Our Story

 After designing and building our own baby gates for our home, we created Summer's Gates in August 2020 to give the community of Eastern Ontario access to beautiful, handmade baby gates.

Soon after, Summer's Gates became an ever-growing small business, specializing in custom made handcrafted products.
Aside from our popular baby and pet gates, we now offer a catalogue of items that are custom made to perfectly suit and fit your home and family's needs.

 
Custom Made is our middle name. This is why we start each order with a personal consultation to chat about your ideas and visions for your space. Together, we come up with a design to perfectly suit your home. 
 
Contact us to learn more about how we can work together!

Meet The Team

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Justin, Jessie & Summer Poitras

Justin
Lover of chicken wings, his truck and making his baby girl laugh!
Justin does all the wood working, designing and painting over at Summer's Gates.
He's quick to answer your messages on Social Media and is happy to install many of our products for you.

 
"Since becoming a home owner, I've fallen in love with developing, designing and building our home projects and everyday items. Since becoming a dad, building our own baby gates was a no-brainer. After being encouraged to show and sell my work to the community, this little hobby of mine turned into a small business that I really enjoy. I've become so passionate and really love creating custom made items for our customer's homes. Tell me your ideas, your visions, and I'll do my best to bring it to life."
Favourite Summer's Gates products: Baby Gates, Barn Doors, Learning Towers

 

Jessie
Lover of ice cream, family time and loving on her baby girl!
Jessie takes care of all the social media content, writing and catalogue/design ideas
(but her number one job is reminding Justin to slow down).
 
"I knew exactly what I wanted when it was time to install baby gates and Justin was able to design and build it for us. I was so happy with them. I laughed and told him to make 20 more, because I couldn't be the only one to love them so much. I definitely wasn't expecting to sell over 40 gates in 4 months and now countless other items. I'm blown away and so proud of him! 2020 was a hard year for many of us and Summer's Gates was a real light in our 2020 experience"
Favourite Summer's Gates products:  Baby Gates, Farmhouse Bench, Learning Tower

 

Summer
Lover of berries, doggies, maman & papa!
Summer keeps Justin and Jessie inspired and motivated to keep working hard and make beautiful, new products for their community.

Summer often points at a Summer's Gate and says "Papa!"
Favourite Summer's Gates Products: Learning Tower, Wooden Blocks, Book Shelves