2017 Future Dream Home Team


Founder/Builder – Probuilt Design + Build


Michael Upshall is a well-known face in design and home/lifestyle magazines, and a regular speaker on stage at the GTA Home Shows. The founder of Probuilt Design + Build, Michael’s career spans over 35 years. Michael has actively been involved on the BILD Board of Directors and the Renovation Council and has received numerous industry accolades including being the first to receive the prestigious ‘Renovator of the Year Award’ twice. Michael is on the Advisory Council for Canadian Contractor magazine and an on-going contributor and past speaker for the Building Renovation Technician Program at George Brown College.


For an unprecedented five times, Michael, and Probuilt Design + Build have been asked to design and build the showcase Dream Home for the Toronto National Home Show.



Project Director – Probuilt Design + Build


Marion Upshall is the glue that holds the entire Future Dream Home project together. Her experience in running complex construction projects is unrivalled, achieved with a mix of skills including diplomacy, technical knowledge, leadership, and sheer determination. Her charming persona plays a large part too, although sometimes she must get the whip out and get tough! “It’s like herding cats!” has been muttered from her office on more than one occasion.


Marion’s organizational skills, attention to detail and budgets, provide for a smooth renovation process.


Project Manager – Probuilt Design + Build


Maria Perketa’s extensive experience with project management and on-site construction administration are key ingredients to a successful project. Her working knowledge streamlines new construction and renovation while ensuring provision of a first-quality fully functional product for the client, delivered on time and within budget.


Maria has years of experience with multi-family, institutional and restaurant construction.



Designer (Interiors) – Bedford Brooks Design


Peter Brooks is the visionary behind Bedford Brooks Design. His passion and commitment to Interior Design comes from the belief that your surroundings play such an integral part of how you feel, whether it’s home, work environment or your getaway. Peter likes to give interior design projects a timeless quality, infused with a client’s unique personality too.


Peter’s work ethic includes a commitment to his clients to always be transparent about the design process, and the role he plays in a project.


Decorative Artist – Jim Connelly Studios


Jim Connelly is recognized as one of Canada’s top decorative paint finishing experts, and provided Debbie Travis with expert advice and the odd cheeky joke, for five seasons on Debbie Travis’ Facelift TV show. His positive and fun personality has made him a favourite guest on Cityline, Breakfast TV, CTV Morning Show, and numerous HGTV shows.


Jim Connelly Studios offers stunning and unique decorative finishes for private residences and commercial spaces, including walls, ceilings, and furniture.


Landscape Architect – Eden Tree Design


Principal Landscape Architect and owner of Eden Tree Design Inc, Scott McCuaig has been designing and overseeing high end landscapes through the GTA, Muskoka’s/Georgian Bay, the Caribbean Islands, Florida, and Europe with 25 years’ experience. Scott has dedicated his practice to providing his clients with a unique design experience from concept to finished install. Eden Tree Design Inc. has been proud to work on some of Toronto’s most prestigious properties, helping clients achieve their dream environment.


This is Eden Tree Design’s first Future Dream Home.


Landscaper – Curb Appeal


Peter Bonanno has a strong passion for design and the outdoors, which inspired him to found Curb Appeal, a designer and builder of beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. Clients enjoy impeccable service and peace of mind from concept to completion.  Experts in the natural surroundings of people’s homes, Curb Appeal is renowned for creating unique landscapes and structures that deliver what clients really want – years of fun and enjoyment for their family and friends in their own great outdoors.


Audiovisual Specialist – Automated Home Technologies


Blair Robin is founder and owner of Automated Home Technologies, a company formed to fill the demand for the design and installation of intelligent home control systems, music systems, home theatres and gaming rooms by qualified personnel.


Automated Home Technologies offers consulting, design and installation services, and has a vast product line designed to provide the proper equipment to facilitate efficient control of automation, lighting, security, HVAC, telecommunications, audio/video, cable and video-conferencing services for the home and office environment.


Energy Specialist – Better Than Code



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