Mclaren Custom Homes

Formerly MMR Building LTD
Design/Project Management
Schomberg ON L0G
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Private User
0 reviews Hamilton, ON
10/10

Kitchen Reno

Took out a wall between hallway and kitchen, opened up the whole first floor. A big Island makes the room much more functional. The custom cabinet company they use were great to work with and made a quality product. McLaren Homes was professional, easy to talk to, willing to make some modifications along the way. They really tried to understand our vision for the space, and our needs, and then they made it happen. Would definitely recommend McLaren Homes.

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Thank you for the review and I agree about the big island being much more functional for that space. In the older kitchen layouts it is so common to have the kitchens feel small and closed in from walls that block it off from the rest of the house. By removing the wall to the hallway and bringing the island into that space, it gave you WAY more room for meal prep, a place to eat and entertain, more storage, as well the kitchen now flows more into the rest of the house and dinning area. I'm so happy to hear you had a good experience working with myself, Ross and our team and we appreciate the recommendation!!

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

Garage Renovation

We decided to renovate our garage to create more space and provide a home office/play area. Jon and his team were referred to us by friends and we couldn't be happier with the work they did. The project was done on schedule, on budget and with very minimal changes to the scope (based on our requests).

Jon's level of professionalism was evident from our first meeting. He connected with us daily to provide updates and made sure we knew who would be coming to our location and when. Given this entire project was done during a pandemic, this was especially helpful. Everyone followed COVID safety regulations and we felt very safe.

We lacked a clear vision and Jon and Ross were able to guide us every step of the way - this project turned out better than we could have ever anticipated.

Thank you for making this happen and we hope we're lucky enough to do our next reno with Mclaren Custom Homes.

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This was actually a very fun little project for us!  Converting the dark cold space of the two car garage into the warm, light, comfortable space that it is now was a huge transformation.  I loved being able to open up the ceiling and utilize the full height for the vaulted ceilings which made the space feel way more open and large.   Wrapping the structural steel beam in wood and staining it was a excellent addition when tied in with the sliding barn door to match. 
I'm really happy we were able to finish the space for you guys quickly as well.  Your growing family seemed to desperately need the extra space now with everyone working from home and not being able to leave the house as often.
It was a pleasure working with you both and Ross and I would be delighted to work with you again in the future.

James
James
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Full Basement Renovation

Mclaren custom homes did an incredible job transforming our bare bones basement into a beautiful and welcoming space!
The whole process with Jon and Ross from initial discussion, design and planning to the final day was excellent. They are a class act and a true pleasure to work with. Every large project has its challenges and this was no exception with COVID lock-down hitting early on (!), but jon and Ross worked within our comfort level and after a short break, took on much of the work themselves to ensure we got the project completed without significant delays.
The end result is fantastic - the quality of work is first class and we are getting a huge amount of use out of the space already. (The custom wine storage in particular is getting use!) This is the third time we have used McLaren Custom Homes and they will always be the first call for future work we have and first recommendation to friends looking for a company that produces top quality work, with a true focus on customer experience and satisfaction.

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Yes! I'm so happy the mini wine cellar is being put to good use - it was by far my favorite feature in the reno. The layout we came up with together was night and day compared to what was existing. You can especially see the stark contrast from transforming the dingy little cold cellar to a respectable 3-pc bath with the exposed brick column - THAT was a big change.
On a personal note, it is an absolute pleasure working with clients like yourself. You put your trust in us to work safely and responsibly during a global pandemic and we were very grateful for accommodating us to keep working so we could give you your MUCH needed space back!
We very much appreciate the continued support in recommending us to your friends and family. We look forward to project number four with you!! (Whenever that may be)

Thanks,
Ross and Jon

Gordon in Mississauga
Gordon in Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Upper level House renovation 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms

We contracted Mclaren Custom Homes October 2019 to renovate our upper level 4 bedroom Mississauga home and we are extremely pleased and proud of the results. Over a 4-month timeline Jon of Mclaren Custom Homes and Ross transformed our upper level from dingy, outdated and unappealing to bright, modern, relaxing and pleasing to the eye. The renovation included gutting to the studs, insulating and re-drywalling the master bathroom, and expanding a 2-piece bathroom to include a shower. The main upstairs bathroom was renovated by Mclaren Custom Homes 2 years previously according to the same standards. The popcorn ceilings were removed, the door frames and baseboards were replaced. Pot lights were installed in the master bedroom, and all bathrooms; the master closets were expanded, and new light fixtures were installed in the bathrooms, bedrooms and hallway. In addition, the main staircase was capped, railing replaced, and hardwood flooring was installed. Extra insulation and baffles were added to the attic space.
All of Jon’s trades people: carpentry (Ross), licensed electricians, plumbers, plasterers, tilers, painters, shower glass installers, hardwood floor and stair installers were skilled, knowledgeable, and professional and demonstrated years of experience and pride in their work. The electrical work was inspected by ESA. Jon’s choice of trades people is evident in the final product.
Ross designed and built the master closet and linen closets as well as doing the framing, drywalling, door frames, baseboards and spray insulation.
Work was done to code and scheduled and completed according to the contracted timeline with only minor variations. Jon is easy to work with, is trustworthy, competently experienced in home renovations/building, and explained each stage thoroughly to us. Our questions were answered, and any concerns were resolved satisfactorily. Our upper level of our home after the renovation is now comfortable and a pleasure to be in and adds value to our home. We can confidently recommend Mclaren Custom Homes and his trades people to deliver a home renovation to be proud of. The final product of the renovation demonstrates that doing things correctly is the best policy. In the years to come we hope to contract with Jon again to renovate the main level of our home.

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Yes! We are looking forward to round three when we get to come back for the main floor!
I'm very happy about the transformation we made in your upstairs space. Not only did we update all of the items that were in dire need of it (such as the flooring, tiles, trim and paint); but we also were able to really utilize your storage space in a much more efficient, streamline way with the custom closets we did.
I'm so happy to hear you had a good experience with us and also our trades. We really pride ourselves in working with only the most skilled trades but - more importantly - the best people to have in your home. All of the trades we work with are easy to work with, polite, professional, and hoenstly care about delivering the best product possible. Im REALLY glad to hear that experience translated to you both as the client.
It was honestly a pleasure working with you both as clients and Ross and I would be more than happy to work with you again in the future!

David
David
3 reviews Mississauga, ON

First Review

10/10

Fence

We needed our fence replaced. John came out quickly to provide us with a quote and scope of work with a timeline. He kept us updated throughout the completion of the project.
We will definitely hire him again and have already recommended him to others.
David C.

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Hey David - it was a pleasure working with you on replacing your fence. Seeing how it was almost falling over I'm glad you didn't have to wait another minute to get it replaced!! I would be happy to work with you in the spring for the second phase of the project and look forward to working with you again. Thanks again!

Jon

Wes in Toronto
Wes in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Full Renovation with Second Floor edition

Jon and his team worked diligently on our beautiful home, for almost an entire calendar year, through the winter, spring and summer. Aside from the finished product and the execution of our dream home, we would hire Jon again because he has EMPATHY, and provides the necessary customer service that is needed when going through a massive renovation, on top of a special work ethic. Highly recommend.

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Thank you so much for the feedback and for allowing us to work with you to build your dream home! We were very excited about this project from the start and were even more pleased with the end result. Even though you used our architect for the floor plan layout, both you and your wife had really good vision for the interior and exterior finishes. Your wife now has her beautiful and functional kitchen with its modern look, mixed with wooden beam accents, and LOTS of natural light from all the BIG windows. Working with you we took the backyard and garage - that was in desperate need - and added a new parking space, carport/shed, deck and fence; now a whole new living space for you and the kids to enjoy. It was a very fun project for us to build and we're glad you guys have settled in to enjoy your new space.

ms
ms
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Complete home renovation, down to the studs.

Complete interior demolition, including concrete basement floor. New concrete floor and dimplex waterproofing in basement, and new hardwood floors and structural walls throughout the house. All new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, gas lines, and insulation. Construction of two new kitchens (one in basement), 3.5 baths, and new staircase to basement. New roof, hardie board siding, cedar shingles, and new front porch. Essentially an entire new house, other than the exterior brick walls and a refinished wooden staircase up to the second floor.

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Thank you for the reveiw! It was honestly a pleasure working with you on this project. Being able to tear everything out and start from scratch gave us the ability to completely transform the house and I think the end result was well worth it. Hopefully we can work together on your next remodel.
Thanks Again,
Jon

sallan
sallan
1 review , AB
10/10

Building a cover for a backyard patio area.

We had a pergola over this area of the patio. To give us more flexibility with it's use, rain, evenings, shoulder seasons, we felt a fixed roof would be the solution. Jon and his team took down the existing pergola, and re-used a considerable amount of the lumber to build the trusses for the new roof, saving money and trees. Also included was lighting and a centre fan. The end product is a great improvement. Jon and his team were great to work with, setting expectations of when and what be done, and meeting those expectations - time and budget.

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Thank you for the reveiw Scott. Being that this is our third project working together, we are always very happy to continue working with the same client as they make improvements to their home. I think changing the open pergola to the covered roof was a great way to further utilize the outdoor space you had and I love the way the cedar v-joint cladding came out on the underside of the roof. Very glad to hear your pleased about the end result and look forward to our next project together. Thanks, Jon.

dcolonello
dcolonello
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen renovation

The kitchen design was perfect for the space and the execution is amazing.
Cabinetry, painting, windows, new island, beautiful quartz countertops, maple floors throughout the main floor, rad covers... Detail work is impeccable. Trustworthy team. I would recommend Jonathan and his team in a heartbeat.

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Thanks so much for the positive review! I remember taking the first meeting in the impossibly small 8 by 10 kitchen thinking to myself how do you guys manage in the space? By removing the partition wall that separated that kitchen area from the dining room area we were able to achieve a much larger, more practical layout for the kitchen. As well, the first floor now feels larger and more spacious due to the open-concept. I'm very happy you appreciate our attention to detail and hope you have lots of fun cooking in your new kitchen. Thanks again from Ross and Jon

lcunningham39
lcunningham39
2 reviews Whitchurch Stouffville, ON
10/10

Kitchen Rennovation

Jon from McLaren Custom Homes was a pleasure to work with. Jon and his team completed a large Kitchen Renovation in my home and from start to finish were professional, friendly and efficient. We had a bad experience with contractors in the past, so were hesitant to do another big renovation but Jon assured me this one would go much smoother and he was true to his word. He was always available to answer questions and consistently provided updates throughout the renovation on status of work. We are very happy with our new Kitchen and I would definitely recommend McLaren Custom Homes.

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I'm so glad we were able to change your mind about renovations in general - there a few poor companies out there that ruin it for everyone. I can't tell you how many times I've heard stories of the awful experiences people have had with contractors. While we are always striving to deliver the highest quality product we also want to deliver a great experience as well. When getting someone to work in and on your home for weeks on end, it is SO important to find people you can trust and also enjoy working with. We aim to only employ professional, friendly, honest, and hard working trades every step of the way in the construction process. This makes for the best overall experience as well as the best end result. It was a pleasure working with you and I do hope to hear from you for any future renovations you feel like taking on!
Thanks again
Jon

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More about Mclaren Custom Homes

The home is - for most of us - the single most important investment and asset that we will own in our lifetimes. Period.
It's where we live, where we raise our families, and it's where we build our wealth. At McLaren Custom Homes we understand this. Your home and - more importantly - your plans for it, are important to us. But let's face it, re-models can be overwhelming!! Its hard to know where to start, who to talk to, who to trust! Let us help make things EASY for you. McLaren Custom Homes main goal is to make the whole renovation process an enjoyable experience. We treat your home and project as if it were our own, because if it was our home we would want the best.

Our diverse team specializes in the following:
- Project Design
- Building Permit Application Packages
- New Building and Additions
- Full or Partial Renovations
- Kitchen Re-models
- Exterior Spaces
- General contracting

All of us at McLaren Custom Homes strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective projects on schedule by employing and supporting motivated, flexible, and focused teams. We are able to orchestrate your project from start to finish using our extended crew of trustworthy and professional trades while staying on time and on budget. We value the importance of our relationships and will continue to remain fair and true in our dealings with all employees, clients, vendors, and partners. Our clients count on our dependability, our drive, and our integrity we take so much pride in our projects end results.

We cannot wait to hear from you! Please give us a call to see if McLaren Custom Homes would be good fit for your next renovation project.

CATEGORIES
Design/Project Management and Builders
SERVICES
- Project Design - Building Permit Application Packages - New Building and Additions - Full or Partial Renovations - Kitchen Re-models - Exterior Spaces - General contracting - Framing Carpentry - Finish Carpentry - Custom Cabinetry - Decks and Fences - Drywall - Staircases
SPECIALITIES
Design; General Contracting
WEBSITE
http://www.mclarencustomhomes.com/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2009
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
10
PAYMENT METHOD
E-Transfer; Cash; Cheques
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Yes, please ask for details.
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