in Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA
CJ Evans Home Designs
Founded: April 2008
Owner: Christopher J.H. Evans, A.Sc.T.
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Although CJ Evans Home Designs is primarily a one-person operation, there are other people involved to ensure success in our projects. Chris' wife and daughters have helped with some of the administration and record keeping tasks. A structural engineer is relied upon to design and seal foundation designs. There are also numerous suppliers, contractors, and tradespeople that are relied upon for current information and keeping in touch with what actually happens in the residential construction fields.
Chris grew up in many parts of our wonderful province of Saskatchewan. With parents who were transferred around the province, the family lived in Yorkton, Kamsack, Kindersley, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, and Pilot Butte. There were many schools along the way, with high school attended at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw and Greenall School in Balgonie. As a young adult, Chris joined the Canadian Forces Reserves upon graduating high school and worked with Radio Shack Canada in Yorkton & Moose Jaw before getting his post-secondary education. He maintains many connections with friends and family in these various communities!
Volunteerism has been important to Chris & his family. Personally, he has been involved with instructing drummers for marching band, coaching volleyball at the high school and club levels, has occasionally taught at the elementary school level, and has volunteered with the School Community Council (SCC) at his daughters' elementary school for nearly a decade.
More recently, Chris has embarked on an adventure teaching with the Architectural Technology program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for a couple of semesters. It was a fairly limited capacity, but he enjoyed being involved with the program that he graduated from a number of years ago (Architectural Technology Program).
Personally, Chris is married and has two daughters. They are avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fans and can often be found leading a large contingent of Rider fans out to the annual Labour Day Game in Regina! When not designing homes or watching CFL football, Chris and his wife enjoy amazing food, good drinks, fantastic company, entertaining concerts, and travel to the Caribbean! With what little time is left over, Chris enjoys renovating his home & attending his daughters' many musical performances and activities!
Chris is a graduate of the Architectural & Building Technology program at SIAST's Palliser Campus (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic) in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. After graduating in 1999, he had various self-employment ventures within the drafting & residential design fields. He even spent some time in construction, working for a general contractor that he designed a few homes for. Chris joined Envision Drafting & Design Ltd. in 2003 where he was properly mentored in home design & construction drawings. In 2008, Chris ventured out on his own again, creating CJ Evans Home Designs.