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. 


Year Established


Projects Completed


Complaints of any kind to the BBB since 1981.
40 years.

About Us 

    Summerstone is a small family-run construction business. We've been in business since 1981. Summer Porch Ottawa is our porch specialty website. Our main website is We also have It describes the work we do building decks.


   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.

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