2018 Home Design Trends

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Menno S. Martin 2017 Kitchen Renovation

2018 has arrived meaning there are all kinds of new home design and decorating trends that you can incorporate into your personal home style. Whether you are interested in overhauling your entire home or just want to add in a few fresh updates, here are our note-worthy home design trends for 2018. Continue reading


Jeff Gives Back and Mark & Jeremy Share the Love

posted in 75th Anniversary

Waterloo Region donations, Jeff gives back

Photo credit: Rock Steady Boxing

As part of our 75th year in business, the Menno S. Martin team has been our in the community doing random acts of kindness (RAK) and we have committed to donating $500 on behalf of each of our staff to their favourite charities throughout 2017.

The theme for our 75th year in business is Putting People First and we continue to do just that! Here are a few of the most recent activities. Continue reading


Smart Employers Talk Conference By Trent Bauman

posted in Community Connections

Art Janzen & Trent Bauman -Co-Owners at Menno S. Martin Contractor speak about living wage during their panel discussion

Art Janzen & Trent Bauman -Co-Owners at Menno S. Martin Contractor

Art and I recently attended and presented a panel discussion on the topic of living wage at the Smart Employers Talk conference presented by The Centre for Labour Management Relations and Better Way Alliance hosted at Ryerson University. The conference brought together a employers, economists, researchers and policy analysts to explore the positive impacts of supporting a decent job strategy in Ontario. We met people from diverse sectors including health, insurance, retail, technology, engineering, and food services.  Continue reading


A Condo Fit For a Cat

posted in Kitchen

Our happy clients Bob and Janice welcomed us into their newly renovated condo for a photoshoot of the work we did this past spring. They are over-the-moon with their fully renovated space that includes a brand new kitchen, two updated bathrooms and bedrooms and custom cabinetry throughout. Continue reading


Waterloo Kitchen Renovation for an Awesome Couple

posted in Kitchen

kitchen-renovationWhen Henry and his wife Margaret turned to us for their Waterloo kitchen renovation, not only did it present the opportunity to expand our creative knowledge on a new project; it was a chance to learn more about a family, their history, and the home they cherish so very deeply. Continue reading