Bigelow Construction

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691 Gladstone Ave. Toronto ON M6H 3J5
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9.9 10 (34 reviews)

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Anika
Anika
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Victorian whole house renovation plus 3rd storey addition

We interviewed 4 contractors before signing on with Bigelow construction. Sam has all the qualities you want in a contractor- super knowledgeable in all areas of construction, proactive communicator, reliable and above all trustworthy. Our project was complicated as our house was built in 1883 and required many structural adjustments. Sam project managed the construction and communicated very well with our architect and engineers. We had high expectations with finishes and design and Sam always took the time to ensure we were happy no matter what. He provided us options for cost savings that didn’t compromise quality. Our project scope kept increasing (as we kept adding to our project)- sam accommodated these requests in a timely manner and with high level of professionalism. Project came within -+ $5k of the initial project quote (aside from our project add ons) which is incredible given the size of the project. Timelines were reasonable as well. The most notable support we received from Sam would be the level of customer service and how much care he put into ensuring we had a positive experience while living through the renovation- he showed up on weekends, snow, middle of night - to take care of anything urgent we needed him for. Bigelow construction will be our go to for all future projects and I recommend Sam without hesitation.

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J M.
J M.
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement reno

Bigelow Construction gave me the lowest estimate for renovating my basement, and was thrilled when they completed the job on budget. Sam is a great and honest guy. Would definitely recommend.

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matteo.outclass
matteo.outclass
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

rushed store reno

Sam exceeded expectations and completed the work in a very short period of time.
Will definitely continue working with Sam on future projects!

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Company Response

Thank much for your review Matteo! It was a pleasure working with you.

Kyle.Duffin
Kyle.Duffin
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Ceiling renovation

Very easy to work with Sam. He was transparent up front about the work and made a lot of time for us leading up to it. It was a tough job on tight timelines, so it wasn’t without a hiccup here and there. But it was done at a fair price, with great craftsmanship, and significant transparency of scope and expectations.

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Company Response

Thanks so much for your kind review Kyle!

As you say, renovations in these older homes in downtown Toronto, which are our specialty, are complex processes, and there are often unexpected issues, or "hiccups" along the way.

Our approach has always been to keep expectations realistic, lines of cummunication open, and costs and porcedures transparent. We're so glad to hear that you appreciated this approach and hope that you enjoy your new space!

Roger
Roger
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Difficult skylight, beautiful outdoor deck, and fence repair.

Bigelow Construction’s work was excellent! They took on a very challenging skylight job that two previous contractors had refused to do, and did a lovely job of it. We have an old house in the Annex, with the result that there was a very large old wooden beam, and electrical wires, across the skylight, which meant that no other contractor would take on the job. Bigelow took it on and did a great job, right down to carefully matching the paint color and doing all finishing work and cleanup meticulously. The rear deck was replaced beautifully, and Bigelow implemented a number of improvements, such as redoing crumbling concrete piers, and extending the eavestrough drain right out to the garden surrounding one of our trees. Sam Bigelow and his team were all articulate, friendly and hard-working. They got all three jobs done in a little over a week. Thank you for a job well done!

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Company Response

Thanks so much for your review Roger. Much of our work takes place in occupied homes, so we work very hard to ensure that we create as little disruption as possible to people's lives by carefully controlling dust and mess and making sure to clean up meticulously.

Shannon S in Old Toronto
Shannon S in Old Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement overhaul - so happy

Sam and his team were amazing. We pulled out our slab, repaired concrete floors, added built in storage, a bathroom and shower and new staircase. Everything went close to quote. Sam is so responsive and the work him and his team did is fabulous. We have hired him/them all back since for other home renovations. Highly, highly recommend.

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Company Response

Thanks so much for your kind review Shannon. You and Matt were an absolute pleasure to work with and we look forward to working together again in the future.

Enjoy your new space!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Top Notch 3rd Floor Addition

We recently hired Bigelow to complete a renovation and addition to our 3rd floor. Sam is a pleasure to work with -- he is knowledgeable, honest and he gets the job done. And his team is awesome -- everyone that worked on this project was personable and reliable -- we are thrilled with the final project and the process was as painless as it gets with renovations. I Highly Recommend Bigelow Construction and would most definitely use them again.

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Company Response

You guys were an absolute pleasure to work with and we're so happy you felt the same about our crew.

Enjoy all your extra space!

lee w. in Old Toronto
lee w. in Old Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

third floor deck

Sam and his team (Bigelow Construction) just built the most amazing deck for my family in West Toronto! From start to finish, Sam was honest, flexible and reliable. I had clear design preferences which he listened to and then made happen. The quality of workmanship is impressive. HIs team was neat and tidy - cleaned up workspace at the end of each day. They showed up with they said they were going to.

Becasue of Sams competent team, we have ended up with the most beauty-full deck in Toronto!

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Company Response

So glad you're happy Lee! This was a great prject to work on and we're really happy with how it turned out.

Carol - Bloor/Dufferin
Carol - Bloor/Dufferin
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

New deck and fence

We hired Bigalow Construction to build a new back deck and fence. Sam and his team understood our design ideas and set to making them happen quickly and with a high degree of skill and professionalism. He was dedicated to making sure we were satisfied with the work and set to completing any small changes quickly and efficiently. He and the team were very creative when faced having to work in tight spaces or around trees. We are thrilled with the results and would recommend Bigalow Construction without hesitation.

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Company Response

Thank you very much for your review. We're so happy with how your project turnes out.

Hope you guys had a great summer out there!

Michael in Toronto
Michael in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

demolition of old garage and construction of new carport

Sam completed our project on budget and on time.
Project consisted of demolition of an old garage, new concrete pad, and construction of a Douglas fir carport.
It looks great.
Site was cleaned daily. Sam and his crews were friendly, professional, and took pride in their work.

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Company Response

Thanks so much for your kind review Michael. You guys were a pleasure to work with.

Hope you're enjoying your new carport!

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More about Bigelow Construction

Bigelow construction is a small general contracting firm. We offer a wide array of services, including washroom and kitchen renovations, additions and construction management services. Sam Bigelow, owner operator, is a certified building renovation technologist with more than 12 years experience in the construction field. Bigelow Construction offers reliable and rapid service with transparent, easy to understand quotes. Our focus is on treating you and your property with respect through careful consultation and jobsite management. Call or email today to arrange a site visit to discuss your renovation needs.

Basements + Bathrooms + kitchens + Additions + Management + Decks + More

CATEGORIES
General Contractors, Bathroom Renovation, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, and Decks
WEBSITE
http://www.bigelowconstruction.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2010
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
4
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Building Renovation Technologist
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
20000
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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