Ludwig Paving Co

Paving Contractors
2 Fairweather Rd Toronto ON M6M 4C7
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Henry from Vaughan
Henry from Vaughan
5 reviews Georgina, ON
10/10

Driveway paving

Connected with William in advance knowing their are busy during the season. I can tell the following:
Excellent timely communications
Pleasant attitude of William and his team
Good understanding of needs
Timely completion, no delays
Excellent quality of work, right grading and material.
We had another contractor who has installed the interlock borders. William and team arrived as soon as they've finished, no delays despite the busy season. Highly recommended.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,200.00
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Company Response

Thanks for the positive review, Henry, and thanks for noticing the smaller things about running a service company. We work around your schedule, not ours. We're pleased your renovations ran like clockwork.
All the best.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Driveway re-paving

A job well done! William came to provide a paving estimate within a few days of our request. He gave a clear and written detailed description of the job. It was clear that customer satisfaction was a high priority for him. (We obtained 5 estimates, two of whom did not even bother to come look at the site, they just quoted on the phone based on how many cars you could park in the driveway!!!) We chose Ludwig for their high Homestars rating and their professionalism. We were very satisfied with the service and the job that was done. Everything was done well and was done in a very reasonable timeframe.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,100.00
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Company Response

Thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you had a positive experience.
We've considered offering quotes over the phone to speed up the quotation process (we've lost so much business to people who expect a quote the same day of their call), but as you pointed out, it's not reliable. Instead, we do our best to provide everyone with a quote in a timely manner. You mentioned William showed up within a few days. That's really good. Sometimes we get flooded with requests, and getting to everyone within a week is impossible. We're a small company that focuses on quality, not quantity. In any case, I'm glad you chose us over your other quotes.
All the best.

Iwona  from Oakville
Iwona from Oakville
4 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Paving of Driveway

I needed to have my driveway repaved as it was sinking in. William from Ludwig came and explained the process and costs. The service was timely and efficient. It has been almost a year and the driveways looks great. Thank you William and your team!!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,300.00
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Company Response

Thanks, Iwona. Here's hoping you have smooth sailing for another 15 years or more.
Kindest regards.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Driveway Paving

Its been 9 years now since Ludwig did our driveway and it still looks amazing. We plan to renovate this spring and im sure it will get damaged, but when the reno is over there is only one company I will be calling to re-pave my driveway.

Approximate cost of services:
$6,500.00
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Company Response

Thank-you. We look forward to helping you with your next renovation.
Wait, hold on a second... How can you be so sure your driveway will need to be replaced? Here's hoping it will take all the abuse of your next renovation to come, and the next.
Cheers!

Mike in North York
Mike in North York
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Driveway Repaving

Had to get two driveways graded and repaved. Sought quotes from five vendors, and Ludwig came out on top. Price was mid-range, but service, quality, communications, and attention to detail were absolutely exceptional. Joe and his crew were punctual and took pride in their work. Dealing with Joe was fantastic and he assisted throughout various phases of the work. Would absolutely recommend!

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Jan in Willowdale
Jan in Willowdale
7 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Driveway Paving

I had the driveway re-paved this year. I prepared a specification and tendered to three bidders. Ludwig Paving was selected and I am very pleased with the quality of the work. Because Toronto Hydro was doing upgrades in the neighbourhood, I was concerned that it might impact the work. While I investigated whether Toronto Hydro would be excavating our driveway, William and Lina stayed in touch and when it was ascertained that our driveway would be unaffected, Ludwig excavated the old driveway and applied a new gravel base. Four weeks later, the new asphalt was applied. The crew was very careful and the job was done professionally.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,700.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews King City, ON
10/10

Excavation and Paving of Driveway

I would highly recommend Ludwig Paving, Joe and his crew were professional and worked well as a team. Did a great Job, from start to finish. Pricing is fair and crew were punctual on both occassions.

Approximate cost of services:
$4.00
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
5/10

To pave an 80 ft. x 8 ft. drive

After reading the reviews for paving companies on Home Stars and and considering we've been experiencing contractor difficulties over the past few years with 2 properties, we decided that we would hire Ludwig Paving Co. based not only on their positive reviews but also on the company's favorably professional response to unfavorable customer reviews. We even did a Google search on Ludwig and watched a CP News story on UTube in which Ludwig rescued an elderly disable lady from a paving job mishandled by another company which left the poor lady in a mess and Ludwig came to her rescue and did the job without charge -we were impressed?
[Please note: we're not expecting any work for free. -just acknowledging an incredibly kind act of public service.]

However, I've been attempting to contact the company for the past 6 weeks by means of: HomeStars message link, repeated voice mails to the company answering machine (after 6-8 placed calls not a single live person has taken any calls or returned messages), and i've followed the company phone directory instructions and left all the details as per their recorded instructions. I even went so far as to record that i've been trying to contact them for several weeks and could someone please return my call -and apologized for gradually becoming persistent because i'd heard they are the best...

After 6 weeks of no return calls from Ludwig, I called a competitor who answers his phone personally but he's so busy now that he referred me to Ludwig and paid the highest compliment to their competitor saying that "Ludwig is the only other paving company in Toronto I'd [he'd] recommend as they are the only ones that would do the right like us".

We are preparing our home for sale and we care about all work being done and that the new owners can be secure that the work rendered is sound and safe and that they and the work are both protected by skilled trades and transferable warranties.
I'm afraid we'll miss our listing date of mid-October and our drive is all tore up as we water proofed the entire exterior of the home In July after another contractor's "interior water proofing" performed in January not only failed but left us with more water issues than we'd initially had and new damages and now we're chasing the clock trying to redo reno's only months old and struggling to get on with other projects not yet tackled. My apologies as I've never written a review on anyone much less a negative one but we looking to Ludwig who is considered the best to return our calls and to help us.

Would someone from Ludwig please return our call as we're good honest people who are more than fair to deal with?

Thank you kindly in advance as we truly appreciate just how busy contractors are at this busy time of year but we need to speak to a reputable company such as yourselves,

Sincerely,
Customer in waiting

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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John A. from Mississauga
John A. from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Driveway paving

Okay, I am not the type who typically writes reviews. I read them and find them useful in many cases, but taking the time to write one myself is another thing :)

I made effort this time around because I am 101% pleased with the driveway paving work that Ludwig did at our house in Lisgar area of Mississauga. Excellent and well-mannered staff, professional work and they kept to their words. The workmanship and attention to detail on the driveway is superb.

If you are reading this with a view to finding a reputable and good paving company, you are in the luck. Look no further so you don't end up in disappointment. Myself before I hired Ludwig, I came here to read reviews and wondered why their rating is so high, and thought I should give it a try. Now I can corroborate that Ludwig is the way to go folks.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,200.00
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Cfraser from Oakville
Cfraser from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Driveway paving

Excellent communication. Good price. On time. Quality job with no skimping on the amount of ashphalt used. No long lag between estimate and work. Took my schedule into account. A+

Approximate cost of services:
$2,600.00
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More about Ludwig Paving Co

Established in 1979, Ludwig Paving has served Toronto and its surrounding area as paving contractors from the same location and phone number for over 30 years. Ludwig started out offering asphalt paving services and has since evolved into an almost full service outdoor hardscape company. Some of the many services it offers include asphalt paving, interlocking brick, precast concrete products, natural stone, landscape lighting, waterfalls, and almost anything in between. President, Joe Caramanna, is an artist, designer and published author. His articles on the paving industry have been featured in many trade publications across North America. He has been featured on Pat Foran's Consumer Alert on CTV News, the HGTV network and Q107 radio. Joe also works as a paving consultant helping owners design cost effective pavement and hardscape solutions that can endure our sometimes harsh Canadian winters.

CATEGORIES
Paving Contractors
WEBSITE
http://www.ludwigpaving.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1979
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
8
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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