Murphy's Masonry

Masonry & Bricklaying
Toronto ON M8V 1X9
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9.8 10 (72 reviews)

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Private User
Private User reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Chimney re-pointing

A 75 yr old chimney was looking old. Missing mortar, large gaps. Needed work. Others said re-build but too expensive!

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
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Paul & Carolyn in Oakville
Paul & Carolyn in Oakville
12 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Masonry Rebuild of Garage Front

The crew who Ruairi at Murphy's Masonry sent was a 10/10. Eddie and Chilo were punctual, reliable, hard-working, professional, meticulous and communicative.
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I met with Ruairi Murphy on 2 occasions to discuss his quote and the next steps. We also had several further email exchanges.
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The mortar on our garage front was not only cracking but it was separating to the point where the bricks were shifting and it was a safety hazard. The aluminum on the garage door frame was buckling. The job was to remove all of the bricks on the front of the garage, diagnose the problem, correct the problem and reuse all of the same bricks. The timeline for the project was estimated at 4 days. Due to weather it was spread over 8 days.
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Eddie would call or text me daily to advise on his arrival time. He and Chilo would always come when they said. Rain is not conducive to brick laying so this period in November was rainy which reduced the available daily working hours. Eddie would watch the weather forecasts like a hawk and let me know if the next day was going to be a full or partial work day. To keep the momentum going Eddie and Chilo worked through a weekend to make up for lost time. They protected their work with tarps for the rainy days.
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As it turns out the cause of the shifting bricks was not a foundation concern (as first suspected) but rather a structural/lintel shifting problem. Eddie and Ruairi discussed and arrived at a solution, the rebuilding began....old brick by old brick. Cleaning off the old mortar and using levels on every piece of the puzzle. It was getting dark early so around 5pm the floodlights came out and they worked in the bitter cold. A propane heater was on site...not for their creature comfort but to aid in the mortar setting.
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One challenge was to reuse all of the old bricks since a match was not available. A dozen or so bricks could not be reused which resulted in replacement look-a-likes to be inserted in the right side column and painted with a matching colour. The true paint colour did not reveal itself until it dried. I think the Home Depot paint department missed on the match. Eddie left the paint with me so I will deal with home depot to resolve (when it gets warmer!)
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Oh yes, and during all of this the crew parged an inside foundation wall of the garage and tuckpointed a number of cracks on the back of the house.
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Eddie and Chilo carefully cleaned up the job site and rode off into the sunset!
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Would I recommend and rehire. Of course yes.

Approximate cost of services:
$17,000.00
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Company Response

Yes, our Eddy rocks. Happy that you're satisfied with our work!

Fantastic Stone work
Fantastic Stone work
3 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Stonework Flowerbed boarded

Many thanks to Eddie, Chilo and Angel from Murphysmasonry who just completed stone work flower bed edging around three flowerbeds in our front yard. The guys are GREAT! Work is fantastic. They are professional, on time and very clean. Could not ask for more!
Highly recommend Murphys and Eddies crew! Best project yet!

Approximate cost of services:
$14,000.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

Thank you so much for your generous review!! It's a good day when we get clients like you.

Craig C. in North York
Craig C. in North York
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Repair of front steps

Our steps were badly in need of repair / replacement and Murphy's Masonry did an excellent job of matching and replacing the damaged areas - completely satisfied.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,900.00
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Company Response

Thank you so much Craig! Glad we could help and make those steps safer.

JackieG
JackieG
0 reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Repair Front Porch

Professional work & excellent service. Best experience we had with trades in years. We highly recommend Murphy's Masonry!!
The estimate had a full and detail description of the work to be done and it was delivered on time to our complete satisfaction (no unpleasant surprises or hiding fees)
The mason prepared the area, worked with outmost attention to detail and after he finished his work took the time to give us some recommendations and responded to our questions. Before he left he cleaned the area were he worked to perfection .
Our porch looks like new!!

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

Thank you so much Jackie. Was a pleasure working with you.

gordhyland199
gordhyland199
0 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Masonary repair work to the outside of the house

We required Masonary repair to 3 areas of the outside of our house. The worker was very professional, hardworking and did an outstanding job repairing the affected areas. We are very pleased with the work done and would not hesitate to recommend Murphys Masonary!!

Approximate cost of services:
$3,700.00
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Company Response

Thank you! So glad you were happy with the work done.

Trevor in Toronto
Trevor in Toronto
12 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Parging repair

Very happy with the quality of work! The team was very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!

Approximate cost of services:
$750.00
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Company Response

Thank you so much Trevor!!
-Ruairi

Maxine
Maxine
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Excellent Workmanship

Murphy's was one of two companies that I found online regarding an estimate for brickwork at my home. The bricks on both columns of the garage were either broken or spalling (a recent addition to my vocabulary (smile). First, I was impressed with Murphy's because of my very positive interaction with Lori (the admin staff member; every office should have a Lori!). Second, Ruari's professionalism was reflected in the estimate, which outlined his proposed approach to the job. That approach was a deciding factor in going with the company. Finally, and most important was the crew that Murphy's sent to do the job - Dwight and Darnell. They worked very hard, finishing the job earlier than anticipated, and the end result was so impressive that neighbours and other trades professionals commented on it. I have since called Murphy's to thank them for sending me their best crew, based on the high quality, neat work they did, their polite and respectful manner, and the way they cleaned up the site afterwards. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Murphy's Masonry. Thank you.

Approximate cost of services:
$11,865.00
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Boston Mom
Boston Mom
2 reviews Toronto, ON
2/10

Repointing of brick exterior walls & chimney

Murphy’s Masonry was hired to repoint some mortar on the exterior of my home, and my chimney. They’ve come back now three times to fix parts they missed and there’s still issues with the job. Based on my experience I do not recommend using this company’s Hamilton location.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,800.00
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

Hi,

I am sad to see you are unhappy with the job done on your home. Not to justify the matter, but to shed some light- your job was our first job of this years season with our new crew member that we had just begun training up (paired with an experienced mason). When the job was initially completed we did came back to fix the mistakes/ fill the joints the new labourer had missed. After that, when you were still dissatisfied, and I took a look + there were some joints that still got missed, I mentioned it to the boys and tried to contact you to have this remedied. Because you felt you had a negative experience- I did give you a 50% discount on the price when we finished the job and I am still more than happy to come back to resolve the issues completely and to your satisfaction. I did reach out to you via text to but have not heard back. I would like to fix this for you to your satisfaction, as we pride ourselves on our reputation.

Regards,
Ruairi
Owner

Lori De luca reid in Brampton
Lori De luca reid in Brampton
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Landscape wall & pathway

Beautiful work. Perfectly laid bricks and stones. Polite and respectful labourers and owners - I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Approximate cost of services:
$10,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you so much Lori!!!

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More about Murphy's Masonry

Murphy's Masonry is a total package residential and commercial masonry contractor servicing the GTA.

Our mission is to supply our customers with top quality services at a competitive price. To develop relationships with our clients and our employees that are based on honesty, commitment and loyalty.

We will collaborate with you from the beginning phases of your project to the end.

CATEGORIES
Masonry & Bricklaying, Tuck Pointing, and Chimney Build & Repair
PRODUCTS
Masonry Services
SERVICES
Brickwork, Brick restoration, tuckpointing, concrete repairs, concrete steps, stone work, brick veneer, stone veneer, brick repair/replacement, retaining walls, mortar repair, chimney replacement, chimney repair, fireplace repair, replace replacement, parging, underpinning, basement lowering and much more.
BRANDS
Murphy's Masonry Ltd.
STYLES
Heritage brick homes
SPECIALITIES
Tuckpointing, Brick repair, Chimney replacements, parging, brick repair, Brick replacement
WEBSITE
https://www.murphysmasonry.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2015
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
7
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
600
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
5 years
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