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"I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with your recent renovations at my condominium. I know that the kitchen presented a challenge in matching the new work with the existing cupboards, but you made everything fit extremely well. In particular, your adjustment to the width of the pantry in order to accommodate the larger refrigerator is amazing, since it is impossible to tell that it wasn't always that way. I also love the new floor that you installed. Your recommendations in terms of colour and material were exactly right. The result is not only very attractive, but easy to keep clean. The kitchen ceiling and the folding doors you made for the closets in the entrance hall and the den display the same good taste and fine workmanship. I have had many compliments from friends and neighbours on all of these improvements, and several have asked me how to contact you. I would be happy for you to use my name as a reference."

David Matthews

 

'We had the good fortune to have Skip recommended to us by a friend, and worked with him on a renovation of a historically-designated 90 year old apartment. Our vision was to restore it to its original gracious state, but with suitably-disguised modern conveniences. Skip 'got it' immediately and not only brought our dreams to life, but added to them with numerous creative suggestions of his own. The project consisted of totalling gutting and rebuilding the kitchen and bathroom, and electrical/plumbing changes and custom cabinetry throughout the unit.
Skip managed the entire renovation with endless good humour and patience - coordinating everything from trades to appliance deliveries; but what sets him apart is the detail and design he brought to the project with his custom cabinetry thoughout the apartment. He recreated 1920's style pieces and built special storage units to match existing furnishings to create a look so seamless that visitors cannot tell what is original to the building and what is newly built.
After seeing what Skip created for us, several neighbours in the building have been inspired to take on renovations of their own, and have spoken to him about working with them on their projects. We were also told that he was meticulous about maintaining a clean job site, something which was extremely important to us, as we were not yet living in the apartment and couldn't be on-site regularly.
For anyone who wishes to work with someone obsessed with quality craftsmanship and in possession of great organizational skills and endless good nature, we recommend Skip with heartfelt enthusiasm and without hesitation."

Kelly and Charlie Delworth

 

"A friend in housing construction recommended Skip to us and we are very grateful for the reference. Our old kitchen was ugly and dysfunctional: we went back to the studs and started almost from scratch. Skip was excellent to work with. His advice on layout and décor was helpful without being pushy, and he was diligent in presenting a good range of options. His craftsmanship is outstanding, dealing elegantly with older-house issues such as uneven ceiling and unusual spacing, and blending up-to-date features and practicality with a style that compliments the rest of the house. Skip was on time, quick to deal with problems, and his workmen were pleasant and reliable. We would not hesitate to use him again and recommend him without reservation."

Helen Robson


"We are really pleased with the new kitchen cabinets and countertop as well as the bathroom vanities that Skip McGrath custom built and installed in our home, . The simple but elegant design really makes the kitchen and bathrooms more than just functional, but very apealing to the eye. Guests are very impressed - especially with the movable island in the kitchen which gives us real flexability with the open concept layout for entertaining large crowds. I particularily appreciated the quality of the materials from which Skip made the cabinets and drawers - real plywood instead of vineered chipboard, tongue & groove drawer construction, and strudy ball bearing drawer sliders with soft close feature. And as we had a critical timeline to maintain, the fact he was on time and on budget was esential to our overall project completion. We have complete confidence in recommending his services."

Brian & Janiffer Davidge


"I hired Malcolm (Skip) McGrath to design and build a custom wall unit for my living room to house new audio/video equipment. My home is an older one so it was important to match the tyle, proportion and colour of existing wood work and trim. Skip guided me through the design process, with innovative ideas and creative suggestions for size, colour and style. He always provided me with various options and had many samples of woodwork and hardware for me to look over. He was thorough in discussing them with me. His work was done on time and very professionally. The end result was beautiful and looked better than I had imagined it would be ! I would highly recommend this creative designer and skilled craftsman to anyone ! "

Anne McGrath


"Skip did two significant jobs for us; re-facing our kitchen cupboards and pantry and installing a custom walk-in bedroom closet. The craftsmanship was excellent. Skip researched special veneers for us, in our case a sycamore veneer, for our kitchen that gave us the unique look we were looking for. Our bedroom closet rivaled those designs of the famous commercial brands, all uniquely constructed to our space. Skip is an excellent cabinet maker and we have recommended him to friends."

Robert Davidge


"Skip McGrath has undertaken renovation and carpentry work in our home. We have found his product to be highly satisfactory. Skip is professional, able, reliable and tidy. He is also a pleasure to have around. We will certainly call upon him again when the need arises."

Richard Sadleir


"Michaele and I are very pleased to endorse your firm for the terrific work you have done for us over the past few years. Each project has lived up to and surpassed our very high expectations and always came in at or under budget. Your careful yet timely workmanship has been admired by all those who have seen it. To be clear, the scope of that work has included: replacing and making good the windows in the master bedroom and living rooms, the complete replacement of the kitchen and hall flooring and the stair and living room railings, the renovation of the master bedroom bathrom - a complete gem, the extension of the deck by the pool, the finishing from scratch of the basement office, and the amazing carpentry of the DVD storage cabinet. We were particularly taken by your care for the workplace and your follow up on minor things out of your control. Altogether a definite 10 out of 10. Get them all to call for a reference!!"

Michaele Robertson and Barry Wansbrough


"My wife and I would like to thank you most sincerely, for the excellent design and work you carried out in our son's condominium. This enabled him to manage available space for storage and computer housing. The quality of the materials used and your workmanship were of the highest standard. Frankly these, together with a minimum of disruption, far exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone seeking your services."

Tom and Eileen Cashmore


"We have an old Victorian house in Cabbage town and when the front porch and railings rotted out Skip redid them for us. The railings and newel posts were all custom made in his shop before hand, so when his crew came to do the installation they only took a couple of days. The work was extremely detailed and complemented the house beautifully. Afterwards they cleaned up and left the place as if they hadn't even been there."

Cheryl Thompson and Brett Evans


"I have a Victorian house in downtown Toronto with large ornate trim, and the previous owners tore out the original baseboard trim in the kitchen when they were renovating. Skip (Malcolm) did a beautiful job of replacing the trim in the kitchen to match the rest of the house. It was unbelievable how the trim matched the other baseboard trim throughout the house. Skip was also very tidy and did not leave any debris. Great craftsman."

Sandra Lynn Martin


"When Malcolm did renovations to our law offices, he was so fast and organized we hardly knew he was there. He was tidy, accurate and reliable. We were thoroughly satisfied with the results"

Ms. Ruth Anne Bowker, Sr. Partner at Lush Bowker Aird, Barristers & Solicitors, Oakville


"Skip (Malcolm) trimmed out a high-end house for us, with built-up Victorian style detailing. There were also two walls of custom built-ins. The work was great and the price was right on the money."

Stephen Ksiazek, owner of Westchester Contracting

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