Integrated Design/Build

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Preliminary Consulting

We offer no-charge preliminary consulting on any project. We can help you understand the process from start to finish, provide expert advice at any stage and steer you in the right direction. We look forward to hearing from you.

Property Evaluation

If you are looking for a property, we will be pleased to assist you in evaluating what can and can't be done with the properties you're considering. If you have a property, we can help you explore the possibilities, again steering you in the right direction.


At this stage, we work with you to define the project and provide you with a proposal for our work on the project. We also assist you in establishing a project schedule so that you can plan ahead and know what will be happening when, and what funds will be required at what time, allowing you to move forward with a well defined plan physically, logistically and financially.


This is the most exciting time for both the client and Garand. We work with you to crystalise and document  your needs, goals, wishes, dreams and budget constraints. We then develop the best possible solution in the form of a conceptual design and share it with you. Based on your input, we continue to explore and refine the conceptual design until you are 100% satisfied. At this point we forge ahead and develop detailed technical drawings and specifications that will be used to apply for permits, allow us and/or other contractors to provide accurate pricing and ultimately to build out the project.


If the project must deviate from Municipal By-laws, the first step is an application to the Committee of Adjustments requesting the required relief from the By-laws. We have substantial experience and a strong track record of success in this area. The final step is to submit a permit application with the Municipal building department . We manage the approvals process for you, and keep you well informed of the expected time frame, feedback and results. 


​While Garand's main focus is design excellence, we have 37 years of combined designing and building experience. We have both internal and external resources to complete your project on time, on budget and to the highest standards. We are also associated with a manufactured housing provider which significantly reduces the overall cost of construction and is much better for the environment with little waisted materials.

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​​Winner of 12 Housing Design Awards