Andrew Wood, Founding Partner & Director at Ecnomus

Andrew is a founding partner and director at Ecnomus Construction Group. As a third-generation residential builder, he's had a great deal of construction experience in his 30 years. He and his partner, Craig Spivey, started the company in 2009, and they've been helping customers create their dream homes ever since. They primarily work on custom homes, renovations, additions, and infill construction in the GTA, Burlington, Oakville and Kitchener-Waterloo area.

When he started Ecnomus at the age of 22, he didn't have the "grey hair factor," forcing him to prove that he was better than the competition. "I've always been fighting upstream and it's shaped the way we do business a little bit more. I really want it and I work harder than anybody else, and that's why we're at where we're at," he says.

Andrew focuses on developing the business and managing projects from an overhead view. (He has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.) He works with a skilled team of 9 tradespeople who run the jobs onsite, including 2 Red Seal licensed carpenters, each of whom has an apprentice. "Culture is very important to us, we wouldn't be where we are as a team if it weren't for each member, everyone is critical to our collective success, there are no "cogs" in the wheel." One thing that Andrew learned early in school was to empower the people you work with, and the more ownership you give them over a task, the better the final result will be.

Listen to Andrew's segment from Fight Back with Libby Znaimer from November 21 here.

Call Andrew at 519-590-2444 or visit his website www.ecnomus.ca

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