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Hi, I’m Johnny O’Brien.  I started working with wood when I was about sixteen, and did a three year cabinet making apprenticeship, and then a four year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship, which affords me the eye for detail of the cabinet maker with the construction knowledge of a qualified carpenter. Theses apprenticeships proved invaluable, start to finish involvement in all manner of construction and woodworking projects, from working on thousand year old castles in Ireland, high end millwork in hotels in Sydney, to my new home in San Diego doing all manner of construction projects.

I’ve been working in San Diego since 2006, Blue Gate Construction officially began operations as a fully bonded and insured General Contracting company in late 2012 (“Bluegate” is the name of the house I grew up in, as did my father and his father).  This enables me to offer full construction services from plumbing to drywall to electrical and paint.  My established network of like-minded construction colleagues (mostly Irish!) help me to provide a well-rounded service.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, if I can’t help, I can certainly advise.

Johnny O’Brien