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Please read below what some of our past customers have to say about working with us on their projects. 

Complete albums of each project featured below along with descriptions are available in the different categories to the left.

Contact information for references is available upon request.

Custom built cottage - Crystal lake

    I would like to thank you for your services regarding the construction of our new cottage on Crystal Lake. Our new cottage turned out better than we could ever have imagined - we are very pleased with the results! We began our search for a contractor with some trepidation having heard of the problems of others in home building. Looking back, we are certainly glad we selected Connell Homes to be our contractor instead of a larger "big box" contractor. Beginning with our first meeting to discuss working together, culminating with the completion of the project, your professionalism and caring was always constant.

I can honestly say it was a complete pleasure to deal with you throughout the building process. You made it enjoyable and stress free. You were always responsive to our questions, kept us informed throughout the project and made us well aware of issues that required our input as they came up. Your expertise and advice was right on every time and your capacity to listen to our needs and always consider them first made such a difference.

   As to your quality of work, it is very clear that you take a lot of pride in your work and I think the results speak for themselves. As we watched the cottage being constructed your attention to detail was very apparent.

With Terri and I both being in the professional services buisnesses, we understand the importance of meeting the needs of the customer. In this case you have exceeded our expectations. As well, we were very pleased that the project was completed within our agreed budget and schedule (which I understand is a rare thing in home building).

In closing, should we ever have another home/ cottage to be built in the future, we would without hesitation be coming back to you.

Sincerely yours,

Don and Terri M.

Pickering, ON

Garage with finished loft -4 Mile Lake

Dear John,

Thanks so much for your exceptional quality of workmanship on our garage. It turned out better than we could have hoped for. When asked by friends to recommend a contractor Connell Homes name will always come first. Thanks again John for a job well done and we look forward to working with you on future projects we have planned.

Paul and Pamela R.

Oakville, ON

Cottage renovation and addition - Crystal Lake

Dear John:

Thank you for all your excellent work on the major renovation at our beloved Crystal Lake Cottage. You have transformed our tiny little cottage into a recreational property that all the Chadwick - Stewarts will enjoy for years. All facets of the job were completed on time. All requested and suggested changes to plans were easily accommodated. The quality of the interior craftmanship is exceptional, thanks to all Connell Homes employees and sub-trades. All work was completed on time and within the original budget. What more can a customer ask for, oh yes, and regular photo updates as the construction progressed.

Thank you,

Jane C, Gord S and Family

Bowmanville, ON

Boathouse on 4 Mile Lake

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this unsolicited reference letter as a way to express my gratitude to Connell Homes for the construction of my bosthouse on Four Mile Lake. John met with me in the spring of 2007 at which time I went through my questions, concerns and preferences. John helped me to understand what and where it could be done, and how and when to do it.

Normally I am a do-it-yourself person, but I am really proud of myself for contracting with Connell Homes instead. John is a very honest, hard working, capable fellow confident in his abilities to complete a construction job to my and his own perfectionist specifications. The coordination of steps, time and people to progress this project by Connell Homes was invaluable. I now consider John and Clayton good friends and highly recommend Connell Homes for your next special building project. Thanks John and Clayton!


Lawrence T.

Orchard Park NY

Home renovation/ addition and detached garage with loft

In 2008 we hired them again for what we hoped was to be a partial renovation and small addition to our existing home. As our project progressed several problems with the existing structure surfaced. We relied heavily on Connell Homes for their expertise to provide us with solutions which were not only cost effective but brilliantly executed. Our house is now complete and thanks to their craftmanship we have a home that is more than we envisioned or hoped for.Their professionalism, integrity and work ethic made a difficult project flow smoothly.

Thank you for everything!

Pat & Darlene M.