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Glen Heintzman

"For over 30 years I have been a conscientious, detail oriented builder who takes pride in listening, understanding and making every effort to deliver above expectations, no matter what the challenge"



In 1990 Glen, a Toronto lad, gained his first contract to build on Georgian Bay. He fell in love with the windswept pines and granite rock and resolved to remain working on Georgian Bay. Forty major projects later, he has not lost his love for this area and his passion for building here.

In 1992 Glen became one of the founding Partners in Pinecone Cottage Depot. Pinecone built a reputation as a reliable builder with the highest of standards on the shores of Georgian Bay. For the past several years, Glen has continued to work directly for his clients, offering the same dedication to detail without compromise.

GB Heintzman Construction Ltd. welcomes the opportunity to discuss your building project


It's our attitude that make us great!


 When we build, we handpick the finest craftsmen to join our team.  

Let us know if you think you have what it takes to join our awesome crew!

The Crew January 2018 - Axe Throwing

The Crew January 2018 - Axe Throwing




“Every time Harland and I sit on the deck of our new cottage in Cognashene, Georgian Bay, we shake our heads in wonder at how lucky we were to have worked with Glen to bring this breathtaking place into being.  The entire process was extraordinary – from guiding us through the painful decision to bring an old, cherished family cottage down (it truly had to go!), to working with us to design the new building, collaborating on the myriad decisions involved, to the sheer craftsmanship and deep, personal care that he and each one of his crew brought to the project.

We now consider Glen a friend.  And we are more than happy to give tours!"

Marta Cutler and Harland Weiss - Cognashene, Georgian Bay


"Glen, you made the process of tearing down our loved family cottage and building a new one that I have not regretted.  It was fun, exciting and I have not looked back.  I would highly recommend you and your company for many reasons.  Your craftsmanship, attention to detail, communications, guidance and support after completion is exceptional.  I made a lot of decisions during this process, but working with you was by far my best decision.  Please feel free to use my name as a reference for anyone considering your company.  I wish you the best and continued success."

Mari-Jayne Woodyatt, Parry Sound


"We are absolutely delighted with every aspect of our cottage! And I think that's result of team work, owners, architect, contractor and trades with a common goal and Glen was the point person that made that happen.  Over the years Glen has helped us with planning and construction of the cottage, a boathouse and boat port, walkways and decks.  Glen has never left us disappointed! 

If you have the opportunity to work with Glen, just do it!"

Tina Schickedanz - Lambert Island, Georgian Bay


"It is with great pleasure that I am able to tell my story of our experience with the construction of our cottage.  From start to finish Glen Heintzman delivered.  He was instrumental in taking a personal drawing of our vision for our cottage from conception to completion.  Planning, permits, estimate, schedules, quality materials, quality workmanship and above all the execution of all items and changes on time and on budget.  His eye for detail is excellent and natural.

I would not hesitate to recommend Glen to anyone, based on my experience"

David Tawaststjerna - Arthur Island, Cognashene

"We can state without reservation, that the quality of build that you provide to your customer is amazing and I would not hesitate in recommending you and your team to complete any sized project that may come your way."

Dan and Pat Catton, Mitawanga Island


"Glen Heintzman and a few other men, built the cottage of our dreams on Mitawanga Island.  This cottage has a timber frame construction, there are not many craftsmen left like Glen, who mastered it to perfection."

Derek & Visha Nowakowski, Mitawanga Island


"Glen was organized from day one and was always paying attention to the details.  We knew he was thinking one or two steps ahead and we think because of that he got along so well with the trades he hired.  They knew when coming onto the site that they could get their work done and no one was wasting time.  When Glen went on to build our boathouse, we would hear from neighbours how impressed they were at how well he ran his team and his site.

For all these reasons to name but a few we heartily recommend Glen and his team to build any building and to produce a quality product using intelligence, thoughtfulness and professionalism."

Thunder Beach, Tiny Township