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Archive: Dec 2016

  1. Blue Mountain Conference Centre

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    Village Conference Centre – Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains


    Based upon the huge success of the Blue Mountain Inn (Lobby, Inn rooms, and Pottery restaurant) renovation and excellent working relationship between Blue Mountain Resort and GJ Custom Contracting, GJ was brought in once again to complete a very ambitious, large scale project for the resort.


    The Village Conference Centre is a world class conference space housing over 50,000 square feet of event, tradeshow, and meeting space.  The building features a 10,000 square foot kitchen that was custom built from beginning to end by GJ Custom Contracting. A unique feature of the building is known as The Courts, which is a massive event/tradeshow space that doubles as an indoor tennis facility.


    Beyond the custom kitchen, the scope of the project for GJ Custom Contracting included building, installing, and completing all the interior and exterior finishes of the building. GJ worked with engineers and architects employing GJ in-house trades and skilled crafters to complete the project.


    Working directly with Blue Mountain Resort for approvals, the year and a half large scale project was completed within the client’s timeline. The end result is an impressive, multi-functional building with design elements that tie it in beautifully with the Intrawest Village aesthetic.


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  2. Income Property – Wasaga Beach

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    Renovation of Wasaga Beach Vacation Home


    When the hit HGTV Canada show Income Property found a renovation project in Wasaga Beach to turn into the next income property for the homeowner, they immediately began their search for a general contractor. After careful consideration, Income Property approached GJ Custom Contracting and the project was theirs.


    HGTV and Income Property brought their own design to the Wasaga Beach vacation house, but needed an experienced contractor to execute the plans and work closely with their in-house designer.  The GJ team accepted the challenge, which involved an aggressive 6 week timeline, a strictly-defined budget, and the added pressure of working with multiple designers, producers, a TV host, and a TV show deadline!


    The project involved a gut of many elements of the home, some structural changes (wall removed) and many new design features. GJ executed the design plans to perfection while completing the project on time and under budget. The vacation house is now beautifully renovated and in rent-ready state for the high volume summer rental Wasaga Beach commands.


    Watch the episode: Showcased on the TV show in March of 2016



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  3. Mountain Home

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    Town of the Blue Mountains


    This custom-built, post and beam, 7500 square foot estate home is situated on 25 acres of land. The client had a specific layout and plans to build on this residential property. GJ Custom Contracting acted as the general contractor for the project completing each and every aspect of the custom build.


    The GJ team of talented trade people (electricians, plumbers, masons, and carpenters) worked closely with the homeowner to execute the homeowners design vision. Everything in this amazing home is custom. From the trim work, to the kitchen cabinetry, to the vanities in the bathrooms, to the staircase, railings, and catwalk, each element was carefully designed and meticulously created by the GJ Custom Contracting team.


    The GJ team installed wide plank hickory flooring throughout the entire space. The 28 foot vaulted ceilings in the great room showcase the custom, wood burning, stone fireplace that was constructed by the team. Additional design features include a live-in nanny loft (sits above the two car garage), family room with wood burning fireplace designed to bring the family together.


    This home is energy efficient with geothermal heating throughout and radiant heated floors, along with custom windows to not only let natural light flood the space, but also control the home’s temperature and avoid heat loss. These custom windows are as beautiful as they are practical providing wonderful views of the pine forest surroundings.


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  4. The Smoke II – Vaughan

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    After the tremendous success of the partnership between The Smoke in Collingwood and GJ Custom Contracting, it was no surprise when the owner and chef approached GJ to completely transform a blank slate of over 6000 square feet of commercial space into The Smoke II in Vaughan.


    What was literally a square building is now a fully functioning restaurant with indoor dining space for 174 guests. The GJ Custom Contracting team saw to the coordination and installation of a custom kitchen that boasts the longest cook top in Ontario – an engineering feat involving precision and careful planning.


    In addition to the huge dining area and impressive kitchen, the space includes staff areas, reception area, state-of-the-art restrooms, and plenty of storage.


    As with the previous project, the client wanted to put his personal stamp on the restaurant, so he was very involved in selecting design elements and colours. The GJ team worked closely with the client to ensure his vision for the Smoke II was realized.


    The scope of this project required close coordination with other sub-trades for specific construction and interior finishing elements. GJ Custom Contracting remained in constant contact with all sub-trades through to project completion.


    The Smoke II opened its doors to customers in July of 2016 to great acclaim. It continues to rival the neighbouring restaurants in Vaughan much like its sister restaurant in Collingwood.



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