Well, we're off on another adventure - simplifying our lifestyle, and making a move!

Well, we're off on another adventure -  simplifying our lifestyle, and making a move!

So many people have enriched our lives in this place we call home, since raising our kids and seeing them off to new horizons, working for many valued clients, some of whom have become friends, being involved in our community and local politics, belonging to clubs, activities, associations, contributing to local projects and initiatives. We've enjoyed it all, grown as human beings because of what this rural community has given us, and will cherish our memories as we travel down a different road.

We're celebrating our new website with a contest!

We're celebrating our new website with a contest!

Win a free Heart of the Islands cruise for two down the St. Lawrence River aboard  the majestic  'Island Queen' compliments of Don Koppin General Contractor! Witness the beauty of the St. Lawrence and enjoy live entertainment and the full service canteen & bar! Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Like and share our Facebook page, and tag us in your status; 2. visit our website at www.DonKoppinContracting.ca; 3. download our free Project Guide e-book! That's it! Good luck and bon voyage!

A story about how NOT to renovate!

A story about how NOT to renovate!

When our customers purchased this beautiful lakefront house, their Home Inspection indicated no immediate concerns. But when they hired a company to add insulation to the attic after an Energy Audit, the insulation company refused to do the work until a structural engineer looked at the roof structure. After a thorough inspection, many dangerous issues were

Why paying 'under the table' for construction or renos is NOT a better deal!

Why paying 'under the table' for construction or renos is NOT a better deal!

When a project goes wrong, repercussions can often cost much more than the original perceived cash savings.  If you pay cash, with no receipts, you have no warranty, no recourse for poor workmanship or damages to your home, and no Capital Gains Tax advantages when selling.  Too many homeowners fork over big bucks...

New Windows not in the budget? Sealing the leaks can help!

New Windows not in the budget? Sealing the leaks can help!

If you can feel drafts around your doors & windows, they are often a huge source of heat loss, and a good reason for feeling uncomfortable when the temperature drops & the cold winds blow.  Even the expensive replacement of your windows with double or triple glazed ones won’t give you the comfort and fuel savings you’d like if they aren’t installed with proper sealing. It’s amazing how regularly we see this problem

Your House as a System - Ventilation & Insulation

Your House as a System - Ventilation & Insulation

One of the most frequent problems we see in homes usually results from a lack of information that homeowners (and often the contractors who have worked on their homes) have about their House as a System.  Like a car, a building is comprised of an integrated system of mechanical and design components that all work together.. If one component stops working – like the fan belt in your car, or the insulation in your home, it affects the entire unit...