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I had been contemplating a minor bathroom reno and didn't know who or how to go about finding someone, let alone someone reputable. I was talking about it with friends and one of my friends recommended Shawn. I trust my friend and that gave me the first piece of comfort to go ahead and have a conversation. From our initial meeting to the finish of my renos, I was thoroughly impressed.  Shawn kept me informed throughout the process as well as sent me pictures as I was out of town. I definitely know why Shawn named his business "The Details" because he truly takes the time to ensure he's done an incredible job. After the job was completed and a few months went by Shawn took the time to contact me to double check I was still satisfied. I appreciated his honestly, attention to detail and his follow up. I am excited about our next project…whenever that will be! But I know it will be sometime soon and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to spruce up their home.

Heather A, Toronto

Although we didn't end up working with Shawn on our project, he was on time for our meeting, knowledgeable and professional. I would not hesitate to contact him for future projects. 

Jillian I, Toronto

We had our bathroom renovated as well as several other odd jobs around the house this past fall. Shawn was extremely professional, giving us a very accurate and thorough quote. The price for this unusual project was very reasonable. Shawn worked very hard and consistently, coming in every day and working to get the entire job done in very good time. He was also so respectful of our home, leaving the work site super clean after every day’s work. We are very pleased with our new beautiful bathroom. Shawn’s attention to detail was second to none. I would highly recommend The Details Home Renovations to anyone looking for a professional and reliable contractor.

Sally G and Peter F, Toronto

We booked Shawn to do a small job in our home and are so pleased with the results. He took care of everything in a timely manner and on budget. We would recommend The Details Home Renovations Inc. to anyone needing help with their home.

Tiffany and Jason K, Toronto

We had Shawn do work to repair and replace some floor and wall sections that had water damage. He was fast, very thorough and the work was flawless, like there had never been a leak! He was also able to save us money by reusing salvageable floor materials. His work was done in a timely professional manner, with no surprises, and cleaned up well after he completed the work. I would fully recommend Shawn for any renovation work you might need.

Ellen R, Toronto

Shawn worked at our home in June 2018 to replace our front stairs, do some repairs on our back deck and porch, and also help with a few touch-ups that we needed in our bedroom. His craftsmanship was excellent on all of the woodwork, and he really had a great eye for small aesthetic details as he worked through -- the end result looked really great. We also really appreciated how clearly Shawn communicated throughout the process, always felt like we had great line of sight on progress and next steps. In the end we were super happy with the result and definitely would recommend Shawn's services. Thanks, Shawn!

Dylan V, Toronto

Shawn really means it when he says "it's all in the details". From the very beginning he had complete respect for our home. And even when the costs of the repair increased from the original estimate (because of unforeseen damage that was concealed until walls were removed) he worked with us to make it affordable and we were still able to get the bathroom we wanted, and we are THRILLED with his workmanship! Thanks again Shawn... I think we have finally found our "forever contractor"... with gratitude...


Shelley and Scott M, Toronto

I had to install some vents in my furnace room to meet specifications from Enbridge. The direction provided by Enbridge was vague, so Shawn spent a lot of time helping to first figure out the solution, then getting the work done according to code. 

Shawn was very professional, responsive, detailed and affordable. Would highly recommend him!

Annie O, Toronto

Shawn is very thorough, detailed and well organized. He executed the job on time and did a fantastic job with all of my home repairs. I will definitely be hiring him again in the future.

Corey M, Toronto

Shawn has done a variety of projects around my home, varying in the size of scope and skills required. He has never disappointed! Always an excellent communicator, he will work with you to create your desired end result. I highly recommend his good work!

Trish B, Toronto

Shawn was a true professional and a joy to do business with. He kept us posted throughout the process with open communication and a can-do attitude. We saw his expertise and ingenuity on display from the smallest of fixes to bigger repairs to full on builds - every job was done right. Consider him highly recommended.

Mark F, Toronto

I highly recommend Shawn. He hung my TV for me and made it look great. He was courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. I will be using him for any future projects I need done!

Kaytee M, Toronto

We appreciated your diligent work and integrity, and will be in touch with any future projects.

Eric O, Toronto

Shawn recently did some work on my nasty cold cellar. Some water had leaked in over time and as a result the paint was badly peeling and mould was beginning to form. He came in and scraped down all the paint, filled all areas where there could be water penetration and sealed the walls and floor. As a result, I have a wonderful new cold cellar that is bright, clean and organized. I am very pleased.

Shawn was very professional. He answered my call promptly, came by to have a look and set up a time to do the job. He always arrived exactly when he said he would. He left the work site very tidy each night. When the job was finished he gave me a detailed bill. 

I highly recommend Shawn and I will definitely call him next time I need a job done. I have finally found the ultimate contractor!

Lynn H, Toronto

Shawn was the first person we thought of to take care of some repair work at our home. He was more than willing to help, and scheduled time to come and assess the work, and then complete it, almost immediately. He was flexible and reliable - coming when he said he would and clearly communicating any challenges/issues along the way. He brought solutions to the table and was conscientious about completing our projects properly and thoroughly (and on a deadline as we had a new baby on the way!) Thank you, Shawn!

Liz O, Toronto

Shawn performed a variety of jobs on a punch list as I was getting my house ready to sell. He did such a great job - replacing flooring, painting, fixing trim, regrouting tile, etc. Shawn is honest, professional and detail oriented. His standards are higher than mine!! Plus his bill was fair and transparent. High recommend!

Katharine A, Toronto

I found Shawn's name through the Leaside Community Facebook site when someone was looking for a painter. He posted a response and I took that opportunity to contact him before someone else scooped him up. He was very responsive and made the trip to my mother's house that needed a main floor paint job and wallpaper removal and some other handyman type of work. He provided a detailed quote which was very reasonable and I never looked back. 

We didn't have to wait long and he arrived when he said and let us know if/when he needed to wait a day to return. He leaves the work space exceptionally neat and tidy, unlike anything I've ever seen. His meticulous detailed work is unrivalled. My mother called me to let me know he took the hooks off the wall, put them in individual baggies and labeled each one so they wouldn't get mixed up. That's the type of work you can expect from Shawn.


Stripping wallpaper off a wall after 30+ plus years is no easy feat but Shawn did a fantastic job and the walls were perfect when he painted. I've never seen a painter that does such precision work before. He also repaired the kitchen cupboard when he noticed it was falling down.


Aside from painting, Shawn was able to repair the space where a closet was removed. He excels at this type of work. We are hiring him to build a front hall storage bench as well. I would highly recommend Shawn. Snap him up folks because talent like this is hard to come by.

Liz G, Toronto

I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the work you did for me. Great job Shawn, thank you.

Barbara F, Toronto

There are some things that I know I shouldn’t attempt. I don’t have the skills, the attention to detail, or the finesse that is needed. Luckily, I know Shawn.

We asked him if he could sand and refinish an arbor on our back deck. He could, and quoted a reasonable price, and a great timeline - which he met, even when Mother Nature intervened against us. But what struck me the most about our experience was the little things. Every evening the work area was left pristine, he gave us regular updates on the progress and did a job so thorough it looked better than when the arbor was first built.  

Having gone through a number of renovations I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of working with contractors. But our experience with The Details has unequivocally been the best.


Craig H, Toronto

Your painting is exquisite!

Helen B, Toronto

I needed a few things done around the house that were beyond my knowledge (or more specifically my interest), so I was looking for someone to do them for me. I had some shelves that I wanted to put up and this was the thing I was most concerned about. Last summer I had bought some wood from a place that tore down old barns. I saw what ended up being a floor joist from the 1880s so I had them cut it in half so I could put them up as 2 separate shelves, however I was nervous about putting them up myself because they were slightly bowed and I didn't want to screw anything up. Shawn took his time to make sure that everything was measured properly and even though the shelf was slightly bowed, he knew I wanted it to at least appear straight and he did that. Outside of the actual work, he was there when he said he would be, he was very careful throughout the house (he even brought indoor shoes), he had carpet pads which he put at the foot of his ladder so as to not scratch my floors and he cleaned up after everything. If he has that attention to detail with the small jobs, I can only imagine he’ll be just as great with the big ones. I would highly recommend him.

Andrea G, Toronto

When a leaky roof caused damage to our upstairs ceiling paint and plaster, we knew Shawn was the first person to turn to help with the interior repair. He is meticulous and detail-oriented. We knew we would get a high quality result from his work.

We scheduled the job for while we were away for a week vacation and felt confident leaving the house in his capable hands as he is completely trustworthy.

Derek C, Toronto

Shawn McClenny has never handled a home renovation project for me. Ever.

So why would you care what I have to say about him?

Well because he worked as a copywriter at my advertising agency for almost ten years. The way he handled clients at my agency is a good indication of how he will handle clients in his own home renovation business.

He will listen. Sure he shared opinions based on his experience. But most importantly he made sure he understood what the client wanted. (Even if that changed through the course of the project.)

He will pay attention to detail. As a writer he obsessed over every word. He always proofed his own work. He usually proofed everyone else's. He is a craftsman.

He will get the job done. He never moved on to another project until the job was done. He never missed a deadline. Not once. He delivers what he promises.

There are lots of differences between advertsing and home renovation. But it is certainly refreshing to see someone who understands that they are both service businesses.

Give Shawn a project. Then you can write an even better reference than this one.

Brad R, Oakville

You have been meticulous, professional and considerate through this whole process; I will gladly recommend you to others.  

Jayashri D, Toronto

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