I realize that all my Homestar reviews have been negative, so I've decided to go back and recount the positive experiences I've had with contractors (few as they've been).
I was referred to Schuit from my home inspector, who noticed damage to my rear stucco wall. Brad from Schuit came over to inspect the condition of the wood behind the stucco and found that water had been leaking behind the wall for years, resulting in rot and potential structural problems.
The company sent two of the most competent and reliable workers I've ever met, and they spent two weeks completely rebuilding the wall from stud to plaster.
It's been over a year since the work was done and it looks as good as new (though I suspect water is still getting behind the wall somehow, but that's likely an issue with the flat roof, not Schuit's workmanship).
One quick anecdote: After Schuit completed the work, I was getting some water leaking on my window sill, and suspected it was a caulking problem. Schuit sent a crew to inspect their work and determined that the issue was with a newly-installed door that wasn't properly caulked; they resolved a problem caused by another contractor (the poorly-reviewed Encore Windows and Doors, who I would not recommend to my worst enemy), which I thoroughly appreciated.
Schuit's excellent work was also several thousand dollars less than two other Toronto-based companies.
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