Our Team

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John and

Tammy-Lee Pappano

- Owners -

John and Tammy-Lee work their business hands-on. John takes care of the installation and construction aspects of the business. He works tirelessly to ensure that each installation is met with the same attention to detail as to his own home. Tammy-Lee takes care of the day-to-day operations of the business. With Tammy-Lee’s strong background in organization and a firm grasp on the business, she ensures that your time invested with Surface Design & Decor will be handled with care and attention to detail.

Olivia Ranta

 - Business Administrator -

Olivia is our business administrator. She is known as Tammy-Lee's right-hand woman, and between the two of them, they can tackle anything. Olivia is also the media voice that we're sure you have heard from time to time. She has a strong belief in representing our product and brings that point home for us.

Jennifer Henry

- Senior Sales Specialist - 

Jennifer decided to come work for us in late 2010. She quickly grasped the concept of house plans and measurements. Her love for design and organization is just what we needed! She complimented what our builders were looking for, as well as balanced the budget for the client. If you are looking to add a unique and creative twist to your home, allow Jennifer to inspire and pull everything together.  

Michael Smith

- Sales Specialist -

Michael has a deep appreciation for all things design, having worked in the trade for many years as both an industry representative and a sales consultant at a store level. If you haven’t worked with him before you will soon realize he loves to chat and choosing the perfect product for your project is always his highest priority. Michael enjoys a fascination with finishes and strives to understand all facets of the project ensuring that your choice will truly translate to a lifetime investment and peace of mind.

Sylvain Rochon

- Sales Specialist -

Sylvain combines a number of key attributes that anyone visiting the Surface Design & Décor showroom will treasure.  With countless years of experience working with designers, builders and most importantly homeowners this gentleman will dedicate time to ensure that every design element that you are exploring can be finished in your space.  Moving from construction and building into an important part of the Surface family was an effortless transition and his creativity and in-depth knowledge of the trades has created countless happy and returning customers.

Iain Riddoch

- Commercial Sales & Synthetic Turf Specialist -

Iain is a close and trusted partner to our architects, contractors, builders and homeowners.  Entrusted to commercial project development with designs that we guarantee that you have seen throughout Northern Ontario he is definitely a valuable commodity to anyone looking to build or renovate their home. Coming from the bright lights of southern Ontario, armed with an extensive commercial background and exemplary service pedigree he will make creating a perfect space uncomplicated and effortless. Iain also our dependable artificial turf specialist giving him more than a few hats here at Surface Design & Décor.

Berney Simard

- Senior Wood Specialist -

Berney is one of the most recognized faces in the building industry, some might say a legend.  Having worked in the wood industry with a specialization in stairs and railings for over 30 years this man knows wood! A most trusted advisor to our in-house sales specialists, builders and contractors it seems as though everyone turns to this always smiling gentleman on a daily basis.  Coordination of materials & species along with stain & finish, there isn’t a wood question that can’t (or hasn’t been) answered by Berney.

Matt Laporte

- Wood Specialist -

Matt may very well be the glue that holds the building together. Growing up in the industry and with intimate knowledge of the materials that Surface Design & Décor makes available to its builders, contractors, and customers, the job just doesn’t get done without Matt.  Primarily in the wood shop, stain and finish is his specialty. With that being said, don’t be surprised that if you have a delivery Matt is there to ensure that you are left satisfied knowing that everything was completed to his approval.

Ryan Poffley

-Warehouse-

Ryan has become a welcome and charismatic addition to the woodshop having joined the team over two years ago. With a local construction background and attention to detail, his work ethic helps ensure that each project that goes out the door is finished to perfection.

Tyler Johnston

-Warehouse-

Tyler is the newest member of the Surface Design & Décor team coming straight out of the local mining industry. He is now plying his skillset in the wood department joining Matt, Ryan and Berney in our ever-expanding team of skilled finishing specialists.