Had a deck that needed replacing. It wasn't that old, but it hadn't been built right the first time. Wanted to replace it with "fake wood" to reduce ongoing maintenance. Mike and his team came by promptly, evaluated the current deck, agreed we could use the existing foundations, and explained the ins-and-outs of "fake wood" (Trex composite). Decided to go with them - their quote was in-line with other contractors I spoke to. Once the material was available, they came by and had the deck built within a week (it was a small deck). Great experience. They were respectful of the surrounding plants, etc, they tidied up every evening, and when they were done, the work area was spotless and all rubbish had been hauled away. The team were professional, hard-working and very friendly and knowledgeable. They did exactly what they promised, did it well, charged what they promised it would cost, and no surprises. And Mike provided suggestions on how to design a nice privacy fence with inserts I purchased.

I have no reservations recommending Mike and the team.

Kev H.


We love the work E&M Contractors did for us recently, replacing all the eaves troughs on our 100 year-old home in Old High Park. The house looks outstanding! Mike and Tristan Zahari and Tristan's wife Natacha were a pleasure to work with both in the planning phase and then throughout the installation, always making themselves available for discussion, and always providing solid professional advice, as well as great work on the eaves troughs themselves. Our new eaves troughs have leaf-guard coverings, as advised by Mike, so, no more climbing up and cleaning gutters for me - ever again. Tristan and Natacha also provided carpentry work related to the eaves troughs installation, replacing fascia boards where necessary and repairing a badly water-damaged corner of the roof. We are very pleased with the creative advice E&M gave us throughout the job, including finding a way to resolve an awkward downspout drainage problem. We were impressed too, that Mike, Tristan and Natacha always took seriously our homeowner pride, supporting our keen interest in the look of our home, working with us for the best results. Top notch professionals - the job came in on budget, and on time. We highly recommend E&M Contractors.

Geraldine F.


E&M Contractors is a pleasure to work with. Carpentry, fencing, roof metal work all done well and within budget. Quality work delivered in a friendly and professional manner.

J. C.


Our fence blew over in the wind storm earlier this year and needed to be replaced. E&M Contractors were recommended to us and we are delighted with the results. From the first consultation to the final visit they were professional, polite, and informative. Most importantly, the quality of their work was excellent. The project took about a week to complete and during this time their work was tidy and unobtrusive. They were careful not to disturb our garden or the neighbour's garden any more than absolutely necessary, preserving the existing plants growing along the fence. The fence & new gate look great and we are very satisfied.



I really couldn't be happier with the work we had done. Really, it's hard to believe it's our house, in a way. Everything just looks and feels so much sturdier and it is just simply beautiful.

It was a real pleasure to work with your company, If I needed more work done, I would wait to schedule something with you rather than work with someone else because I've seen your work firsthand.

I really think the team was very hard-working, professional and also simply a real pleasure to work with. When things were almost finished, I had a few questions about a small redesign, and Tristan said, "that's great, let's do it – I want everybody to be completely happy" and then it was done! 

Like I said, a real pleasure to do business with you. I would refer someone to you in a heartbeat. My family can enjoy the work done for years to come.



We had our entire front porch rebuilt, as well as an upper deck installed and some other outdoor renovations done by Mike & Tristan... They did a great job on it and offered some good advice on how best to deal with the challenges of fixing up a 100 year old house. Their price was reasonable and they really listened to exactly what we wanted done with the renos. 



We hired E & M Contractors to replace the front porch on our 116 year old home. Our aim was to replicate the general look of the old deck using modern materials and safety standards. The porch supports part of the second floor of our house so it was crucial that the job be done right. E & M exceeded our expectations - the new porch fits seamlessly with the style of our home and we have received a number of compliments from neighbours about how great it looks. We appreciated the attention to small details by the crew and they kept in constant communication through each step of the process. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to others.

Trish C.


They are friendly, on-time, on-budget, ethical and responsive "partners" in our home improvement work.

R. V.