The Wicks Advantage

You are in good hands. Kick back and enjoy the process of building your dream cottage or boathouse – whether from your office or home  in Toronto, or just across town.

We know choosing a builder is a big decision. We have provided a professional experience for our customers in the Muskoka area for many years and we offer references for projects similar to yours. We are Tarion Approved Builders and a member of the Muskoka Builders’ Association. This is what you can expect when working with Wicks Construction:

 

1. Executive Management System

At Wicks Construction, project management is a point of pride. Our detailed forecasting and job monitoring systems ensure that your project stays on budget from the planning stages through to completion. This is not only a commitment, it’s a systematic approach to project management based on years of experience in construction development.  We apply detailed methods of forecasting, cost control and reporting to manage even the smallest projects.

What you can expect:

  • Design advice to accommodate your budget
  • A written contract
  • Detailed construction schedule so you can monitor progress
  • Weekly progress reports and photos via email
  • Guarantee on our workmanship and materials
  • Post-construction availability – Yes, we will still be here when you call

2. Diligent Client-Builder Communications

Our business is built on customer satisfaction. Nearly all of our customers come from referrals so happy customers are the keystone to our success. We keep our clients up-to-date with all the information and insight they need, making it easy to monitor progress, even from a distance. Open communication between the Builder and Owner fosters trust and even enjoyment of the process. We clearly identify how potential changes or adjustments will affect your budget, prior to work taking place – allowing you, the Owner, to make informed decisions.


3. A Commitment to Quality

Quality also means longevity. Paying attention to detail is important when doing finishing work because it’s what everyone sees for years to come, but it’s equally important to pay attention to detail on the behind the scenes things. Checking lumber loads when they arrive for warping, ensuring building typar is airtight, wrapping blueskin around window openings, installing ice and water shield under the roofing in tricky roof intersections and other potential problem areas. The list is long of things that we do to ensure the building is built to last. Water infiltration can lead to serious issues of mold and structural failure which significantly reduce the lifespan of a structure.


4. Insider Knowledge of the Muskoka Area

Muskoka’s natural landscapes can pose special challenges when it comes to building. Terrain can be steep. Lakes can meet the shore at sharp slopes or steep embankments. Setbacks and zoning regulations can vary from township to township, making planning a challenge for even experienced builders. Wicks Construction is well-equipped to overcome any construction challenges due to special terrain. Our company-owned barges and heavy equipment can facilitate building on even the most difficult water-access sites. We’re also creative problem solvers; here to help you take full advantage of your property’s special natural features. Our extensive knowledge of region-to-region zoning and building regulations will help get your project on track quickly. Our design team is well-versed in local bylaws and entitlement processes and can apply for permits on your behalf.


5. Access to the Area’s Best Trades

With over 25 years in business, Wicks Construction is an established name in Muskoka’s business community. With a talented in house team and a network of skilled local trades, your project is in the hands of some of the region’s most skilled craftspeople. Using local trades also means they will be available years after completion and they stand behind their workmanship and products.

Testimonials

We are very pleased with our new custom designed cottage and boathouse. WCL was recommended to us and because we are from the US, it was very important to have someone trustworthy as we were not able to personally check on progress. Wicks Construction went above and beyond in so many ways. We could always reach them either by phone or email. They worked with the local authorities to acquire the variances and permits needed, they kept us updated on progress and provided regular cost reporting. Very professional both on site and in the office.

—Jim and Debbie Wahlen – Bloomington, Indiana

Testimonials

We are very grateful for the innovative ideas provided by Wicks Construction. The work was done efficiently and quickly and with minimum disruption to the operation of the hotel and restaurant. We passed all the building inspections without any issues. We have now hired them to work on our personal cottage property.

Kim Ward, Owner , Bala Bay Inn, Bala, Ontario

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We were very pleased with the service provided by Wicks Construction and impressed with the relationship they have forged with their subtrades. We now have a beautiful stone fireplace, hot tub and stone flooring in our new Muskoka room as well as a large stone BBQ on our new upper deck. The quality of the workmanship is impressive. We would highly recommend them to others considering using them.

Phil and Deb McDowall – Toronto Ontario

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We love our new addition. Wicks Construction provided some great ideas to save costs and yet still end up with a high end product. The subtrades are very committed to WCL, always arrived as scheduled, and did a great job. We made many changes as the project developed and these were done efficiently to minimize the extra costs. Both the management and the workers are very friendly and they provide a very professional service both on site and from a paperwork perspective. Good communication on progress, the jobsite was always tidy, and they adhered to a high standard of safety for the workers. We think Wicks Construction has a great team and we highly recommend them.

Nancy and Allen, Toronto, Ontario

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The whole experience of having our home custom built was a great one thanks to Wicks Construction. We are very happy with the quality of workmanship. We also appreciate the professional manner in which the crews went about doing their work. We’re very pleased with Wicks Constructions’ recommendation to use ICF for our basement walls.

Bruce & Bernadette Robertson, Gravenhurst Ontario

Testimonials

We love our new addition. Wicks Construction provided some great ideas to save costs and yet still end up with a high end product. The subtrades are very committed to WCL, always arrived as scheduled, and did a great job. We made many changes as the project developed and these were done efficiently to minimize the extra costs. Both the management and the workers are very friendly and they provide a very professional service both on site and from a paperwork perspective. Good communication on progress, the jobsite was always tidy, and they adhered to a high standard of safety for the workers. We think Wicks Construction has a great team and we highly recommend them.

Nancy and Allen, Toronto, Ontario