We entered into the process extremely nervous, but it didn’t take long before we knew that we had nothing to worry about with Jim and his team. Jim’s entire team, including all the trades that he aligned himself with, were all professional, courteous and an absolute delight to work with.
Jim simplified the process and made it easy for us to understand how things would happen and assisted with any decisions that needed to be made throughout the process. We would not hesitate to recommend him. Anyone who works with Jim will be pleased with the professionalism and craftsmanship.
We love our home….thanks so much for bringing our vision to life!"
— Debbie van der Beek | Co-Publisher, Ignite & ADRENALIN
We spent the first night in our beautiful new home. I am the only person I know who actually had fun with the process of building a custom home and that was mainly due to you."
— Lisa Graham
I knew that achieving this dream was going to be a challenge that would require an outstanding contractor - Jim Caruk was the right person for the job.
Jim rose to the challenge with enthusiasm, insightfulness and integrity. He treated us with the utmost respect at all times; and provided us with honest information to help us make informed decisions. Jim’s attention to finishing details was impeccable. It was obvious that he takes pride in his work and cares about his clients.
His down to earth attitude and sense of humour made the inevitable stress of building a custom home more manageable. The end result by far exceeded all of my expectations; we now live in a beautiful and, most importantly, fully accessible home where I can be as independent as possible. Thank you to Jim and his crew for helping make my dream a reality."
— Sandra Burton
Once we met Dan, we knew we found the guy to do the job. He is organized, professional and did a great job of educating us on the reality of what we were about to endure. He and his team were always accessible and always returned our calls/emails quickly. When challenges arose, they didn’t run away, they confronted problems head on and got the job done. Dan is extremely knowledgeable, creative and meticulous in his work. He was responsible for every aspect of our renovation, from design and plan drafting recommendations to job completion. In the end, we are very satisfied and love our home. It goes without saying that we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to expand, build or improve their home."
He could see needs we didn’t know we had, and provide insights and ideas we had never even considered. His help was invaluable throughout the entire process, from house purchase through to design and build.
Newly pregnant with our second child, we needed a bigger house to accommodate our growing family. But, finding a home you love in the right neighborhood in Toronto always presents a challenge. We knew that a large-scale renovation could be our best option to meet our financial, location and design taste needs. Before starting our house hunting process we met with the team to discuss what we were looking for. And we are beyond thankful that we did!!! They were not only very knowledgeable on construction and design but they also had a keen grasp on the Toronto housing marketing and even visited a number of properties with us to assess the costs of construction prior to us making an offer. Their expertise gave us the inside scoop and confidence to turn down properties that were overpriced or problematic. When we finally found the perfect property, we made an offer and began construction shortly after closing.
During the construction process, Dan and his team were always available to answer any questions we had, providing us with a real comfort level, reconfirming we made the right decision to work with them. They provided us with fantastic design advice and delivered premium workmanship. Since the baby’s due date was fast approaching, we were on a tight timeline and Dan made it his priority to make sure our family was settled before our new arrival. We absolutely love our new home and have enthusiastically recommended Dan and his team’s work to two of our closest friends. Thank you for going above and beyond to give us the perfect home for our family."
— Sarah Gilroy
Each project Dan managed required a very high-level of skill and experience; sometimes being responsible for over 50 trades at one time. Dan executed phenomenally on all levels and completed all projects safely, on-time and on budget. His high expectations of premium quality workmanship saved our company millions of dollars in unnecessary revisions and our clients were always more than satisfied with the finished product.
Dan’s work ethic is unsurpassed and we wish him the best with his new venture in the residential sector. Anyone looking to build or renovate a home in Toronto should hire Dan and his team. You wont be disappointed."
— Gino Bifolchi | President, Lisgar Construction
Dan took control of the project and essentially designed and converted a raw open warehouse into our company office space. His contract and billing process was straightforward, professional and fair. Anytime I had any concerns or questions, Dan meticulously walked me though the process. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone looking for a high quality contractor."
— Peter O'Donoghue | President, Vetlink
Dan and his crew took out a load bearing wall from my kitchen into my back den to fully open up the kitchen into the back den, create more of an open concept space, bring more light into the kitchen and make two small rooms into one great entertaining space where there is a breakfast bar between the kitchen and den where the load bearing wall was. They had attention to detail prior, during and after the project. As well, when faced with some issues with a 100-plus year old house they respected its bones/age and came up with solutions to keep the project on budget, on time and keep with the integrity of the plan."
— Traci Shepeard
No matter how large or small the project was, Dan was able to execute our visions perfectly. Our project was quite extensive and Dan and his team were there for us from start to finish. They explained everything to us, kept us updated, kept us within budget and completed our renovation on time. Their extensive knowledge combined with his high quality of work produced a great experience for us and most importantly a beautiful home for our family to live in. We are so happy, we highly recommend working with them, you won’t be disappointed."
— Tim Finlason
All the quotes we obtained from other contractors were either extremely vague or well out of our price range. They worked with us to find a solution that was financially viable for us. From conception to completion, Dan’s team was professional, met deadlines and delivered a super high quality product that we are proud to call our home. If we had to do it over again, we would hire them without hesitation. GREAT COMPANY!"
— Brent Scagnetti
We chose Jim based on our favourable impressions of his other work seen both in person and from his TV show. Ultimately we were very happy with that decision. He has a easy going demeanor and was very pleasant to work with. He brought his wealth of expertise through each phase of the project. He worked seamlessly and collaboratively with all various parties involved, including the architect and the interior designer. Our new home is beautiful and many people have commented on the craftsmanship and attention to detail, especially in the millwork and trim. Jim was very good at dealing with any small unexpected issues along the way. As well, he remained aware of the budget and made suggestions to keep us aligned with it.
Overall we were very happy with Jim and his team. We would highly recommend them to anyone considering a small or large home renovation project."
— James Meindok and Jennifer McCabe