Our History

In the Beginning

Back in 1987, Ken Smith founded Heritage Design with just a pick-up truck, a tool belt and a beard. He's watched the company move forward from those humble beginnings, now taking its place as K-W's fence and deck leader.

Heritage Design opened the doors to a brand new showroom on Trillium Drive, Kitchener in 1991. After a few years of hiding in the Huron Business Park, we moved out to a high traffic location on Manitou Drive in Kitchener. Our lumber yard expanded and the new larger showroom offered in-house design, deck accessories and stain products.

Get Outta Town

Maybe city life was overwhelming for Ken because in 2004 he moved the Heritage gang out to Petersburg, where a cozy country showroom fronted the bursting lumber yard. We began to sell Pressure Treated lumber to DIY fans and expanded the store offerings to include hardware, fencing components and just about everything homeowners need to build a deck or fence.

After a few years in Petersburg, Ken was finally ready to settle into some permanent digs. The Heritage crew has called Baden home since 2009, pitching the company sign on the corner of Gingerich and Sandhills (yes, this used to be the home of Baden Coffee Company, but no, we aren't giving up our coffee).

We now have a fully stocked lumber yard and showroom, offering competitive prices and expert advice on all things fence, deck and shed related. Ken is still running the show and sporting his beard. Every so often he trades in his Blackberry for a tool belt (but more often for a golf club).

Into the Future...

After more than 30 years in business Heritage Design is still growing and going strong. We serve the residential and commercial markets, and have a soft spot for DIY fence and deck builders.

Trust the region's leading fence & deck contractor with your backyard project and become a part of Heritage Design's long history of satisfied clients.


Experienced and Professional: Heritage Design celebrated 30 years in business in 2017. Our staff has decades and decades of experience in the industry, building decks, fences and sheds for countless customers in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Wilmot and beyond. We are equipped to handle every situation quickly and competently. As well, we pride ourselves on our outstanding presentation and knowledge. We use quality equipment and expert workmanship that can be topped by no one.

Quality: Our top priority is to do the job perfectly the first time because a satisfied customer is always our goal. Each individual project is completed with careful attention to detail and aesthetics. We use the highest quality materials and promptly exchange any that we feel may be inferior.

Service: From our years of experience, we know that quality service is of utmost importance to consumers. With this in mind, our team of professionals attend to any service work with promptness and dedication.

Heritage Design would love the opportunity to quote on your Fence, Deck, Shed or any backyard project you may have. We handle all of our quotes and any subsequent work in a considerate and professional manner. Your satisfaction, like our outstanding reputation, is of utmost importance to us. Please feel free to either call our offices or email us to arrange your free estimate.