“We chose Clarke Muskoka Construction to build our summer home because we were looking for a full service company that could assist us with the design, planning and permitting as well as the actual construction. We were not disappointed. Their attention to detail, quality and craftsmanship is truly outstanding. All of the trades that they work with showed this same sense of pride in their work.

The Clarke team kept us well informed of their progress on a regular basis, stayed within our budget, and were completely transparent with respect to costs and scheduling. Despite the odd hiccup and weather challenges, they were still able to complete our home in the time we had anticipated. They were also quite helpful in giving us assistance with landscaping ideas, as well as providing site supervision and help coordinating with these contractors. Our home is everything we had hoped for and we are so very thankful that we chose the Clarkes to help us. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is planning on building in Muskoka or the surrounding area.”

Kevin & Joan

“We set out with a dream of creating our haven in Muskoka that was warm, serene, fitting with the environment, and most of all – unique (in other words, not straightforward to build!).  Bob Clarke helped us right from the start by walking the property with us and talking us through what we had in mind and how it might fit best. From there, Bob and his team brought to us a fabulous stable of design resources and trades and a flexible attitude where everything was possible and nothing was too difficult. After completion, Clarke Muskoka was very responsive in taking care of any minor issues that arose. We can definitively say that our dream was realized and to this day we still pinch ourselves with the end result.”

John & Sue

“Forward thinking. That’s what we think about when reflecting on our experience with Clarke Muskoka Construction. We started our major renovation/Muskoka Room addition and boathouse build in the early throes of the Covid lockdowns. Bob had the foresight to order almost all our materials right away as he foresaw the supply chain issues. Because of this, we avoided the horror stories we heard from others.

They are also forward thinking in terms of some of the design ideas and products, as they suggested options we had never heard of (and ended up going with). We could not be happier with the finished product.

The crews who worked on our projects were wonderful people: friendly, conscientious and hard working.

Despite all the curveballs thrown by COVID, we finished very close to when promised. The customer service and attention to detail were, and continue to be, exemplary.

Our experience with Bob and crew can be summed up as very positive.”

Brent & Carla

“My wife Laura and I have had the pleasure of working with Marnie and Bob on three of our properties in Muskoka. We have used them as REALTORS®, general contractors, design and build project managers, and of course interior designers. We have found them to be honest and caring in all aspects of their dealings with us.

As a team, they work diligently and professionally to help people achieve their dreams in Muskoka. After 25+ years of renovations and new builds on their own properties, they have an idea what will need to be spent to achieve your dream (renovation or new build) after the first walk-through of any property. They have great vision and make the process easy and fun! Plus, they are able to recommend what to spend in keys areas, to maximize the value of your property.

Their contractors get things done on budget, and on time. This one-stop team will actually become your friends, as they help you complete your Muskoka dream.”

Paul & Laura

“Marnie and Bob have been building cottages for personal use in Muskoka for over 25 years. They have lived on every lake, experienced every shoreline and direction, and have worked through every possible site project from renovation plans, to complete re-builds. If you have ever been involved in a build or renovation, you know there are complications, and nothing ever goes according to plan (or budget). Bob and Marnie have been through all the issues associated with building. They have experienced site limitations, build project complications, problems, the skills of sub-trades, and they know the meaning of cost, value and quality. As construction amateurs with high expectations, we needed the experience and expertise Bob and Marnie have gained from over two and a half decades of cottage building. They patiently walked us through a lengthy planning and design process, provided valuable and experienced input for our custom plan, developed a disciplined budget with choices, and managed the construction process through to completion: on time and on budget.
The finished product was better than we could have imagined, and is the favourite getaway for our family.”

Stephen & Janet

“When it became apparent that we required a new garage to complement our other building, we contacted several local builders including Clarke Muskoka Construction. Our selection process did not last long; we were immediately impressed with the offering of the Clarke team. Their ability to assist in all phases of the project was key for us. For our first time building in Muskoka, we knew we needed a building partner we could trust and who would treat us with the honesty and transparency we coveted. The Clarke team was a critical to every aspect: from creating an appropriate design of the building, getting approvals, to solving the complex landscaping that was required. Every step of the way, The Clarke team delivered with flying colours. They were always attentive, and you could tell they also had the respect of the trades required for the project. Each stage was on time and on budget, resulting in a beautiful building that perfectly matches the property and other buildings. 

We highly recommend the Clarke team for your next building project.”


“The Clarke Muskoka Team was an integral part to the entire process of designing and building our new coach house. We counted on their expert Realty division to advise us on design and quality of the addition to our property. Then, their Construction team provided guidance with everything from variances, applications and permits, to completion of the project. Team Clarke delivered our coach house with the highest level of customer service. The team was transparent and efficient throughout every step of the way – and when it came to designing/finishing the interior, their attention to detail was second to none.
Thank you for adding the last piece of the puzzle to our residential paradise in Muskoka!”


“Dealing with Bob Clarke and his group was a great experience.
Clarke Muskoka Construction has vast experience, and the resources to make renovating in Muskoka much easier.
From helpful design to the implementation of ideas, to budget conformity and transparency, they really make you feel as though they are renovating a home of their own. Trust is important to us – and they earned it by standing behind their work. After seeing how they dealt with a few roadblocks we ran into, it was easy to see that we could not ask for more!!
We would not use anyone else for our future projects.”


“The Clarke Muskoka Team was integral to the entire process of building our dream cottage. Their Realty division found us the perfect piece of land, and their Construction team helped us with everything from applications and permits, to breaking ground, and building our cottage, boathouse and tennis pavilion. 
They completed construction on budget more quickly than anticipated, while delivering the highest level of customer service and quality. The team was transparent and efficient throughout every step of the way. They worked seamlessly with our architect and designers to create our vision – and when it came to the overall finishing of the project, their attention to detail was second to none. We rely on Bob for local updates, market conditions and at times potential investment opportunities 
Thank you for finding, designing, and building us our piece of paradise Muskoka!”

David & Dana

“3 and a half years ago we started working with Bob and Marnie. Very early on when we met with them we knew that they would have our best interests at heart.

They were interested in our long term happiness in our purchase and that gave us a huge level of comfort. They asked about our lifestyle. They asked about what we wanted as a family and having such a vast amount of experience they were able to narrow it down for us.

In every property that we looked at we had conversations about what we would change to make it our own and because of their experience in renovation and building that made the process very easy to visualize. It was just such an easy process. We are in there now and loving it and happy with everything that we did.”

Kevin & Fiona

“I wanted to take the time thank you personally for all of the effort in both the sale of our properties and the purchase of our new cottage. In every aspect, you exceeded our expectations, and made it a pleasure to work with you. I have worked with many real estate agents and let me tell you that you beat them hands down. Not only were you attentive to our requirements, you were patient with us.

You have a very good grasp of property values. However, where you excelled the most was your extensive knowledge of the local building codes and giving us excellent advice on how to deal with the township on getting our occupancy permits on both the sale and purchase side.

I also wanted to tell you that the true test of our satisfaction is that we have recommended you to several of our friends. We would only do that if we felt comfortable with your knowledge and integrity.”

Stephen & Suzanne

“Muskoka is a place that takes the stress completely away. Whatever is going on in life, Muskoka knows how to fix it. That was the exact relationship I had with Clarke construction and real estate team. They took the stress completely out of building a cottage and made it enjoyable and relaxing. They take pride in developing a true understanding of what you want to get out of your Muskoka experience and deliver on it. The Clarke team takes care of you because you become friends through the process and they know that Muskoka needs to stay a stress free paradise.”

Jesse & Shantelle