Testimonials

Convert Condo commercial space in a Residential Unit

Laurie and Vera from Toronto

I first read about the aforementioned company on this website, my only reaction is that he sounded too good to be true. When you hire Rocco, you get about 4 well fitting hats in one. A very honourable and ethical gentlemen, a real expert on building permits and regulations who is proactive and sees the job through from start to finish, a man with substantial contracting experience, and a crafstman who has a great sense of aesthetics. And a businessman who is totally responsive and works at the speed of light and anticipates the problems before you do. Prior to hiring Rocco, we were using an architect with a masters degree from Stanford. The Stanford architects drawings after months of prodding him looked like a Kenners easy bake oven which took months to do. Both his work and his excellent character leave nothing to be desired. You never have to prod him. I wish I had some friends like him. I can only speak well of him. He makes a complicated process seamless with a lot of grace and charm. I would not hesitate to hire him again. He just loves his work, that comes through loud and clear. Perhaps he is a descendant of Michael Angelo, it would not surprise me. If everyone in business had his fundamental respect for his clients needs, the court system wouldn't be clogged up.

Total home renovation

Terry in Toronto

.......... i was a bit scared and nervous from hearing horror stories from friend about the process, costs and time it takes, so I was determined to do my research. After many referrals I checked out a number of listings on home stars and came across Architalcan. From the first call I made to Rocco he answered all my questions and I felt comfortable with him. He made it a priority to come out and see me right away which was great. I had a number of questions for him and never felt like I was rushed or talked down to, he makes you feel like you have known each other for years and always had suggestions. What impressed me was Rocco even answered emails, texts late at night when i was expecting answers the next day, so he definitely puts your mind at ease and makes you a priority. Not to mention the costs involved where far less than what was compared. Would I recommend Architalcan ? Without a doubt and I have found someone I can count on in an industry that can be full of disappointments and high costs Thanks again for all your work

 

Architectural drawings and permitting for home addition

Geoff in Annex

Rocco was a miracle worker! He helped us plan our addition and provided us drawings and updates in a timely manner. He posessed an in-depth understanding of the city by-laws and assisted us with some difficult permitting issues. Rocco was always available to provide guidance and ideas of how to overcome obstacles. We are planned and permitted thanks to Architalcan!

 

Drawings for basement underpinning, cold cellar / porch

 

David Skaftason in Etobicoke

Rocco gave me good ideas about what to do with my basement and porch. He took care of all the necessary drawings and permits and helped to make the process as painless as possible. He was also able to refer me to a reputable builder. I wouldn't hesitate to use Architalcan again for future projects.

Drawings/design for rear addition

Joe in Mississauga

We contacted Rocco from Architalcan based on his excellent Homestars reviews. We hired Rocco to do drawings/designs for an addition to an existing rear addition as well as the front of the house. Rocco was able to meet with us right away, produced drawings for us within a week and got us our permit just like he said he would. We found him to be extremely knowledgeable, efficient, easy to work with and he had some great suggestions and advice. We would definitely use him again for any future projects and highly recommend him. 

Rocco is Fabulous !

Shannon & Erin in East York
Second storey addition + roof deck The renovation of our home has been a stressful process, so we were glad when we eventually found Architalcan via kijiji. Rocco was quick to respond and came out to our house the next day to discuss our plans. He was super friendly, had great design ideas, and he actually listened to us and worked with us to design what we wanted. Our previous designer took months to create plans, and even more time when we had changes, but Rocco was quick to complete the plans, as well as discuss new ideas or changes. He constantly kept up communications with us and relieved a lot of stress from the renovation process. Rocco is very knowledgeable about building and design, and he even dealt with the City when we had permit and zoning issues. Rocco was a huge help and we are grateful that we found him. Rocco will always remain our designer of choice and we will continue to work him for future projects! Thank you Rocco!
 

Fast and Professional

A. .

Drawings Of Beam Supports For Open Concept Main Floor I found Rocco on HomeStars and gave him a call. He was very quick to respond to my message and we set up a time to meet at my house at my earliest convenience. He arrived on time and listened to the project I had planned. He explained everything he was going to do and delivered. He had the permits in my hand within 5 days. Our plans changed last minute on a weekend while in the demolition phase and he even came out at 7pm on a Sunday evening with no electricity in the house and had the new drawings available for the contractor by that evening. Again he handed me my new city permits within 5 days to continue with the renovation at no cost to me except for the cost of the permits and Engineer stamp. I highly recommend Rocco for any needs you have requiring an .............. He delivers as quoted. I've already passed his card on to a client of mine.

Seva (Fairlawn)

Drawings for basement underpinning The drawings(and building permit) were ready within unbelievably short period of time(3-5 days from the first visit). Actual payment is taken after permit is obtained. Overall the the service is highly professional; not only this ... but I got a lot of useful advices about my project ( how to do things better, floor layout, how to use space more conveniently, where to relocate tech. room, other possible enhancements to my basement, etc... ).

The Reno Coach Toronto

Permit drawings My company The Reno Coach has contracted work for Design and Permit drawing on several Projects to Architalcan. My self and my clients were always very satisfied with the expert advice and professional Designs and Permit Drawings. The Reno Coach highly recommends Rocco.

Rocco..........

dot danforth north east

Architectual drawing for basement underpinning and benching along with a cool cellar I have minimal experience in building drawings and permits. Rocco was able to understand what was required and I feel he went above and beyond what is expected in an ............. Rocco utilized his past experience and knowledge and was able to apply those tools to our needs in a very timely fashion. I explained what we required and he able to make it fit in with the drawings. After he made the drawings and referred us to an engineer he attended to Toronto City Hall and got all of the required permits.

When I advised him that I was meeting with the contractors, he offered to attend the meeting and explain what was on the drawings and what was required from the contractors from the contractors.

Well worth the money spent.

Frank

Above and Beyond

Ryan, Upper Beaches

Drawings for Basement Lowering My wife and I were referred to Rocco by a contractor who recommended his services based upon past experiences with him. Rocco was able to meet with us upon short notice, providing us with not only the requested drawings but also taking the step of obtaining permits, saving us a lot of hassle at city hall. After receiving the initial drawings we continued to have questions which Rocco promptly responded to, providing after sales service much appreciated when so many just take the money and disappear. He even provided us with revised drawings within one day when our plans changed, at no extra charge. Rocco made us feel comfortable, informed and I would definately use him again in the future, I strongly recommend his services...

 

Rocco was excellent

Cary Churchill

Permit Drawings for porch restoration Rocco was very direct, fast, and business-like. He told me what he would do and when, and delivered as promised. he was a pleasue to deal with and I would reccomend him to anyone planning a project.

 

rocco was there

rono in leslieville

structural engineer its nice to know that people like rocco still exist....on time, answers the phone, calls you back, does what he says he will do.
as a contractor I need answers and things done quickly, time is money. rocco didnt let me down >>> answered my questions and made sure i had the proper documentation to move forward. i've already recomended him and will use him again for the next reno.

 

A true professional!

Egidio Tari (Toronto)

Cafe Rocco,was very meticulous and showed complete professionalism,and know how, in this challenging project.He had my permits within the time specified and was patient in understanding my needs,I would highly recoomend him for any project big,or small...thanks again Rocco
Egidio Tari