We first met Dave Doran when we were undertaking our first major renovation.  Dave came highly recommended from a friend.  We interviewed and received work quotes from 3 different contractors.  We were immediately struck by Dave’s friendly, professional attitude.  We appreciated the fact that we would get permits on all the work to be completed.  Dave has proven himself to be a wonderful contractor who has an endless supply of contacts for any job that needs to be done.   Dave’s employees are all friendly and very professional.  When in the middle of a stressful renovation, it is comforting to know that all our concerns would be met and any problems solved.  I remember during our first renovation, Dave saying that he would do a great job so that we continue to contact him for future jobs and that is exactly what has happened.  Since our kitchen/main floor renovation, we have contacted him for all our other renovations.  We have replaced our staircase, installed hardwood floors, built an office, renovated our basement and installed an in-ground pool with landscaping and fencing.   Dave Doran is a professional through-and-through, and we wouldn’t dream of undertaking any future renovation/upgrade without him, no matter how big or small.


David and Deb H., Thornhill, Ontario


I have a gorgeous kitchen thanks in large part to Dave Doran and his crew at Doran Custom Designs.  The transformation from a non-descript kitchen, to one that is not only beautiful to look at, but also utilizes the space so efficiently, is amazing.  I found 3 things that really distinguish Doran Custom Designs.

First, Dave's attention to the pre-planning of the project.  He spent a lot of time upfront surveying the space and helping me understand how the reno process would unfold.  The pre-planning limited the number of surprises along the way and kept the project on time and on budget

Secondly, when something did come up that was unexpected, Dave and his team discussed effective solutions to address the issue and the project continued on schedule. 

Finally, and for me, very integral to my satisfaction of the overall reno, was Dave's follow-up after the kitchen was complete.  Dave made sure that the kitchen looked and operated just how I had envisioned at the start of the project.  Professional-Knowledgeable-Innovative - three characteristics that describe Doran Custom Designs.  


Thanks to you and everyone at Doran Custom Designs for making my renovation a success and an enjoyable experience. 


July 2012 Gary G.




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