So proud to have had our fearless leader Paul Lafrance at Conestoga College for the 2016 Jill of All Trades, encouraging young women to pursue their dreams in skilled trades.
Paul Lafrance (& his alter ego!) appears on a celebrity panel with Kate Campbell and Line Pelletier at the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition in New Brunswick. They discuss their careers, what drew them to the skilled trades, and the essential skills of their occupations!
How’d Paul get that mustache to stay on? Bonus behind-the-scenes clip here.
Paul Lafrance Design of Toronto Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Toronto, Canada January 22, 2016 – Paul Lafrance Design of Toronto, Ontario has won “Best Of Design” & “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The unique and cutting-edge design & build firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“At my company, we are always pushing for excellence in bringing an amazing experience to our clients,” says founder & HGTV Canada host Paul Lafrance. “This is the second year in a row that we’ve taken home “Best of Design” and “Best of Customer Service” and I could not be more proud of my team.”
“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Paul Lafrance Design, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
About Paul Lafrance Design
Formerly Cutting Edge Construction and Design, Paul Lafrance Design was founded in 1997 by Paul Lafrance, host of HGTV Canada’s hit shows “Decked Out”, “Disaster Decks”, “Deck Wars” and “Custom Built”. In that time, the company has expanded from designing and installing backyard decks to creating unique whole-home transformations, one-of-a-kind furniture, and commercial outdoor spaces, both on camera and off. Paul’s creative ideas and internationally recognized designs are unique and unmatched in an industry that often produces cookie cutter decks and boring outdoor spaces.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
Indoor fireplaces are a fantastic way to chase off the winter blahs! But what do you need to know before you add one to your home? Paul’s got you covered on the basics! Check out this article in HOSS Magazine:
Paul Lafrance is excited to announce a partnership Regal Ideas, an amazing manufacturer of low maintenance and beautiful aluminum products. This is an amazing opportunity and we’re looking forward to working together in 2016. Get the scoop!
Check out Regal Ideas’ beautiful aluminum railing product that we used on HGTV’s Disaster Decks:
Paul is happy to be contributing to Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine again for the Fall 2015 edition! It’s that time of year again, where we Canadians enjoy the beautiful fall colours that herald the closing of summer. Still, it’s a poor substitute for gorgeously warm summer weather and sunny days at the cottage!
Check out this excerpt for his super Canadian strategy on stretching out the summer for as long as possible. See you on the deck!
OLM Fall 2015
Our fearless leader Paul Lafrance has added a new title to his resumé: Chef!
Check out his appearance on Food Network Canada’s Great Canadian Cookbook with Chef Lynn as they recreate a truly classic Canadian dish. They’ll kick up macaroni and cheese with some delicious Canadian-made artisanal cheeses…yum!
Have you heard the news? Paul Lafrance Design is very excited to be part of a spectacular rejuvenation project which will breathe new life into an old favourite Ontario getaway destination.
Talisman Resort — now Talisman Mountain Inn — was once a beloved ski resort that closed its doors in 2011. Now under new ownership, the resort is getting a top-to-bottom makeover, with design work by our very own Paul!
Hey, deck & landscape fans! We have an excerpt from the fabulous Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 edition for you today. In this edition, Paul talks about one of his most beloved projects from HGTV Canada’s Decked Out, a compact project styled like a Miami club lounge.
Check out the article below for Paul’s thoughts on not just designing out of the box, but breaking it entirely!
OLM Summer 2015
Escaping the winter cold, Paul Lafrance works from inside the home on new show Custom Built! Check out this article from TV, Eh? to get the scoop on Paul’s thoughts: