Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - North Vancouver
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. has an established reputation within the industry as a reputable leader in the green building sector, providing a functional combination of innovative green and sustainable design, exceptional craftsmanship, and refined quality.
Q: How did you become involved in the trades?
I started working with my father in the summer since I was 6 years old. From there I developed a keen passion for carpentry and went on to complete my red seal in my early 20's
Q: What benefit do apprentices offer to Naikoon?
It’s a great chance for us to train and mentor our apprentices in all aspects of Carpentry and once they have made it through their apprenticeships they become valuable assets to the company as they have a vast knowledge of our processes and systems and how we do things at Naikoon. And they can then train the new apprentices.
Q: What do you look for in an apprentice?
Hard working, eager, keen to learn and looking for a career in the industry.
Q: Do you have any advice for someone looking to start an apprenticeship?
Just do it! Try and find a company that can provide you a well-rounded apprenticeship where you can learn and understand the trade, then find a specialty that your excel at and love to do!
Q: Can you offer any advice to someone looking to hire an apprentice?
Just do it! Make sure you find someone who is career minded and in it for the long haul. Teach train and mentor them until them become more skilled than you! Teach them how to teach others to become more skilled than them.
Q: What is the project or build you are most proud of?
Midi Uchi is our feather in the hat at the moment. It’s a home in North Vancouver and is LEED Platinum, R-2000 certified, Built Green Platinum and has and Energy Score of 91
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