History

I started working with my hands at a very early age. Building a milk stool for an entry in the local Fall Fair at the age of 7 or 8 was my first project in carpentry, not counting the wooden swords and go-carts every kid attempts.Which reminds me of Bill Cosby's “Go-carts”, but that's a story in itself.

I started working with my Uncle Harve in early High School, and learned from him that you don't just build it, you build it Right. Although Uncle Harve's specialty was framing, you learned to do a lot more than just one aspect of construction living in a small Northern community. We did everything from footings, framing, roofing, siding, insulating, concrete, windows, drywall, and let's not forget trim. After High School, I worked for a couple more years with my Uncle until venturing out on my own as a framer in Barrie, ON. This worked well up until the slump in the industry in 1989.

After a few other ventures and 3 years of College in Graphic Design, in 2000, I found myself being drawn back into the trade that I feel most comfortable with and love so much. I guess you can say it is in my blood. A few years ago my father told me that if I were ever to move back up North, my Uncle Harve would have liked for me to have ran his company. Harve believed in me when others didn't, so I dedicate this history page to his memory.

Thanks for believing in me.

We Don't Just Build It, We Build It Right!