2nd Year Apprentice, Bricklayer, BAC Local #9
Early on, Jake knew he wanted to be in a trade. After studying carpentry at A.W. Beattie Technical School, he tried his hand at metal fabrication, roofing, and general remodeling. While he enjoyed working with his hands, and the gratitude of seeing what he accomplished, he still hadn’t found his passion.
“Bricklaying was in my blood,” he said, noting that both his dad and uncle are bricklayers. “They never pressured me into this craft, but I certainly knew quite a lot about it and eventually it just seemed like a natural fit.”
Jake said the best thing about his chosen career is that he enjoys getting to the job site every day and being able to apply and improve his skills. “It’s so much more than people think, it’s an art, a true craft.”