Welcome all, to our new “Meet the Aitken Team” weekly feature, where we highlight – on a more personal level – people who help you, all along the way, to realize and build your dream home on Long Beach Island.
Today, we are featuring Heather Aitken. Enjoy!
How long have you been in the construction industry?
My father started this company when I was just learning to walk so for as long as I can remember my world smelled of sawdust. As a teenager, I started out cleaning jobsites and final cleaning when the projects were complete. Falling in love with our finish work and the beautiful kitchens and baths, I later moved on to assisting with customer selections and design.
What do you like most about working at Richard Aitken Builders LLC?
I love working with our customers on renovations and additions. It is rewarding to be involved with the transformation of the existing space. I share the excitement when their ideas pan out just as they had imagined. Our projects are high end with each home being unique and every project customized for the client. With the sky being the limit my job is sure to never become boring.
How long have you been with Richard Aitken Builders LLC?
Four years as a fulltime employee.
What do you like most about working in the Long Beach Island region?
Long Beach Island is a great place for families with a strong community that I am proud to be a part of. Many homes are passed down through the generations, and those that grew up vacationing here are now bringing their own kids back to enjoy our clean and family oriented beaches. My grandmother grew up in Barnegat Light, and I feel fortunate to be able to raise my own daughter in such a peaceful place.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Creating, canoeing, baking, swimming, dancing and exploring with my seven-year-old daughter, Amelia.
Thanks, everyone! Stay tuned for our next “Meet the Aitken Team” highlight!