3 Stones Custom Homes
3 Stones Custom Homes provides high quality start-to-finish design, budget development, and construction services on residential
projects of every scale. At all times we have our clients' best interests at heart - with integrity and transparency as our core values.
Who we are
3 Stones Custom Homes was co-founded in 2010 by Chris Lawrence, licensed carpenter/contractor, and Bill Crilly, P. Eng. (structural).
Chris draws upon his more than 25 years of construction experience to effectively manage project delivery.
Bill has held a professional engineering license for the past 25 years and is responsible for structural design and coordinating project administration.
Together, with their team of accomplished tradespeople, they bring a unique combination of skills and knowledge to every renovation project.
"I once heard that you can only have two of three expectations met from a renovation, under budget, on-time, and well done. 3 Stones managed to deliver all three!!!"
"I would recommend 3 Stones without hesitation. Bill and Chris possess a truly remarkable combination of craft...problem-solving abilities, and most importantly, dedication."
"3 Stones Custom Homes are everything excellent contractors should be : honest, responsible and reliable. We feel they are singlehandedly restoring the reputation of contractors."
Harry Stroud and Cheryl Francis
"On time, on budget and to high quality standards - what more could you ask for? By far the best reno company we've hired in over twenty years - wholeheartedly recommend them."
"Chris and Bill are an absolute pleasure to work with! They are highly skilled with many years of experience, extremely organized, and truly care about their clients and doing a good job."
"If there was anyone you need by your side to get the problem fixed and give you the results you need, it’s 3 Stones. Chris and Bill gave us our dream home and in the deadline they promised."
Tanya and John Aird
"We were delighted with the entire renovation process with 3 Stones Custom Homes. This was our first major renovation, and Bill and Chris took the time to explain (in great detail) the entire process & anticipated costs."
"Overall, it was a real pleasure working with Chris and Bill. They brought a great depth of knowledge and imaginative solutions to their work with us. We can't recommend them highly enough."
Bret Dawson and Kate Stewart
We have extensively renovated over 50 homes in downtown Toronto on behalf of our clients or as recreate/resell investments for 3 Stones. The following is a small sample of our work.
3 Stones provided a top to bottom renovation across 4 levels for a young family wanting to create a more open, livable space. 3 Stones provided structural design, and project development consultation, and all construction services in close coordination with the homeowners interior designer to breathe new life into this century home. The project included lowering the basement for a new family room, 4 beds, 5 baths, a 3rd floor master retreat with his/hers walk-ins and a roof top deck.
3 Stones worked with the homeowners and their designer to develop permit drawings and a streamlined budget for their extensive main floor renovation. The project included a refresh of the front living room and dining room, a complete renovation of the kitchen, pantry, sunken family room. Extra space was created by converting a portion of the existing adjoining garage into a new mudroom entry way and three-piece bathroom.
Little Italy - Euclid 2
3 Stones purchased this home as a dilapidated rental property and fully transformed it into a stunning 6 bedroom, 4 bath single family dwelling, that included a 2 bedroom basement suite. The design focused on opening the floor plan to greatly enhance natural light, flow, and function over all 4 levels. The project was featured in the Globe & Mail’s home of the week
3 Stones worked closely with the homeowners to develop a design for their vision of a complete refresh of their grand Edwardian semi. The project included new skylights/windows, hardwood and tile flooring, trim and doors, 2nd floor bathroom and 3rd floor master bath with updated HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems over 3 levels.
Little Italy - Euclid 1
3 Stones converted this tired rental property into a gleaming, residential showpiece in just under 7 months. The renovations included an open concept main floor, 3 large beds and 2 baths on the 2nd and a 3rd floor expansion for a master retreat complete with his/hers walk-ins, 4 piece master bath, and an elevated deck. The basement featured a nanny suite with full kitchen and laundry. The project was featured in the Globe & Mail’s home of the week.
How we work
3 Stones Custom Homes is a design-build construction and general contracting company operating in downtown Toronto. We provide start-to-finish design and construction services on every size of project. Our company has purchased, renovated, and sold many homes in downtown Toronto therefore, we understand the importance of a renovation dollar when adding value to your home. By focusing on the 3 'corner stones' of project execution: quality, cost, and schedule we consistently deliver to our client's exacting expectations.
What makes 3 Stones successful is our attention to detail and our demonstration of care in everything we do. Our services include: project consultation, scope/budget development, architectural and interior design, building permit applications, and highly skilled trades.
One of the offerings that sets 3 Stones apart from other builders is our 'open-book project delivery' service. By providing a comprehensive open-book project delivery, our clients have full visibility on budget development and actual cost tracking throughout their project enabling informed decision making to customize their final design decisions. We conduct bi-weekly site progress meetings, deliver weekly progress reports and bi-weekly budget vs. actuals cost updates to provide full visibility.
To understand your renovation goals and set priorities we offer complimentary renovation consultations to guide project development plans. Our scope and design recommendations are based on decades of experience to help maximize the inclusion of your project wants within your target budget.
We work with you to define and refine your project through design and scope development discussions supported by a fully transparent budgeting process. Certainties on project delivery are provided through a comprehensive construction schedule, design/permit drawings, and detailed estimates.
Home renovations are a significant investment which is why we focus so much attention on delivering on our commitments. We work diligently with our trades, designers, and clients to achieve the agreed quality, budget, and schedule targets. We stand behind our work through our post construction support to ensure complete satisfaction.