I started renovating over 30 years ago working for two professional contractors, one a carpenter the other a plumber.
While working and learning from them in a wide variety of projects they both stressed upon me the importance of education; understanding the how and the why of what I was doing. It’s the “knowledge” that makes a professional tradesman.
Over the years since, through professional interest and sometimes opportunity, I continued my education in the many other aspects of residential building and construction. This is why I enjoy renovating so much! It’s not just knowing how to do one trade within a larger renovation project but how each trade, done properly, ensures the quality of the other trades that follow. It’s impossible to do a skillful tiling job if the framing is not done satisfactorily or try hanging cabinets in a corner that’s not square. The best paint job cannot hide a terrible drywall job.
Paying careful attention to the details of the multitude of tasks and trades throughout a project ensures the quality of the renovation.
Through Algonquin College and other institutions my formal education includes:
- Residential Electrical Wiring
- Gas Heating and Venting
- Hydronic Heating
- Ontario Building Code
- Home Inspection
- Construction Estimating
- Project Management