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An award-winning interior design and renovation company.  Joanna Starko and the Jostar team are the recipients of 10 straight Consumer’s Choice Awards for interior design, as well as three prestigious Top Choice Awards for design.  Her passion for good design, her wealth of knowledge and 40 years of experience have earned Joanna a reputation as an expert in the design and renovation industry.   Megan Martin is a senior designer working with high end builders as well as excellent clients. Megan was recently invited to be a part of Vignettes – a showcase for local top designers. Laura McSporran is a very talented  designer with a BSc in interior design. She did her practicum with Jostar and has been working there ever since. Laura has done some impressive designs and worked with a number of very happy clients. Jostar also recently donated time and design to the well known Home for the Holidays design event. Jostar uses trusted people and the latest tools to make your dreams come true. Whether just design and consulting or full renovations, Jostar is happy to help you make your house your home. 

 Tips from the Jostar team: 
1)      Before starting a reno, always plan ahead and shop for your items before construction to help keep you within your budget
2)      Always look at your finishes in your space to see how they work in both natural light as well as the colour of artificial light you intend to use
3)      Renovations almost always come with unforeseen costs! Therefore, try to include a contingency fund for costs that are unexpected. This should be at least 10% above your original budget. 
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In 2006, Josh Marchand started his own framing company which grew into a custom carpentry business due to a love for fine craftsmanship. The next logical step was to take his God-given talents to the world of custom home construction.
Marchand Construction are dedicated to smaller footprint homes with a strong emphasis on craftsmanship. They are not a team of salesmen, they are a team of craftsmen. And their focus is you, the client. The efficiency in which Marchand Construction drives a project project forward — without cutting corners — is rarely matched due to their ability to problem solve on the fly and think outside the box. It helps that the entire team loves what they do, and prides themselves at superior craftsmanship. Josh strives runs his business as he does his life — in a manner befitting a follower of Jesus Christ. This foundation upon which Marchand Construction has built its mandate.
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