As owner of the company, Shawn De Taeye was trained by his father in basement waterproofing and general construction, and went on to become a certified carpenter. His father, Rudy, operated his business for decades with the philosophy of providing excellent customer service and operating with a high ethical standard. Unfortunately, his father passed away in 2014, but the lessons Shawn was taught by his father still guide how he operates his business to this day. The company began as a waterproofing company; however, there was also a demand for general construction as well. Given Shawn’s experience in carpentry, the business expanded into a construction division as well. Check out the ‘projects’ section of the web-site in order to see previous and current jobs and examples of the type of work De Taeye Designs does. For example, this includes projects such as: indoor/outdoor waterproofing, custom renovations, decks, docks, and basement apartments.
Personally, Shawn believes in giving back to his community and has done multiple volunteer missions, both within Ontario and abroad. He has travelled to locations across the world, such as Cambodia, providing clean drinking water to the residents. De Taeye Designs operates with charity in mind and frequently donates to charities, as well as operates charity events, such as the Annual Charity Pond Hockey Tournament in Port Perry.