Episodes

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The Georgian

Jim Caruk, owner and operator of The Caruk Group builds a 5,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion,   designed to the nines!  From the demolition of an old bungalow in this upper class neighbourhood right to the very end of this...

The Victorian

Jim takes on a ‘Buddy Build’ (a build for a friend) and no one is happy about it.  A century old house in a resort town intended to be a live/work space presents one challenge after another; Jim faces everything from knob and tube...

The Fire Rebuild

The Caruk Group has been hired to gut and rebuild an entire home after a heartbreaking fire. Clients Christine and Vito have a limited budget from the insurance settlement and very specific ideas on how they want their home to not only be rebuilt but...

Uptown Chic

As a contractor, Jim works with a lot of designers. Designer Jo Matovich has worked with Jim before and they know what to expect from each other. With only three short months to renovate a kitchen, family room and powder room in a posh...

The Bunker

Jim has built just about everything but this one is unique – a bunker that is 20 feet UNDERGROUND.  It’s to house a golf simulator and a kids’ playroom all topped off with an elaborate outdoor living space that includes an...

Porch and Garden

The Caruk Group’s newest member of the team, Richard, goes rogue and – without Jim’s knowledge - brings on an unfinished and problematic outdoor project. This Charleston style, two-story porch and landscaped garden present every...

The New England

Jim knows a contractor should never take on a job for family, but Jeff Caruk, Jim’s nephew and business partner, and Jeff’s wife and kids need more room, so Jim is on the spot.  But with Jeff in the driver’s seat the project...

Heritage House

Jeff asks Jim to take on a half finished project; the home owners are in desperate need with no kitchen, a roughed-in fireplace and unfinished walls and floors.  While the project is not huge, the problems are, as Jim struggles to find the right...

The Log Home

No electrical, no plumbing, no driveway - all part of building a home in a remote location.  But this is also a Log Home and if one log is out of place; nothing will fit!  The home owner is on site every day providing meals but the team is...

The Basement

Jim is called in to finish the basement of a home that he built 5 years ago. Given free rein by the home owner, a wine cellar, a media room and a gym are all going to be fun for Jim to design and build. Jim is spending a lot of time on this project...

Master Bed and Bath

Return clients are a big compliment for Jim.  This time the clients want the master bedroom suite of their dreams, going all out with leading edge design, complicated fixtures and walls build from glass…but ‘out of the box’...

The Coach House

A coach house that once housed a horse carriage is ‘grandfathered’ by city by-law.  The home owners have called Jim in to bring the coach house into the 21st century, providing a loft-like living space, a modern garage and landscaped...

The Plantation Estate

This is a BIG project, made bigger because the home owners change their minds at least once a week!!! Jim adds 2000 square feet to this plantation style home. The family is living with their boys in a carriage house on the property and things are...

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