Johnson Playfair Brick & Stone Masonry

Masonry & Bricklaying
12 Industrial Street East York ON M4G 1YN
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Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Walkway

The Johnson Playfair team was extremely professional. John (one of the team members) worked quickly to complete transform our walkway. We think the final product looks great and would highly recommend the Johnson Playfair team.

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Company Response

Thank you for choosing Johnson Playfair for your project. It was a pleasure working with you and we appreciate the positive review. We're looking forward to working with you again in the future!
All the best.

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

Exterior wall work and rebuild

Matthew and Brendan were great to deal with. Their team was professional, prompt and did excellent work. The site was clean everyday before they left and interacting with the guys each day was great — they easily explained the days plans when I asked. Solid team. We were pleased with the work and still could live in our home. Would highly recommend this company and will use them again for all brick work on our home.

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Company Response

Hi Brook,

Thank you so much for using Johnson Playfair Brick & Stone Masonry for your wall rebuild and leaving us such a positive review. We loved working with you and are so happy you appreciate our service. Don't hesitate to reach out for any future projects, we hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day.

Brendan
Owner / Operator
Johnson Playfair Brick & Stone Masonry
416-894-3996

J. Cavanagh from Toronto
J. Cavanagh from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Rebuild Chimney

I met Matthew Johnson many years ago by watching him bricklaying in our neighbourhood. I noticed what an excellent craftsman he was and kept his business card thinking someday I may need it. As it turned out I did and contacted him this summer. He is now Johnson Playfair. He came to our house and gave me a fair quote on a chimney (exterior) replacement. The work crew that came to our house were first rate. Safety and cleanliness were top priority plus they were very pleasant and courteous in nature. They worked efficiently and quietly. All communication was followed through with the other owner Brendan Playfair who was excellent.
I would like to recommend this company to anyone in the GTA who needs brickwork, masonry, concrete etc. They do a variety of things.
It was a pleasure to contract them for this small but important job.

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

Fireplace Reno and Feature Wall

Johnson Playfair is simply the best choice for any brick and stone masonry job. His team made the dry stack stone feature wall in my mudroom and the matching fireplace in my living room look amazing. Knowledgeable and considerate, Matthew Johnson and his team are true professionals who care about they do. It's a rare combination to find in any trade or business. I would not hesitate to contact them for other jobs in the future. They're absolutely great.

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Dana
Dana
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Stone and brick front landing and steps

I love my new stone and brick front landing and staircase (for my century home) !!! This company really differentiates on high quality work and honest, realistic, respectful customer service. Seems so simple, but so rare now a days.
I think I might have also overcome my morbid fear of renovations - thanks to Matt and Team!

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Susan Atkinson  from Toronto
Susan Atkinson from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Stone mantel and hearth installation

An old carved sandstone mantel and custom cut limestone hearth were installed in a 110 year old house with crooked floors. Matt amd Eric had many specific and tricky calculations to make. The end result is perfect. The fireplace is a beautiful centrepiece in the room. The job was completed in just 3 days.

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

Replaced Front Steps

We are extremely pleased with the craftsmanship of Johnson\Playfair. They replaced our front steps and added a low stone wall for a planter area. Matt and Brendan were great to work with. They responded to our calls and email, were punctual and courteous and they clean up all the debris. Of course, the job turned out to be more work then anticipated, but that is par for the course. Great job!!

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Lina from Toronto
Lina from Toronto
1 review East York, ON
10/10

Tuck Pointing

We needed some tuck pointing completed in our older home and decided on Johnson Playfair as Matt provided the most competitive quote and was the quickest to respond. They arrived on time and did an outstanding job - you can't even tell which areas were re-pointed. Would definitely recommend their services.

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Susan from Brampton
Susan from Brampton
1 review Brampton, ON
10/10

Brick Repair

I contacted JohnsonPlayfair by email. Matt responded right away that they were able to send a mason to do the small repair. Adrien arrived on time, was very professional and did a fantastic job. After he was done, he took away all the old brick and cleaned everything. Thanks for a great job. Have already recommend them to a friend.

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Domenic from Toronto
Domenic from Toronto
4 reviews Etobicoke, ON
10/10

Re-facing brick with stone and dressing porch and steps with stone.

After having read several reviews and meeting with a number of masons, we decided to go with Johnson Playfair and we weren't disappointed. Matt and Brendan are true professionals, from their people skills to their quality of work, everything is top notch. They take pride in their work and the attention to detail is impressive. It was a pleasure dealing with their co-workers as well, especially Eric, who is very knowledgeable and does excellent work. We were so happy with the re-facing of the brick with stone that we asked them to dress the porch and steps in stone as well. Based on the quality of the work, their price was reasonable. If you're looking for honest, hard-working masons that take pride in their work then give them a call, you won't be disappointed. Thanks again guys, it looks great.

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Company Response

Thank you Domenic, it was a pleasure working with you. A special thanks for the espresso at break, that was a nice touch.

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More about Johnson Playfair Brick & Stone Masonry

JohnsonPlayfair Brick and Stone Masonry operates throughout the G.T.A. proudly promoting the beauty and longevity of masonry as a building material. Our masons are fully trained and red-seal certified. Our mission is to build and restore masonry the right way, and through this, to continue the strong tradition of masonry construction in Toronto.

CATEGORIES
Masonry & Bricklaying and Chimney Build & Repair
PRODUCTS
Brick, Stone, Block, Concrete, Paving Stones, Flagstone, Lime Mortar, Walling Stone, Limestone, Granite, Bluestone, Banas Stone,
SERVICES
Masonry construction and restoration. Additions, Chimneys, fireplaces, walls, landscape features, walkways, paths, patios, re-pointing, historic tuck-pointing, mortar repair, brick replacement, stone repair, stone replacement, foundation walls, capping stones, Dry stone walls.
BRANDS
Ibstock, Watsontown, Brampton Brick, Belden Brick, Endicott Brick, Hanson Brick, Owen Sound Ledgerock, Credit Valley Stone,
SPECIALITIES
We specialize in historic restoration. We employ highly skilled and experienced masons who are familiar with Toronto's heritage homes and buildings. We use the proper materials and methods to restore and revive old buildings to their former beauty. We also specialize in custom masonry construction. Be it a full custom home with a great level of detail, or landscape stone feature with custom carving. We provide a level of care and quality not often found in masonry today.
WEBSITE
http://www.johnsonplayfair.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2012
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
23
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, e-transfer
LICENSES
Red Seal Certification
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Red-Seal Certification as Brick and Stone Masons.
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
5 year warranty on all new construction
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