A Family Endeavor
Quality * Integrity * Efficiency
5 Gen was born when, after several years of his gentle prodding, wife and business manager Coraley decided to take a leap of faith and partner up with husband and lead carpenter Dave Thomson and open a general construction company.
Dave started in the industry over 16 years ago as a labourer for an established local roofing company. Working his way up to installing and eventually branching out into other areas of carpentry his work experience covers many areas including roofing/soffit/fascia, exterior finishing, foundation work, interior finishing and shed/deck/fence building.
Coraley has over 12 years of business management experience working for others and as an entrepreneur. She handles all of the general, staffing, office and financial management for 5 Gen, as well as social media, advertising and book-work.
In our previous work experiences, both in and out of the construction industry, we had both witnessed or experienced less than upstanding scenarios justified by "business being business" and something we both agreed on right from the start was that we wanted to operate our business differently. Business generates money, but no matter what your business is, its nucleus is people - whether employees, customers, or both. We made it one of our goals to never forget that and to base our business philosophy on treating others with respect and appreciation. From our employees to our customers, we strive to run our business with ethics, mutual benefit and integrity at its core. Profit is necessary for a business to thrive but we believe it can be achieved by putting high-quality work, ethics, and people first - not the other way around.