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Crossroads Electric is a new business serving Stoughton

Former Stoughton resident returned home to start a new business.
Jeff Young believes it was a good move to start his own business called Crossroads Electric.

STOUGHTON - Jeff Young and his wife Nancy moved back to the Stoughton area as this is where Young was born and raised on a farm south of town. 

Last fall they purchased an acreage and this past spring Young decided to spread his wings and start his own business called Crossroads Electric. 

Young attended the Stoughton Central School throughout his school years and graduated from there. 

Once married, Young moved to Estevan to work at the mines, but he knew this was not what he wanted to do until his retirement. 

Young always enjoyed electrical work and would help on family projects, so he decided it was time to make it official. 

He applied at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Moose Jaw campus and began his apprenticeship under Bob’s Electric from Estevan. 

To become a licensed electrician, it is a four-year course. Each year requires two months of classroom work and 1,800 hours on the job. 

There are four levels, with each year becoming more difficult and at the end of level four an interprovincial exam is written and passed to receive the red seal. 

This red seal allows electricians to work across Canada, excluding Quebec. The red seal is from the Canadian Electrical Code Book. 

According to Young, the rules across Canada are the same for electrical work, except in Quebec.   

After Young received his red seal, he continued to work for Bob’s Electric in Estevan and remained there until this past March. 

It was then that Crossroads Electric was born. Young does industrial, commercial and residential work. He tackles all jobs whether they be large or small and also travels. He has done work as far as North Portal. 

Young is happy to be back near his hometown and feels this was the right decision for him and his family. 

At this time of year, he also helps his father Ed Young with harvest. The elder Young is also a council member for the RM of Tecumseh. Jeff Young does not mind jumping into the combine when he has time. 

It is difficult in the fall, as dew sets in as soon as the sun sets, not leaving Jeff Young a lot of extra time to help out. 

With winter around the corner, Young plans to do some renovations around the acreage, but only if he has the time.