Tell us about yourself & your company?
Steve: As President I oversee all company operations for the building of residential homes – primarily production and pre-production planning and specifications.
How did you get into the residential construction industry?
Steve: Started building in the 70’s as summer employment- and left the corporate world 20 years ago to return to residential construction.
What keeps you in the industry?
Steve: I’m a bit of a building science enthusiast/’nerd’ and there’s so much that’s always changing in the way we can build homes with higher energy efficiency.
While navigating covid-19, what new opportunities have you discovered?
Steve: With labour issues and projects taking longer, we saw an opportunity to bring panellized building to our own homes. Realizing more builders could benefit, we’re building a new company to bring panellization to residential home builders in BC.
It’s 11AM Saturday morning, what are you up to?
Steve: Watching hockey (recorded from the night before), or tennis or out bike riding
What are your hobbies?
Steve: I’ve always been active in sports – tennis and skiing are right up there with favourite things to do. And we have a boat, enjoy spending time fixing that up – always something to do.
Steve: There’s so many – but this one, winning my first Eastern Canadian soccer championship
What have you done in your community in the last year?
Steve: Speaking with community representatives to promote the implementation of BC Step Code
Favourite HAVAN moment and why?
Steve: Winning our first Ovation Award
Best work perk at your job?
Steve: Working in the industry I really enjoy
Last HAVAN member you spoke to?
Steve: Michael Freedman
What inspires you?
Steve: The possibility that I can make things better
What are you excited for / looking forward to right now?
Steve: Skiing and playing tennis again (recovering from knee replacement surgery)
Share an interesting fact about your life?
Steve: I used to be the Coach of the Jasper Ski team
Last piece of advice you have received?
Steve: Don’t leave the grass fed butter on the counter
Steve: Dark roast black
Song on repeat right now?
Steve: too many to choose from
Where were you born?
Steve: Kingston Ontario
Steve: 7 year old dog – Viszla/Lab cross – Storm
Favourite holiday / destination?
Steve: Gulf Islands on a boat
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Steve: Edgar Winters
Last movie watched?
Fun fact about you?
Steve: 1975 I decked out a Econoline van complete with shag carpet and oversized speakers
What do you collect?
Steve: Building materials
Netflix guilty pleasure?
Anything else you’d like to add?
Steve: I’m a grandfather of two little guys 2 and 4 and really enjoy spending time with them when I can