Iron Owl Design + Build

Formerly JM Landscapes
Decks
Calgary AB T2V 5H9
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Paul and Ingrid
Paul and Ingrid
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Front yard patio

Thank you, Justin and Logan, for the nice patio you built for us. From the moment we met Justin we knew he is the right guy for our project. His attention to details and care for our yard won our trust. The project was very well planned and the execution was perfect. The quality of work and professionalism is what we appreciated at Iron Owl. You can see the difference when a contractor owns the company and cares about his clients. We are very happy with the result and we can’t wait to enjoy our new patio this summer.

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Thank you so much for your kind words Paul and Ingrid! It was such a pleasure working for you, we really enjoyed bringing your vision for your yard to life. We are so happy you're enjoying your new patio in your beautiful yard!

Scott in Calgary
Scott in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Front deck and planter boxes

We were very pleased with the work recently completed by Iron Owl. The project is in a very visible front yard in a highly-trafficked neighbourhood. We needed quality work beyond what we could do ourselves, and Iron Owl delivered.

Right from the very beginning when we were seeking quotes, Justin himself visited to understand our concept. By grasping our vision, he was able to provide improvement ideas and alternatives, which made our project better before the first shovel hit the ground. He did not push any particular solution and left all decisions to us, and was able to provide solid reasoning behind his suggestions. We especially liked that the person thinking through the project with us would also be executing; many of the larger outfits send an estimator that won't actually be leading the construction crew.

When it came time to actually execute the project, Justin and his team worked in a diligent and well communicated timeline, keeping us regularly up to date. They kept a very tidy work site (in a somewhat challenging, tight spot), which was important given this work was done in plain view in our front yard. All of our neighbours remarked on how nice they were during the day, and how careful they were of those around the work site. Justin works with a small crew, which means it doesn't get done overnight, but it also means you have a chance to make key choices along the way as challenges and ideas come up. Justin kept in regular touch with us by whatever was the most convenient way for us - e-mail, phone, whatever was needed in the moment. When weather interfered, Justin was very clear with how the schedule would change. No excuses or wondering what was up; we were always well informed, and very supportive of his choices, which were always grounded in making the project as good as it could be.

The end product exceeded our expectations, and frankly compared to other similar projects I've helped with or observed, the construction is bomb-proof and built for the long term. On top of that, the craftsmanship around the small details separates Iron Owl from the pack. There were many opportunities to take simple shortcuts, and instead they delivered a high-quality project that they can be proud of, and that we are thrilled to share with our friends and neighbours.

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Thank you so much for your very kind words, Scott. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our small business. It was such a pleasure working for you and Maggie; you had a fantastic vision for your yard and we were excited to help you bring it to life. Enjoy your beautiful new deck and its phenomenal view!
Justin and Sara

Darin in Calgary
Darin in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Complete landscape renovation.

Justin and Sara exceeded our expectations! We are impressed with their professionalism, friendliness, and attention to detail. The project was completed on time and as appraised. The scope included, brick patios and walkways, artificial grass, planter boxes, bridge across stream, composite decks, gravel and mulch landscaping, steps, fence, storage boxes, custom rock fire pit, retaining wall, drainage systems. Wonderful design and exceptional quality.

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Thank you so much for your review Darin. You had such a great vision for your yard!
Justin & Sara

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Stonework and Deck

Had a great experience dealing with everyone at Iron Owl. Very knowledgeable and attentive to details. Honest and friendly company. Will undoubtedly use for my front yard next year. Thanks Justin!

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Thank you for the review Scott. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Justin & Sara

Rob from Calgary
Rob from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Deck

Justin and his team built a new deck for me last summer. Justin is, hands down, the best contractor I have ever dealt with. He is creative, takes the time to answer questions throughout the project and his quality of craftsmanship is exceptional. I would, without hesitation recommend him. Thanks Justin!

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Thank you so much for the review Rob. It was a great project to work on!
Justin & Sara

Jessica
Jessica
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Fence build

Justin was not only professional, but one of the only contractors who showed up when he said he would and on time! He went above and beyond in the quoting process, showing us different options, as we didn’t want just a standard fence.

He made the whole process very easy, and the end result is amazing. I couldn’t recommend him more! We will definitely be using him again in the future.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review Jessica! We loved working with you on your project, you have an amazing vision for your yard. We're looking forward to working with you and Dan again in the future!
Justin & Sara

M&J Byers
M&J Byers
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Small project, but not treated that way

Our deck needed replacing. We did our due diligence and got three quotes. When we met Justin, I said to my husband "I hope his quote comes within ballpark of others, because I really want him to do it"... happily he was not only ballpark, but more reasonable than the "budget" guy. You know immediately that Justin takes great pride in his work. Even though this was a pretty basic deck, his creativeness shines through. Excellent workmanship, quality of product, no shortcuts, sensible advice. In short, I would have no problem at all hiring Justin (and Logan) again for other projects. They were professional and respectful of the property. Highly recommend.

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Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your kind words. It was fantastic working with you to create your new deck!
Justin & Sara

KW from Calgary
KW from Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Landscaping backyard pavers, privacy wall and stone

We hired Justin originally in 2014 for a sizable backyard landscaping stone and privacy wall project. We can't recommend him and his crew highly enough. They are prompt, professional, very neat and respectful and do outstanding work. Our backyard still looks fabulous four years later. We re-hired him this summer, 2018 to replace our front sidewalk and step. He had great solutions for a step and sidewalk that used to slope toward the house. He added invaluable technical and construction advice as well as creative and artistic touches which resulted in a lovely final product! We can confidently say that you will be extremely happy and satisfied when you hire Justin and his crew!

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Thank you for your review Karen! It's been a pleasure working with you on these projects for your beautiful yard.

iconnors in Calgary
iconnors in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Yard project

Justin and crew have been nothing but fantastic to work with. Every step is well explained and reasoned out, every decision is made with care and consideration and they have done their best to work through even some of the sudden and unfortunate weather swings that Calgary gets to have.

Quality of work is second to none. Every facet from the stairs, driveway, fences, backyard all are very clearly built to last. Designs are elegant and very pleasing and there is clearly a great deal of care and work that goes into the project.

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Thank you for your review Ivan, we really appreciate it. It was a lot of fun working with you on your project - it's definitely one of our favourites!

jmcdonaldgray
jmcdonaldgray
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Backyard Renovation

We recently hired JM Landscapes to update our tired and un-used backyard to accommodate our collection of cars with a custom-designed interlocking-brick patio/parking pad. This included the rebuilding of the fence as well as, since the parking pad ran from house to alley, reconstructed flowerbeds and some new sod. It was a big job but Justin and his crew handled it beautifully including being at work first thing in the morning, keeping tools and noise well controlled, being flexible about on-the-go design changes, and contributing to integral design changes with innovative ideas. One of our favourite additions to the plan was a tiny man-gate on the garbage bin recess so that we could access the back alley more easily. Justin also oversaw the installation of a Shed Solutions tool shed when we could not be home to do so, and took on the construction of a greenhouse for us.
JM Landscapes were recommended to us and we could not be happier with the finished product and how it progressed. Justin and Sara are knowledgeable, generous, cheerful, and very easy to work with – a great team – and the price was more than fair. We’d recommend them to anyone.

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Thank you so much for your review Jamie! It was such a pleasure working with you. We're so happy that you're enjoying your new yard!

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More about Iron Owl Design + Build

We help homeowners enhance the beauty of their yards with beautiful stone and wood features. Iron Owl delivers superior craftsmanship and the dedicated service of a local, family owned and operated business. We specialize in the design and construction of premier-quality decks, pergolas, gates, fences, interlocking stone driveways and patios.

CATEGORIES
Decks
PRODUCTS
South Calgary: -3D Design - Low-Maintenance Composite + PVC Decks - Cedar + Natural Wood Decks - Aluminum, Glass, Composite + Wood Railings - Pergolas + Arbors - Privacy Screens + Walls - Cedar Gates - Interlocking Paving Stone Patios + Custom Installations
SERVICES
South Calgary Outdoor Living Space Builder
BRANDS
- Deckorators Composite Decking - Azek PVC Decking - Gtape Adhesive Membrane (used to waterproof deck framing and joists) - Belgard + Expocrete Paving Stone -Techo-Bloc Paving Stone _Inlite Design Lighting
SPECIALITIES
Premium-quality custom deck & patio building and design in South Calgary
WEBSITE
https://www.ironowl.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2012
PAYMENT METHOD
Personal Cheque, Bank Transfer, Cash, Drafts, Credit Card (fees may apply)
LICENSES
AB Prepaid Contractor Licence # 341771, Calgary Business Licence # BL189752
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB of Southern Alberta
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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