Trelawny Design Construction - No Longer In Business

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William from Brampton
William from Brampton
2 reviews Brampton, ON

main level, basement & bar (3 jobs)

We have, in 2013, hired Mike to handle three jobs in our home.

Job #1 Main floor reno January 2013
Scope: overlay hardwood flooring, knocking out of walls, installation of trim, drywall, painting, sanding, electrical work, etc that goes along with the scope
On this job we would score the company a 7 or 8 out of 10
Issues: late to timeline, not all of the agreed upon work was completed quality of work, additional costs added on top of quoted costs, damage during reno, police complaints from neighbours due to middle of the night work during last 48 hours to deadline. To date some of the smaller details of the job did not ever get completed.

Job #2 Basement reno - repair after storm/flood damage – July/Aug 2013
Scope – replace drywall, carpeting removed by flood damage insurance company contractors & paint
On this job we would score the company a 6 out of 10
Issues: late to original timeline, damage to household items moved around during work, mess not cleaned up each time they were in working and tracked thru other areas of the home, work had to be redone/not square

At the same time as the basement reno – we have the company quote for Job #3 – build & install a bar in basement
Scope: build a bar off-site to spec, bring in and install, install flooring in behind, bar sink, and some other basement trim work at same time as install
On this job we would score the company a 0 out of 10
Issues: quote receipted, timeline for completion agreed upon, deposit provided. Company never responded to multiple requests to view progress of the bar assembly (which was being done off-site). Company never responded to multiple requests for updated timeline. Agreed on timeline has passed and company has not responded to multiple requests for follow up, new timeline and/or refund of the deposit amount paid for the job which has never been started nor completed

The quality of work from this contractor has continued to go downhill with each subsequent job. Overall rating a 3 out of 10

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Andrew from Maple
Andrew from Maple
1 review Maple, ON

Painting, Renovation, Deck

Mike has been working on my house since the mid August 2013 as I have him doing quite a few projects. I believe the comments entered by folk from August 2013 onwards are insincere and should NOT be trusted. (I RETRACT this story - Mike was working on other peoples jobs while fabricating stories of why he wasn't around on Mondays, Fridays and 1/2 day at best) . Please also see latest story

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Stacey  from Brampton
Stacey from Brampton
1 review Brampton, ON

Build, install a bar + basement trim work

Aug 2013 quoted to build a bar, then bring it in and install on site and complete some quoted trim work, flooring in behind bar

Paid deposit for this quote on Aug 18th
Installation was to occur week of Oct 21st, for completion prior to Nov 1st

Despite repeated requests for information, follow up, new timeline and repeated contact to Mike via phone call messages, text and email we have not heard anything back from the company nor it's owner regarding the status of our job.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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LG from Mississauga
LG from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON

Basement renovation

After waiting 3 months for a job that was supposed to take 3 weeks, I had an electrician and plumber double check the work to date. The electrician advised that the kettle or the dishwasher could run, but not at the same time and the plumber wanted to know why there was no water lines.
After asking Mike for an answer, he called the police to get his tools back, called the ESA to report an unpermitted job and the City of Markham to advise that no building permit had been issued for the work he was doing.

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sheila dunn from Brampton
sheila dunn from Brampton
2 reviews Brampton, ON

built a box to enclose a fan, changed the venti & reshingled part of the roof, powerwashed the deck

Mike built a box at the ceiling, to house a new more powerful fan. He did a good job, fitting it into the curve of the ceiling. He also had to go on the roof to put in a new vent and discovered that some shingles were in need of repair. He went ahead and repaired spots of roof. It did not look very good at all. We decided to do a larger patch so it would match and look better. In the meantime it rained, and it came inside to our TV room! Mike came back on the Friday, accepted responsibility, and said he'd be back Saturday morning to fix everything. Saturday early evening he came and put some more shingles overtop of the existing ones to stop the rain until he could get more of the right shingles. He said he'd be back Tuesday July 9th at 6:00p.m. We haven't seen or heard from him since. It's now August 14th. We have called and emailed repeatedly. He also power washed our deck and was going to finish it and seal it, but he didn't come back. We paid him for the box and the roof. Our mistake. bWe've had to have a roofer come in, pay again and have it done properly, including an underlay, that Mike did not put down. All in all, I would never recommend him, just for the fact that he didn't come back, nor even bother to explain why not.

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Heather in Mississauga
Heather in Mississauga
2 reviews Mississauga, ON

First Review


Removal of grass and topping up soil.

We hired Trelawny to remove all the grass from our backyard and level our backyard with top soil. We emailed him for a quote and he responded quickly. He scheduled a time and was punctual and did exactly what he said he would. He finished within a day by the time we got home from work.

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