Services We Offer

Are you outgrowing your space, but not ready to leave it behind? We can help you expand. We handle design, negotiations with local municipalities, and every step of the execution of your addition. We build smart so you stay safe. Request Consultation

When you’re stuck in a decade you’re not proud of, you can rest assured that we will help you navigate to the future. We can handle every aspect of the design, demolition, and re-creation of your living space. We work with local municipalities to ensure your space is modern and safe. Request Consultation

Let’s talk about cabinets and counters! We also install fixtures, appliances, tile backsplashes, flooring, and everything else you can find in a kitchen. Find out how much value you can add to your home, and fall in love with your kitchen all over again! Request Consultation

One of the best ways to increase the value of your home is with a bathroom renovation. We can update your fixtures and style, or even change the whole layout! We install everything: flooring, tubs and showers, toilets and sinks, vanities and counters, backsplashes, medicine cabinets, lighting, vented fans, grab bars, and bathroom hardware like towel bars. We can also custom-format your linen closet or other storage space! Request Consultation

Is your basement more of a dungeon? Let’s talk about transforming it into a comfortable living space! This is a great opportunity for adding value to your lifestyle and your property. We handle all aspects of safety, planning, permitting, and construction. Request Consultation

Sometimes the home improvement stores don’t have what it takes. We build cabinets and furniture in place to suit your needs. We can even complement or match your existing furnishings. Request Consultation

Nothing else delivers the class of a fully tiled custom shower. Add your own flavor to your bathroom, or allow us to aid in the design process. Almost anything is possible! We work with natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, glass, and other man-made solids. We install a variety of waterproofing systems and we guarantee our product. Request Consultation

Expand your living space to the outdoors! In this climate a deck or porch is almost essential. We work with a variety of materials and styles, including pressure treated wood, composite decking, and stainless steel cable railing systems. Also, consider a roof system underneath to create a weather-friendly outdoor storage or living space. Request Consultation

Lead poisoning is a serious issue, and the rich history here in New England means a lot of old homes with dangerous deteriorating paint. We are one of only a handful of licensed abatement contractors located in the northern half of New Hampshire. We are passionate about keeping families safe and about historical preservation. We are also EPA-certified for lead-safe renovating. Request Consultation


About Center Carpentry

We are based in Ashland, in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Center Carpentry is a Service Firm specializing in Residential Construction. That means we work with you to imagine, design, and create your ideal space.

We are fully Insured and we use subcontractors who are insured and proven in their fields (and of course, where necessary, licensed), so you can rest easy knowing your project is in professional hands.

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Our Team

Owner: Aaron Stout

Committed to excellent work and memorable customer service.

Made of equal parts builder and problem-solver, I have always spent my time creating, as far back as childhood at the sandbox and the Lego table. From there it was helping with do-it-yourself projects at home and at church, and eventually serving professionals.  I have been working with builders and landscapers for years, acquainting myself with many different facets of construction.

I was raised in Western New York (yes, the flatland), and had always loved to visit the mountains. In 2015 I moved with my family to the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and fell in love immediately! I can’t imagine a better place to serve and build, among a tasteful and resilient population.

I am a family-first thinker, at home and on the job, and it is my mission to provide you with a functional space that feels like home!

Michael Leahy

Moving around a lot when I was younger, I found myself setting down roots in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire which I have decided to call home. Coming from a background in Theatre production as a carpenter and technical director, I have always had a love for creating and using my hands, no matter the medium.

I started in carpentry helping out my father at home and on job sites as a kid, and never lost the drive to work and build that those times instilled in me. Taking this to New York City, I started learning the finer points of the craft, working with designers, and a love of seeing a client’s dream realized.

While not a native to the area, I am excited to prove myself and my craftsmanship to the community, and to give back in any way I can.


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Aaron is a pleasure to work with, thorough in assessing clients' job preferences . . . creative and detail minded . . . a true problem solver . . . Don’t hesitate to call him. You’re in good hands.
We decided on Aaron because of the thoroughness of his first consultation. We have stayed with him because of his craftsmanship, taste, and most essentially his incredible integrity. The best thing we did when rebuilding our cabin was to decide on Center Carpentry.

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