Team profiles: Robert Emberley

MRB Contracting, team,

14 Feb 2013 Team profiles: Robert Emberley

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MRB Contracting, team,
What’s your name and job function?

Rob Emberley – Carpenter

Can you talk about your building trade background?

I attended the NSCC for carpentry from 2009 to 2011. I worked framing new homes during the summers of 2010 and 2011. I was put into contact with MRB through a friend that I attended NSCC with, and I have learned more in my time with MRB than I learned in all my previous experiences.

What’s the most satisfying part of your job?

I would have to say the joy of creating is probably the most satisfying part of my job. Seeing an empty lot or an older house transformed into a beautiful home, and seeing every step along the transformation is very satisfying to me.

Favourite tool?

I would have to say my favourite tool would be my speed square -mostly because of the many uses that extend beyond a simple straight edge. The speed square can be used to find angles, as a lay out tool for wall framing, and as a guide for skill saw cuts.


When I’m not working, I enjoy playing music and playing hockey.