Rawlinson Carpentry

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Toronto ON M5P 2K6
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Steve in Toronto
Steve in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Fence and Deck Project

From the initial engagement through to completion of the job, our experience with the Rawlinson team was outstanding. Thomas was a great communicator, always making himself available to connect to cover any questions or concerns. He was clear with his plan, upfront about possible challenges, and treated our job as if he were working on his own home. It resulted in a beautiful new deck and fence that our family is excited to enjoy for years to come. They even went above and beyond at coordinating job completion with other contractors allowing us to get to the best result possible. I will be reaching out again for future projects.

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Thank you so much Steve for doing this great review of our work. We did very much enjoy our time there and serving you was a very pleasant experience. And thank you for the lunches also for doing some extra bits was really appreciated also! The backyard looks wonderful now and it all finally appears so neat with the turf added and the old shed painted. It looks amazing and I hope it all brings you much joy for you and your family and your pets too for years to come! Please do stay well and do stay in touch! All the very best!

Michael in Toronto
Michael in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Back Yard Deck

This is the second job we got them to do. They did such a great job with our fence a couple years back they were the first people we reached out to when looking to do our deck. Again they came back with a very competitive price. Thomas did a great job on our backyard deck and side of house pavers. I have been enjoying the deck now for over a month and it is holding up great. Thomas has excellent attention to detail and provided great suggestions to ensure a great build. Very happy. Looking forward to working with them again in the future.

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Michael thank you so much for this wonderful and yes 2nd review of our service to you in now the great new rear deck and the paving stone work to make it all so neat! It was our pleasure to serve you again and yes we do hope you will stay in touch, and enjoy the new backyard and our best wishes to you and the family!

Laurie Arron in Toronto
Laurie Arron in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Cedar Roof Deck

Thomas and Tom did an excellent job on my new cedar roof deck. It looks great! When I first spoke with Thomas, I was impressed by his attention to detail and knowledge, and he quoted a very good price. They faced several challenges in my uneven roof and shortage of wood, and came through with flying colours. They custom cut each joist to match the uneven roof, making sure the deck was perfectly level, and when no floor boards came with the wood delivery they scrambled and found what I needed elsewhere. It was a fixed price contract and they absorbed a rise in wood prices, bought me the finest hardware, and when there was a small change, they only charged for the extra wood, with no increase in labour charges. Thomas reminded me over and over of these things, and of how little he was making. He's quite a character. As he's fond of saying, it's all about heart, and he's got a very big one. I'm glad to know him, and highly recommend Rawlinson Carpentry.

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Laurie, it was an absolute pleasure to meet and work with you on this project. And I am so glad to see that 'my love of building roof decks shows' and yours sir, is a stunner! And although yes we're in season 2 of covid hurdles, we are proud to be serving fine gents like you and shining like diamonds as we always try to do despite the odd challenge, as some things just don't change like good old fashioned service! Enjoy the new rooftop oasis we created for you, and please do stay well and in touch!

Benedict in Toronto
Benedict in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Front Porch

I am not a man of many words, but will say this. Tom Sr and Tom Jr showed great professionalism in talking and estimating the cost of labor for my project. Junior Tom was at the project site right on time and finished on time and quality is top notch. I will trust Tom and Tom with my eyes closed for my future projects, their service is worth every dollar. Trust me I been through a lot of carpenters before I hired Rawlinsons Carpentary, one of best decisions that I made recently.

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Thank you Benedict for the great review of Tom's work he did for you on your new front porch. I'm so glad that your home now finally looks it's best, and we both extend you our warmest wishes for the future! Thanks again!

chris
chris
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Deck , Railing and Privacy Screens

This is my second season with RawlinsonCarpentry- ( porch-over done @4 yrs ago)-I called up Tom Rawlinson ( owner) very early because the boards on my 25 year old 20’ X 13’ deck were bowing badly. I thought a redeck was needed. Tom has many years of experience and his work is always clean, very attractive and rock solid. So, he and his talented assistant Tom , came out for a look. To make a long story short, the deck needed way more than a
“restore”. With great detail, Tom showed me all the issues with the current deck. For example, the previous owner built the deck without beam lines ( thus the sag) and joists and boards were either rotted or too warped to reuse. Tom always tries to think of ways to save money and we discussed the possibility of salvaging what we could along the way eg: lattice etc. So I hired Tom for the job and he kept
in touch via phone/email until start date ( april/2021).
Once started, the deck “ rebuild” quickly evolved
into a stunning , brand new solid structure - I added 2 very tall privacy screens ( with new 4x4 posts) and
as the gale force winds howl outside right now, those
things arent budging. Thanks Tom and Tom
for another stellar job and I cant wait to sit out
there without worrying about falling through the
boards. And thankyou Tom for the little
freebies you threw in along the way- very much
appreciated. I look forward to your return in
June for a new gate and deck pergola.

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Thank you again Chris for this wonderful and detailed review! We enjoy serving you very much and are so glad to now give you that deck and backyard of your dreams, and for less cost. It was again so great to be back to you after doing your front porch as you mentioned, and we're so glad your happy with all of our neat workmanship, it truly is a sweet new rear deck so enjoy it all and thanks again!

Kathryn in Toronto
Kathryn in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Outside wood staircase

Good workmanship! Despite the difficult challenges that Covid has imposed on the building trades, Tom and his crew came through with a beautiful set of stairs and a well-laid patio. He continually kept me informed, arrived when he said he would, kept the site clean, and finished in the time he predicted. And at a reasonable cost, too. I would definitely recommend Rawlinson Carpentry.

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Kathryn Thank you so much for this kind review! Yes its been a real challenge for us in both 2020 and 2021 to perform amidst all the covid situation,but some things never change, like good old fashioned good service and fair pricing, despite the long wait you endured after the 2020 lumber shortage and our return this spring to complete it all, and it looks so wonderful now all completed I am so glad you are most happy.I wish you and family continued good health and please do stay in touch!

Roger in Toronto
Roger in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

RE-DECK

Our deck was old and falling apart; a safety hazard for our kids. I don't know much about carpentry or home improvement so was looking for good honest advice and bang for my buck. Tom and his guys were excellent. He could have sold me a full new deck (which would have been way more expensive) but instead he was able to use my existing foundation and simply re-deck and make it look like a brand new deck....thus saving me a lot of money and time. He communicated well, providing me with detailed quotes and updates from beginning to end. They were efficient, clean, organized, and very respectful. And they did great work!

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Thank you Roger for this fab review of your re-deck work we performed for you. We are so glad to present the look of an all new deck at about half the cost as you mentioned clearly. Here's wishing you and your family Roger, the very best and do enjoy the new re-deck!

Ron
Ron
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Perfect Job!

Thomas and his crew did a really wonderful job on installing a new build fence and gate for our property. His attention to detail, and pride in workmanship set him apart from some of the trades people we have used in the recent past.

He was always on time, kept the work area clean and safe and communication on all job specifics were always forthcoming and detailed in nature. As an example of his effort to please, we had trouble obtaining a certain kind of lock for our gate, with the Covid thing going on, so he took the exact one we needed off his own property to install on ours.

If I could give them higher than 10 I would, a huge thumbs up!

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Thank you so much Ron for this glowing review of our services! And we always enjoy a challenge (the custom lock work)and getting your final result to exactly what you wanted, was a pleasure for both of us to serve you. Hoping that you stay healthy and have a wonderful spring and summer season!

Cottage in Scarborough
Cottage in Scarborough
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Horizontal Fence

This is the fourth project I have had Rawlinson Carpentry complete.
The horizontal fence adds elegance to my backyard and compliments previously completed projects. I am so pleased with the outcome and am waiting anxiously for the warm weather to arrive to be out enjoying my backyard.
Linda

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Thank you again Linda, for another wonderful review of our service! And I agree now, that you finally have the yard of your dreams. Thank you very much for taking the time again to do another review for us! All the very best from R.C!

Bryan
Bryan
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Privacy Screen and Deck Extension

Wonderful getting to know Tom and His Crew. Excellent workmanship and incredible attention to every detail. Tom explained everything very clearly and there were absolutely no surprises, except for my own. He actually went above and beyond from our original scope and didn’t charge me a penny more for it. I would highly recommend him to do any project big or small, the workmanship remains the same...perfect!

Thanks Tom!

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It was a true pleasure to meet and serve you and your lovely family Bryan, (from afar and in these difficult times for all) and I look forward to a hug from your lovely wife and a handshake from you in the future! Both I and my talented associate Tom Davis are so glad you enjoyed our good service and wish you good health and happiness in the future, on the new larger and more private deck! All the very best!

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