Gordon Black

Gordon Black, President and Founder of Logs End Inc., was born and raised in Shawville QC. While he left home at a young age to pursue a hockey career as a goalie, he later went on to become a Master Electrician and founded his own company, Black Electric. Gord would eventually begin scuba diving as a hobby and developed a keen interest in Ottawa’s logging history when he began to encounter an abundance of logs left over from the logging era sunken on the bottom of the Ottawa River. What started as a personal passion became what Logs End Inc. is today.

After researching old city archives and logging records, Gord was able to carefully map out major logging routes enabling him to locate the most fruitful log recovery locations. To this day, the majority of Logs End’s recovery are personally mapped out, located and recovered by Gord himself. As he grew to be a successful electrician and entrepreneur Gord felt an increasing need to give back to his home community. Gord wanted to give back by starting up business in this area to create jobs and employ local workers. It was from this initiative that Logs End was born into a specialty hardwood flooring manufacturer.

Gord purchased old mining land in Bristol Quebec where the Logs End mill is located today, and started up a flooring plant to mill and manufacture custom, wide plank hardwood flooring from his river recovered treasures. Officially founded in 1997, Logs End Inc. remained a small business passion project until Gord sold his electrical business and focused on growing Logs End into what it is today. Gord remains highly involved in Logs End, spending the majority of his time at the mill, doing log recovery in the summer months, visiting the Showroom and running around on various company errands. Not your typical company President, Gord’s hands-on passion, optimism and enthusiasm bring inspiration and life to the company and its initiatives.

Rob Black

Rob Black, VP of Sales & Marketing and part-owner of Logs End Inc. grew up around Logs End with Gord as his father. Working on the recovery boats and at the mill as summer jobs in high school and then later working sales, Rob fell into the family business from an early age and has become an important principal. Having worked for 13 years as the General Manager of the Nepean Raiders Junior A Hockey Team, he imbues strong leadership and excels at uplifting and motivating the Logs End sales team to their full potential with his charismatic personality. While his primary responsibilities lie in overseeing the business and marketing of the company, Rob also maintains a strong passion for customer relations and takes on a significant amount of personal sales work.

Jane Facey

Jane Facey, Office Manager of Logs End Inc., joined the team fresh out of university and started on as our Administrative Sales Assistant. With an honours degree in Psychology she brings compassion to the company and a strong organizational work ethic. From point of sale to delivery she is in charge of insuring all stages of production run smoothly and keeps all clients informed and supported through the order process. Jane also manages all administrative tasks including billing, sales statistics, purchasing and company research. She is the front desk face of the company and her work history in reception and customer service roles have made her an asset to the company.

Tom Howarth

Tom Howarth, Secretary Treasurer of Logs End Inc. is a certified chartered accountant and long time friend to Gord. He is responsible for the financial and legal aspects of the company. He organizes budgeting, applies for grants and keeps everyone on track with sales targets and long term goals.

Ben Jannison

Ben Jannison, Ottawa Sales Representative of Logs End Inc. joined the Logs End team after having worked a long life in the construction industry as a carpenter, framer, building inspector and contractor for several different companies. His expertise and familiarity with the building industry make him a perfect fit for doing sales and helping clients find the right floor for their project specifications. Having pulled out a few logs from the river himself as a young lad, he has a true passion for the company and its initiatives. Always eager to go the extra mile to make custom samples, do site-visits and go out of his way for clients, he provides personal, hands-on and genuine customer service you won’t find with any other flooring store. In addition to walk-in Showroom sales, Ben also plays a large role in outside business-to-business networking. He is a representative of Logs End for a number of our dealers and an ongoing support to the many builders, architects, contractors and designers that work with Logs End.

Rolland

Operations Manager of Logs End Inc. With over 25 years experience in the hardwood flooring finishing industry, Rolly is responsible for overseeing the mill’s operations and is in charge our oil finishing line.

Mathieu Dubeau

Mathieu Dubeau, Mill Manager of Logs End Inc. is responsible for milling production. He ensures that all jobs are milled to the highest quality standard within their designated time frames.