office locations

Lindsay Office
17 William Street N.
Lindsay, ON K9V 3Z9

Huntsville Office
1 Crescent Road, Box 14,
Huntsville, ON P1H 1Z6



Toll Free:


Take Your Lake
Property To The
Next Level

Custom Boathouses on Prince Edward

Are you ready to bring your family’s vision for a
custom boathouse in Prince Edward to life with
a builder you can trust?

At Gilbert + Burke, our expert team designs and builds your dream boathouse
that perfectly fits your family’s goals and helps build your family’s legacy.

For over 20 years, we have created stunning, unique boathouses throughout
Prince Edward, helping each one of our clients experience a truly exceptional
lifestyle space for their family.

What Makes Gilbert + Burke Different?

We believe everyone building a custom luxury boathouse in Prince Edward deserves a builder whose process and experience delivers the exact design your family wants and helps build your family’s legacy.

That’s why we make sure every client experiences…

  • Exceptional communication
  • Expert interior & exterior design
  • Transparency in every step
  • 20+ years of custom-building expertise

And all backed with the Gilbert + Burke brand and reputation

Perfect your lakeside entertaining
Have plenty of boat storage
Extend your living & hosting space
Add the finishing touch to your lake property

We contracted the services of Gilbert & Burke Design and Build to renovate our existing cottage and then add on a major addition. The quality of the work was exceptional. Close attention was paid to details and they were proactive in identifying design options that saved time and money. G + B has a very creative, well seasoned and experienced team and provided all round great customer service. They were always responsive to our questions and very proactive in solving all construction issues.  We are extremely pleased with the end result.

B.W. and S.W.
Tiny, ON

We have been working with Gilbert + Burke over the last 3 years on the design and construction of our new home on Lake Simcoe. I think one of the most remarkable things is that as the project draws to a close, we will be sorry to say goodbye to the Team. We have very much enjoyed working with this team, even when the inevitable bumps in the road happened. We have never doubted that they had our best interest at heart, and knew they were working to give us the very best home they could within the budget. We love our new home and we have lots of good memories of working through the project. Thank you Gilbert + Burke for making our family dream a reality.

Lake Simcoe

Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working alongside Gilbert + Burke on various projects. Gilbert + Burke's team is truly professional from the bid stage, down to the final completion. Questions are answered promptly, coordination between trades is spot on , communication through out the project is excellent, and the staff is always very friendly and happy to help however they may be needed.

Loretto, ON

The Gilbert + Burke is a team of truly talented individuals committed to the project for close to a full year. We encountered crumbling lathe and plaster, a bat colony in the attic and a tow-foot-high crawl space under the house. With each setback, Gilbert + Burke dug in their heels and found often ingenious solutions that spoke to their decades of experience and depth of character. The challenges were many but we really felt that Gilbert + Burke were as truly invested in our project as we were.

Baltimore, ON

Gilbert and Burke completed our cottage on Peninsula Lake in Huntsville in 2019. Their team lead by Brian Gilbert was outstanding. From permits to finishing touches, we were guided throughout the process. Our site super intendant took every detail of the cottage personally and was as proud of the results as we were. Their design team took great care to ensure that the cottage match our personalities and goals. Nothing was ever “cookie cutter”. Everything was designed to our thoughts and dreams. The team was flexible and communicated very effectively throughout the build. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to build, renovate or fix.

B.J. and D.J.
Peninsula Lake

Having worked with Gilbert + Burke in the past, we knew that there was nobody else that we trusted in completing our dream. On this project, we tasked them with a tight deadline for completion and even with some setbacks in permits, they were able to deliver. Everybody that was associated with this project was so professional and committed to the end goal. The final result was more than a kitchen or a place to retire, but a warm and inviting place for friends and family to gather for many years to come.

A.W. and S.W.
Sturgeon Lake, ON

Gilbert + Burke have a professional approach through the entire project process from the first client meeting, to the preparation of a project budget, to establishing a build time-frame, and most importantly their commitment to organization and client communication, made all aspects of the build and enjoyable and rewarding experience. From the start through construction completion, delivery and deficiency resolution, Gilbert + Burke have proven that they are the ones who deliver your dream on time and on budget.

Balsam Lake

We really appreciated the prompt, friendly service. Brian Gilbert is an excellent representative and his integrity to get the job done at the cost and time projected is of great value. It was a pleasure doing business with Gilbert + Burke and I would highly recommend them to others.

Midhurst, ON

I have built three houses in the past and have worked with many contractors and sub contractors and this was the first time ever that I had one show up on time, do quality work, and within estimate. 3 out of 3, in my opinion.


Wonderful to work with. It was a pleasure to have them in our home and we are very pleased with the results. Looking forward to working with Gilbert + Burke in the future


My family and I are very pleased with the completed project on my house! It looks great! Just what it needed!

Bobcaygeon, ON

What a great team at Gilbert + Burke! They took our vision and transformed it into reality. We love our new space.

Haliburton, ON

The entire Gilbert + Burke team was a pleasure to work with. They were experienced, competent, and exceptionally organized.


Working with Gilbert + Burke was a pleasure. Their workmanship and thoughtfulness throughout the project was amazing.

Cannington, ON

The Complete Guide to Building Your Custom Boathouse

Industry-leading advice to help you design and create the perfect finishing touch to your homer cottage.

get Your e-book

Here’s What You’ll find Inside:

Section 1: Goal setting and alignment
Section 2: Location, location, location
Section 3: Budget matters
Section 4: One-of-a-kind style
Section 5: Sourcing the right materials

Fill out the form to get your ebook now.

Complete Guide to Building your Custom Boathouse

You already have your ideal cottage that’s become a home away from home. To complete your picturesque getaway, the final piece is building the boathouse of your dreams. Whether you envision an expansive rooftop deck, plenty of storage for boats and any other water toys or space to host loved ones, there are a few key steps in designing a boathouse successfully. Our new ebook will walk you through all the details you need to know about goal setting, partnering with a design-build team and executing your plans to perfection.

Boathouses can be a fun way to customize your space and enjoy the outdoors. These structures are an extension of your cottage, in a way, and there are endless opportunities for design and storage options. Our team at Gilbert + Burke has been offering design-build insight and excellence for custom homes and boathouses to our clients in the Muskokas, Kawartha Lakes and GTA for years. We are honored to share our deep-rooted expertise with you as you embark on the planning and designing process for your new boathouse.

Download our Complete Guide to Building your Custom Boathouse

Your Custom Boathouse Builder For Prince Edward

Are you ready for a new boathouse to love?

You already have a cottage that you spend weekends and vacations at, and it’s a home away from home in every sense.

Now, it’s time to design and build a custom boathouse to add an elegant finishing touch to your favourite cottage getaway.

Do you want to create a getaway home or cottage your family will cherish for years to come? 

For twenty years, Gilbert + Burke has worked with families in Prince Edward County to create beautiful homes and cottages where they can relax and make memories together. 

At Gilbert + Burke, we know finding a trustworthy contractor is essential for a job well done.

 We’re committed to exceptional communication with our clients and transparency in every step of the process. Our experienced team of experts will work with you every step of the way, making sure your custom luxury cottage or home is completed beautifully. 

As a builder near Prince Edward County, we look forward to helping you create the home of your dreams! 


Only two hours east of Toronto, Prince Edward County is the perfect getaway with beautiful beaches, lakes, wineries, breweries, trails for biking and snowshoeing, and downtown shopping! 


Famous for its white-sand beaches and for Sandbanks Provincial Park, you and your family or friends can enjoy biking, hiking, birding, camping, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, and more! 


Prince Edward County is also home to various music festivals including the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Academy & Festival, Classical Unbound Festival, PEC Jazz Festival, Prince Edward County Country Jamboree, and the 50s & 60s Rock N Roll Music Festival. 


If you’ve been to Prince Edward County, then you may have visited some of the great attractions here


Prince Edward County covers 1,050.45 square kilometres of land and 500 kilometres of shoreline (including inland lakes). It has a population of 24,735. 

We service all neighbourhoods and communities in Prince Edward County including, Picton,  Wellington, Albury, Ameliasburg, Bloomfield, Carrying Place, Cherry Valley, Consecon, Cressy, Demorestville, Fawcettville, Glenora, Hillier, Lake on the Mountain, Milford, Mountain View, Northport, Rednersville, Rosehall, Rossmore, Salmon Point, Sophiasburgh, Waupoos, Waupoos Island, West Lake, Woodrous, and Yerexville.

We service all postal codes for Prince Edward County including K0K 1A0, K0K 1B0, K0K  1E0, K0K 1G0, K0K 1H0, K0K 1J0, K0K 1L0, K0K 1N0, K0K 1P0, K0K 1R0, K0K 1T0, K0K 1V0, K0K 1W0, K0K 1X0, K0K 1Y0, K0K 1Z0, K0K 1Z4, K0K 2A0, K0K 2B0, K0K 2G0, K0K 2H0, K0K 2J0, K0K 2K0, K0K 2L0, K0K 2N0, K0K 2P0, K0K 2V0, K0K 2W0, K0K 2X0, K0K 2X3, K0K 2Y0, K0K 2Z0, K0K 3A0, K0K 3C0, K0K 3G0, K0K 3H0, K0K 3L0, K0K 3M0, K0K 3N0, K0K 3V0, and K0K 4Z4. 

With plenty of shorelines and water to enjoy, Prince Edward County is filled with natural beauty and endless ways to enjoy it all! 

Contact us today and start designing a beautiful getaway cottage for you and your family that they will cherish for years to come!


Custom Boathouse FAQ’s

What Is Meant By A “Custom Boathouse”?

A space thoughtfully tailored to harmonize with the natural landscape, the surrounding lake, and the specific requirements of our clients. Boathouses can be thoughtfully constructed on land for storage convenience or on the water, offering direct water access.

Is It Possible To Use A Boathouse Year-Round In Ontario’s Climate; Particularly If It Contains A Living Space?

The potential for year-round usage of a boathouse is contingent on its accessibility and adherence to specific building specifications. When constructed as a four-season facility with proper accessibility features, the living space within the boathouse becomes versatile, catering to year-round needs. Consideration of regional weather patterns and the intended purpose of the space plays a pivotal role in making this determination.

What Is Gilbert + Burke’s Process In Quoting And Designing A Custom Boathouse?

As a bespoke design and construction company, our approach is centered on a close partnership with you to ensure your unique vision for your upcoming boathouse is not just realized, but truly brought to life. With your vision as our guiding star, we delve into discerning your financial parameters, nurturing innovative concepts, crafting a comprehensive project development roadmap, and finally embarking on the construction journey. Contact us to get started!

What Other Areas Do You Serve?

We build custom homes, cottages, and boathouses throughout Ontario and the greater Toronto region. Please visit our Locations Page or Contact Us to see if we serve your area!

Locations we serve include:

What Other Services Do You Provide In The Prince Edward Region?
Ken Jaquith Director Of Client Experience
Have Questions? Ask Ken! learn more
learn more