Lisa & Justin

Wright Avenue

Considering the long-awaited reno of our worn-out Roncesvalles semi, we were busy and nervous first-timers who needed major help on a defined budget. We wanted a contractor with experience and integrity — creative, skilled, trustworthy, and communicative. We opted for Paul Gallop and the Men at Work team, and have no regrets.

Our narrow home, with its original warren of rooms, has been transformed into a lovely, light-filled space — functional and attractive beyond anything we imagined at the start. Paul is professional yet funny and friendly — an excellent listener who can take vague ideas and turn them into concrete and imaginative plans. He’s also a straight-shooter when notions exceed the budget, or a choice is too risky to work. He kept our time and finances in mind at each step, and addressed problems and concerns. His team is of a piece: full of skilled and enthused design professionals, project managers, and skilled workers who are a pleasure to encounter, and make the plans a reality. They rebuilt our humble old house from the inside, with skill and style, retaining its warmth but renewing its utility and appearance. With Paul and Men at Work, we felt like collaborators on an exciting group project, and remain thrilled with the results.

Lisa & Justin