Focus Construction

General Contractors
Toronto ON M6J 2R6
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reeshilary
reeshilary
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Full home renovation

We hired Tim and Focus Construction to do the impossible. Fully restore and completely re-invent a historic home in Oakville. From effectively dealing with the Heritage Society to creating our custom features Tim had every angle covered.

We were delighted with the whole project and especially with how our features like the waterfall pool, sprung floor gym, custom wine cellar, specialty safe and 3 story elevator. Tim was really knowledgeable and anticipated potential issues before they became problems.

He was extremely well organized and managed to coordinate every trade seamlessly. We were grateful for his easy going and friendly manner. He was always reachable and we felt thoroughly informed the whole way throughout. Thank you Focus Construction!

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Thank you Hilary for such a great review. This project was probably Focus Construction's favourite job. Your house is absolutely gorgeous and it was a real pleasure to work with you.

M.C. in Toronto
M.C. in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Multi-Unit Reno

When I purchased my first income property I was totally overwhelmed when it came time to renovate. I'd seen the shows but real life was pretty different. Thank god for Focus Construction. They helped me create a floor plan and renovation concept that maximized rental income, kept to my budget and satisfied code - and my insurance company :)

I thought Tim was great to work with. He as super organized which kept the project on time. He was great with everyone from his crew of trades to the inspectors. I'd highly recommend Tim and Focus Construction GTA.

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Thanks so much for the great review Melanie. Focus Construction is very proud of the work we do and I am so happy your income property is up and running.

kent  in Old Toronto
kent in Old Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom window

Our custom window was installed on May 1st, 2019 by Focus Construction. The installation took 4 hrs., including all finishes to our complete satisfaction. Excellent job. We would use them again.

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Thank you for the great review Kent, I am happy you and your wife liked the window installation. Focus Construction is proud of the work we do and we hope to see you again for your next renovation.

romy in Toronto
romy in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Great Experience

Focus Construction delivered what they promised! Tim was always available and very sensitive to our needs and taste. He always managed to turn the stress of renovation into laughter and came up with creative solutions to problems. My family and I would not hesitate to recommend Tim, and his team, to anyone in need of a renovation.

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Thank you so much Romy, it was a pleasure working with you and your family. Focus Construction GTA looks forward to working with you again in the near future.

Marian Scott in Toronto
Marian Scott in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom renovation

The mission statement of Focus Construction is exactly what anyone needs to know about this company:
“Our purpose is to build and renovate homes to help clients realize their dream space. We excel at reliably providing a high quality product with an emphasis on customer experience. Our goal is to exceed expectations and foster lasting relationships.”
My husband and I recently had our bathroom renovated, and the team at Focus Construction exceeded all expectations. Tim’s degree of professionalism was top-notch, exemplified by his willingness to accommodate our time-frame and comfort level during the week-long renovation. His attention to detail and overall quality control were unparalleled in terms of our experience with other contractors renovating our previous home. It was refreshing to hire a contracting company which A. listened to what we wanted, and B. created our dream space according to the plans agreed upon with a few minor revisions.
We look forward to future projects headed up by Focus Construction.

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Thank you Marian for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your husband, I am happy to hear that you love your new bathroom. I think your vison has come together nicely and formed a beautiful finished product. Focus Construction always aims to exceed expectations and it brings great pleasure to myself and the team that you are satisfied.

Mike in Old Toronto
Mike in Old Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
0/10

Drywall and water damage repair

Where to start, fancy website, good reviews, fair quote from the owner, should be good right? Here come the red flags. Payment up front for 50%, cheque payable to a numbered company. Workers showing up late (after 11 am each day rather than 9 am as promised) or not at all one day meaning the 3 day job became 6 while living in a construction site the whole time. The last day the owner asked for final payment as they were "finishing up". I paid in good faith (my mistake as I had to be at work and couldn’t be home). Turns out they didn’t finish but they took the cheque and cashed it anyway. Job not done. Followed up with a concern after I started painting (drywall tape pulling through due to not enough mud used on the job), the owner denies it and first blames the paint product I used, then lack of preparation, then that the drywall must have been wet, then that there must have been dust. Either way, my fault not his. Offers to redo the work at my expense. A photo is worth a thousand words right? Enjoy these photos of the type of work $4k gets you. The baseboard work look like something out of high school shop class. Avoid at all costs. EDIT: so after the owner tried to have this review removed claiming that I wasn't an actual customer, he then proceeds to make disparaging and false comments to put himself in a better light For example, that I asked for the baseboards to be done like that Just wanted to add he made no attempt to fix the situation other than offer a $110 refund to "have someone else finish the job". What a complete joke of a company

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Hi Mike,

I'm sorry to see this review after all our conversations. I always guarantee my work and make every effort to ensure a high quality product. As I tried to explain, the issue was not with the quality of the drywall work. Unfortunately the main issue arose when you painted over top of the drywall yourself but told me you were hiring a professional crew. A professional painter would paint the drywall and complete the finish work (the caulking and the filling leaving everything with a finished look - this is why in the pictures the walls look unfinished). Since you did not hire painters and didn't properly prep the walls (vacuuming and cleaning - a professional painting team always does this) the drywall now looks like it's flaking, crumbling and showing tape lines. When fresh drywall isn't cleaned before painting, the paint can't properly adhere to the wall and sticks to the layer of drywall dust. This causes it to chip and flake off particularly after several coats of paint.

I would have been happy to tell you how to properly prep the walls if I'd known you were painting yourself, however since I was told a professional crew was handling the rest I assumed it would be done properly. Unfortunately I cannot be responsible for work that's not done by me or my team.

I'm understand that this is frustrating. I know there were several other home improvement initiatives you undertook yourself that also didn't turn out well and that this is stressful for you. I am happy to help guide my clients or make suggestions if they want to undertake work themselves but cannot do so when I haven't been properly informed.

As a side note, the trim work looks unfinished because it hasn't been caulked and filled. It is an industry standard for painters to do this when painting fresh drywall. The trim doesn't match because you specifically requested not to replace all the trim (which I suggested) and only wanted a small section replaced. I had indicated several times that it would not match (similar trim is no longer available) and would not look good but you were firm that this was what you wanted.

All the best,

Tim

Dave
Dave
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

2-Bedroom Condo Renovation

Focus Construction did a complete renovation of my 2 bedroom condo (approx. 1000 sq ft.), excluding the bathrooms. From the time I first met Tim, he impressed me with his knowledge, experience and attention to detail. Not only did he provide me with a very fair estimate, he also went above and beyond what the other contractors did for their estimates (he was pointing out details and areas of concern but also provided multiple solutions as to the quality of finishes and price ranges. Once I decided to go with Focus Construction for my renovations, I knew I had the right team for the job.

Tim kept me in-the-loop of the team’s progress throughout the entire project. He also explained areas where additional work was required prior to carrying it out so I was aware of any additional costs. On top of that, Tim also managed to find ways where we were able to save some money and not compromise on quality. At the end of the day, Focus Construction came through on budget and completed everything in a timely fashion.

Tim and his team (including Mike who did a ton of excellent work throughout the project) also followed up and carried out additional work on every single item my wife and I asked of throughout the project, which was absolutely fantastic and made the entire renovation experience extremely smooth and non-stressful.

In the end, Focus Construction far exceeded all of our expectations and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering doing renovations, construction, etc. to their homes in the future. Thanks Tim, Mike and the entire team that made our renovations a huge success, we couldn’t be happier with it!

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Thank you Dave, Focus Construction is proud of our work and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our work and quality.

John in Toronto
John in Toronto
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Fantastic bathroom renovation

Back in October 2017, my wife and I were a little nervous to do a renovation but Tim and his crew made us feel completely at ease throughout the whole process. We completely gutted and refinished our bathroom and couldn't be happier with the result. Tim gave us a realistic quote and stayed on budget. He and his crew even worked after hours and on the weekend to finish the job ahead of schedule. I'd highly recommend his services and will be using Focus Construction again when we do our basement.

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Thanks for the great review John, our team at Focus Construction GTA thinks your bathroom turned out great. I loved your vision and am happy you enjoyed our work.

Melissa in Toronto
Melissa in Toronto
1 review Burlington, ON
10/10

Honest, Friendly & Detail Oriented = Amazing Bathroom Transformation

Tim and his team were absolutely amazing from start to finish. From our first planning meeting with Tim, to our bathroom renovation being revealed to us last September (2017) - I couldn't have asked for a more detail-oriented, honest and friendly group of contractors to hire. The quality of the work is impeccable, and the attention to detail is much appreciated - we've had so many compliments from friends and family. We have done renovations previously with other contractors and found we had overpaid for services rendered - Tim is not only fair, but he is very upfront and honest with all costs associated with the work he is doing. Look forward to using Focus Construction again and highly recommend them to everyone we know!

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Thank you Melissa, I had a wonderful experience working with you and your fiance. Focus Construction is very proud of our work and we are thrilled you are happy with it. We look forward to working with you again.

semberle
semberle
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom leak

We had a leak from our upstairs shower into our kitchen. The team quick diagnosed the problem and suggested alternatives to remedy, with varying degrees of cost and complexity so we could make informed choices. Appreciated the team's transparency and customer focus. Would recommend

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Thank you Scott, Focus Construction works very hard to keep the client informed of possible issues and costs.

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Your home vision is our sole mission. We’re here to help you get the most of your renovation or new build. Focus Construction GTA is a full-service general contracting company transforming homes in Toronto and beyond. Our clients trust us to create beautiful spaces from modest bathroom renovations to brand-new ...
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