Brad Durie grew up in a construction environment – his great grandfather, grandfather, father and three uncles were all involved in the very successful family business. His late grandfather, Amelio (Mel) Durie, and great grandfather came to Canada from Italy and started Durie Tile & Marble which had over 100 employees. The late Amelio Durie supplied and installed most of the tile, granite and marble to a majority of the interiors and exteriors of the buildings in the greater Ottawa area between 1943 and the late 1980’s. Enjoying the environment, Brad decided to become the 4th generation of Durie to join the family business. It wasn’t long before Brad was doing installations at a very young age. Upon successful completion of the necessary schooling and hands on apprenticeship, he became a certified Marble and Tile Mechanic, as well as a certified Heritage Stone Restoration Mason. After working in the union for ten years, Brad decided to venture on his own in 2000 and hasn’t looked back.