"We have worked with Kevin Ryall and his A&R Contracting firm several times over the last seven years to build a number of projects on our cottage property. We have continued to use Kevin for every project because of his promptness and reliability, the quality of the construction and the excellent final product.

In 2003 we retained Kevin to demolish the old cottage on our property on Balsam Lake and construct our new “dream” lakefront home. Kevin worked with us and the architectural designer on the plans, handled all the ordering and construction and managed the project to completion, on time and within the budget we had agreed. His expertise proved helpful over-and-over as he found the most efficient ways to accomplish our requirements, and occasionally recommended workable modifications when the designer’s plans proved impractical. He was also patient and gracious about making changes when our own choices sometimes turned-out a little less perfect than we had envisioned. Kevin was definitely our contractor of choice to finish the basement of that cottage the following year, and to build and finish our new boathouse a few years later.

In all of these projects, we knew we could rely on his years of experience and his strong commitment to deliver on his promises and help us achieve our vision. He knows how to source reliable local trades people, and even worked with our landscape designer to enhance the appearance of our property in a way that complimented his constructions. We were very lucky to find Kevin to bring our dreams of a cottage property to life… and so painlessly!

We would not hesitate at all to recommend Kevin’s A&R Contracting for any construction work. It is a great pleasure to work with him."

Karen & Chris Gilliss Balsam Lake

"Kevin defies all the horror stories you hear of contractors in cottage country. Both in 1998 and again in 2009, Kevin came through in spades on the additions we contracted to him. Our jobs were challenging due to access and connecting new construction to a 85+ year old building. Kevin masterfully blended the old and new while always being mindful of our budget. We would strongly recommend his service."

Judy & Bob Fleischacker - Four Mile Lake

"It was a pleasure dealing with Kevin Ryall – the contractor that built my house. All aspects of the build were on time and budget. Living over 100KM away at the time and travelling out of the country quite frequently, I was not always available when critical decisions had to be made. Consequently, many of my decisions had to be made over the phone or email. Kevin always had my best interest in mind and a number of times, he made suggestions on alterations to the plan that would enhance the functionality and appearance of my home. We added a dormer in an upstairs bedroom and a skylight in a bathroom was repositioned for better appearance and balance – these are just a few examples of some of his recommendations. Friends and family have also had Kevin spearhead their projects, based on the success of my build. I would not hesitate to contract Kevin for a future construction project."

Ann Clarke - Balsam Lake, Ontario

"Kevin built a new home for us in 2006. An old cottage had to be demolished first before construction could begin. Kevin took care of everything. He communicated well with us as to what was happening with the project and where we were with time lines. There are a lot of choices to be made in today’s construction and he was always on top of what we should be looking at. We wanted to be involved in the choices for flooring, cabinet work, and fixtures. He gave us great advice when we needed it. The final house gets nothing but positive comments. When boaters go by we can see the heads turn. We are very proud of the home that Kevin built for us."

Pat & Barry Navarra - Balsam Lake, Ontario

"Mr Kevin Ryall has been my builder for numerous projects. He built my 36x20 ft. Boat house with a 4 ft. Dock in 2001. An excellent job that has not required any follow up. The boat house extended over the water where he had to use cribbing. He also re-built the main cottage and helped in the design. All our friends give high praise for the design and quality of work (1350 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms, 12 ft ceiling in kitchen, living room and master bed room. Amazing kitchen! He did much of the work and hired out where appropriate. He also built our 20 x 12 ft. Shed. Kevin is a hard working, reliable builder. Other builders (friends) have commented favourably on his work. I have found his costs in line with going rates in the area for the work contracted. I would highly recommend him to anyone."

Ike Lindenburger, 4-Mile Lake, Ontario

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