The Art of Building

Grounded in Tradition.



Generations of Craftsmanship

Fully Licensed & Insured

Kitchens | Interior Remodels  |Bathrooms  

Commercial | Exterior Renovations

 Additions | Refurbishment | Refinishing

Agricultural Building | Outbuildings | Barns

3D-design Rendering | Consultations

Tiny Houses | Custom Projects | Basements

Building Repurposing | Apartments

Painting | Dry-walling | Museum Cases  

Flooring | Hardwood | Repairs

In-floor Radiant Heating Systems  

Windows & Doors | Customized Projects

Carpentry | Design Consultations | Concrete

Saunas | Sheds | Outhouses | Boat-houses

and more...

Building Tradition offers an array of General Contracting services, all come with our promise of personalized client relations, and artistic visioning to bring your ideas to life. Fully insured and licensed, we are an experienced team of contractors with knowledge passed down from generations. 



All estimates include an in-person consultation, free of charge.

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Josh from Building Tradition did the demolition of our cottage and construction of our out-building. I have nothing but great things to say about this company; timely, efficient, polite...amazing work. Knowledgeable in traditional styles and state-of-the-art construction techniques! We will be using Josh for the construction of our new home, without a doubt. We would highly recommend Building Tradition to anyone who wants a worry-free experience that leaves you completely satisfied!
— Renee Michel
Josh has done several small and large projects for my old Victorian home in Kingston. He’s always incredibly professional and accommodating. I know I can trust him to work diligently even when I’m away.
— Linda
Josh was able to analyze our land for future building, surveyed our waterfront for dock construction which included the creation of a drone video, which we will use for the lifetime of our property, and found a suitable location for our future custom home build. Josh ideated and planned our multi-phase remodel of our vacation property in the Greater Kingston Area. We live in Toronto, so it was important that I could trust my contractor. Josh built a strong relationship with me, and for me this was key.
— Peter
I hired Building Tradition to create a commercial showroom for my furniture and appliance store. There’s not much Josh and his crew can’t do when it comes to building your creation. We were surprised how organized and smooth the process was. Josh is a new breed of contractor: conscientious, accountable, innovative, on-time, and on-budget.
— Dave


Building Tradition PROMISE

We want to make sure our clients know what material is going into their project, this is an educational process that we are passionate about. Building Tradition upholds a quality standard in all our workmanship. Your relationship is important to our team, just as much as your final product.


    About Us

          Josh Lohuis, Owner - Builder

My love affair with building and design started with Lego at the wee age of three. As I grew older, and with my fathers input the little Lego houses became real additions: garages, boathouses, saunas, and sheds. After graduating from nail runner to lumber-hauler as a young whip, I continued to work in the trades with my first job at the age of twelve as a landscaper. As I continued to refine my interest and skills during post-secondary education, I began working for myself as a building-contractor. Since this time, I have grown my small contracting company into a full-service contracting firm.