Our team helps you navigate the sometimes overwhelming renovation and design process using our collective expertise and experience. Our goal is to make the renovation process as easy as possible by resourcing and managing the entire project from conception, through construction, to final completion. During the process, you will work closely with your designer, project coordinator and installation manager to ensure your project’s success.

Meet our Team

  • Favourite quote: Let's get to it
  • Bucket list: Go on an Australian Outback adventure, Steve Irwin style
  • Coffee preference: 2 cream, 1 sugar

Chris D.

Site Foreman

Chris was exposed to construction early in life and always knew that’s what he wanted to do. As soon as he could work full time, he started in the renovation industry. He was born in Montreal, Chris has a soft spot for Philly; he’s a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the movie Rocky. When he’s not swinging a hammer, you will find Chris playing with his three children. Although he hates the daily commute across the Ottawa River, he does it without complaining too often. (Probably thanks to his Spotify list, which he can’t live without.)

  • Can't live without MY SMARTPHONE! And my kids!
  • "You have no control over what other people do/don't do, you only have control over how you react to it!" - My Gram
  • The Website I Visit Most - Houzz

Helen

Design Expert

Helen loves working with people. Understanding what they want in a design, and delivering it to them is her passion. Through many years in the kitchen design industry she has excelled at putting onto paper what people are thinking. She pulls together the component parts, taking into consideration colours, textures, and aesthetics to create the space that is unique and functional for her clients' needs and desires. She loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and Charlie (that's her dog in case you're wondering). To recharge her batteries after a busy week (or month) she loves to get out on a lake in a boat to let the cool breeze bring about refreshment to her soul.

  • Bucket list item - Play golf at Pebble Beach
  • Coffee - double double, contractor special
  • Can't Live Without - competitive sports

Jeff E.

Site Foreman / Licensed Carpenter

Jeff has been building things ever since he could pick up a hammer. Carpentry has not only been an occupation for him, but a passion for the last few decades. He can usually be found discussing the latest theories in building science for hours on end even though those around have long fallen asleep. Restoring muscle cars and riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles and anything else that runs on gasoline is also a guilty pleasure. But nothing can compare to the adventures of the day that his son dreams up, like skipping stones, jumping in puddles or making pirate ships out of couch cushions.

  • Favourite quote: Keep your head up and stick on the ice
  • Bucket list: The pyramids
  • I have a Psych degree

Justin

Site Foreman / Licensed Cabinetmaker

Justin is a certified Red Seal cabinetmaker who started his career in custom woodworking. When not renovating, you'll find him creating designs and bringing them to life in his woodshop. His design icon is woodworker George Nakashima. He enjoys golf, hockey, baseball or any competitive sport or game. On more than one occasion, he has been known to have a late-night playing Euchre or Catan, most likely after preparing his specialty—an amazing smoked rib dinner. (Although he also confesses that he can't live without milk and chips.)

  • Current Obsession - my biweekly basket of fruit/veggies from a local farmer
  • Website I Visit Most - TheKitchn
  • Best Vintage Find: Sterling silver hand raised vase

Lindsey

Design Expert

Lindsey has always been a creative person with an eye for detail, and loves that “thinking outside the box” is in the job description. She has a background in art and design (she spent three years training as a Goldsmith) and has project management experience within the renovation industry. She typically has the messiest desk, but consider this from Albert Einstein; “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?” After hours, she enjoys yoga, running and trying new recipes - ask about her newest favourite!

  • Favourite movie character is Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Guilty Pleasure - Reading a history book while sipping grand marnier
  • Bucketlist - Visit Rome (I love history), or Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Mark

President

Mark is passionate about people. As an introvert you may need to look below the surface, but everything in the company centers around people. After spending 18 years in high tech, and then purchasing Ottawa Windows and Doors, Mark found his niche - starting and running businesses where a service to people is key. His wife of 40 years still wonders when he will "get a real job", but he enjoys being an Entrepreneur and his chief skill is hiring great people. When he isn't running Copperstone, he is working with other entrepreneurs, locally and around the world, through his leadership roles in the Entrepreneurs' Organization. He loves traveling, and SCUBA diving - it's a wonderful world under the sea...

  • Sports team: Senators
  • Best design: Herringbone Hardwood
  • Obsessions: My grass, campfires and tearing a roof off a house

Matt

Production Team Member

Matt gained considerable skills working alongside his father for many years. As a matter of fact, that’s how Copperstone first met Matt and saw firsthand the incredible flooring work that he could do. Once his father chose to retire, Copperstone stepped in and scooped him up. Now he continues doing his amazing work as part of a larger team. In his free time, Matt enjoys grilling and devouring vanilla ice cream. His paint colour of choice might be ocean blue, but you’ll find a pink booster seat and princess stickers in the back seat of his truck.

  • Design Tip - When you have an obstacle - make it a feature
  • Famous for Cooking - Spicy Cajun shrimp
  • Bucketlist - Eat again in Thailand

Norm

Installation and Renovation Specialist

After 25 years of owning and running his own renovation companies, Norm has associated himself with the Copperstone Team because they reflect and value the same principles of exceeding customer expectations and only doing work to the highest standards. Norm passionately teaches kettlebell and loves doing renovations to his own home. By indulging in his geeky technology side, Norm loves to come up with new ways to facilitate highly effective communication between the team members and the team with the customer so that a renovation becomes a shared and enjoyable experience.
  • My favorite Movie Character is: Jack Sparrow
  • My favorite quote: No worries
  • I’m famous for making this dish: Sushi

Quinell

Production Team Member

Q originally comes from Bermuda. He arrived in Canada in 2012 (we’re all trying to figure out whether he knew the differences in temperatures), and became a Canadian citizen in October 2018. This was a proud moment for him and his family. Q has a passion for cooking and if he wasn’t involved in the renovation trade, he would for sure be a chef. Q is the proud father of 4 children and very proud grandfather to 2.5 grandchildren (1 is “on the way”).

  • Ice cream flavour: Cookie Dough
  • Ideal travel destination: Istanbul
  • Favourite colour: Fuchsia

Reema

Project Manager

Reema was born and raised in Ottawa. Throughout school, she enjoyed taking art classes. This developed into a love of the Visual Arts which she enjoys dabbling in as a hobby. When she isn’t busy and surrounded by friends and family, she loves spending time immersed in nature. In fact, she can’t wait to one day visit the Grand Canyon. As a hobby, she enjoys volunteering for not-for-profit cultural organizations.

  • My Design icon is: Frank Llyod Wright
  • My coffee preference is: Black
  • I can’t live without: My dog Molson & my horse Pippa

Steph

Design Expert

Stephanie entered the interior design field in 2015, but her love for design far outdates that. Her first job at a home décor boutique sparked her passion for design and decorating. Along with her custom millwork industry experience she has an education in business, interior decorating, kitchen and bath standards and interior design. Stephanie’s ambition to educate herself on kitchen and bath standards and practices as well as interior design trends is endless. She looks forward to applying this inspiration and knowledge to your upcoming project.


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Hello Jackie, Lindsey and Jeff, We are so thrilled with our finished kitchen/family room. We wanted to thank you, and everyone else involved, for helping us to realize our dream for the space. We are…
- Valerie and Antonio, 2012