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Iviva Homes is hiring

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Skilled Trades/Handyman

Must have reliable transportation and own tools.

Skills to include the following.:

Ability to lay or repair tiles/laminate

Ability to hang/tape and plaster drywall.

Ability to install sinks/toilets/faucets

Ability to install kitchen appliances

Ability to adjust or hang kitchen cabinets.

Must be able to work independently.

Hrly rate $25.

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Georgian International Land Corp. is hiring

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Service Coordinator

 Georgian International Land Corp. is seeking a full time Service Coordinator to work on our low-rise residential developments in Simcoe County.

Georgian International Land Corp. (GILC), a private equity real estate investment company active in commercial and residential land development since 1985 and an active manager of real estate holdings for the core businesses of Georgian International. Current projects are focused predominantly in Simcoe County as a result of the area’s compelling regional growth characteristics. Georgian International Land Corporation is located in Barrie, Ontario.


 Your daily duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing exceptional post construction customer service, maintaining and improving customer satisfaction
  • Ensure all homeowners have a fair and professional assessment of their listed deficiencies;
  • Ensure all required repairs are done per Tarion and Company guidelines, in a good workmanlike manner, and to internal policy timeline standards;
  • Ensure a satisfactory resolution is met for all warranted deficiencies;
  • Meet with homeowners to assess listed post-PDI deficiencies/conciliation items;
  • Determine warrantable deficiencies;
  • Investigation of deficiencies;
  • Delegation, organization and coordination of required trades for repairs;
  • Ensure trades are scheduled appropriately and expedite work in order to adhere to Warranty Service timelines and guidelines.
  • Work closely with Site Superintendent and Trade Partners and regularly communicate with the Construction team to report repetitive deficiencies and homeowner concerns
  • Repairs/touch-ups of warrantable items where trade cannot be assigned to repair;
  • Ensure adequate planning for necessary materials for, and coordination of, any job including advance purchase of materials as required;
  • Regular follow-up with trades toward resolution of work orders / homeowner warranted items;
  • Reviewing work orders on a daily basis and follow-up with homeowners to ensure work is complete.
  • Prepare and maintain logs for purchase orders & back charge notices.
  • Communication with Tarion representatives, when required;
  • Full knowledge of current Tarion’s Construction Performance Guidelines;
  • Attend home site’s Conciliations and Inspections;
  • Attend all warranty service meetings.
  • Answer all telephone calls and respond to homeowner telephone inquiries includes taking detailed messages and distributing to appropriate personnel.
  • Respond and/or sort & distribute all incoming emails, faxes, couriers and mail to the appropriate individual on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate and schedule homeowner visits (30 day, Year end, etc.) and contact homeowners to remind them of their scheduled appointments.  Follow up to ensure homeowner satisfaction with completed work.
  • Update homeowners on outstanding work and explain maintenance and warranty coverage.
  • Respond to homeowner inquiries in a timely manner, assist with emergencies, and handle homeowner walk-ins.
  • Research homeowner inquiries or concerns.
  • Prepare, print and monitor reports for review by the Customer Care Coordinator.
  • Maintain all warranty service requests (coordinate all documentation of lists including sign-offs and updating in computer system).
  • Coordinate service orders with trades and ensure sign offs are received from trade partners and homeowners. follow up on work orders to trades.
  • Maintain office supplies and organize and maintain office files.
  • Prepare turnover packages for homeowners upon occupancy.
  • Flexible to travel to different sites if required.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Education and Experience

  • College diploma or a combination of post-secondary education and experience.
  • Five years of experience in a customer service or construction role.
  • Experience in new home construction is an asset
  • Previous management experience with demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff and trade partners

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to recognize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal / customer service skills in dealing effectively with the public / homeowners including the ability to deal professionally with irate/upset customers.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage variable workloads.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Solid problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • General knowledge and familiarity with terms of trade contracts.
  • Customer serviced focused with the ability to resolve problems effectively.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work well both in a team and independently

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Lead Hand – Carpenter Position Available

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Bradanick Construction Services Inc., Orillia, ON is seeking a Lead Hand with Trade or carpentry experience- Industrial Commercial Institutional Construction

• Ability to supervise a crew and subtrades
• Experience in constructing, erecting, installing, maintaining and repairing structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials, interior renovations including fitting and installing windows, doors, stairs, mouldings and hardware,
• Must be willing to work out of town and travel to jobsites
• Read and interpret construction schedule, specifications, blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine and calculate requirements
• Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using measuring tools
• Work indoors and outdoors, noisy, dusty environment, at heights
• Skilled in written and oral communication,
• Ability to work with others,
• Requires problem solving and decision making,
• Job task planning and organizing,
• Significant use of memory,
• Requires safety equipment such as steel-toed safety boots, hard hat, safety glasses etc.
• Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects,
• Valid driver’s license and own vehicle
• able to pass basic security clearance,
Include in Resume or Cover letter:
List of Health and Safety training including date training was taken or expiry date
Salary expectations
The following skills/knowledge would be an asset:
Familiar with operation of laptop, printer, scanner, Smart Phone, digital camera,
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel and Outlook,

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Education at the BCA

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These professional development classes are designed to help you succeed in business by saving you time and money!  Acquire new skills or upgrade your existing ones to run not only your projects, but also your daily office tasks more smoothly and efficiently.  Registration is available for all classes.  Click on the Course Description for an outline on each class as well as pricing.  Click on the Course Name to register.

October 4thMicrosoft Excel (Basic) for Construction  Course Description

October 12thMicrosoft Excel (Advanced) for Construction  Course Description

October 17thOne Note for Construction  Course Description

October 25thSocial Networking for Construction  Course Description

November 16thRisk Management for Construction  Course Description

November 28th & 29thMicrosoft Project for Construction Course Description

December 5th & 6thIn from the Site: Office Computer Skills  Course Description

December 19th & 20thMicrosoft Project (Advanced) for Construction  Course Description

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