"Thanks for the final inspection documentation from the Township. It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. Your workmanship, quality of employees, and skilled execution have been flawless. The strength of your enterprise is in the salesmanship and ideas of Bruce and the execution by Sandy. Our cottage is filled with big picture thoughts by Bruce that were implemented on the ground by Sandy. In addition, Sandy’s creation of options as we progressed was much appreciated. They were always thoughtful, practical and added greatly to the value of the overall project. His patience in dealing with my endless questions and his always open telephone (at 8:30 pm as I drove home from work) was much appreciated. The strength of South Mary Lake Contracting, however, is in the actual workers. In these days of decreasing quality and poor workmanship, your team excelled beyond expectations. Norm, your stone mason, created masterpieces for our fireplace and stone pillars from stones that were picked up from along our shoreline. The timber framing from Timmerman was exquisite. Their ability to use mortise and tenon joints (with no nails or mechanical parts) to essentially create art in our ceiling was stunning. After trying to use another kitchen person (and discovering that they were just not up to our expectations) and then using Josh, your recommended person, we were left with a functional and great looking kitchen that will be a meeting place for decades to come. Finally, I would be remise if I did not thank Phil, the on-site supervisor. He was able to organize, motivate, and inspire your other trades personnel to do the majority of the actual work. Everyone we met and interacted with was a gentleman and a skilled craftsperson – a unique combination in my experience. When we started this project, all of my friends told me to anticipate that the budget would go up by fifty percent and that it would not be finished for months after the promised time. Given that you could not start for about six weeks after the anticipated time due to Hydro issues (which were not your fault), I was shocked that you finished on the exact date that was originally promised. The budget only increased by those few items that I added (generator, better heat pump etc). Other than that, the cost was essentially as predicted. “On time and on budget” – these are rare words in the context of any construction and in particular the construction of cottages where unpredicted events can easily occur. You have created an outstanding home which exceeds our expectations and which is a testimony to your skill as builders. On behalf of the entire Saunders family I thank you for your dedicated work on this project."
"Our two projects have been completed on time and the high quality of the finishing is a testimonial to Bruce and the caliber of team he's assembled. The specialist trades that Bruce uses are similarly top notch and clearly hold SML Contracting in high regard for their efficiency. In summery, our experience with SML has been wonderful."
Peter and Ginny Dymott
"We choose Bruce Fitter of SML since when we first met with him we had a really great feeling that he has the vision and the experience to build a unique custom cottage of our dreams. We were so happy that we made this decision since the entire process was enjoyable from his design ideas to the impeccable workmanship throughout. There was never a time through the process that we didn't feel he was extremely fair and thoughtful in every aspect and we always felt very comfortable and trusted his decisions. In year's to come when we look back at our memories of the cottage, having Bruce build our cottage will be part of those happy memories.
Having Bruce Fitter of SML build our cottage was an absolute pleasure since he made the custom experience very enjoyable. We really valued his year's of building experience and the vision Bruce provided to create our dream cottage. Working with Bruce was easy since he really cares that we were happy and works passionately throughout the project to create a custom cottage of our dreams."
Steve and Deb Simmons
"South Mary Lake Construction Ltd. completed construction of our cottage which we use year-round to our great satisfaction. Bruce Fitter was involved in our project from the time we were selecting our lot. Bruce demonstrated his design expertise from the beginning with his skilful suggestions for cottage placement and elevation which readily became apparent as optimal upon completion. The extensive experience of Bruce and his team were invaluable in determining floor plans, general layout and design details. The quality of construction was truly impressive, and the guidance provided for windows, doors and finishes was exceptional. The meticulous attention to design and finishing detail is readily apparent to anyone who views our cottage. We found the progress of construction at our cottage to be miraculous as it seemed to effortlessly progress to completion in a timely and professional manner. We truly enjoyed working with Bruce and are greatly appreciative to him and the entire crew of South Mary Lake Construction for the excellent work which was done."