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About Harwood Design Builders

First and foremost, our standards of excellence from project-start to project-finish are what makes us different from other builders and renovators in Winnipeg. Our Team makes this excellence possible, and our clients agree. From our front office personnel, to the drywallers, builders, painters and the many other tradespeople and supervisors our clients encounter we hear feedback like, "they're friendly, courteous, experts in their field, trustworthy, knowledgeable, courteous, forthcoming, professional ..." Our people are the backbone of the organization and they operate at peak performance for every client we serve.

Your project will be planned and completed by an incredibly talented interior designer(s), and some of the best architects in the business. Craftsmen will take those plans and transform them from paper to reality for people who want the best. People who value the expertise it takes to create a home or cottage where they can truly live their life. Single, married, young children, teens, retired – each stage of your life demands a space unique in function and form. We get that and our team can deliver it!

We strive to understand, first who you are; and second, what your lifestyle demands. Then we create beautiful, functional homes through inspired design and construction excellence. Visit Our Work.

We follow our own unique business model that eliminates scheduling challenges and delivers on our promise to be an award-winning Winnipeg renovator. We take pride in our reputation for quality craftsmanship and as we build your dreams, we earn your trust. For over 30 years this has afforded us referral after referral ... and that is what makes us different.

Wayne Sage, the owner and a Certified Master Renovator, has over 30 years of experience under his belt. Wayne established Harwood with one thing in mind – To create a reliable design build company in Winnipeg where quality is second to none.

Mission

To fulfill our clients residential construction and renovation dreams with unparalleled quality and workmanship. We promise the highest level of professionalism and build trust through commitment, fulfillment and integrity in everything we do.

Vision

To deliver beautiful and functional living environments through inspiring design and construction excellence.

Our Key People

At Harwood Builders our people are the key to our success and the success of your project. We employ only the best and most knowledgeable people to ensure you receive a superior new home or Winnipeg renovation. This ability allows us more control over budget and timeline. Our expertise and attention to the smallest details exceeds our clients expectations time and again.

Wayne Sage, the owner and president of Harwood Design Builders has a construction career that spans over three decades. He started in the trenches where, for 10 years, he worked his way from site labourer to site superintendent. Wayne moved on to construction management and project management, where he spent another ten years perfecting his skills before starting his own firm. Along the way Wayne received a diploma in building technology and business management. This well rounded and vast experience is the foundation of Harwood Design Builders and is why the company is able to produce superior Winnipeg renovations. Notable highlights of Wayne's career include:

  • The renovation and restoration of a 1940's, 110 foot sailboat in the Caribbean
  • Renovation of Vancouver heritage building to a recording studio for Canada's biggest rock superstar
  • Construction of some of the most beautiful timber frame homes along the coast of B.C. which have been featured in many publications
  • Commissioned by the University of Winnipeg and Department of Fisheries and Oceans to design and construct a portable laboratory inside a shipping container which was sent to the North Pole for scientific exploration

Wayne also believes in giving back to the industry which he enjoys so much and for three years headed the building division of Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity. During that time Wayne:

  • Oversaw the construction of the new restore facility;
  • Managed the construction of 24 Winnipeg Habitat Homes as well as a new subdivision;
  • Developed a prebuild training program for the hundreds of volunteers under his direction which was adopted by Habitat for Humanity USA for their volunteers, and was the subject of a feature story in Habitat International Magazine;
  • Wayne has also travelled to the USA to participate in the hurricane relief effort and was asked to captain Team Canada at the Jimmy Carter International Habitat Build.

Wayne continues to evolve his business and his charitable efforts and started a foundation in response to requests he's received from smaller, local charities and causes who often have needs that are not addressed by the bigger foundations. The Harwood Foundation helps support causes like helping families pay for sports equipment they would not otherwise be able to afford; medical emergencies for families whose kids require costly medical treatments or need to travel for medical care; helping families get back on their feet after a devastation like a fire or loss of parents

Member of:

Renomark          Manitoba Home Builders Association         

 

The Harwood Foundation

Our Mission

The Harwood Foundation's primary focus is to help children live a healthier, happier more joyful life.

Why We Help

Harwood Design Builders is often asked to support both large and small charities and where ever possible we're happy to help. Sadly, there are far too many worthwhile causes with people and organizations doing much needed work and providing much needed help. The Harwood Foundation has been set-up to help support smaller, local charities and causes who often have needs that may not be addressed by the bigger foundations. Causes like helping families pay for sports equipment they would not otherwise be able to afford; medical emergencies for families whose kids require costly medical treatments or need to travel for medical care; helping families get back on their feet after a devastation like a fire or loss of parents.

How We Help

Harwood Design Builders constructs new homes and renovates existing residences, primarily in Manitoba. Most of the funds for the Harwood Foundation are acquired by removing and selling the demolished and salvaged materials from the homes we work on. Other funds are generated from our annual charity golf tournament and unsolicited donations.

Our goal is to give away as close to 100% of the funds we raise. The Harwood Design Builders team generously donate their time to administer the foundations requests and fundraising activities.

Who We've Helped

To be the best we believe we need to align ourselves with the best in construction, renovations and life. Check out some of our sponsorships and affiliations:

  • The Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc.
  • Keeping Abreast Winnipeg
  • Ted's Run for Literacy
  • The Manitoba Lotteries Pink Ribbon Ladies Golf Classic For Hope
  • Winnipeg Blue Bomber Mosaic Mural of Assistant Coach Harris
  • Cancer Care Manitoba
  • Manitoba 'AA' Voyageur Ringette Tournament 2011
  • Dreams Take Flight 2011
  • Paws in Motion
  • Kaitlin's Hope
  • Southdale Ringette
  • Southdale Minor Hockey
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Boni-Vital Soccer
  • Women's breast cancer awareness supporter/donator
  • Shalom mission
  • Winnipeg Police Battle of the Badges
  • Special Olympics
  • Patrick Labossière - Olympic Hopeful