In 1984, I started in the renovation business as a carpenter, here in Ottawa. That led to starting my own Design/Build Renovation Company in 1988. Experience has shown me that the renovation process can be overwhelming and complex for those not familiar with the many concepts, considerations, and principles. For myself, this is a process that I excel and revel in along with the beauty it creates. I care about the how, where, what, and why of every step of a design/build renovation.
With extensive designing and building experience on numerous renovations and Heritage restorations in the Ottawa area, I have the talent and expertise to guide clients through the renovation experiences in a comfortable, concise, and rewarding manner.Explore Services
The trades go back a long way in my family. My great grandfather Henry George Woodley, a mould maker in a bell foundry in Toronto, built his own house in 1908. This photo was taken in 1913 (104 Hogarth Ave). It took him 7 years because each night he would bring lumber home on the electric street car from Riverdale Lumber on Danforth. He wheel barrowed all the bricks from a brick foundry on Pottery Road 3 blocks away, all with the help of his brother Fred who was a mason (who built the steeple for Holy Name church where Henry made the bell).