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

Pre-Construction Team

Project Consultant

Jamie

Sales
Business Development
Marketing

Time With Company

November 2015 – Present

Education

  • Performance by Design; CHBAVI (2019)
  • Lessons from BC Energy Step Code; Community Energy Association (2019)
  • How To Achieve Passive Energy Savings; Passive House Alberta (2019)
  • BC Airtightness Training; Small Planet Supply (2018)

Interior Designer

Serena

Interior Design
Drafting
3D Renderings
Selections

Time With Company

Oct 2019 – Present

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design (2017)

Construction Manager

Alex

Value Engineering
Training
Quality Control

Time With Company

July 2016 – Present

Education

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

Project Managers

Morrison

Project Manager/Safety Officer

Time With Company

August 2016 – Present

Education

  • 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)
  • Associate of Arts Degree; Thompson Rivers University (2005)

Steve

Project Manager

Time With Company

October 2016 – Present

Education

  • Effective Management Skills; ICBA (2019)
  • Principals of Moving Air; TECA (2018)
  • Fall Arrest; Peterson Safety Group (2017)
  • Building Science for New Homes; CHBA (2017)
  • High R Value in Walls; City Green (2017)

Site Managers

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)
  • Fall Protection Training; Worksafe BC (2016)
  • Level 3 Carpentry (2015)
  • Building Science of Renovations; Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2013)
  • 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)
  • Passive House Seminar; CanPHI-West (2015)
  • Build Smart New Energy Prov to BC Code (2014)
  • City & Guild Advanced Carpentry & Joinery; Britain (1990)

Gerry

Site Manager

Time With Company

October 2016 – Present

Education

  • BC Airtightness Training; Small Planet Supply (2018)
  • Building Enclosures for High Performance Buildings; Passive House Canada (2018)
  • Building Science for New Homes; CHBA (2017)
  • High R Value in Walls; City Green (2017)

Site Staff

Dave

Red Seal Carpenter

Time With Company

January 2014 – Present

Education

  • Red Seal Carpenter
  • Build Smart Windows & Doors (2014)
  • Build Smart Braced Wall Panels (2014)

Isaac

Red Seal Carpenter

Time With Company

July 2018 – Present

Education

  • Red Seal Carpenter
  • Construction Program; Vancouver Island University
  • Build Smart With Insulating Walls & Roofs

Josh

Carpenter’s Helper

Time With Company

April 2017 – Present

Education

  • Build Smart With Insulating Walls & Roofs

Bailey

Carpenter’s Helper

Time With Company

July 2019 – Present

Steven

Carpenter’s Helper

Time With Company

September 2019 – Present

Administration Staff

Janet

Bookkeeper

Time With Company

2004 – Present

Education

  • 40+ years of bookkeeping experience

Carol

Executive Assistant

Time With Company

June 2013 – Present

Education

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

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