Our Company

Family-owned and operated, The WoodSource is a Canadian company offering personalized customer service and advice while satisfying your specialty wood needs.

Our History

Adams and Kennedy was established in 1953 as a partnership between Jack Adams and Bert Kennedy to service the post-war economic expansion of the Eastern Ontario building industry. It was first located on Woodroffe Avenue in Ottawa. After buying out his partner, Mr. Adams moved the business 15 km south of Ottawa to the neighbouring town of Manotick. In 1985 two of Jack’s sons, Art and Rick Adams, took over the business. Once more the business moved, this time to its current location: 6178 Mitch Owens Road, Manotick, Ontario.

In December of 1998 Tim and Phil Priddle purchased Adams and Kennedy Co. Ltd. The current ownership is dedicated to upholding Adams and Kennedy’s long-held devotion to quality wood products. In addition, they are committed to providing the very best service possible to their customers. The trade name now used by Adams and Kennedy is, appropriately, The WoodSource.

Our Facilities

Our 7,000 square foot showroom and office building won the 2005 Canadian Wood Council Award in the small commercial category for its unique design in wood. Constructed using Douglas Fir reclaimed from an Ottawa Airport hangar built in the 1940s, this building demonstrates the wonder of wood and offers the perfect space from which to peruse our wide selection of wood and wood products. Our 11 acre property provides ample yard space to store our green lumber and we have over 50,000 square feet of fully enclosed storage space for all of our dried and milled lumber.

In addition to this we have a new 20,000 square foot mill and warehouse in which we produce and store a wide range of moulding profiles and square lumber. Our state of the art machinery delivers ‘Made in Canada’ quality to everything we mill.

Our Advantage

Specialty: The WoodSource offers a number of specialty and exclusive wood products that aren’t available at other retailers. Our custom mill shop can provide a limitless number of mouldings. This allows us to satisfy any niche needs that you might have.

Affordability: The WoodSource has the largest stock of Western Red Cedar in the Ottawa area and mills some of the finest softwoods and hardwoods using production methods that help minimize waste. These savings are then passed on to our customers.

Quality: Our rigorous selection and sorting process provides unmatched quality in our woods. Since we mill the wood ourselves, each piece is examined and wood that does not meet the grade is sorted out. As the largest supplier of cedar in the area, our stock is shipped directly from mills in British Columbia and is of unparalleled quality.

Service: Our knowledgeable staff can provide expert advice on all of our products and assist you in getting the materials you need to finish your project. Our custom milling service is very versatile and is able to adapt to a large number of needs.