the company

Reviving Design was established in 2008, specializing in design consulting and small remodel project management services in their hometown area of 1000 Islands, Ontario.

Through diverse opportunities, the business grew to include complete design work and an in-house contracting team for renovation projects.

Since 2018, Reviving Design & Contracting has been proudly located on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia and has continuously grown their team of professionals every year.

​James and Angela are partners in both their personal and business life and provide a full service contracting and design business to the Lunenburg County. With their combined skills they are able to provide a unique service and have the ability to see the project from both the construction and finishing details sides for a cohesive and seamless project.

Located on Main Street in Mahone Bay, clients are welcomed into the street-front studio to discuss their upcoming projects whether it be design, build, remodel or decorating and review the product and material samples chosen for their project.

Since they are not a building or decorating center but independent consultants and contractors, they are not limited to specific brands or products and are able to choose from any vendor or supplier that would fit your needs for your custom project.

Business is very important to them and they believe being professional and detail-oriented are key to a successful relationship with the client and the project outcome.


our team


Project Manager & Design Consultant

Lead Contractor


Lead Contractor


Office / Retail Associate

Angela has project management and a logistics background, which allows her to carry those skills forward on her clients' projects. As a project manager, she is hands-on and understands the construction phase as much as the finishing details.

She offers floorplan drawings and 3D renderings for her renovation and interior design clients, which allows them to see the transformation before the job begins. Her passion is redesigning layouts for a remodel. 

Her signature for decorating is mixing old with new and creating unique spaces. 


With well over 30 years of experience in the construction industry James brings with him experience in all facets of renovation and new build construction. Previously an owner of his own flooring and tile installation company with multiple employees, James leads a clean and organized job site and has great attention for finishing details.

He is known for his flawless install work with hardwood flooring and enjoys working with reclaimed wood for custom timber projects such as shelving, architectural accent beams and fireplace mantels.

Arthur, as lead contractor manages a project and crew with efficiency and composure.

He has been a true asset since joining the team a year after it was established here. Born and raised in the area, Arthur has guided the owners through the Nova Scotia way and has been such a benefit to this company.

His custom millwork ability is what sets him apart. Arthur enjoys working on custom wood projects in his shop, such as stair componants, custom trim and archetectural details, shelving and cabinetry.

Arthur takes great pride in his work and it shows each time. 

Jessica is a true gem on the team.

She comes from having an extensive background in retail and office management positions which has proven to be very valuable to the business.

Jessica holds the operations together with her organization and bookkeeping skills and is also the face of our retail showroom, where she will greet you with a vibrant smile.

Jessica also has a wonderful creative side. She has great knowledge in the window treatment and paint industry as a past manager at a busy Benjamin Moore location. 


Labourer / Carpenter Assistant


Labourer / Carpenter Assistant


Trade Networking

Stanley has almost 20 years experience as a window/door installer. He also has been assisting with his Father's business; running a local mill and help building outbuilding and sheds. He enjoys 'demo day' and isn't afraid of doing any task or learning a new one. Stanley will always be one to help out where needed before even being asked and has a positive outlook on the jobsites.

Wayne has always dabbled in the carpentry trade and has assisted other carpenters over the years installing shakes, roofing, decks, drywall and painting.

He has found a great niche with the company providing drywall/painting services and assisting in other finishing related jobs, such as  tile and flooring installs. You will also find Wayne's handy work in the retail shop, creating wood fish, whales and buoys  

It takes a team of people to complete a successful project. Reviving Design brings in skilled and licensed sub-trades necessary to make sure the job is 100% correct, safe and has met or exceeded all building codes.


A network of wonderful businesses and suppliers are always behind the scenes assisting them with their projects.