Born in Cape Breton, Justin and his family moved to the Dartmouth side of HRM at a very young age and he considers himself a proud mainlander.
He spent most of his early years living in Cow Bay and at the age of 14, he was given an opportunity to work for a local demolition contractor. With a strong work ethic, hard work, sheer will and determination, Justin moved up the ladder quickly, earning the respect of his peers and supervisors at a very young age.
With one year of experience doing basic interior and exterior demolition, Justin expressed a keen interest in torch-cutting and industrial rigging. He had a natural skill and ability to envision the most productive and safe ways to remove complex mechanical systems and so, he spent the latter part of his time in that position working in the mechanical demolition division.
In 2009, Justin was one of 15 workers who left their existing employer, when the owner of our predecessor company decided it was time to move on. It was Justin who recommended “Volcano” to be the new company’s name, very fitting and meaningful to him, given the first boiler he removed in his career was a Volcano boiler.
Justin’s natural ability to think outside the box, resulted in a very quick promotion to a supervisory position and after a few short years working on a number of high-profile, large-scale projects, he was promoted to a Project Management position.
Today, Justin is an estimator and project manager for the company’s own mechanical division, working with the other members of the management team to build on Volcano’s strong reputation as an industry leader. Focused on his vision for the future, using new technology, critical thinking and a commitment to safety and success, Justin is committed to ensuring Volcano continues to grow and develop, providing the best and most innovative services to our clients.