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    accessibility certification
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    Accessibility code compliant
    concept planning & budgeting
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    Detailed plan
    development & costing
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    Construction services –
    project management, design/build,
    or conventional design/bid/build

Commercial and Government Building Modifications

  • Who: Commercial businesses and government organizations that desire to have accessibility for everyone in their buildings and meet the new provincial government laws regarding accessibility.
  • How: Three step process
    • Firstly, we provide a certified and government recognized accessibility audit of your facilities. We consult to provide a process to manage your development priorities in accessibility modifications.
    • Secondly, we provide concept construction drawings and concept costing to provide direction in decision making.
    • hirdly, we provide detailed drawings including all structural and mechanical details along with a detailed construction budget.
    • Fourthly, we offer RHFAC through CSA certification for accessibility for your building.
  • When: Call today for an estimate of services
  • Why: Because everyone deserves access and inclusion.

Occupational Therapist Consulting and Construction Services

  • Who: Occupational therapists that need to modify clients existing homes to meet the needs of their clients.
  • How: Three step process
    • Firstly, we provide a consultation to occupational therapists examining the required modifications as recommended by the O.T. and examine the site conditions to create workable proposals.
    • Secondly, we provide concept drawings and a detailed scope of work, complete with a cost breakdown.
    • Thirdly, we provide tender management or project management with constructions services.
  • When: Call today for an estimate of services
  • Why: Because Occupational Therapists need a service to take the hassles out of home modifications.


  • Who: Aging-in-place and people who desire more accessibility in their homes we provide a complete design & renovate or design & build process.

Foster MacKenzie

B.A., B.E.D.S., B.Arch, NSAA (Ret) HCL - Architecture Oversight

Foster brings to the Habermehl Team a rich history of experience and flair in architecture in Atlantic Canada. He is Architect Emeritus, overseeing design and engineering services for HCL

  • Founding partner of Harvey & MacKenzie Ltd., Halifax
  • President, Nova Scotia Association of Architects 1991 & 92
  • Chair, Canadian Committee of Architectural Councils (CCAC) 1992 & 93
  • Chair, Design, Construction Institute, Halifax 1993 & 94
  • Board of Governors, Technical University of N.S. 1994-97
  • Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 1997-2005
  • Member, Nova Scotia Association of Architects 1980-2015

Kristen Habermehl

RHFAC Professional HCL - Certified Accessibility Assessor

Kristen brings to the Habermehl Team the most current regulatory details for accessibility in our province. She was first to be certified east of Ontario in RHFAC, which is our provincially - recognized accessibility audit system. She brings both passion and balance, with advocacy for inclusion and eighteen years of business management.

  • Vice President of HCL 2000 – current
  • Public speaker on accessibility and healthy family practices
  • RHFAC member / Educator


Civil Engineer – BC, BCE, MBA HCL – Commercial Project Manager

Jesiel brings to the Habermehl Team a broad technical experience in road construction, commercial and residential construction. He has overseen both large and small projects in Brazil and here in Canada. He is both practical and pleasurable to work with.

  • President of Nobel Space Engineering Ltd. 2006-2018
  • Engineer for Municipal Department of Public Works São Paulo, Brazil 2003-2006

Dwight Habermehl

General Contractor – Habermehl Contracting Ltd.

Dwight brings a rich heritage of residential and construction management to Habermehl Contracting Ltd. Habermehl is a family business established in 1963 by Dwight’s father. Growing up in the industry and eventually leading the business in Halifax has provided two decades of experience and knowledge accrual. Dwight takes great pleasure in offering his customers building excellence, integrity, clear and personable service.

  • Habermehl Contracting Ltd 1963