Industry Recognition





Noelle & Adrian

When you hire a company like Men At Work, you have very high expectations. They are at the upper echelon of Design and Build companies in the GTA and when you return home, ones expectations are very high. Some management on this front could improve to ensure that the client clearly understands what they are walking into.

Ian & Kris

We were extremely satisfied with the way the whole team supported us throughout the build. We felt that Men At Work met our expectations quite well. Our design team was amazing and worked so well with us throughout the project. They were always available for a quick consultation even for the smallest details.

Vlad & Livia

Full points to the design team and project manager. I'd like to recognize John Cera for his exceptional work as our PM. Any warranty issues so far have been handled great!

Chris & Erin

10/10 for the design team and construction quality!

Men At Work Wins Best of HomeStars 2018

Sharon & Keira

The entire Men at Work team was great. A big thank you to John Tsafaroff for his patience and attention to detail.

Mike & Anne

Top marks to the Project Manager - Joe is spectacular.

Dan & Cara

Working with the design team was excellent!

Erin & Ben

Would recommend MAW. Top marks for design team, trust and value!

Vlad & Livia

I am most satisfied that everything worked out great. Communication was effective, and the entire team was organized and professional.

Ali & Selina

We are happy with the team and the quality of work so far!

Christian & Julie

Long after our project has been completed, we are so happy with the renovation of our apartment. The Men at Work team is the best!

Jacob & Joel

For the scope of work covered in our fixed priced part of the contract, the work was executed on time, on budget, hassle free, by excellent craftsmen, which is exactly the experience we expected and we were very happy with the result.


Overall construction was great! High quality of materials and workmanship.

Erin & Jonathan

There were a number of challenges along the way, from frozen pipes to design changes to finishing issues, but Kevin and Kate were always quick to tackle the problem, give us options and implement quickly. [Our Project Manager] Kevin was an incredible communicator and he generally made us feel confident about the project throughout the job. Kevin was also personable, professional and we trusted him.

Steven & Krista

The entire team was great. Claire, Natalie and Matt. However Matt was really amazing. Truly exceptional.

Alia & Hassan

Top marks for trust and value. Will definitely recommend.

Barbara & Lawrence

Strongly trust MAW and their construction quality.

The Best Toronto

Reviewed on The Best Toronto https://www.thebesttoronto.com/best-general-contractors-toronto/#6_Men_At_Work_Design_Build_Ltd

Nicholas & Barbara

Total rebuild (renovation) of our house in Bloor West. Only thing we kept were the two side walls. Extended back about 12' (basement too). Paul was fantastic to deal when we were looking around at companies. We met with about 5 and Paul was the only one to visit the house and talk w/ us. We went w/ M@W and weren't disappointed. Matthew was our PM and he was great to deal with. The construction process was delayed a bit due to foundation issues but the solution implemented was exactly what we we preferred. We were always kept informed, given lots of options and always knew what was going on. Natalie assisted us in the design and she and her team were also very good. Very happy with the choices made and the options we had. Long story short - we came inside our budget, got what we wanted and are very happy.

Alexandra & Benedict

I am most satisfied with the design because it fits out taste and lifestyle. They were also professional and organized.

Best Home Renovation Over $500,000

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

Liz & Lesley

Top marks for construction quality and design team/project management!

Ian & Kris

Our architect and designer were exceptional, and our manager was very good!

REMODELING 550 Winner 2018

Men At Work Makes the Cut On the 2018 REMODELING 550 List

Paul Rebelo & Jo-Anne

Full points for the design team and project manager. We trust Men At Work and will certainly recommend them.

Julian & Christine

Strong design and project management!

Lee & Colin

The quality of the work and design were excellent. We are thrilled with the final results!

Cyndi & Ramesh

Our team was excellent! We really appreciated working with our designers and project manager.

Rob & Anne

The process was very organized from the beginning to the end. They were professional and courteous at every step of the journey. They honoured the timeline that was set out from the start. They were always communicative and there were established channels in which to voice questions or concerns. A very good system supported with the on-line details that were helpful.

Alia & Hassan

Men at Work Design Build is an outstanding firm. From our initial introductory meeting to completing the renovation of our new home, the team was professional, engaged, responsive and solutions-oriented. They provided us with creative advice and were careful to adhere to our budget. The team building our house was full of expertise and pragmatic experience. Keith walked us through difficult city approvals with ease. He developed a plan that met all of our functional needs and maintained the aesthetic of the neighbourhood. Natalie selected the most beautiful finishes and fixtures for our interior, beyond what we thought possible. Bryan managed the project with expert skill and transparency. We chose Men at Work Design Build because we trusted Paul and we were satisfied by all his staff. We haven't questioned our decision once. We recommend Men at Work Design Build without hesitation.

Alexandra & Benedict

Recognize Claire Muldrew and Kevin Walker for exceptional service.


Men At Work doesn't just provide exceptional service to its clients, it's also highly respected and a true pillar of strength within the community.

Chris & Erin

Very likely to recommend! Five stars for communication and trust.

Krista & Steven

Paul, Matt, Claire and Natalie were absolutely all amazing people. Just exceptional professionals. 100% on communication, problem resolution, the design and project management team.

Marta & Rob

With a newborn baby and 3 year old we found ourself in a typical situation many people face: move or renovate. With no time, expertise or desire to contact out and design everything on our own MAW was the answer to our problem. Our project manager, Kyle, was great to work with. He was knowledgeable and explained and answered all our questions and concerns. Renovations can be stressful and the process to a wonderful finished project takes time, effort, you experience high points and low points. Kyle was always professional and understanding. He was available at almost all times of day and night to listen to our questions and concerns. Kyle always provided answers and explanations in a timely manner and really ensured we understood the renovation and financial process. One of MAW’s focus is customer service and everyone we interacted with at MAW was great. We now have a wonderful designer house that we are so very happy to have and enjoy. We look forward to working with MAW in the future!

Ali & Selena

Looking forward to our second project with you!

David & Leah

100% to the design and project management teams. Very likely to recommend.

Jurij & Kristin

10/10 overall!

Samantha & Ian

Kevin is a great project manager. Very responsive and helpful in working through issues that arise.

Erin & Ben

100% for the design team and project manager. Will recommend Men At Work.

2018 Remodeler Top 500

Men At Work Design Build is No. 265 on the 2018 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 list; a list that recognizes the top 500 renovation companies in Canada and America.

Natalie & Eloi

The designer exceeded our expectations.

Nicholas & Barbara

First and foremost, Matt's a great PM. He was incredibly responsive, accommodating, respectful and a real pleasure to interact with! The carpenter (Sam) and the foundation guy (Octavio) were outstanding; you were able to see they really took a lot of pride in their work and were happy to explain what was going on. I think MAW's strength is certainly in quality construction. I was very happy and confident during the construction process, and felt they had more than ample expertise for construction.

Barbara & Lawrence

100% for construction quality and trust!

Neil & Jennifer

The design exceeded my expectations.

Paul & Jo-Anne

Although the project took longer then expected, our project manger and designer were fantastic to work with. I was very satisfied with the communication with our project manger and designer - very friendly and helpful.

Lesley & Liz

100% for effective communication!

David & Leah

Our PM Kevin was amazing! He was always accessible and communicated everything with us through the process.

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.

Rob & Anne

Very satisfied with the work, the process and the follow-through of the team in regards to our project. Having such a fantastic project manager made the world of difference as far as we were concerned. He is the face of Men at Work in our minds and in our project being so successful.


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.

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.

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!

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.

Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation Award

BILD awards Men At Work with Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation Award


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.


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.

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.

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!

BILD 2012 Renovator of Year

Men At Work is awarded BILD 2012 Renovator of Year

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.

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.

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.

Sean & Nicole

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

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.

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.


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!

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.