Conlin Premier Construction is Jake and Larry Conlin. Representing two generations of building knowledge and expertise, Conlin Premier combines experience and proven success with new and innovative approaches.
Larry has an extensive history in the building and construction trade, dating back to the Cashway Lumber Store (now Rona Cashway) on Monaghan Road in Peterborough. While employed with Cashway Lumber, he was responsible for sales on a very busy contractor lumber desk. During that period, he took it upon himself to learn the art of kitchen design. This initiative developed into a large contractor kitchen cabinet sale s base. The contractors enjoyed Larry’s hands-on focus and felt very confident that he would see their “design and install” needs met with superior accuracy and his keen eye for detail.
After working in the building material sales and estimating industry for close to 10 years, Larry decided to take a position with a Canadian shingle manufacturer as their Eastern Ontario Territory Manager. He spent what he describes as one of the most enjoyable periods in his life selling at this level. During this period, Larry developed an extensive network of relationships with the “who’s who” of the building industry across Central Ontario – a network which he maintains to this day.
Jake is the Lead Carpenter and Project Consultant for Conlin Premier Construction. He graduated from the Home and Building Automation program at Fleming College in Peterborough. After a year and a half of implementing complex structured networks (Audio, Video, and Data/Internet) into new homes in and around Peterborough, Jake decided to pursue his passion for carpentry. He began his apprenticeship and quickly learned what it takes to be a quality carpenter.
During his apprenticeship, Jake became a certified installer for Velux® skylights and sun tunnels and Logix® Insulated Concrete Forms. He also joined the Peterborough Local Apprenticeship Committee (LAC,) of which he remains an active member.
Upon completion of the Ontario Apprenticeship Program, Jake wrote the Certification of Qualification exam for a General Carpenter. With 8 years of experience in carpentry, at the ripe age of 25, Jake became a licensed carpenter.
With their combined experience in carpentry and sales and estimating, it only seemed natural for Larry and Jake to establish a general contractor and construction business together. For the past 5 years, they have been designing some very impressive structures that have been constructed under Jake’s stringent quality control focus. Larry and Jake have become known in the industry for their motto of “Building Quality, not Quantity,” and incorporate this approach into all of their clients’ projects.