About Northern Designs…

Dreams and wishes are what keeps us moving forward everyday. Making them come true sometimes requires not only ones self motivation, but rather a team. When it comes to the dream of building your home or cottage, or possible the addition or renovation you always wanted, Northern Designs has the team and vision to take that dream and make it a reality.

Northern Designs is owned and operated by Dennis Jenkins, Architectural Consultant, serving clients throughout Ontario since 2001. Building Dreams with Vision, was founded on the principle of listening to our clients and envisioning their perspective to take what is a napkin dream and bringing it to life.

From our initial meeting to the hole being dug for the foundation, Northern Designs team and services will make your experience enjoyable and rewarding.

We want to help make this experience one you won’t forget!

Meet Our Team…

Graduating with a Diploma of Architecture from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario in 1998 and being a member of the Association of Architectural Technologist of Ontario, Dennis has went on to educate and gain certifications to build and develop the company into a full service consulting firm.

Since 2012, Dennis has become a Certified Energy Advisor with NRCan (Natural Resources of Canada) for new home testing and labelling for Energy Star and EnerGuide 80. In 2013/2014, Dennis gained his HVAC House qualification with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and also certification from HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada) with Residential Air System Design, Residential Heat Loss & Heat Gain Calculation F280-12, and Residential Mechanical Ventilation.

Dennis’ passion for design runs deeper than the finished drywall and siding of your home. His knowledge along with his skill of building homes from the foundation up gives him the ability to design and create your dreams with vision.

In 2011, Northern Design welcomed Interior Designer, Lisa Lecappelain to the team. Lisa is a graduate from Georgian College, in Barrie, ON where she studied various elements of design from conceptual, to building code standards, gathering materials and finishes, and producing final construction documents.

With art being a major influence on Lisa’s life, her experience and knowledge has been a great asset in working closely with our clients in the design process and seeing the project through to the finished product. Lisa is also involved providing graphic design of business materials and developing Northern Designs monthly newsletters in efforts to educate our clients on the many topics found in today’s Design and Building Industry.

Lisa’s next goals and aspirations are to complete her internship with ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designer of Ontario) and obtain her BCIN (Building Code Identification Number) with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

2012 was the year that allowed Northern Designs the opportunity to welcome Certified Energy Advisor, Jerry Osborne to the team. With having completed over 1000 audits comprised of new and existing homes, Jerry’s passion for home energy evaluation and building diagnostics continues to excel.

Holding certification with NRCan (Natural Resources of Canada) as a Certified Energy Advisor, Jerry is able to deliver and administer the National Energy Star program, Energuide 80 Certification and conduct analysis on existing homes. Jerry has been a great asset to the team not only as an Energy Advisor but also in developing our code compliance SB-12 documentation, HVAC Comparison Report, and our Existing Home Energy Report.

Other Areas of Achievements:
• Existing Homes Energy Advisor, NRCan Certified Energuide
• Enbridge Gas – Low Income Weatherization Advisor
• Peterborough Utilities – Low Income Weatherization Advisor
• Commercial Light Energy and Consumption Advisor
• New Home Energy Advisor, NRCan Certified Energuide 80
• New Home Energy Advisor, Energy Star Certified
• In‐Construction Thermal bypass Energy Advisor
• Loyalist College SB‐12 Energy Efficiency Trainer