Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

Apr 2016

It's SPRING and time for a deck check—7 "Do you…?" questions you need to answer

By Rosario Ungaro

It's spring and it's time to maintain your deck. Here are 7 "Do you…?" questions to ask yourself. 

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May 2014

May is Deck Safety Month

By Rosario Ungaro

As a proud member of NADRA (The North American Deck and Railing Association), we want to let all of our readers and customers know about a very important NADRA initiative: Deck Safety Month.  

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A word from Rosario…

Our Blog is about sharing some of what we have learned along the way. (Many contractors even call us for ideas or advice.) We hope it is informative and shows our commitment to continuous learning—something we do so we can bring the very latest and best to our customers. 

You've probably heard the phrase: 

"Some people have twenty-five years of experience. Others have one year of experience, twenty-five times over." 

If a contractor doesn't stay up-to-date on the latest building codes, trends, styles, tools, materials, and products, they'll soon find themselves in the latter category. We work hard to make sure that we are not. We regularly talk with our suppliers, go to industry trade shows, and share information and ideas with our peers to make sure that we stay on top of our game and can continue to bring you the very best in building craftsmanship and knowledge.

I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about your next building project.


Rosario Ungaro
Benchmark Building Services Inc.


Relax… we'll build it right!