We first met Darcy Sheppard in 2000 when we hired Sheppard Construction to put an addition on our cottage on Lake Muskoka; we have used him since on other projects. We liked Darcy’s warmth and family values immediately and he quickly became a friend of our family. His education and knowledge made our decision making about project details so much easier. We found the quality of his workmanship outstanding, and highly recommend Darcy and Sheppard Construction.
Rick, Paige, Caitlin and Adam
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I have worked with Darcy Sheppard and Sheppard Construction on a number of Muskoka
projects and have been very impressed with his ability and professionalism as a General
Contractor and as a craftsman.
In my business I have a relatively short list of contractors with whom I like to work and who
I recommend on a regular basis to my Muskoka clients – Sheppard Construction and
Darcy Sheppard is one of these contractors.
Darcy has exhibited a high standard of skill in developing a cottage project and I have
experienced his willingness to go to great lengths to keep a project within budget and in
meeting the needs of the project and his clients.
When a client of mine uses Darcy I am confident that their project will be in good hands.
We have had the pleasure of working with Sheppard Construction on two projects, the siding and re-roofing of our cottage and the construction of a new boathouse/sunroom. We have consistently been impressed with the approach taken by Darcy Sheppard who clearly believes in doing it right the first time. We found that he listened carefully and put a great deal of thought into how to best meet our needs. Darcy is creative and looks for less-than-obvious solutions.
His attention to detail, along with his collaborative approach and willingness to seek other expertise if needed, has given us the peace of mind we needed for a project of this size. As well, Darcy is extremely knowledgeable and up-to-date on materials and techniques. In addition, the quality of his staff is impressive and he keeps us up to date with phone calls, e-mails and digital photos showing the progress of the project. In short, working with Sheppard Construction has been a positive experience for us and we would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and business associates.
K. & M. Harris
We used Sheppard Construction for the building of our boathouse, Darcy was involved every step of the way and even suggested logical changes that would enhance the finished product beyond that of what the Architect designed.
The construction staff was punctual and worked every day, they were not jumping from job to job. We had several meetings with Darcy to review the status of work being done and this was always followed up by a detailed email stating what was discussed and agreed upon. The attention to detail and quality of building was followed and enhanced every step of the way. The final product is clearly outstanding and we are very proud of. Thank you Sheppard Construction for a great job!
Grant Sign Group
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"Sheppard Construction and their expert crew,
completely redesigned our summer residence on the
shores of lake Muskoka. The detail was exceptional and
our every desire was exceeded. We are thrilled with
the timely results. We will be sure to contact Darcy
Sheppard for our next project."
"Five years ago my family bought an island property on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. It was in serious need of renovation and we wanted to make some major changes involving new construction.
Sheppard Construction, under the direction of Darcy Sheppard, did the work. They extended the second small cottage, involving a dining room and sitting area, added a new bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen, replaced the roof and renovated the original rooms. On a separate project Sheppard Construction completely replaced a pavilion at the water's edge which had almost collapsed. This involved new cribbing to the lake bottom, and rebuilding the structure, including an eating area, a dance floor/party area, a bar and counter, and a new roof.
Sheppard Construction undertook a number of other, smaller projects for us. They replaced roofs which were leaking, clad windows with aluminum coil, rebuilt an entrance porch and painted building exteriors.
The term that best defines their work is "good value for money". The quality of workmanship was excellent. They never "cut corners": if something wasn't right they did it again until it met their exacting standards. They always gave me an estimate of the cost before starting work and they invariably stayed within that estimate. By and large they adhered to the timetable for completion that they had provided. Their invoices provided full disclosure of the time committed to the project by each member of their staff, labour and materials costs, and the cost of services provided by sub-contractors and suppliers
It was a pleasure to work with Darcy Sheppard and his senior employees. They were always courteous and helpful. No task was too small to warrant their attention and, on several occasions, they volunteered to help with work that was beyond the terms of their contract. They took pride in their work.
At the conclusion of each job the site was cleared and the premises cleaned, and refuse removed from the island. We had no disputes: if any detail was not to our liking, it was corrected without argument or complaint.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sheppard Construction to any potential customer seeking quality construction at a fair price."
George N. M. Currie
Hope IsLAND Muskoka