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Custom Built Homes & Cottages

Designing and building custom homes and cottages is our specialty!

Whether  you have a cottage package you have purchased from a supplier,  you  want to start with a blank sheet of paper and design from the ground up,  or you simply wish to make some changes to an existing structure, we  are here to help!



You would be amazed at what can be done  with an existing structure, even if you suspect it may not be  salvageable.  Often there are a lot of benefits to be enjoyed by saving  the existing structure. Perhaps your home or cottage has sentimental  value to you and a lifetime of memories, but it needs updating, or  perhaps a new room or extension to house a growing family.  These are  all good reasons to consider a renovation.  The art of a quality renovation of course is in making sure that whatever is newly built is beautifully and seamlessly integrated into your existing structure just  as if it was always there. At times it is not a beneficial investment to renovate versus starting new. As  a homeowner you need to know this upfront.  At Waddell Custom Homes we  can help you through the difficult and important decisions that need to  be made to commence your building experience.


Garages, Bunkies and Boathouses

At Waddell Cistom Homes we belive that your outbuildings are equally as important as the rest of your home. We are proud of the functionality we can bring to your home by building custom garages, bunkies and boathouses to suit your needs. 

About Us


Waddell Custom Homes is an award winning reputable team of fully trained and licensed professionals that have been building homes, cottages, bunkies, garages, boathouses, additions and large renovations in the Kawartha Lakes and area since 1998.

Waddell Custom Homes can assure quality of work and professionalism with a team that is each uniquely skilled in their own areas of expertise. Waddell Custom Homes is a member of the Home Builders Association and Renomark so you can have peace of mind your project will be completed with an informed, legitimate team of carpenters that have access to all the resources available to make your project a success. Waddell Homes is registered with Tarion home warranty protection, keeping your home investment protected through out the entire process of your project and the following two years after completion.

Andrew and his team are always striving to be using the most innovative and effective materials such as advance framing methods, full ICF construction and multiple options of insulation products, creating more sustainable and efficient homes.

Waddell Custom Homes has developed numerous relationships with skilled trades throughout the area, allowing for special niche details added to any project.

Waddell Custom Homes can work with any design you have picked for your project, or they can assist you any step of the way with designers best fitted for your vision. With an eye for detail, design, and workmanship Waddell Custom Homes is the right choice when looking to build your next project.



Waddell Custom Homes is made up of hard working reliable carpenters each contributing their own skill sets to each project. The team is made up of years of experience from different backgrounds. Many of our licensed carpenters have well over ten years experience building home with refined skills in fine wood working, and finishing. The team also includes three students from the carpentry apprenticeship program at Fleming.

Andrew Waddell is the founder and president of Waddell Custom Homes.  Andrew grew up in Burlington attending Conestoga College for carpentry becoming a licensed Red Seal Carpenter. Growing up Andrew spent a lot of time at his parent’s cottage on Jack's Lake and inn 1998, decided to move up to Apsley with his wife Sherry. That year Andrew created Waddell Custom Homes. 

Andrew now has a well-established successful business and a beautiful family in Apsley.

Andrew believes in making a positive impact on the community; as well as building homes and cottages he and his team have built the new “Home Building Centre” and restored “Kemp’s Gas Station”.  Andrew and his team have also built two beautiful multiplex properties in Apsley for seniors housing. These properties focus on sustainability, and affordability fitted with the latest in solar panels, insulation products and full ICF construction.

Andrew’s hardworking team, consistent quality of work, level headedness, and positive attitude have made him the reputable and trusted contractor in the Kawartha Lakes he is today.