cat-a-lyst (kat’l-ist)

1. a person or thing that precipitates an event or change;
2. often used to refer to the prime agent of any positive change.

The Catalyst team is different than your average renovation contractor serving Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph and the surrounding area.

The foundation we built Catalyst on is simple: 

  • listening to your needs
  • delivering on promises
  • being innovative with materials selection, technologies and techniques
  • proactively solving problems and addressing issues
  • treating our clients, sub-trade partners and suppliers with respect 

What motivates us?

Catalyst is a company founded by two industry professionals who saw a void in the construction and renovation industry. They envisioned a general contractor that could be relied on to complete quality work on time, and on budget. A general contractor you can trust with your most valuable material asset – your home or business. Catalyst General Contracting was born. Established in 2009, we have worked extremely hard to build and maintain our reputation for quality residential renovations and construction. We are now entering our 7th year and we’ve grown to 12 staff members. With hundreds of projects under our belt, we’ve got the experience and expertise to complete your project 100% right the first time.

Baeumler Approved

Baeumler Approved members adhere to a strict code of conduct. 


  • Treat customers and homeowners with courtesy and respect.
  • Provide written quotes that are reasonable, honest, and fair.
  • Communicate project status to the customer on a timely basis.
  • Complete work to a professional standard.
  • Comply with all federal, provincial/state and municipal by-laws and regulations.
  • Provide employees with training required to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Maintain insurance and comply with all health and safety regulations.
  • Maintain a clean, safe workspace and respect the property of the homeowner.
  • Always use a certified professional when and where applicable.

Our Team


Brady Morris


Brady grew up in a small town east of Windsor, and fell in love with the construction industry while taking a co-operative education program in high school. Over the next eight years, Brady worked for both a custom building and renovation company, as well as a high-volume production builder. As a result, Brady gained hands-on experience in everything from building custom homes, custom renovations, additions, and decks, all the while learning from experienced carpenters. Brady is happily married with two young boys.

Andrew Co Owner

Andrew Day


Andrew grew up in London, Ontario, and throughout his childhood and high school learned a love of carpentry and woodworking from his grandfathers. He attended the University of Guelph, and completed a degree in computer engineering. After a short time in the engineering industry he realized he needed to return to his true love of building and working with his hands. Andrew quickly obtained a job with a large volume builder, and worked his way up to a site supervisor where he gained hands on experience as well as trade and project management skills – all with an intense focus on quality work. Andrew has also successfully completed his own “flip” properties, acquiring a world of experience and problem-solving skills in the renovation field.  Andrew and his wife Melanie are happily married with four (yes, four!) young girls.


Graeme Kobayashi

Sales & Estimating Manager

Graeme’s family settled in Waterloo after living in various Canadian cities from coast to coast.  After his previous job took him travelling around the world, Graeme has found himself back at home in Kitchener-Waterloo with Catalyst General Contracting. His various experiences have brought him to his position as Sales Manager at Catalyst, where he enjoys helping customers plan and create their dream renovations.


Jamie Houle

Project Manager

Jamie grew up in London, Ontario. Growing up with a Grandfather and Father who were both carpenters, it was inevitable that Jamie would follow in their footsteps. Jamie completed multiple schooling and training courses in the trades over the years to sharpen his skills, typically graduating at the top of his class. After post secondary, Jamie began working with a large volume home builder where he held the position of Home Service Representative. It was in this role that he learned the value of customer service. In the following years Jamie moved his way up to become a Site Supervisor for another large volume residential home builder. In 2015 Jamie joined the Catalyst team as Project Manger. Jamie enjoys working with his team as well as working closely with the clients. Jamie's number one priority is to ensure our clients are happy and 100% satisfied. Jamie and his wife Dawn are happily married with two children.

Catalyst Crew

The Catalyst Crew


Our Fleet

Contact us today to discuss your custom renovation project!