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Dreams are built at Moose Mountain Woodworks

Ashton Lisitza and Cary Chatterson have owned the company since 2012.
Moose Mountain Woodworks
The staff and owners of Moose Mountain Woodworks, from left, John Caldwell, Linda Jordens, Ashton Lisitza and Cary Chatterson.

CARLYLE - Moose Mountain Woodworks continues to extend its presence in southeast Saskatchewan. 

Owned and operated by Ashton Lisitza and Cary Chatterson since 2012, the business designs and builds custom cabinetry for homes and businesses. The majority of their work is done right in their Carlyle shop, which is located three kilometres north of Carlyle on the west side of Highway 9.  

“The aesthetics, designs, processes and finishes continue to change over time,” said Lisitza. “The technology is ever improving and has really sped up the time needed to map out a finished product. It seems like only yesterday that we were drafting plans on paper. It’s now entirely computerized and alterations can be made with the click of a button.”  

Moose Mountain Woodworks also wanted to acknowledge two skilled and experienced craftspeople.  

“John Caldwell has worked with us for over 11 years and is our main on-site installer. Linda Jordens works in the shop and is our chief cabinet builder. She has been with the company since 2006,” said Lisitza. “Both employees are hard-working, energetic and valuable members of the team.”  

The past two years of the pandemic did mean more business for this company, as many homeowners decided to renovate. With the summer holidays now over, the phone is starting to ring, and bookings have been steady. Lisitza expects to have a very busy fall.  

Chatterson lives at Kenosee Lake while Lisitza lives in Carlyle. Chatterson’s son Levi operates a barbershop in Carlyle. Lisitza and his wife Rhose have three children. Daughter Dramamine is 17, and sons Kagomae and Finn are seven and three, respectively.  

“We take tremendous pride in the high quality of our workmanship,” said Lisitza. “Carlyle has been good to us but so has the whole area. We recently completed cabinet renovations in both Kennedy and Stoughton and are working on a number locally. We are really looking forward to 2023.”