About Catalyst



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2. often used to refer to the prime agent of any positive change.

Our Story & Our Motivation

Catalyst was established in 2009 by two industry professionals who saw a service gap in the construction and renovation industry. Our founders imagined a general contractor that could be relied on to complete quality work on time and on budget — a general contractor that you could trust with your most valuable material asset: your home or business.

For 10+ years Catalyst has worked tirelessly to deliver on our promise to “build trust and build change” for over 500 clients and counting! What sets us apart from the crowd? We’re proud Design-Build Renovators who will make you fall in love with your home with years of design-build expertise. We specialize in additions and whole home renovations with custom touches that will welcome you home.

Why Choose Catalyst?

At Catalyst, our team will listen to your needs and deliver on our promises. We’re innovative, proactive, and we treat our clients, sub-trade partners, and suppliers with respect. We’re here to continue to build a company that will proudly serve Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the surrounding areas for many years to come.

We continually train our crew on new techniques, technologies, and products, and we are committed to staying up-to-date with changes in the renovation industry. We invest to stay current and have implemented a cloud-based construction software system that tracks all of your projects in real time – plus, all homeowners have online access to view the status of their projects in real-time from their smartphone!

Our Values

Catalyst was founded to create a company that not only produced quality projects but created a great place to work for those who love design and renovation, carpentry, and construction. Happy people do great work.


We value our customers, our trade partners, our team, and our neighbours. wWe are a certified living wage employer that has a long term vision of helping to grow and improve the region(s) we work and play in.


Simply put, it makes the dream work.

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