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Integrity Through All Actions

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Win As A Team

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Constantly Learning, Humbly Teaching

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Unwavering Craftsmanship

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Pride in Process: Consistently Delivering The Right Solutions

JAKE KOSTELYK

PRESIDENT

JAKE KOSTELYK

PRESIDENT

Jake is the President of Kenorah. He’s been in the construction industry since a kid, working for his dad in the summers. He graduated with a business degree from Trinity Western University. Immediately after graduating, he set his sights on the residential construction industry, where he has been passionately involved ever since. His dream has been unwaivering; to build Kenorah into a design/build firm that offers unparalleled quality, service and value to our clients.

When not working to balance the busy activities at Kenorah, Jake loves to spend time with his wife, Marg, and 5 little kids. They love hiking, camping and exploring our beautiful province. He’s an avid road and mountain biker, and tries to sneak in as much skiing as possible each winter.

WESLEY GOLDSCHMIDT

VICE PRESIDENT - OPERATIONS

WESLEY GOLDSCHMIDT

VICE PRESIDENT - OPERATIONS

Wesley is a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter and Certified Project Manager who directs his construction expertise and business accumen to his role of Vice President – Operations. He serves as our design and construction “quarterback”; providing guidance, leadership and mentoring to our team, and ensuring our clients receive the absolute best possible experience.

Wesley lives in Abbotsford with his wife and their 3 children. Prior to him pursuing a career in carpentry, he was involved in the management of a small business installing exterior products for the residential construction market. He also has enjoyed substituting for the carpentry teachers at the university for the carpentry program.

Wes enjoys the outdoors and “adventuring” into the wild with his son. He enjoys road cycling, archery, riflery, quadding, hiking, fishing, camping, landscaping, and is an aspiring botanist.

DAVID KOSTELYK

Vice President - Finance

DAVID KOSTELYK

Vice President - Finance

David is a busy man here at Kenorah. He has his MBA from Trinity Western University, and applies his diverse experience in the areas of business strategy and development, finance, construction, and landscaping. Since a very young age David has been working on jobsites, advancing his technical skills and working in various areas of the construction industry.

Outside of work, David loves spending time with his wife Marit and his 4 young children.  Biking, hiking, cooking, reading, soccer and skiing are all hobbies that David is passionate about.

ED KOSTELYK

SERVICE MANAGER

ED KOSTELYK

SERVICE MANAGER

Ed is a Master Journeyman carpenter with almost 40 years experience in construction. While his carpentry career started in Alberta, he quickly got tired of the cold, and moved with his wife and 4 kids to Abbotsford. He is passionate about ensuring all Kenorah projects meet our rigorous quality standards, and works with our entire construction team to mentor, train and support our talented team.

When he’s not working, he’ll either be found at his rustic cabin in Princeton, or riding his motorbike to a local coffee shop. His wife, Janice, is also a key supporter of Kenorah, and is often seen at the office, organizing events, or running errands and supporting our team.

ITEL CHUNG

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

ITEL CHUNG

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Itel is a graduate from an Architectural and Engineering Technology program and is our Architectural Technologist. She is trained in Revit and AutoCad and has a passion for designing functional spaces as well as the science behind what makes a building. Itel enjoys translating the client’s visions to create their ideal home.

Itel loves going on adventures, whether it’s culinary or outdoors. She enjoys hiking, snowboarding, biking, being out in the country and spending time with her obnoxiously large family. Along with those things she loves to play guitar and sing.

VANESSA PALFRAMAN

DESIGN LEAD

VANESSA PALFRAMAN

DESIGN LEAD

Vanessa is one of our very talented Interior Designers. She received her BA from UBC in Spanish, and after realizing her true passion she went on to study interior design. She is a Registered Interior (RID) and she studied at VCC where she also earned accreditation with the NKBA as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).

Vanessa loves working with people to create beautiful functional spaces and bring their vision to life; whether by manipulating existing spaces or creating new ones.

In her spare time, Vanessa can be found outdoors with her family, hiking, exploring or playing soccer. Vanessa is  becoming an avid runner and hopes to travel the world running in races and volunteering.

LESLIE TEAGUE

DESIGN LEAD

LESLIE TEAGUE

DESIGN LEAD

Leslie completed her formal education in Interior Design at BCIT and is part of our team of talented Interior Designers.

Leslie has always loved design, even from a young age when she would space plan her bedroom. She has had the opportunity to work in many areas of residential design; from small renovations to kitchen cabinetry design to complex multi-family projects. Leslie is an active listener and communicator whose response to design is both informed and intuitive. Leslie’s hands-on approach to design problems seeks out reliable solutions for real people.

When not on the job, Leslie enjoys the creativity of cooking and the beauty of nature walks with her husband and two kids.

LINA TRAN

INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

LINA TRAN

INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

Lina joined Kenorah after graduating from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, with a Bachelor of Interior and Spatial Design. As far as she can remember, drawing is her way of expressing herself artistically. She attended the Art Institute of Vancouver for their Interior Design Diploma program. After much research, she wanted to further her education in design by studying abroad in a new and exciting environment, so she packed her bags and headed straight for Sydney!

Now back at home, each week she tries to venture out and explore new sights of beautiful British Columbia. In her spare time, you’d find her snapping pictures of buildings, or posting pictures of delicious food moments before it’s eaten. She also loves to remain active, from going on long walks with her dogs (Bobo and Mimi) to snowboarding, she loves spending time outdoors.

MIKE ENNS

PROJECT MANAGER

MIKE ENNS

PROJECT MANAGER

Mike is a highly skilled carpenter with extensive experience in residential renovations, post and beam construction and new home building. His days are filled with leading all activities on his projects, coordinating inspections with municipalities, ensuring our clients are kept up to date, and that the project is running smoothly in both the design and construction phases.

Mike loves spending time with his kids, being outdoors, and fishing. He is constantly supplying our office fridge with incredible smoked salmon!

PAUL GRIFFITHS

PROJECT MANAGER

PAUL GRIFFITHS

PROJECT MANAGER

Paul Griffiths is a Project Manager here at Kenorah, and is a Red Seal Carpenter. Paul is passionate about construction and is always striving for ways to do things even better. Paul loves the diversity of people that he gets to work with and in particular developing lasting friendships with his clients. Paul lives in East Vancouver with his wife and daughter.

Prior to him pursuing a career in carpentry he was a certified social worker. This work led him to the UK where he changed directions to construction and ended up staying for seven years. Paul owned a residential renovation construction company in London before returning to Canada to pursue his dream of being a project manager.

Paul enjoys family time ,travel, food, fishing, golf and woodworking.

GEOFF THIESSEN

PROJECT MANAGER

GEOFF THIESSEN

PROJECT MANAGER

Geoff has been with us for a very long time, starting part-time in high school, and has been with us ever since! We’re incredibly thrilled with how it’s turned out. Geoff trained under Ed Kostelyk for 5 years, and is now a Journeyman carpenter, and one of our talented Project Managers

Considering Geoff has spent much of his work days inside performing his finishing carpentry magic, he sure loves being outside! From hiking to road biking, and from skiing to camping, he and his wife are usually outdoors. Unless the Canucks are playing, then he’ll be glued to the TV.

ALEC MAYNARD

COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER

ALEC MAYNARD

COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER

With over 15 years in both commercial and residential construction, Alec has a wide range of experience in the industry. Starting out in wood frame construction, he quickly moved up into site lead where he oversaw the framing of apartment and townhouse developments. Alec then spent several years as an owner/operator of a small renovation company before making the jump to commercial project management. Alec’s highest values for every project are strong communication, team collaboration and efficient execution to keep the project on time and budget.

Whether it’s renovating an old tired home into a fresh living space or building the dental office a client has been working towards for their whole career, Alec is always excited to partner with home and business owners to bring their vision to life.

Alec lives with his wife Catherine and 4 girls in Langley. When he can get away, he camps, hunts, surfs and plays in a band.

ROBERT WALKER

SITE LEAD

ROBERT WALKER

SITE LEAD

Robert is a qualified UK carpenter with a NVQ level 3 in carpentry. To further his knowledge of the construction industry he also went on to complete a HNC (Higher National Certificate) in construction.

His passion for carpentry has taken him around the world where he met his wife in Australia.

Prior to travelling and working for Kenorah, Robert had worked and ran the family construction business In the UK for many years.

He loves the outdoor life that Vancouver has offer by taking advantage of the local mountains where he skis, hikes and camps. Obviously not all at the same time as he isn’t Bear Grylls. Roberts main passion is soccer and competes for Royal city.

His main goal to one day be able to build his own custom dream home.

MICHAEL PAYNTER

SITE LEAD

MICHAEL PAYNTER

SITE LEAD

Mike has always loved construction, even from a young age. He excelled in shop in high school, then built furniture before he joined Kenorah in 2010. Since then he has acquired his Red Seal Carpentry ticket. He excels in finish carpentry and his goal is to eventually run custom home build projects.

He grew up in Richmond, and now lives in Tsawwassen with his wife Lara. He loves working on, and renovating their home. When he’s not working, he enjoys sports, camping, hiking and travelling and continues to play soccer many times a week. He is a true Packers fan, and probably wears the cheesehead hat every time they’re playing.

PETER JELIC

CARPENTRY APPRENTICE

PETER JELIC

CARPENTRY APPRENTICE

Peter is one of our talented Carpentry Apprentices. He recently completed his first year carpenter apprentice. He enjoys learning and crafting his carpentry skills on our Kenorah jobsites. His goal for now is to eventually get his Journeyman ticket.

He was born and raised in Vancouver, where he currently lives. He has 2 brothers and a sister.

He’s a die-hard sports fan, with with hockey being his absolute favorite.

RACHEL LUDWIG

MARKETING COORDINATOR

RACHEL LUDWIG

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Rachel works part time with Kenorah and coordinates our social media as well as provides marketing support. She has a background in marketing, sales, photography and graphic design.

Rachel and her husband Tim have three children and between chauffeuring children to hockey, basketball, track & field, choir, birthdays and more, she enjoys road biking, hiking, travel, family movies, coffee and a good deal.