Page 1

From Our Family to Yours... Thank You From Country Lane Buiders The entire Country Lane family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our valued customers who put their trust in us. It is our honour to build on your dreams. Our greatest reward is your complete satisfaction. Our thanks goes out to all of our outstanding employees and sub-trades. Your dedication to quality and professionalism guarantees that we achieve our high-standards.

And finally, thank you to all of the exceptional businesses who have contributed to this publication. We greatly appreciate your support and value your ongoing commitment to quality homebuilding. Tim, Gerald, Murray, Clare & Orlan

Building on Your

P.O. Box 80, Hawkesville ON, N0B 1X0 Phone: 519-699-4388 Fax: 519-699-4750 PUBLISHED AND PRODUCED BY

Montana West Trade Co.




Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co. 3

Q u a l i t y C u s t o m H o m e s

Where All Your Dreams Are Possible

You have a vision for an incredible custom home. A place that perfectly reflects your personal lifestyle needs and wants. And you have a vision of a reliable builder, who you can trust to build it right from the beginning. We would be honoured to show you that it can be done. Your vision can be realized when you partner with Country Lane Builders. When you build with Country Lane, you’re going to get the home you want. Whether that’s a modest home or a significant estate, a log house or a lakeside cottage, we partner with you to create an unparalleled space that is exactly what you’re dreaming of. Every aspect of your new home will reflect your lifestyle. Because we customize every inch of your home to suit your individual 4

Montana West Trade Co.

needs and wants. From executive offices, personal libraries and private dressing rooms to majestic great rooms, wine cellars and home-theatre rooms, it’s yours for the asking. You name it. We build it. "We strive to surpass our customer’s expectations, says Murray Martin, serving President of Country Lane Builders. "Our customers are elated when they see how their needs are perfectly reflected in their personalized home-design." Your satisfaction is our priority. We include you at every stage of development – from the very first meeting to the day you walk into your finished home – we listen to you and incorporate your ideas. By creating a warm and reliable partnership, we ensure you get the home you want and have fun doing it. Because building a new home is an exciting time. We want you to enjoy it.

“We take customer satisfaction to a new level” “We take customer satisfaction to a new level,” says Murray. “We build a solid relationship from the beginning that makes you feel secure. We are there for you throughout the entire process to help you realize your dream.” Country Lane has the experience to give you exactly what you are looking for. We’ve been building outstanding quality homes for more than 27 years. We bring incredible knowledge to every project and are skilled in progressive technologies such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that ensure healthy living for you and the environment. You will feel confident that you have chosen the right builder – one who can give you a beautiful home, built to exacting standards.

Montana West Trade Co. 5

Your vision for something out-of-theordinary will be realized with Country Lane. Whether you would like us to build a bridge, create a pond, design a firstof-its-kind window or construct an indoor basketball court, we welcome the opportunity to find a creative solution that will delight you.

No detail is too small. We understand that each unique feature you desire is an integral part of your overall vision

home or create a custom staircase, we’ll attend to every detail. Your home will be outstanding because everything is exactly as it should be – well-thought out and beautifully crafted.

We Build With the Finest Materials so we give it time and attention. For example, whether we search for the perfect reclaimed barn-board or hand hew every piece of timber in your log-

Your Country Lane home will be built from the finest materials. Durable and striking, every element ensures your

home is not only built to last but is a spectacular example of beautiful architecture. Prestigious exterior elements are the perfect complement to your home’s surroundings. Natural stone, stucco and pre-finished wood are warm reflections of the environment. Resilient roof selections such as copper, cedar shakes, cement tile and lifetime shingles, ensure your home will stand the test of time. Elegant interior features will not only be stylish but functional as well. The latest in flooring choices, including bamboo, cork, exotic stone and polished concrete are stunning options that provide the look and function you desire. The finest cabinetry and stateof-the-art lighting will not only set your home apart but address your every need. With a steadfast team of highly-skilled employees and reliable sub-trades, we ensure consistency and quality at every stage of your home’s construction. Our experienced project managers are on-site during every home’s construction to oversee every detail. Our own professional carpenters and sub-trades are dependable and have a strong work-ethic. You receive a quality home because our workers are simply the best.

We Build Where you want us to 6

Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co. 7

When you build with Country Lane, we will come to you. Whether you want to build in a historic area, on a farm property, on a country estate lot or in an established residential community, we have the expertise to give you the home you want, where you want.

referrals, our reliable character speaks for itself. “Our customers return to us and refer us to other clients,” says Murray. “They have experienced our profes-

sionalism and exceptional quality craftsmanship and know we are the builder to call.” When you build with Country Lane, you will get the home you want. The

personal service is outstanding. The attention to detail is incredible. The builder is more reliable than you could have ever hoped for. And you realize…all your dreams are possible, when you partner with Country Lane.

You will have in-person meetings throughout the building process. That’s because we build homes within an approximate one-and-a-half hour radius of our home office. By being close to you, we are up-to-date on your home’s construction and attentive to your every need. We will give special consideration to projects located beyond that area. Country Lane Builders has a flawless rating with TARION (Ontario’s New Home Warranty Program). With new business fueled almost exclusively by repeat customers and word-of-mouth

“They have experienced our professionalism and exceptional quality craftsmanship and know we are the builder to call.” 8

Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co. 9

A Tradition of Exceptional Building



Country Lane Builders is a multi-generational family business. For more than 27 years, we have been building outstanding quality homes for our customers. We will achieve your dream by creating an incredible space that exceeds your greatest expectations.

Standing on a Solid Foundation Country Lane was established in 1981 by Orlan Martin. But the tradition of exceptional quality building began 24 years earlier, in 1957. Orlan made his start in carpentry working alongside his uncle, Menno S. Martin, a legendary builder. An old-world craftsman, Menno was a gifted mentor who instilled in Orlan the solid values of traditional workmanship that are the hallmark of every Country Lane Home today:


• Finest quality building materials. • Meticulous attention to detail. • Incredible home designs • Listening to clients and meeting their needs.


Orlan then passed on to his sons his remarkable skills and a passion for building. The Martin brothers – Murray, Tim, Clare and Gerald – have learned every aspect of homebuilding through hands-on experience. Each is skilled in different areas of the company, including framing, finish carpentry, roofing, sales, project management and home design. The brothers now share the management of Country Lane between them and are pleased to be educating the next generation in the art of exceptional building.

At Country Lane, the pursuit of building excellence includes the dedicated members of our employment team. Our extended family members and employees – including management personnel, office administration and craftspeople – devote themselves to your complete satisfaction.

Sharing the Tradition with You Located in Hawkesville, Ontario, Country Lane operates today in much the same way it has for close to three decades. Although the company has grown, now employing approximately 20 workers, personal contact with each customer is a priority. Building extraordinary home projects has become our family tradition. When you decide to build with us, we look forward to sharing that tradition with you.

Gerald 10

Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.11

Add-On, Renovate, Remodel & Restore…with Country Lane Before


R e n o va t i o n s


after Before


are that All


reating the home of your dreams doesn’t mean you have to move. With Country Lane, the house you have can become the home you’re dreaming of. Your vision for a remodeled home is a pleasure to realize. No matter what size project you have in mind – from updating a kitchen, renovating a basement, restoring an historic house, adding an addition or addressing Radon gas concerns – Country Lane works with you to create a space that will make your home feel complete.

Honour and Glory after



Montana West Trade Co.



Every vision you have will come to life. With Country Lane, a remodeled home means you can have all the luxurious features you’re dreaming of. From majestic windows and cathedral ceilings to walk-in-closets or an exotic bathroom, we will build what you desire. You will receive honest value for quality work. Our core values are based in a deep faith. We believe we are honouring God when we show you respect and a consistency of ethics. You can have confidence in us. Building your home right is what we believe in.

“Our core values


“There is no limit to what we can do,” says Murray. “The possibilities are endless. to your imagination.”

It is all up


“Our core values are that All Honour and Glory goes to God,” says Murray. “Having a happy customer and giving honest value for quality work is reflected in that. Our faith-based philosophy gives us the anchor and ability to provide every customer with a home they will cherish.”

goes to God.” Your home is in reliable hands. We apply more than 27 years of building experience to your renovation project. Our expansive construction knowledge ensures we address every structural demand and building requirement. We collaborate with any necessary officials when determining hydro layouts, natural drainage patterns and driveway design, so you don’t have to. Country Lane’s dependability will make your home reconstruction feel effortless.

No matter what your remodel project is, every Country Lane home is built from the finest materials. Exquisite interior details including stone work, hardwood flooring and timber beams provide the exact look you are dreaming of. With dynamic exterior surfaces such as brick, exposed aggregate and slate, your addition will be as beautiful as you imagine.

Montana West Trade Co.13

A Natural Extension of Your Home “Ensuring that the homeowner is comfortable is our priority,” says Murray. “And that comfort is based on trust and reliability. You can rely on our team to respect every customer and every home.” Your renovation will be the perfect complement to your home. We study the original architecture to determine complementary materials and create a design that presents itself as a natural extension. From exclusively designed trim and heritage paints, to custom-dyed exterior brick and traditional technologies, we strive to seamlessly match every new element to your home’s existing features. Your addition will reflect its natural environment. We analyze your property before we build to determine sunrise and sunset and unique points of interest. We recognize the distinctiveness of every location and ensure your home is balanced with its surroundings.

You Will Feel Good About the People Working In Your R e n o va t i o n s

Home. It can be unnerving to open your house to contractors while living a busy life. But with Country Lane, you will feel good about the people working in your home. That’s because, we provide clean, respectful professionals who are conscientious of your lifestyle and needs. Our team is thoughtful and careful to minimize their impact on your daily routine.


Montana West Trade Co.

At Country Lane, building exceptional homes is not just a job…it’s our passion. We thrive on providing you with the most extraordinary home possible. Every member of our home-building team puts personal care and attention-to-detail into every stage of construction. Our dedication to quality is built right into the fabric of your home. “Our team members put personal joy into their work,” says Murray. We have been told by our satisfied customers that they feel our workers leave a piece of heart in every home.” Your budget is integral to the homebuilding process. We help you establish a financial scenario that suits your needs and makes you feel comfortable. Whether you want a pre-determined fixed budget or a flexible and adaptive plan, we work with the budget scenario that suits you.

Montana West Trade Co.15

you are a customer for life

“By respecting our client and working R e n o va t i o n s

together to realize a dream, we not only create a beautiful, exceptional quality home, we develop a lasting relationship.”


Montana West Trade Co.

“We work with you throughout the entire design-and-build process to meet your financial expectations,” says Murray. “We can design a plan that works for you.” Country Lane is committed to you and your satisfaction. We collaborate with you to realize your dream and ensure you are not only a satisfied partner on an individual project but a customer for life. “We have a customer for life mentality,” says Murray. “We are a solid company that provides quality work. We are dependable and if you have a question or concern in ten year’s time, we will be here to address it.” “By respecting our client and working together to realize a dream, we not only create a beautiful, exceptional quality home, we develop a lasting relationship.”

Montana West Trade Co.17

pendent company that maintains a good relationship with the Martin family business. With an unmatched reputation for quality and service, we have been honoured to serve the finest homebuilders, commercial builders and most discerning homeowners in Southern Ontario. You can’t help but notice that you are an important customer at Homestead. The personal and professional service you receive will make you feel like the priority you are. Our experienced staff-members partner with you throughout your entire project. From initial concept and design through to installation, we listen to your ideas as we strive to understand your vision and exceed your expectations.

Exceptional Quality... No Matter What Your Budget Is


xquisite interior woodwork, designed and crafted exclusively for your home, that’s what you’ll find at Homestead Woodworks. We create beautiful and innovative millwork designs to complement your home’s interior architecture. From custom trim, moulding, flooring and beam-work to unique doors, front entrance systems, built-in cabinetry and entertainment units, we address every function to meet your every need.


Montana West Trade Co.

“We have the ability to build what you desire” says Clare Martin, President of Homestead. “Whether you need a single cabinet door to match an existing kitchen or require a comprehensive plan for a brand-new home, we work with you to create exactly what you want.” Homestead Woodworks was established in 1988, in Hawkesville, ON. Originally founded as an add-on division of Country Lane Builders, Homestead has evolved into an inde-

Your home is special and deserves the finest quality craftsmanship possible. At Homestead Woodworks, we strive to deliver it. In our own millwork-

A Leading Custom Millwork Manufacturer

Montana West Trade Co.19

A t r u s t e d s o u r c e f o r ov e r 2 0 y e a r s

require. So you get exactly what you want – the perfect look and the best quality. When your imagination envisions something a little different for your home, you will find it at Homestead Woodworks. In addition to traditional hardwood choices, such as oak, maple and cherry, we work with any type of wood that you desire. Whether importing Sipo flooring from Africa (an unusual type of mahogany), or using Spalted Maple (wood in its first stage of deterioration), we can give you the exotic colour and distinct style you are looking for. You will receive excellent quality products and craftsmanship with Homestead – no matter what your budget is. There are no inferior selections or secondary standards when you work with us. We sit down with you from the start to clearly establish your needs and budget, and we provide you with the finest materials available.

shop our experienced employees dedicate themselves to exceptional quality. From lumber selection through to finishing, we apply the latest technology to ensure your wood features are not only beautiful but provide you that pleasure for a lifetime.


Montana West Trade Co.

The style you are looking for can be created at Homestead. We have the expertise to tailor unique millwork to suit your personal tastes. Whether traditional, contemporary, southern, rustic or country, our creative team will fashion the original look you envision for your lifestyle.

Your wood features will shine with our finishing techniques. Whether your tastes require paint, dyes, glazes, shaders or stain, we can bring out the natural beauty of the wood. We also ensure that the right trades-person is on the job. We only use trades-people who specialize in the technique you

“We provide exceptional value,” says Clare. “Our customers feel comfortable because they know they are getting a quality product for a fair price.” The environment is of significant importance and, at Homestead, we understand that conserving it is a priority. We are committed to providing materials and supporting practices that will not only benefit you but the environment as well. From working with reputable mills that are FSC Certified (Forest Stewardship Council) and using formaldehyde-free wood products and water-based finishes to recycling wood scraps and finishing materials, your project includes environmentally sound decisions. We hope our commitment to sustainable practices will bring you peace of mind. You will find what you are looking for at Homestead Woodworks. Exceptional customer service. Outstanding quality products. Innovative custom wood designs to last a lifetime.

“Our goal is to always put the customer’s needs first,” says Clare. “And our best reward is a customer who is satisfied because they have received what they were looking for – excellent quality, value and service.”

“Our goal is to always put the customer’s needs first.”

Montana West Trade Co.21


hen your dream involves a general contracting project, Country Lane can build it for you. Whether you are considering a brand-new commercial facility or the restoration of an historic building, your vision will come to life when you partner with us.

Your Vision Is In The Most Reliable Hands

Building a new commercial venue is an exciting experience. Whether you require a manufacturing facility, office building, student housing or an agricultural structure – including horse barns, riding arenas and storage buildings – we’ll help you build a structure that caters to your specific needs. “We don’t just build homes,” says Murray. “We construct whatever project you are thinking of to suit your personal requirements.” Durable quality building materials ensure your structure is built to last. From wood frames and concrete floors to steel siding and vinyl windows, every element provides stability and longevity for your peace of mind. Country Lane is committed to outstanding service and quality, no matter what your project is. You can count on us to give you

G e n e r a l

C o n t r a c t i n g

A t

I t ’ s

B e s t the same personal attention and professionalism on your commercial venture as you would get on custom home. Your vision is important. We value you as a customer. “We provide the same quality craftsmanship and attention to detail on every project we undertake,” says Murray. “When you work with Country Lane you know you can expect excellence, every time.” You will achieve the stunning commercial restoration you are dreaming of when you work with Country Lane. With solid experience as a foundation, including historic restoration projects such as The Old Post


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.23

G e n e r a l

C o n t r a c t i n g

Office in Waterloo, Ontario, and The Wellington County Museum and Archives in Fergus, Ontario, you can rest assured your vision is in the most reliable hands. We will not only restore the integrity of original craftsmanship, but enhance it. Whether using age-old materials, such as copper and zinc, or applying traditional building methods to period architecture, you will be delighted when the glorious characteristics of the past are brought to life again. “We often use traditional methods and materials to make the restoration work,” says Murray. “Sometimes the best way is the time-honoured way.”

Written by Mary Lou Roe


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.25


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.27


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.29


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.31


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.33


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.35


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.37


Montana West Trade Co.

Montana West Trade Co.39

Country Lane Builders  

Profile magazine by Montana West Trade Co. for Country Lane Builders

Country Lane Builders  

Profile magazine by Montana West Trade Co. for Country Lane Builders