He is just a local boy, born and raised here. Growing up, his life and lifestyle was characterized by rough living, and he was going nowhere fast. Well, his life was miraculously altered a few years ago by an encounter with Holy Spirit, to the point that he literally became a “new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17) in Christ.
One of the results of this transformed life is that he and his wife founded a company in 2015 with the goal of combining two of their biggest passions – designing and building beautiful projects, and making a difference in their community.
“Our true values in life are that this life is not our own, but belongs to our creator,” he explains. “That’s why our business model has always been centered around our motto: ‘Love God, love your neighbour and work hard towards the goal of building better communities.’”
While he has been a licensed carpenter for almost 20 years, he has long dreamed about owning his own company. He and his wife have four main objectives:
Provide a “safe, healthy environment” where new immigrants to Canada could be trained in the trades while earning fair wages to support their families.
Being “good stewards to the Earth” by building to the most energy-efficient standards.
“Solving the affordable housing crisis.” To do that, they immediately sought other like- minded organizations that also believe in the valuable task of creating affordable housing communities in order to help and support people seeking health, wellness, and belonging.
“Build people up by focusing on creating wellness, health, and sharing our faith.”
They now offer a variety of construction management services in both the residential and commercial sectors. In both sectors, they like to focus on “building healthy, hopeful places.” On the residential side, that includes affordable housing projects, passive homes, net-zero homes, and generational homes that range in price from $20,000 to over $2 million.
He credits the quality control to his team of supervisors – “All guys who align well with the overall vision for the company,” he says. “We don’t just hire anyone. We wait for right fit. They have to have the same passion and the same goals.”
The same goes for the company’s roster of suppliers and subcontractors, almost all of whom are locally-based and longstanding.