David R. Smith Design Inc.

Drafting Service
401 Craven Rd. Toronto ON M4L 2Z5
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chris
chris
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Semi-detached reno

Stop reading this and call David!!
We were looking for a company that would design and build our reno, and after meeting with several companies we found they either focused more on design vs build, or build vs design, and weren't involved in the end to end process. And to be transparent, they were also charging a lot of money and seemed focused on getting to the new job vs taking the time to understand our asks (how do you spend $100,000+ on a reno without taking time upfront).
When we spoke with David on the phone, he explained his process, came to the house to see our ask, and we knew he was the right person. It didn't matter if this was a bigger or smaller build to David, from the start he kept saying this was 'our build', his goal is to help bring that design to fruition, and he worked with us through multiple revisions and cost analysis to make that happen. That's the thing with hiring David, he doesn't just send you a pretty design with some blueprints, he starts with your high level aspirations (we sent MANY photos to him on the dream reno), he took all the measurements of the house and sent back several potential designs to help us focus on what we'd like, advised of cost implications across them and where tradeoffs would need to occur to best stretch our budget, and then he gets you to the point where you are WOW'd by the design outcome.
He made himself available after hours, via text/email as that is my thing, talked us through alternates down to tile size/shape/colour, and then after all of that provided names of contractors we could reach out to in case we were still looking.
Beyond the design and planning work he signed up for, he was the intermediary with the contractors, with the city for permits, with the inspectors, and with neighbours when we needed clarification, and he guided us through the full process it is because of David we had a clear plan, felt at ease, and know made the right decisions.
He is patient, relaxed, honest, transparent, knowledgeable, responded to all asks no later than the next day, and has a passion to help people.
Without that guidance and ongoing support we would have been lost.
David is the value add!!
So what are you waiting for? Call him.
Chris

Approximate cost of services:
$200,000.00
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Company Response

A sincere thank you Chris for the very generous and enthusiastic review, it means a lot to me and I appreciate you taking the time to post it. Looking back, it seems a little unreal that the three of us started talking about your project just as COVID really kicked in over two years ago. Irrespective of all that came with the Pandemic, working with you and Michelle was a real highlight for me. You were both very energetic and yet easy going at every meeting, and it seemed we could always find something to laugh about. I think we made a great team and I am grateful for the camaraderie and the chance to collaborate. I am so excited to see the finished space and all the work that has gone into it. Take care and all the best!