McDonald Custom Builders Inc.


We were referred to Adam McDonald and his building firm by a mutual friend.

Adam and his staff have been super and were dedicated to completing our build on time.  I will say that as demanding that we were to complete the build within our time frame Adam rose up and made it a reality without compromising the quality of the work which is evident in the finished product.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend McDonald Custom Builders.
Arnie and Liz
Arnie and Liz

Words can’t thank you enough for always being there …

Flowers – just because!
Anita and I want to thank you guys for the excellent job.   We’re very happy with how it all went and, as always, are more than happy to recommend MCB to anyone who asks (and a number of people have asked in the past).
Best regards…
Peter and Anita

I truly love the cottage and as I was just saying to Marianne, I really really really loved working with all of you guys.

My last site visit this week was even more fun than the day I met you (and I love telling that meeting you story). I also cant believe the year has passed so quickly and so smoothly. Adam is amazing at brainstorming ideas, incredibly resourceful, totally connected to trades and product and very attentive to detail. Brett – so smart, patient and detailed in the execution of all the crazy particular plans and brought Adam’s ideas and fast talking to life. Both you and Marianne were so responsive to emails, incredibly organized and very easy to talk to or discuss issues. The good karma brought to the job site makes me love this cottage even more than the fancy design. We were all afraid of building a new place because we would loose the magic of our old one but love is built right into the walls and gives this place its own magical start. I swear – I am crazy for that kind of thing and it will stay with the building long after some new design or nicer cottage is built. Thank you, from all of us and from the bottom of my heart.

Paul and Leah

It is very stressful to build a house … especially with a constrained time frame.

Adam and his team met every challenge we gave him along the way, even last minute major changes. They accomodated our build under really punitive conditions, got the job done on time and met our demanding standards. Both Adam and Katherine are professional, organized, resourceful and unflappable … all the necessary traits for a great team and it shows. We love our new home, and can enthusiastically recommend McDonald Custom Builders! We will absolutely call on them for any future projects we take on”.

Wayne and Cathy

They are easy to work with, have extensive experience with high end construction and finishes, add great value to making final decisions and changes to architectural plans and offer great client service during and after the completion of the project.

McDonald Custom Builders built our boathouse on Lake Joseph in Muskoka. They managed everything from demolition of the old one and construction of the new one to finishing the inside details. They are easy to work with, have extensive experience with high end construction and finishes, add great value to making final decisions and changes to architectural plans and offer great client service during and after the completion of the project. When working with the right trades people, the project finished relatively on time and budget. They were diligent with the invoicing process and sent us a folder every month with detailed billing, expenses, etc. What really impressed us was how quickly they addressed and finished the outstanding items on our final inspection list. Overall, working with McDonald Custom Builders was a positive experience and we would use them again.”

Chris and Caroline

As owners of numerous properties over the years, we have dealt with many contractors. The experience we have had with McDonald Custom Builders Inc., Muskoka has been second to none.

We undertook a significant renovation of our cottage in the late fall of 2011. A condition of being accepted into the bid process was to have the project completed for May 2012. Our pledge in turn, was to make timely decisions, to speed the process. As the project progressed we added significantly to the scope of work, yet Adam and Katherine missed the initial deadline by only a few weeks. They are extremely fair and honest. Their budget packages are complete and highly detailed. All parties involved, whether contract trades or staff, performed high quality work and were very accommodating. We value attention to detail, and they ensured that this was always the team’s focus. Adam and Katherine delivered on our vision and will remain our trusted professionals of choice, for any projects we have in the future.”

Ken and Carol

We were McDonald Custom Builders’ (“MCB”) first client and we could not have been more pleased.

On-time, on-budget, very personable, great integrity; a joy to work with. By way of background, we bought a bare hunk of land and needed a builder. We interviewed more than a dozen builders, most of whom did not warrant further consideration. We quickly narrowed the field down to 3 and asked for proposals. MCB was far and away the most professional and, more importantly, we had a really good feel about Adam and Katherine; they just want to please their clients. We welcome any prospective clients to come by and see the quality of MCB’s work; you will be impressed.”

Ron and Pam