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COVID-19 Response

April 7, 2020

At the time of writing this post, the Ontario government has deemed the construction industry an essential service, at a reduced capacity. As with the rest of the world, daily…

At the time of writing this post, the Ontario government has deemed the construction industry an essential service, at a reduced capacity. As with the rest of the world, daily life & operations look a whole lot different at KLC lately. It is certainly not business as usual. Our office team is working from home […]

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Meet the Team: Mike Forth, Estimator

March 30, 2020

How does a team build trust? They work diligently to set expectations from the beginning. “The first thing really is trust” Mike Forth, estimator and member of KLC’s team offers.…

How does a team build trust? They work diligently to set expectations from the beginning. “The first thing really is trust” Mike Forth, estimator and member of KLC’s team offers. “Communication is something that the team and I believe is very important, because whether it’s $500 or $500,000,” he underscores “ it’s someone’s money and […]

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Meet the Team: Harold Cowen, Project Coordinator

March 9, 2020

A Natural Mentor “I’m the old guy in the field here,” Harold Cowen, one of KLC’s Project Coordinator’s, jokes. As a Project Coordinator, he leads a group of labourers in…

A Natural Mentor “I’m the old guy in the field here,” Harold Cowen, one of KLC’s Project Coordinator’s, jokes. As a Project Coordinator, he leads a group of labourers in the field while mentoring them through each project. Teaching comes easily for Harold. Before starting at KLC, he taught construction at Fleming College. “I really […]

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Meet the Team: Ben Reynolds, Production Manager

January 13, 2020

“Every project is unique, and every project has some memory that I’m never going to forget,” Ben Reynolds, Production Manager at Kawartha Lakes Construction, recalls of his time working as…

“Every project is unique, and every project has some memory that I’m never going to forget,” Ben Reynolds, Production Manager at Kawartha Lakes Construction, recalls of his time working as Project Lead at KLC. He describes the decision to move away from carpentry and into a management role as “kind of a heart-wrenching thing to […]

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Meet the Team: Jenna Ford, Jr. Designer

November 18, 2019

Jenna Ford, Jr. Designer with Kawartha Lakes Construction, recalls “When I was 4 or 5, I was wandering around my family island on Stoney Lake and my grandmother told me…

Jenna Ford, Jr. Designer with Kawartha Lakes Construction, recalls “When I was 4 or 5, I was wandering around my family island on Stoney Lake and my grandmother told me about how my great-grandparents had done the same thing with her when she was my age,”. Jenna’s great-grandparents offered that “if my grandmother was willing […]

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Home Renovations Needn’t Involve Guesswork

October 31, 2019

Feature post by Dockside Publishing. Article: Andrew Wagner-Chazalon, Photos : Andrew Fearman. Check out the entire Dockside Kawarthas issue online here. No matter what kind of home or cottage renovation…

Feature post by Dockside Publishing. Article: Andrew Wagner-Chazalon, Photos : Andrew Fearman. Check out the entire Dockside Kawarthas issue online here. No matter what kind of home or cottage renovation you want to tackle, nearly everyone starts with the same question: how much will it cost? Mario Yee, Project Development Manager at Kawartha Lakes Construction, […]

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KLC Announces Change in Ownership

October 15, 2019

Kawartha Lakes Construction is pleased to announce a change in ownership. In 2016, Scott Wootton, founder of KLC, approached his key managers on becoming shareholders. The process is now complete and we…

Kawartha Lakes Construction is pleased to announce a change in ownership. In 2016, Scott Wootton, founder of KLC, approached his key managers on becoming shareholders. The process is now complete and we are happy to announce Mario Yee (Project Development & Sales Manager), Christine Watts (Design Manager) Ben Reynolds (Production Manager) and Kendra Pickett (Finance Manager) as […]

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Garry Douglas Memorial Scholarship

September 24, 2019

Garry Douglas was a devoted professional whose mantra was integrity, innovation and excellence. He was a dedicated project developer and integral member of the Kawartha Lakes Construction team for five…

Garry Douglas was a devoted professional whose mantra was integrity, innovation and excellence. He was a dedicated project developer and integral member of the Kawartha Lakes Construction team for five years. A true master in his field, Garry had a mind not just for tasteful and unique design solutions but also possessed the structural knowledge […]

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