Carriage House Construction in Nanaimo: Building Brilliance from Blueprint to RealityCheck the Codes: Navigating Zoning and Regulations Familiarize yourself with local zoning regulations and bylaws Determine if carriage houses are permitted in your desired location...
Meet Jordan Robertson Custom Home Builder
Jordan Robertson, RSE
Custom Home Builder, Journeyman Carpenter
Working with your Hands
I am a custom home builder and journeyman carpenter from a fourth-generation Nanaimo family. My Great-grandpa Ole Buck opened the first vocational school in Canada for fixing chainsaws. My grandpa Harold Buck owned a logging truck company that served Nanaimo and the surrounding area and later in life owned a Texaco garage/gas station in Downtown Nanaimo.
My father Robert Robertson was a great local athlete, still holding records at SFU; he was fourth in Canada to go to the Olympics in 1972. Then later in life, he was a carpet layer and ended up at the mill.
As you see, I come from a long line of men working with their hands and I take great pride in that. I intend to do my best to continue my family’s proud tradition of hard work and dedication for many years to come. My dad and I, from as far back as I can remember, have been working in the wood shop building or repairing whatever was needed around the house. You know how it is with two young boys wrestling indoors – things break!
Home Building in your Blood
I have always been interested in woodwork. I took woodwork and drafting in high school and then ended up at Vancouver Island University to take my carpentry course to become a journeyman carpenter. I knew I wanted to be a home builder in Nanaimo before I left high school and continued down that path till it was achieved. Home building is a career I am happy I have chosen.
My brother Dallas and I have a bond that many people have said they wish they had. It makes us great partners at Buck Robertson Contracting. We feed off one another, making sure we both strive for excellence.
Custom Home Builder
The Career path to becoming a custom home builder can come from lots of different directions. I feel that the in the field training and working you way up from Apprentice to Journeyman to trade specific professional business owner to then custom home builder is the right path. The reason for this is building homes and understanding the Craftsmanship which every individual brings to the table to create a home can be missed if you haven’t been around the craftsmen in the field that complete those takes day in and day out. It gives you the advantage to know when something looks right or wrong from just a glance because you have seen it so many times in the past.
To become a Master Builder this takes a life time of dedication to the craft learning from you peers and learning from your experiences in the field. Yes we have lifetime worth still to learn but I can share with you that we take every opportunity available to learn and build on our craft of custom home building.
This is something we have been excited about from when we were first introduced to this concept. At first it was a bit confusing as it was a entirely new way of looking at home as a system. If you have any interested in learning more about high-performances homes we will do our best to share what we know.
Design Build and why I am passionate about it
Design build before it was a buzz word in construction was always something I never did understand about why in construction people on a project wouldn’t be brought together earlier in the design process to help solve these problems on paper first.
It is one of these thing where you say to yourself “there has got to be a better way.”
Integrated Project Delivery Method
Integrated Project Delivery Method in my mind goes hand in hand with Design Build. You create a team of like minded professionals to come to the table to solve a new problem which they have the skills collectively to solve. With every new project in construction being a prototype you are constantly needing to solve problems. Having the best problem solvers you can have at your table sure helps to have a great design and construction experience.
Meet Dallas Robertson
Custom Home Builder
Meet Rhiannon Britten
Sharing experience with the community
Remodeler Stories with Spencer Powell
Have a question for us?