Featured Skilled Doer Series - Ely Ryan

 Ely volunteering at "Win a Skilled Doer for a day"

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Originally from New Jersey, Ely followed his heart (and a girl) when he decided to move to Western Canada 10 years ago.  After working five years on drilling rigs in Northern Alberta, he decided to enrol in the apprenticeship program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in the plumbing and gas-fitting program.

 

The skill sets learned from completing the 4-year Red Seal apprenticeship program brought him to practice the trade around the world to places like Cameroon and throughout the United States. #plumber

 

 His passion for helping people and the construction industry lead him to found a “LinkedIn” for skilled trades called Tradeslife.  Tradeslife is an ever evolving co-operative platform that connects skilled tradespeople to each other and to economic opportunity.  

   

Ely fell in love with Calgary, and has planted roots here. He currently works full time for a local company where he oversees and manages a variety of commercial and residential projects. To keep up with private demand, he has created Plumb Run, a fully licensed and insured plumbing and gas contracting business where he offers eight years of experience to clients in Calgary.  

 

Rather than taking shortcuts and following trends that cheapen the industry, Ely differentiates himself by offering high quality work and maintaining consistency in doing things right.

 "No matter how much experience you have, there's always more to learn," he says.

 

 Ely is an early adaptor of technology for his industry and enjoys using JobJar because it pushes leads to him in an easy and convenient way. He can assess a project online, ask questions, and offer quotes from photos provided by the homeowner without wasting time on unnecessary house visits.  

 

"It's great to have the option to quote freely.  Meaning, I can quote a job by an hourly rate, time and material, or by a flat rate with days I'm available" says Ely.  

 

"It's like having an extra tool in the box.  Who doesn't like new tools?  Especially tools that build your business!"

 

Contact Ely directly here, and get a quote online!

 

 

 

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