CND ENGINEERING LIMITED
SITTING AT HIS DESK in his former office, Andrew Zorko realized he didn’t see himself in his current position for the next decade.
So he decided to do something about it.
Alongside co-worker Damien Lothringen, the 32-year-old launched CND Engineering Limited in September 2016 where they could do things their own way.
“We saw an opportunity that we could make not just a better living, but we could do the engineering the way we think it should be done and run the company the way we want to without so many people telling us what to do, how to do it and when to do it,” Zorko said.
It doesn’t mean the decision was easy — starting your own business never is, the Hamiltonian said.
“Sometimes you have to take that risk,” he added.
So far, while their office is based out of CoMotion on King in Hamilton, the company has taken on projects in Cayuga, Brampton and Mississauga.
They’ve worked on everything from commercial buildings to home renovations, Zorko said.
Using social media tools like Instagram, Zorko said they’ve been able to reach a younger demographic — those in their 20s and 30s who might be buying houses for the first time.
“A lot of people instead of moving are renovating,” Zorko said.
Zorko and Lothringen have been working to build the structural engineering firm up, with future plans to grow the business and take on different types of engineering projects.