GBL Design Build - Winnipeg

About Us

Processed with RookieGBL construction was founded and created by owner Jason Ateah. Jason has over 20 years of building experience. Having started his career as a custom framer, Jason has now worked on a variety of projects from small to large. Our hands-on approach ensures that every project receives quality workmanship from our crew as well as our sub-trades. We have been working with many of the same sub-trades for years gaining respect in the field, practicing reliable communication, and delivering honest and proven workmanship. We love building and enjoy creating spaces and homes that fit our clients’ visions and dreams.

We have a passion for designing, planning, and building green projects. We pride ourselves in the contributions we make to improve the environment. We also take pride in improving the lifestyles and health of our clients. We are constantly educating ourselves on new products and procedures that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

Lindsay-McLeod-DesignLindsay McLeod of Lindsay McLeod Design is the design half of this husband and wife team.

Lindsay is a self-proclaimed go-getter and is all about making life full, functional, and beautiful.

She developed her passion for design through renovating numerous properties with her husband Jason, also of GBL (Green Builders For Life) Construction. Having two small children of her own, she knows the struggle of keeping spaces organized while also having a well-designed home that reflects your style. There’s hope, we promise!

Lindsay is (extremely) detail-oriented and takes care of all the little things that are commonly forgotten about during the renovation process. Her design style is best described as simple, fresh, and timeless.


GBL Construction brings a dedication to excellence that goes unmatched in today’s building market. Functional design, timely construction, and client-focused customer service are the pillars of GBL Construction. Whether your construction project is a new home, cottage, addition, or a renovation, we want to build you the space that you have always wanted. From start to finish, GBL Construction will ensure the building experience is enjoyable for you. We want you to watch us as we deliver the highest quality of craftsmanship on time and on budget.


If you are looking for a construction company to tackle your next new construction or reno project, give us a call. We will listen to your needs and treat your project as if it were our own. That’s a guarantee. Are you looking for a knowledgeable green builder? We can help you explore green and efficient options and make recommendations to help you build a greener and healthier space. We want to be your Green Builder For Life.


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“We have recently completed an extensive and complicated renovation of our almost-100 year old log cabin – a renovation that was undertaken by Jason Ateah and GBL Construction – and I can say wholeheartedly that I am absolutely thrilled with the result.  Jason has been a true professional throughout the process.  Honest, trustworthy, reliable and a pleasure to work with.  This project was difficult – the restoration of a very old log cottage and the integration of two new additions onto the old structure.  Jason worked closely with our architect to execute this challenging plan.  The final result is truly stunning.   I have been incredibly impressed with the craftsmanship and attention to detail of Jason and his firm.  Nothing is neglected.  He cares as much about the final result as we do.”

Trish Nesbitt

“I had the good fortune to choose Jason Ateah and GBL Construction to undertake major renovations on our cottage at Victoria Beach. Here is what I wanted in a contractor: Honesty, reliability, high quality workmanship, reasonable pricing, attention to detail and follow-up to make certain that what  was promised was delivered–I got every bit of this from GBL and more. I have done lots of projects , big and small in the past. I would say working with Jason Ateah and GBL Construction was the best of all these experiences. If I ever renovate again he is the first(and only) person I would turn to!”

Frank Manning

“GBL started an internal reno of basically our entire cottage at Victoria Beach during the winter of 2014, which turned out to be the coldest and with the largest amount of snow recorded in 100 years. At my age I could not afford to miss a summer at the beach. Jason assured us we would get in by the end of June, with everything in and working. He lived up to that very ambitious commitment, which was quite  challenging.  He has been very diligent in finalizing all the little but important details that needed his attention. Accordingly, I would not hesitate to recommend GBL and Jason Ateah for all your construction needs.”

Duncan Jessiman

“GBL Construction recently took care of a rather tricky kitchen renovation in my 100 year old home. Jason Ateah, the contractor and owner of GBL completed the task to great acclaim from myself and several of my visiting family and friends. Three things stand out in working with Jason: 1) he was very much in charge of every aspect of the project and would not compromise on quality. 2) his subcontractors were obviously carefully chosen and were all very skilled 3) he was always cooperative and consistently indicated that his primary concern was that all my expectations and requests were always met. I would in a minute call on Jason to look after any future construction or renovation projects.”

Inge Gaspard

“When we selected Jason Ateah and GBL to be our contractor/builder for our cottage restoration and addition I don’t think any of us, including him realized how difficult a project it would be.  Throughout the job when all of us were losing our heads Jay kept his cool, focused on the result and got the job done right.  I think the truest thing that I can say is I always felt that Jason cared as much as we did about the job and the result.  I was always sure that we would find the right answer and he was open and willing to consider our ideas and strived to make our vision a reality within the bounds of what was reasonable, practical and cost effective in the situation.”

Paul Infuso