We wanted to make very (!) large-scale changes to our front, side, and back yard. This was our first major ($50k) renovation, so we wanted to be careful and thorough. We sought contractors/designers by touring various neighborhoods around Toronto (particularly in the Beaches) and asking people with nice yards who they used. We also contacted a number of companies we found online. After accumulating opinions, quotes, and designs, we decided to go with Lee’s TLG Contracting.
TLG Contracting was fantastic, and in my mind, three elements made them stand out among people we have worked with in the past (for medium/small jobs).
1. Professionalism: The project was finished in a timely manner, consistent with estimates, and with no breaks in work. The crew was polite, clean/careful, worked well with the neighbors, was responsive to our requests, and offered input that improved the look and function of the space. Lee was pretty much available 24/7.
2. Quality: The design and materials “fit” with our house/neighborhood and exceeded expectations. For many design elements, we did not know specifically what we wanted, but Lee’s team managed to build something that looked better than we visualized. Their attention to detail in the design/build was impressive. They also took the initiative to repair parts of the house (air conditioner etc).
3. Cost: TLG contracting was reasonable in cost. Most of the contractors we contacted quoted us for higher amounts AND had simpler (i.e. cheaper) designs. Further, TLG Contracting designed our favorite house in the neighborhood (both our neighbors also complimented the house’s look). Thus, our decision to go with this company was simple.
In summary, it was a great experience, and we would use them again. We’ve also mentioned to Lee that we would be happy to recommend his work in person/on the phone.