Our Team

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!


Owner / Licensed Carpenter

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.”

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GENERAL MANAGER / Licensed Carpenter

Jason’s path to Paradise Construction was not a direct one. Originally from Kingston, he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and older brother.Jason put himself through Queen’s University, then moved to Toronto for work. He spent two decades in the corporate world where he built a strong skill set in sales, people leadership and project management. 


In 2018, Jason and his wife moved with their children back home to Kingston. This move provided him with an opportunity to change careers and follow his passion for building. He went back to school and worked towards achieving his Red Seal Carpentry License. He graduated in 2023 making him a Fully Licensed Red Seal Carpenter. 


Paradise Construction’s incredible growth trajectory created a need for General Manager. Someone who could quarterback our dynamic construction schedule, coordinate all of our projects, and support our customers and field crews. Jason took on this role in early 2021 and has fully traded in his tool belt for a laptop.

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Project Manager / Licensed Carpenter

Ben has been with the company since 2018. Ben has been a red seal licenced carpenter since 2013. 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. 

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Project Manager / Licensed Carpenter

Meet Tim, one of our Team Leads and licensed Carpenters, also known as the guy with good hair and the one always smiling. 

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. 

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Meet Jeremy, our Red Seal Carpenter. Jeremy began working in the trades as a general labourer. Jeremy came to Paradise Construction in 2019. 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 eight-year-old son, and two-year-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. 

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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.

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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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At Paradise Construction, our projects are not only defined by lumber and tools, but also by the commitment to operational excellence. Emery is our dedicated Office Manager, ensuring a smooth flow of administrative processes that keep our projects running efficiently. Emery has completed the Office Administration program with two diplomas at St. Lawrence College to develop her technical skills so she can provide the highest level of service for our valued customers. Outside of working hours, Emery finds herself out in nature, often hiking with her loyal canine companion or retreating to the lake for some leisure time with family and friends.

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Meet Brandon, a Team Lead who joined Paradise Construction in the spring of 2023.

Brandon graduated from Algonquin College as an Architectural Technologist in 2013. After several years as a draftsman, he decided office life was not for him and took his knowledge to the field. Brandon became a Red Seal Carpenter in 2022, after completing his in-course training at St. Lawrence College.

When he’s not on the tools, you can find Brandon on the golf course or at the cottage wakeboarding. He is looking forward to growing with our team and building custom homes.

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Kaylib has had a passion for building things since a very young age, dating back to shop class in public school. He hopes to share this passion with his son and for his wife, who has a never ending ‘to do’ list. When Kaylib isn’t working hard, he enjoys spending time fishing on the lake and mowing his lawn. While Kingston may be his hometown, Kaylib is looking forward to building dream homes for others in Brockville and the surrounding areas.

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Meet Vincent, a young and enthusiastic general carpenter who graduated high school in 2020 and jumped straight into the trades. With an insatiable appetite for learning everything there is to know about general carpentry, he approaches each project with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. Vincent is not just work-oriented; he’s future-oriented, always eager to tackle new challenges that come his way. When he’s not honing his carpentry skills, he dedicates his weekends to quality time with family and friends, relishing the great outdoors and making cherished memories.

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Yanik joined Paradise Construction in March 2023 as a grade 11 co-op student. He is very motivated and is a quick learner. He enrolled in the OYAP program for grade 12 and continues his apprentice training with us. He likes new challenges and is looking forward to learning new skills from the Team Leads. Look out for Yanik on your projects.

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Hayden is a carpenter apprentice who began working in construction and home renovation in 2020 with the goal of becoming a skilled carpenter and is excited to work his way up through the ranks. He is enrolled in the carpentry apprenticeship program that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Hayden is a reliable and hardworking individual who is passionate about carpentry. He is constantly striving for the highest quality of work and is always eager to learn from experienced carpenters.

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