Jago Services Inc.

Jago Services Inc.

Jago Services Inc., established in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is a key player in the mechanical and electrical contracting industry within the Kitikmeot region. With a skilled workforce that fluctuates between 14 and 24 tradespeople, the company covers a broad spectrum of specializations including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, and sheet metal works. Jago Services has significantly contributed to the local infrastructure and development, undertaking prominent projects like the construction and maintenance of Umingmak Lodge, several housing units across Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, and Taloyoak, and notable office buildings including the headquarters for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association in Kugluktuk. Additionally, the company has been involved in pivotal infrastructure upgrades such as the installation of new runway lights at the Cambridge Bay airport and the construction of two triplexes at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station.

Jago Services was started by Wilf Wilcox, after a 13-year tenure with the Government of the Northwest Territories where he apprenticed as a plumber. Following a training and education which culminated in a diploma in business administration, Wilcox capitalized on the emerging private sector economy in the North. Despite selling the business in 2000, Wilcox repurchased it in 2007, timing the acquisition to coincide with a surge in construction activity following the creation of Nunavut in 1999. The company's name, inspired by Jago Island—a symbol of homecoming and departure for Wilcox—reflects the firm's deep connection to the region and its communities.

Jago Services strategically focuses on subcontracting within its niche of mechanical and electrical projects to avoid direct competition with its client base, a decision that has allowed the company to maintain strong relationships and a steady stream of projects. Their extensive portfolio showcases their capability and adaptability to both construction and maintenance projects, crucial for the viability of a company in the small communities of Nunavut.

Looking ahead, Wilcox anticipates a stable flow of construction work, contingent on a dedicated effort to address housing shortages in the region. Despite the logistical challenges of operating in the vast expanse of Nunavut, Jago Services remains committed to serving the Kitikmeot Region, leveraging its deep understanding of the area to meet community needs effectively. This commitment to local development, combined with a rich history and specialized expertise, positions Jago Services as a distinguished entity in Nunavut’s mechanical and electrical contracting landscape.

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