Custom window and door designs. That’s our reputation.
Also one of Toronto and the GTA’s few installers of wood windows for heritage homes.
Hello! I’m Ken Simpson. I’m the owner and founder of Fieldstone Windows & Doors Ltd., and I’ve worked in the window and door industry for over 25+ years.
I have a degree in creative design, which as far as I know is unusual for window-and-door company owners—but it has certainly come in handy. At Fieldstone, our customers come to us not only for exceptionally high-quality installation work that many other companies don’t offer, but also for expertise in custom designs. Taking extra time to customize your new window or door to your home’s unique style and needs is always well worth the effort.
At Fieldstone, we pride ourselves on being one of the few installers of wood windows for heritage homes and buildings throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In fact, our office is in a heritage building on a residential street in Markham.
“Exceptional installations, no frustrations”—that’s my personal motto. But what’s my story? What was it in my upbringing and professional background that got me caring so much about quality?
A right way and a wrong way to get the job done
“A better-finished result is something to be proud of.” — Ken Simpson
I was born in Ireland and moved to Canada with my family at the young age of five. My father was a farmer and brought us here for a better life.
We settled in the Ottawa area, and my dad got to work installing aluminum siding. I used to work with him in the summers—and I learned there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things.
Doing something quicker isn’t always better. A few extra minutes of preparation can make for a better-finished result that is something to be proud of.
An eye for architectural detail and design
“The satisfaction of a job well done [is] the greatest feeling in the world.” — Ken Simpson
As a young adult, I followed my love for creative design and enrolled in the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD). As a starving student, I picked up some extra cash doing small siding jobs for a window company in Richmond Hill.
They were happy with my work, and before long I was installing windows and doors for them between classes. I discovered that homeowners appreciated my keen eye for architectural detail and design. The satisfaction of a job well done was the greatest feeling in the world.
A vision of excellence
“I couldn’t walk away from a job if it wasn’t done to the best of my ability.” — Ken Simpson
Over the next 10 years, I got more construction experience renovating houses, building additions, and installing more windows. In 1997, I started Fieldstone.
Fieldstone was just me and my pickup truck. I met a skilled carpenter named Brad, and we installed a lot of windows and doors. Before long, we had more work than we could handle and had to hire more people to do the installation.
Those early days were challenging. Some installers were good, but many didn’t share my vision of excellence. The work got done, but it could have been done better. That wasn’t why I was there, and I couldn’t walk away from a job if it wasn’t done to the best of my ability. I promised myself that my crews would do it right, or they wouldn’t work for me.
Fieldstone today … Bringing our customers’ dreams to life
When you work with Fieldstone, you’re not going to hear any smooth sales talk or feel uncomfortable pressure to buy. Our easygoing team is here to discover what you’re looking for and see whether we can match our services to your needs. And we’ll sit back and wait until you’re ready to decide.
Fieldstone is committed to providing custom windows and doors to fulfill your particular vision. We’re grateful for the opportunities we’ve had to work with some of Toronto’s top interior designers. We’ve been recognized by designers and television shows such as Sarah Richardson, Designer Guys, HGTV’s Love it or List It and Income Property, Design Inc., and Emmanuel Belliveau. We’ve also been featured in the publications House & Home and Style at Home.
I love what I do. For me, it’s not just about the installation and replacement of windows and doors. I get to meet new people, listen to their home design goals, and help bring those dreams to fruition.
I love exploring new challenges. There’s nothing more exciting than mastering a particularly demanding project and then watching the customer’s eyes light up with pride when they see their perfectly customized and installed new product.