Bob Nadon

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Bob started Upper Canada Stretchers Inc. in 2001 after many years of work in construction, custom sawmilling, furniture design and the wood products manufacturing sector.  His first career as a professional engineer and his penchant for inventing new products led to the creation of a series of new stretcher frame products all based on century-old keyable… Read more »

Cherie Laporte

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Cherie started at UCS as Sean’s accomplice which grew into part time then full time work making gallery bars, small frame stretching and other custom work, where her attention to detail is invaluable. She has given up trying to keep the guys in line but still tries to keep workspaces sawdust-free, organized, and tools within… Read more »

David Seaman

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David’s many shop and computer skills make him a valuable member of the UCS team.  In addition to making top quality stretcher frames since 2003, David can often be found troubleshooting the boss’s computer mess-ups.  His responsibilities include CNC design and manufacturing, bookkeeping, sales, daily tracking of all shipments, and keeping our saw blades and… Read more »

Doug Belrose

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Doug has been working with UCS since 2013 cleaning the shop and also helping out making stretchers when things get busy.  Doug is taking on more responsibility with keeping us stocked with stock stretcher bars!  He is very reliable and has a great attitude which contribute to making him a valued member of our team.

Grant Nicholson

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The newest addition in January of 2016, Grant joins the USC team with 25 years of knowledge and experience in the graphic design and signage worlds. His specialty is in computer-controlled design using CNC-technology which is put to excellent use in creating curved and custom-shaped stretcher frames and an ever-growing range of other imaginative art… Read more »

Melissa Ruth

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Melissa joined UCS in September, 2015, with a background in woodworking, graphic design, web design and marketing, so her varied skills are being put to use all over UCS. She’s generally found in the office working on the UCS website or assisting with other admin tasks but often helps out in the shop when things… Read more »

Norris Wyatt

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Norris has been working for Upper Canada Stretchers since 2001.  His focused, disciplined nature has made him a valuable contributor to our stretcher business. Norris is a “key” man at UCS; the one responsible for the manufacturing of our hardwood stretcher keys!

Pete Wilson

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Pete joined Upper Canada Stretchers in 2006 and has quickly risen to the rank of Shop Manager and “Master Stretcher Maker”.  We call him “The Gizmo Guy” because he has contributed well over 100 jigs and time-saving devices that have improved workflow throughout the shop.  Pete is responsible for inventory management and he is our… Read more »

Sean Laporte

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Since 2009, Sean has been a crucial member of the production team at Upper Canada Stretchers.  He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of building custom stretchers and he also looks after plant and machine maintenance.  We all enjoy Sean’s wonderful sense of humour and infectious laugh which make our work day that much more… Read more »

Ted Ratcliffe

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Part of the UCS team since April 2013, Ted is our resident salesman and the voice behind our Facebook page.  He is excellent at helping our clients find the right stretcher frame or custom design for their artistic pursuits.  Ted’s passions include art and researching interesting haircuts for his two standard poodles.