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We had a large stone garden retaining wall adjacent to our driveway, which had been poorly installed years ago. It was falling over and needed to be rebuilt which we wanted to do using the existing bricks. Also our flagstone staircase needed cement repairs. Joseph and his crew were excellent, respectful, polite, neat and tidy and the work they did was exceptional. It looks amazing now that it is finished and we could not be more pleased. When I needed to speak with Joseph he made himself available and so the communication was great -- I find not all contractors make themselves available by phone when you need them, Joseph did. The original quote was what we paid plus some extra work we requested in addition, at a most reasonable price. We quoted the job out to 3 different contractors and this price we determined to be very fair -- plus Joseph didn't try to tell us we couldn't re-use existing materials which one other contractor tried to do to drive up the price. JD's writeup when I had researched the company specified masonry repairs and that is what we were most interested in. The crew of JD Build Masonry were honest, hardworking and did a super job. Other than a couple of days of rain which only slightly delayed their progress, they finished right when they said they would. I would highly recommend Joseph and his team.

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We just finished renovating our bungalow kitchen in East York, and selected Malcolm McGrath for the job. Of all the people who quoted, he was the only one who brought ideas to the table. The direction we gave him was "modern retro with a strong art deco influence”. His approach was thoughtful and collaborative. He knew exactly what to do with that space from the day he walked into our house. He first asked to see the other rooms, and then came up with the notion of integrating the look of the kitchen with the vintage wooden furniture in some of the other rooms. We loved this idea. Malcolm brought creativity and vision, skill and dedication to the project, creating custom moldings and sweating every detail of our kitchen. He and his crew showed up promptly and worked tenaciously every day. They also cleaned up and vacuumed daily, and meticulously protected the other rooms from construction dust. This is a photo album of images from our renovation. It’s called Kitchen Kung-Fu, because that’s what the job he did in our small and challenging space amounts to! I would not only recommend Malcolm, I wish we could hire him for the extra bathroom we want to put in. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ghostofhalloweenspast/sets/72157649907480242/

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