Meet the Owner at York Renovation & Design Inc.
Get to know the people behind your favourite places & spaces in downtown Burlington! We’ll be introducing you to new owners & businesses throughout the year!
This week, meet Ryan Kooistra, Owner & Contractor, York Renovation & Design Inc.
1. Why did you start/open your business?
Ryan started working for his father and other renovation businesses after getting a degree at Guelph University. He started renovating his own properties and found a love and need for it. Ryan then gained the experience and knowledge needed before opening his renovation business which is now run by himself and his two brothers.
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.
Full-service renovation business – new build, additions and renovations offering full service interior design from lkdesigns inc.
3. What made you choose Downtown Burlington to open your business?
We like working in the Burlington area and on some unique homes downtown. We also live close to the office!
4. What other downtown businesses do you frequent and do business with?
- TD Canada
- Jeffs Guy Shop
- Almost all the restaurants
5. You’re a family-owned and operated business – what’s the best thing about working with your two brothers every day?
It’s hard-to-find reliable hard-working people in our industry. Having my two brothers by my side gives us confidence and reliability when taking on large projects.
6. Your wife is an Interior Designer … and you often collaborate on projects together … what’s the most complicated installation she’s ever asked you to do?
Get a 7’H headboard and bed into an old house dt because she needed to create a certain look! We had to cut the ceiling and put it back to the way it looked before.
7. If you could take a motorcycle trip anywhere in the world … where would it be and why?
Alaska! One of the only places I haven’t been yet on my motorcycle.
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