• Your Needs Anticipated

  • Your Plans Executed

  • Your Taste Articulated

  • Your Vision Realised

  • Your Expectations Exceeded

  • Your Project Perfected

Traditional Craftsmanship

Since 1972, Thur has been solving the difficult construction & renovation challenges in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, through traditional craftsmanship, exceptional service, and meticulous attention-to-detail.


Client Testimonial: Sheila Gallagher

Sheila is a top producing real estate agent with Chestnut Park Real Estate in Toronto. Sheila has been in the residential real estate business specializing in the buying and selling of both homes and condos for 45 award winning years.

Sheila and her partner Tiffany Sly, specialize in all the core areas of Toronto including: Central Downtown, Rosedale, Cabbagetown, Leslieville, Bloor & Yonge, The Annex, St. Clair/Yonge, Avenue Road, Yonge & Eglinton, Forest Hill, UCC, John Ross, Lawrence Park, Davisville Village, Leaside, Sunnybrook, The Valley, York Mills & Yonge, Cricket Club & more.

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42
Years in Business
32
Condos Renovated
254
Homes Built
494
Clients Served
476
Projects Completed

  • I recently moved into a new-to-me condo. I hired Barry to renovate. I was skeptical as I renovated a previous condo, not on time and certainly not on budget, as well as many renovations to a house before. I wish I had known Barry for all those previous experiences: he did indeed complete the reno on time and on budget. Any concerns I ever had (and there were very few) were addressed immediately and always to my satisfaction.

    — Vivi Price —
  • Barry Thur has managed all three of our renovations over the past 25 years. Of these, two were major including a three-floor extension. Barry is completely obsessional—a highly desirable characteristic in a contractor. He is invariably on budget and, as importantly, on time. His ‘trades’ are among the best in the business, particularly the cabinetry. All the work is first class. We unreservedly recommend him.

    — Ruth & Rick Gallop —
  • Barry is an excellent contractor whose standards are high and who pays great attention to detail. He was far ahead of me in his expectations for his trades people. The site was always clean and professional. The tradespeople he uses are of excellent quality—honest and ethical, creative, and also pay attention to detail, much like Barry himself. I would use Thur again and recommend him highly.

    — Brenda Bisiker —
  • Our renovation project was well organized and completed ahead of schedule and on budget. The Thur team was prompt at each stage of the work and the condo was left neat at all stages of the job. We would not hesitate to engage them for future assignments.

    — Carol & John Laschinger —
  • From day one, our project was managed according to the schedule outlined, and treated as if it was their home. The Thur team provided insightful advice and guidance at every aspect of the project. The amount of work that had to be performed by the various professionals, and the timing of that work was daunting. They ensured that the various professionals working on the house did their best work, used quality products, and did it on schedule.

    — Agnes Kazakos —
  • From the outset, Barry’s communication with us was prompt and thorough. We were never left guessing what was going to happen next. They adhered to their original estimate and timetable. Any additions or deletions were fully explained and accounted for in detail. They answered our questions patiently in layman’s language and their sub-trades were, without exception, polite, professional and mindful of minimizing noise, dust and damage.

    — Phil & Dell Walton —
  • We are delighted with our addition and renovation. The project included a small addition, new kitchen, powder room, bathroom, heating system, and extensive renovations to the basement and garage. We were pleased with management of the project, and the quality of workmanship & materials. Barry’s personal involvement at the outset and throughout was most appreciated. He provided numerous suggestions. His experience and good judgement were apparent.

    — Larry & Anne Dunlop —
  • Barry undertook the substantial extension and renovation of our previous home, which exceeded our expectations in nearly every respect. He not only came in under budget, but also completed the entire job in approximately two months. He also renovated our new home, including two bathrooms, kitchen, and breakfast room. Again—on time and on budget. Barry’s major attribute as a contractor is his compulsive addiction to detail. While this might be a drawback in many relationships, it certainly is the ideal one to find in a general contractor!

    — Richard K. Gallop —
  • In completing a two-storey addition to our home, our relationship with Barry Thur quickly evolved into a collaborative one, where he would consider our inputs and execute when necessary. Barry would also push back on our design ideas as needed, if he felt there might be a significant negative impact to cost, time, or product quality. We were fully prepared to encounter project delays and construction ‘surprises’. Neither occurred.

    — Lucia & Gregory Lake —
  • Barry is exactly what one wants in a contractor—he is creative, a problem solver, and obsessive about meeting deadlines and ensuring that sub-trades meet those deadlines. Any time that problems or unexpected issues arose, Barry was quick to point out other options that were available to us. We have absolutely no reservations about recommending Barry Thur as a general contractor.

    — Brian & Annalee Schnurr —
  • During the course of our substantial and disruptive renovation, Barry was responsive, attentive, and conscientious to even the most minute detail. He provided us with a weekly schedule, kept us informed, and moved construction forward at all times. He was patient, a good listener, and remained upbeat. His employees were skilled, friendly, and reliable.

    — Milton & Julia Hess —
  • When I decided to renovate my home, my main concern was to find a good contractor. I found an excellent one with Barry Thur of Thur Construction. The construction was of the highest quality, the house was finished on time, and any questions that I had were answered quickly. I am very, very happy with my new home and I highly recommend Barry and everyone who works with him. You couldn’t find anyone better.

    — Jane Orden —
  • We asked Barry to complete some changes to our new condo in Toronto, based on our experience with him ten years ago when he renovated our prior home. Our experience then was excellent, with the work being done on time and on budget, and of first-rate quality. We also felt that we had received excellent value because, on numerous occasions, Barry and his team had gone beyond what we had asked for and given us a better final product. Barry came through for us again at our new condo!

    — Wally Palmer —

Our Renovations

Based on over four decades of experience in the construction industry, founder and owner of Thur Inc., Barry Thur, has earned his reputation as a preeminent condominium renovator in the Greater Toronto Area through his consistent dedication to his primary operating principle:

I discover what my client needs and desires, and then surpass those expectations—on time, and with maximum quality for their budget.

— Barry Thur —

Meticulous Detail & Traditional Craftsmanship!

Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

As traditional craftsmen, the Thur team completes all work with meticulous attention to detail.

On a recent project, they removed all the original wooden scrolls, and replicated them using modern materials.

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From intricate historical details to simple, modern lines, we look for perfection and symmetry in everything we do.

— Barry Thur —

Seamlessly Blending the New with the Old

Modern Implementation

Modern Implementation

Based on a career of traditional home-building and renovations, Thur now specializes in renovation of older, traditional condominiums. Using expertise in mouldings, trim, stonework, exterior detail, and even stained glass windows, Barry’s exceptional team can reconfigure original details right to the finest detail so no one can tell whether they’ve been repaired or replaced.

See Our Work

We focus on seamlessly blending old and new so that, when we’re done, it looks like it’s always been that way.

— Barry Thur —

Solving the Most Difficult Renovation Challenges

Sound Advice

Sound Advice

Barry welcomes the challenge of solving the most difficult renovation design dilemmas, testing his knowledge and problem-solving skills. He offers sound advice to his clients, guiding them toward the best solutions.

Meet Barry Thur

In my opinion, there’s no such thing as a problem—it’s just an opportunity to find a solution. The best call for me is to hear ‘Barry we have a problem and we need help’.

— Barry Thur —

Overseeing the Complete Renovation Project

Exceptional Teamwork

Exceptional Teamwork

As a general contractor, Thur employs the best tradesmen in the industry to ensure they can make the project flow smoothly. They collaborate with all parties, including realtors, architects, designers, condominium boards, and suppliers, to facilitate cooperation and efficiency.

Meet Barry Thur

I’m my clients’ representative and I see it as my responsibility to oversee everything and ensure that my clients get exactly what they have asked for.

— Barry Thur —

Drawing on Extensive Experience in the Industry

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions

To enrich the design with innovative ideas and enhancements, Barry draws from his extensive experience. When appropriate, he refers clients to an architect but continues to stay involved throughout the design process, ensuring that he understands the reasoning behind the decisions made from a design and structural perspective.

Meet Barry Thur

I’m described as someone who ‘colours outside the lines’—I like to suggest innovative ideas that I know will work based on experience.

— Barry Thur —

Retaining and Enhancing Architectural Integrity

Discrete Approach

Discrete Approach

Thur endeavours to uphold architectural integrity in everything the company does, ensuring that their projects retain and enhance neighbourhood curb appeal, while respecting privacy and refraining from creating unnecessary noise. For instance, their talented stonemason can re-create any stone arch, ensuring the original details are upheld.

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We work carefully and discretely to ensure neighbours admire the result of our workmanship, without having been inconvenienced by it.

— Barry Thur —

Maximum Quality within Budget

Optimal Value

Optimal Value

Barry openly discusses budget parameters with his clients and identifies realistic solutions to their challenges. He understands his clients and knows that they will not be satisfied with less than maximum quality based on their budget.

See Our Work

I don’t want to mislead anyone. Once I know my client’s budget and expectation, I will do everything I can to provide good advice, and bring the project to a successful conclusion.

— Barry Thur —

No Project is Too Ambitious

Limitless Possibilities

Limitless Possibilities

Thur specializes in condominium renovations of any size, from kitchens and bathrooms, to gutting and rebuilding entire units.
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There is no such thing as a problem we can’t solve. We can tear it all down, or work within it, nothing is impossible.

— Barry Thur —

About

Ancora Imparo – I’m still learning

Barry Thur Portrait

Barry with his best friend Spartacus

Even as a high school student, Barry Thur was interested in construction. Exposed to various trades while attending school in Pembroke, Ontario, he gravitated toward woodworking and architectural drafting.

After graduation, Barry worked for Ontario Hydro, but fulfilled his interest in home construction, and developed his skills, by building homes, living in them, and then selling them. He moved day jobs to an electrical and plumbing company in the Ottawa Valley and then to an electrical company in Waterloo, Ontario, gaining valuable knowledge along the way.

Later, his joy of learning and experience accelerated when he became the site superintendent for a large Waterloo-based custom-home builder, overseeing construction of over 26 homes per year, and becoming versed with building codes and regulations. Eventually, Barry formed Thur Construction Ltd.

In 1992, Barry, his wife, and Thur Construction Ltd., moved to Toronto. His work in home and condominium renovation expanded. In Toronto, many condominium buildings were aging and no longer met the needs of modern owners. In 2007, Barry sold Thur Construction Ltd. and now operates under Thur Inc.

Today, he and his wife, Charlotte, share their time between downtown Toronto, their custom-renovated condominium in Waterloo, and their northern Ontario property. Barry feels as comfortable in a tuxedo as in a pair of work boots. A self-described “generalist” with a broad range of interests. Barry and his wife are community minded people with an eclectic community involvement.

I start by helping clients define their needs & desires, set expectations, and identity challenges.

— Barry Thur —

Contact

info@thurinc.com

416-460-1086

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Anticipating our clients needs while exceeding their expectations.

— Barry Thur —
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