Why we do what we do.


We want to make a difference.

Every year, Ontario generates over 12 million tonnes of waste, with approximately 75% of that headed to the landfills. A large portion of this waste stream is produced by food and commercial waste.

Heather, Re4m's (Pronounced Reform) owner and lead fabricator, initially observed an issue with commercial waste when working for a local retailer. At the time, the retailer was tossing old displays into the dumpster. When Heather asked why the displays (which were in good condition, but outdated) were being sent to the bin, the company responded by saying "It was just easier this way". That's when Heather realized there could be an opportunity to reduce the amount of commercial waste headed to Ottawa's landfills. She brought those old displays home and created 8 unique light boxes, becoming the catalyst for what Re4m is today. 

Our Mission

Re4m Design and Fabrication strives to make a difference in Ottawa's commercial waste sector by alleviating otherwise thrown out materials from local businesses. We work with museums, construction companies, manufacturers, retailers and other establishments to divert commonly thrown out items. We use off-cuts, retired exhibits and many other materials to create authentic and original fixtures, furnishings and displays.


Great passion finds great clients

Our clients are amazing! We form relationships where we thrive off each other. Almost all of our clients work with us because of our unique take on fabrication. They too want to make a difference or want to have a unique space. Below are some of the Businesses we have built items for! 

Wellington Vision Care

Yummy Cookies

Wiseman and Cromwell

The Urban Botanist


West of Main

TayRiverHealthCentre- Logo-Stacked

TCC Canada

The City of Pickering

Saunders Farm

Spark Beer

Speedpro Imaging



Pure Lab VItamins

Primal Mobility Centre

Pascale's Ice Cream


Oresta Organic SKin Care

Ottawa River Psychology Group

Octopus Books

Museum of Nature

NU Grocery

Loretta Studios and Gallery

Michaels Dolce

Local Community Food Centre

Happy Goat Coffee

Hazeldean Mall

Hair By Courtney

Glebe Osteopathy and Wellness

eco equitable

Feline Cafe

Dodds Janitorial

CP Business Solutions

Colonnade Bridgeport

College La Cite

COllab Space

City of OM

Cest Bon Cooking

Carlington Coffee House

ByTown Video Productions

692 Coffee

Bloom Integrative Health



connect@re4m.ca   |   Billings Ave, Ottawa, ON.

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