Lakeland Contracting - About

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Established in 1975, Lakeland Contracting is a family owned and operated residential construction company serving Parry Sound and the surrounding areas with friendly,
professional services and a high quality end results.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide our clients with a sense of satisfaction with
the completion of their project! We strive to provide a top notch product and our small size allows us to maintain a close eye and usually a direct hand in completing a job.

We realize in order to accomplish this we must provide:


Fixed price proposals for the work to be completed.

Frequent communications between ourselves and clients.

A polite crew and clean job site.

Workers who take pride in their accomplishments.

A job well done, on schedule and on budget.

A finished product that will not only last but you can be happy with.

Lastly, a solid warranty on our workmanship and products.



The proof is in our many satisfied and return customers.
Don't just take our word for it. Read what our clients have to say about us:



Well done! We would like to thank you and your crew for putting our minds at ease, the cottage looks great. We will be in touch for any further work.

Jim and Kathy

How it began

Lakeland Contracting originated from Georgian Bay Cottage Services and Construction Ltd. a small maintenance and services business looking after cottages in the San Souci area of Georgian Bay. After 10 plus years of building and servicing Georgian Bay cottages only, the company was moved on to mainland and the name was consolidated into "Lakeland Contracting" a little less of a mouthful. Work continued on the islands as well as growing on the mainland. Since then the company's goal has been to pick up more skills, knowledge and equipment to provide our customers with as many services as possible in house. That way we can make sure that our customers receive a high quality product.


The People Behind Lakeland Contracting

The Owners

Dave Garside

Dave Garside of Lakeland Contracting Parry SoundDave is co-owner and founder of Lakeland Contracting.  His 40 plus years in the industry have provided him with a vast knowledge relating to residential construction.

Some of his accomplishments include: licensed gas fitter as well as having taught the gas fitters course, successful completion of the Designer Legal Building Code Course, licensed scuba diver and volunteer firefighter.

Dave currently oversees the construction, renovations, and roofing services we provide. Looking after the sales, quoting, and project management for these services.

You will also still find Dave on the job site as he quite enjoys doing the hands on work.


Contact Dave:  

Mike Garside

Mike Garside of Lakeland Contracting Parry Sound

Mike is co-owner of Lakeland Contracting and has been working with the business for 20 years.

He started full time after finishing school, and began to immediately expand our expertise and services, leading a new segment to the business, providing clients with a multitude of low maintenance exterior finish, services and products.

Mike oversees the
 siding, soffit/fascia, eavestrough, window and door services we provide, doing the sales, quoting and project management and some installations.

Mike has an attention to detail which is second to none and he loves to apply it to our projects. His talent for visualizing a project before its completed is invaluable.


 Contact Mike: 

Madeline Andrews

Madeline Andrews of lakeland Contracting Parry SoundMadeline Andrews is also co-owner and founder of Lakeland Contracting. 

Some of her past experiences include: Real estate sales, Banking and Restaurant management. Her knowledge of the financial side of the business is invaluable.

Madeline looks after the office administration, book keeping, and billing for the company.

Look for her to greet you when you visit our office and showroom at 238 Oastler Park Dr.





 Contact Madeline: 


Aislynn GarsideAislynn Garside

Aislynn Garside joined the Lakeland Contracting staff in 2016.  

She is our office "jack of all trades" with experience in estimating, sales, 
customer service and design. 

With her 10 years in the building trades industry she brings a diverse product knowledge. Aislynn holds a diploma in Interior Design as well as the B.C.I.N. qualifications to create buildable blueprints for any residential project. Her experience with structural and interior design are invaluable to our team. 

Aislynn also has her own design business "Cottage Country Design" which does most of our Design Build Projects.



 Contact Aislynn: 


The Crew

Ed Farrell

Ed joined our team in early 2022.  He adds his many years of experience with various residential and commercial construction to our crew.


 At times we may be trying to add to our team. If you are motivated, ready to learn or already skilled. Please contact us through our contact page.

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