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10/10

Dealing with Shed in a Day was easy from start to finish. We purchased a 12x8 Cottage Workshop Shed and placed the order around early July 2021 for installation in mid-August 2021. Our 12x8 shed was the largest you can get in Toronto without having to apply for a permit. They were accomodating with change orders and communication was always clear. They were great every step of the way from asking for pics of the location of the shed, to choosing paint colours, and asking where certain items should be positioned (windows, shelves, tool rack, etc). They confirmed the date and time of installation and the installers arrived on time and got to work immediately. Our 12x8 shed was up in about 3 hours. I corresponded with Andrew and Scott by email for the entire process. Their site was user friendly and shows pricing for all the options available. I was able to get an idea of the costs prior to receiving the quote. I appreciated this a lot because I prefer getting an idea for an estimated cost before submitting a request for a quote. I think the prices are reasonable considering the price of lumber these days and the pricing was better than other quoted prices I received. I should note that they were running a special for the shed I ordered at the time of this review, which saved us a few hundred dollars (after calculating and comparing the "a la carte" options). Overall, I highly recommend this company.

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Hi Jan, thank you very much for your kind words; this is what we love to hear. We hope you enjoy your new 12’x8’ Cottage Workshop Shed. Please reach out to us if you ever need anything. Take care.
All the Best,
Shed In A Day

10/10

We retained Grand Building and Contracting to conduct a complete gut/renovation of our semi-detached house. Our house was built in 1929, and had very little work done to it (IE there was no insulation). It was a challenging project, and we interviewed many contractors and design/build companies. Grand stood out right away from the first meeting. They came in, listened to what we wanted, got an idea of our budget and came back to us with a well laid out, itemized budget/plan. Right from the start they took us seriously and understood how important this project was for us. We underpinned the basement (unfinished) and gutted/renovated the main/second floor, which included opening up the floor plan, and moving our staircases. We had never done any kind of serious renovation before and really had no idea what to expect. We really lucked out with Grand. We dealt with Adam primarily, who guided us through each step of the renovation process in a respectful manner, didn’t talk down to us and explained everything that needed to be done. Extra work was required along the way (which was to be expected given the complexities of the old house especially with the underpinning), and Adam advised us ahead of time what extra work was required, the reasons why, and the costs associated. When they ran into problems (which there were many), Adam always figured out a solution, keeping our needs (and most importantly our budget) in mind. Adam was extremely responsive, upfront and easy to deal with. We never worried about checking up on him or the project, as Adam would keep us up to date and it was evident that work was being completed when we were able to visit the site - we never felt the need to “check up” on them. Their vendors and trades were very friendly and great to deal with as well. Grand was great with our neighbours, which was really important because it was a small site and dealt with any of their issues in a prompt and polite manner. They also established a great relationship with the City Inspector. The project ran longer than anticipated, but again, noting the age of the house and the issues encountered along the way, this was to be expected. Adam did a great job of managing our expectations, keeping us on budget, keeping us informed and helping us when we got stuck making decisions. When Adam wasn’t available, either Jason or Alex were available if we needed them. Grand Building and Contracting turned our house from a cold, drafty place that was not very functional into a warm, safe (up to code!), and open space that is truly a pleasure to live in. We really lucked out with Grand Building, because as I said, we really didn’t know what we were getting into, and in this case it felt like we were family in that I always felt confident that Grand had our best interests in mind. I can’t recommend them enough and intend to use them again for further projects in the future.

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Hi Jan,

Thank you very much for being an amazing client to work for. You allowed us to perform to our highest abilities. Your communication, decision making ability, patience, and commitment amongst other positives allowed your project to blossom into something we can all be proud of. Thank you for the kind words.