Position: Owner/Project Manager/Red Seal Licensed Carpenter
Leonard started his journey in carpentry over 20 years ago learning from some of the best builders in the Kingston area. A large part of his experience is in finish carpentry where he learned a great deal from his time working with master carpenter, Ron Garofalo of Garofalo Brothers Construction. From there he went on to pursue experience in the art of remodelling where he worked with Mark Peabody, Custom Builder. Leonard takes great pride in being able to offer his clients a very wide range of skill sets from custom home builds, to additions, renovations, custom furniture, built in cabinetry, outdoor features like decks, pergolas and so much more.
Leonard’s passion is having a staff of people who are passionate about their craft and strive everyday to do their best. He’s not interested in people just having a job but rather a career. Every team member brings their own talents and skillset to our projects which allows us to build every project to a very high standard. When you hire Winsor Custom Building for your project you get people in your home that care for it and respect it as they would their own. People who love their craft and want to deliver the best possible product they can for every client no matter how big or small the project.
Position: Red Seal Licensed Carpenter/Supervisor
Michael is a licensed journeyman carpenter who has honed his craft over the past 7 years. He first became interested in the carpentry field early on in high school and quickly fell in love with the trade. Michael brings a strong and talented skill set to our exterior finish work and structural framing. He has done almost everything from foundation to finish and he settles for nothing less than perfection. He brings his very best every day and enjoys working closely with our clients to bring their dreams to life.
Ryan started off his journey in carpentry by following in his grandfather’s footsteps. At 18 years old, he became a Carpenter for Brian Hunt Construction in the Cloyne area, North of Kingston where he learned how to build homes from start to finish. Ryan has tremendous experience in framing carpentry as he worked for the Garofalo Brothers Construction in Kingston for many years. Ryan has a deep appreciation for the process of custom building and has learned skills from having phenomenal teachers in his life. Ryan has a passion for learning and always believes that you need to go above and beyond to help a client visualize their dreams. Ryan enjoys helping others and brings his solution focused and positive outlook to every job he encounters. Ryan has developed his skill set over the last 20 years in carpentry and specializes in renovations, framing, trim, and finish work. Ryan has a superb attention for detail and ensures that every project is completed to the highest quality standard.
Position: 3rd Year Carpenter Apprentice
After working in healthcare for 10 years, Matt made the switch to carpentry in 2017 – something He’s always had a keen interest in. He thoroughly enjoys building and producing quality craftmanship – ensuring every detail is to the client’s standards.
Position: 1st Year Carpenter Apprentice
Giuliano began his career in carpentry with the Blue Mountain Builders in Collingwood where he learned the basics of framing and renovation. This company showed him the value of constructing homes in a timely manner with precision and teamwork along with excellent craftsmanship. Giuliano then moved to Whistler, British Columbia and worked with EVR fine homes, a custom home company that settles for nothing less than architectural excellence. Giuliano and his girlfriend decided to move back home to Ontario and settle here in Kingston. Giuliano looks forward to continuing working alongside expert teachers seeking nothing but perfection in carpentry.
Position: Carpenter’s Helper
Sam Mulvihill was born and raised in Kingston’s East End. Sam learned many valuable skills working on projects alongside his father. Sam is happiest working with his hands and is excited to be a member of the Winsor Custom Building team. Growing up Sam played CAL hockey and loved helping his father create a backyard rink every year! Sam is a recent graduate of the St Lawrence College Pre Service Firefighter Education & Training Program and a City of Kingston Fire Department Volunteer. When Sam isn’t working you’ll find him boating, fishing or hunting!
Position: Carpenter’s Helper
Brandon is 18 years old and has been working for Winsor Custom Building since June of 2021. He was drawn to the job because he wanted to learn more about skilled trades and he enjoys working outside. Outside of work his hobbies are sports such as football and rugby, which he played at LaSalle Secondary School. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Position: Office Administrator
With over 20 years experience in the field, Katherine is one of the most efficient administrators you will ever meet. The most important aspect for the success of any business is its ability to be organized and efficient in the office. Here at Winsor Custom Building we are so grateful for what Katherine brings to the table. She handles all payroll, HR, invoicing, and bookkeeping. Katherine surely is the back bone to the efficiency of our day to day operations.