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Jonathan in North York
Jonathan in North York
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Highly Recommended!!

I can’t say enough about Pehzman and his team. They are life savers!!
My wife and I decided to add a 2nd story addition to our bungalow a couple years back. Sadly, the general contractor we originally hired turned out to be a pair of con men who destroyed our home and left us in literal ruin. Yes, we were one of those horror stories you hear about on TV. Our home and all its contents were left exposed to the elements for months after the previous contractor removed our roof without a permit and left it that way, neglected, for several months until we finally took legal action against them. Not knowing where to turn to get our home rebuilt and get our lives back to normal, a contact of ours suggested getting in touch with Pehzman to assess the structural integrity of what we were left with.
After consulting with Pehzman we agreed to hire Rigid Frame to address the first few steps in the process of rebuilding our home. It was apparent right from day 1 that these guys are organized professionals who can be depended on. Crews were on site every day doing a very thorough job and identifiable progress was made daily, we were impressed immediately.

When it was discovered that the scope of their expertise covered all aspects of a full build out of a home, we sat down and requested they put in a bid for the entirety of our project. Their quote was competitive and the workmanship had already been proven to be excellent so we agreed to go with Rigid Frame to handle the entire overseeing of building our home. What a great decision that turned out to be!
The damage from the previous contractor was so great that our little 2nd story addition now became a full build from the ground up. Everything was replaced, walls, flooring, plumbing, electrical, insulation, everything! Pehzman has the credentials to handle every step and did so very smoothly.
Rigid Frame handled everything: waterproofed the basement, assessed and corrected all footings, as well as all required underpinning, produced a legal survey of the property, provided all architectural drawings, repaired all inefficiencies from previous contractors, properly framed the entire home, installed all flooring, plumbing, electrical, insulation, fixtures, entire exterior and also provided some interior/exterior design help. They truly are a one stop shop that can handle any job and get it done within the time tables they indicate. Couldn’t be happier with the decision to hire Rigid Frame to handle it all for us! A+++

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Hi Jonathan. Thank you very much to this very detailed and over-the-top review. Congratulations to you and Michelle in overcoming and fighting through everything and you have won. We are looking forward for you and Michelle to move back to your new home soon.

Arvin and Pezhman

homerenoguy
homerenoguy
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Garage Renovation - Ceiling Modifications for Automotive Lift

Without hesitation, I recommend Pezhman and Arvin from Rigid Frame Structural Engineers Inc. and Architects. They are extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional. Truly assets to the industry and engineering community.

I needed a structural engineer to advise on how I could safely remove the ceiling rafter ties/joists in my residential garage to gain additional height for an automotive lift.

After the initial phone consultation and fee structure was explained, Pezhman and Arvin personally made a site visit and performed an extremely thorough inspection of the existing structure, took detailed measurements, pictures, etc. and answered all of my questions and concerns regarding the design. They do not use sub-contractors to take measurements like some other firms which was very important for me. They also went above and beyond to point out other areas of the structure that would need some minor enhancements to meet the latest building code requirements.

The team was always reachable and produced an excellent design for me. The drawings were provided on time and the level of detail is just incredible. I am very pleased with the service and entire process. I look forward to working with them again during the construction phase of my project.

Thanks Pezhman & Arvin, keep up the great work!

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Hello homerenoguy. We truly appreciate your fantastic compliments and review. We know that you are very busy and we thankful that you found some time to give us your feedback. We wish you the best in your upcoming renovations.

Arvin and Pezhman

Jodie in Markham
Jodie in Markham
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Removing load-bearing walls and exterior framing

We're renovating our home and made significant changes to the layout requiring removal of load-bearing walls. We don't have a general contractor so have been dealing with all of the trades/subcontractors ourselves. Rigid Frame did the plans, permit and work including exterior framing. Arvin and Pezhman are genuinely nice people and have been among our favorite people to work with throughout a very stressful and difficult process. When we had concerns about anything, they were always available to discuss, explain and fix things if they weren't how we wanted them. We now have two giant LVL beams and two steel beams and will soon have a lovely open concept house! Would highly recommend them!!

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Hello Jodie and A. Thank you very much for this fantastic review. We are so happy that we were able to finished the project to your satisfaction. Part of the success were because both of you are ready and decisive all throughout. Enjoy your new home!

Arvin and Pezhman

MJS in Christie Pits-Ossington
MJS in Christie Pits-Ossington
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Structural drawings for basement underpinning

Arvin, Pezhman, and the team at Rigid Frame did a fantastic job preparing the structural drawings for the underpinning of our basement in downtown Toronto. They also applied for all of the required permits on our behalf, conducted all of the site visits during construction, and did our floor plan drawings for the future finishing of the basement. They worked very well alongside our underpinning contractor. They're super professional, easy to get in touch with, and are always available to answer questions. Highly recommended.

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Hello MJS. Thank you very much for this amazing review. Everything were made possible because of your readiness and professional approach to this project. We truly enjoyed working with you and all our brainstorming throughout the course of this project. We wish you all the best on your future renovations.

Arvin and Pezhman

Maria in Thornhill
Maria in Thornhill
1 review Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

removal of load bearing wall in Family room/dining room

We wanted an open concept living and dining area and needed to remove a load bearing wall. We went through Homestars and found Rigid Frame. We initiated a contact with Arvin and I must say the first encounter was very pleasant. He gave us so many detailed information that we decided to go ahead with the project. They did the drawings, permit and eventually construction. Arvin and Pezhman are both very knowledgeable and answered every little questions we had. I know he was very busy abut was always available anytime we called. The construction went on smoothly, the trades people were very professional and Arvin was on site to check the work every step of the way. They finished the work on time and on budget and went above and beyond our expectations. I would not hesitate to use Rigid Frame on our next renovation project. I highly recommend this team for all your structural drawing and construction needs.

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Hi Maria. Thank you very much for this amazing and detailed review. We know that you a very busy getting new furnitures and with the holidays just around the corner. We very happy that we were able to meet your expectations during the construction. Enjoy your newly open concept house.

Arvin and Pezhman

Danny
Danny
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Home addition with structural engineering.

We were referred by a friend who used Rigid Frame Structural Engineer's for a renovation they had done. We needed a large addition added on to our existing home . There was some complicated cantilever's that needed some creative solutions. Pezhman and Arvin came up with a simple cost effective way to solve the problem. They were very professional and exceeded expectations. From the engineering, to the design and including the construction, they handled it all. They returned calls when we had questions and we always felt secure that things would get done right.
I would not hesitate to use them again and will on another one of our upcoming projects.

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Hi Danny. Thank you very much for this review. We are very happy to know that we met the high level of your expectations. It been a pleasure to work with you. We are glad to here that you already moved back to your new home.
Arvin and Pezhman

Woodsmith Construction Inc
Woodsmith Construction Inc
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Multiple projects

As owner of Woodsmith Construction. I have worked with Rigid over the years and have been pleased with the results every time. All the staff are knowledgeable and able to deal with the demanding requirements my projects have. You are in good hands with this engineering firm.

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Hello Woodsmith! Thank you very much much for this review! We enjoyed working with your entire crew and supporting you especially on challenging projects!

Desiree
Desiree
1 review Toronto, ON
8/10

Extension

We live in a 100 year old house so there was concern about many things; HVAC, support, etc. Some creative work arounds were required. Arvin and Pezhman worked well with the contractor and inspector to get the job done. Always very courteous

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Hi Desiree. Thank you you much for this kind review. We know that you are very busy which makes this review extra special. The success of your project relied upon the good and open communications and your readiness that tackled the unforeseen challenges brought by your renovations.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Courtice, ON
6/10

Remove load bearing wall, install support beam

Work was scheduled for 2 weeks, after many delays work was completed in 10 weeks. Many of the delays were NOT the fault of the company.
However the work was slow (general contractor was horrid,( read to the end)), my home was VERY dirty, dusty for the duration . General contractor did not use protective coverings on my furniture, carpet or stairways, a carpet in my basement was beyond repair and had to be destroyed. For some reason all the frame cutting was completed indoors, hence the extreme mess.

The gentlemen that own the company were very knowledgeable about the work they were completing, kind, considerate and courteous.
The trades rating:
drywall: excellent, fast , clean, amazing detail work
Electrical: good (he was working another business (non electrical), during the time he spent at my home- thus a 2 day job took 2 weeks), his work was good, though all the little cuts of electrical wire were left where they landed.
H VAC: excellent
Steel Beam installer: excellent
Handyman general construction: HORRID
Plumbing: excellent
The general contractor was let go near the end of the job, but the damage to my carpets, furniture and just absolutely everything in my basement was horrific. You may wonder why I didn't complain about the general contractor; I was overwhelmed at the slow pace of the job , I was concerned that if I complained additional delays as this employee was replaced would extend the work even further.
I would recommend this company with the caveat, do your own furniture and carpet coverings before any work is started.
The finished product is very nice, I have a safe, solid steel beam supporting my open concept home.

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Hello there. Thank you for this very detailed review and for all your patience during this project. We apologize to that you had this experience with one of our trade. We are happy that the rest of our crew did excellent job. To the readers, we would like to clarify the schedule and other important items contained in this review. Our original contract is to install 1 beam, 1 post, relocate 1 electrical switch and remove portion of the drywall in the ceiling to install the beam. When we started the job, the permit drawings that where provided to us did not reflect the correct scenario. As engineers and architects, we were able to take over the revisions of the drawings and resubmitted the drawings back to the city for approval (no additional cost to the client). We ended up installing 2 beams, 4 posts, 2 footings, relocated plumbing to feed the 2 bathrooms for the second floor, reroute 2 ducts for the second floor, rerun 2 central vac pipes, remove and reinstall the entire drywall ceiling in the kitchen, dining room and living room and half of the basement, remove and reinstall a portion of the subfloor, relocate a few number of electrical switches and was asked to install pot lights. We strongly believed that the amount of time spent are acceptable to finish all of these items including doing the engineering, drawings and waiting for the city. The unplanned changes and additional to the job resulted to unexpected dust and debris which we did our best to control. All throughout this project, we are communicating on a daily basis to the client in order to get their feedback and answer any of their concerns, if there are any. Throughout the project, we were very forthcoming and honest to the client; hence we don't know where the idea that saying anything will cause additional delay to the project came from. Thank you very much for reading and we hoped that we were able to explain our position and clarify the contents of this review. Rigid Frame always strive to meet and exceed clients' expectations in all of our project.

Jill & Ryan from Retire-At-Home Services
Jill & Ryan from Retire-At-Home Services
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Drawings and permits for tricky garage

I contacted Pezhman on the merit of the other strong Homestar reviews. I liked him over the phone so agreed to have him come to the house. He came with his business partner and they were very nice, helpful, and generated ideas of how to replace our garage doors so that a vehicle could actually drive into the garage.

They were very good to deal with, submitted all the drawings and the permit was granted in a flash.

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Hi Jill and Ryan,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We know that both of you are very busy and we really appreciate your time! We are looking forward to continue to support you in the construction.

Pezhman and Arvin

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We service the entire GTA, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Durham Region, Halton Hills, Brampton, Burlington, Markham,Vaughan, York region, King, Stouffville, Aurora, Newmarket, RichmondHill, Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa, Uxbridge

CATEGORIES
Structural Engineering, Architects, Design/Build, and General Contractors
PRODUCTS
**Structural design and drawings for small to large projects for Architects, Contractors, Homeowners. **Architectural and Structural design for residential, commercial and industrial projects including City permit applications. **Design-Build projects through our sister Company Rigid Frame Builders Inc. **Design of any type of wood, Concrete, steel and light-gauge steel stud framing. **Design of Building and houses in Conventional or Modern Style **Design of Pedestrian Bridges. **Design of access roads to properties and lots. **3D Model design of Architectural and Structural Projects. **Preparation of Steel shop drawings. **Preparation of Steel stud shop drawings.
SERVICES
We prepare full city building permit package for custom homes, renovations, additions and basements in accordance with Building Code and City by-laws. We offer architectural and structural design for new and old buildings and houses in creating open concept space (load bearing wall removal), billboard sign supports, building renovations, building additions, mechanical supports, mezzanines with guard rails and stairs, specialty doors and windows supports, retrofit, and steel shop drawing review and many more. We are One Stop Shop!
SPECIALITIES
Permit Applications, Architectural and Structural Drawings for building additions, renovations, rebuild, underpinning, walkout entrance for basements. Preparation of steel shop-drawings Specialized in Designing of: > Wood structures > Steel structures > Concrete Structures > Load bearing Light Gauge Steel stud structures
WEBSITE
http://rigidframeses.com/
PAYMENT METHOD
Credit card, Cheque, e-Money Transfer
LICENSES
Professional Engineers of Ontario
MEMBERSHIPS
Professional Engineers of Ontario
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Master Degree in Structural Engineering (Ryerson Univ.) and Architectural Diploma (George Brown)
PROJECT MINIMUM
No project is too small
BONDED
Yes
PROJECT RATE
Quotation with fixed fee will be provided
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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