Success Stories

Amber Cachelin- Greensleeves Electric Ltd. - Kamloops, BC

Amber Cachelin is the owner/operator of Greensleeves Electric Ltd; her company offers residential and commercial electrical services in Kamloops, with a focus on solar energy systems and other renewables.

Amber obtained her Red Seal Journeyman Qualification as an Electrician in March of 2016, and has her FSR Class B, and St. John’s Ambulance First Aid certification.

After spending 6 years working in various aspects of electrical installations in BC and Alberta, and with a keen interest in renewable energy, she decided to pursue self-employment so accessed CFTC’s Self-Employment services through WorkBC referral.  Amber participated in workshops which supported the creation of her business plan, as well as topics around marketing, bookkeeping, Human Resource management, and business administration.  In the fall of 2017 Greensleeves Electric opened for business.

One of Amber’s first year goals was to expand operations into an office/warehouse space, and to become a certified installer of solar panels. In the spring of this year, she achieved both. After participating in Solar Installer Canada’s training for solar energy systems she attended Kamloops’ Green Living Expo and the Kamloops Home show as an Exhibitor. Shortly thereafter she worked on Kamloops’ first net zero four-plex, applying her newly acquired expertise. Amber has seen a moderate but steady increase in revenues this year, and with her continued marketing efforts and partnerships with like-minded “green energy” contractors, is confident this trend will continue.

Contact

Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5
  1-604-289-4222
 

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