It is the unusual and unexpected that draws Darren to the construction industry. He has been involved in many complex projects where continual coordination of all different building systems is crucial to keeping a project running smoothly. He always works to find economical and efficient solutions to the inevitable surprises during construction.
Darren has been working as a structural design consultant since 1999 and as a Project/Construction Manager since 2005. He has designed and coordinated a multitude of projects ranging from single-family & multi-story residential, commercial, and light industrial to large condo conversions, institutional, heavy industrial, ski lodges and libraries. His portfolio includes buildings of all major construction materials, including steel, concrete, masonry and timber.
Darren’s experience as a Structural Engineer has provided the opportunity to explore a wide variety of projects built under many different construction models.
Throughout his career, Bil has purposefully accumulated a broad range of building design, construction documentation, construction procurement (tendering), contract administration and project management experience by developing a varied and comprehensive portfolio of building types, client, and service types.
Bil’s professional project experience includes examples of all project types such as single and multiple family residential, mixed-use commercial-residential, commercial and light industrial, education and health care facilities, space planning and interior design, institutional and emergency services.
As a result of this diversified portfolio, Bil has had the opportunity to work with clients as varied as single-family owner-builders, small and large developers, private and public corporations, Government agencies, health care authorities and other institutional organizations. This generalist approach is fundamental to Bil’s underlying belief that a diversified, educated, and well-rounded professional serves all of his clients better.
Tori’s career started with the design and estimating of portable treatment systems for wastewater, potable water and process water treatment on remote construction sites. An opportunity to work on a new hydroelectric project took Tori on a path to various large infrastructure and facility projects.
Tori’s construction experience in large infrastructure, power generation and oil & gas projects provided him with experience in Estimating, Scheduling, Procurement (Tendering), and Cost Control. With project locations across Western Canada, Tori has personal experience with the challenges of working in a variety of terrains and climates.
Tori’s analytical approach to projects and the understanding of key fundamental tools for project success serves both the project team and project goals of every client.
Throughout his career, Mike has gained extensive experience within Residential and Industrial Construction. His background includes technical trade work, supervision of large crews, managing the supply chain for large Industrial Construction Projects, and University training. This diverse background allowed him to hone his skills in project coordination, operations management, project controls, procurement, quality control, and logistics. Today, Mike continues to pursue education specific to the residential construction industry to provide Tectonica’s clients with leading information and expertise in all areas of their project.
Mike enjoys the opportunity the construction industry provides to express one’s creative side, both in ways of approaching the project execution on a fundamental level, as well as in the fine finishing details of the builds themselves.
Following a ten year technical career, Bob became intrigued by real estate investment leading him to successive positions as a mortgage broker, mortgage underwriter, trust company branch manager and BC regional manager of a diverse portfolio of commercial properties. This latter position brought him and his family to Nanaimo in 1988 where he is now firmly rooted. In the early 1990’s Bob founded the commercial real estate brokerage, which became NAI Commercial Central Vancouver Island, and provides a full range of services to owners and occupiers of commercial properties. He has been involved in all aspects of management, sales, leasing, financing, syndication and redevelopment of commercial property.
2020 saw Bob conclude his successful real estate career and his transition out of active brokerage. Now, Bob focuses his time along with his considerable experience and passion for investment real estate in support of Tectonica’s clients and their project development goals while also seeking development collaboration opportunities for Tectonica’s affiliated development companies.
In 1973, Barry decided to forego the classroom, move to Nanaimo, and pursue the construction industry with his fledgling company, Hallmark Homes Ltd. For the next twelve years, this company grew with the community developing single-family residential subdivisions, commercial lease space, office, and multi-residential complexes within Central Vancouver Island.
By 1985, Barry had incorporated a new company, LDC Management Ltd, with the objective of blending general contracting with the range of services offered by a project manager. From that beginning to the incorporation of Tectonica Management Inc, he has sought to provide clients with the option of participating in a ‘concept to completion’ formula for new and renovated construction.
Barry currently supports Tectonica in a strategic advisory role.
After initially pursuing a degree in chemistry, Alan switched his focus to his true passion for construction and hasn’t looked back. He began building his hands-on expertise in the field as a commercial framer, followed by three years of residential concrete forming and framing before developing and operating his own forming and framing company. Since joining Tectonica in 2008, Alan has embodied the core values of the team in his approach to site management.
Alan continues to develop a wide range of industry-specific skills that are complemented by his analytical approach to problem-solving, his ability to properly prioritize his efforts and the efforts of others, and his strong interpersonal skills. Alan’s direct experiences with Tectonica have focused on the on-site management of complex renovations, rehabilitation of historically significant and registered heritage buildings, and large scale commercial building projects.
Buddy grew up in the Netherlands where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering technology and gained practical, hands-on experience in computer-assisted design and manufacturing. In the ten years after finishing his degree, he mingled work in his chosen career path with two years of teaching English in multiple cities across Asia. His broad international experience creates an understanding of varied perspectives and is core to his team based site management style.
Buddy moved to Toronto in 2010 where he managed the construction of high-end bars and restaurants. Since joining our team in 2011, Buddy’s pro-active site management style, strong attention to detail, schedule, and considerable passion for on-site team building have proved a strong asset to the Tectonica team.
After successfully completing his Journeyman Tile Setter Apprenticeship in 2002 in Germany, Florian moved to Nanaimo to continue his career as a tile setter in Canada. He has developed a wide variety of industry-specific skills and is a driven problem solver.
Florian’s direct experiences at Tectonica Management Inc. have focused on commercial renovations and new commercial construction. Florian’s proven leadership, problem-solving skills, ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks are all skills exemplified by his current role as the North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief.
Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and a variety of experience from over 20 years in the Construction Industry. As a finishing carpenter for many years, he has an eye for detail, a high standard for his own work and for the work of trades on his projects.
With over 10 years of experience leading crews in the installation of trade show exhibits and commercial retail displays for high end clients like Mercedes and Dior Chris brings a level of planning and organization to projects with a strong commitment to timelines and quality.
After completing her law degree in 2005, France worked in the area of Labour Law for six years. In 2011, France moved to Nanaimo with her family and soon after joined Tectonica. France oversees the day-to-day operations of the company while providing contract administration support to the project and construction managers, as well as managing all aspects of human resources for Tectonica. Her background as a lawyer provides France with a deep understanding of contract law, change processes and regulatory considerations such as the liens act and workplace safety regulations.
France has gained a comprehensive knowledge of municipal, commercial and residential project administration during the last eight years with Tectonica. She can effectively set up complex projects and their related contracts with the foresight to ensure that the necessary legal requirements, contract structure and trade qualifications are all thoughtfully considered to every job runs smoothly.
Throughout her 15+ years as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Marisa has gathered extensive experience in the areas of real estate accounting, municipal finance and accounting for small businesses. She is an invaluable resource as a financial advisor on construction projects, real estate developments and company operations.
Marisa has been instrumental in developing a multilayered approval system to ensure accurate and timely allocation of construction project expenses. With meticulous attention to detail and a streamlined process, she allows project managers to provide owners with accurate and timely representations of their project finances.
As a result of Marisa’s diversified experience, she is able to offer strong financial planning and analytical skills to the overall company development and is continually implementing strategies and procedures to increase efficiency and the level of service that Tectonica can provide its clients.
Michelle originally joined Tectonica in 2007 as an office manager. However, her love of residential construction and renovations eventually spurred her transition into a construction management role on the first single-family homes built by Tectonica. From creating and managing budgets, choosing finishes and managing trades to working with suppliers, marketing and sales, Michelle has a full understanding of the complete residential construction process.
After taking time off to raise her daughter, Michelle returned to Tectonica in 2019 as an administrative assistant with a focus on marketing, rentals and sales for both Tectonica and its affiliated projects.