Why Choose Us?

Since 1925, the Heather & Little team has worked hard to earn the reputation of being industry leaders in custom roofing and custom sheet metal projects. Our long history of successful custom projects spans over 90 years, during which time we have proudly restored and replaced historic sheet metal elements on many of North America’s finest and most significant buildings. We have had the privilege of working on many different types of properties, including government buildings, religious buildings, heritage homes, industrial and commercial properties and more.


Heather & Little’s Services

Our craftsmen’s high level of skills allow us to offer a variety of custom metal fabrication services to our clients according to their specific requirements. We bring a number of unique sheet metal restoration and reproduction services to any project, including sheet lead and cladding capabilities, slate roofing, cedar roofing, statuary restoration, and much more.

Heather & Little’s range of custom sheet metal roofing, sheet metal fabrications, plus a complete line of roofing services.

More services include but are not limited to:

  • Decorative sheet metal shingles
  • Metal Spanish tiles
  • Pressed /stamped decorative sheet metal
  • Cupolas, steeples, domes
  • Kalamein windows and doors
  • Statuary and statue restoration
  • Finials, and balustrades
  • Sheet metal cornices
  • Crimped copper sheets
  • Corrugated galvanized sheet metal

And much more!

Custom Residential Services

If you require slate roofing, cedar roofing, or a custom sheet metal roof for your property, Heather & Little has earned a reputation for providing our clients with high quality roofing and architectural sheet metal work with outstanding customer service.

 Our Shop

Dave Spear, Sheet Metal Fabrication Specialists Heather & Little Canada
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Heather & Little, Markham Canada Workshop
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 Our Team

Mike Papania

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mike began his career with H&L in 1985 when he started his sheet metal apprenticeship, and later taking on the duties of a sheet metal  journeyman, and now holds the position of Vice President of Operations. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge with hands-on trade, project management, and administrative experience.

Marc Jamieson, Heather & Little Canada Vice President, Sales & Estimating

Marc Jamieson

Vice President, Sales & Estimating

Marc has been in the roofing and architectural sheet metal industry for close to 30 years. He joined the family’s roofing business as a summer job and stayed for 20 years. Then he ran his own business providing industrial and commercial roofing, and sheet metal contracting services. Marc has brought his deep skills and experience focusing on sales and marketing, estimating, and project management to H&L.

Cindy Lee

Finance/Office Manager

Cindy joined Heather & Little assuming the role of the company’s finance and office manager after serving as office manager at a sister company. Cindy performs a variety of accounting tasks and is responsible for the financial well-being of the company.

Zane Elliott

Sales & Estimating

Zane is a valued member of Heather & Little’s Estimating and Sales team. His positive attitude, enthusiasm, and attention to detail shows through in the services that he provides to our customers.

Dave Spear, Heather & Little Shop Foreman

Dave Spear

Shop Foreman

Dave joined Heather & Little in 1989 as a sheet metal mechanic. In a very short time his ability and shop skills were recognized as he took on more and more complicated projects, at times working only with old photographs to recreate decorative ornamental reproductions. When the position for shop foreman came up it was decided that Dave was a natural for the position.


Steve Larouche

Ottawa District Manager

Steve joined the H&L team after serving as a Project Manager for another firm.  He has worked on numerous high profile construction projects in the Ottawa area and has specific experience in working on Heritage designated buildings. Steve has education in Construction Project Management. He has experience in the management of projects on institutional, government and privately funded construction projects of all sizes.

Brian Marshall

Project Manager

Brian began his career at Heather & Little as a sheet metal apprentice. Once his training was completed he obtained his sheet metal journeyman’s licence. He later took on the position of Projects Manager for H&L at our Ottawa branch. In addition to his duties as Project Manager, Brian is responsible for the on-going training of our young apprentices and mechanics.


Lorna Edwards, Heather & Little, Accounts Payable & Payroll Specialist

Lorna Edwards

Accounts Payable & Payroll Specialist

Since joining Heather & Little, Lorna has performed a number of duties in the office including payroll, accounts payable, and preparing month-end reports for the accounting and financial department.

Dirk Loebens

Projects Manager

Dirk brings his vast experience in European heritage roofing and sheet metal to H&L. As Project Manager, Dirk is involved in all phases of our projects from the estimating stage through to completion.


Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)

National Trust for Canada

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

Sealant Waterproofing & Restoration Institute

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Heritage Toronto

Toronto Construction Association (TCA)

Ottawa Construction Association (OCA)

Building Artisans Guild

Construction Specifications Canada

Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (OSM)