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"I have enjoyed working with you and your excellent team of craftsmen. The range of techniques and expertise that you have been able to bring to the project we've collaborated on has been truly remarkable. Your flexibility and creative approach to this project brought a high level of confidence into the process. Your interest in working as a part of the design team from the concept stage right through to the completion of the job has also been appreciated: it's the kind of follow-through that both my clients and I appreciate.


Your knowledge of the municipal bylaws and your connections with quality local tradespeople has been an added bonus


I look forward to collaborating on more projects with you and your team in the future and will continue to give your company the very highest recommendation to my clients."


David Gillet, B.Arch. MRAIC. 

“I hired Butterwick Building Company in the summer of 2018 to renovate my existing cottage and add on a partial second story. The work was complex, but Dean and his staff, including Peter Knight were able to seamlessly get the work done in an efficient and prompt manner. I was provided with building updates and photographs on a regular basis. Our communications were straightforward and transparent. Everyone involved was professional from day one and were always available to do whatever extra work was required. I heartily recommend Dean to anyone looking to do any type of construction work.”


Steve Freiman, Muskoka Cottage Renovation

"Thank you so much for such a lovely ceiling. I can't say enough about your professional presence and how comfortable we were with the two of you on the premises. In addition, you were gracious to make many suggestions as to how we could better side out building and even how to make our window trim a little more elegant.


As you know, we are - all three of us - novices to your construction trade and happy to learn whatever we can. The 50/50 varnish 1st coat was a life-saver. In addition, having painted the walls in the cottage many times and then helping Lambert, Greg and our friend Phil varnish the ceiling boards, I have a new found understanding and appreciation of just what "66 cents a lineal foot" really means in terms of time & effort."


Jeanie Huinzing, Muskoka Cottage Renovation



"My dream was always to live in Muskoka on retirement. I inherited the old family cottage my mother had bought in the early 1950’s- 2 acres on the main lake, Lake Muskoka. The old Muskoka cottage, full of memories was not able to be salvaged for renovation - I hired an architect and we started to design my dream retirement home - I wanted  a traditional style home similar to the old gorgeous Muskoka summer retreats built in the early 1900’s - I asked her advice for a builder and she stated Dean Butterwick was the only one to make my dream come true. Dean did not disappoint me- from our first meeting he advised me on every aspect and I never had any doubts throughout the 12 months it took to build the gorgeous place I now call home. It has been just over 2 years since I moved in- and many visitors later - and every visitor is wowed at the craftsmanship and detail both inside and out- the beautiful exterior stone , two stone fireplaces, the beautiful woodwork interior with reclaimed hemlock floors, pine walls and fir beams - it is like an exquisite lodge in the wilderness. I continue to rely on a Dean for advice, his staff is great, watching the carpenters work their magic during construction was amazing, and I had Dean back this past summer to make renovations on my garage. He continues to drop in to see me and make sure I am satisfied and sends someone out if there are any minor things to be done.  Thank you, Dean, for making a childhood dream a reality."

John Birss, Muskoka Cottage Renovation



"Thank you once again, for building us the stairs and moving the old decking down the hill so we can sit and look out over the water without having to go down the rock to the deck. We all think you did a beautiful job, we look forward to enjoying it all next summer - God willing."

Ruth Bailey, Muskoka Cottage Renovation



"Now that our renovation project is complete, we want to tell you how pleased we are with the outcome. From day one to the completed project, you and your crew were always dependable, professional and considerate of our property. We felt comfortable leaving our home in your hands during the day. When we returned in the evening, all equipment and materials were neatly put away. 

You listened to our ideas, but added your professional advice when you knew we'd be happier with another option. 

We would happily recommend Butterwick Building and Painting Company Ltd to anyone and hope you'll return to us when we're ready for our next project."

The Bell Family, Muskoka Home Owners



"It has been a pleasure working with you on the finishing of our cottage. The design and color suggestions, quality of work, timelines and professionalism of your efforts has been outstanding. At a time when we are inundated with the "Mike Holmes" contractor nightmares on television, it is refreshing to deal with an organization that we would recommend to our friends and neighbours for their building and finishing projects." 

The Richardsons', Muskoka Cottage Renovation

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