Dan and Jean McIsaac
We started with our own unique plan for an
octagonal home, complete with unusual materials and accessories.
Brian's team made the magic happen, on budget and ahead of
schedule. The tradesmen were very professional and hard-working,
and carried out their phase of construction in an exemplary
manner. They were always polite, happy to explain anything I
needed explained, and reacted very well to requests for changes,
ensuring they understood the scope and I understood the impact
of what I was asking for. Any issues encountered, during and
after the build, have been handled very quickly and, once again,
professionally. Brian backs up his commitment to satisfaction in
spades, and does it all with warmth, humour, wit, and style!
As for being the owner of an ICF home - WOW! Our home
is warm, quiet, and feels like a safe harbour no matter what the
weather is doing outside. Our energy costs have dropped
substantially, and we are totally confident in the strength and
durability of our new home.
In all, after seeing so many horror stories on
TV and online, our experience with Parsons ICF has been
stress-free and totally satisfying.
When I decided I wanted to build a home for
myself and my daughter I was concerned it would be an
overwhelming process. I knew I needed my house to be functional
and practical, but most of all cozy and comfortable. I really
didn’t know where to start or what I would need to do to build a
house, but one phone call to Brian at Parsons ICF Construction,
who came by that day to meet with me; I knew it was all very
realistic! They took care of everything, and less than 15 weeks
later I moved into my beautiful house - it was a very simple and
We hired Brian Parsons of Parsons ICF
Construction as a project manager to build our home in Justin
Drive, Bridgewater; which turned out to be one of the best
decisions we could have made. His work was very professional and
he guided us through our project with ease. He hired only the
best craftsmen in the area and made sure we paid reasonable
prices for their work, saving thousands of dollars on our
Parsons' own crew, which did most of the
structural and finish work, were great guys and easy to deal
If you are looking for a worry-free building process Mr. Parsons
is the guy to go to.
We are very proud of the excellent result we
achieved together and can absolutely recommend Parsons ICF
Construction for your project.
In the summer of 2008, my wife and I were
curious as to what was being developed on a parcel of land which
is now known as Jordin’s Way. That curiosity turned into a
conversation with Brian Parsons, which then turned into a new
We paid close attention as Parson’s Construction built two homes
in that neighbourhood. We talked to and asked questions to all
the sub-trades and they all had positive things to say about
Brian’s company. The construction processes seemed to go
smoothly and in a timely manner.
Our experience from start to finish was very much positive: The
planning, the design and the finished product. Any issues that
arose, no matter how small, were discussed with us and were
handled professionally and to our satisfaction.
Parsons ICF Construction built us an ICF home, their first. It
is a very quiet home and this will be our second winter living
here. We are looking forward to another winter in a warm house
with reduced energy costs.
If we were to build another home, we would not hesitate pursuing
Parsons ICF Construction again.
Charles and Sandra Powers
Brian and his crew made our first building
experience easier than we expected. He was able to coordinate
all the necessary trades to complete our project in a timely
manner, while giving us all the flexibility that we needed along
the way. He never hesitated to contact us if a quick decision
needed to be made and was always easy to reach if we had any
concerns. His crews’ experience with ICF construction was
obvious, while providing attention to detail with no shortcuts.
We found Brian to be extremely up front with us on all levels,
and would highly recommend him to anyone that was looking to
Mark and Heidi Williams
In July 2007 we met Brian Parsons of Parsons
ICF Construction, when he was building the house that we now
own. We were immediately impressed with Brian’s professionalism
and warmth and quickly knew that our search for a home had
Brian made the sometimes stressful experience of buying/building
a house a really great experience. He was thorough and always
kept us informed. He employed great trade’s people who did
quality work – and he stands behind that work.
We can honestly say that in all of our dealings with Brian, he
was a person of integrity who we trusted and felt comfortable
with. He has done follow-up with us since we purchased and moved
into our home and has endeavoured to ensure that we are
satisfied with the product that he provided.
We highly recommend Brian Parsons and/or Parsons ICF
Construction as a contractor, builder, and /or seller.
Chris and Shauna Haughns
When my husband Chris and I moved our family
to the South Shore, we ended up renting a house to live in. We
did not find anything right away that we wanted to buy and did
not feel comfortable in building without getting to know the
local contractors. Our family rented a house for 2 years before
we met Brian Parsons. We immediately knew that they would be
someone that we could and would do business with. So the plans
to build commenced. The build was exciting and painless, with
Brian right there to guide us through the process. Any glitches
that arose with the build were ironed out quickly and
efficiently. Brian and his employees have great professionalism
and they take great pride in providing a great finished product.
We love our beautiful home and would do the experience over in a
heartbeat. Thanks Brian and Parsons ICF Construction for a job
Brian Green and Marie White
Building a new home for the first time in our
lives was not complicated enough for us, so we decided to make
things even more exciting by doing it via email and phone calls
from 4500 kilometers away! We had always been interested in
building our home with ICF, but had abandoned that plan many
years back because there were no qualified builders at the time.
Last year, a chance discussion with a building
materials supplier brought our dream back alive when we became
aware of Parsons ICF Construction. In one short hectic weekend
in the spring of 2010, we met with Brian and his excavator at
our future build site. We flew home knowing that Brian and his
company were the highest on our list for who we wanted to work
with. After checking references and finding nobody with a bad
word to say, we took a big breath and decided to go ahead.
During the entire build, Brian kept us feeling
like we were really part of the action with a steady stream of
pictures. Our email and phone communications worked out better
than we had dreamed they could, and when we finally nervously
drove up to the nearly-completed house one evening in September,
we knew immediately that we had made the right choice.
Over the next few weeks, we got to know many
of the build crew, and were impressed by every one of them. If
every business could be run with the kind of honesty, integrity
and professionalism exhibited by Parsons ICF Construction and
the tradesmen selected for our build, there would be a lot less
fear about undertaking this kind of a project. We could not be
happier with our whole experience and our new ICF dream home.
Brian Parsons and his crew came into our
project midway through. We were having problems with the build
and we needed someone to give us a hand getting to the next
stage. Brian was always realistic yet optimistic with the
hurdles we would have to overcome. Brian was able to fit us into
his already busy schedule and provide us with a crew of guys to
handle what needed to be done. His crew was on-time, provided a
high quality of work, and were professional and friendly which
was important to us as we were living within the construction.
Brian was always available to take a phone call and answer any
questions or concerns we had throughout the process and on
several occasions went above and beyond our expectations in
order to make the building process as pleasant as it could be
under OUR circumstances. Even after Brian’s part of the project
was over, he was still available to offer advice and
suggestions. We would highly recommend Parson’s ICF to anyone
who is looking for a company that is professional and
Trav and Alex Wilson
We write this as a recommendation for Brian
Parsons' ICF Construction. We came into the process as (perhaps
typical) needy, nervous and picky first-time house builders. We
were designing the house ourselves, had a very specific budget,
and almost no experience or real knowledge of what it takes to
build a home. We did due diligence, met with several builders,
received a number of quotes, and in the end decided to go with
Brian and his company. We are glad that we did so.
Brian met with us and provided a patient approach and a
professional, guaranteed quote. Initially a little higher than
our budget, we were able to work with Brian to design our plans,
get what we really wanted, and meet our budget. We cannot say
what a difference this was from the seemingly endless horror
stories that you hear in home building. Far too often you hear
of homes coming in “way above budget” with hidden or unexpected
costs. Brian was as good as his word and what we agreed upon and
signed, was exactly what it cost.
Brian was flexible, approachable and genuinely interested in
solving any issues as they came up. The few hiccups that did pop
up were resolved quickly and it was easy to get in touch with
Brian to ask questions as we went along. After our first year,
the couple of small issues (a small leak in high winds and a few
pieces of siding that fell off) were resolved by Brian’s team
with just an email.
One of our parents is considering building a new home. We
immediately recommended Parson’s ICF Construction. After 3
years in our home, that really says it all.
Italy Cross, Middlewood and District Fire
Letter from Ronnie Whynot, Fire Chief, Italy
Cross, Middlewood and District Fire Department
"On behalf of the Italy Cross, Middlewood and District Fire
Department, I would like to thank you for the diligent work that
you did to get our new hall up and roof tight.
"As you know we have been working towards a new hall for a long
time and to finally see the progress you made is overwhelming.
We know that you went out of your way, in some areas, to give us
a little more help than a contractor normally would. Many
community members and many people outside of our community have
commented on what a lovely job you did.
"From your work it is evident to see that Parsons ICF
Construction takes great pride in their work, which is a credit
to the tradesmen that you have."
Judith Orr and Dan Thimot
In late 2012 we wanted to build an energy
efficient home that suited the surroundings - on our farm
overlooking a barnyard and vineyard. We worked with an architect
and the resulting one level solar plan had 90, 60, and 30 degree
angles. We liked the idea of ICF for being built solidly, the
energy and sound insulation, and for the lovely deep window
We researched contractors and from the first meeting with Frank
we were impressed with Parsons ICF Construction. We were able to
work with Brian and Frank to do as much hands on as we felt
comfortable with, and left the rest up to them! The whole
process was as smooth as possible. The work crew was easy to
work and communicate with, did some nice custom touches to our
home, and put up with us being constantly around.
Our new home is warm, bright and sunny; and with fantastic
views. There is nothing glaring we would have changed! We would
(and have) recommend Parsons ICF Construction as a contractor
We contacted Brian and his team of contractors
to build our home. We were impressed with the timely and
professional manner in which they dealt with us. The package
that was brought to the table was quick and everything went
smoothly. If there was any change that had to be made I was
called and informed promptly. I would recommend Brian and his
team of carpenters to build anything from a shed to a mansion.