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Year after year, our customers continue to recommend us to their friends and family for all their carpentry and renovation needs. We’ve been serving the Ottawa area for over 30 years and, in our line of work, recommendations are based on reputation. Our customers continue to show us that they hold our work in high regard.


Read what some of our satisfied customers have to say about our work below.


Went Above and Beyond

“Colin Neil and the crew went above and beyond to complete our deck, gate and fence. From the initial estimate to the completion of the job, Neil was punctual, professional, and proved to be very knowledgeable about different types of wood and woodworking. Neil answered all of our questions and made us feel confident about the end product. From the beginning to the end of the project, the crew was very professional, clean, and worked very efficiently. The work was done according to estimate and completed right on time. We would like to thank Neil and the crew for a job well done. We would also recommend Neil and the crew to all of our friends in need of having work done. Thank you.” – Matthew B.


Extremely Pleased with the Workmanship

"We were extremely pleased with the workmanship that Neil and his team provided us this summer. Our modest backyard budget was met and the completion of the project was done on time with precision and care. The team was professional and hard-working throughout the duration of the project.


We are very satisfied customers and would highly recommend your services to family and friends."

Thanks again. – The O’Bryan Family


Honest All-In Estimates

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for building our gorgeous cedar deck… you went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional and that requires a special thanks... From your initial estimate to your excellent communication (e.g., the call the day before work began), to your meticulous plank selection and cutting, the precision of Fee lining up all those nails, Fran's quiet hard-working skill, the details in the edging skirt, the attention to the infrastructure to ensure load balancing, your ongoing checking in with us even to the camaraderie of your team and your gentleness to our dogs, you thoughtfully anticipated our needs and incorporated it all from design to workmanship to materials and to aesthetic. When we saw the demonstrated skill and pride you took in your work, we asked you for your advice for a few changes and you jumped right in with ideas and options. So although we were initially impressed with your honest all-in estimate, your experience and portfolio, the construction experience itself was also one of the best we've had…” – Kevin and Fran


They Perform Quality Work

"Neil Harding and his team rebuilt our cedar deck. They did a great job. They are dependable and easy to work with. They perform quality work. We strongly recommend Harding Carpentry." -Ralph and Gail M.


Everything Done to Perfection

"Mr. Harding is a rare find: a traditional craftsman, meticulous, proud of his work, of the materials he uses and proud of how his work looks once finished. He does small jobs as well as big ones. In our case, he built a small 6-inch high retaining wall, a trellis, repaired a 30-foot fence and added a bannister to a deck. Everything was done to perfection and he is a delight to work with." -Guillaume B.


Hardworking, Flexible and Fun

“I am a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience, and I have utilized all manner of contractors for both work and personal projects. Neil and his crew were competent, hardworking, flexible and fun. I give Harding Carpentry my highest recommendation, without equivocation or hesitation. Harding Carpentry has performed three renovations for our family of varying scope (a 5 day deck replacement and a deck demolition followed by erection of a large two story deck with a screened in deck underneath the upper deck which required 4 weeks). On the two smaller jobs Neil Harding (the owner, estimator and job supervisor) developed the scope and provided a very competitive estimate. The execution was timely and achieved an excellent result utilizing high quality materials. There were no surprise discussions about "unforeseen extras", as has often happened with firms where the estimator never comes to the work site and the supervisor is handling too many jobs.


Our major project involved innovative design features and working to detailed engineering drawings. The sloping landscape made the work challenging, especially for the second floor deck. The work was completed flawlessly according to schedule, once again with no "extras". Neil and the crew were respectful and fun, and worked exceedingly well as a team, even including me on the team as I performed ancillary work.” - Tom S., P. Eng


Superb Workmanship

"Dear Mr. Harding: This is a thank you note for all the work you have done at my home. Everyone that comes for the first time to visit me after the renovations have the nicest comments in regard of the work you have done in the kitchen, the two bathrooms and the deck. The work, the combination of colors, the materials used shows the good taste and the superb workmanship you and your crew are capable of doing. We are recommending you to all our friends and will remain doing so. Once more thank you to you and your crew for the nice work you have done." - Bertha F.


A Beautiful Finished Product at Very Competitive Prices

"I wanted to send you a note to say how pleased I am with the laundry room/bathroom renovations. All of the work you have done here has always been perfect. That’s why I always have you do the work; the renovation is not only completed properly – but your skills in finish carpentry always make the finished product beautiful that I doubt anyone else could come close to, especially at what I consider to be very reasonable prices. After all the work you’ve completed on the main floor in the past two years, a client just told me he thought the house was brand new. Not bad for a 120 year old house! I want to thank you for all of your excellent work, and I will certainly call you back soon for more renovation." - Donald D., C.A.


On-Time and On-Budget Renovations

"In December of 2010, we contracted Harding Carpentry to renovate our master bedroom and a bathroom. The flooring was in serious need of upgrading, the walls and ceiling needed painting and the closet in the master bedroom had to be replaced. We provided Neil with the details of our budget, a rough design and our preferences for finishings. Once begun, the work continued a satisfactory pace. The sub-floors were strengthened and the bedroom floor was finished in wood and the bathroom floor was done in tile. The bedroom closets were completely gutted and replaced with new closets and shelving. The walls and ceiling were painted and a white trim finished the room perfectly. The work was done professionally, on time and on budget. Best of all, this renovation adds value to our property." - Richard and Erika L.


Exactly as Requested

"Neil, to you and your wife and crew: thank you again for such a tremendous job you did for us on our cedar deck. You followed my design and specifications exactly as requested. Thank you!" - Brian and Yvette


At Harding Carpentry Incorporated, we hope you too will become one of our many satisfied customers. Give us a call for your free consultation, and we’ll build the cedar deck, trim or renovation of your dreams.

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