Owner

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.

Celebrating 20 Years of Building on Vancouver Island
  • Time with Company

    1999 – Present

  • Qualifications & Certifications

    • Passive House Consultant, ; Passive House Institute (2019)
    • 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

Our Team

Ryan

Site Manager

Time With Company

2007 – Present

Education

  • Red Seal Carpenter
  • 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)

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)

Morrison

Project Manager/Safety Officer

Time With Company

August 2016 – Present

Education

  • 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)

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)

Alex

Construction Manager

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)

Jamie

Project Consultant

Time With Company

November 2015 – Present

Education

Gerry

Site 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)

Kory

Site Manager

Time With Company

Oct 2018 – Present

Education

Vanessa

Design Lead

Time With Company

Nov 2018 – Present

Education

  • Building Development Technologist (2007); SAIT
  • Certified Passive House Consultant (2018); Passive House Canada

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)

Serena

Drafting/Interior Design

Time With Company

Oct 2019 – Present

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design (2017)

Janet

Bookkeeper

Time With Company

2004 – Present

Education

  • 40+ years of bookkeeping experience

Dave

Red Seal Carpenter

Time With Company

January 2014 – Present

Josh

Carpenter’s Helper

Time With Company

April 2017 – Present

Isaac

Red Seal Carpenter

Time With Company

July 2018 – Present

Mark

Carpenter’s Helper

Time With Company

January 2019 – Present

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)