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June 26, 2019  |  by Rachel

Meet the Project Managers: Geoff Thiessen!

It's time for our second installment in our Meet the Project Managers series. Meet Geoff, one of our wonderful PMs!

We visited Geoff at the finished home of one of our clients, who were beyond thrilled with their newly renovated home and Geoff's contribution to their project: "The Project Manager, Geoff Thiesen, was so patient with our questions throughout the process and replied promptly to each one always making us feel comfortable to enquire at any time. He gave us weekly updates of progress made and the scheduled events for the upcoming week. This was so helpful to us in making the time pass without anxiety."

We asked Geoff a few questions:

1. What does a typical work day look like for you?

My typical day includes complete communication between trades, suppliers, designers, clients, and carpenters as I review details on each site throughout the day. Along with site management and quality control...there’s always a need for good cup of coffee at mid-day! (side note: It's not uncommon to see Geoff's van at a Starbucks with him hard at work inside in between busy job site visits!)

2. What is your favorite part of a project?

My favourite part of each project is connecting with clients. I believe that knowing each other on a deep level and connecting together is important. It is the core of how our company operates and believe the client deserves to have a trusted relationship along the way. Knowing they have received good quality investment, enjoyed the journey, and trust that I care for them means a lot to me. I hope at the end of their Kenorah journey that they know and have experienced this.

3. Can you explain the process of communication between yourself, homeowner and the designers?

Communication is the key element to everything in our business. If we don’t properly communicate, document and relay information; nothing seems happen as planned! This involves constant communication via phone, text, email, messaging platforms, basecamp and of course the best way…in person!!

4. What is the funniest, or strangest thing you've found in a home you were renovating?

I have found old newspapers that were used as wall insulation dating from the mid-50’s or 60’s. Crazy!

 

Thanks for tuning in to this series and a special thanks to Geoff for sharing more about the work he does here at Kenorah. More to come!

March 27, 2019  |  by Rachel

Meet the Project Managers: Mike Enns!

A few years ago, we did a feature on our designers here at Kenorah, and we decided it was time for you all to meet our Project Managers (or PMs as we call them)! They are the ones who keep everything running smoothly on our job sites and their job is to: "Guide our clients through their Design/Build Renovation and Custom Home projects, providing expertise and leadership in Project Management, from the beginning of the design phase through budgeting and planning, to construction completion."

First, we wanted to introduce you to Mike. We took the opportunity to visit him on site at one of our in-progress custom built homes and ask some questions.

1. What does a typical work day look like for you?

My typical work day ALWAYS starts off with a coffee, that is the only typical thing that happens in my day…After my coffee, some days you will find me at the office replying to client emails, requesting quotes from trades, building client budgets and schedules. Other days you will find me on job sites ensuring quality work and schedules are being met. And if you're there on the right day, you will catch me with my tool belt on helping our guys get the job done.

2. What is your favorite part of a project?

Honestly, my favorite part of the project is when the project is completed and the keys get handed back to a happy client. But if I had to pick a part of the construction process that is my favorite, I would have to say after the insulation inspection has passed because following that inspection all the finishing starts.

3. Can you explain the process of communication between yourself, homeowner and the designers?

We all use Basecamp to communicate as it keeps the information connected between Client, the Designers and Project Managers, but I enjoy having some direct and more personal communications with the clients by phone and texting as well as site discussions to help keep things more personal than just emails back and forth.

4. What is the funniest, or strangest thing you've found in a home you were renovating?

I have seen a very wide range of funny and strange items in my many years of construction, from 1960’s magazines hidden in an attic, massive bee hives consuming entire wall cavities, to a long lost pet found in a crawlspace. The strangest thing is not what I have seen so far, it’s what I haven’t uncovered yet...to this day I have not found any long lost pirate treasure, but I will keep looking!


Thanks for sharing Mike, it was great learning more about the work you do for Kenorah!