Kelowna Deck and Shed Builder.
My earliest memories include “working” with my Dad whether he was building, fixing, or maintaining something and in the process making it better than the original. I do not ever remember taking our vehicles to a mechanic or seeing a repairman at our house. If it needed to be done my Dad and I did it. When it was time to build my parent’s retirement home we built it. These make up many of my fondest memories.
I learned my work ethic from my Dad. He was meticulous, hardworking, and never gave up until he figured it out. He had the mind of an engineer and I learned so much from him. Others often marvelled at his work. I know I certainly did. He always said, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” That has always stuck with me and it is how I guide myself. I miss my Dad terribly and two of the ways I honour his memory are by using his quote as the tag line for my business and continuing with the quality work that he taught me over a lifetime.
I followed in the “family business” and spent nearly 30 years as a law enforcement professional. Throughout all of those years my Dad and I…and I alone…continued to do the carpentry, maintenance, repair, and renovation work that we enjoyed so much. Essentially, I have a lifetime of carpentry experience.
I enjoy any type of work where I’m working with my hands but, by far, carpentry is my favourite type of work. Give me a pile of lumber and a set of plans (or sometimes no plans!) and I’m a happy boy. I love building decks of all types and styles. The options for finishing them are diverse whether you’re looking for composite/PVC, vinyl, cedar, or pressure treated but I have to admit that composite/PVC decking is my favourite. The man made materials are virtually maintenance-free and will long outlast a wood deck. The design options for laying the decking is limited only by the imagination and can be augmented with contrasting elements such as picture frame borders, alternating patterns, or inlays.
I am proud to be affiliated with TimberTech/Azek who, in my opinion, have the best composite/PVC decking on the market.
I also enjoy building sheds of all shapes and sizes whether it be for storage, a hobby workshop, she shed, or anything else you can imagine.
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