About

About

Design Alternatives is a complete cottage and home construction company located in beautiful Buckhorn Ontario. We specialize in building custom homes and cottages – from initial site planning and design through permits, approvals, construction, finishing and landscaping. Whether you’re looking to build a Timber- Framed dream cottage, a functional new boathouse or garage, or a custom Log Home on your country property, we’re your one stop solution.

Since 1978, we’ve helped clients with beautiful Homes and Cottages throughout the Kawartha Lakes region including such Lakes as Mississauga Lake, Catchacoma Lake, Gold lake, Pencil Lake, McGinness Lake, Beaver Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Big Bald and Little Bald Lakes, Stoney Lake, Kasshabog Lake, Chemong Lake, and many more…

The original company was established in Toronto 33 years ago specializing in renovations and electrical contracting. The move to the Buckhorn area in 1988 brought further development into a growing, successful business focusing on building custom homes for our clients. 2007 brought further change, with Greg Lawson taking over as owner/operator. The original owner of the company continues to work with us and the transition has been seamless. Our tradition of commitment to superior customer service and quality home building continues. Owner, Greg Lawson & staff have Ministry of Housing & Development accreditation for Custom Home Design, allowing us to better serve our customers and build to their landscape and environment with the features they value most.

“You will not find your home duplicated in the next bay. Every Design Alternatives home is unique and designed to consider its environment, and our clients’ needs.”
– Greg Lawson, president.