Darren MacKenzie is the proprietor of MacKenzie Builder Services Ltd. He received his Inter-Provincial Carpentry License (Red Seal) in 1995, after completing four years of apprenticeship training with various contractors in the Eastern Kings area.
After receiving his red seal, Darren worked for various contractors, which allowed him to benefit from their knowledge and to hone his skills in the carpentry field. For approximately 4 - 5 years, he also gained experience in the kitchen cabinetry and fine furniture field and was able to add these skills to his nail bag of other skills gained over the past 20 plus years.
From 1995 to 2000, Darren conducted over 2000 pre-purchase home inspections (for new home buyers) and insurance inspections (for various insurance companies) after receiving training to become a certified home inspector. During this time, Darren also conducted various energy audits and diagnostic inspections for homeowners. These services were to assist the homeowners/home buyers in solving such things as moisture-related concerns, energy efficiency, health-related concerns and building code compliance.
We feel this inspection-related experience is one of our best assets, as Darren has seen firsthand the problems which can result in improperly-applied building techniques and building code laxness. This knowledge will assist Darren in not making the same mistakes or oversights other contractors unknowingly make.
As well as practical experience, Darren also feels it is important to stay abreast of the new developments in the construction trade. Therefore, he has attended many courses and lectures offered by such organizations as:
In early 2014, Darren MacKenzie received his Master Builder's Designation from the Canadian Home Builders Association, New Brunswick Chapter (which oversees the Prince Edward Island jurisdiction). He is the first builder on Prince Edward Island to receive this designation!
For a complete list of Darren`s qualifications, please feel free to contact us.