Why does Keith love design?

Why does Keith love design?

“Design unleashes the creativity within me”

Since his early childhood growing up on Lake of the Woods in Ontario, he has always pursued creative outlets. The idea of creating something that wasn’t originally there is exciting. From drywaller to framer to carpenter and general contractor, he has found avenues that have allowed him to express himself and generate something original.

He looks forward to the opportunities clients present to live out their own dreams and ideas. With this never-ending exploration of education and technology, he has been the driving force of the implementation and expanding resource of our digital endeavours. Establishing Decca Design Inc. as one the first firms in the city to convert to the Autodesk 3D platform of Revit has allowed us the ability to help ourselves and more importantly the clients to see their dreams. The ability to take a virtual tour of your future space is invaluable to many individuals that are not able to visualize the end result.

Always eager to bring his depth and years of experience to any project, he is an invaluable member of the Decca Design Inc. team.

Outside of work, Keith continues his creative endeavors by glass blowing and camping in the great outdoors for inspiration.

Those are Keith’s thoughts. “What’s on Your Design Mind?”






Why does Jennifer love design?

Why does Jennifer love design?

The idea of starting a design business was an exciting idea all those years ago. As a child she was constantly exposed to the concepts of design and construction and in awe of the idea that a solution could be communicated and executed in such a way as to bring it to life. Jennifer learned design and building principals from a master: her father. She loves good design that is both beautiful and functional.

The execution of design was a motivation to create excellent systems for both efficiency and efficacy. From the constructive perspective, she could see the pitfalls especially in the chain of communication. Jennifer could envision a better way to assemble the approximately 1500 decisions to assist in the smooth execution of a design. From those challenges was born the Decca Project Exacting Process Checklist.

We enjoy excellent relationships with suppliers and contractors, as well as clients. The business objective was to build a strong, synergistic team consisting of critical thinkers. Throughout the years we have built a supportive, industrious, and ambitious team that consistently identifies and rises to new challenges. She is immensely proud of her team.

Her LEED credentials promote and assist in implementing sustainable, environmentally friendly designs. Jennifer is eagerly anticipating the new directions Decca Design Inc. will discover and establish in the future.

While not at work Jennifer renews her creative spirit by cooking, painting acrylic landscapes and camping in the western foothills. Ike Brown is Jennifer’s dog and the company mascot. A mix breed of Catahoula and Bernese Mountain dog, he is a welcome addition to the team. The office is very pet friendly. He likes long walks in the woods, homemade biscuits and no shortage of petting!

Jennifer is eagerly anticipating the new directions Decca Design Inc. will discover and establish in the future.

We would love to hear from you and “What’s on your Design Mind?”





Welcome to The Design Mind

Welcome to The Design Mind

Welcome to The Design Mind where we, Decca Design Inc., have an opportunity to engage with you, our clients and friends, and share our design ideas and pass on our design knowledge.

As a design company, we are a creative group. We began by exploring the questions of “why do we love design?”, “what motivated and inspires us?”, “what is the driving force that propels us and provides purpose to our daily activities.”

Many years ago, as a group, we identified our “Why” as:

“Identifying and removing the barriers in our client’s environments that are preventing them from living their best lives.”

Decca Design Inc. is passionate about being a part of the solution that will benefit the end user. In many situations, people are not aware of how their built environment is directly affecting their productivity, effectiveness and overall mood or feelings. These factors are equally true for a work or personal living space. How the human factor interacts within four walls is important. As creatures of habit, we often don’t take the time to stop and think why we are doing the things we are doing – is there a better way? Or is my environment creating an obstacle to my success?

Are you a family with children that play sports? Do you constantly trip over the pile of athletic equipment at the back door because currently there is no place for these bags to live?

Is your desk laid out in such a way that allows you to complete your work efficiently, and in a timely manner – or do you have to get up and cross over to another space for essential information, tasks or to engage with a co-worker?

These are just a few examples of how your space is preventing you from performing your best.

We get excited when, as a group, we can help analyze these challenges, identify the solutions and execute a distinctive result that eliminates the original problem in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

We would love to hear from you and “What’s on your design mind?”


Until next time….