The Lakeside Difference

Lakeside provides a turnkey service by combining custom designed drawings, on-going cost analysis, materials selection, project management and construction. Using the best design and project management software with up-to-date product specifications, I offer you an executive level of service that cannot be matched by other designers, builders or contractors.

If you are a busy professional family, I will enrich your experience designing and building a cottage, boathouse or residence by committing the time to work with you in the city as well as on the lake to truly create a fresh vision for your future lifestyle on the water. I will become your point man during design, cost analysis, accounting, and construction so that you are aware of and involved in every aspect of the design and construction process.

Employing Lakeside Design and Build Inc. to project manage or to construct your project, a general contractor will not be needed. Many contractors will charge 15 – 20 % or more to organize the build of your project. This is typically referred to as a cost plus arrangement whereby you pay the contractor for their time and the time of their crew as well as a 15 – 20% mark up on the costs of all subcontractors, products and services required for our build. This results in a significant profit to the contractor and a significant loss to you. Using Lakeside’s services you pay the costs of the construction directly, avoiding the often hidden mark up for these products and services and we project manage and or construct the project for you based on time spent providing these services.

I will become your point man during design, cost analysis, accounting, and construction so that you are aware of and involved in every aspect of the design and construction process. I will get your project built according to plan, on time and on budget. You will love the extraordinary service and attention to detail you will receive from Lakeside Design & Build Inc.

A Message from James, Principal and Builder at Lakeside Design & Build Inc.

You are the expert on how you want to design and live in your home. You know your site. You have a great vision for the design of your custom cottage or home. I want to be your planner, designer  and builder. I want to bring your project to life.

I have been doing this for a long time. I am committed to your project. I am a builder who designs and manages successful projects.

Lakeside is NOT a:

  • civil engineer recycling designs with a medium sized construction firm,
  • generic developer from Toronto,
  • salesman from a corporate timber frame, modular or prefab building company,
  • hardware store selling floor plans
  • drafting technician practicing cottage design and construction on your project or
  • a local builder claiming they have successfully been building on your lake for umpteen generations.

How are you going to get you project completed with “design builders” like these? They are a dime a dozen. You deserve better.

Lakeside has a simple promise:

Lakeside will provide you a single turnkey process with a certified, experienced builders and experienced hardworking trades. We will deliver your project, on time, on budget and to your specifications and vision.

Sincerely,

JAMES