About Us

Here at Heather & Little, our team has over a century of combined knowledge and experience in the metal fabrication industry

Why Choose Us

Established in 1925, we have continued the tradition of providing one of the highest quality architectural sheet metal reproduction and preservation services in the custom metal fabrication industry. Not only are we the preferred American supplier for decorative sheet metal fabrication, but we have also had the honour of working on vital historical landmarks and heritage buildings.

We’ve built a reputation over the years for exceeding our clients’ needs with the quality of our work, including step-by-step assessment and review across all facets of a project. 

When you bring us in to consult on a project, we’ll perform a thorough onsite inspection, (or review your own findings) allowing us to provide professional recommendations such as whether repair work or complete replacement is required, and to what specifications - as well as advice gleaned from our years of experience.

For example, we can reverse engineer an existing structure’s metalwork to fabricate metal elements in the same manner or bring modern improvements to design, depending on the project’s parameters and requirements including current local building codes. 

At Heather & Little,
one of our greatest strengths
is the experience and talent of our people.

With over a century of hands-on experience, you can expect us to consider all the angles and be ready with expertise and solutions every time, even if a build throws a curve-ball.

We Offer Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication and Preservation Services 
For Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Properties including:

  • Kalamein Doors and Windows
  • Metal Roofs and Walls
  • Ornamental Sheet Metal
  • Consulting on Building Preservation and Restoration

 

Our Team

MIKE PAPANIA

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mike began his career in his father’s roofing business before beginning his apprenticeship with H+L where he served as a coppersmith for many years. Mike then ran his own successful roofing and sheet metal business before returning to H+L.

In the position of Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Mike oversees H+L's operations across North America. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge with hands-on artisan experience, project management, methodical design, and practical connection knowledge.

Mike's interest in the architectural sheet metal trade compliments his conviction for heritage restoration.

MARC JAMIESON

Vice President, Sales & Estimating

Marc has been firmly embedded in the roofing and architectural sheet metal industry since his earliest days attending work with his father and grandfather in the family business. Through his employment in every facet of the industry, he has gained a deep understanding and respect for heritage building preservation.

Now Vice President of Sales and Projects, Marc brings over 30 years of experience to every custom fabrication or replication assignment that you bring, large or small.

He is ready to take your call and guide you through a project from concept to completion.

 

RITA KOUZAK 

Project Coordinator & Estimator

Rita’s education and career started in the Middle East where she developed a strong passion for heritage building restoration. Educated in Civil Engineering, she brings her professional skills and abilities to H+L.

As Project Coordinator and Estimator, Rita is ready to take on your custom roofing or architectural sheet metal project. She enjoys tackling new challenges and approaching projects with innovative methodologies and solutions to accomplish your expectations.

STEVE LAROUCHE

Ottawa District Manager

After spending seven years working as a Construction Project Manager, Steve brought his experience to H+L. He has worked on numerous prestigious projects across Canada and has specialized in working on heritage-designated buildings and historical restoration projects in institutional, governmental, and privately held construction projects of all sizes.

Steve holds a Certificate in Construction Project Management and CCA Gold Seal Certification for Trade Contracting.

As Ottawa District Manager, you may find Steve involved in every aspect of your project from estimating through to a successful project conclusion.

SAMUEL DJETORE

Project Coordinator

After obtaining an engineering degree from Dalhousie University, Samuel found himself in the construction industry and soon developed a strong interest in Heritage building rehabilitation.

As a recent graduate, he brings a fresh perspective on how to tackle problems identified in construction projects.
Samuel holds a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certificate and has worked on various projects across Canada for a wide array of clients.

As a member of the H+L team, Samuel is ready to work with you to successfully execute your roofing or architectural sheet metal job.

Memberships

National Trust for Canada
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario
Sealant Waterproofing & Restoration Institute
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Heritage Toronto

Building Artisans Guild
Toronto Construction Association (TCA)
Ottawa Construction Association (OCA)
Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (OSM)
Construction Specifications Canada

Preservation Consulting

And if you are looking for a second opinion on your project or have a particularly complex issue that needs a fresh eye, we’re here for that too. Tackling tricky challenges is our specialty and we welcome the opportunity to provide consulting advice, with the same exacting attention to detail we bring to all our commissions.
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