How our Journey Began
Amish1 was founded from a true love and respect for the Amish community. This business was established in 2003 by a retiree gentleman from Ridgeway. His passion for the Amish built sheds began and the business grew. During COVID, he hired a young man to help pick up and deliver these sheds, and grew fond of him. He was able to show this young man all the ropes of the business and developed a business relationship with him. When it was time to sell, he offered to sell the business to this young man David Leslie.
David is an aircraft maintenance engineer who was laid off during COVID. David has been the proud new owner of the company since March 13, 2021 and he will continue the Amish1 legacy and continue to expand his team and his business with integrity, alongside with his Director/General Manager Guylaine Giroux.
As a small business, we will continue to provide a high level of customer communication, customer service and time accuracy paired with the Amish build services to ensure a smooth process from our initial meeting with our clients to the delivery and installation of their Amish1 shed.
The Amish Community
The construction and quality craftsmanship by the Amish families are pristine. They build their sheds from Hemlock trees, which is rare here in Ontario. They are located on the border of New York State and Pennsylvania State, where there is an abundance of Hemlock trees. Hemlock wood is known to build long lasting barns. Great news, insects do not like this particular wood! It is fascinating to see how the Amish families hand select the trees, then harvest and then pull them by horses. The logs are then brought to a Sawmill to air dry. Once fully dried the family along with all their older children build these custom sheds within a few hours, using non-powered tools. They are beautiful sheds and built strong.