Tora Concrete And Construction

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1930 12 Ave NW Calgary AB T2N 1J6
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Austin in Toronto
Austin in Toronto
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Concrete Patio

Exposed aggregate patio looks great!

Orazio, and Tora Concrete, were very professional and excellent to work with. Their communication skills were excellent, they kept us in the loop with their schedule, walked us through all of our options and provided professional advice, and were proactive and responsive to all of our telephone and email communication.

The workmanship was also excellent. As soon as the job started, from site prep, they did not leave until after the patio was poured. Their finishing also looks great. They were also very tidy and cleaned up as they worked, which was very important for us.

Overall, they did a great job and would recommend them to anyone.

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Thank you for your thoughtful review, Austin. We do our best to meet (and hopefully exceed) customer expectations but some make it easier than others - and you did. I greatly appreciate when our efforts are acknowledged. I hope we finally get some great weather so you can enjoy your patio this summer. Stay well - and thanks again!

Doug in Calgary
Doug in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Aggregate concrete Sidewalks

We chose Tora Concrete after seeing the sidewalks they completed at two of neighbours homes. The quality of the work and the time it took to complete the job was excellent.

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So glad you chose us, Doug. I'm happy you are happy with the work. It was truly a pleasure working with you and completing your project.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Driveway replacement

Ortazio and his crew replaced a 25-year old large concrete driveway at my residence that had problems with the original pour. He responded quickly to my request for a quotation, and his crew removed the old driveway on Wednesday, did the forming on Thursday, and scheduled the concrete pour for Friday. Because of the questionable weather forecast on Friday AM, he rescheduled the our to Tuesday - a good choice as it turned out, as after a rainy weekend, the weather since has been ideal, The concrete trucks and pumper unit arrived as promised on Tuesday morning, and the pour was completed, Now, we're just waiting for him to return to remove the forms. I have nothing but good things to say about Ortazio, his crew, and his workmanship. Well done!

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Thank you for the review, Rob. I looked forward to completing your project from our very first meeting. Both you and your wife made us feel welcome and I appreciated the absolute faith you had in us. As a result, I did my utmost to ensure the best outcome in light of the unpredictable weather. Stay well, and have a wonderful summer.

Jvpoole in Calgary
Jvpoole in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Aggregate Concrete Stairs, Walkway and Patio

Orazio and his team were excellent to work with and did a fantastic job on our stairs, front patio, walkway and back patio. Tora concrete was recommended by our neighbours and we quickly found out they had done many projects in our neighbourhood. Orazio was very quick to get us a quote and got the job complete in good time even with the changing weather. He is an experienced professional that takes his time to explain and give you options.

We would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for the great work.

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Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review. This can be a tough business but what keeps us inspired and motivated is working with clients like you who appreciate what we do. I've met some great people in your neighbourhood and look forward to completing more projects there. Take care and have a happy summer!

Pete in Toronto
Pete in Toronto
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Exposed Aggregate

Orazio and his crew take great pride in their work and it shows. They did a fantastic job on my walkways and left the site clean when they were done. I only with my home builder had used Tora when he built the place!

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Hi Pete (in Calgary ;) Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review. We wish more builders would use quality concrete contractors too! It was great working with you and we hope you have a healthy, happy summer.

Richard Haley from Calgary
Richard Haley from Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Backyard Slab Addition

We had a really small concrete job, less than 100 sq ft. We reached out to a handful of contractors and most of which wouldn’t even take the time to get back to us. Orazio came and gave us a quote for the small section which was competitive compared to another contractor. Orazio also made sure to tell me the potential risks of doing such a small job tired into existing 25yr old concrete. Orazio and one of his crew members showed up this afternoon earlier than discussed because of a change in schedule and got to work immediately. They did a fantastic job, they took their time and were perfectionists making sure the finished look was on par. I’d easily hire them again and recommend them to others.

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Thank you for the review, Richard. It was really a pleasure working with you guys and that makes all the difference in this business.

We try to stay competitive despite less-experienced contractors driving down prices, and we do our best to get back to everyone in a timely manner. While we don't judge a project based on size, we do have a minimum charge for small projects due to the minimum charged by our concrete supplier, our business overhead, and the fact that we still need to get equipment, tools and manpower to the job site. I really appreciate that you understood that.

Stay well, and enjoy the rest of your summer!

James in Calgary
James in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Removal of existing cracked and heaved sidewalk and replacement with new sidewalk and steps.

My existing sidewalk was cracked in several places. Over the years tree roots had caused certain sections of the sidewalk segments to move up several inches and this became a tripping hazard. Tora Concrete removed the existing sidewalk to the front of the house and along the side door. A few tree roots needed to be cut through as well. The forms were accurately put in place and rebar was used in the sidewalk and placed in the house cement wall to keep the sidewalk along the house from subsiding. The cement sidewalk was sloped at the front of the house so the water will run onto the lawn. The cement was also slightly sloped on the north side of the house near the back door so water would drain onto the ground. The work was done very accurately and I was very pleased with the finished sidewalk. Communication from Tora was very good on timing and they followed the customer requests. The cement work was completed when the weather was warm, as there was intermittent snow and rain during this time period. Overall, I was very pleased with the job and would recommend Tora Concrete Ltd. to others.

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James, I greatly appreciate the time you took to describe the project, and for your astute observations. We do our best to ensure accurate and timely work despite a short season, unpredictable weather conditions and a shortage of skilled concrete workers. I enjoyed our conversations and am always so grateful for customers like you who are trusting and welcoming. Thank you.

Raj in Calgary
Raj in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Patio

Orazio provided a reasonable estimate for a new patio that we were planning for our home in Tuscany. He is an expert in concrete jobs and we are very pleased with the quality of work that he completed.

We would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in getting a concrete work done. We are hoping that we will have adequate resources next year to do some extra concrete work in our backyard.

Thank you Orazio for your quality and commitment!

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Thank you, Raj, for the great review. I enjoyed meeting you and your wife and working on your patio. I'm happy that you are pleased with the outcome. Looking forward to coming back to do more work next year!

Kirsten in Calgary
Kirsten in Calgary
3 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

New Aggregate Driveway and Sidewalk

Orazio Falcons and crew are true professionals. We contacted Orazio at Tora Concrete in the spring and he promptly came out and provided us with a estimate. We actually got 3 estimates from different companies and Orazio’s quote was the best and he also provided additional services that the other companies didn’t. Orazio and crew came out and removed the old concrete from our driveway and sidewalk. I was concerned about how they were going to be able to remove the concrete on our sidewalk as it was in a very confined space between our house and garden this is when I truly realized what a professional company they were they carefully removed the old concrete without so much as damaging one flower thank you Orazio and crew. We were originally just going to go with brushed concrete and when Orazio suggested that we go with Rocky Mountain Round exposed aggregate concrete tinted charcoal we decided to trust his experience and we went with Orazio suggestions and we could not be happier with the result. It was such a pleasure to deal with Orazio and crew they were wonderful to have around our house and they brought so much professionalism to the job they did so many little things like angling our sidewalk which made a huge difference to the curb appeal of our house that we would never have thought of. Orazio and crew left our house clean and tidy and looking so much better than when they started. We will highly recommend Tora Concrete to our family and friends and neighbors. Thank you Orazio for making our driveway and sidewalk look so amazing and for making it such a wonderful experience.

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Wow, Kirsten and Gary. What a thoughtful review! One of the highlights of this work is people like you who notice and appreciate the small things we do to add value. We are so pleased you are happy with the exposed aggregate. It really enhances your beautiful home.

Dianne  from Calgary
Dianne from Calgary
8 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Concrete work. New front sidewalk and landing

We hired Orazio at Tora Concrete to replace our front sidewalk and landing with exposed aggregate concrete. We picked Orazio because we liked him and trusted him after he came to give us a quote. He did not disappoint. Tearing out our old sidewalk was really hard work, he and Ian did not complain, they just got it done. They were respectful of our property especially our close by flower gardens. They cleaned up really well when they were all done. The new sidewalk turned our perfectly! We highly recommend Tora Concrete.

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Hi Dianne. Thanks for the review. You have some beautiful flowers and we wanted to make sure they stayed that way! It was a real pleasure working with you - we are glad you are happy with the outcome.
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More about Tora Concrete And Construction

Tora Concrete Ltd. was founded in Calgary in 1989, and is still owned and operated by the original founder. The company has developed a reputation for excellent service and workmanship – adding beauty and increasing the value of many homes and businesses in the Calgary area over the past two decades.

Tora specializes in decorative finishes such as exposed aggregate concrete, stamped or decorative concrete, and broom-finished concrete – all in a wide range of colours. We work with the best suppliers and skilled craftsmen to create sidewalks, patios, driveways, steps and other concrete projects that reflect your style and vision, and complement your home or business.

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WEBSITE
http://www.toraconcrete.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1989
LICENSES
City of Calgary Business License
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