You are just as much a part of the team as we are
Our collaborative approach to every project we take on includes you and the vision you have. We take you through each step of the design process and provide guidance and inspiration along the way.
The Kawartha Lakes Construction team includes designers, estimators, project developers, project leads, carpenters, labourers, and apprentices that will ensure each element of your project is done with professionalism, care, and most of all, with you in mind. We take exceptional pride in our passion for providing custom solutions for each client we work with. This includes communicating with you, sticking to your budget, and staying in contact with you after your project is finished to ensure your satisfaction.Meet Our Team
We aren’t here to funnel clients in and ship them back out. The passion we have for what we do shows through our client experience and the positive approach to relationship building we take.
A large portion of our business is based on past client referrals, and we take immense pride in that. When you’re happy, we’re happy.
The Association of Stony Lake Cottagers (ASLC) had reached the end of the useful life of its beloved Juniper Island Store building – the heart of the community. The membership spoke passionately about preserving the heritage of the building and the Board embarked on a project to replicate the exterior as closely as possible while modernizing the interior. Kawartha Lakes Construction was the successful bidder. Throughout the build, KLC worked collegially with the architect, Association and Heritage Foundation to improve the quality of the project – both in design and material selection. The schedule and budget were paramount and KLC met both! KLC’s attention to detail and quality of work were exceptional and they never waivered in their commitment to the project. Not only did KLC impress the Association and Heritage Foundation, but the entire community – a job very well done!
Building our cottage was a dream we had for many years before sitting down with KLC to begin the process. Over the two years spent designing and building the cottage they worked very hard to educate us and to ensure that all of the details came together in a final product that will be a part of our family for many years to come. We appreciated that they understood how important the project was to us. Working with a company that could develop the design and budget and be responsible for the full construction was exactly what we wanted and we think the design build capability was part of what made for a final product that we are very happy with. Thank you to the entire Kawartha Lakes Construction team for making our cottage dream a reality.
My family started coming to Deer Bay in the Kawarthas in the 1930s but eventually sold our family cottage. When Mitzi and I had an opportunity to return to Deer Bay and build our dream cottage/retirement home we needed a builder we could really trust since we were 1,000 miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kawartha Lakes Construction proved to be the right choice.
We had specific “Prairie Style” design ideas and they were able to put our thoughts to paper and come up with exactly what we were looking for. They were also able to build in stages (lower level for summer use, boathouse, major landscaping, and finally, adding the upper floors) to suit our timelines and financial needs. It was a long process, but KLC made the journey worthwhile. We consider the folks at KLC as friends more than business associates. I have highly recommended them to inquisitive neighbours and will continue to recommend them to anyone looking to build in the area.
What can we say; a cottage build project on time and on budget! The KLC team was highly responsive and respectful of all our questions and comments along the way. Our project manager Kevin Grubb was on top of the timeline and budget, while Dave Kellett worked tirelessly to meet our desired move-in date.
All of the other contractors and staff were great to work with: Christine Watts designed a functional cottage that met our aesthetic goals. Scott Wootton was accessible and there when we needed him to push contractors to meet our timeline. We continue to rely on KLC for ongoing projects and cottage maintenance, and are confident the service we will continue to receive will be high quality and responsive to our ongoing cottage needs.
We were able to rely on the knowledge and experience of the company for many product and design decisions. We worked very closely with the design team to develop our plans and we wouldn’t change anything about the final design.
I can’t think of an area where the company didn’t meet or exceed our expectations. The owner has assembled a team of talented and dedicated professionals who went above and beyond to ensure the process of designing and building our cottage was as seamless as possible. They are incredibly organized and always ensured we were aware of upcoming benchmarks and resulting decision making timelines. Every member of the team takes pride in what they do and is a pleasure to deal with.
We would recommend this company to anyone looking for a builder with absolute confidence that they would have as positive an experience as we have had.
Being a design-build firm sets us apart from other contractors
One of the greatest challenges of any build or renovation is navigating the mix of contractors that are out there and ultimately putting your trust in more than one.Explore Our Process
We take any worry out of the equation
Being a design-build firm provides you with a single point of responsibility. This minimizes risks and reduces the delivery schedule by seamlessly intertwining the design process and construction phase of your project, ultimately giving you peace of mind, regardless of the size and scope of your project.
- 2017 Employer of the Year – Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
- 2017 Custom Builder of the Year – PKHBA Housing Design Awards