What our clients have to say about us.


We purchased a real fixer upper in a beautiful location in Midland. Our intention was to turn it into our forever home. With the plans for a complete renovation of the existing home and a couple of additions that needed to tie into the existing foundation we new we were over our heads and needed the assistance of a professional! We contacted John DeCarli to meet us at our project site and we knew right away he was the right contractor for us. We were provided an extremely professional and detailed quote outlining everything we could expect and guaranteed that was the cost and that once his crew started a job they were there until completion. Not once were we let down! Every step of the way John and his amazing team of trades people executed an exceptional quality of workmanship. It was a great experience working with someone that genuinely cares about his clients.
— Mike and Tami Gray, Midland ON
We first met John DeCarli at the Midland Home Show in 2011 and it was his value statements and ethics that attracted us. And he did not disappoint . John did exactly what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. He was always respectful, and thorough in his work. He gave excellent advice on design options. The quality of the work by John and his employees is remarkable. John presents everything, including all costs, up front in a line by line format. He does not leave his clients guessing . Ours was a major renovation project including the tearing down of load bearing walls. The result was a totally open concept encompassing the kitchen, dining and living room. His recommendation to use aqua timber was a god send. Our balcony was converted to a beautiful sitting and viewing room as a seamless extension to the main room. We were so pleased with this project, we decided on an extensive makeover of our bedroom and en-suite bathroom which was completed in November 2012..In summary, not only a job well done but also with no cost overrun. We now have our dream home.
— Paul Wismer and Gail Mitchell, Midland ON

Our 54 year old cottage on Georgian Bay was in need of a major renovation. We chose DeCarli Contractors for the job and we couldn’t be happier with the entire building process, and especially, the final result. DeCarli is a full service contractor, employing the very best of the local trades. As well, a knowledgeable foreman and crew were on site everyday until completion of our reno, which lasted 7 months. The project was finished on time and on budget. We are pleased to recommend DeCarli Contractors for building projects large and small.
— Marianne and Peter Valjas, Georgian Bay

As a result of major mandatory work required by our local Fire Department to upgrade the Georgian Shores Seniors Club in Balm Beach, we recently submitted invitations for tender to a number of local contractors. John DeCarli submitted a reasonable and thorough quote to do the required work as well as arranging a schedule for the work to be done in a time frame that would accommodate the schedule of our active club. John and his staff completed the work on time and within budget and in a professional manner. I would strongly recommend DeCarli Contractors to anyone who is looking for a professional and thorough contractor who listens to what the client wants, tells the client what he plans on doing and does it when he says he will at the cost that was negotiated.
— Gerry Broome, Balm Beach

DeCarli Contractors have always looked after me for all my building needs. From fencing, decks to a full finished basement they can do it all. John is always available and does everything needed to complete the job on schedule and budget. Chris, Philbert and Darrell are employees to be proud of. Thanks Guys!!
— Craig Stewart
We’ve enjoyed working with John on many projects, us as designers, John as the contractor. John shares great ideas & has a passion for his customers & his projects. Great to work with!
— Sean Ouellett, Designer

I had the pleasure of working with John and his team for the first time this year on a cottage renovation. The entire experience - from the early planning meetings and product sourcing to the execution and follow up communications was exemplary. The growing pains that can accompany a new contractor/designer relationship often impact the pace and quality of a project. John’s organizational and communication skills in addition to his professional attitude ensured the project ran smoothly.
He provided competitive budgets and kept my client up to date on spending by tracking all work completed. He provided realistic timelines, progress reports and worked hard to meet all goals. He explained options when necessary and how our decisions will impact cost and timing. His engagement throughout the process made sure that the end result met our clients expectations in terms of quality, and price. Bottom line, John delivered. I was impressed by John’s eye for design and passion for making his clients happy. Would I recommend him to other clients? Without hesitation. Would I be happy to work with him again on future projects, most definitely.
— Justine Soler
We just had a renovation completed by DeCarli Construction and am extremely happy with the result. The job was completed on time and within budget. The crew was amazing, keeping us updated as things progress, made suggestions about placement of electrical (with no added cost). We would definitely hire them again for other renovations. Great job by all.
— Cindy Canning

I would recommend Decarli Contractors to anyone who wants a high quality job done right.
— Dan Wilkey
Fourteen hundred square feet of solid, accurate construction that will be around long after I’m gone.
— John Thompson

We were looking to build our dream cottage and being from Toronto we needed a contractor we could really trust. We met with several contractors and began to get frustrated because none seemed to be organized, customer friendly, able to work with our designer and detail oriented. All of which were critical for us given the scale of our project and fact we would not be up for weeks on end; we had to “trust” our contractor with what was going on and quality of work being completed. I have heard multiple nightmare stories with people in this situation. John was recommended to us and once we met, we opted to go with DeCarli Contracting. The absolute best decision we made. The quality of his foreman, crew and trades are second to none. Never once did I have a problem paying DeCarli because they were fully transparent in their billing and if something did not seem right, it was a very rational and fact based discussion. In the end, they were on budget, on time, fully transparent, quality exceeded our expectations and an absolute pleasure to work with. Most importantly, they earned a level of trust with our family from start to finish that we will use DeCarli for all other projects we have. Frankly, I have no idea why you would not want to use DeCarli on any project.
— Peter and Kim Krasa

Gord and Cathy McKay
In the summer of 2013, John DeCarli and his company repaired a second story cement balcony attached to our home and installed a large, pressed concrete patio under and beyond the balcony area. Throughout the whole process, John and his team worked in a professional, friendly manner. We were delighted at the outstanding quality of workmanship, the discussions related to progress, the coordination of John’s team, the cleanliness and safety of the work site each evening, and especially the finished product. John was attentive, honest and direct in all aspects of the project. We have the highest respect for his work ethic, skill, and rapport with his clients.
— Gord and Cathy McKay
DeCarli Contractors built our home three years ago. Our plan was a difficult one, but they were up to the challenge and worked closely with us. They were professional, creative, and had many good ideas that improved our design considerably. They were open to our concerns and worked hard to make our needs a reality. We would recommend DeCarli Contractors to anyone interested in building a home or other project without hesitation.
— Mitchell Plant

When DeCarli Contractors converted our attached double garage into a beautiful great room, the compliment we most appreciated when the job was done, was that it looked as if it had always been that way. That’s what we were going for. When DeCarli Contractors returned several years later to replace all the flooring on our main level with hardwood and ceramics, the job was completed in time agreed upon, there was minimal disruption in the house, and I sincerely appreciated how neat and tidy the workers were. Again, job well done!
And last year DeCarli Contractors designed and completed my ‘dream bathroom’. We were thrilled with the results! We have had a long and positive relationship with John and DeCarli Contractors for these reasons: they are professional, reliable, creative, honest, and friendly. John is definitely our ‘go to’ contractor.
— Helen Gibson-Dubeau
We contracted John DeCarli to build our cottage. He was with us from the beginning to the end. He was wonderful to deal with throughout the project. He made sure everything moved along as planned. His trades were great to work with. He did not let anything go through until we were all satisfied with the work. His foreman was a great asset to the build. He made sure everything was done right. We were only able to come up to the cottage once or twice a month while it was being built. We had full confidence in John that everything would be done right. He always gave us all of the options in order to stay in our budget. His organization, honesty and integrity were very much
appreciated. We would highly recommend John DeCarli for any project. We are extremely happy with the results of our build.
— Peter and Heather Lavine