Meet The Team

Rob Black

Rob Black, President & CEO of Logs End Inc., grew up around Logs End. Working hands-on at the mill during his summers sparked a passion in Rob for wood and flooring. Following his time working in hockey as a coach and eventually General Manager of the Nepean Raiders Junior A Hockey Team, Rob rejoined Logs End in a sales position. Rob moved into a VP role before purchasing the company in 2021. 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. Working directly with customers in selecting their perfect floor is one of his favourite parts of the job. When not at the showroom or the mill, Rob enjoys spending quality time his wife, 3 children, and the family dog, Daisy.

Steve McCord

Steve McCord, Business Development Manager at Logs End Inc., is an experienced Project Manager and Sales Professional in the Ottawa construction industry. Steve began his tenure with Logs End as a student working on the recovery boats and even did some diving, before transitioning into sales.

Logs End is excited to welcome Steve back after spending the past 10 years as a Construction Project Manager. Steve’s wealth of experience and skills in customer service and account management make him the perfect fit to help service and grow our custom builder and design network.

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.


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.

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Jaime Leslie

Jaime Leslie, Office Administrator, will likely be the first voice you hear when you connect with Logs End. She has an extensive background in administration and keeps Logs End organized and on track! When Jaime isn’t managing our ongoing orders, you can likely find her at the River!

Gordon Black

Gordon Black, Founder of Logs End Inc., was born and raised in Shawville, Quebec. 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. From there the reclaimed lumber division of Logs End was born. Gord purchased old mining land in Bristol, Quebec where the Logs End flooring plant now stands. Gord, who is now retired, spends his winters in Florida. When back home you will likely find him on the golf course or deep in a project at the mill.