Great relationships build great homes, and to build a beautiful home you first need to build the right team. In our experience, great work comes from a collaborative process between owner, architect and builder. That’s why we’re proud to say that we’ve completed more than 170 projects and we have no unhappy customers.
Meet Tom Cumming, Owner And Founder

Tom is a professional engineer turned builder. A graduate of Queen’s University in Mechanical Engineering, in the mid-2000’s he decided to combine his appreciation of great architecture and passion for craftsmanship with his background in engineering to start SevernWoods Construction.

172 projects later, Tom’s attention to detail has earned him a prestigious position as one of the best home builders in Toronto.

A perfectionist, Tom believes there is only one way of doing things and that’s well. While there is no such thing as perfect there is really, really good. While Tom will do all the sketches and drawings for steel fabrication and other key components in a house, he has created around him a loyal culture of like-minded craftsmen and project managers and staff.

In his spare time, Tom looks after his young family and brings his eye for detail to the restoration of antique cars and wooden boats, not to mention his passion for carving keepsakes, like basswood rocking animals for kids, out of wood.

A member of the Building Industry and Land Development Association since 2008 and the Professional Engineers of Ontario since 1987, Tom is a frequent speaker and valued contributor at real estate and renovation events.

Great Teams Build Beautiful Homes

Building gorgeous custom homes or whole-home renovations depends on building the right team. At SevernWoods, we’ve built a team that has earned a reputation as one of Toronto’s premium-quality builders of beautiful living spaces. Each member is a highly-skilled individual who contributes to a dynamic group of site supervisors, project managers, carpenters, and specialty contractors. They share our values of building well-crafted homes and our culture of service to our customers, architects, and design partners.

BILD Awards
Years Building Fine Homes

From the foundation to the finished home, we know that if the fit starts off exact, it ends up nearly perfect.

5X BILD Award Winners

We’ve earned a reputation as one of Toronto’s premium-quality builders of beautiful living spaces. In fact, we’ve been awarded the coveted BILD Award for renovations and custom homes five times from the Toronto Building Industry and Land Development Association.

We're Architect Driven

Building something beautiful starts with building the right team. We work collaboratively with architects and homeowners to build custom homes and to do whole-home renovations.

Let's Build Together