Shane Oake Brick Mason

Masonry & Bricklaying
Toronto ON M1J
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Sylvie D. from Scarborough
Sylvie D. from Scarborough
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Front Porch Brick Repair

When I first look for masonry work, I consulted the HomeStars site and saw the perfect score for Shane Oake Brick Mason. Could it be real? I called, left a message and Shane Oake contacted me promptly. Shane’s free consultation was carried the next day. Shane explained very well the brick work to be done on my front porch and also the ones that were unnecessary and even ill advised to do. Thank you Shane for your honesty and guidance; without you, I might have made a very costly and regrettable mistake. The price for the work was fair and surprisingly reasonable considering all the hard work to be done. I reserved his services for the beginning of August 2015.
What a blessing! It now my turn to HIGHLY and CONFIDENTLY recommend Shane Oake as a mason, without any reservations. I was so impressed with Shane's work ethic, quality of work and thorough and courteous communication skills (in person, by phone or by e-mail).
He and his crew were on time as planned and were well equipped to do the job. They worked hard all day and cleaned up very well afterward. Now, my front porch looks great and the 47 or 48 new bricks blend amazingly well with the 56 years old original ones as they are practically unnoticeable to an untrained eye. Thanks to Shane’s meticulous care and truly professional skills, I had a wonderful experience and could cross out this job from my repair list. Unfortunately, a friend of mine, who previously hired another contractor to do her brick work, was not as lucky as I was. You will however, never regret to have called Shane Oake to restore your masonry, guaranteed! He’s truly a real and honest pro that can be trusted.

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Hi Sylvie, Way to make a fellow feel good about himself. Thank you for saying. I imagine prospective clients sorting through reviews on Homestars will be swayed by your comments. I love that what I see and estimate and do, turns out for my clients. Thank you for the kind words. Do well. Best, Shane

Grace Vitols from Toronto
Grace Vitols from Toronto
2 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Repairing Brick Chimney

Our brick chimney had deteriorated over the years and we did not think it was possible to 'repair' it as we thought we would have to rebuild the whole chimney. Shane came through with a reasonable quote, was very clear in his explanation as to what he could do for us, gave us an estimated time, and what a pleasant surprise when he came on the day he said he would come. His integrity, quality of workmanship, punctuality, work ethic and professionalism is 100 percent and he deserves a '10' rating with our blessings. He cleaned up in the evening, again another pleasant surprise! Excellent Job Shane. We are very, very pleased. We highly recommend him highly.

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Hi Grace, Thank you for the uplifting words. I love the way you describe your experience with me. That is exactly what I deliver each and every time. Have a great summer. Do well. Many thanks,
Shane

Hans from Whitby
Hans from Whitby
3 reviews L1 P1 T6, ON
10/10

Front porch brickwork

A number of weeks ago, I noticed some loose bricks on my front porch. I decided to come to Homestars to find a contractor, as it's yielded good results in the past. This time was no different. Shane stood out from the other contractors I contacted, and I am glad I chose to do business with him.

The original scope of work involved relaying 3 courses of brick below the front edge of my porch, as the mortar had deteriorated. This involved having to dismantle my staircase (in order to access the brickwork behind). The original estimate called for reusing the old bricks (as they seemed to be in good condition), but during the work, he discovered some bricks had completely deteriorated. He was very up front and honest when it came to having to renegotiate to account for this, and the extra cost was, in my opinion, beyond fair (given the circumstances and results).

The results are great - the new bricks and mortar blend in perfectly with the existing bricks, and the whole area itself looks amazing. I am very impressed with Shane's quality of work, and would not hesitate to contact him again if the need arises.

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Hi Hans, I have been inundated with people needing my help and I have to assume your review has something to do with it. I am elated that I was able to help you and give you excellent service. Thank you for the kind words. If you move, call me for any brick work on your new place. Best, Shane

Kerry
Kerry
2 reviews Scarborough, ON
10/10

Foundation brickwork

I discovered an alarmingly large hold in the concrete bricks of my foundation; an invitation for further water damage and critters to take up residence in the walls of my home. Shane responded to my request for quotation promptly, and did the work the following day. The quality of the work and the thoroughness of the clean up were both excellent! And what a treat to work with someone who has honesty, integrity, who arrives when he says he will, and who sticks to his original estimate -- Shane is a rare find! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him, and there is no question that I will be enlisting his help again in the future.

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Hi Kerry, I wonder if Home Stars gives lessons on how to praise the contractor when the Client is very happy with service. I love that I have inspired such a nice review. I am happy that it went so fast and that I could handle this for you. I appreciate the work and am tickled by the review. Thank you very much. Best, Shane

Iain Munro in East York
Iain Munro in East York
2 reviews East York, ON
10/10

Brickwork for A/C instatation

After having removed two through the wall air conditions. I was left with two holes to fill before the new A/C could go ahead. I had quite a bit of trouble finding reliable people who would come and quote or who even wanted a smaller job. Shane responded quickly and come over to view and quote on the job. It needed doing ASAP and Shane managed to slide it in between bigger jobs. He was excellent, the work was terrific. And you would have difficulties seeing where the old bricks are and the news ones start. They blend perfectly. He was quick, reliable, humorous, and obviously loves what he does. It shows in the pride he takes in his workmanship. His helper was quick and efficient and had all the mortar, mixed and coloured as and when it was needed. Great job all round. I recommend him without any reservations at all. Good work, well done. .

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Hi Iain, Wow, thanks for the review and very kind words. I appreciate it very much. In all the reviews that I get I am surprised that everyone can get me right in the heart. I am happy that you are happy. Thanks for taking the time to share this. And thanks for letting me leave my sign. Best, Shane

Tammy from Pickering
Tammy from Pickering
1 review Wainwright, AB
10/10

rebuild fireplace box, brick re pointing

Can't remember the cost for these jobs but Shane was worth every penny. This was over a year ago.
We've had Shane out for a couple of jobs and have recommended him to many people. Our friends praised the quality of his workmanship almost as much as we did. Wouldn't trust anyone else to take care of our masonry dilemmas. Honesty, integrity and pride in his work. Punctual. Cleaned up every evening when work stopped.

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Hi Tammy, That is very nice of you to say. It touches my heart. Wow, Thank you for the kind words. And thank you for trusting me in the first place to give me the work. Your word of mouth is also greatly appreciated. Best, Shane

Jolanta Fields from Ajax
Jolanta Fields from Ajax
4 reviews Ajax, ON
10/10

Tuckpointing, loose sill, and parging

Shane was excellent to work with. He came out and answered all of our questions thoroughly. He gave us an accurate quote that he stuck to.

We had cracking in the joints along a sill that runs the perimeter of the house. One piece of the sill was actually loose and falling out. We also needed some parging redone that was falling off around our porch.

He tried to explain to us why he thought each of our issues was happening. He let us know how long any fixes made should last. He matched the color of the mortal beautifully, so you don't even know the work was done in the first place. The parging work looks amazing. We were extremely impressed with his attention to detail. It was great to work with someone who cares about the work he performs. We would hire him again in an instant.

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Hi Jolanta, Wow, I am almost speechless. Thank you for that.
I don't see you needing any masonry help on your current house for a long time to come but if you ever move I will be here to help you. Best, Shane

Kelley from Etobicoke
Kelley from Etobicoke
1 review Etobicoke, ON
10/10

Difficult Brick Replacement

I bought a home in Etobicoke a few months ago and the chimney bricks were breaking. My home inspector told me that this would have to be addressed, but I didn't know what to expect. Two companies told me that I had to rebuild the whole chimney and that it would cost me thousands of dollars. I called Shane, because a friend of mine had some work done on his porch and I had remembered that the loose and broken bricks on his steps just disappeared one day, like there was never a problem.
Anyway, so I call Shane and he takes a look. The brick on the house is a weird "bark" brick or something and the other contractors said they couldn't match it. Shane did pretty well with it.
The BIGGEST thing, though, is that he didn't try to sell me on a rebuild. He told me that he could handle it by strategically replacing bricks. During the work, I was pretty scared, but he came through with flying colours. Looks GREAT and at a fraction of the cost of the other guys.

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Hi Kelley, I am now able to comment on this. Thank you for the review. I appreciate that you took the time to let others know about the experience you had in regards to working with me. Best, Shane

peter1 in toronto
peter1 in toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

brick restoration

Shane was fantastic. The finished work is superb. He did what he said he would , the estimate was right on, he came on time, cleaned up. Highly recommended & real professional that cares about his work.

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Hi Kanan and Peter, I was just responding to a review and noticed there isn't a comment here. I thought I wrote one so long ago. Thank you for the kind words. Best, Shane

Dick in Pickering
Dick in Pickering
1 review PICKERING, ON
10/10

Brick Restoration

We just had Shane do brick restoration on our house, including repair of cracks, replace missing bricks, etc. ALL the estimates we had from other contractors said they probably could not match the colour of our brick mortar, what's the point of paying for something to be repaired if it's going to look like hell and not match the rest of the house? So, we choose to use Shane Oake. His work was nothing short of amazing! He laughed when I told him the other contractors said they couldn't match the colour and then proceeded to match it. His brick re-pointing is practically invisible, my neighbour has been staring at one very large pressure crack for the past thirteen years and he couldn't even find it when Shane was done! Shane is definitely HIGHLY recommended! You will not be disappointed.

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Hello Dick, I am finally able to comment on your review. Thank you very much for the review. I appreciate it very much. I am glad I was able to provide a product that you could appreciate. Do well. Best, Shane Oake

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More about Shane Oake Brick Mason

Hi my name is Shane. I own and run a small masonry business. I do the work myself. I work out of Scarborough. I do masonry restoration work. I am Licensed and Insured. The work I do includes tuck pointing (restoring the grout between bricks), brick replacement, crack repairs, block ...
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