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Tooketree Passive Homes, a Tarion builder, believes in a better, healthier and more sustainable future for Muskoka and beyond. We build homes that last – high-performance homes that help mitigate and adapt to climate change. Tooketree Passive Homes are comfortable, safe, sequester carbon and have very low operating costs.    


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Melinda Zytaruk, MES, CEO/President


Certified Passive House Builder

Melinda has 12 years of experience as general contractor with a focus green building and renovations. She is committed to developing sustainable shelter solutions at all stages – through project development, implementation and education. Melinda is also General Manager of the Fourth Pig Green and Natural Construction, our lead partner. At Tooketree Passive Homes she applies her experience and passion for a sustainable future to make real change. melinda@fourthpig.org

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Rick Zytaruk, P.Eng., CFO

Rick has extensive experience as a business consultant and in the building industry. He spent much of his career working in the application of technology and process improvement to address business problems. Always passionate about innovation and progress, Rick is committed to disrupting the building industry to build world-class, quality, sustainable homes and most of all, a better future for generations to come. rick@zytaruk.com