Artful Carver Customer Comments

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Comments: 132
  • #132

    Stephanie (Thursday, 11 November 2021 10:53)

    I ordered a sign for a birthday gift and was so happy with the finished product! I was actually stunned at how absolutely beautiful it was! The quality of the work is outstanding and extremely professional. I will be ordering from here again for other gifts. The communication with John was easy and quick, and the sign came in on time and in perfect condition. Thank you so much!

  • #131

    Edward (Sunday, 07 November 2021 11:27)

    John made it exactly as we wanted. Most importantly he communicated with as about the design and progress frequently.

  • #130

    Alex Bell (Sunday, 17 October 2021 22:08)

    John is a masterful carver who created a stunning sign for my mom and stepdads wedding! Wow! Incredible craftsmanship and an incredible finished piece, one that the happy couple will cherish for their years together ahead. Thank you also goes to John for his prompt communication and flexibility to adapt our original mock-up with a revision. We made one modification that John artfully brought to life as a unique and personalized wedding gift. It was seamless communication from where I live in BC to his shop in ON, and he was able to accomodate expedited delivery within the GTA as an option to meet our hopeful event deadline. If you are looking for excellent craftsmanship and a personalized gift that the receiver will cherish forever, you can trust John to offer you exactly that!

    Thank you so much!

  • #129

    Paul Mac (Monday, 11 October 2021 20:47)

    Had a sign designed as a gift and received it ( rush order , thank you A.C.) The carving looks great, the gift was very well received and I look forward to seeing it on thier property. The entire system was great, from order to preview. I will be telling even more people about this company which was recomended by a friend. Word of mouth is always the best. Great Job....Thank you

  • #128

    Heather (Thursday, 07 October 2021 19:00)

    I just received my sign and it looks great! John did a fantastic job! It was an unusual as Iwas kind of teasing my sister about her smoking and how the garage had become her office because she isn't allowed to smoke in the home.
    John worked with me on the design was very patient.
    I am very happy with the end product and if I ever want another sign done I will definitely contact him! Very pleased and happy!

  • #127

    Dino & Donna (Wednesday, 01 September 2021 09:45)

    We contacted John to create a sign as a gift for our son and future daughter-in-law.
    John kindly worked with us and after reviewing a few ideas, he came up with a design
    that was exactly as we had envisioned. The final product is amazing!! Thank you so much John for your incredible craftsmanship!! We will definitely recommend Artful Carver to others.

  • #126

    Caroline (Tuesday, 31 August 2021 09:30)

    My husband and I Love our custom sign, amazing quality, will definitely use Artful Carver’s services in the future!!!!

  • #125

    Nicki (Thursday, 19 August 2021 18:12)

    I wanted to order a sign for our new lakeside chalet in Kelowna, BC. I am so happy that I stumbled onto John's website! I wasn't sure what design or size I wanted so I just asked John and he quickly put together a suggestion for the design and size and I loved it. The process was super easy and we just received it in the mail and my husband and I love it! This is a true piece of artwork, handmade with lots of attention to detail. Very special!

  • #124

    Stephanie (Thursday, 29 July 2021 07:55)

    The entire family is more than delighted with our new cottage sign. It fits in with our surroundings so nicely, and the carving of the duck is tasteful and unique. The workmanship is spectacular! Thank you, John.

  • #123

    Cheryl (Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:33)

    Resulting sign and everything about the transaction was smooth and wonderful! Thank you John!

  • #122

    Irene (Friday, 16 July 2021 10:49)

    Better than we expected, very happy with this purchase. Highly recommend this company! I will be recommending them to anyone, who needs a personalized sign of any kind.

  • #121

    Jane deRuiter (Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:15)

    After many hours searching for a local Canadian company to design our cottage sign I came across Artful Carver! The process was great and John was so accommodating with changes. The hardest part was choosing from all the wonderful options! Our sign arrived and it was beautiful!!
    Thank you so much, we will enjoy seeing our sign for many years to come!
    We will absolutely recommend you to our family & friends!

  • #120

    Roman A Pankiw (Thursday, 27 May 2021 06:40)

    We recently purchased a sign from John. The entire experience was very good from start (rapid response to our request) to seeing our beautiful sign yesterday. The sign exceeded our expectations and I would not hesitate to recommend John to our friends.
    Thank you John.

  • #119

    Crystal Robinson (Monday, 26 April 2021 12:28)

    We absolutely love our sign. It was so easy to order and getting the 3D mock up ensured that we were getting exactly what we wanted. It is going to be so nice to tell visitors to look for the "Robin's Nest" sign at the end of the driveway to help them find our cabin.
    10 star rating!!!!!

  • #118

    Allison Van Wagner (Tuesday, 02 February 2021 12:34)

    I received my cottage sign today. It is absolutely beautiful!!!! The craftmanship is outstanding. John is a delight to work with. He responds quickly and is very professional. I will recommend Artful Carver to everyone I know.

  • #117

    Jessica (Saturday, 16 January 2021 15:05)

    I ordered a sign for my Dads cottage as a surprise for Christmas. John was quick to respond to any questions and provided a detailed mock up. My Dad is thrilled with the sign and the quality is superb. Shipping was quick even though it was out of province! Would recommend artful carver to anyone. Thanks again John.

  • #116

    Andrea (Friday, 15 January 2021 16:34)

    I ordered a sign for our cottage and we love it. John was very quick to create a mock up and made adjustments as requested. It turned out even better than the picture. Will happily recommend to our neighbours once they see our sign!

  • #115

    Jessica (Monday, 04 January 2021 19:29)

    I ordered a sign for my parents as a Christmas gift and they absolutely love it! The final product was better then expected! Great overall quality. Received on time.
    Thank you! :)

  • #114

    Bill MacKenzie (Friday, 18 December 2020 11:20)

    John is a very gracious and talented professional. We ordered a cottage sign for members of our family, and it was perfect. He is easy to work with, and very responsive to any questions or requests. I won’t hesitate to recommend ArtfulCarver to family and friends in the future.

  • #113

    Jenine (Sunday, 13 December 2020 18:57)

    Our sign arrives the other day and oh my god it is so good. I’m very happy and was surprised with how great it turned out. Will definitely be recommending you guys to people who are looking for a sign. Again thank you so very much for making sign.

  • #112

    Lianne (Thursday, 26 November 2020 20:28)

    I just received my sign today and I absolutely LOVE it! The quality of the work is incredible! Very impressed!! Thank you!! It looks exactly like the sample that was sent to me.

  • #111

    Janet (Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:20)

    I am repeat customer because I loved the first sign I ordered. This one is just as nice if not nicer. John is easy to work with and helpful with designs. I love that he sends a mock up first so we see what the sign will look like. There are lots of sign shapes, designs and suggestions to choose from. Delivery was within a couple of weeks. I highly recommend this product

  • #110

    Sylvia & Shane (Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:25)

    Our custom sign was more than we could’ve imagined! It was so perfect and beautifully done. John is a master of his craft and would recommend his work to all our friends. Thanks so much! �

  • #109

    Joel (Monday, 28 September 2020 09:23)

    I Ordered the largest custom sign Jon had on his website and what a great choice it was. Amazing workmanship and attention to detail. Well worth the money for a custom sign. I get many compliments on this sign that is hung in our fish/hunt camp. Thanks John! Great final product, will be cherished for years to come.

  • #108

    Mike Raymond (Thursday, 24 September 2020 11:42)

    John, the sign I ordered for my daughter is beautiful, she loved it! She is so excited to have it installed at her new cottage on Pelee Island. Thank you so much for the excellent service. I highly recommend The Artful Carver!

  • #107

    Nicole (Tuesday, 22 September 2020 22:21)

    great communication! Got exactly what I requested earlier than expected. Cannot wait to gift this at Christmas! My folks will love it! Exactly what I was looking fo

  • #106

    Kevin Beatty (Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:21)

    John did a wonderful job meshing multiple images of meaning to my family into a amazing work of art. This piece will live on with our family as something our kids remember as we continue our adventures as a family. Great quality and workmanship. I'm going to be looking for another opportunity to purchase a new piece for friends and family.

  • #105

    Brett Backus (Monday, 14 September 2020 15:46)

    I received my sign today from John at Artful Carver. The sign is absolutely Fantastic, thank you for doing such a great job! I would also like to thank you for getting the sign to me so quickly, very nice of you. I am telling as many people about you as I can! Thank you very much for everything from the help with design, sending a PDF through email, the ordering process right through to receiving my sign, everything was so simple and easy, what a Great Company and product!!!

  • #104

    Jennifer Annable (Thursday, 03 September 2020 19:37)


    Inquies were answered quickly. Mock ups done fast. Allowed me to make changes during the the mock up phase. Absolutely no hassle.

    Finalized the order. And it was completed and shipped faster than I expected. And the final product looks amazing.

    If you are looking to have a sign done, stop looking. You've hit the jackpot here. Good customer service, reasonable prices. Amazing looking end product.

  • #103

    Rick Francioni (Thursday, 03 September 2020 14:42)

    We just received our sign today and it was even better than we had imagined.
    John, thank you for the care you took from start to finish. From my first email and subsequent design suggestions and edits (even a last second one, that showed how in tune you are with your customer :)). You were awesome throughout. I have been searching for some time to find something special for our cottage. It is such a special place for us and the work and attention to detail that you delivered in the final results is a testament to the love you have for your craft.

    I will share this story with many. Thank you again!

  • #102

    The Quinsay family (Thursday, 03 September 2020 07:03)

    We just received the sign we ordered for our cottage, Crane's Landing, and are so happy with how it turned out! It came out beautifully and was exactly what we wanted. Thanks for an awesome experience right from the design phase to delivery! We will definitely be ordering again.

  • #101

    GEORGIA VALENTONIS (Wednesday, 02 September 2020 11:15)

    I’m very happy with my sign - the workmanship/creativity, the process to get it exactly the way I wanted it, how quickly it was done and shipped. It was all top notch! Very pleased!

  • #100

    Betty Moynihan (Monday, 31 August 2020)

    I just received my beautiful sign which I ordered as a house warming gift for my daughter and her family who just bought their first house. The sign is beautiful and, of course, they love it.
    My experience dealing with Artful Carver has been extremely good. From ordering to delivery there were not any glitches or concerns. I would recommend Artful Carver to anyone. Thank you Artful Carver for a beautiful job well done.

  • #99

    Lorys Fraccaro (Thursday, 27 August 2020 13:38)

    What a beautiful job you did on our sign John.
    My wife absolutely loved it and so do I.
    Your work is amazing...
    Your timing was exactly, if not less than what you had said when ordered and you notified me when you shipped it. I can’t thank you enough. It’s hard to find people who take such pride in their work. Glad I chose you to deal with.
    It won’t be the last time you get an order from me.
    Thank you so much

    Lorys and Shelley Fraccaro

  • #98

    Lynne Williment (Thursday, 30 July 2020 20:31)

    We are so pleased with how our cottage sign turned out, John took our concept and created such a beautiful design. The layout was perfect and the picture he created was beautiful. John just nailed it! Thank you so much for your beautiful work of art. Already the comments from family and friends are coming in on how beautiful it is. As well, we were able to receive it in 3 weeks which is fantastic. I highly recommend the Artful Carver to anyone who wants quality craftsmanship. John's attention to detail and professionalism will have me recommending him to everyone I know.

  • #97

    Jennifer (Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:18)

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work in making my sign to my satisfaction. The sign turned out amazing, and exceeds all expectations!! As well, your customer service was impeccable!! I will be recommending your business to all of my friends!

  • #96

    Madeleine (Thursday, 16 July 2020 12:44)

    I love the sign John made for our trailer. The process was easy, and I was able to customize the sign to look exactly as I had envisioned it. Having the mock-up was super helpful in choosing the right font. It was delivered on-time and I was so pleased with the finished product. The stain and finish are beautiful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone else!
    Thank you John!

  • #95

    David H (Monday, 13 July 2020)

    I was just given a gift of a sign from the Artful Carver to mark the driveway of my new cottage named, "Otters' Landing". My friends had the sign say, "Welcome to Otters' Landing," and it has a wonderful carving of an otter on it. The sign is beautifully done and makes me so happy. I love that every time someone, including me (!), comes to the cottage, they'll see the beautiful sign.

    Many thanks, David

  • #94

    The Ashs (Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:25)

    We recently received our cottage sign and are thrilled with it! The process was easy and we appreciated the mock-ups that really helped us visualize the end product. Opening our sign when it came in the mail was exciting and it did not disappoint. Beautiful quality and craftsmanship - thanks John!

  • #93

    Khyla (Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:42)

    Very happy when we received in the mail, quickly too! Great communication and patience while finalizing details! Will be back for more! Great Father’s Day gift for our trailer!

  • #92

    Jaidan (Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:25)

    Excellent work and quick shipping. I had two signs made and changed my mock up a couple of times with no problems. Great to deal with

  • #91

    Christy Hollingshead (Monday, 22 June 2020 19:23)

    Love our name plaque for our trailer. John was patient with me as I explored options with design and font. Hightly recommend Artful Carver!

  • #90

    Eugene Benda (Sunday, 14 June 2020 11:26)

    We just received our sign and it is everything we expected. Great work John! We asked for a carving of an otter and John came up with a perfect design. He was great to deal with, quick and delivered exactly as promised. We definitely recommend the Artful Carver to anyone that is looking for a great sign.

  • #89

    Eric Stuart (Sunday, 14 June 2020 06:08)

    The sign was skillfully crafted with all of the detail I expected.

  • #88

    Sheila Domonsky (Tuesday, 09 June 2020 19:52)

    I purchased a sign for my sister’s cottage 3-4 years ago for her birthday. She ended up selling her cottage this spring, but took the sign with her to Ottawa. The sign looked as good as the day we first received it. Great durability. I am now in the process of ordering one more my son

  • #87

    Erin Golden (Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:59)

    We received our sign and absolutely love it! We look forward to hanging it in front of our acreage.

    Great quality! We would recommended to anyone looking for something special.

  • #86

    Wanda (Friday, 29 May 2020 09:28)

    I receive the sign and it is so beautiful! It exceeds my expectations. Thank you so much! It's been a very pleasant experience working with you to design and create the perfect addition to the cottage.

    Thanks again! I will be sure to recommend you and your amazing work to all my friends and family!

  • #85

    Archie Anderson (Monday, 25 May 2020 19:06)

    We received our plaque and the workmanship and quality exceeded our expectations.
    Very happy with everything and will purchase again and recommend The Artful Carver to others.
    Thanks again John for the wonderful piece of art

  • #84

    Kim Webster (Monday, 04 May 2020 20:54)

    I recently purchased the 20-acre farm property that my good friend has rented for the past 5 years. I am working on fencing and upgrades to make her life there much easier. We always called it Tamarack Acres (her name is Tamara). I decided to find someone that could make me a nice wooden sign that I could put on the front gate. I was directed to the Artful Carver, and I must say that the finished product has exceeded my wildest hopes. I will proudly display this sign for years to come. The job was done with pride and perfection. I highly recommend them for any of your signage.

  • #83

    Peter Gehbauer (Thursday, 30 April 2020 12:12)

    When we opened the package containing the sign, my wife's reaction was: "That's amazing!" I share that too. Though John is a man of few words, he walked us through some suggestions and the result is, truly, amazing. Thank you - very much appreciated.

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