Norseman Construction & Development Ltd

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1304 Woodbine Ave Toronto ON M4C 4E7
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Aaron and Sabina
Aaron and Sabina
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom Reno

We had already purchased our tile, bathtub, shower column, tub door, vanity/faucet, bathroom door and required a contractor to change the layout in our (very) small main bathroom. We received quotes from 3 separate companies. Norseman was the mid-range quote.

Draft contract had to be revised, because wording in 2 different sections implied that we were paying more than the quote that was given to us. This was fixed by Norseman very quickly with no problems.

Greg and Yuri were assigned to our project.

The renovation went smoothly and quickly.

After demolition was completed the scope of work had to be changed to include some insulation in an exterior wall, the quoted cost for the additional work was reasonable.

We were required to buy some additional items after the renovation started and both Greg and Yuri were very specific and helpful with what needed to be purchased, so we were not wasting time or money with incorrect items.

Final hand off had occurred on a Friday. Over the weekend we noticed a few small things missing. We informed Norseman on the following Monday, and the fixes were addressed by Wednesday.

We are very happy with the end results. We will contact Norseman again for quotes on future renovations needs.

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Karrie in Renfrew
Karrie in Renfrew
3 reviews Renfrew, ON
10/10

Bedroom Reno

Kris and Kevin are wonderful guys, they are precise and very professional.- making sure every last bit is accounted for before starting the job. We had a contractor called Mario remove our upstairs wardrobe and flooring - he managed to remove all the dirt and flooring without leaving any trace through the house, work was a little behind at times mainly because he was trying to work around existing furniture and not deciding before hand what flooring and banister to purchase for our stairs. Ameen came and finished off the job and he is meticulous - takes his time on everything he does and is a great energy in the house when you are having work done.
They will make sure you are 100% happy before finishing the job!

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Company Response

Hello Karrie,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us!

We at Norseman hope you enjoy your new space!

Have a great day!

NORSEMAN TEAM

Christine & Piera in Toronto
Christine & Piera in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Renovation Rescue

Norseman Construction came highly recommended with the stamp of approval from Mike Holmes. We reached out to Norseman after a horrendous experience with our previous contractors who gutted and then left our newly purchased home uninhabitable (and took 70% of our money while only completing 5% of the work) Thankfully, Norseman’s owner, Kris, responded to our plea for help. His sincere appreciation for the nightmare we were left in was apparent and heartfelt. His vast knowledge, expertise and professional candor was coupled with his respect for our home since his first correspondence and his extensive walkthrough. Kris provided us with a detailed contract, outlining timelines, scope of work, expectations, cost, warranty and indicated that payments are to be made upon project milestones being achieved. This was very reassuring to us, given our previous experience. NC used a platform called Buildertrend, which ensured a fluid correspondence amongst the various trades on site with client, as well as step by step photos of our project, daily updates, invoices and payments, mitigating any surprises. They professionally addressed any issues or suggestions that arose and provided us with sound and ample advice and options.

The renovation scope consisted of 2 floors beginning with major structural work to our 116 yr old home, extensive plumbing and electrical, removing load bearing walls, framing, spray foam, drywall, paint, hardwood floors and new windows. Based on our drawings, NC created a new open concept main floor, kitchen, family and dining area, 3 bathrooms: a new elegant powder room, new 2nd floor bathroom with a shower, and converted an existing bedroom into a stunning wet bathroom with heated floors and walk-in closet, as well as relocation of our washer/dryer. NC transformed our gutted house into a gorgeous home. The exquisite custom carpentry, exposed brick and stained glass, maintained the original features of our home while also achieving a balance of modern design.

It is with absolute certainty that we recommend Norseman Construction. You will be in great hands irrespective of who project-manages your home, as they are all respectful, knowledgeable and debrief amongst each other daily. The Norseman team is honourable and prides itself on their workmanship while being client focused and striving for a positive experience throughout the duration of the project. They have the depth and expertise on all levels to be entrusted with any scope of work. It is with sincere gratitude that we thank Kris, Kevin and Robbie for their extensive work, care and diligence on building us a beautiful and safe home for our family. Thank you! We couldn't be more in LOVE with our home!

We've attached before and after pictures for anyone to see the incredible transformation. Note: All custom cabinetry for our kitchen, walk-in closet and bathrooms were provided by Royal Cucina.

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Company Response

Hello Christine and Piera,

It's always lovely hearing from you! Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate hearing feedback from our clients.

We hope you enjoy your new space for years to come!

Norseman Team

Adam M
Adam M
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement & Stairs Renovation

My wife and I needed to expand our space for our growing family. Our basement was unfinished and unsightly. Norseman came and drew up a plan to build a beautiful functional living space, storage area, proper staircase, and a second bathroom for our home. Our contractor Juan was always available to chat - and would ask for insight on any detail to ensure our home was exactly as we envisioned it. Kevin managed the project to completion, and ensured that we were satisfied with every element. Would recommend Norseman for any family looking to build upon their current space to unlock its potential.

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Company Response

Hello Adam,

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is very important to our team.

We hope you are enjoying your new space!

Norseman Team

Lisa from Toronto
Lisa from Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement & bathroom reno

Our home reno project was delayed by COVID, but as soon as it was safe to get started again, Norseman's team was on the job, guided by project manager Robert Hansen. We really appreciated Robert's attention to detail and his advice when it came to fixtures and materials. Also he is an all around great guy - and he loves dogs :-)

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Company Response

Hello Lisa,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for Norseman. We really appreciate our customers feedback. Robert will be very happy with your comments! I will be sure to pass them onto him!

Have a great night!

Norseman Team.

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

New Roof, eavestroughs and gas Fireplace install

Overall very happy with the quality of the work and customer service. We had to completely repair our roof, fascia and eavestroughs and installed a gas fireplace in our home. The work was completed in a timely manner, the prices were fair and we are happy we went with norseman.

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Company Response

Hello,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience! Our clients feedback is very much appreciated! We hope you enjoy your new renovation!

Norseman Team

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

Project Basement

10 out of 10 We hired Norseman to finish my basement, Dave was a fantastic manager the job went very smooth, although we finished a little over the time line because there were a few extras, and the end result was exactly what we were looking for. The group was great from point of sale (working with Bryan to put the concept together) to the final walk through and close out with Kevin. Communication was key and the team work with this group was great. We intend to use them again in the spring as we make more room for me to work at home.

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Company Response

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review Norseman. Our clients feedback is very important to us! All of your comments will be shared with the team!

Looking forward to working again with you in the spring!

Norseman team

Louise from Toronto
Louise from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Bathroom and Basement Renos

We have completed 3 projects with Norseman and the results have been excellent. The quality of work in the bathroom, especially the floor and wall tiles, was impressive, thanks to Yuri's talents. The basement required the floor to be levelled before installation of new flooring, lighting and painting. Greg was a great project manager for both renos, bringing in quality tradespeople at every stage. As typically happens in projects in old homes, there were a few surprises but they were readily addressed and Greg communicated in advance when any work was out of scope. It was great working with all of them.

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Company Response

Hello Louise,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us! We will pass on your lovely comments to Yuri and Greg. We hope you enjoy your new space!

Have a wonderful day,

Norseman team

NBarnes in Scarborough
NBarnes in Scarborough
2 reviews Toronto, ON
2/10

New Home Build & Purchase

Purchased the home in August 2019.
Obvious rush by builder to finish house. Shortcuts everywhere.
Little to no follow-up on warranty claims. I have very detailed text and email trails to validate. Had gas turned off twice during the winter due to safety violations (not revealed as part of the close and or subsequent warranty requests) which were ignored. Seek specific protections & penalties if buying from this builder. Happy to provide additional detail.

08/30/2020 - While I appreciate the response from Norseman, the details are factually incorrect. The developer and the owner of Norseman are the same person. We have emails between the lawyers at time of sale that confirm that detail. Happy to post if you would like? I also did email this person with no response. It was directed through the COO of Norseman at the time.

As for the gas, again, not true. The bill was moved in to our name on the date of sale. I have the red tags from Enbridge from pre-sale, post-sale and 2nd follow-up. I have three months of written correspondence between myself and Norseman asking for solutions that were promised and not delivered. Happy to post if requested.

"This person wanted more for free, we denied to work for them."
That is a slanderous claim which I'd appreciate further confirmation on. Please share those details.

I'm also aware that this review was flagged by Norseman to HomeStars.
This post was removed and then reinstated by Homestars based on the detail I provided. Again, we tried to resolve this directly and were rebuffed. I'll let the facts speak for themselves here but if I was able to show Homestars the detail to have the post reinstated, stands to reason that the information I'm providing is correct.

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Company Response

You have given the wrong company your review. Norseman construction did not build and/or sell the home to you. Norseman Construction is a renovation company and does not sell houses. Norseman’s client, a development company, who hired Norseman to build the home, did so and sold it to you as is.(the corperation which this property was papered, was aquired as payment for work which the development company could not cover, due to the thier financial situation, the building was sold in an as is state, controled by the owner of Norseman, not as a Norseman Home, the fact that the name on the corperation is in a different name is incosiquential) If you had reached out to anyone in our firm instead of doing things this way I am sure you could have been informed.

You had 4 items that were on the houses warranty from Norseman which were attended to and completed.
The fact that you wanted more from Norseman without paying for the service is the reason why you are upset. The developer of whom sold you the property is the contact you should be discussing your situation with. We are happy to post the emails of confirmation of completion.

Regarding the gas, upon purchase, the gas of your new location should have been put into your name. The unpaid bill and the final inspection letter, which was delivered to your property as notice, was not relayed to anyone. Therefore, your gas was shut off. If you had called anyone, I am sure it would have been taken care of.

As far as your direction to Norseman COO, this person was no longer in employ with our firm at some point after the sale of this property. However any of our staff would have been happy to help if any of your concerns were valid, or you tried to contact our office which is open 9-5pm Monday to Friday. We are sorry you feel the way you do, however you are living in a very nice house which you I am sure got a good deal for, it was sold for solely to cover the value owed to our firm for work completed to the developer. You were offered a strict warranty (for this reason) under only the items that you asked for and they were repaired and covered. If this was a Norseman home you would have had a full 2 year warranty with us, as this is standard that we offer this for every renovation.

I reiterate this, for all who are reading this, we did not get hired by this person. We did not get contracted to do any work for this person. The items were completed from the contract with the Developer and for the sale from the developer. This person wanted more for free, we denied to work for them.

This property was completed with such a good design that it has won awards and is on our website and can be found on multiple sites showcasing this home.

SRR in York
SRR in York
0 reviews Toronto, ON
6/10

Main floor reno and 2nd floor addition

These pictures speak out for a job done on door and window frames. I have to admit, these went unnoticed during the final handover inspection. I should have been careful in identifying these. They delivered on time which was good as we spent our Christmas that year in our new renovated home.

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We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your frames. Since you didn't use your real name to write this review, we couldn't reach out to you directly. We want to resolve this for you, as best we can. Please reach out to our office at your earliest convenience.

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More about Norseman Construction & Development Ltd

Based in Toronto, Norseman Construction & Development Ltd. has been a leader in residential renovations and custom home construction since 2005. From concept to completion, we take a client’s vision and make it a reality through a comprehensive process to ensure the finished product exceeds expectations.
Our wealth of experience, skilled expertise and attention to detail enables us to offer you innovative solutions, competitive pricing and the ability to meet milestones. We appreciate how much your project means to you. That’s why we approach each project with professionalism, integrity and adaptability while maintaining open communication with you every step of the way.
We pride ourselves in Home additions, renovations, custom home building and design.
Let us partner with you to create the home of your dreams.

CATEGORIES
Builders, General Contractors, and Home Additions
SERVICES
Home additions, renovations, custom home building, architectural design
SPECIALITIES
Home Additions, Custom Home build, Architectural Design, Renovations, Engineer Reports
WEBSITE
https://www.norsemanconstruction.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2005
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
26
PAYMENT METHOD
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Cheque, Money Order
MEMBERSHIPS
Covered by Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)Member of Toronto Construction AssociationMember
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years
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