Meet the Paradise Construction team that works hard to provide you with the best quality of work. From the front line team to our behind-the-scenes team, we strive to make your project a successful one!
Meet Kristian, owner of Paradise Construction.
After graduating from Holy Cross Secondary School, Kristian spent several years working for a local custom home builder. He started out as a labourer and through hard work and dedication earned his apprenticeship opportunity. After spending years perfecting his craft and completing the 7,200 on-the-job hours and schooling required to write and pass his Carpentry Certificate of Qualification [C of Q] exam, Kristian became a licensed Red Seal Carpenter.
While completing his apprenticeship, in addition to working full-time on the job site, Kristian devoted his evenings and weekends to gain experience and skill in every facet of building and construction.
His honesty, reliability, and commitment to quality resulted in an ever-increasing demand for his work.
Kristian officially founded Paradise Construction in 2012 and hasn’t looked back.
Over the past decade, he has carefully assembled the strongest team and partners in the industry.
“Building and creating have always been a part of me. It’s in my DNA.”
Miranda is at the centre of all the activity in our office. Miranda will be your 1st and last point of contact throughout your entire project. She oversees all of our administrative and financial responsibilities including payroll, accounts payable and receivables, banking, account reconciliation, and job costing.
Miranda created and leads our Health and Safety program which is 100% focused on job site, employee, and customer safety.
Miranda is a positive force of energy that helps to ensure our projects stay on time and on budget. She spends most of her time in the office, but you will also find her on our job sites taking professional project pictures for our website and social media platforms.
Miranda’s father and stepfather are both tradesmen, so she has extensive experience and a strong understanding of what needs to happen behind the scenes to deliver a successful project for our customers.
When not at Paradise, Miranda loves spending time with her friends and family and being a tourist in her own town, Kingston.
Ben has been with the company for almost 3 years now. Ben has been a red seal licenced carpenter for 8 years. Growing up in the trades he has always had a passion for working with his hands. He has knowledge in most building practices and he’s even taught energy-efficient building at St. Lawrence College. He enjoys challenging projects in detail-oriented work that stretch the limits of design and functionality. With a great attitude, he will always make you laugh and enjoy the construction process.
Tim started in the trades by completing an electrical co-op in high school. He then worked in landscape design in Belleville for 5 years and developed a particular love for the building components of jobs. In 2012, he moved to Kingston and started working as a carpenters apprentice with his father-in-law where, over the following 7 years, he renovated kitchens and bathrooms, flipped full houses, built decks and fences, and a little of everything in between. Tim became fully licensed in 2016 and now enjoys training and mentoring those new to the trade. He joined Paradise in early 2020 and leads his team in a wide range of projects. He is very detail-oriented, enjoys an honest hard day’s work, and strives for excellence in all aspects. Tim is a family man who is the happiest fishing at the cottage or making a great play on the soccer field. He is looking forward to building many custom homes and continuing to make homeowner’s dreams come true with Paradise Construction!
Be sure to say hello next time you see Tim in passing.
Meet Nick. Nick was born and raised in Kingston and grew up playing multiple different sports, staying active in his community. After high school, Nick attended Algonquin College in 2013 for the pre-service fire fighting course and shortly after got on with the City of Kingston in 2013. Not long after returning home, Nick started his carpentry career by framing homes with a local home builder and that is where his passion for the trades began. Nick has recently completed his carpentry apprenticeship and is working towards completing his Red Seal Certificate. Nick was promoted to the rank of Captain with Kingston Fire and Rescue around the same time he got hired on with Paradise Construction back in the fall of 2020. Nick loves being a part of a growing high-quality construction company with a great group of hard-working people. Nick continues to strive to better himself and his skills in the trade while pushing to pursue a career as a full-time firefighter.
Meet Jeremy, our carpenter apprentice. Jeremy began working in the trades as a general labourer. Jeremy came to Paradise Construction just over two years ago and has quickly shown his dedication to becoming a Red Seal Licensed Carpenter. Jeremy is currently in his second year of the Carpentry Apprentice Program at St. Lawrence College. Jeremy loves to stay busy and always has projects on the go at his own home. In the evening you can find Jeremy constantly in motion with his six-year-old son, and ten-month-old daughter. Jeremy loves to be on-site or in the shop creating custom cabinetry in his limited downtime. Jeremy loves the fine details and high finishes of carpentry. Jeremy can’t wait to get back to work after he finishes his second round of schooling to help create some dream homes for the amazing customers of Paradise.
Jake joined the Paradise Construction team in 2021 as an Apprentice. Since starting with the company, Jake has worked in a variety of residential construction projects where he was been mentored by our Team Leads. Jake has always had a passion for carpentry and is eager to continue to expand his knowledge and skillset in the carpentry field. Jake’s goal with Paradise is to grow with the company and obtain his Red Seal Carpentry License. He looks forward to seeing you at the next project.
Jamie has been in the construction industry for close to 30 years. In that time frame, he has gained many skills including painting, roofing, building maintenance, flooring and tiling to name a few. Jamie was originally hired as a contract painter by Paradise construction before he was hired full time early 2019. He takes pride in his work and has a keen eye for detail.
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