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April 24, 2019 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY NESO BASARA

Spring 2019 // Jump start your spring project with expert advice from local business owners.

OUR HOMES Wellington County Orangeville Caledon Spring 2019A version of this article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of  OUR HOMES Wellington County, Orangeville, Caledon, p.74. Find local businesses in our Wellington directory.


Get your spring projects started with a little help from these local experts in and around Guelph and Orangeville. 
DONNA DOOUSS
 
Donna’s passion for real estate allows her to live her dream. Each step in her path has led to the successful real estate broker she is today. Utilizing hands-on experience in material handling for construction sites and administration for a home builder, she has the knowledge and confidence to achieve and exceed her clients’ expectations – whether buying or selling.
 
AT WORK
Staging Tips: Declutter. Depersonalize. Don’t forget about closets. Lights and music on – a must!
 
AT HOME
Dream Home: (I live there!) Two-storey family home backing onto green space. Hobbies: Golf and spending time with family. Vacation Spot: The beach!

 
SETH WYGA
 
Centrix Homes is here for you. Everyone has different priorities, so the construction of every home should be unique. Whether eco-friendly, budgetary, timeline specific or design-centric, our company is built around doing your project your way. We offer high level knowledge and building practices to ensure your completed project leaves you thinking, “We wouldn’t change a thing!”
 
 
 
 
AT WORK
Recent Project: Century home meets modern addition in Guelph. What’s Next? Karger Gallery, one of the heartbeats of downtown Elora.
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: Salem. Home Project: Whatever’s on the list! Currently hanging up a bulletin board for my daughter’s artwork. How to Relax: Swimming, biking, running with ETC (Elora Triathlon Club).

 
SUZANNA GEERLINKS
 
I love working with my hands and appreciate fine craftsmanship and creative, challenging projects. A high-quality paint job establishes important first impressions for your home. Our consultative approach ensures your daily routine is unaffected. Integrity and authenticity are everything to us and we don’t leave until you are 100 per cent satisfied with the results.
 
AT WORK
Current Projects: Interior renovations, kitchen renos, two-storey historical lobby in a condo. Colour Trends: Clients are choosing lighter colours. Paint Supplier: Sherwin Williams. Career Highlight: Guelph Chamber of Commerce “Excellence in Business Award” for companies under 50 employees – 2018.
 
AT HOME
Wall Colour of Choice: A nice, light neutral with a deep base accent. Volunteer Work: Member of the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium. Beer or Wine: I’m more of a craft beer fan. Milestones: Celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with my hubby last fall.
 

 
GREG HARTMANN
 
Hartmann Windows & Doors’ outstanding reputation has been built on trust from loyal and repeat customers. Offering quality products, expert advice, and professional craftsmanship, Greg personally oversees each installation to ensure the job is done with integrity, on time and on budget. Your investment in new windows will ensure your comfort today, and a tangible investment for the future.
 
AT WORK
Promise: To exceed clients’ expectations at every opportunity. Post-Installation Service: It’s done quickly by me personally or the manufacturer if required. From Quote to Installation: Standard delivery time is 4-6 weeks, sometimes sooner.
 
AT HOME
Spring Project: Renovations on my mid-century home. DIY or Not: I am a DIYer and enjoy all aspects of home renovations. Outdoor Retreat: The hot tub!

 
JIM RICHARDSON
 
At Mapleton Flooring and Windows we believe that it should be all about you. Our main goal is to do everything possible to make you satisfied. We carry a complete line of products from leading manufacturers of flooring, carpet, tile and windows and doors.
 
AT WORK
Flooring Trends: Luxury vinyl plank. Customer Approach: No pressure. Find solutions that meet budget and design needs.
 
AT HOME
For Fun: Go south. Favourite Movie: Ocean’s 11. Pet: Scratcher, my dog.
 
 
 

 
JACOB REDIKOPP
 
Jacob’s Woodworking is a family-owned business and has been providing elegant, handcrafted kitchens and custom design for 26 years. Located in Guelph- Eramosa Township, Jacob’s Woodworking offers a unique calibre of quality, attention to detail, and an interactive design process to create kitchens tailored to your home.
 
AT WORK
Background: Self-taught cabinetmaker with 26 years in business. Changes: Now I oversee whole kitchen projects and renovations, from countertops to plumbing, electrical, backsplashes and flooring. My specialty is traditional face-frame cabinetry.
 
AT HOME
To-Do: My wife has wanted a new kitchen for over 10 years! Neighbourhood: Rockwood.
Gathering Place: Kitchen or the pool.

 
GRAHAM BRYAN, ROY BRYAN & LAURA BRYAN
 
As a family-owned and run business, we are proudly celebrating 95 years of service in Orangeville and surrounding areas. Our team is committed to providing quality products and services that meet all your home comfort needs.
 
AT WORK
Philosophy: Bryan’s Fuel has been delivering care every day since 1924. We are committed to being honest, transparent and accountable to our customers. The Future: Expanding and evolving with the changing energy markets.
 
AT HOME
Spring Plans: Roy: Build a backyard oasis. Graham: Start a basement renovation. Laura: Family trip to Florida. My husband and I are taking our son to Disney World.
 
 

 
PHIL COLLIER
 
Our team at Kitchen Revival believes in being transparent and honest with our customers, which is why we will only work on the parts of your kitchen that need work done, leaving the rest of your kitchen intact. There is no need to empty cabinets and drawers. Forget replacing your cabinets in an expensive, time-consuming process and instead refinish them with our help.
 
AT WORK
Recent Project: Replacing cabinet doors with locally-sourced doors and drawers. Hot Cabinet Colour: Dark islands with light-coloured uppers.
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: West end Guelph. To-Do List: Kitchen backsplash. Pets: Two cats, two rats.

 
JEREMY BRAUN, JOYCE ROTH, MEGAN OROSLAND & TED MAKSYMUK
 
As we go into our 13th year, we are thankful to have the strongest, most capable team ever here at LittleTree. With several new projects, such as our expanded house plants and tropicals department, custom planter design for the home or office and our new garden design and installation service, we are looking forward to having our best year ever in serving our ever expanding community.
 
AT WORK
Education: Jeremy graduated with honours at the Ontario Agricultural College of the University of Guelph in 2004. Pruning: Late winter is the best time for most trees and shrubs. The next best time is after the plant blooms. Evergreens should be done in late spring/early summer.
 
SPRING FAVOURITES
Jeremy: Red Bud – a native tree that blooms in the spring. Megan: Begonias – beautiful colours, low maintenance and some are edible. Joyce: Tamarack Tree – for their beautiful red buds. Ted: Japanese Maple.
 

 
COLE SHORT, STEVE JOHNSTON, BRIAN MCCARTHY, & SHELLI MCFADZEN
 
Whether it’s a new home build or a renovation to your existing staircase, Star Rite can add beauty and value to any home. With over 40 years of craftsmanship, the team at Stair Rite can develop a custom stair and railing design to suit your taste and needs.
 
AT WORK
Years in Business: Since 1972. Approach to Customer Service: To satisfy customers’ wishes and deliver their dreams.
Company Installers: Yes. We offer superior craftmanship and have years of dedication, all contributing to the growth of the company.
 
HOBBIES
Brian: Ontario Camera Club, classic car shows and patios. Shelli: Baseball, gardening, patios. Steve: Cabinet making, darts and baseball. Cole: Mini truckin’ and shows (Fallen Fantasy).

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