Will Construct By Design

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Aurora ON L4G 2N1
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9.8 10 (52 reviews)

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nicholas.dobson
nicholas.dobson
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Major renovation

We did a major renovation on our house adding four bathrooms and a new kitchen and redoing the basement. We also took out a number of walls and put in a new back deck. The guys in Scott's team could not be nicer and more professional. Even through Covid they were very attentive to our needs and did their absolute best to keep the work going in the most difficult of situations. We would not hesitate to recommend them in an instant. We are very happy with our home now and if there is any problem Scott will come by at the drop of a hat. You should definitely give these guys a call.

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Hello Nicholas
So glad to hear you are enjoying your 'new' home. It sure was during trying times. Not only the pandemic but supplies were challenging as well. But your there now and we hope for many years of happy memories for you and your young family. It was a pleasure working with you both and wish you all the best!
The Will Construct by Design Team

manonh26
manonh26
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Excellent service

We used Will Construct By Design for replacement roof with new shingles and new siding. We are very happy with the work they did. Scott and Laurie and very professional and pleasant to work with.

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Hello Manon
We are very pleased how the exterior of your home turned out, glad you are too. Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. Hope to work with you in the future.

All the best,
The Will Construct by Design Team

katherineelizabethgomes
katherineelizabethgomes
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Custom Shed

For quite some time, we have been needed a new shed. Our old one was delapodated and falling appart. We knew we wanted to step it up a bit and wanted something custom. We reached out to Scott and his team because we knew they could give us exactly what we wanted. After researching endless ideas on Pinterest we finally found the perfect shed. We literally showed Scott, Oho, Jay and Brandon a picture and they created the exact replica of the shed we fell in love with. We could not be happier. Jay and Oho were here the majority of the time and Brandon came towards the end. They were professional, courteous and so easy to get along with. Given the current climate, they always took proper precautions and were extremely respectful. I would recommed this team to anyone in need of a renovation large or small!!

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Hello Katherine

Our team love building custom! They had a great time doing it and we are pleased that you are happy with it. Your children are amazing and the team enjoyed their interactions with the whole family. I guess you will enjoy the shed next year, so stay safe until then. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words.

We hope to work with you again in the future.
The Will Construct by Design Team

andre_gale1
andre_gale1
1 review Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
10/10

Load bearing wall removal, pot lights etc

We are very glad we found this company. My wife and I decided to have the load bearing wall removed between our kitchen and living room in our two story. We reached out to a few businesses and had received some quotes but after meeting Scott and speaking to Laurie i knew we were goinf to choose them.

Laurie was awesome in understanding what we were looking for and answering my questions to help me make an informed decision.

Scott came to do the consult and his knowledge and straightforward approach gave me confidence that he knew exactly what he was doing.

Scott and Jay did the work and being we dont get to see people very often with all thats going on it was great having them around.

They were excellent! As does happen, there were a few unforeseen vents, plumbing and the like that required a change in the scope of work and they made sure to inform me and provide theyre suggestions so that i could make informed decisions.

From start to finish it was a great process. We're very happy to have chosen Scott, Laurie and Jay to do the work and i would happily recommend them to anyone and work with them on any project in the future.

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Hello Andre

Thank you very much for your great review. It is sincerely appreciated. All of us enjoyed working with you and your wife. Please don't hesitate to give a call should you need any advise while finishing the project very ambitiously yourself!! We are here to answer a call anytime.

All the best!

RICHARD
RICHARD
1 review Toronto, ON
0/10

***** GARAGE FAIL *****

When Scott first visited my garage, he urged me to accept his renovation proposal, otherwise "you're 30 to 40 grand into it. Why? Why pay so much?" Subsequently, I received a written quote from him for $24,968.50 + HST. Based on his proposed design, he asked for and I gave him a deposit of $3,320.50 to begin.
While I had not asked for any changes to the original design, Nabeel the Professional Engineer, who had also visited the site, created 3 sets of drawings in total for this project.
On the day I was to sign for the building permit, Scott said that he had to change the design in order to meet the Building Code. He left a second quote with me.
This second quote was so confusing that I had to look into it and calculate the final price myself. It said that the "Costing" was $42,267.70 + HST, by my calculation totalling $47,762.50. But when I totalled the payments listed on the quote, again by myself, the total came to $49,853.00.
I believe that this was done deliberately to try to cover up that ***** THE PRICE HAD EFFECTIVELY DOUBLED! *****
The time of construction of the project had also increased from 1.5 weeks to 4 weeks.
I told Laurie that I had lost all trust in them and I wanted my full deposit back. She only gave me part of my money back and still refuses to refund $1866.50 for drawings that do not meet the Building Code and which I cannot use.
Scott and Nabeel the Professional Engineer should have produced a design to Code from the very beginning, and Scott and Laurie should not have switched the quote to something that was not agreed on and does not fit my budget. Yet they expect me to pay for their mistakes!
My wholehearted advice to you is:
***** STAY AWAY! I COULD NOT TRUST THEM WITH MY HARD-EARNED MONEY! *****

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Hello Richard

We are sorry to hear that you were not 100% satisfied with our dealings. We pride ourselves on being open and honest with everyone we work with.

We provide the best quality and build equity into every home we work on and will continue to do so in the future.

We find it disheartening that even though Scott had visited your home on 4 occasions, there still seemed to be a misunderstanding of the process. Laurie also explained the numbers on the contract to you on several occasions.

We suggested a repair of your garage to help preserve your memory of your Father's build as well as lowering the expense of a complete new build, which would have been a much larger investment. Not to mention unnecessary materials going to the landfill.

You signed and paid for the drawings to be done by the Engineer. We have provided you with hard and electronic copies of the drawing to proceed with other quotes and to apply for your permit. We have filled out all the forms on your behalf for the City so it will be just a matter for you to file electronically.

We have refunded you the permit cost and the deposit on the build. The only funds that were processed were to have the drawings prepared as you requested by the Engineer and are in your possession.

Once again, we are sorry that you were not satisfied with the outcome as we take pride in our work as well as building trusting relationships in all aspects of our lives, business and personal. I believe anyone reading this will see by reviewing our other positive reviews and acknowledgements for being awarded 3 years in a row the 'Best Of' award.

We wish you all the best with your project.

Amanda
Amanda
9 reviews Whitchurch Stouffville, ON
10/10

Deck

I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Will Construct by Design. From beginning to end, the process was seamless and surprisingly enjoyable. Scott provided us with a competitively priced quote and worked with us to customize the deck to our liking. Laurie, Scott, and Jay were a pleasure to work with - they were professional, fun, and are genuinely good people. Scott & Jay's workmanship was top-notch; they put so much care into little details that made the overall look of the deck beautiful. I would 100% recommend them for reno projects; we will definitely be calling them again! Thank you guys for giving us a lovely outdoor space to enjoy.

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Hello Amanda

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was certainly a pleasure working with you and your family. We are very pleased you like the deck and hope next summer will give you many happy memories with family and friends.

All the Best
The Will Construct by Design Team

rio L in Brampton
rio L in Brampton
1 review Brampton, ON
10/10

Backyard Deck

They removed our old deck and built a two level deck. The craftsmanship of our deck is excellent. The crew paid attention to detail and it showed in their work. They worked very clean and left the site tidy at the end of each day. Everybody we had contact with was professional and pleasant to speak with by email, phone, and in person. We would not hesitate to recommend to others and would consider them again for our future home renovations.

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Hello Rio

It was a pleasure working with you. I know your children are using it as a fort now. LOL They sure will be disappointed when you get the furniture on it! So glad you are happy. That is what it is all about.

Scott, Laurie and the Will Construct by Design Team

Helen in Toronto
Helen in Toronto
0 reviews Rosemont, ON
10/10

Deck

I would highly recommend Will Construct by Design. The owner worked with me to build a deck within my budget and completed the work on time. There was no hidden cost attached to the contract.
The craftsman ship is superior. The staff is professional, respectful and willing to go the extra mile for the customer. When they left all construction garbage was removed and the work area was left clean.
A very good experience !

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Helen, we very much enjoyed working with you. Even with a bit of a delay due to lumber shortages you were patient and understanding. Thank you for giving us this very nice review. We hope you enjoy many lovely days on your new deck.

Scott, Laurie and the Will Construct by Design Team

sorin.alex.ilie in Aurora
sorin.alex.ilie in Aurora
0 reviews Aurora, ON
10/10

Detached 2 cars garage renovation project

We used Will Construct by Design as advisors for our detached 2 cars garage renovation project as we felt happy and comfortable working with Scott and Laurie.
Scott is an exceptional professional and only because of his experience, expertise and professionalism, we technically ended up saving over $60,000. He was the only one knowing and suggesting upfront to claim the garage remediation and construction expenses to the Title Insurance Policy, as the garage being built without foundation and without building permit. He advised us how to proceed end to end.
Scott and Laurie are very professional, friendly, reliable, knowledgeable and customer oriented and we highly recommend them. For our next project will use their expertise and work with them, again.
We are in huge dept to Scott and Laurie and forever grateful.
Thank you!

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Thank You Alex

We were more than happy to advise you in the correct way. So glad you saved $60,000.00+. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Scott and Laurie and the Will Construct by Design Team

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

Complete re-build of a deck

Project required removal of existing deck surface while keeping the under structure, then re-surfacing deck with a small increase in dimensions.

The under structure was in rough shape and required extensive strengthening. All the supporting beams were doubled up, as were all the support posts. The result was a very solid foundation (40 inches above ground). The deck was then re-surfaced plus pickets, plus railings, plus new stairs, plus built-in bench at one corner.

The construction team was absolutely top-notch. They completed every step with meticulous care and obvious expertise. Neat and professional at all times. Friendly, cheerful attitude, especially when discussing minor revisions during construction.

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Very much appreciate your wonderful review. It was a pleasure redoing your deck. May you have many happy memories next summer on it.

Truly,
The Will Construct by Design Team

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More about Will Construct By Design

Will Construct by Design has assembled a wonderful team of qualified and skilled professionals to bring equity into your home. We aim for the highest degree of workmanship and integrity.

Our commitment to you is to start your home project and finish it with no delays. Communicating with you every step of the way. We also give a price fix guarantee. Our quote to you will not change unless the Scope of Work is changed in progress.
We follow the Tarion warranty on every project.

Additions
Interior and exterior renovations
Kitchens
Bathrooms
Custom Millwork
Decks and more...

CATEGORIES
General Contractors, Home Additions, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Design/Build, and Builders
PRODUCTS
We source the best quality products to suit the project.
SERVICES
Additions, interior and exterior renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, custom millwork, decks and more
STYLES
All styles of renovations are in our wheelhouse. From minimal to extravagant.
SPECIALITIES
Additions Interior and Exterior Renovations Complete Home Renovations Removal of load bearing walls
WEBSITE
http://www.willconstructbydesign.ca/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2011
PAYMENT METHOD
cheque
LICENSES
Toronto Contractors License
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
We follow the Tarion warranty.
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