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Mike Villemarie

"John, thanks for all the great work your crew did. The cottage looks beautiful and my family loves it. Hope to ask you back for more improvements. Please thank your staff for an excellent job!"

Cathy McLeod

"Thanks for the wonderful job you and the guys did.  You have got a good crew there!  Nice and neat too!  All the holes have been filled and no more critters or bugs!  Good job on the siding fixes, caulking, rebuilding the front corner too!  Basement wall looks great too!  We are very happy that we called you and your crew in!"  

Ron and Mavis Elstone

"My wife and I have owned a cottage on Salmon Trout Lake for over forty years. When the cottage was built, it was supported on concrete blocks resting on concrete pads. During the years, we struggled to keep the building level because the supports were moved by the frost. In 2009, we contacted John Parlette concerning the problem, and, after examining the site, suggested digging down to hard pan, and installing some new beams and concrete posts. The cottage survived the first winter with minimal movement and we were very satisfied with the way the work area looked after the project was completed. We have observed some other projects by John and his crew in this area, decks, additions etc., and we do not hesitate to recommend him."

Sula and Elizabeth Rocha

"We had been looking for a contractor to renovate the cottage for a while. Many came out and gave us quotes for the work we wanted done. John was recommended to us by a friend on the lake. John came and not only quoted us for what we wanted but also told us what we should do, that would save us money in the long run. John has worked tirelessly with us to make our project work both stylistically and economically. He is always available when needed and goes and has gone out of his way to accommodate our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend John. As I will continue to use him for any of our future renovation needs." 

Sharon White


"On behalf of one of my clients in real estate, who own property on Papineau Lake, I had the privilege of observing workmanship of the AJ Parlette, located in Bancroft. They submitted a quote with an associated timeline, completed the job within the timeline and kept the property in safe and ready condition during the construction. As a realtor representing the property, they kept me informed regarding progress as well as the owner. With owner is offsite, it was of great benefit to have the contractors' full cooperation. The project was finished on time and the property was left in excellent condition, ready to show and sell. I would not hesitate to recommend this company in the future."

Ann & Bob Eby

Salmon Trout Lake

"John Parlette has done a number of projects for us including a new roof, bathroom and deck.  He does quality work at a fair price and delivers the project on time as promised.  We found him to be very knowledgeable, with creative solutions to some tough problems. We will be using him on our next project and would recommend him to anyone."

Sal Bevan


“I have been a client of John's for the past 5 years. During this time he has done a number of projects for us at our cottage from big to small. He has always been reliable, fair and delivered a high quality result – quite simply, I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else”.

Heather Brough

Program Coordinator, Hospice North Hastings

"During the past few years, Hospice North Hastings has used the services of AJ Parlette, General Contractor a number of times for both large and small renovations and repairs.  We were delighted with the renovations to our new building that houses All Occasion Event Rentals and are pleased when the work always comes in on budget. John always responds immediately to our call for repairs. The quality of the workmanship along with John's insight into building and repair need has been wonderful.
It has been a pleasure to work with John and his entire team and we will continue to do so."

Ron & Kathy Lee

Residence, constructed in early Fall of 2002 to Spring of 2003

"John Parlette was involved with the entire project from start to finish including the final design of the structure.   He pointed out potential problems from a rough drawing we created prior to architectural drawings being completed.  A cathedral ceiling and corner whirlpool bath were added on as a suggestion from John.   The house is two stories, 2560 sq. ft. with two tempered glass decks to allow for the lake view. It was completed in 2003 well ahead of schedule and prior to the permits expiring.   We love our home and property and are very happy with the construction John and his crew provided.   This home was built to last a lifetime and includes an extra wide staircase to allow for a chair lift if need be in later years.  Thanks again John."

Karen and Murray Jones

“I have been a client of John's for the past 5 years. During this time he has done a number of projects for us at our cottage from big to small. He has always been reliable, fair and delivered a high-quality result – quite simply, I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else”.

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