Industry Recognition





2017 Kitchen Remodel over $100,000

Mark & Kat

For your tireless hard work, your knowledge, plus attention to detail...Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Men At Work Wins Best of HomeStars 2017

Men At Work is proud to have been recognized as one of HomeStars Best of '17 Awards in Toronto.

Best Home Renovation Over $500,000

Men At Work is awarded Best Renovation Over $500,00 for 2016 from BILD

Natalie Venalainen and Keith O’Brien Win First Place

2016 NKBA Large Bath division first place is awarded to Natalie Venalaien and Co-designer Keith O’Brien.

Audrey & Dan

We have used Men At Work for 2 renovations on our house. They did a great job both times and are very professional with great customer service. Even a couple of years after the work was completed, we had some issues arise and they were on top of things promptly.


I hired and worked with MAW since 2015 and am pleased with the design and quality of the works the team delivered. This is a group of professionals that take great pride in what they do. Highly recommend.

Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation Award

BILD awards Men At Work with Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation Award

Marta & Rob

The design team is really the Dream Team bringing our desire for a classic and elegant home into reality. All the staff at MAW were a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend MAW and we will most certainly be returning clients.


MAW were a great team to work with. We found the team to be knowledgable and integrated. They took care of us throughout the process and did a great job.


From start to finish we were thoroughly impressed not only with the planning and construction, but the follow up. We've been back in our home since July and if any small issues pop up (like a faulty led strip), the Men At Work crew respond immediately and correct the problem with no additional cost or hassle. We would absolutely use Men At Work again, perhaps in our next home.

Natalie Venalainen Awarded Best Contemporary Kitchen

First place in the Specality Award division at the NKBA 2016 gala

Lisa & Justin

With Paul and Men At Work, we felt like collaborators on an exciting group project, and remain thrilled with the results.

Dave & Marilyn

Paul and his experienced team were able to come up with creative ways to solve every problem that came up during the building process.

Jill & Kevin

The nicest bunch of people you want hanging around for almost a year. Honest and genuine. They really care about what they do, and do it well. You'd want them as your friends and neighbours.

Joe & Michelle

Thanks everyone for all your work on our renovation. The place looks fantastic!

Christian & Julie

These are some of the nicest people you'd ever have the joy of working with. Paul the owner is as interesting to deal with as he is interested in the projects he undertakes.

BILD 2012 Renovator of Year

Men At Work is awarded BILD 2012 Renovator of Year

Paul & Patsy

Not only are we pleased with the finished product, but also with the professional way you and your workmen carried out the renovation.

Master Design Award: Room Additions Over $250,000

Men At Work is awarded silver Master Design Award for Room Additions Over $250,000

Natalie Venalainen Chosen As a Top Designer Under 30

Men At Work's Natalie Venalainen chosen as one of the 30 under 30 top designers from the NKBA

Derek & Deb

I can't say enough about Paul G. and Men At Work. He was always forthright about cost and timing, he involved both my wife and I equally.... Can't recommend them enough and would use them again in a heartbeat.


They also come up with really good solutions on the fly to complex problems that I (and most contractors) would probably never think of.


Thank you for making something that could have been stressful, complicated and confusing feel like a walk in the park.

Yuri & Jamie

We were impressed by the level of detail in the initial budget... The end result is a fantastic house which our family will enjoy for years.

Dave & Cheryl

Their knowledge of building codes, products, and practices is extraordinary... also very flexible to our needs, providing guidance as necessary to help us make the right decisions, with budget in mind.

Sean & Nicole

Timely communication throughout the process was so integral to the project running smoothly. He was and is always accessible...

Nadine Chan

The whole Men At Work crew is a coterie of skilled, knowledgeable and genuinely nice people that you can trust to deliver a top quality job, and be kind to your dog.

Malcolm & Barbara

Paul's quotes are thorough... his project plan is detailed and realistic... he also provides budget updates... we know he's going to do the right thing...

Lingli & Danny

Paul’s staff were all top notch - as were all of his subcontractors. They were exceptionally friendly and considerate to the neighbours

Rebecca & Richard

Paul and his company have technical and construction expertise, and, as importantly, integrity. Integrity for the process and due diligence

Kate & Randy

Even after our project was completed, Men At Work have maintained their relationship with us, standing behind their work and freely offering any needed tweaks and upkeep.


I wish to express my gratitude following the completion of my basement renovation. The quality of the workmanship is great and the results look outstanding!

Tony & Karin

Paul is the man. We love our home, loved interacting with him and his team for the project, and would recommend him to any friend without the slightest bit of hesitation.

Gino & Heidi

One thing that impressed both of us is how the team has remained committed to very high levels of customer service despite the complexities with running a larger business.


Thank you for the excellent renovation your company recently completed on our basement. My husband and I are very pleased with the project from start to finish.

Boris & Anna

They are the experts, and their knowledge dramatically improves and streamlines the whole renovation/construction process.

Andrea & Rob

It has been a pleasure to work with such a great team and we wanted to let you know how much we have appreciated all of your hard work... We haven't been shy about sharing these feelings with others.

Jennifer & Darren

From extended on site meetings, to detailed emails that explained everything we could ever need to know... to personally delivering space heaters in the middle of night...

Craig & Megan

Most importantly, Men At Work would stop at nothing to ensure that we were satisfied with the final result.

Taliaferro & Simon

Men At Work are everything you want in a contractor: personable, great design sense and perceptive problem solvers... quite simply excellent to work with.

Fiona & Jamie

The Men At Work project management system was innovative, extremely helpful in keeping us on schedule and demonstrative of the quality of the service provided.

Kristi & Jim

We were immediately impressed by Paul’s attention to customer service and his responsiveness to our concerns, as well as his congenial personality;

Emi & Conrad

Paul demonstrated that night what makes him unique among his peers: he listens, he understands, and he wants his clients to be happy.

The Globe and Mail Project

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding service you have provided us throughout our time.