Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

Jul 2014

Deck and outdoor lighting has a transformative effect on your outdoor space.

By Rosario Ungaro

Deck Project by BenchmarkOutdoor lighting changes the ordinary into the extraordinary. 

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Jan 2014

Gazebos—you don’t have to be rich and famous to live like you are

By Rosario Ungaro

Gazebo with TimberTech componentsOne garden element that can add a little magic to your garden landscape is a gazebo. There’s something romantic about a gazebo. Who can forget the gazebo scene in the movie The Sound of Music

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Apr 2013

Greening your deck

By Rosario Ungaro

Benchmark is a TrexPro BuilderTheses days more and more of us are concerned about the environment. Our concern affects the decisions that we make. We recycle. We choose hybrid cars. We lower our thermostat and decide to stop buying bottled water. 

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Jan 2013

When choosing deck-building materials, choose wisely

By Rosario Ungaro

In my last post I talked about the various choices you have to consider when building a new deck and introduced you to 3D design and being able to take a virtual tour of your deck. 

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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.


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