2012 Renovator of the Year

Renovator of the Year: Men At Work

Greater Toronto, March 16, 2012 – Trustworthy was the word that jumped out at the judges and it was

used many times during client interviews to describe Men At Work General Contractors Ltd., the

company named Renovator of the Year by the Building Industry and Land Development Association

(BILD). Owner of the home addition and renovation company, Paul Gallop, received the coveted award

on opening day of the National Home Show at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

“Paul Gallop and his team have gone above and beyond to professionalize the contractor‐homeowner

relationship, not only by participating as a BILD member for 17 years and in the RenoMarkTM program

since inception, but by implementing an online project management system to improve communication

and by taking extra care in educating and listening to clients along the way,”said BILD Acting President

Men At Work has been helping homeowners undertake renovation and addition projects since 1989 and

over the last two years the company has focused energy and investment in upgrading the methods and

tools used to reach and serve their customers. For example, all client decisions and actions are listed on

an interactive website with log‐in security so that information about the contract, project progress and

more can be updated and viewed any time of day.

A number of homeowner clients noted the access to information, excellent communication and

professional site crew as reasons to trust Men At Work to get the job done right.

The Renovator of the Year award is bestowed to a renovator who sets the standard for the rest of the

sector in their leadership and commitment to customer service, as well as contributing to the overall

image of the renovation industry.

With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home

Builders’ Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development,

home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater GTA. BILD is proudly affiliated with

the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders’ Associations.


Joe Vaccaro
Acting President

Building Industry and Land Development Association