If you're reading this, you must have seen the recent string of zero star reviews for Trisztan, and I'm unfortunately not surprised.
I hired him to do a small interior brick wall project and waited almost a month for him to start instead of going with other masons who could start immediately, largely because he offered a great price. I wish I had just gone with my gut and went with more established firms.
He kept pushing the start date back and back, until he finally showed up a week late to my house. He then told me he didn't feel comfortable doing the project because he had concerns around structural integrity, despite the fact that his own structural engineer had already okayed the plan. He quit the job via text message with no warning and I was left scrambling. I had waited over a month for him, which caused huge problems for me as I only had 2 months to finish my reno.
My best guess is that he just had much bigger projects on the go so he wanted an excuse to quit mine. Do you know why else I think that? I then hired one of the other masons - they were amazing and did the project with no problems whatsoever. What he did was so completely unprofessional and just a brutal thing to do to any homeowner.
Trizstan, if you read my review carefully, you would have seen that I hired another mason after you abandoned the project. He did it with absolutely zero problems - see attached pictures. I also had two other masons come see the wall and they all told me the same thing - this was not a "dangerous" job at all.
It only took me ~1 week to find someone else - I waited 3 months because I just submitted all reviews at the same time for everyone I worked with during my home renovation, and you were one of the worst experiences I had. The only reason I'm writing this review now is to tell anyone reading this that there are literally dozens of other great masons in the GTA area, don't pick one that will make you wait a month, only to abandon your project without warning.