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.