I invest in people the same way I invest in my work. I have had the pleasure of building many wonderful relationships with my clients over the years; many of which I am now proud to call my friends. I have never had an unhappy client, and all them are/have been repeat customers. It always starts off with 'one small project', but then the list invariably grows...
I love being that person of confidence for people, and it's a key motivation for why I do what I do. Work without the relationships is just work. No thank you.
Here's what some of my clients have said about me and the work I've done for them.
“First class workmanship is what you can expect from Laurent. He is my "go-to” guy for property enhancements - from building wooden structures to problem solving and indoor work.
Laurent, a certified building inspector, is knowledgeable and experienced (quick to suggest improvements, which I totally welcome) and is a reliable person who ensures customer satisfaction.
Laurent is the guy”
Francine R., La Pêche, QC
“I have had the pleasure of hiring Lawrence numerous times over the past 18 months. The jobs have included framing, fencing, coopering, roofing, finish carpentry, plumbing, and a variety of other tasks. He has been consistently on time, understood and executed projects start to finish, and generally easy to communicate with. I have been impressed with his ability to grasp the entirety of a project and finish it with a high degree of craftsmanship. He works diligently and is self-motivated and hardy in bad weather. I would not hesitate to hire him again for other projects.”
K. Kunzler, Salt Spring Island, BC
“It is my sincere pleasure to write a glowing letter of reference for Lawrence/Laurent. I am very grateful to have employed Lawrence for the time he was available as a freelance contractor. Time and again Lawrence proved to be courteous, thoughtful, diligent, ethical, and an honourable service provider. He will be missed by all of us."
Dr. D. Sweetnam, Salt Spring Island, BC
“I have no reservations in wholeheartedly recommending Lawrence. He approaches tasks with an intelligent and experienced eye and often comes up with innovative solutions that have saved us time and expense. He is reliable for what he says he will do and requires no follow-up. We have also found him consistently cheerful and punctual. ”
R. & S. Newmarch, Salt Spring Island, BC
“The quality of Laurent’s work is exceptional. He has incredible attention to detail that he applies to every job. He is consistent and reliable, and has a wonderful ability to identify problems and find solutions. To every project, Laurent brings his full attention and considerable skill. He is an extremely clean and thoughtful worker, whose projects have always exceeded our expectations.”
M. Wilson, Salt Spring Island, BC
“Laurent is a bright and personable individual. He is highly self-motivated and clearly capable of achieving the goals he sets out for himself. He has shown great ability and attention to detail. His professional pride is clearly visible. I have found him to be helpful, honest and reliable. I highly recommend him.”
M. Stefancsik, Salt Spring Island, BC
We were so fortunate when we discovered Laurent and his many talents, particularly in the area of woodworking and carpentry although his skills branch out in other areas as well. He has been a godsend in helping us define various projects, carrying them out with attention to detail and never at a loss to find solutions if tricky situations came about. Laurent has a great work ethic, is punctual and delivers on time what is agreed upon. He is dedicated to his work and to making his clients pleased and proud of the final product. The pleasure he has in working is apparent from the music he enjoys working to and his whistling (a sure sign of a happy worker ;) We have no hesitation in recommending him for your projects. I know we will be calling on him again for any of ours.”
C. Leblanc, Montreal, QC
"If I have a project to get done, I immediately think of Lawrence. I don't know of a better person to accomplish anything that needs doing in and/or around the house. Laurent is a professional in all ways. Immaginative, curious, reliable, easy to communicate with, etc, etc...Nothing but positives, and always in a good mood! Very, very, very highly recommended.”
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Pierre D., Montreal, QC
It is hard to find good people in trades these days. I was very happy to have found Laurent through a mutual friend. Laurent is professional, honest, and communicates well. Together with a colleague he installed a new front door on our home and helped redesign and build a new custom canopy over the entry landing. The door works effortlessly and the canopy is strikingly beautiful. I have already recommended Laurent to my cousin (who was also very happy with him) and would not hesitate to call on him in the future and recommend him to anyone.
W. Macy, Ottawa, ON
“Laurent worked for me, part-time, for 2.5 years and in that time, he has transformed our property. I have been continually amazed at his ability to conceptualize projects so thoroughly, and in the quality of his craftsmanship. He is very knowledgeable, creative, thoughtful and resourceful. Beyond his work, Laurent is also simply a good person; always cheerful and caring. Great sense of joy and laughter. My wife and I are very grateful for all of his contributions and would recommend him without hesitation. He will be missed in more ways than one, now that he has moved back to Quebec.”
S-C McColl, Salt Spring Island, BC
“Laurent has worked for us on many projects, spanning several months, and we have been very pleased with his work. He is pleasant to deal with, friendly, respectful, trustworthy, and the professional quality of his results have continually impressed us. He is skilled and highly knowledgeable in his trades and has great attention to detail and budget. He has a keen eye and creative mind, and has even surprised us with ingenious concepts that have put our ideas into reality in a practical yet elegant way. He has become our consultant, designer and craftsperson. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and look forward to working with him in our upcoming projects."
Livia D.P. & Philip W., Wakefield, QC
“Lawrence loves his work and it shows! He is a craftsman with great attention to detail. Lawrence is full of practical solutions to overcome the little hiccups that can occur in every project. I greatly admire his artistic sensibilities which resulted in a backyard renovation that was both functional and beautiful. Lawrence communicated regularly about his schedule and the budget and did a great job cleaning up the work area at the end of each day. He is very easy to get along with and was truly a partner in my project. I highly recommend his work to others and have already done so to several neighbours.”
J. Yaraskavitch, Ottawa, ON
"It's hard to describe Laurent Dubois's workmanship without drifting toward hyperbole. The deck he built for my wife and I in 2021 surpassed our expectations in terms of quality, affordability, and most of all, beauty. Made entirely of locally sourced cedar (plus some screws, I think), it has transformed our house. In honesty, it lifts my heart every time the deck comes into view when I return home.
Laurent is a stickler for excellence, and kept us well-apprised of how the project was coming along. In addition, he's respectful, amiable, and has a good sense of humour. I am not easy to impress, but this guy did just that."
P. Hetzler, Val-des-Monts, QC
"We feel so fortunate to have Laurent working with us to bring our studio project to life. His knowledge of building materials and techniques is wide-ranging, his craftsmanship is exceptional and precise, and his eye for design is fantastic. We particularly appreciate how he works with us to think through the balance of upfront costs with longer range benefits like comfort, energy savings, and adaptability of the space. He is a great communicator and can explain building information in both official languages. Plus, he is a kind, cool, interesting person! If you have the chance to work with Laurent, just do it!"
L. Girvan, Low, QC
"Laurent has worked on many projects for us over the past year and he has totally changed our property! It has been a real joy to deal with him. Without going into detail about his considerable skill and knowledge, we will simply say this: We have complete faith in his abilities and trust him implicitly! His attention to detail is very impressive and he has a knack for creative problem solving; we never have to worry about how things will turn out. He is a very pleasant and interesting guy and a conscientious communicator. To hire Laurent is to know that the job will be done very well and fairly. We have already recommended him to others and would not hesitate to do so again in the future."
J.Hurrle & T. Nallo, Val-des-Monts, QC
“Lawrence has done some great finishing carpentry and general carpentry for us on our farm. We have always found Lawrence easy to work with. He shows a sense of humor, he is intelligent and we never questioned his bills ... he showed integrity with us. In short, we would recommend Lawrence without any reservations.”
R. Cook, Salt Spring Island, BC