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We are located in Nelson, BC.


With more than 20 years of experience in the business, we offer creative problem solving and an uncompromising commitment to professionalism and integrity that has made us one of the area's most respected and trusted contractors.


We take the time to consult with you about every facet of your project, so that we get things done right the first time around.  Our proven team of expert tradespeople have the tools, resources and personnel required to tackle any job.  Aside from residential services including renovations, construction and consultation, we also accept tenders for commercial and industrial jobs.


Our projects are completed within a specified time frame due to our production schedules and efficient co-ordination of reliable sub trades.

We are proud to say that many of our projects are from referrals and repeat business from past clients.

Customer service is the foundation of our success.  From the initial planning stages to the finishing touches, we are always available to meet your needs, answer questions and ensure that you are completely satisfied with all aspects of the project.

Your home is something that you are proud of and we understand that.  That is why we provide our customers with quality workmanship using quality materials. We utilize the latest building technology and products to exceed customer expectations.

Each project is built to customer specifications and is designed to complement existing structures, neighborhoods and surroundings.  Visit our Commercial and Residential pages and see our expertise and versatility.

Rick Short has come from a long line of carpenters, started working for his father’s construction company while still in public school.

He moved to Nelson from Toronto over 25 years ago, loved it and decided to stay. He believes that reputation is the key to success and has proven that philosophy in his work and his devotion to his customers.

Rick and his family (wife and two daughters) are active in the community. Rick also sponsors two youth and four adult soccer teams in which they all participate in.

Rick decided on the name Red Dog in remembrance of his friend Red.


President & Project Manager





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