Driftwood Carpentry is a young and rapidly expanding company based in
Nanaimo, BC. Through our passion and vast experience we aspire to create
beautiful and sustainable homes that excel beyond the industry standard.
Our team consists of journeyman carpenters, experienced cabinet makers,
tile setters, drywall installers and painters. Through such diversity we are able
to complete a wide range of projects from smaller renovations to complete
custom homes.
All of our custom woodwork, joinery and cabinetry are created in house at
our own independent cabinet and spray shop based in central Nanaimo. This
approach allows a flexible working environment, capable of adjusting to
any changes necessary whilst retaining the very highest of standards.


Richard Ryall
One of two owners who both hail from the UK, Rich grew up in the south west city of Bristol. There he met his future wife Ashley and they relocated back to Ashley’s home town of Nanaimo BC in February 2012. He now resides there with Ashley and their beautiful daughter, Lola. Rich comes from a large family of construction workers and began learning his trade from a young age through the family business. 16 years on and he has gathered a vast knowledge of all aspects of the construction industry. Renovations have been his main focus for the majority of his career, instilling in him a flexible and thorough approach to his work with a true eye for detail.

Wesley Tonge
The second Englishman in the company is Wes, or Wez as he pronounces it. He grew up on a farm in the tiny village of Timberland Fen, Lincolnshire. A brick layer and stone mason for most of his early career until an incident that almost cost him an arm, he retrained as a finish carpenter and cabinet maker. Having worked in the UK and Australia, his next stop was Canada. That was 5 years ago and he hasn’t looked back. He now lives on a small farm in Nanaimo BC with his partner Julie, their 2 dogs, a cat and many chickens. Since his arrival, Wes has worked on a wide range of projects from small renovations to entire sub divisions. He is well known for his exceptional level of craftsmanship regarding fine finishing carpentry, custom cabinetry, beautiful kitchens and hardwood floors. Truly passionate about every task he undertakes, that passion is only matched by his love of all things agricultural, which are never far from the topic of conversation.



Contact Info.

Telephone: 2508025501 , 2506167570
Address: 1991 Richardson Road