Kevin LeMay is a licensed carpenter and carpentry professor. He started his career right out of high school as an apprentice, working on a wide range of projects, including single room renovations, home additions, complete rebuilds, and new custom-builds. There, he learned the fundamentals of carpentry and developed an appetite for learning the trade.
After achieving his Red Seal in 2010, he was offered a part-time carpentry apprenticeship teaching position at Algonquin College, which sparked a further desire to share his knowledge and skills with the next generation of carpenters. He expanded his teaching skills by attaining an adult teaching certificate in 2016. Recognizing his passion for carpentry, Kevin was commissioned to be the technical reviewer for the national carpentry textbook.
Pursuing his career in the GTA, he worked for a high-performance luxury custom home builder, while continuing to teach college apprenticeship part-time. Working alongside many different tradespeople over the years, Kevin has a comprehensive “full-picture” view of a house as a system. He is high-achieving and performance-driven; seeing the completed project and a satisfied customer as the greatest rewards.
Meticulous, organized, and always happy to talk about tools, Kevin has returned to Ottawa and is eager to continue developing his skill set, and teaching others along the way.
In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, board games, and spending time with his family and friends.