you received from the city, that contained City notes on your drawings which demanded items be completed before work could start. Inflated the cost of your project outside your ability to afford the renovation.
Our Sales team even while working with you pro bono to help to achieve your budget and goals did so with integrity and following all guidelines set out by our company policies. As this didn’t work out the way you wanted you then posted an inaccurate portrayal of existential pieces to an otherwise flawlessly completed contract.

Gordon Featherbottom in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Norseman construction was professional from beginning to end. I hired them to do a substantial renovation on my house and not only did it get done on time, but they were great with communication and letting me and my husband know what to expect at each stage and keeping us in the loop. We were completely satisfied with their work and the price was reasonable as well. They bend over backwards in their customer service and construction departments especially David wagner and Kevin Potts.

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Thank you Gordon, I am sure to pass on the message to Kevin and Dave, that you enjoyed their work. Hope you and Berry have a great summer and it was nice working with you.

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More about Norseman Construction & Development LTD

Based in Toronto, Norseman Construction & Development Ltd. has been a leader in residential renovations and custom home construction since 2005. From concept to completion, we take a client’s vision and make it a reality through a comprehensive process to ensure the finished product exceeds expectations.
Our wealth of experience, skilled expertise and attention to detail enables us to offer you innovative solutions, competitive pricing and the ability to meet milestones. We appreciate how much your project means to you. That’s why we approach each project with professionalism, integrity and adaptability while maintaining open communication with you every step of the way.
We pride ourselves in Home additions, renovations, custom home building and design.
Let us partner with you to create the home of your dreams.

CATEGORIES
Builders, General Contractors, and Home Additions
SERVICES
Home additions, renovations, custom home building, architectural design
SPECIALITIES
Home Additions, Custom Home build, Architectural Design, Renovations, Engineer Reports
WEBSITE
http://www.norsemanconstruction.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2005
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
10
PAYMENT METHOD
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Cheque, Money Order
MEMBERSHIPS
Covered by Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)Member of Toronto Construction AssociationMember
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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