The Garand Legacy
Bernard Garand built his first home at 850 Bathurst in 1955, our first family home. People were so impressed by the design that they approached him to build theirs. This is how Bernard started designing and building homes for clients in 1956, moonlighting while working for Energy, Mines and Resources. He soon thereafter left his day job to design and build homes full time. At right are two fine examples of his work, early on in his career, a classic stone home and a Mid-Century Modern masterpiece.
Bernard's flair for design, dedication to quality construction, business integrity and service-oriented approach soon resulted in a thriving business and an impeccable reputation by word of mouth. Once Garand Homes became more widely known, Realtors began to advertise resale homes as "A Garand Home", and this is still true today.
Garand Design/Build strives to maintain these values on every project, in the honour of Bernard Garand, who always treated clients, sub-trades and suppliers with complete integrity and respect. We are dedicated to continuing his legacy.