Jason grew up as a very curious child. He has always been fascinated by how things worked, and especially how they were put together. His mother helped nurture this curiosity by bringing home old electronics like television sets and VCRs for Jason to disassemble and experiment with. Jason spent a lot of time at his grandfather’s cabin making birdhouses alongside his grandfather who made model airplanes.
Jason continued tinkering until the age of 10 when he began building his first garage out at his grandfather’s cabin. After the garage was complete, Jason learned all about building sheds, decks and retaining walls. Still in grade school, Jason started cutting lawns for spending money in the summertime. Jason was also hired to help assemble and tear-down the bleacher seats for the annual downtown Calgary Stampede Parade.
As he started junior high school, Jason was anxious to flex his creative muscle and get his hands dirty. He decided to enroll and immerse himself in wood-shop and art classes. Despite a school policy stating that an elective could only be taken twice, Jason arranged to take wood-shop a third time as an independent study, thereby earning the trust of his shop teacher. This opened up many after-school opportunities to work on projects in Calgary and Okotoks.
As he entered high school, Jason had been offered an opportunity to work at a golf course near his family’s Calgary home. His hard work and blossoming mechanical skill quickly earned him the respect of the staff, and at the age of 15, he was promoted to third in command of the maintenance department. He worked with all the heavy equipment and later trimmed the greens – a job that required precise attention to detail.
Jason seemed to always be meeting new mentors. While still in high school and taking courses in drafting, rendering and advanced woodworking, Jason and a friend purchased a small landscaping company and 7-truck fleet to take on larger, higher-paying jobs. When business was slow, he also worked alongside a plumber, where he learned how to replace and install hot water heaters, adding yet another skill to his name.
While taking a drafting course, Jason become very passionate about design. Scratching the surface of this world, he would produce detailed pencil blueprints in his spare time, seeing endless possibilities for buildings that did not yet exist. Jason’s passion for design was fully realized when he discovered AutoCAD software.
When he graduated from high school, Jason began working on designing decks, retaining walls and other small projects to establish himself in the community as a reliable contractor. Fueled by his previous success and passion for business ownership, Jason founded JH Innovations, Inc. in June of 2003.
Today, Jason still maintains his meticulous attention to detail, and continues to use a line-by-line drafting technique. By doing so, he is able to produce the highest quality designs to lead his team and ensure a superior level of quality in his final products. JH Innovations also maintains access to more than 250 trusted sub-contractors to ensure their jobs are completed with care and within the designated budget.