Team profiles: Tom Premier

MRB Contracting, Halifax NS

07 Mar 2013 Team profiles: Tom Premier

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

Tom Premier, Cabinetmaker

Can you talk about your building trade background:

In 2001 I started an apprenticeship at a custom woodwork shop in Maple Ridge, BC, where I worked for six years. I learned about all aspects of the trade, while gaining
experience building high-end custom millwork for both residential and commercial applications. I also attended BCIT, where I attained my journeyman ticket as well as
Red Seal endorsement in Joinery. During this experience I developed a keen eye for quality and design, as well as a love for the craft.

In 2007, I moved to Rossland, BC where I worked for a contractor, renovating old homes from the gold rush era and getting really dirty. I continued with my woodworking on the side, all the while making custom furniture and helping friends with kitchen renovations.

In 2011, I followed my heart to Halifax, and in doing so found the perfect job with MRB Contracting. If I’m not in the shop creating top-of-the-line cabinetry, you can find me on site with my tool belt on, making jokes and filling up Scott Billard’s tool belt with pebbles. All joking aside, I’m lucky in that I love what I do, and that I’m part of an awesome team who builds really cool things.

What’s the most satisfying part of your job?

Finding out that all the math I did in the beginning was right at the end.

Favourite tool?

I’m a sucker for sharp blades in all their glorious forms.


I enjoy riding snowboards in light fluffy snow and fly fishing.