Our Owners

Ken Connolly

Ken Connolly

Owner/General Manager

Ken started in construction when he was a teenager and his love of making beautiful things kept him in it. He is a respected innovator in the residential construction sector in the central Vancouver Island area. Ken has been a student of building science for many years, and brings a practical, balanced approach to building. He is committed to meeting the challenges that environmental issues pose, while building quality, liveable homes.

  • Time with Company

    1999 – Present

  • Qualifications & Certifications

    • Master Residential Builder; CHBA (2017)
    • High R Value in Walls; City Green (2017)
    • Energy Star for New Homes; City Green (2017)
    • Passive House Design; Regional District of Nanaimo (2016)
    • Building Smart with Air & Vapor Barriers; Home Protection Office (2016)
    • Leadership in Safety – CHBA-VI (2016)
    • Building Industry; City of Nanaimo (2015, 2016)
    • Energy Star Qualifications; CHBA (2015)
    • Demystifying Haz Mat; BC Building Envelope Council (2015)
    • R2000 Builder; Built Green (2011)
    • Trained in Passive House Design
    • Power Smart Contractor
    • Zero Net Energy Homes Builder; Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
    • Residential Housing Professional Designation; CHBA
Jason Schmidt

Jason Schmidt

Owner/Construction Manager

Jason Schmidt has been building all of his life; starting by following his father around on job sites as a boy in rural Saskatchewan. Jason partnered in the company in 2008. He has worked on a variety of projects, including civil work, institutional renovations, and high end residential new homes and renovations. Jason’s years of hands-on experience are essential in delivering the desired results to clients.

  • Time with Company

    2007 – present

  • Qualifications & Certifications

    • President – CHBA-VI (2016-2017)
    • Leadership in Safety; CHBA-VI (2016)
    • Building Industry; City of Nanaimo (2015, 2016)
    • How Not to Strangle Your Furnace; TECA (2016)
    • Net Zero Energy Construction; Owens Corning (2016)
    • COR Certified Auditor; BC Construction Safety Alliance (2015)
    • Energy Star for New Homes; CHBA (2015)
    • R2000 Builder; Built Green (2011)
    • BC Building Envelope Council

Our Team

Ryan

Site Manager

Time With Company

2007 – Present

Education

  • Passive House Tradesperson; CanPHI West (2016)
  • Project Management & Site Supervision; CHBA (2016)
  • Initial Asbestos Inspector; BC Hazmat (2016)
  • How Not To Strangle Your Furnace; TECA (2016)
  • Fall Protection Training; Worksafe BC (2016)
  • Level 1 First Aid; Peterson Safety Group (2015)
  • Level 3 Carpentry (2015)
  • How to be a Better Foreman; CCA (2014)
  • Building Science of Renovations; Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2013)
  • Moderate Risk Abatement; Pacific Environmental Consulting & Occupational Hygiene Services (2011)
  • Built Green Builder Training; Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2010)
  • Air tightness in Residential Construction; Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2009)

Burke

Site Manager

Time With Company

2009 – Present

Education

  • Bachelor’s of Fine Arts; University of Regina (1998-2001)
  • Red Seal Carpentry Training; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology  (2004-2008)
  • Renewable Energy, the Path to Energy Independence; MacEwan University, Environmental Studies Institute (2008)
  • Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter; Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (2009)
  • BuiltGreen Builder Training; Canadian Home Builders’ Assocation (2009)
  • Project Management and Site Supervision; Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2010)
  • BC Building Code and Emerging Green Technologies; Homeowner’s Protection Office – Building Smart Seminar (2010)
  • Building in a Wet Climate; Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (2011)
  • Moderate Risk Asbestos Abatement; Environmental Consulting and Occupational Hygiene Services (2011)
  • Design and Details for New Seismic and Envelope Requirements; Homeowner’s Protection Office – Building Smart Seminar (2011)
  • Continuous Insulation and Cladding Support; BC Building Envelope Council (2011)
  • Passive House Design; Canadian Passive House Institute (2011)
  • Transitioning to the New BC Building Code; Homeowner’s Protection Office – Building Smart Seminar (2013)
  • Fall Protection Training; Worksafe BC (2014)
  • Building Energy Master’s Series:  Zero Energy Homes; Northeast Sustainable Energy Association & GreenBuilding Advisor (2014)
  • Level 1 First Aid; Peterson Safety Group (2015)
  • How Not To Strangle Your Furnace; TECA (2016)
  • Fall Protection; Petersen Safety Group (2016)
  • High R Value in Walls; City Green (2017)

Wayne

Site Manager

Time With Company

2013 – Present

Education

  • Fall Arrest; Peterson Safety Group (2017)
  • Project Management and Site Supervision; CHBA (2016)
  • How Not To Strangle Your Furnace, TECA (2016)
  • Passive House Seminar; CanPHI-West (2015)
  • Level 1 First Aid; Peterson Safety Group (2015)
  • Build Smart New Energy Prov to BC Code (2014)
  • City & Guild Advanced Carpentry & Joinery; Britain (1990)

Steve

Journeyman Carpenter

Time With Company

2007 – Present

Education

  • Initial Asbestos Inspector; BC Hazmat (2016)
  • How Not To Strangle Your Furnace; TECA (2016)
  • Fall Protection Training; Worksafe BC (2016)
  • Passive House Design; Regional District of Nanaimo (2016)
  • Level 1 First Aid; Peterson Safety Group (2015)
  • Level 3 Carpentry (2015)
  • Project Management and Site Supervision; CHBA (2014)
  • How to be a Better Foreman; CCA (2014)
  • Building Science of Renovations; CHBA (2013)
  • Moderate Risk Abatement; Pacific Environmental Consulting & Occupational Hygiene Services (2011)
  • Built Green Builder Training; CHBA (2010)
  • Air tightness in Residential Construction; CHBA (2009)

Larry

Architectural Tech/Project Consultant

Time With Company

2014 – Present

Education

  • Diploma of Architectural Technology
  • Passive House Design; CHBA (2016)
  • New Provisions in the BC Building Code; Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2014)

Roné

Interior Design and Selections

Time With Company

2014 – Present

Education

  • Project Management; ICBA (2015)
  • Passive House Seminar; CanPHI-West (2015)
  • Fall Arrest; Peterson Safety Group (2015)
  • Drafting & Design; Kwantlen Polytechnic University (1990)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts; Malaspina University-College (1984)

Alex

Specification Writer

Time With Company

July 2016 – Present

Education

  • EnergyStar for New Homes (2017)
  • Level 1 occupational first aid (2017)
  • Passive House Design (2016)
  • Fall protection (2016)
  • Building Smart with Radon Mitigation (2016)
  • WHMIS (2015)
  • RED Seal in Carpentry (2014)
  • GOLD seal in Construction Supervision (2010)

Steve

Project Manager

Time With Company

October 2016 – Present

Education

  • Fall Arrest; Peterson Safety Group (2017)
  • Building Science for New Homes; CHBA (2017)
  • High R Value in Walls; City Green (2017)

Morrison

Project Manager

Time With Company

August 2016 – Present

Education

  • Safety Officer
  • Fall Prevention; Peterson Safety Group (2017)
  • Building Science for New Homes; CHBA (2017)
  • BC Building Code – Single Family Dwellings; CHBA (2017)
  • High R Value in Walls; City Green (2017)
  • Building Smart with Air & Vapour Barriers; BC Housing (2017)
  • Passive House Design; Regional District of Nanaimo (2016)
  • Construction & Development Certificate; Langara College (2016)
  • Advanced Project Management Certificate; Langara College (2015)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project management institute (2015)
  • Lvl 1 first Aid (2015)
  • Associate of Arts Degree; Thompson Rivers University (2005)

Sarah

Design Manager

Time With Company

June 2016 – Present

Education

  • Building Science for New Homes; CHBA (2017)
  • Energy Star for New Homes; City Green (2017)
  • Passive House Design; Regional District of Nanaimo (2016)
  • Fall Arrest; Peterson Safety Group (2016)
  • Building Smart with Radon Mitigation; BC Housing (2016)
  • Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction; Passive House Canada (2016)
  • Business and design; North Island College (2015)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Landscape and Urbanism; University of Manitoba (2011)
  • Business Administration; SAIT Polytechnic (2007)
  • Graphic design and fine arts; Alberta College of Art & Design (2004)

Carol

Executive Assistant

Time With Company

June 2013 – Present

Education

  • Intro to Passive House; CanPHI-West (2015)
  • EnergyStar for New Homes; CHBA-BC (2015)
  • Home Protection Info; HPO (2016)
  • Building Science for New Homes; CHBA (2017)
  • Cybersecurity; Chamber of Commerce (2017)

Janet

Bookkeeper

Time With Company

2004 – Present

Education

Heather

Marketing Director

Time With Company

October 2015 – Present

Education

  • AutoCAD Certificate; Okanagan College (2012)
  • Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems; Vancouver Island University (2009)
  • Bachelor in Tourism and Recreation Management; Malaspina University-College (2007)