Rocco did our design for removing couple of load bearing wall to make our house more open concept. His service has been great from doing the design to getting the permission. He replied to emails and worked out with city even though he was in Italy. Definitely recommend him.
It is very challenging to find a professional or company that is both extremely effective and efficient. Rocco embodies both qualities in such a graceful way. He was very effective in working with us to explain potential solutions to making our home open concept and also extremely efficient in helping us get a permit application in less than a week despite his travels at the time. He is extremely committed to providing excellent work for his clients and it has been such a pleasure working with him and his company.
Hi, when we decided to renovate our kitchen few months ago we quickly realized the scope of work was going beyond merely changing cabinetry and that we needed an architect to move forward. We found Architalcan Design on Homestar and asked Rocco for his help to make engineering drawings and City permit. This process was quickly executed, in few days we had drawings made and received our City Permit 2 weeks later. Rocco is very organized, resourceful and always available to answer questions. We appreciated his attention to details and his advice during the design phase of our project. We would recommend Rocco to anyone who needs an architect
Rocco has been a pleasure to work with. We hired Rocco to do the drawings for our interior alternation as well as applying for the required permit with the city. Rocco was able to provide the drawings within days and when city asked for clarification Rocco was able to provide an update within the same day. I am very impressed with his level of service excellence, will recommend Rocco’s service to my friends.
Rocco and his team was amazing.
He responded quickly to my HomeStars request, and was on site the very next day taking measurements. He created submitted the designs and engineer drawings to the city of Toronto on my behalf.
He even took time out of his vacation to ensure I received the permits to start renovations. Thanks again!
First time working with Rocco for plans and permits and he is very impressive, fast and excellent work. I’m glad to find this company.
I would recommend Rocco to friends and family.
I first read about the aforementioned company on this website, my only reaction is that he sounded too good to be true. When you hire Rocco, you get about 4 well fitting hats in one. A very honourable and ethical gentlemen, a real expert on building permits and regulations who is proactive and sees the job through from start to finish, a man with substantial contracting experience, and a crafstman who has a great sense of aesthetics. And a businessman who is totally responsive and works at the speed of light and anticipates the problems before you do. Prior to hiring Rocco, we were using an architect with a masters degree from Stanford. The Stanford architects drawings after months of prodding him looked like a Kenners easy bake oven which took months to do. Both his work and his excellent character leave nothing to be desired. You never have to prod him. I wish I had some friends like him. I can only speak well of him. He makes a complicated process seamless with a lot of grace and charm. I would not hesitate to hire him again. He just loves his work, that comes through loud and clear. Perhaps he is a descendant of Michael Angelo, it would not surprise me. If everyone in business had his fundamental respect for his clients needs, the court system wouldn’t be clogged up.
We found Rocco on Homestars and contacted him based on the excellent reviews we read. He was able to meet with the same day we called, and we liked him right away. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, always reachable, and took the time to follow up and keep us informed. Our project included making our main floor open concept by removing all the interior walls and putting in a support beam with no posts. Rocco got us drawings and permits for our project within 3 weeks and the final price was as quoted… we would definitely recommend him.
Rocco did the drawings and obtained the permit for the removal of a load bearing wall and the installation of a beam spanning 27′. He worked diligently to ensure that the plans were submitted to the city departments and were approved very quickly and easily. Rocco was easy to get in contact with. He is knowledgeable in both design and construction. Luckily Rocco was there when a contractor was giving us a quote. It was apparent that the contractor did not know how to install the beam and we were able to get Rocco’s contact to do the work, which turned out to be excellent! We are so glad that we decided on Rocco for the job
Rocco designed the job, got us all the permits, and provided us with great contractors to do the work. Without any hesitation would, and will, we recommend Rocco to anyone in need of an architect.
Drawing and Permits for Loadbearing wall removal and Patio door widening Rocco made the drawings and got the permits for Loadbearing wall removal and Patio door widening and kitchen plumbing. Start to finish in under two weeks including the structural engineer calcs. Electronic file now used for HVAC.
Porch drawings We needed last-minute drawings and a permit for the replacement of our sinking porch. Rocco arrived within hours of my phone call, and supplied full drawings and the permit by the weekend, battling the worst downtown traffic we’ve seen in ages.
Rocco’s attention to detail is remarkable. He gave extensive design suggestions to prevent the problem in the future, incorporating all of our particular requirements and accounting for many of the project’s unknowns.
10 Projects In 3 years I been renovating homes for ten years, work with lots of Architects in the past. Now I been with Rocco for 3 years, And the only reason I use him is because of his good looks, LOL
All jokes aside, he is caring person and always on time, that all you need.
A good Architect has to care about there customers, if not it will cost you more money, trust me, I know !!!!!
Interior alterations I am a real estate professional that manages several properties in downtown Toronto. Last week I needed to get plans and a permit for some interior alterations ASAP.
I usually work with an architect, but he was busy this time. I emailed Rocco at around 8:00pm, thinking that he was going to get back to me relatively soon (I’d already read his reviews on homestars), but he called me half an hour later!! I never had anybody called me so fast! Rocco did the drawings and got the permit in less than 48hours. I wasn’t the only one who was impressed, but my clients were too.
Rocco, thank you very much for your work. You are very professional, knowledgeable and you delivered what you said you were.
I am looking forward to working with you in the near future again.
building a garage attached to house Needed someone to create the drawings and do the leg work to obtain the permit I needed for the job. Rocco was eceptional, very proffesional and freindly. He got the job done and I was very satisfied! Thank You.
Drawings and permit for a porch We hired Rocco to provide drawings for a front porch. Rocco also obtained the permits for us too. Everything went smoothly and Rocco always kept updated through the process. I will use him again for other projects we have planned.
Kitchen Wall Removal We enlisted Rocco to assist with getting a permit with the City of Mississauga for removing a load bearing wall in our kitchen. Rocco was prompt, knowledgable and very efficient – he was able to assemble drawings and get the permit from the city in under three weeks, which was two weeks sooner than the minimum that our contractor said it would take. Rocco was also able to offer advice about design consideration and spacial orientation. The price and times were exactly as he originally promised. We would definately consider Rocco for our next project.
2-storey deck permit/CoA We foolishly began a 2-storey 2-attached house double deck without permits. Neighbor squealed, inspector nabbed us, we were dead ducks. Rocco came to the rescue and untangled the mess we had created for ourselves, with surprisingly little pain, even though it had to go to the Committee of Adjustment for approval. Rocco took care of everything, appeared at the CoA for us, and by the time we got back from an extended vacation, the permit had been obtained. His price was reasonable, his contacts impeccable and his demeanour approachable. He answers calls quickly and is flexible. I highly recommend Rocco for his architechtural drawing and permit obtaining services!
permit drawings We’ve recently purchased a home in etobicoke. We needed assistance with structual changes to the house . Rocco has a vast knowledge regarding the building process,starting with his expertise in architectural drawings. i searched around for the perfect architectual candidate for our reqirements,and rocco fit the bill. He is very quick and efficient when getting all of the building permits. He listined to our needs and came up with the perfect plan. we will definitely use architalcan services again. We appreciate the proffesionality displayed,but the best of all he delivered. thanks rocco chris and sandi