Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

Aug 2015

12 Ways to Steer Clear of a Bad Contractor

By Rosario Ungaro

While one bad apple does not spoil the whole barrel—most builders are professional and ethical and adhere to best practices—the bad-apple contractor WILL definitely spoil your day. 

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Dec 2013

Home Renovations: Here are some places to get hundreds of ideas

By Rosario Ungaro

Houzz is an idea sourceYou know your home needs something. But, you’re not sure what. You may not be able to afford a major renovation but you’re tired of your home looking tired. 

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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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