James was born and raised on a horse farm in the southern part of Ottawa. From a very young age he learned how to work with what he had and how to think outside the box to accomplish the nearly impossible. Growing up and being manual James developed a passion for building. At the age of 15 James enrolled into the co-op program in high school and started his youth apprenticeship as a general carpenter. At the age of 16 James won the OYAP award (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) only 1 awarded each year for the entire province. James continued on with his apprenticeship and became a fully licensed carpenter in 2012. The majority of James’ experience is in custom home building and renovations and commercial Interior Systems. James had his own construction company in Quebec for 8 years until he had a life changing accident. September 15th 2017 James had a motorcycle accident leaving him incapacitated and unable to continue working as a carpenter, he was heartbroken. In the winter of 2019 after a long recovery James decided to return to school and get certified as a project manager. With 18 years of experience on the tools, 8 years experience as a business owner and the knowledge and education in project management, James has a vision and understanding of construction from several different perspectives giving him the opportunity to connect with each individual involved in the projects on different levels.
If you can't find James in the office or on the job site you may find him playing his bass guitars, or on his motorcycles. If he’s not by himself then there is a great chance you will find him with his wife and 5 kids on the water or ripping down the ski hill, and when the sun goes down he and his family gather round the good ol 'camp fire.
“Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says I’M POSSIBLE!” Audrey Hepburn