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Alair Homes Forest Hill Toronto Team Living Better Starts Here™

Alair Homes serves the great communities in Toronto by providing high-quality modern renovations, and custom built homes. We take pride in all of our clients’ projects, from multi-million dollar estates to starter homes. We put the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service into every home we build and renovate.

Awards + Recognitions


Houzz Awards

Best of Houzz Design

Best of Houzz Design – 2019

We were selected for these awards based on our excellent project designs. View them in our Gallery!



2018 CotY™ Contractor of The year General Contractor

We are so proud of our accomplishment to be among an elite group of remodeling contractors to win the 2018 Contractor of the Year award.

Houzz Awards

Best of Houzz Service

Best of Houzz Service – 2014 & 2016
We were selected for this award based on our high level of client satisfaction on Houzz. Read our Reviews!


Feature Article

Green Building + Architecture Magazine No Shortcuts

We welcome you to read the article.


Feature Article

Modern Home Builder Magazine True Transparency

We welcome you to read the article.


Feature Article

Style At Home Magazine Break the Rules!

We welcome you to read the article.

Meet Team Alair

Forest Hill Toronto

Andrew Black


Andrew discovered his passion for building at the tender age of six, working for his father in his commercial painting business.  Andrew grew up learning the values of hard work, transparent operations, and exceeding client expectations.  After graduating from University of Western Sydney with a degree in business, he put his learnings into practice by opening Black General Contracting in 2002 and began building and remodeling homes for Toronto’s most discerning clients.  Andrew spent the next thirteen years perfecting his practice, and appearing as an expert on programs like the Marilyn Dennis Show, The Property Brothers, and City Line, before joining the Alair family in late 2015. Andrew’s other great passion is his family of five, and grooming the next generation of Alairians.


Daniel Evans

Lead Carpenter

Daniel started working with his hands when he was just 16 years old, building skateboard ramps for his friends.  As his skill improved so did his passion for building and he has spent his career in construction ever since.  Prior to joining Black General Contracting even before it became Alair Homes Forest Hill, Daniel worked for Ross Claire Contracting.  When he’s not framing or putting the finishing touches on Alair’s residential and commercial projects, he enjoys playing football with his kids, and long walks on the beach with his wife.

Shane Kelly

Lead Carpenter

Shane (Oisin) began his career as a coppersmith apprentice, working on some of the most historical buildings in Ireland. He went on to set up his own company in general contracting where he honed his carpentry, drywalling, and other constructions skills. He came to Canada 5 years ago where he has continued to advance his skills and work with great people. He now calls Canada home. Oisin’s passions lie in the outdoors; kayaking, fishing, camping, mountain biking, and living life to its fullest!

John Lane

Senior Project Manager

John Lane grew up in a small town, where his father was a contractor who built custom homes and cottages. John joined his father’s business at 15 years old and has worked in construction ever since. After more than a decade in the industry John opened his own steel fabrication company and ran that for nearly 20 years before joining Alair, where he has worked as a Senior Project Manager for more than two years, building homes for some really great people who become like friends. He has come to be known as Uncle John by our clients and their children.

Justin Letofsky

Senior Project Manager

Justin has been building houses for more than 10 years.  He has personally completed more than 50 projects ranging from a modern bespoke bathroom to a brand new custom ICF build and most everything in between.  He loves the tangible results that happen every day in construction and enjoys working in an industry that plays to his strengths and passions.

Evelynn Ratcliffe

General Manager/Partner

Evelynn graduated from York University with a Bachelor in Arts, and a passion for business, marketing, and management.  She has held increasingly senior management roles in telecom, professional services, and real estate development organizations.  She is a multi-award winning marketing and management professional with awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the International Property Awards, and is one of the country’s first twenty Chartered Marketers.  Her more notable projects include the conversion of the historic Tannery District in Kitchener, and the early phases of development of Downtown Markham.  After nearly two decades in strategic roles, she finds the tangible rewards of building feeds her soul in a way strategic plans never could, plus, she and her two young daughters, think it’s perfectly ok to pair steel toe boots with a dress.


Francis Scherer

Senior Project Manager

Francis has a deep love and appreciation for construction. Growing up on jobs sites it was no surprise that his passion turned into a prosperous career. Francis has a breadth of education specializing in construction engineering and communication. It is this unique and valuable combination that allows him to execute even the most complex projects with precision while creating a positively memorable experience for Alair’s clients and trade partners. Take a few minutes to chat with him on any site and you will quickly understand that he lives to build!

Jane Marriott

Project Manager

I build because I love seeing the inside of people’s houses transform around their lives. I love giving a client their dream come true, and their forever home. I started small, with a drywall business, and grew into some amazing experiences with Toronto’s finest design and construction teams.

Alair Homes Toronto In The Community

Below are some recent articles about Alair in the Toronto community. To read all blog posts, click here.

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