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Construction/Development Entrepreneurs to discuss industry challenges

Red Dog Carpentry is one of the local businesses appearing Thursday during Kootenay Construction/Development Entrepreneur Meetup at the Social Room in Nelson. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Daily has reached out to a handful of local businesses to be part of the Kootenay Construction/Development Event set for Thursday (February 21) at Social Room Interiors.

Co-sponsored with Maglio Building Centre Ltd. and Startup Nelson, the Kootenay Construction/Development Entrepreneur Meetup is set for 6:30 p.m. at the 619 Vernon Street location. This is the third Entrepreneur Event sponsored by The Nelson Daily.

Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc.; Fuhrious Construction Ltd.; MacLeod Nine Consultants Ltd; Rokform Solutions; Purcell Timber Frame Homes and Red Dog Carpentry have agreed to be part of the panel to discuss the challenges faced by local businesses involved in the construction industry in small market Nelson.

Coordinated by Deb Fuhr, Advertising Rep for The Nelson Daily with Rose Hoeher and Jamie Renney from StartUp Nelson, the evening will focus on hopes and challenges in operating their respective businesses.

Each business owner will give a brief synopsis of their business challenges before an-open forum discussion with questions from audience. The event is open to the public or can be seen on Facebook Live streamed to both Startup Nelson and The Nelson Daily pages.

The Kootenay Construction/Development Event panel includes:

Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. — Created by three highly skilled design professionals in 2013, the business had grown to a team of 13, including six registered Architects, as well as architectural technologists, Intern Architects, and Administrative Support. Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. is passionate about collective thinking, integrated design, professional accountability, and the responsible use of resources.  In the last 5 years, Cover has completed projects across British Columbia and Alberta in a range of sectors including: health care, commercial, industrial, residential and community. Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc.  is also a local company with a "Kootenay touch" which means we use local material, understand the local unique style, and a sustainable approach to architecture, including completing several Passive House certified projects. Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. believes in a collaborative approach to ensure we are both responsible and responsive to the client, while supporting a healthy, sustainable, and vibrant community.  

Fuhrious Construction Ltd — Based in Nelson, Fuhrious Construction Ltd. Is a BC wide contracting company focusing of site management, commercial tenant improvements, concrete forming and wood and steel framing.

MacLeod Nine Consultants Ltd — A local company that provides innovative and practical structural engineering services to residential, commercial, industrial and resource clientele.

Rokform Solutions — A locally owned and operated company, providing Contractors and Home Owners with innovative building solutions. Rokform Solutions is a Nudura ICF distributor, provides Conventional Concrete Form rentals and sales, and specializes in Concrete Slab work and Landscaping. 

Red Dog Carpentry — Located in Nelson, Red Dog Carpentry has more than 28 years of experience in the business, offers creative problem solving and an uncompromising commitment to professionalism and integrity that has made us one of the area's most respected and trusted contractors. Red Dog Carpentry takes the time to consult with the customer about every facet of your project, so that projects are completed right the first time around. Red Dog Carpentry’s proven team of expert tradespeople have the tools, resources and personnel required to tackle any job. Aside from residential services including renovations, construction and consultation, we also actively do commercial and industrial jobs.

Purcell Timber Frame Homes — From concept to completion, Purcell Timber Frame Homes specializes in building world-class luxury homes that are designed to perform with the elements. Our homes are built to be extremely durable, natural, healthy, sustainable, and low maintenance.