Specializing in Custom Designed and Custom Built Homes and Cottages

Established in 1973, A&R Carpentry has built over 1500 homes and cottages throughout Central Ontario. With a track record of customer satisfaction, A&R Design Build is the partner you need to make your dream home a reality.

Especially satisfying are the repeat customers that ask us to build their cottage or retirement home. Our business has grown by referral and we have built on the foundation of our strong reputation.

A True Canadian Success Story

We pride ourselves on being a Canadian company as well as a family owned business. Founded 45 years ago by René Ouellet, known as the “Builder Who Listens” is a licensed carpenter and R2000 certified. In 2018 René Ouellet Jr. who has been building custom designed homes, along side his father for 25 years, took ownership of the business and updated the name to A&R Design Build.

Products and Services As Flexible As You Are

For many people, the prospect of building their dream home is intimidating and they simply want to be handed the key when the project is completed. For others, getting involved and participating in the construction and design brings them great satisfaction. A&R Design Build accommodates the individual needs of each customer by providing a wide range of products and service options.

Turnkey or Do It Yourself

A&R Design Build can provide a complete turnkey solution, providing you a fully finished home, ready for occupancy. Or, if you wish, we will build your foundation and frame the house, allowing you to get in there yourself and swing the hammer, taking the project to completion on your own terms and schedule. Maybe you just want a foundation built and an A&R Design Build high quality home package delivered to your job site – that can also be arranged.

Custom Build

Full customization services are also available. We have in house ability to modify an existing plan, customize a Viceroy style home or use your own design to create a custom dream home. A&R Design Build, your partner, will make your vision a reality.