About Us

Our Story

Building and Renovating Spaces Since 2007

Hi, I’m Lance!

I started my career in Muskoka, my childhood home, framing cottages on lakes Joseph, Muskoka, and Rosseau before moving to Milton, Ontario. It’s here that I expanded my skill set to include fine carpentry and project management before establishing my own business in 2007.

As a business owner, my name and reputation are my legacies. I pride myself in efficiently, cost-effectively, and – regardless of size or scope – exceeding my client’s expectations.

My career is my passion and I look forward to working with you to complete your Red Canoe Renovation.


I hope to work with you on your next project!

Lance Burden

Why Choose Red Canoe Renovations

Lance has worked in all aspects of the hands-on construction of residential buildings at one time or another in the past 20+ years. This isn’t just a job for me. It’s my passion – it’s what I was born to do.

Is everything perfect?

Absolutely not. As with anything, there will always be ways that I can improve – but that’s why I take the opportunity to speak with my clients and listen to exactly what they would like. And that communication keeps going throughout the job – I want to finish all of my jobs knowing that the client is thrilled with their new space.

Is your company the best there is?

Well, I’ll let my work speak for itself. But I strive to be the best at what it is I do. I’ll never leave a client disappointed or dissatisfied. If they are left wanting more, then my job is not done. I’ve made a lot of amazing contacts over the years and when they are good you keep them.

Can you do everything on your own?

Probably, but why? When I have professionals that do that trade every day. It takes a team to build a house. It takes a team to renovate a bathroom. I am your team captain and the client is my first mate. We will sail through rough waters but I will paddle hard to get to the calm on the other side. 

“That feeling when you hand the keys back to the client and they are smiling from ear to ear cannot be beaten.”



Established since 2007

High Quality Work

Fully Insured for liability

Honest Prices

How we can help you

Beautifying your space inside and out.

Home Renovations

There are endless possibilities of creating the home you have always dreamed about.

Custom Millwork

We can create a space that not only suits your home but also your budget.

Home Additions

A high-quality addition can be the way to achieve your ideal space.

Basement Renovations

Finishing your basement is the ideal way of increasing your living space.

What Our Clients Say

Paul DesLauriers

Recently I contacted Lance via Red Canoe Renovations to build out an existing porch and screen it in, ready to be able to enjoy a bug free experience. Lance gave me a breakdown with price for the various parts of the build. The end result was awesome, including recommendations Lance made to my original plan to make the space even better. I was so impressed, that I have started giving him the wish list for other things around the house. So far nothing has been too big or too small for his attention. I would highly recommend Lance, who brings know and attention to detail to his work.

Myra Pierias

Lance was patient and always quick to respond to my questions and endless texts.  He has a great sense of humour and great ideas.  He sent us hundreds of pictures while we were in the planning process.  He did an excellent job sticking to our timeline and went out of his way to make sure that he could accommodate our schedule.  Lance’s communication was exceptional.