Who We Are
Jay McEwen began his construction career in Toronto, Ontario, before relocating to Vancouver, BC in 2014. After several years of building and renovating with some of the region’s most reputable architects and award winning building companies, he and his family found home in the Lillooet area where North Canyon Contracting was born.
North Canyon Contracting maintains a professional philosophy based on efficiency, sustainability, and green building technology. Jay is committed to continuing his building education and professional development to equip North Canyon’s team with the knowledge to achieve the best possible performance in your home project.
Jay has vastly improved my quality of life! We have been doing renovations on a farm house that was a bit of a disaster. I’m not onsite to oversee work or make day-to-day decisions and the ranch staff are busy with other responsibilities, so things kept going sideways until Jay took over managing the project. He thinks carefully and proposes solutions to non-standard carpentry challenges, and he manages sub-contractors to make sure work is complete and done well. His attention to detail means no more painful re-dos. He cares about our costs and lets me know when he thinks a bid is too high or some proposed part of the project doesn’t make sense to him. He is high integrity, and I have never felt like he was overcharging us or being careless about either costs or quality. He is the kind of contractor who is hands-on, who is willing to roll up his sleeves as well as managing a crew to get things done. His work on the renovations has given us the confidence to hire him to manage a new wing on the house—two stories and a basement.
Jay McEwen’s hard work, organizational skills, clear communication and capable hands are big reason why my small business is able to be successful today. In November & December 2015 Jay contracted the construction of my barbershop on Main Street in Vancouver. He organized a reliable group of trades, kept me well informed throughout the process and guided me through some tough decisions. I had complete trust in Jay throughout the process and look forward to working together again on my next venture. I highly recommend his services.