Our business operates from the historic LaHave area on Nova Scotia's South Shore. The owner/operator is Donald Bush, a Master Carpenter who leads an honest, hard-working, and talented crew. A life-long resident of the area, Donald's trademark is quality workmanship and fair business dealings with both clients and suppliers.
Donald began his carpentry training at the Lunenburg Regional Vocational School (now Nova Scotia Community College) and graduated from the Carpentry Program in 1975. His instructor, the late Archie Keddy, was a carpenter from the "old school" and taught his class well. Things had to be done right the first time. As the saying goes... measure twice, cut once!
After successfully completing the program Donald gained employment with a company that was building homes in Oakhill, Nova Scotia. Also employed with that company was another carpenter from the old school named Percy Sarty. Percy took a liking to Donald and in the time honoured tradition of craftsmen he taught him his skills. Before long people were calling Donald wanting a little job done here and there. It wasn't long thereafter that Donald was "on his own" building bigger and bigger projects.
Approximately 22 years ago Shore Side Carpentry Limited was formed with two partners. Today, Donald is the sole owner of Shore Side Carpentry Limited.
Shore Side has built many beautiful homes through the years, undertaken countless renovations and repairs, and shingled a lot of roofs. Donald will always have a great deal of respect for the late Archie Keddy and the late Percy Sarty as they helped make him the carpenter he is today.
Donald and the Shore Side crew continue to take pride in offering traditional craftsmanship using modern methods and materials. The results speak for themselves time after time in our many satisfied customers.
Whether you are building your dream home, undertaking renovations, or needing repairs you can depend on Shore Side Carpentry Limited. We build our reputation into every job we do and our reputation is solid!
Contact us to discuss your plans. We always enjoy making new friends.