About Adamanda Ltd. Custom Builders

Our History

Working alongside his parents and siblings in a family-owned resort, marina and construction business, established in 1957, Don Scale learned the importance of open communication and work ethics in the service industry.  It was also the foundation for his passion for “life on Georgian Bay”.

In 1985 Don and his wife Nancy opened their own family business in the service industry in Pointe au Baril Station.  They soon established the building and maintenance company into a business with a reputation for high quality and attention to fine detail, which their clients learned to depend on throughout the years.  As a testament, most of the business' work has arisen from referrals by previous clients and architects, and they have frequently built more than one project for the same client.

In 2002 the company’s operating name was changed to Adamanda, in honour of Don and Nancy’s two children, Adam and Amanda.

Adamanda specializes in quality custom homes and cottages in Georgian Bay, offering the ultimate turnkey services. Some of our projects are well-known as being of the finest quality in the area.  Adamanda is comprised of a team of carpenters, skilled craftsmen and dedicated office management.  Some employees have been with us for over 20 years.  We have also established a network of top, licensed sub-trades, including engineers, planners, stone masons, electricians, plumbers, landscapers, interior designers and decorators, and have worked with some of the finest architects that not only design with Georgian Bay in mind, but also understand Adamanda’s standards of exceptional quality and attention to detail.

Don and the Adamanda team are highly qualified and experienced, and are capable of handling any size of project, from estate-sized developments, to the smallest of tasks.  We do not hesitate in going the extra mile to build the dream for our client.

What We Do

  • Build fine homes and cottages on Georgian Bay in the Pointe au Baril area
  • Offer complete turnkey service for any project on the Bay
  • We have experience in conventional wood framing, post and beam, timber framing and log buildings
  • New construction, renovations, additions, roofing, decks, docks, boathouses and accessory buildings
  • Complete cottage maintenance, including spring openings and fall closings, and building services in all areas



What I would like to say about Adamanda has everything to do with the relationship Don and his team offer to their clients. Once the process of initiating, then processing and then completing the project, whether it’s a main cottage, bunkie, shed, boathouse, whatever, has been accomplished, Adamanda pretty much guarantees a watchful maintenance of their building. The quality workmanship aside, there is offered a lifetime resource of monitoring and maintaining that is so important in sustaining and guarding one’s investment. This is because Adamanda places such a high standard and pride in whatever they do. I know that they are and always will be there for me.
We have been very pleased with the skill and attentiveness of Adamanda and their crews and would heartily recommend them for any construction project.
My family has contracted Don Scale and his crews at Adamanda to design, build, repair and maintain our cottage buildings and docks for nearly thirty years. Their work is of the highest quality and I have come to feel that they love our summer home as much as we do. Every detail is carefully considered, always with an eye on what will enhance our experience there. They are simply the best there is.
I was the brave soul that gave Adamanda their first cottage to build many years ago. They’ve just recently completed the third cottage for me. I have been a builder myself in the US for over 40 years, so I’m probably not the easiest client. It has been a gratifying experience for me to see Adamanda grow from a relatively naïve newcomer to the building industry when they built my first cottage over 20 years ago to the premier builder in the area. They never compromise on quality. They are committed to doing things right at all times. They deftly use their years of experience in the bay to anticipate issues unique to the bay area and build a structure that will withstand the harsh environment in which it will reside. I would recommend Adamanda to anyone who wants to build a quality cottage or out-building as they do understand what it takes.
I would say that everything about the new cottage was first rate from design to build to interior decor. With respect to the construction itself it was 110% all the way with great attention to detail. It was a pleasure to work with Don, Wendy and the construction team. Bottom line: After a complete summer in the new cottage I can safely say that we love it. Thank you to Don, Wendy and the team!