I enjoy mountain biking, camping, hockey, volleyball, and pretty well any sport. Also, nothing beats watching a good movie with family.
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Adrian Sunter is an inter-provincially licensed carpenter and has been immersed in home construction and commercial office renovations since 2004. He holds a Building Construction Technician Diploma with honours. As Founder of Sunter Carpentry, Adrian Sunter brings reliability, innovation, and unfailing customer service to your home and office.
Born and raised in Bells Corners, Ottawa, Adrian Sunter has had the privilege of working under the guidance of many talented carpenters who have fueled his desire to create beautiful homes of all forms, a passion sparked since childhood from the day he first stepped into his father’s workshop.
Founding and building Sunter Homes has been his life’s work. The vision is to build families’ dreams and see them take shape in Sunter Homes’ projects. For Adrian this is a wonderfully rewarding experience, as is the opportunity to learn from and pass on to others the many tricks of the trade. One of the most rewarding aspects of Adrian’s job is the friendships shared in the pursuit of common goals. Building long term relationships with clients and creating “wow” experiences is his daily goal.
“Building a unique product while knowing with absolute certainty that we did our best work and no one could have done it better. There are not many feelings in life that can top the satisfaction of creating something exactly as it was envisioned, with your own two hands.”
The opportunity to learn, challenge myself, and bring a positive energy to whatever I do.
“The biggest waste in life is a waste of talent.” – Anonymous
Regina-born and Ottawa-raised, sports have figured prominently in Jon’s life since his time in Alta Vista at Hillcrest High. Go Hawks! After high school Jon spent time working and snowboarding in Banff, Alberta and from there acquired his Building Construction Technician Diploma at Algonquin College. This diploma reinforced his interest in building design and construction and led him to further his advanced education by completing his General Carpenter’s License and Red Seal. It was at Algonquin College where he met the young and keen Adrian Sunter. They remained friends since and are proud to work as colleagues. As a team they have built the Sunter Homes team highly selectively, with a view to forming a tight knit family culture at the firm. Jon’s mantra: “if you’re going to do something, put your whole heart into it.” And he does, with his family, friends, sports, carpentry, and food.
Riding on my motorcycle or my homemade pontoon boat.
“Pitter Patter. Let’s get at ‘er.” – Jared Keeso
James Halladay grew up in the small town of Athens, Ontario working with his father who is also a licensed carpenter. He discovered his love for carpentry in high school when he spent most of his free time in the woodshop. After high school, he went off to Fanshaw College in London to take Construction Carpentry Techniques and then to Algonquin College to take General Carpentry where he apprenticed under his dad. In his spare time, he likes to build furniture out of reclaimed materials with his girlfriend. They spend the summers touring around by motorcycle or out on the boat. It’s no surprise that what tops his bucket list is building his dream home and everything in it!
Mount Oxford, Nunavut.
Learning and completing difficult tasks.
Born and raised in Ottawa, David Bass has always loved the city; the valley and nearby Quebec were a constant source of beauty and adventure. After attending university and a brief time working in a research lab, he found himself thinking about making a fundamental career change. Luckily enough, right around that time, a good friend of his and experienced carpenter offered him the opportunity to work for the summer. It clicked for him right away: “Here I am four years later and still enjoying every day. You can’t ask for more than that,” says David. In his downtime, David can be found in one of Ottawa-Gatineau’s beautiful green spaces, cross -country biking, canoe-camping, hiking or snowboarding.
Costa Rica! A truly spectacular adventure travel destination. I had the opportunity to hike volcanos, horseback ride, eat great food, and relax on spectacular beaches surrounded by monkeys and sloths. I will definitely be going back!
Building succulent cheeseburgers at McDonald’s.
After years of dedicated work as a paramedic with the Ottawa Paramedic Service, Curtis found his true calling as a carpenter, bringing a unique set of skills and talents with him. In addition, having worked on the front line of the health industry, Curtis brings to Sunter Homes his need to help others, endurance to power through the day, and an ability to work efficiently. His keen eye for detail and compassion make Curtis a great asset to a team dedicated to bringing other’s dreams to reality. Curtis has a heart of gold that keeps him grounded and always ready to lend a hand.
Curtis’ service on the Health and Safety Team for the Ottawa Paramedic Service included a role as an intermediary between workers and supervisors to help mitigate any potential risks on the job site. To this day, that critical-thinking, risk-mitigating approach helps keep projects on-track, on-schedule, and, most important of all, safe. When he’s not working with the Sunter Homes team, Curtis keeps active, either taking in a round of golf, tearing it up on his mountain bike, or simply enjoying a day at a park with his dog, Sawyer.
I love spending time with my wife and my girls playing in the backyard, or simply going exploring.
“The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
For J.F., few things can beat the satisfaction and pride of seeing a project through to its completion, from the very beginning to putting on the final touches. It’s fitting, then, that his time with the Sunter Homes team is the culmination of a ten-year-long journey that started in Algonquin College’s Building Construction Technician program. J.F. met two friends in his time there – Adrian Sunter and Jon Brandt. Being part of Sunter Homes isn’t just a job – it’s a passion he gets to share with his friends. J.F. brings a wealth of experience in large-scale residential and commercial construction. Having managed the construction of a 30 home subdivision, J.F. helps Sunter Homes’ projects remain safe, on-schedule, and on-budget.
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