As the new owner of a Ottawa Carleton Construction home I am only too happy to share my positive experience with others. I met owner Frank Porcari after meeting a slew of other builders who seemed unsure, or unable to deliver on our build. Many people shied away from the our tight build site and our tighter timelines – but not Frank.
Frank immediately understood our vision, and made my wife and I feel confident that we could see this project through to completion. His large portfolio of beautiful houses and renovations coupled with his friendly demeanor made our choice easy. Since that decisive day, Frank and his brother Mario Porcari have been with us every step of the way. From pushing through the final details of our plans, and helping us navigate our cities bylaws, the brothers always ensured our project was on budget and on schedule.
They have been quick to point me in the right direction for quality finishes and products, and now at the end of our build, I can say their work and attention to detail is nothing short of impeccable. The finished house is beautiful and stuns anyone who has stopped by for a visit. The fit and finish is outstanding, and looks amazing. We are settling in to our new home and are still in awe of it all. If anyone is reading this review – look no further. These guys are the real deal, and I would happily recommend them and their work to any future clients.
A very happy home owner, Michael Braia and family.
We mean it too. You guys did a great job.
``Working with a Realtor™, we began looking for a new home. After seeing nearly a dozen, we were becoming somewhat jaded with large, impersonal house developers. So, when we finally found the home we wanted, and met the guy who built it – Frank Porcari, owner of Ottawa Carleton Construction – it seemed like a much better way to go.
We loved the lot, the community, and especially the workmanship in our new Ottawa Carleton Construction home… which was so much better than even the higher-end, mass-produced, tract homes… and most custom-built homes, too.
Frank was very involved throughout, and has always been true to his word. Right from the beginning, we felt comfortable with him… not the sense of ‘jumping into an abyss’ we’d felt trying to deal with huge, faceless companies that treated us like a number.
We've developed a trusting relationship, and we were confident he’d stand behind his work – and he has – which has given us a great deal of comfort and peace-of mind.
When we first moved in, we noticed the door to our young daughter’s bedroom wasn’t closing properly, so we called Frank… and he was here to fix it that same day.
We believe relationships like this are crucial – and Frank Porcari clearly understands the value of responsive customer service. We recommend him – and Ottawa Carleton Construction – without reservation.``
– Roger MacKinnon & family – Ottawa
``In late 2007 we decided it was time to find a new home, so we listed ours and began the search. We knew we wanted a bigger home on a larger property, but kept our minds open about where it might be.
After seeing nearly 40 houses in the Manotick, Stonebridge, and Greely areas, Ottawa Carleton Construction’s home in Greely’s Creekside Estates – with its unique design, custom home feel, and its high-quality treatments, finishes and fixtures – really stood out.
Owner Frank Porcari even gave us his direct phone number… “Just in case,” as he put it, “we ever needed anything.” Since moving in, everything’s been great… and for the little things that shifted or needed adjusting, Frank has been very responsive and always willing do that little bit more… almost always getting back to us the same day.
Even though we haven’t really needed it, Ottawa Carleton Construction’s after-purchase support is a true value-added consideration. When we chose our Ottawa Carleton Construction home, Frank and his team promised us worry-free comfort and enjoyment… and so far, they’ve more than delivered.``
Of the five contractors we interviewed and considered, Ottawa Carleton Construction was head-and-shoulders above the rest, making our decision easy.”
``It's a genuine pleasure and honor to recommend Frank Porcari and Ottawa Carleton Construction. Working with him to build our new custom home has been a fantastic experience. The thing that has most impressed us is the pride Frank takes in the workmanship and excellence of the homes he builds. That he simply would not compromise on quality and doing things the right way gave us confidence he would deliver on the promises he had made with respect to quality… and he did. To say we’re very happy with our amazing new home would be an understatement. Thank you so very much for our beautiful new custom home.``
``When I needed to buy a home, I knew that I didn’t want a ‘fixer-upper’ – rather a low maintenance one in move-in condition – in other words, a worry-free one. This meant finding a quality house and a reputable builder.
Frank Porcari’s home in Shadow Ridge was one of the first I saw. And after looking at several others, I quickly returned to Frank’s because it clearly represented high-quality… and by far the best value for my money. Built by Frank’s company, Ottawa Carleton Construction, it was obvious the other houses I’d seen simply didn’t compare with OCC’s custom‑built quality standard. It was also located in a great neighborhood, which, as the single mom of a six-year-old son, was very important to me.
As a working mom I don’t have the luxury of time – or in my case, the ability – to fix or repair things, and as with all new homes, there have been a few little things that needed attention. Whenever I’ve called Frank, he’s always called me right back and has taken care of things within a day or two. He's even taken care of things that weren’t his responsibility – but were part of the home he sold me. This tells me Frank is clearly vested in the houses he builds.
He seems to understand he doesn’t just build houses– rather he builds homes.
Although I love my home, Frank's ongoing commitment to it and me has really impressed me. My son and I love the Shadow Ridge Community, and I take great comfort in knowing I can count on Frank and the Ottawa Carleton Construction team whenever I need them… worry free.``
``I was looking for a new home, but couldn’t find anything that pique’d my interest. In most cases the prices home builders were asking seemed way too high compared to the value they actually offered.
At a friend’s suggestion, I contacted Frank Porcari at Ottawa Carleton Construction, and he suggested we look for a piece of land we liked and then call him back. We did just that, so we called Frank, who came out for a look… and with his feedback, we bought it.
Then Frank introduced us to his architect to work on house plans. As our custom home project progressed, we spoke with Frank almost every day. He was very meticulous and careful with the various trades involved… making sure every step was done ‘right,’ and with no shortcuts.
Because he did everything he said he’d do throughout the process, he made it very easy for me. You can trust Frank and his team to do outstanding work – because they really do care about the little things – and they take obvious pride in their work.
I’ve been in my new home for several months now, and there have been no problems or issues. In fact, I’ve already referred several friends to Ottawa Carleton Construction.``