DISCOVER THE NZH DIFFERENCE
NZH Contracting was founded with the goal of designing, building, and renovating quality homes built for future generations. We’ve since grown to include a Commercial and Tenant Improvement division, but we’ve never lost sight of the true intention behind our original goal: building quality, sustainable buildings; regardless of the intended use! We stand behind our product; and that’s why we offer such a great warranty.
How Do We Do It?
Plan, plan, plan! Wouldn’t it be nice to just sit back and enjoy the process while we do the heavy lifting? Metaphorically, and literally! Our team has over 50 years combined experience planning and managing projects in a wide variety of industries, with our entire management team holding advanced education specifically in project management. We’ve developed an air-tight project management process that allows us to seamlessly build anything you ask for in a timely and efficient manner.
Sustainable building means so much more to us than just being environmentally responsible. We always do our best to find the happy medium between environmental/green sustainability, building longevity, and the creature comforts we’re used to. We strive to make sure that all of our projects provide lasting, legacy deliverables that our clients love. From siting and design, straight through construction and warranty, we ensure that no stone is left unturned; Your build will be perfect for you!- Aric Bagshaw, Founder & President
The basement typically known for its ghosts and goblins can be transformed into a Home Theatre for the family or a games room with plenty of space for entertaining. Why build an addition when you already have all of that unused space in the basement? NZH suggests enlarging some windows to make the basement feel less… well like a basement!
Whether you are looking to simply update the bathroom with some new tiles and paint or break down walls and create a spa like retreat, NZH is here to help. Our Interior Design service allows you to see full layouts and elevations of the bathroom. This means it allows you to plan requests before the work begins and reduces the duration of the construction phase. Again NZH brings together the best in the industry to offer you significant savings in product from tiles to vanities. Want to purchase all of your own product? No problem NZH will work with you on any level.
We spend about 80% of our time at home in the kitchen. Whether we're cooking for the family, entertaining our friends or working at the island the kitchen is definitely the highest traffic area in the house. It’s no wonder most real estate experts say your kitchen should be worth about 10% of the value of your home! Because of our close ties with some of the largest suppliers in Ontario we get significant discounts compared to retail and we pass these savings along to you. This goes for everything from the tiles, to the cabinets to the countertops, you pay what we pay. We make our money in the renovation, why should you be paying for us to middle man product?
Whether its pressure washing the weeds out of your interlock or an outdoor kitchen, NZH can take your ideas and turn them into reality. NZH works closely with one of the largest landscape architecture firms in Ontario to develop a detailed design of your landscape project. The design is then turned into a plan with no detail missed or stone left unturned. Some may think that a design and project plan for a landscaping project is too much but if you want to create a backyard oasis we highly suggest you take the time to sit down with some of our designers. You will quickly see how much goes into planning a beautiful backyard!
NZH Contracting is pleased to announce our partnership with Nelson Homes, as their Preferred Builder in Ontario. Nelson Homes is a supplier of panelized home materials, that has been servicing North America and abroad for over 60 years. With Nelson’s panelized wall systems your house gets built quicker and with less waste. Their trusted quality and customer service are the same that you have come to expect from NZH Contracting.
At NZH, the old adage rings true: the whole really is bigger than the sum of its parts! We’re a team of experts with individually proven track records of successes. Together we have over 50 years combined experience in construction, but by working closely together we’re able to improve complement each other!
If you think you’d be a great addition to our team, we’d love to meet you! Send us a message below, or email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t possibly list our entire team here on the interwebs, but here are the ones you’re most likely to meet.
Aric Bagshaw is the founder of NZH Contracting with over 10 years professional experience managing building and renovation projects of all sizes. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Guelph, a diploma in Construction Project Management, and post-graduate certificate in Building Science form University of Toronto. Clients appreciate his hands-on approach and keen eye for design aspects. Aric enjoys staying involved with all projects from beginning to end to ensure they are meeting the NZH standard for quality and design
Director of Operations, Commercial Development & Tenant Improvement
Paul has over 15 years of experience working in the residential/commercial construction industry. He studied architectural engineering and project management at Fanshawe College where he became proficient in reading and understanding blueprints and executing them with pride. Paul is no stranger to the fast-paced working environment, and has worked alongside construction giants such as PCL, Ellis Don, and Skygrid. His favourite skill to use is rough and/or finish carpentry, however he is equally as skilled in project management, sales, & negotiations.
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Amanda wears a lot of hats; she manages all of the company’s finances, administration, and human resources. Like Aric, Amanda is also a graduate of Humber’s post-graduate Project Management program, with additional degrees in Business Administration/Accounting and English, and part of a diploma in Musical Theatre. She has 5 years of experience managing administrative and project teams and is currently a member in good standing with PMI. She is also currently working towards Tarion certification.
Director of Sales & Marketing, Design
Tracey is our in-house decorator, as well as our sales and marketing coordinator. When she isn’t wrangling 2 kiddos, she is also working towards a certificate in Interior Design.
Nelson Homes Liaison
A framer by trade, Mike has his own successful business outside of NZH, Upper Canada Construction. However, we know him as our Nelson Homes Liaison.
Neil Van Vugt
Lead Hand & Service Tech
Neil has over 40 years’ experience working hands-on in the construction industry, with a focus in tiling and flooring. Neil handles our in-house tiling and flooring projects as well as any extra post-completion service items to ensure our clients are well-taken care of after we leave. The best thing about Neil is that he could have retired years ago: he just sticks around because he loves what he does so much! .