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Years of experience and knowledge in the local market has allowed us to find the necessary edge to be competitive. And even though price depends greatly upon the complexity of design, our procedures ensure your drawing package is complete and no stone is left unturned.
We understand the importance of using different forms of communication during the design process. When working with clients, we use professional communication such as email and web conference, depending on the need.
Your drawing set will be created with state-of-the-art computer software that is specifically used for design of mechanical and architectural drawing sets. The details are driven from 3D models that accurately depict the design.
Communication between designer and client is of the upmost importance. The end goal is to produce a set of complete details that illustrate both the feel of the design and the technical specifications that are required to build.
Born and raised in Grand Forks, I’m fortunate to live in the West Kootenay Region, surrounded by forests and mountains. While growing up, our farm was a constant life lesson, with construction and mechanical projects taking place regularly. This environment creates a perfect four-season natural playground of endless wonder.
Inspired by nature, I like to bring the outdoors and nature into modern design with wood accents, structural steel elements, while utilizing a colour pallet full of natural tones. And while each and every client is unique in their taste, modern design portrays bold surfaces, sharp edges, with a clean finish. Space utilization can become top-of-mind as building costs have increase drastically since 2020. I look forward to discussing design ideas, bringing solutions, and working together to create your vision.
My experience with CAD started down on the lower mainland where I moved in 2001 to work in a custom steel fabrication shop. I started on the shear which cuts steel plate like scissors and requires a lot of tape measuring, and as my skills progressed, I worked on mechanical and hydraulic brakes which bend the steel plates. I soon established my role in shipping and receiving, and even got some experience welding various steel and aluminum products we built. During my final days at this shop I worked in the office doing quotes and creating work order packages, including drawings and instructions, for the shop floor. It was a great experience with a great group of people.
In 2007, I started a position with Nahanni Manufacturing Ltd. working in their newly created engineering department under a professional engineer. We managed their entire drawing database while developing different dump-box transport vehicles such as End Dumps and Transfer Trailers.
In 2009, I landed a position with Knelson Concentrators; a mining equipment manufacture that engineers, builds, and delivers mining equipment around the world. It was an amazing experience working alongside a several professional engineers, mechanical designers, and manufacturing specialist. I learned so much with this group. It was unfortunate that life took me in a different direction because I really enjoyed working at Knelson. A few months prior to leaving, the company was purchased by FL Smidth which brought a huge amount of value and opportunity to the table.
Since working with AutoCAD and then while attending UCFV (University of the Fraser Valley) into 2006, I always dreamed of having my own CAD business in the Kootenay region. Since 2016, I’ve provided drafting and design services to a variety of clients as Code’s CAD. And to this day, I’m living the dream!