As fate should have it Brian Jansen and Tyler Burslem met as humble ski coaches for the Apex Mountain freestyle ski team in 2003. A friendship quickly forged over their shared passion for outdoor pursuits and athletic performance. Warmer months were spent working together in the construction sector, translating coaching skills into managing successful building projects. In 2009, the relationship evolved into a business partnership and the creation of New Leaf Contracting (NLC) based in Pemberton and Whistler, BC.
Brian and Tyler have built NLC on a solid foundation by consistently applying its core values of:
Over the years, NLC has grown into a team of 20+ employees which includes red seal carpenters, project managers, administration, skilled workers and labourers. A select group of trusted architects, engineers, registered professionals and licensed trades are utilized to successfully execute projects.
Brian grew up in south western Ontario with a passion for skiing and a dream of a life in the mountains. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), with a focus on business excellence, customer satisfaction and project management. The next step was to make move to the BC. With 25 years of carpentry experience and his passion for business New Leaf Contracting was born. Brian and his team have built some of the most elaborate homes in Whistler.
Tyler grew up skiing on Whistler & Blackcomb and competing on the BC Freestyle Ski team. He got his start in construction in 1998 as a labourer helping his uncle build his Whistler home. As a high level NCCP trained coach with over 25 years in the local building trade, Tyler is committed to delivering high quality projects through to the finish line. With an exceptional eye for detail and a passion for building science and construction methods, he has applied his knowledge to some of the finest homes in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
We respect and value the members of our team. It consists of like-minded individuals whom have chosen to live in the Sea to Sky Corridor for the lifestyle and opportunities it creates. The result is a group of people that are motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated to their Jobs.
As Carpenters by trade, employees are offered continued training and development. Through the ITA Red Seal Carpentry Apprenticeship, they are given skills, education and certification. As part of our ongoing development and training, we typically have 6-10 employees working towards the completion of their Red seal.
If you have carpentry experience or looking to start a new career, join our team.
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