Comments Off on Westminster Avenue – Fireplace Restoration
I am quite happy with the work that Bill did for us. We have not tried to use the fireplace yet, but everything seems to be in working order. Bill arrived when he said he would come, was quick, and left things clean. He also took time to explain/show me how the damper, etc. worked and to answer my questions.
Comments Off on Gladstone Avenue – Walkway & Flagstone Repair
I called David at your office the day after the work, to express my complete satisfaction. The workmanship was superb — as usual. The mason, Alan, also gave me a useful tip afterward. I look forward to continuing to use your company for all masonry jobs at both my home and my income property.
Comments Off on Calstock Drive – Chimney Repair & Tuck Pointing
Frank and his boys did a great job. I have put the following comments below in my review of Wilkens Contracting that I submitted today to Homestars. I gave you a 10/10 rating.
I had a small chimney of yellow bricks that were chipping and needed to be replaced. I also had some red bricks in the garage wall that needed to be replaced. I contacted three companies in the Toronto area. One would not come to the house to view the chimney but instead based on the size of the chimney gave me an estimate to fix the chimney and 70 bricks on the garage. Two companies did come to the house and gave me their estimates. Ernie Wilkens of Wilkens Contracting was one of those companies. Wilkens was $180.00 more than one company and the same price as the other one. I selected Wilkens to do the chimney and the garage because they would replace 100 bricks on the garage instead of the 70-80 bricks the other two companies would replace. Secondly Ernie listened to my concerns about not disturbing the flat roof membrane around the chimney and explained what they would do to address my concerns. Frank and his sons showed up on time on the appointed day. Frank viewed the work to be done and then went and got the bricks. He believed that more bricks were needed but said he would not charge me for the extra bricks he was getting. That was very nice of him as some places charge $15 for each extra brick over the estimated number. The work was done in 1 day. The new bricks matched the old colour very well. The work area was cleaned up. They even put mortar in several cracks on the inside cement block wall of the garage. Ernie contacted me later to see if I was satisfied with the work. I am very happy with the craftsmanship of their work and will recommend them to my neighbours.
Comments Off on Grimthorpe Road – Chimney Tuck Pointing
We think you did a great job. Allan was on time, very pleasant and did a great job. We wouldn’t hesitate to call you guys again. We unexpectedly sold our house (after buying one) a few weeks ago and have left your information with the purchasers as well since the house will need a re-build for one of the chimneys in a few years.