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Jeff & Arlene

It was apparent from the beginning that Archwood Construction takes pride in their work and that they took that extra step to ensure that things were done right the first time. Leonel has a great sense of design with creative solutions and attention to details. His estimates for time and costs were quite accurate. Between the workmanship, suggestions and constant communication that took place, Archwood made living through our renovations a painless experience. Throughout the process, the Archwood team were professional, approachable and very reliable. We are pleased with the quality and excellent finish of the work and would highly recommend them for all your renovation needs.

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G. and T. Houston

For the 2nd time in the last 6 months, we hired Archwood Construction to do repairs in our home. This time the job involved repairing the ceiling in the finished basement that was damaged due to a water leak. The quality of the work was superior with the new stipple matching the original to perfection. The repair team was highly professional in all aspects of the job and we would highly recommend Archwood Construction to anyone needing home repairs or renovations (large or small).

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October 15, 2014: After searching the Internet, I contacted Leonel recently to repair the damage in our garage caused when an unfortunate lapse of attention in parking the car resulted in substantial damage to the interior wall. Dealing with Archwood Construction has been a totally seamless and positive experience in terms of customer service and quality workmanship. Leonel and his team were unfailingly friendly, courteous and prompt when doing the work. The end result was an entirely professional repair job and complete satisfaction on our part. We were more than pleasantly surprised when the final invoice was less than the original estimate. This speaks to Leonel's honesty and integrity. We would highly recommend Archwood Construction for home renovations and repairs.

Ms. LeClaire

I am beyond delighted with the results of the highly professional work of Leonel and his team. This was my first experience with any major renovation. From the outset, I was reassured by the level of care, attention to detail, and commitment to delivering top value for money offered by Archwood Construction. What started as an unavoidable replacement of a leaky sunroom became a partnership in the creation of an irresistibly warm space that I know will be the backdrop for many wonderful times with family and friends.

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Mr. & Mrs. Loken

Leonel and Archwood Construction have worked with us on two projects now. He was great to work with – friendly, kept us informed, and a great problem-solver. The projects came in on time and on budget. We appreciated the care he and his crew took and the high quality of the work. We highly recommend him!

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D. Best

Once again, we are truly amazed by the perfection Leonel and his staff have brought to our latest project. From the onset of demolition right down to the smallest finishing detail, the level of quality and professionalism is nothing short of world class. I would highly recommend Archwood Construction for your next project.

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Dave (360renos)

An absolute pleasure to work with Leonel. His experience and knowledge that he provides home owners with his services has allowed me to be confident my clients will be well taken care of.

Thank you Leonel for your professionalism and dedication in our industry.

Y. Milosevic

Leonel rescued me from a disastrous renovation project with a previous contractor and turned my nightmare kitchen into a dream. He is a master craftsman of high skill and knowledge and a first-rate contractor. Prompt, professional, reliable, experienced, trustworthy—and a pleasure to work with!

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D. Waller

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Leonel Lima, owner of Archwood Construction, who we retained to redo our fireplace. The work involved the resurfacing of the fireplace with tile, the building of a hearth and the building and installation of a mantle. We were very pleased with the job Leonel did. In fact, the new fireplace is quite stunning.

Leonel did not subcontract which I especially appreciated. He did the work himself and clearly takes pride in his craftsmanship. He is affable, reliable, meticulous, flexible and extremely clean. Every day before he left, he cleaned up the work site thoroughly. He also gave us excellent advice on the finishing touches and we were happy we followed his recommendations. Indeed Leonel is one of the best contractors we have had do work in our home.

I would not hesitate to hire Leonel again. In fact, we have asked him to build us a deck in the Spring and I look forward to another excellent job.

(Back deck was completed this past summer [2014] – see gallery for pictures)

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Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt

It is with pleasure that I write concerning our work experience with Archwood Construction and its owner, Leonel Lima.

We have a stone home built in the 1800’s. We needed to have the original stairway refinished and as well, we wanted a railing installed leading to a loft in another section of the house. After phone calls to numerous companies which specialized in stairs and railings, I found they were eager to replace the original railing with a brand new one—with new spindles and newel posts—something which my husband and I did not want. We wanted to keep the original if at all possible—and it was. I managed to contact Leonel who set a time to come and visit the site and determine the feasibility of the work.

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My initial phone call led to a meeting which was set up in a timely fashion. Leonel met with my husband and me to go over our concerns and ideas. A timeframe was established and when a job he was currently working on ran over the timeframe allotted, he was prompt to let us know that he had to delay our project for two weeks.

Our two stairwells were completed over the summer and we gave him a house key and he looked after the work and securing the house at the end of each day. He also managed to work around our need to be at home while renovations were being done. When he felt necessary, he connected with us for in-put but he also provided useful feedback and ideas. We had no worries.

We are so very happy with our both stairways now and have received many compliments from our friends on the work.

Thank you, Leonel.

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D. Miller

My wife and I were referred to Archwood Construction from our interior designer. It was a wise choice to have proceeded with Archwood. From the very beginning to the end of the renovation, a large project involving the entire main floor of our house and a main bathroom upstairs, Mr. Lima was highly professional, very well organized, and he provided a keen eye to every single detail of the project. The quality of his workmanship is unparalleled, and the sub-trades were all expert and efficient in the respective roles as well. Mr. Lima is a craftsman and delivers nothing but the very highest quality in his construction, and finishing and detailing. We are pleased to recommend Archwood Construction to anyone insisting on the very finest in home renovations.

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Mr. & Mrs. Wilson

Archwood has provided us with truly satisfactory renovation services in a home we were listing for sale. In our new home, Archwood converted a furnace room into a beautiful painting studio. Quality of workmanship, integrity, professionalism, attention to detail, and respect and understanding of our needs were the key components of our relationship with this company—and at a price that provided excellent value for money. We trust Archwood implicitly and would not hesitate to hire them for any size project.

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Mr. & Mrs. Mattila

For some time we have been planning renovations to modernize our home, starting with the living room and adjoining sun room. Neighbours gave us a strong endorsement of Archwood and their quality of work, so we contacted them. Leonel inspected our home, we bounced ideas around and settled on a plan that would effectively combine the two rooms into one bright and sunny living area. After receiving an estimate we decided to proceed.

The work began as scheduled in late April and was completed on time and on budget. It was not a simple project as it involved modifying a bearing wall and reframing a ceiling. We are delighted with the results and have received great compliments from friends on how the project has transformed this area of our home. Leonel has been a delight to work with, totally professional and a real craftsman. We are now planning further improvements to other areas of the home and look forward to working again with Archwood.

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L. Demers

We were referred to Archwood Construction initially through our real estate agent due to some work that we needed to have repaired on our newer home purchase to repair foundation work where the weather conditions had damaged wood and siding work below and around a patio door. Although this seemed quite overwhelming when we were made aware of it, Mr. Lima was able to provide us with comfort and assurance that the work could be done quickly and at a reasonable cost.

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Archwood Construction came highly recommended and we were very pleased with the quick response to our request for an estimate. Within two days of being in contact with Mr. Lima, he was promptly available to meet and view the work that needed to be done and promptly provided an estimate. Once we moved into the property and I contacted Mr. Lima again, he very quickly arranged to meet again to take a more detailed look at the repair work and to confirm his estimate.

Again, within a few days, we were pleased that Mr. Lima was available to complete the work to be done and quickly finished the work as well as complete clean up and you wouldn't even know anyone had come in to do the repair work. While repairing the work that we hired him to complete, I was relating to Mr. Lima about additional work that we needed to have done in time and he was also able to provide us with an estimate for this other work quickly and to provide advice regarding the time frame that the work should be done in relation to the season.

We were very pleased with the professional work, knowledge and attitude of Archwood Construction and the contractors that he worked with.

We would recommend Archwood Construction to anyone looking for renovations or repair work.

J. Groves

We were looking for a contractor to renovate our kitchen and powder room, and found Archwood Construction on Archwood is highly recommended on that site, and I'm pleased to be able to say that the recommendations are well earned indeed. Leonel and his team were true professionals from start to finish, from the initial estimate to final invoice, and went above and beyond in several areas, including warning us about some asbestos tiles that we were not aware of. They completed the job on time and on budget, handled change requests professionally, paid special attention to even the smallest of details, even throwing some extra requests in without charge, and at the end of the job we had a kitchen and powder room that we are truly proud of and which has drawn rave reviews from all our family and friends who have seen them. Following this we hired Leonel again to rebuild our front entrance, and were again rewarded with a huge improvement to the exterior of our home.

I would not hesitate to recommend Archwood Construction and Leonel to anyone looking for a quality contracting professional to do a good job for a fair price.

Thanks Leonel!

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Mr. & Mrs. Lauder

Archwood construction through its owner and operator Leonel provided a quality solution for our home with valuable suggestions, insight and diligence. They provided our home with a very finished look of stonework and a flower bed. Many neighbours have commented on our curb appeal and we as homeowners are very happy with the finished product.

Leonel took the time to work with us and our budget. He was flexible and took the time to see the project through to ensure our satisfaction. Leonel and his team seek to provide, customer based solutions with friendly service.

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R. Beaupre

After looking around and reading several different reviews (including those on I am pleased to say that Archwood Construction is the real deal.

We're very pleased with our bathroom renovations and repairs, and now that we've found a reliable, professional and courteous contractor, we're planning to stick with him for the long run. Highly recommended.

L. Caroll

We recently hired Archwood Construction to do a complete bathroom renovation. We had not used this company before but they came HIGHLY recommended by Melissa Blue of MELMAC DESIGNS.

We are extremely pleased with the transformation and would not hesitate to recommend Leonel to others. It was a pleasure to work with such a friendly, professional, skilled and punctual team.

Thanks Leonel, Nic and Kevin for a job well done!!!!!

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S. Butt

We hired Leonel and his team to renovate our basement and they were a pleasure to deal with throughout the entire project. We were impressed with the high level of responsiveness and communication throughout the project—very customer service focussed, professional & trustworthy. Leonel & his team quickly understood what we were looking for and made it happen, offering improvement suggestions throughout the process for items we hadn't thought of. The team was very clean and the quality of the work and attention to detail was very high. They will be my first call for any future project work I may have. We are loving our new basement space! Thanks Leonel!

J. Patenaude

I’ve been very pleased with the level of service I’ve received from Archwood Construction and now use the service on a regular basis for my home and rental properties. Mr. Lima is very professional and sincere in his desire to provide the best customer service possible. His has been very fair with me and would hire him again!

Melissa Blue
MelMac Designs


As an interior decorator I have many clients that require the services of contractor. Who I recommend for them to use is not only a reflection of the contractor but also affects my reputation. I have 100% confidence in recommending Leonel from Archwood Construction to all of my clients. I have worked with him on several jobs and have always been impressed by his level of professionalism and quality of work. He is the type of contractor the takes alot of pride in what he does and ensures that every job he does is done right.

B. Coleman

The difference between our basement before and after renovation is night and day… We were very impressed with the quality of the workmanship, and the attention to detail. Overall the project was handled very professionally, and we now have a whole new floor in our house.

Thank you Archwood Construction!

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D. Lancaster

I chose Leonel as my contractor because after telling him what I wanted, he told me why certain things would be better if done another way and made suggestions that were better than mine. Others did not and just said yes to all my suggestions. I was away for the three months of renovations to my kitchen and three bathrooms. Leonel had a key to my home and came and went as needed. He often worked weekends as my children would sometimes see him here when they came to check the house. Nothing was ever touched or moved unless necessary to construction. Therefore there is no doubt as to his honesty. He came three times after I was home. First to do a walkthrough to see if I was satisfied. I was. Second to put up things that had been on back order, and third to do a few paint touch ups. I have no reservation in giving his name to anyone needing a competent, neat and trustworthy contractor.

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Mr. & Mrs. Cowie

Once again, we are very pleased with the quality of the work you and your staff completed at our home. We have had many favourable comments from passersby – all remarking how fabulous the deck and bar look.

In addition to having you on site and benefiting from your exceptional attention to detail, we had an opportunity to work with some of your wonderful staff. Lynn, Nic, Kevin and Ken are all quality, knowledgeable team members. Each demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and a genuine desire to please us, their clients.

Please accept our gratitude and extend our heartfelt appreciation to your team for a job well done.


N. McEachern

Leonel renovated our waterfront home in Kemptville and did a fabulous job! I would recommend Leonel to anyone considering small or major renos.

Thanks, Leonel!

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J.A. Bridges

Your work was very satisfactory and we were very impressed with your professional approach. Thanks from both of us.


T. Grant (FCI)

Leonel is a professional through and through. When Hiring Leonel to work with our company I know I never have to worry about anything. He is attentative to every aspect of the job and treats every job as though he is doing it for himself. I will continue to work with Leonel often as possible. He takes care of his clients with the upmost care.

L. Massicotte

The job Leonel did at home was amazing by the quality and the efficiency. We really appreciate all what he had done and all the tips he gave us. We will hire him for sure in the near future.

A. Marsden

I hired Leonel Lima to do some work on our house before it sold. He was very knowledgeable, on time and very professional. I have to say that I would definitely hire Leonel in the future for any renovations that need to be done for my current home, big or small.

T. Insley

I’ve known Leonel for five years; in that time I’ve found him to be a dedicated craftsman, committed to providing his clients with the highest-possible value for their money. His standards are simple - nothing but the best! I would not hesitate to recommend Leonel and Archwood Construction to any of my friends or clients!

Mr. & Mrs. Wilson

One is always a little apprehensive about using a contractor for the first time and this was our first time with Leonel and his team. Work that we thought would take several days took only one day with the team working a full twelve hour shift!

And we couldn’t have been more pleased, not only with the price, but especially with the workmanship, the team’s attitude and care taken. And a great clean-up job!

We will use Archwood again and recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable and competitive contractor.

J. Liptak

I highly recommend Archwood Construction. Leonel was able to provide me a quote via email and honoured that price. Leonel and Ken started the job as promised, were accurate in their estimate of how long the job would take, and we were very pleased with the quality of their work, their excellent communication, and reasonable prices. Highly recommended and we will be using them again.

L. Reaume

I can’t say enough about how much I have enjoyed working with Leonel and his team over the past several years. In that time he has taken charge of a number of different projects in my home including the renovation of the kitchen, two baths and a variety of custom cabinetry and trim work. In fact, Leonel’s touch is just about everywhere you look in my home. One of the projects that I am most proud to show off is a two-sided wall of custom cabinets that Leonel designed from my very basic drawings. In fact, Leonel has a real talent for listening carefully to a client’s ideas and turning them into reality. I have been very impressed with the skill Leonel brings to his custom cabinetry and installations of all kinds. He was also very careful to work within my budget and leave my place clean at the end of every day. Leonel’s work has significantly increased the value of my home because of the high-end look he has created, but what is most important is that because of his careful attention to detail, I feel happy to come home every day to this beautifully finished space.

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H. Bower

While my project was small (a customized floating shelf for the dining room), it was a headache when it came to installation. However, Leonel persevered and now I have the look and especially the quality of work that I wanted. Leonel is a rarity in the construction business—it is important to him that the customer be pleased with the job and he goes the extra mile to make customer satisfaction a priority.

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K. Lisle

We have been pleased with the many services that Leonel has provided. We have appreciated his advice and safety concerns at the same time. His proficient timing and professional manner allow us to continue to use his services. If you want a good job done right he is your man.

D. Moreside

I am very happy with the service and would recommend Archwood to anyone who needed handyman services. Expert workmanship. Responsive service. Pleasant demeanour. Very professional.

Mrs. J. Johnson
2010/ July/ 27

Thanks for the work you did. It wasn’t cheap but worth the care you took in ensuring everything was done right. We appreciate you helping us with the unexpected stuff that came up as well.

Mr. & Mrs. Difiore

Our renovation experience with Leonel Lima and his workers was a very positive one. He and his team were punctual, reliable, experienced and completed the work with a high degree of respect for our property and privacy. Leonel was very hands-on, flexible, conscientious and knowledgeable. He remained in constant communication with us, ensuring our satisfaction throughout the various steps of the project. The end result is exactly what we’d hoped for. We would not hesitate to recommend Archwood Construction to our family and friends.

Mr. & Mrs. Towell

Archwood Construction transformed our small dark front entrance into a bright and open foyer. Leonel gave us great layout advice and good ideas on products and suppliers. We love the final results! Work was done neatly and with minimal disruption. A detailed estimate was provided from the start and our project was completed on budget and on time. Leonel was easily accessible by email/text message/phone call and is in our “tool belt” for future reno projects to our 1957 home. Thank you Leonel and crew!

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Mrs. Sophia

Leonel has provided us an excellent job right from the start: Sent an electronic quote. Helped to choose the material. Has always been on time with appointments. Did a quality work. Overall we are very pleased to be having him and will be looking to do business again.

Mr. & Mrs. Matthews

Leonel not only did excellent work, but it was a pleasure to work with a contractor that always called when he said he would and arrived on time. He was very considerate. He was able to recommend improvements to our original plan, he came in exactly on budget, he did everything to ensure we were happy with his work. I would recommend Leonel to anyone!

Mr. R. Zarychanski

I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Mr. Lima and the work he did for us in our home. He is an absolute perfectionist and this quality shows in the work he does. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. We were also impressed that all of his work came very close to budget, and when unexpected challenges appeared, he was able to come up with creative solutions “on the fly.” Leonel did a fantastic job of our bathrooms and floors. We have no hesitation recommending him to others who are interested in renovating, expanding, etc.

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