Living in Toronto is great and we all love it but with soaring housing prices our starter homes have had to become our forever homes. The need to renovate or completely rebuild is a universally pressing reality. The problem is where to start and how to do anything without becoming the next horror story shared with friends and family. We understand your struggle as we are home owners ourselves and we know any renovation project can seem like a daunting task, especially when it comes to finding the right company to work with. That's where we can help, as a family owned and operated business we have over 20 years of experience in designing and building Toronto homes. Our fantastic team is dedicated to making sure your old starter home is turned into your new dream home. All done in an accountable, transparent manner that keeps costs down. We do everything in house, from design and permitting, right through to helping select paint colours. We will guide you through all the important decisions you need to make and advise you on which options work best for you.
Award Winning Customer Service
Great customer service is at the core of everything we do at Woodsmith Construction. This is not just simple lip service as it is a promise we deliver on everyday. Our belief is that a great customer experience should come with an affordable price tag. Since we opened our doors we have specialized in building and renovating older Toronto homes. Over the years we have been able to consistently deliver great homes coupled with exceptional customer service, to each and everyone of our clients. Our approach is a simple one, we give straight forward and accountable information from the beginning and we stick to it. Let our team of experts handle whatever you need to have done to your home and you can rest assured that you are in good hands with us.
Project Date: Feb 2019
Project Price Range: More Than $500,000
“Woodsmith construction just completed a gut job and garage addition for my husband and I and it was the best experience I could have hoped for especially given all the renovation horror stories we have heard. They were so professional, helpful, diligent and responsive and the quality of the renovation was first class. I would recommend anyone to hire Woodsmith construction for all their needs whether it is a renovation or a new build. We could not be happier with the outcome and our newly renovated home.”
Project Date: May 2018
Project Price Range: More Than $400,000
“Woodsmith Construction Inc has renovated several homes in my neighbourhood in the last few years and came highly recommended by a friend. My experience with them couldn’t have been better. The process itself was very smooth with few surprises. When, for example, we had unexpected water in the basement, it was handled quickly, effectively and in the most cost effective way possible. Chris, CEO Woodsmith, was the direct project manager and walked us through every phase with very helpful suggestions/opinions, pragmatic advice and realistic timelines. Communication was very timely; he was always available for questions etc. I really felt I could trust him – something that’s relatively rare in the construction/renovation industry! The budget was fair, competitive and transparent. Workspaces were always left safe and tidy. The end product was excellent with wonderful attention to detail. We love our house! Count yourself lucky on many levels if you’re able to hire Woodsmith Construction Inc!”
Project Date: June 2016Project Price Range: more than $100,000
We hired Woodsmith Construction and his team to turn the attic of our 1905 home to a master suite. In addition to the all-round good vibes we felt from Chris, he showed signs of being the most honest, capable, and confident in comparison to the other companies we interviewed. We felt like this was someone that we could trust with our savings and the future of our home. Chris provided us with an itemized budget prior to the start of the renovation. From the beginning we could see clearly how much each portion of the project would cost. This was updated every couple of weeks to reflect the actual costs of the work that was completed or underway. This was extremely helpful and reassuring. Woodsmith Construction also has a number of professional and courteous team members. We had an excellent experience with all the trades and sub-contractors that worked with Chris to make our home beautiful. Most importantly we are extremely happy with the workmanship and can tell that each member of the Woodsmith Construction team takes pride in creating quality spaces. Our project was not lacking in obstacles along the way but ultimately we are delighted with the end result and would highly recommend Woodsmith Construction for any project.
Thank you Chris, Angelina and everyone at Woodsmtih for creating our dream space.
Project Date: May 2016- March 2017Project Price Range: more than $100,000
The Woodsmith team did a phenomenal job of rebuilding our house to match our dream on-time and within our budget. Chris (the owner) was always accessible, open to ideas and patient with questions. This made all the difference for us. He understands that a job of this scale is something that an owner will likely only do once, and he offered great advice and put all our fears at ease. We constantly knew exactly how we were tracking to our budget (to the dollar) and our job site was clean and orderly at all times (which our neighbours very much appreciated). We were nervous about our year-long adventure in renos (we’ve all heard horror stories), but Chris helped us spread out decisions over time and provided clear options for any challenges his team encountered, making that year a surprisingly pleasant one. All of the work was top-quality and has garnered unsolicited positive comments from anyone who sees our home (including other contractors working in our neighbourhood). I have no problem recommending Woodsmith; you will be in very good hands.
Project Date: March 2015Project Price Range: more than $100,000We worked with Chris for over a year as he and his team renovated our semi in the west end. It was a total gut job of an old house so had it challenges from the beginning. Chris was excellent at explaining the options and giving us pros and cons of each so that we could make informed decisions. Chris was always available during night or day to answer questions or return email. Chris was also excellent at managing our neighbours who proved quite problematic throughout the entire process. He always had an eye on the budget and timing and his projections were very close. His billing was transparent without any hidden costs. We continue to work with Chris and his team to this day on the update of our exterior.
Project Date: Feb 2018
Project Price Range: More Than $150,000
“We couldn’t be happier with the work done on our basement and the WAY that it was done. We knew every step of the way, what was happening, why and what all of the options were so that we could make our choices. We knew the costs all the way through with up-dates pretty much each week. The transformation is unbelievable. The rest of the house runs better now, too, because of the basement up-grade. We’re just thrilled!!!”
Project Date:Nov 2015Project Price Range: more than $100,000
Chris and the Woodsmith Construction team turned a moldy and old basement into our family’s oasis. Chris was very responsive and listened to our needs every step of the way. Chris never cut corners and stands behind his work. I highly recommend Woodsmith Construction!!
Project Date: September 2017Project Price Range: $49,000
Woodsmith Construction completed a project for us in a timely and professional manner. The quality of their workmanship is superb. Communication between them and us was informative, courteous and collaborative. We would highly recommend them.
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