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Our Story

From a young age Ryan always enjoyed working with his hands. His father taught him the fundamentals of woodworking and they spent hours together in his workshop creating projects.

Some of his fondest memories of his dad are built into the projects they made together. He instilled the value of craftsmanship in Ryan and his oft repeated saying “no matter what you do – whether you’re sweeping floors or building a house – make it the best!” still rings true for Ryan today.

Having grown up and attended High School in Napanee, Ryan went on to graduate from the Business Administration program at Loyalist College in Belleville.

From there he managed businesses for Tim Horton’s for over a decade, but something else kept calling. Each day Ryan would race home from work to start a new project or find something he could build with his hands.

Then it hit him. It wasn’t enough to spend days off and evenings working late into the night on carpentry projects – he needed to build all day every day!

Sometimes luck steps in to help us find the right path in life and something lucky sure happened to Ryan when a carpenter friend invited him to work at one of Ontario’s leading landscape companies. All of a sudden Ryan went from part time carpentry to full time and feels like he hasn’t “worked” a day since!

Ryan has been fortunate in life; he has has a beautiful wife and three amazing children and each day he spends pursuing his passion for carpentry isn’t work, it’s love! 

The desire to build, to craft beautiful things with wood has been a lifelong passion for Ryan. Creating a local business not only presented him with the chance to build things for neighbours, friends and new clients, it has also to given him the chance to support his community as as local business operator, job creator and volunteer.

"In founding Stirling Carpentry, the idea of fine craftsmanship is at the core of everything we do. Each detail reflects our commitment to honest, old-fashioned artistry produced from the finest materials and our results show it.

I am proud to bring together my three greatest passions and sources of pride – family, fine craftsmanship and carpentry, and the community where I’ve grown up, gone to school and put down roots – in the creation of Stirling Carpentry.

Each day I wake up and do my very best to build things that will wow my clients and carry my business with the kind of honesty, integrity and ethics I learned working in the wood shed alongside my father all those years ago."

Ryan Cooke - Founder, Stirling Carpentry
Ryan Cooke - Founder, Stirling Carpentry

Our Values


According to the Oxford English Dictionary, craftsmanship is the “quality of design and work shown in something made by hand”. At Stirling Carpentry we believe that craftsmanship is more than one way of doing things; it’s the ONLY way we do things. From decks to fences and pergolas to arbours, everything we build showcases handmade quality and design. While others make promises about things like concrete, nails and profit, we make a different pledge – our unrelenting focus is building lasting and safe spaces that allow you to focus on building lasting memories with your family and loved ones in turn.

#1 – Transparent Quoting

Our transparent quoting makes it easy to see exactly what work will be done and how much it will cost. There are no hidden or creeping costs; just honest pricing that reflects your real “all-in” costs.

#2 – Commitment to Safety

As a family oriented company we put your family’s safety ahead of all else. Our work is built to last and our job sites are left clean and safe.

#3 – Integrity & Respect

Owning a home is one the largest investments most people ever make. At Stirling Carpentry we source quality materials from reputable suppliers and employ proven building methods. Our investment of time, energy and expertise reflects the respect we have for the investment you’ve made in your home.

Stirling RESULTS

Stirling CRAFTSMANSHIP + Stirling ETHICS = Stirling RESULTS

We stand behind our work and take immense pride in what we do. If you have a project – no matter the size – give us a call!