Richard Wilkinson

Foreman at Top Deck Building

Changing jobs, changing direction

From chasing a career to following a passion 

A few years ago Richard Wilkinson decided to trade his old job as an architect and retrain in his passion – building. Richard was a great architect but he had a burning passion to get behind the tools and create something in a different way.

Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate IV in Building and Construction 

Richard moved back to Tassie, he and his partner attracted by the great lifestyle, and started a Certificate in Carpentry through TasTAFE. He hasn’t looked back.

Richard is now the Foreman at Top Deck Building and loves getting his hands dirty and creating some lovely homes for clients.

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