OKV WoodWerx Contracting originally started as Shawn’s WoodWerx in 2018, building rustic furniture and doing small home renovations. We made the switch to OKV WoodWerx Contracting in 2020, when we made the decision to grow into a full service contracting business. The founder and owner Shawn Leslie has over 15 years experience in the construction industry, working for several general contractors in the residential and commercial industries before starting his own business. Our passion and excitement for new projects, attention to detail in all finishes, and knowledge of budgeting is how OKV Woodwerx Contracting keeps their customers satisfied.
At OKV WoodWerx Contracting our goal is to provide a seamless building service from design to completion, with our customers’ needs as our number one priority. We take great pride in our work, using the best trades in the Okanagan Valley. This allows us to provide you with the finished product of your dreams! We are always honoured when clients choose us to help make their fantasy become a reality.
As the founder and owner of OKV WoodWerx Contracting, I have 15+ years of experience in the General Contracting industry. I started out as a Carpentry Apprentice and got my Red Seal as a Carpenter in May 2013. From there, I worked as a Project Manager for 3 years in the custom home building industry. Following that, I spent 7 years doing commercial builds, renovations & tenant improvements as a Superintendent. During that time, I took my schooling required to gain my Gold Seal certification as a Superintendent. I strive to build the best relationships with my clients through total transparency and open communication, explaining the whole process as the project moves forward. I will always be honest with my clients from start to finish, and have the experience necessary to get the job done right the first time.