Designing & Building Great Decks
in the Ottawa area since 1981
We take your ideas and requirements, including the site characteristics and produce a presentation drawing and quote at no charge. We like designing and building work that is difficult or unusual.
Once a contract has been signed , we produce working drawings, obtain permits, and all required inspections.
We do all required demolition , excavation, construction and cleanup. We like paying attention to detail. We don't cut corners.
All of our work has a 5 year warranty.
Decks have a natural life of about 20 years. 25 if well maintained. They can be rebuilt in a similar configuration after that, sometimes using the existing footings. It can also be a good time to rethink the design.
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Complaints of any kind to the BBB since 1981.
Summerstone is a small family-run construction business. We've been in business since 1981. Summer Decks Ottawa is our deck specialty website. Our main website is summerstone.com. We also have summerporchottawa.com. It describes the work we do building porches.
We do decks, porches, pergolas and gazebos, small additions such as screened porches or sunrooms. We also do natural stone work, mostly flagstone and stone walls. We've built a couple of stone bridges. We like doing unusual or difficult work.We don't cut corners.
We're happy to help clients come up with a suitable design for their place , but have absolutely no "designer agenda". We are not going to jam the same deck that we have built 50 times before into your backyard.
I often work on the jobsite. My daughter , Clara usually works as well. Usually we have a few other employees. Occasionally, I also have other people helping out, usually subcontractors or students.
I often have had people telling me that , with the quality of our work, we could be a much larger company, but the satisfaction is in actually building well-made things, not supervising a lot of people. When I have allowed the business to grow to 8 or 10 employees, it just resulted in frustration and speeding tickets.
---The pictures on this page are of us on jobs, me and some of the people who have worked with us over the years.
For any inquiries or questions, please call: 613-286-9908 or fill out the following form. Please mention the work you are considering.
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