ReVive Centre Partners

Brian McCourt

 

Brian McCourt is an HGTV and CityLine personality, contractor, design expert and real estate flipper. Growing up, Brian had an obsession with real estate. When he was 19, he dreamed of buying, renovating, and selling properties. Without independent financial means, he gathered investment from friends and bought his first fixer-upper and successfully flipped his first property. By the age of 25, Brian had successfully flipped 7 properties. With heavy demand, he began a new venture: Brian McCourt Designs.With over 13 years of experience as a renovation specialist, Brian has unique concepts and a full understanding of the home renovation process. Brian's well-rounded skill set, knowledge of building products, and creative mind make him a true asset to the world of renovation.

Brian has been one of the most supportive partners of Habitat HM and our ReVive Centre. From helping our team with some DIY projects to using the workshop for some of his own creations, Brian has become a member of our team here. We're lucky to call him a friend and we can't wait for you to see what projects we have been working on together. Stay tuned!

Check out Brian's blog post, including a special shout out to Habitat ReStores - 10 Must-Know Expert Tips About Sourcing From Salvage

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Website: brianmccourtdesigns.com

Instagram: @brianmccourtdesigns

Facebook: @brianmccourtdesigns

Twitter: @BrianMcCourtTV

Sherian Groppini

 

Sherian Groppini has been breathing new life into dusty old furniture for as long as she can remember. She laughs when she’s referred to as a “Curb Side Rescuer.” She’s always on the look out for furniture, wood, metal or architectural pieces to refurbish or upcycle and is one of our best ReStore customers. The thrill of the hunt get’s Sherian up at the crack of dawn with a yard sale list in hand or at our ReStore, seeking out obscure treasures she can upcycle. From the Attic Interiors, Sherian's store in Paris, Ontario, is a culmination of all things DIY and Sherian’s passion.

Whether she's leading a team or a workshop on how to "revive" pieces of furniture or out in the ReStores offering refinishing advice and tips to shoppers, Sherian has beenone of the key partners that has been part of the ReVive Centre from day one. Her continued support of our ReVive Centre volunteers has made her an integral part of our team. 

Website: fromtheatticinteriors.ca

Facebook: @From-the-Attic-Interiors

Instagram: @from_the_attic_interiors

Pinterest: @from-the-attic-interiors

Sawmill Sid

 

Sawmill Sid have been great partners with Habitat for several years now. Their journey first started in 2001 after a devastating house fire.  To rebuild, they purchased their first sawmill and began turning fallen trees into siding, flooring, doors, beams, headers, window panes and a waterfall! Sidney, or "Sid", fell in love with the wood of course, but he truly loved all of the great people and all the great experiences that he encountered along the way.

After learning that the city of Toronto had tens of thousands of trees coming into wood diversion lots from storms, disease and development and that over 95 % of that wood was being chipped and going to landfill, they decided to build a business designed around repurposing these trees into works of art. They are very proud and privileged to now be operating out of the Tree and Wood Recovery Center.  They recover and repurpose trees, offer a free drop off service to tree fellers, provide portable and on-site sawmilling, kiln drying, planning and finishing and eventually to repurpose the sawdust and wood shavings.

In 2016, we met Sawmill Sid after our friends at Triovest decided to donate their felled bore ash wood from one of their properties in Mississauga to Habitat. Sid and his amazing team milled, dried and delivered the wood to our ReVive Centre where you can find that it has been repurposed into furniture, table tops and much more. Sawmill Sid continues to be an amazing partner who donates live-edge and milled wood pieces to us to help in our upcycling efforts at the ReVive Centre. 

Website: sawmillsid.ca

Facebook: @sawmillsid

Instagram: @sawmill_sid_inc

Twitter: @SawmillSid

Amberwood Doors Inc.

 

Colin Fraser has been in the wood door business for 25 years. In 2004 he had a vision to build high-end Canadian custom wooden doors, thus Amberwood Doors Inc. was born. Colin’s dedicated work ethic, fine eye
for detail and unparalleled commitment to quality, has put Amberwood Doors on the map not only nationally but internationally. To date, outstanding Amberwood Doors can be found across Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Designing and manufacturing some of the world’s most beautiful wooden doors would not be possible without a highly skilled team. Amberwood’s master draftspersons, master woodworkers and master wood finishers are amongst the best in the industry. Amberwood Doors offers you one-stop shopping for all of your exterior and interior door needs.

We have been lucky to establish a partnership with Colin and his team, enabling us to get very inspired and creative in our workshop. They generously donate various types of high-quality hardwood to us that contribute immensely to several of our ReVive programs.

Website: amberwooddoors.ca

Facebook: @Amberwood Doors Inc.

Instagram: @amberwooddoors

Twitter: @AmberwoodDoors