Langley, Mainland/Southwest

Elite Solarium & Patio Inc

Langley, Mainland/Southwest

We build solariums, decks and patios, patio covers, fencing, railing and gates, and offer other custom home improvements.

5 Employees

In Business Since 2015

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Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

Please tell us your personal story and about your business. How you started, and how you have overcome challenges.

I arrived in Canada as a political refugee from the Kurdistan region in Iraq, where my Kurdish heritage made me a target under the Saddam Hussain government. I had a very difficult time when I first arrived in Canada. It was a world I was not accustomed to and it was a difficult transition. When my son was born, everything changed for me. I got a job building decks and patios. I had never done this exact job before, but my teacher had taught me carpentry back in Iraq, so I did have some relatable skills to work with. Soon, I was able to build everything I was presented with by myself. Then, I began my own sunroom, deck and patio company, "Elite Solarium & Patio Inc." I worked very hard for my customers, making sure the work was done perfectly, for a very reasonable price. Soon, the five-star Google reviews began to add up and referrals came in as fast as I could build. I hired a team, making sure to find work for fellow Kurds in Vancouver to help them stay on a legitimate path to success as well. Now, my company has had growing success, year after year. My daughter was born six years ago, inspiring me every day to keep building the best business with the most integrity I can. Every project is met with a drive to leave my customers happy with the quality of the work I offer. To see their smiles when they walk into their completed sunrooms is a joy for me. I have done this myself, with no help from any extended family. It has been a difficult struggle, but now I am able to begin to reap the rewards. I have a new home for my son and daughter here in Langley, great neighbors, and a wonderful life.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur award?

I feel I embody the goal of anyone coming from a developing country to find success in Canada. I am self-made, own my own home, have a wonderful family that I have raised myself, and I am a good neighbor and a good friend to the community around me. That is what I consider success in life.

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