Designing and building great porches in the Ottawa area since 1981
We take your ideas and requirements, including the site characteristics and existing structures and produce a presentation drawing and quote at no charge. We like designing and building work that is difficult or unusual.Porches can be among the trickiest things to build. Attachment to the existing structure is often a problem area.
Once a contract has been signed , we produce working drawings, obtain permits, and all required inspections.
Build - add a porch
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.
Porches have a natural life of about 100 years, if the roof has remained in good condition. If the roof has leaked, anything can happen. Uncovered stairs usually last about 25 years.
Once it is necessary, they can be rebuilt in a similar configuration, using modern standards, sometimes using the existing footings. It can also be a good time to rethink the design.
Summerporchottawa is the porch specialty website of Summerstone which is a small family-run construction business. We've been in business since 1981. Our main website is www.summerstone.com. We also have summerdecksottawa.com. It describes the work we do building decks.
Most of our work is decks, porches, pergolas and gazebos, small additions such as screened porches or sunrooms. Natural stonework is also a specialty, mostly flagstone and stone walls. We've built a couple of stone bridges.We do all the usual types of work in those categories, but unusual or challenging work is what we are best known for. 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 build one type of porch on every house.
I often work on the job. My daughter , Clara, as well. Usually we have a few other employees. Occasionally, I also have other people helping out, 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 describe the work you are considering. If you have a preference for how we contact you, please mention it.
PO Box 8
Navan, ON, K4B1J3
To apply for a job with Summerstone , please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: