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10/10

Dave & team did a large-scale stone refacing for us 2017, and we are still very satisfied with the result. We had some light mortar cracking over the last couple years, which was recently addressed by Rhett - who was very cordial, courteous and took time to explain the gameplan (ie tuckpoint repair). The finished product again looks great. We appreciate the continued service & follow-up.

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10/10

We hired William in summer of 2019 to complete a long-awaited refacing project that began with the front of the house (stone) and the side (stucco). William was very attentive to detail in the initial meeting and quote, which was received in a timely manner. He inspired confidence throughout that entire process. The job itself was executed on time and budget, and William and team were accommodative to a couple of curveballs along the way (carpenter ant issue + late decision to re-insulate from the outside with Rock Wool). William also provided us with contacts for additional work on replacing soffits and eaves, who we ended up using as well. We are very happy with the job after a year, and William has even been kind enough to help remediate & repair some minor damage that was caused post-hoc by another contractor (repaired within a couple days of reaching out - impressive!). Fully recommend the Exterior by Design team.

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Thank you very much for the glowing review Ryan! I am flattered. The whole company and I are glad to have had the opportunity to work with you and we are delighted that you are happy with the result. Don't hesitate to reach out any time you need! Happy holidays from the Exterior by Design team!

10/10

Moise built us a new fireplace mantel & feature wall, and we're very happy with the end result. Throughout the entire process, Moise was very helpful with his thoughts on our options, and his attention to detail. Moise pointed us in the direction of the Toronto Comfort Zone, who handled the installation of the new gas fireplace and demolition of existing wood-burning fireplace/structure. Moise provided us with a very clear drawing & outline of what the mantel would look like, which was appreciated. He took the time for multiple visits and was always willing to discuss. He was very knowledgeable, and clearly understood the style, design and vision we wanted both for the mantel and the house at-large. He and Cara make a great team. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Moise, and hope to be able to work with him again in the future.

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Ryan we feel as much a sense of satisfaction as you do on this one. It was a meticulously planned journey. I am so pleased with the transformation it made and the new focal point you now have in your home to enjoy for many years to come. We await the next project! Cara

10/10

We used Encore Windows for a soundproofing project in concert with the exterior refacing of our house. One of the core elements of the project was reducing street noise, which was substantial. Anthony was helpful throughout the entire planning process, and was always willing to talk through options and provide advice. The Encore team is clearly knowledgeable about sound reduction. We added BQuiet windows to 2 bedrooms and the main floor. The "casual" street noise from cars is completely eliminated. We do still here muted bus noises, and of course all the people who have decided their value-add to this world is to remove their mufflers on their cars and motorcycles. Overall, I'd ballpark it at an all-in reduction of 75-85% of noise - a substantial improvement. The BQuiet windows definitely make a significant difference, while blending in very well with the interior. The Exterior windows are very sharp. Overall, we're very pleased with the windows themselves. The folks handling some other interior soundproofing work (insulation, creation of window openings etc) were very complimentary of George's expertise on installation day. We have additional windows to replace in the house, and will hopefully be able to work with Encore again. Thanks to Anthony and the Encore team for their help.

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Reducing noise is our forte and we love hearing about how our products improve the quality of life.

10/10

We recently worked with Scott/Laurie and team on a "house refacing" project that had a substantial interior component to it (which they handled), while the exterior stone work was handled by the Three Little Pigs. The aim of the project was to reduce street noise (we live on a busy street) and improve curb appeal of the house. We initially reached out to Scott after first contacting the Three Little Pigs, as the two have worked together in the past, and a cohesive, seamless process & approach was important to us. Scott and team created new window openings, added soundproofing insulation, thicker drywall, handled all the electrical, and helped with some additional non-stone related exterior work. Scott also directed us to the Designers for the drawings/building permit, and directed us to the company that provided an exterior railing, as well as the garage door. We were very pleased with the Will Construct by Design team throughout the project. Scott's team, including Oho, Jay, Chris, and Chris, amongst others, were extremely courteous, respectful, and genuine people. We felt very comfortable in their hands. They often took extra steps to rectify some minor "legacy" issues that were unexpectedly encountered, which was much appreciated. They completed the work quickly and efficiently, and we are very pleased with the end product. A first-rate job. Scott and Laurie are very responsive, and are always willing to take the time to discuss any issues which may arise. We always felt like we were getting an honest assessment and opinion. Overall, we're very happy with the execution of the project, which in totality (stone, windows, interior) came in essentially on-budget to what we were provided once the entire project scope had been defined. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Scott & Laurie, and hope to work with the team again on future projects.

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Thank you Ryan for taking the time to give us this wonderful review. This was a fun project from the start. Working with you both was effortless. We started with one goal, to create a much quieter home with a great look and we feel that was accomplished. The curb appeal and functionality of the home has been upgraded tremendously. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Scott, Laurie and the Will Construct by Design Team

10/10

We recently completed the entire refacing of the front of our house, which we had purchased a year ago. We found Dave and the Three Little Pigs on Homestars, and agreed to work with them as well as the folks at Will Construct by Design - as they'd worked together before and we wanted a smooth experience given how substantial the project was. Dave was helpful & responsive throughout the process, and as far as I can tell, the workmanship was/is excellent. He's got years of experience, and it's clear that he and the team know what they are doing. While we started the project later than anticipated (pinning the design was slower than hoped), the masonry once we began was very quick and efficient (aided by the unusually pleasant fall weather). We were very happy with how quickly the stone went up. Greg was extremely courteous, pleasant, and hardworking. The house itself looks excellent, and we're pleased with the outcome. This was a big project, and the Three Little Pigs were keen to take it on. Other firms either didn't show as much interest or weren't willing to commit the time or resources to secure the business. Every project has its misfires. We did have two miscommunications throughout the process, both of which could have been avoided with the benefit of clearer communication & attention to detail upfront. Both problems were ultimately rectified in various ways, one of them did end up resulting in additional material & labour costs (3% on total cost) vs what was quoted. The other was frankly more of a misfire on my part in terms of my understanding of the scope of one portion of the job. I give credit to Dave for being accessible, responsive and open to discussing options once the problems were identified. I think the outcomes with respect to each was broadly fair for both parties. Dave definitely made it a point to ensure that we were satisfied. At the end of the day, these things can happen, and its really the response to the problem that matters more than the problem itself. All-in-all, we're thrilled with our "new" house, and would gladly recommend the Three Little Pigs to anyone considering working with them. We have additional work that we need to do over the years, and they will be our first call. Thanks to Dave and the team for all their hard work!

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10/10

We recently moved into a new house, with a flimsy, drafty old door that was letting in significant noise (busy street). We knew it had to be fixed quickly, and set about our diligence. We spoke to a few other companies, but we decided upon Ambia. They were very helpful during the quoting process with respect to the speed with which they turned it around (we had only found out about Ambia at the last-minute), willingness to explain the logistics & end-product, and price. Tony & Michael were helpful throughout the process, and responsive to questions we had. The installation went very smoothly, and we are very happy with the end product. We appreciated Michael stopping by during the installation process to ensure it ran smoothly. All-in-all, we're very happy with Ambia! Quality product at a reasonable price. If we had one regret, it was that we didn't reach out to them sooner & the manufacturer couldn't make the door more quickly. Our house is significantly less drafty and much less noisy - mission accomplished.

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Thank you Ryan for taking the time to write your review and including a photo of your door.It is good to hear that you are already benefiting from the door.We appreciate your compliments and kind words.

9/10

Had a fairly large paint job to do. The work was generally well done, on par with what we were expecting given the cost. We had a few small issues after the initial job that were dealt with in an follow-up appointment, which was well-executed. A particular shout-out to Peter & Eric, who were very courteous in the follow-up appointment, and willing to touch up certain areas and address any concerns we had. They are both very nice fellows, and I'd be more than willing to work with them again in the future.

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Hi Ryan, thanks for the feedback, we appreciate it!