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The Rafter Shop Inc.

The Rafter Shop Inc.

The Rafter Shop Inc.

184 Main St
Port Au Port, Newfoundland and Labrador
A0N 1T0

P.O. Box 430, 184 Main St
Port Au Port, Newfoundland and Labrador
A0N 1T0

(709) 648-2541

(709) 648-2541

The Rafter Shop Inc.

Located in Port Au Port East the business was started over 40 years ago as a sawmill in the backyard of the owner: Desmond Gallant.
Every year he re-invests in the company to grow it at a slow ,but steady pace. It now consists of three metal building: one for storage and office, one for the truss shop and one filled with industrial milling machines. In the future he is hoping to export.

Company Details



321215 - Structural Wood Product Manufacturing

337123 - Other Wood Household Furniture Manufacturing
337213 - Wood Office Furniture, including Custom Architectural Woodwork, Manufacturing

Manufacturer / Processor / Producer

Product / Service / Licensing

Product Name: Pre-engineered Roof Trusses
Our main products are Pre-engineered Roof Trusses. The trusses are always engineered to the newest building code: NBC 2005, which bases the engineering on the heaviest snow load in 50 years for your specific area. So you'll never have to worry about the weather.
The truss systems are designed right on site, which often enables us to give an estimate within a day or two.

Product Name: Birch Hardwood
In our down time we saw Birch for furniture and cabinet makers. The Birch is stored and air- dried inside for at least two years, ensuring low moisture content. It keeps the problems with warping at a Minimum.

Sector Information

Unique Applications:
The roofs are getting more and more complicated, so despite our heavy snow loads in Newfoundland we are able to design and construct cathedral, tray , straight ceilings at different heights combined with lots of Valleys in the roof system with different slopes within the same roof.

Key / Major Clients:
We are in the Truss Business for close to 20 years.
We have delivered to the home owner next door to commercial customers as far away as East Port, St.Anthony, Burgeo, Port Aux Basques.
Our major clients are the home owners and / or contractors.

Success Stories:
We have been successful in providing pre-engineered roof trusses for senior homes, medical clinics and lots of residential homes and garages. We pride ourselves to communicate with the contractors / owner's from the designing stages to the final installation.

Contact Information

Desmond Gallant
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (709) 648-2541
Fax: (709) 648-2541

Elke Gallant
Title: Admin/Exec Assistant
Area of Responsibility: Customer Service
Telephone: (709) 648-2541
Fax: (709) 648-2541