My wife, Monique, grew up in St. Albert, and earned her Bachelor of Education from U of A in 2004. She was a substitute teacher for a couple years before getting on full time with Sturgeon School Division, where she taught Headstart in Redwater, and then at Morinville Public Elementary School when it first opened its doors, and now teaches grade 1 at that same school. She takes care of all of our bookkeeping, and tries to keep my spending within our budget.
Without her, this business, and my life, is nothing.
I grew up in Nova Scotia, moving to Regina in 1993 to attend Canadian Bible College. I decided to start working in the trades to pay off school debts, and began painting houses. From there, I moved to Calgary to find better work in 1997, and learned how to drywall and frame, eventually becoming the assistant to a site superintendent for a large-scale residential builder.
Then I met my wife-to-be, who lived in St. Albert.
I moved to the Edmonton area in 2000, did some more framing, then worked for a commercial General Contractor for 8 years.
While all this was happening, I married my gorgeous wife, Monique in 2004, and we were blessed with the birth of our wonderful son, Jackson in 2007.
During most of my time working for other people, I was doing side jobs for my own clients. I was also able to attend NAIT between 2006 and 2009 in order to complete my apprenticeship, becoming a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter, scoring in the 90's every year. We officially incorporated our company in 2010, just before our beautiful daughter, Juliet was born.
It's been a very busy few years, and we can't wait to see what the next few have in store. Bring on 2015!!