...an overview

Design Builders Ltd.
was established in 1983 in Barrie by Keith Cowden and Ron Woods, over the past two decades they have acquired and developed personnel who are proficient in design, estimating, and construction management. This along with an experienced and skilled labour force provides the basis of our continued success.

Through the years, Cowden-Woods has achieved a reputation for the performance of quality work and fulfilling all commitments on time, and on budget. Our experience is focused on the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

Today, Cowden-Woods Design Builders Ltd. stands ready to provide service in any number of capacities from building design, estimating, scheduling and construction, to project and construction management. We are prepared to see a project through from design concept to final completion, or participate in any of the individual steps along the way.

Everyone at Cowden-Woods understands that high quality and customer service is of the utmost importance.We have been successful in maintaining a balanced blend of key personnel, who have not only traditional values but also continue to up date techniques, equipment and technology.

We at Cowden-Woods Design Builders Ltd. are confident in our ability to provide the finest construction services at a competitive cost; we look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our abilities on your next project, be it large
or small.


Cowden-Woods Design Builders Ltd. will be a leader in the “Design-Build” business, by meeting or exceeding our customer's expectation in quality, innovation, service and value. To accomplish our mission “Cowden-Woods” is guided by the following principals:

DESIGN & CONSTRUCT QUALITY BUILDINGS: To construct innovative, attractive, and functional buildings that are on time and on budget.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: To meet our customer's expectations, it is essential that we consistently meet their need for quality, cost and service. We realize that we are only as good as our last project.

SUB-TRADE & SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP: To develop vendor relationships that consistently meets our quality, service and price requirements. To build partnerships on trust, mutual benefits and understanding of each other's expectations.

EMPLOYEE INVOLVMENT: To create an environment in which all employees can contribute to their maximum ability and maintain high performance standards, effective training, open and honest dialogue and active participation
in problem solving. To provide employees with a safe and healthy work environment, with reasonable compensation, and respect for everyone's role.

MAKE AN ADEQUATE RETURN ON INVESTMENT: To grow, a successful company must maintain a reasonable return on investment. A company that performs a service well and offers a quality product is entitled to be fairly

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: To dedicate a percentage of pre-tax profits to promote health, education, culture and recreation that contribute to improving the individual and collective quality of life in our community.

ETHICS: To conduct business and relationships with respect, honesty and integrity.


Cowden-Woods Design Builders Ltd.
249 Saunders Rd.
Barrie, Ontario,
Canada, L4N 9A3
Phone: 705-721-8422
Fax: 705-721-9342
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