Aaron Brain

Alpine Observer - - People Around Town -

What is your job?

I’m a li­censed builder. I build new homes, ex­ten­sions and lots of other things as well.

How did you get into that work?

I al­ways loved build­ing and cre­at­ing things with tim­ber. I was lucky enough to get an ap­pren­tice­ship with Cas­bak builders when I was 16.

Af­ter 7 years I de­cided to work for my­self and be­came a li­censed builder. We now have a fan­tas­tic work crew who all share the same pas­sion as me for con­struc­tion. We love ful­fill­ing peo­ple’s dreams of build­ing a new home and work­ing on the lo­cal town­ship up­grades. At the mo­ment we are also build­ing and fit­ting out the ex­cit­ing new Cloud9 Es­cape Rooms in Bright. It’s a very re­ward­ing and sat­is­fy­ing trade.

What do you think makes a good builder?

Well we pride our­selves on good qual­ity and hon­est ser­vice, some­thing that’s es­sen­tial in a com­mu­nity where most peo­ple know some­one that knows you.

How long have you lived in Bright?

I’ve lived here my whole life. I was born in the old Bright Hos­pi­tal. I mar­ried a lo­cal girl Joanne and we had 3 chil­dren to­gether so we stayed in the area. We’ve moved up and down the val­ley from Har­ri­etville, Free­burgh, Pore­punkah and now we’ve set­tled on a few acres in Eurobin.

What do you like about the re­gion?

I love where we live be­cause of the va­ri­ety of things and life­styles it has to of­fer. Ev­ery sea­son is dif­fer­ent and all of them have some­thing to look for­ward to. I es­pe­cially like our moun­tains and the rivers, clear waters and beau­ti­ful scenery that I’d say are pretty hard to find bet­ter any­where else. We love tak­ing the kids swim­ming to one of our lo­cal swim­ming holes or go­ing camp­ing up the Buck­land val­ley. It’s some­thing we re­ally en­joy do­ing as a fam­ily.

What else do you do in your spare time?

When I’m not spend­ing my spare time do­ing jobs on our farm, I en­joy time with my wife, kids and grand­daugh­ter. I also love camp­ing, hunt­ing and the out­doors. And like most Aussies….a few beers and a BBQ!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.