Commercial Developments

commercial 1Bakker Design & Build is proud to be a part of designing and building commercial developments throughout Southwestern Ontario. Ranging from funeral homes to heavy equipment companies, Bakker’s work delivers high quality commercial buildings and developments that meet the various unique needs of each company.

We strive to reflect each company through the design of the buildings, working with the owners to ensure that the building not only meets the needs of the company, but provides the perfect space for their business to thrive. Each project is unique and every building is customized to fit the vision of company owners, as well as to stand out from industry competition. We ensure that our building solutions are not only beautiful, but are functional and offer flexible space options that can be adapted to suit each business’ needs.

If you’re looking for a commercial development for your business that will be designed and built to meet the specific demands of your company and will maximize your space for optimal efficiency and accommodation, let Bakker Design & Build know! We would be proud to come alongside your business to develop building solutions that are not only completed with the highest quality of workmanship, but will create the foundations for a workplace atmosphere you’ll love and enjoy for years to come!

Denning Funeral Home

Dennings Funeral HomeBased in rural Southwestern Ontario, Denning’s Funeral Homes has a number of locations throughout the area. The Denning family has been serving their communities through funeral services since 1925. Bakker Design & Build had the privilege of building and renovating three funeral homes for Denning’s in Watford, Strathroy, and Ailsa Craig (the third oldest funeral home in Ontario). The designs were modern, meeting the changing aspects and growth of Denning’s while still supporting their long-standing presence in the community and their desire to carry on their traditional reputation.

Each of these locations required a functional yet comforting design to support Denning’s work of serving families. For the Watford location, we ensured the design included a number of hallways to accommodate waiting lines and avoided the need for people to wait outside. We also built rooms with customizable size, so each funeral could be adjusted to according to its size. This was to help Denning’s ensure that each funeral, whether large or small, would feel comfortable in the space provided. Retractable walls were incorporated into the structure to help accommodate different funeral sizes as well. Ailsa Craig consisted of a complete renovation of the main viewing rooms to help the owners meet Denning’s desire to make each family feel comforted and to have ample space and waiting line room in the home.

We worked closely with Denning’s to ensure that each part of the design and build met the needs of the company and would assist in meeting the needs of their clients for many years to come.

Wolfe Heavy Equipment

Wolf Heavy Equipment is a manufacturer of heavy equipment located in Strathroy, Ontario. They specialize in drainage plows and trenching equipment, supplying a wide variety of industries with their equipment, as well as servicing and updating machinery.

Wolfe recently purchased a new building, and Bakker Design & Build was able to renovate the facility to met their manufacturing and industrial needs. While being a sister company to Parmerit Inc., Wolfe Heavy Equipment required its own location with enough space to serve its customers. Bakker Design & Build was able to renovate their new 32,500 sq. foot facility, giving Wolfe more room and ability to produce equipment and provide service and updates on older equipment. Renovations included large bay doors along the side to help Wolfe efficiently perform service repairs and build new equipment in one location!

Parmerit Inc.

Parmerit Inc is located in Strathroy, Ontario and is a company that creates and supplies custom-designed equipment, assembly systems, and tooling equipment to their customers across North America. Since first being established in 1988, Parmerit Inc. has expanded over the years. They have created cutting edge equipment solutions and systems and continue to offer specialized tooling and machining to various industries.

With this growth, Parmerit purchased a new building to meet their growing needs. Bakker Design & Build was able to renovate their new building to accommodate their services, providing a facility that will support their thriving business as it continues to produce dynamic equipment solutions for the various industries it serves.

Knox Presbyterian Church

Bakker Design & Build was able to help with some new renovations for Knox Presbyterian Church in 2018. Additional classrooms were built for the Sunday School kids, a new board room for meetings, as well as a new office for the Pastor.