Our Story

We're an Ottawa, Ontario based company creating practical, engraved goods for your home, business and special events

Why work with us?

We are a local, independent business full of creativity and know-how.

We have over 55 years combined experience in woodworking, carpentry, graphic and industrial design, fabrication and having a great knack for coming up with creative and functional project solutions. Those skills along with tools such as the most current Adobe Creative Suite software and an Epilog Fusion M2 Laser allow us to take your project from napkin sketch to reality! 

If you are located in Ottawa, working and connecting with us is easy in our central Alta Vista location.

Meet the Junction Gore Laser team

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Heather Jeffery

Heather is an industrial designer and entrepreneur making strides in Ottawa's sustainable design sector. Aside from being co-owner of Junction Gore Laser, she is a maker, problem solver and the creator of Re4m Design and Fabrication. Heather's unique skills and keen eye have gained her recognition in the Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Matters and a recipient of the 2019 OBJ (Ottawa Business Journal) Small business Award for manufacturing.

Bill Congdon

Bill’s carpentry, woodworking and basic build it or fix it yourself skills developed from an early age. Process, precision and doing it right the first time were all learned by working alongside his professional engineer dad, on projects from home repairs to cottage renovation. Those principles along with his creative skills are evident at Junction Gore Laser, where Bill is co-owner, and his other (seasonal) ventures, The Urban Shed Company and Bill Congdon WoodArts; all guided by the idea of combining function, quality and style.

Where does our name come from?

In Ottawa during the late 1800’s, the area that spans the east side of the Rideau River from Riverside and Walkley over to St. Laurent Blvd and up to Vanier was called Junction Gore.

 

This area is now known as Alta Vista, which is where you will find our workshop! The name Junction Gore comes from the locality being seated at the meeting of the two rivers (Rideau and Ottawa) with gore meaning a triangular piece of land.

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Bill and Heather were awesome to work with. Together we created high quality branded gifts for my clients.