DWC General Contractor

Design/Project Management
Markham ON L3S 3A2
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Main floor renovation in Mississauga
Main floor renovation in Mississauga
0 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Main floor renovation

DWC General Contractor
416-828-7436
Markham
ON
L3S 3A2
CANADA

For the last few months we have been contemplating on remodeling our main floor which included removing walls, adding loadbearing beams, new flooring and relocating the HVAC, plumbing and electrical services so that we could make the main area completely open concept.

We selected DWC based on their understanding of our ideas. Throughout our initial consultation, not only did they listen to what we wanted, but DWC made valuable and creative suggestions including dividing the project into 2 phases which would allow us to get the best value and wow factor for our money. This secured our confidence that they fully understood our ideas and concerns.

This was a large project and from the start, they arranged all the architectural drawings, work permits and subcontractors for all the services. As the project progressed, Donovan made us feel at ease and communicated to us every day on what work was involved - The crew were courteous and respectful of our family and at the end of each day, they would carry out a detailed builders clean up - both on the interior and exterior.

During the project, the team came across a number of unexpected surprises which they repaired without delaying the project.

There is a 2nd phase to this large project, so suffice it to say, we will be using Donovan and his team again to complete some of the cosmetics in the main area and update the kitchen.

The first phase of the project finished on time, within budget and today, we now have a modernized open concept, fully functional main area, which by the way looks exquisite. “Oh, we were so right to select DWC” !!

See you soon Donovan…

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Mignon in Ajax
Mignon in Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

Basement Reno - Retaining Wall

We hired DWC to renovate our basement apartment. When Donavon came in to provide the quote he suggested to fully gut the basement and rebuild it as the layout was strange and there was so much unused/wasted space.

We are so glad that we decided to go that route because what was beneath was a complete mess. There was a major crack in the foundation that needed immediate attention and the basement was not structurally sound due to poor workmanship of past contractors.

Donavon and his team repaired all of the damage and were able to utilize every inch of space to give us more living space then we had before.
Every suggestion Donavon made panned out. We now have a modern basement apartment that looks great and doesn’t feel like a dungeon.

Donavon and the team are skilled and knowledgeable professionals. They are all friendly and respectful. They did an exceptional job of answering all of our questions (and there were a lot) and providing explanations when asked.
They also kept the construction site clean as they worked which was an added bonus.

We also had DWC build a retaining wall, stairs and put weeping tiles in the backyard. DWC does it all!!

Thank you DWC for a job well done.

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Company Response

Mj, I can truly say it was an honour and a pleasure working with you and your family so much so that we felt like you had adopted us all in!! The original project started on a smaller scale and with an ever growing vision, morphed into somewhat of an overhaul. The transformation was awesome to watch as it progressed but I know it wasn't easy to live within the home while undergoing such major reno's! We appreciate that you were all so gracious throughout the process!

Tammy in Toronto from Toronto
Tammy in Toronto from Toronto
5 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Loadbearing wall removal

We knew the removal of a major load-bearing wall in our 100-year old Toronto house would be a complicated task because of permits, HVAC and electrical issues, but would require careful attention to finishing as well since we wanted to keep some of the original features of the house intact. The original hardwood would need to be matched where the wall had come out, and we wanted to retain the original curve where the lathe-and-plaster walls met the ceiling. Once the drawings were complete we sought several quotes; DWC was on the high-to-middle end but we don’t regret a penny. From the start, communication and expectations were clear and work was carried out efficiently. We didn’t vacate the premises during this time and the team did everything they could to minimize the impact, even though I’m sure it would have been much simpler for them if we (and our big dog) hadn’t been there. Donavan dealt with inspections, an unhelpful structural engineer, and a significant and unexpected last-minute change on our part with a consistently open and pleasant demeanour. All his employees and sub trades were extremely pleasant and polite to me and my family. When I had to leave town he continued to check in daily to keep me informed. When our original plan was expanded he made what we felt was a reasonable adjustment to the original pricing. The work was completed on time and on budget, and exceeded expectations in terms of maintaining/matching the original features. This company is the complete opposite of all those nightmare renovation experiences you’ve heard about.

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Company Response

Thank you so much Tammy! I am truly humbled by your thoughtful and kind review! It was such a pleasure working with you and your lovely family, including your big dog! You were very hospitable and so easy to work with! You have a beautiful and charming home so it was important to me that we keep the character intact. It was a fun project and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Donavon and the team

Just in Scarborough
Just in Scarborough
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Door Installation

The company we bought our door from hired DWC to install our door. You might think, it's just a door installation, but it's amazing what you might run in to especially a house that has shifted. These guys were one of the most professional I've ever dealt with. They were meticulous and precise. They made sure that door was square even to the point to make sure it did not swing open when left ajar. Even though they had a second job waiting, they did not rush to finish. They made sure the job was well done. Quality over quantity. I would most definitely contact them if we ever have a project to do.

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Company Response

We are so thankful for your kind words. It was a pleasure being able to assist you in installing your new door!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Contractor with a heart

We have known donovan for more than 7 years now. He did put kitchen and main floor in our old home and when we bought a new one with the idea of changing the main floor around, he was the one we chose. We did open up the competition and he blew them away. We really like Donovan because he never says something is impossible. He will work with you to understand what you want and what you need. He sees your vision and improves upon it. Even before coming up with a plan, he spends hours trying to come up with the least expensive and possible option. He is the only contractor who does not dismiss your ideas out of hand. The other thing we like about Donovan is that he treats all his crew like his family. They are all loyal to him. And so do a good job with the Reno. He is now like a family member to us as well. You cannot go wrong with Dinivan if he chooses to accept your project.

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Company Response

Thank you! You are quite the visionary and I enjoyed every minute of working with you to bring your many ideas to fruition! You are officially part of the DWC family, we've had a blast!! We look forward to building your new office!

Donavon & DWC team

Alice V.
Alice V.
1 review Pickering, ON
10/10

Kitchen, bathroom renos

Donavon and his team were efficient and very attentive to detail. He is full of great ideas it's hard to pick just one of them. He was very in tune to what we wanted and was very patient with finishing touches to give it the look we wanted. His pricing is very fair and explained any and everything if we were confused about it. Also very honest in his opinions and suggestions. I recommend him to anyone and we would call on him again for any other work we would need to get done! He and his team were also very friendly as well as professional and were very instrumental in making our house a home.

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Company Response

Alice! Thank you!! When we were in the initial stages of recreating your home to accommodate a professional bakers kitchen, admittedly I was excited for the years of future treats to come!! It was so much fun working with you and your beautiful family!

L. Fairfax in Markham
L. Fairfax in Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Main Floor Reno & Basement Reno

Donavon Walker is a visionary with 20 years Contractor experience who doesn't shy away from design challenges. All things are possible with him & his team & he has transformed out home from the basement up. We have used his services 3 times without any regret.

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Company Response

Thank you Lois, I am humbled by your kind words! As for me being a visionary, I could only fulfill that role with a client that believes and trusts in my vision and 'the big picture' and both you and Mike have done that! You two (not to forget the boys) have been very instrumental in the success of our partnership and I am grateful for the faith you put in me and my team!

nawt.nat31
nawt.nat31
1 review Ajax, ON
10/10

Kitchen backsplash

Great workmanship at a great price. Donavan is professional and friendly and gets the job done right

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Company Response

Thank you Natalie! We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you in the future!

Donavon and the DWC crew

Adrian
Adrian
1 review Oshawa, ON

First Review

10/10

Finish Basement / Entertainment Space

DWC General Contractor
416-828-7436
Markham
ON
L3S 3A2
CANADA

We recently had our 1500sq ft unfinished basement transformed into an entertainment space. The DWC team was very professional and extremely polite. Their team is made up of professionals with specific skills(no random handymen messing up the work, been there). I was very impressed with the quality of the work. The team also tidied up every evening. I was able to go down and take a look without stubbing my toe or stepping on a nail. We have worked with other contractors in the past and this was a very refreshing change. They also have a designer on staff. She is AMAZING to work with, she respected our choices and stayed on budget; while helping us to accomplish the high-end look that we wanted. I would definitely recommend DWC. Everyone that visits our home loves our basement.

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Company Response

Adrian and Tugs, I know I speak on behalf of the entire team when I say that it was an absolute pleasure working with you two!! You are both visionaries in your own right so we appreciated your openness to our suggestions and we loved that you had your own!! We thank you for entrusting us with your beautiful home. We were ecstatic with the end results and look forward to the next project!!

Stacey and the DWC team!

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More about DWC General Contractor

We at DWC General Contractor take pride in are work , and sky's the limit when it comes to creating a wonderfully space for our clients. We have been in business for over 21 years, with WSIB , fully licensed trades, and with Liability insurance. We specialize in projects from start to finish residential and commercial.

CATEGORIES
Design/Project Management and General Contractors
SERVICES
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement and everything else reno.
SPECIALITIES
We go above and beyond to ensure the quality of the work while being your trusted advisor.
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1996
PAYMENT METHOD
Mastercard, Cheque and e-transfer
LICENSES
All technicians are licensed as required
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
YES. Ask for details. Depends on Project.
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