Designing, renovating and building homes requires an experienced and trusted partner. A partner who is as committed to the experience as they are to the process and the outcome.
We are very proud of our 75 years of combined experience in the industry and we still love what we do, learn something new every day and never lose sight of why we do it.
At Spotlight Home & Lifestyle we understand that if the entire experience is not exciting, seamless and rewarding for you, then it won’t be for us either. To that end our team of designers, craftsmen and business leaders have created a company which strives to deliver that experience every day.
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Design – Renovate – Build experiences that ensure:
- Families choose us
- Clients refer us
- Craftspeople want to work here
- Trades partner with us
- Suppliers recommend us
- Building officials respect us
- Competitors emulate us
Create positive, rewarding Design – Renovate – Build experiences for clients, employees and partners in the Kawartha Lakes Region by living our values and producing exceptional work every single day.
We understand the importance of effective communication. Communication starts with an intrinsic need to understand. Only when we truly understand the customer’s vision and expectations have we truly communicated. Effective communication is paramount to a successful project.
We believe that service is about finding unique solutions specific to the situation, the customer and their lifestyle – then delivering to that solution. It’s about follow through. It’s about the little things.
Craftsmanship speaks to quality. Quality starts with an unwavering commitment to a standard of fit and finish regardless of material or price. No exceptions. This can only be achieved by individuals committed to providing a positive experience and exceptional living spaces.
We hold this value as the most sacred. By consistently being respectful of everyone we come into contact with, living up to our values of communication, service and craftsmanship are effortless. They simply become part of who we are as a company. We are respectful of family, pets, property, time, money, the environment and most importantly the emotional connection everyone has to their own personal home and lifestyle.
Who We Are
Spotlight Home & Lifestyle was founded by Garnet Northey in an effort to create a values-based company that brings peace of mind to the Design – Renovate – Build process and experience.
Starting out in the construction business Garnet recognized a need for better communication skills and project and people management in the industry. He went back to school, stumbled onto an industry that demanded meticulous planning, attention to detail and thoughtful resource management. Garnet enjoyed a very successful career in conference and event management for some of Ontario’s largest marketing services firms working his way into various senior management roles.
Having developed significant skills in managing large, multi-faceted projects with budgets and resources to match it was time to move on and get back to what he truly loved – designing, renovating and building homes and spaces for people and families – and that country lifestyle…
Garnet, his wife Julia and Drake the cat left the big city, spent a year researching and planning their new venture and came up with the name Spotlight Home & Lifestyle as it captured the essence of what customers wanted in a contractor – someone who would make their project a priority, communicate effectively, consider how the project would cater to their specific lifestyle and see it through to completion.
Eight years later, the addition of Lado the dog, Fender the cat and unfortunately the passing of Drake the cat who made the original journey, and the business is thriving and growing based almost 100% on referrals from customers who appreciate being treated and serviced as a customer – the way it is supposed to be.
Garnet believes in being involved and giving back to the industry that supports his life goals and is currently the President of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association. Garnet has served in various capacities on the board over the past 6 years and is in his third year as President.
In the off hours Garnet spends his time creating life experiences with his wife, designing and building electric guitars, hiking with Lado the dog and enjoying his own Scandinavian scribed log home.