Buckminster Fuller, a famous American architect, once said, “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it’s wrong.”
The right design will always end up in a beautiful form that impresses the world with its grandeur. If the result does not amaze the world, it is certainly a failed architectural design. But with every great design, you need a construction firm that’s capable to bring it to life and it can amaze the world with its out-of-this-world build-out, or it can bore the world, and soon become a lifeless mixture of concrete and cement.
When talking about construction, an Ontario-based company, BUILD IT by Design, is taking the Canadian construction sector by a storm. They are helping world-class brands build iconic destinations that match their mission & vision. Their projects are stealing the spotlight and are creating a hype in the construction industry, especially in the restaurant construction sector.
BUILD IT By Design – Bringing brands to life
Whether it’s a high-end restaurant or a brick-and-mortar retail store, the aesthetics will always play a pivotal role in attracting customers and generating revenues. BUILD IT by Design came into existence in 2008 and was founded under the partnership of Simon Shahin and Alburt Lefebvre. These young entrepreneurs, who are also best friends, are revolutionizing the restaurant construction sector. The friendship that began while operating a small company from the back of a pickup truck has come to a point where they are running Canada’s most experienced commercial construction firm. Since 2008, BUILD IT by Design has completed over 600 projects, setting itself far above the competition.
The company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. In late 2019 BUILD, IT was able to successfully launch its new Alberta office to help expand the company’s reach across Canada. BUILD IT has a team of 70 of the industry’s top personnel. This creative team helps BUILD IT turn their client’s dreams into a reality. The BUILD IT by Design team works to bring forward the brand’s concept, in its truest form, using the most out-of-the-box construction ideas. The focus of the company was primarily constructing restaurant spaces, but it has since then stepped into building retail, commercial and medical spaces.
Today, the company has made its mark on Canada with its creative and unique projects. It is developing projects with an aim to expand into new markets. The company is working on projects in all sectors, including retail, commercial, and healthcare, with its core focus on restaurants. Some of their notable clientele in Canada include Chick-fil-A, Jollibee, The Second City, Chipotle, Blaze Pizza, A&W, Henry’s and many more.
Restaurant Spaces – Giving Diner’s More than Just a Meal
The name that stands out in the field of restaurant construction in Canada is to BUILD IT by Design. It is due to the company’s recognized success and expanding skillset that makes it the most reliable choice for turning an aspiring restaurant owner’s dream into a brick-and-mortar existence. The company focuses on creating a top-notch ambiance for the diners. According to Simon Shahin, “today’s diners want to drool over more than just the meal. They expect a restaurant’s decor to be appetizing as well.” The generation of today is always in search of Instagram-able moments and creating an Instagram-worthy restaurant. Some notable recent projects include;
One of the most exciting restaurant projects that BUILD IT has recently worked on was Chick-Fil-A. It is one the largest fast-food restaurant in America. The company’s very first Chick-Fil-A outlet in Canada is located at Yonge & Bloor, Toronto. This was one of the most anticipated restaurants of 2019 and has been a highlight in the neighborhood ever since.
Known for its Spanish tapas and located in the heart of the historic Distillery District in Toronto, Madrina is filled with warm vibrant, warm colors, and stylish décor giving you the perfect setting for sharing meals and bringing out a fun yet classy vibe.
Jollibee was founded by Tony Tan and his family with its humble beginnings as an Ice Cream Parlor which later grew into an emerging global brand. Today, Jollibee is a bustling network of over 1,000 restaurants worldwide and expanded into Canada in 2018
- Basil Box
In 2015 Basil box was born in a small space at Square One shopping center offering Southeast Asian cuisine that is authentic and fresh. Today Basil box doubled its restaurant square footage and has more than 15 Locations Canada wide, BUILD IT has been proud to have built all locations across Ontario.
Some other projects that the company has in its portfolio include Aloette, Lov, Thirty-Six Knots, Medici, Harbour Eats, and Mira to name a few. Each of these projects features unique elements that make them stand out among all their competitors.
Elevating the portfolio
Up until 2016, the company’s primary focus was on the construction of restaurant spaces. Since then, the CEO, Simon Shahin, believes that the company is ready to take on diverse projects.
The winner of the Top Choice Commercial Construction Company of 2020, BUILD IT by Design, is setting a standard for all its competitors. Operating with core values, including trust, talent, and transparency, the company has become one of the leading commercial construction company in Canada. It is now spreading its roots into other markets and has become a top choice for restaurant construction needs. Not only does the company excel at turning its client’s dreams into reality, but it also appreciates and acknowledges the hard work and effort put in by their team. Some of the team members at BUILD IT has been working with Simon and Alburt since day one. BUILD IT has been successful in establishing itself as the one of the best commercial construction companies in Canada with its vision, experience, and dynamic construction ideas.