Oaks Home Services

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2015 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto ON M2J
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Stephen from Toronto
Stephen from Toronto
11 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Fence Post Repair

I had a tree that on windy days was hitting the fence and was causing it to lean. Primarily two posts had become loose and needed to be replaced.

Yurii came out to provide the quote and all interactions were very pleasant and professional.

A two man crew worked very hard to remove the old posts. Including one cement footing that was particularly challenging, but they worked to get it removed. The new fence posts look great and where they re-attached the fence sections; i think they are better secured then they were before. Constantly checking level. You can see these guys care about the quality of their work.

When the fence fully needs to be replaced, i already know who i will be calling - Oak Home Services for sure!!

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Thank You Stephen!

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

Backyard renovation

I’ve spent so much time trying to bring my backyard back to life. It’s always had issues with weeds and the grass just wasn’t able to grow because there’s a park in the backyard. I also had a new tree that started growing from animals bringing berries and seeds and I pretty much didn’t have any patio space. So every day I was spending hours just working on the weeds.

So I finally decided to get my backyard completely redone. I had an idea of what I was looking for and called several companies for quotes. When I contacted Oaks Home Services, I got a great feeling right away from Tim. He called me back right away and asked if he could come and see the backyard to give a quote. Based on that meeting I decided to go with Oaks. We talked through some ideas and he gave me different price points so that I could decide how I wanted to proceed.

The job was a challenging one because the only access through my backyard is through my house and I had to get permission for the team to go through my neighbour’s backyard and then ultimately pay for any repairs which I was fine with and luckily my neighbour gave me the ok.

Tim was so amazing to work with...he was always patient with all my questions and was very responsive. He always gave great ideas and his opinion on things that I hadn’t even considered...for example a flat stone vs textured. Ultimately I went with textured based on his recommendation. The job consisted of removing my old small patio and building a bigger patio, resod the lawn, remove a tree and clean up all of the rogue branches and remove the twigs, and put in a flower bed.

On the first day I also decided to get a new fence which wasn’t planned and Tim had to search for lumber. He didn’t get annoyed and began his search. The guys showed up on time at 8am every day and they worked with minimal breaks until 8pm. Such amazing work ethic! They also answered any questions that I had as they were working on different aspects. These guys work hard! And do such great work! You can tell that they take great pride in their work...it’s like they’re working on their own property.

I had read the reviews by others and it’s all true what people say about Tim and the team. I can’t even begin to tell you how impressed I was with them. I don’t recommend many people but I would definitely recommend Oaks Home Services!!!! I LOVE my new backyard. It looks so clean, fresh, and amazing! People walk by admiring it. I’m now so proud of my backyard vs being embarrassed by it before. The part that I was the most worried about was the repairs to my neighbour’s yard but they also did a fantastic job repairing and replacing anything that the machines went over.

I attached a picture of before and the other three pictures are what it looks like now. A complete transformation!!! Now I get to enjoy relaxing in my backyard.

I know I probably said amazing so many times....but I really mean it....they are amazing and I’m truly thankful to Tim and his team for everything!

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Thank you so much for kind words, Kari!

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

Driveway interlocking + fencing

Tim and his team did a fantastic job on our driveway. They worked long days and finished the job quickly and professionally. Oaks Home Services provided us with the fairest price out of everyone we met with and got the job done beautifully. Pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Thanks a lot for your review!

Jason Faulkner from Toronto
Jason Faulkner from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Interlock Patio

Yuri and his team provided excellent service at a very competitive price. They completed a 500 square foot interlock patio from excavation to installation in two days. Since completion Yuri has personally returned twice to check on the work and make sure we are happy with the job done. Throughout the process he was always ready to answer questions and quick to return my calls. Finding a contractor in Toronto is not hard. Finding one that cares is. I would hire Oaks Home Services again without hesitation.

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Thanks a lot, Jason!

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5 reviews Vaughan, ON
7/10

Re-sod property + interlock frontage

Asked Tim and Yurri for quotes a couple times as I expanded the job from just sod to replace the interlock of the front landing. We finally booked the job but had trouble landing the date due to other jobs they had going on. Not great news, but I'm a patient person.

As for the actual job, I'm very happy with the interlock stone work. Even with some compromises to the design it looks great.
The main part of the job was to re-sod the front and back yard, and plant a bunch of trees and shrubs in the front.
All seemed great about the work until they got to putting sod down that seemed already dead (yellow) or was killed by being in the sun on their truck for more than a day. I would rather that they defer the work to a date that was better for getting sod healthy and rooted, such as end of season, or keep the initial date which would have been better for starting sod growth. They had to spend a second day on site to finish work, which I'm OK with, except that at the end, roughly 40% of the sod they put down looked like it would fail outright.

3 weeks of careful watering later, I still have grass in the front and back that is dead. Luckily Tim came back with a small crew to replace some of the sod, though again it seems like bad timing for hot, sunny days and somewhat shoddy sod laying work was another bad start for that grass. No matter how I look at it, I'll need to put additional work into getting my grass as it should have been.

I was very patient and polite, and provided details as to what I wanted from the work and while I was impressed with the stone work, I can't say I was entirely happy with the sod work. I should have denied installing the sod when I saw it, but oh well, job's done now.
I'm very thankful that they came back to try and fix the issues. It just sucks that I have to be just one of the less than stellar reviews for these guys because they're really keen to do good work, but in some places I don't see it.
I don't want this to come off as a bad review, but I'm just not 100% satisfied, and I'm also aware some of what happened is out of anyone's control.
I would recommend their work, but be careful when you schedule getting sod work done. I'm likely to bring them back for other work.

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Thanks for your review, Aaren.

Ken in Toronto
Ken in Toronto
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Fence Replacement

Tim and his team were extremely polite, professional and trustworthy. They worked long days to get the job done and consulted with me on my preferences all throughout the process. We are very happy with the quality of their work and they left the worksite clean. I would definitely hire Oaks again and will recommend them to friends and neighbours.

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Thanks, Ken.

Marc from Toronto
Marc from Toronto
10 reviews North York, ON
10/10

Great work on demolition of old fence and build of new 90 ft wood fence

It's always a bit hard to believe when the reviews for a company are so uniformly positive. But having just had the same great experience with Tim and his crew as others have documented on Homestars, I can honestly say it's all true! Within minutes of requesting a quote form Oaks Home Services through Homestars, Tim had called to ask when it would be convenient for him to come by our property to provide a quote. He arrived promptly at our agreed time the next day and provided a quote on the spot. The quote was very fair and reasonable and we agreed to hire Oaks.

Tim estimated that his crew could begin work within one week and they arrived precisely a week later ready to work. The crew was usually 4 hard-working guys, sometimes augmented to 6. They worked extremely hard and efficiently, always polite and respectful of us and our neighbours. They expertly demolished and removed our very old fence and eliminated major weeds, weed trees and vines that had grown behind the fence. Both those tasks were done thoroughly and efficiently.

Tim regularly consulted with us to make sure we were happy with the job and to ask if there were any issues that we wanted to address. The new fence looks great and our property was left clean and free of any debris from the job. We are thrilled with the quality of the work and the speed with which it was accomplished, a mere two days from start to finish (obviously it helps when you have a crew of at least 4 very skilled and organized guys who start early in the morning and work until 7:30pm!).

Thanks Tim and crew for the excellent work, reliability, and quick response. And thank you for staying within budget! I highly recommend this company without any hesitation!

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Thank you so much, Marc!

timsharp in Toronto
timsharp in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

whole property makeover

Oaks Home Services did a phenomenal job on our property. They built a beautiful long fence, took out our old flagstone patio and put in a new larger patio, stepping stones, front walkway and curbing along the driveway. We interviewed 8 contractors. Tim was able to answer all our questions succinctly and confidently. We felt very comfortable with him. He explained in detail what they do and how. They arrived on the day they told us, arrived early and ready to work. They put in long days, were always ready to listen and to explain when asked. Cleaned up daily and at the end restored everything. The men were thoughtful, gracious and humble. They worked very well together and they were all professional, with a great eye for detail. We love the new everything!

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Thanks a lot, Tim!

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More about Oaks Home Services

As a top rated full service landscaping company, Oaks Home Services sets highest standards in the industry and provides top-notch construction assistance in Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and surrounding GTA regions. Our clients benefit from our commitment to excellence and attention to even smallest details. We promise you to deliver best possible craftsmanship, and guarantee outstanding quality of our work.

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Oaks Home Services is a Toronto landscaping company with the best value of proficiency for your money. Skilled in every area of exterior works, we offer our extensive expertise as one of the top rated and award-winning landscape companies with years of experience and customer satisfaction. We work with precision, skillfulness and ingenuity in every area of our expertise that you will find listed below. Choosing us to install an interlocking driveway, build a retaining wall or simply fix an old fence in your back yard you engage the assistance of the best landscape contractors Toronto has to offer.

CATEGORIES
Interlocking Stone, Fences & Gates, and Landscape Contractors & Designers
PRODUCTS
Natural stone, concrete, wood, pvc/vynyl
SERVICES
Interlocking, retaining walls, entry way & steps, fences, decks
BRANDS
Bestway Stone, Unilock, Oaks, Banas, Oakville Stone
WEBSITE
https://oakshs.ca
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash and Cheque
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$10,000
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
5 years of limited labor warranty . Kindly ask for more details.
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