Built Prefab is a full service business dedicated to serving its customers.
Built Prefab’s design department, Built Labs works from the ground up using the latest 3D design software and coordinate between architects, engineers, planning authorities and production.
Our buildings are built indoors, away from the elements utilizing Toyota style one piece flow manufacturing with a focus on people and continuous improvement working with some of the most experienced modular builders in the business.
Built offers full modular installation services including all site coordination, logistics and completion.
The intention of sustainable design is to eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design.
Built Prefab designs its homes as a system. Our focus is on creating a superior building envelope utilizing the latest techniques in creating superior weather, air, water and thermal layers and increasing building performance through efficient mechanical systems.
Our operations focus on continuous improvement and the ongoing reduction of waste.
OFF SITE CONSTRUCTION
By building each structure offsite, there is less traffic, fewer disturbances to the land and reduced construction schedules all benefiting the environment.
We’re passionate about prefab and have the experience to deliver.
Founder and CEO
Hailing from a small town in East Central Saskatchewan, James brings nearly two decades of experience in business, real estate, and construction. He has a proven track record of assembling teams and establishing processes that foster growth and innovation.
In his earlier career, James first pursued his passion as a full-time musician before transitioning to become a business lawyer. James’ diverse interests have allowed him to develop valuable skills in web development, online systems, building design, and construction management.
With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, James ventured into the prefab industry in 2013 with Karoleena Homes. As CEO, he adeptly expanded the company until its acquisition by Horizon North Manufacturing in 2016.
In 2019, James founded Built Prefab, where he remains committed to building a team and cultivating a company that can effectively achieve its mission. His multifaceted background and leadership qualities make James a versatile and dynamic force in the industry.
Co-Founder and President
Ian was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and has been involved in development and construction for more than 10 years. Ian got his start with the Parec-Cyma Group and then gained significant experience in Project Management overseeing multi-million dollar custom site-built residential construction, and was subsequently a Project Manager on the BP Amoco Deepwater Horizon litigation in the US. Ian moved to Canada in 2006 and was one of the developers and co-founders of the Nowhere Special bar and hotel at Red Mountain in Rossland, BC. In 2015, Ian began his career in prefab and modular construction, first as a Project Manager at Karoleena Homes based in Okanagan Falls, BC and then later in Business Development for the San Francisco based high end modular startup Dvele. Ian’s skills include sales and project management, real estate, business organization and communication, among others. His modus operandi is to make sure that no detail is left unconsidered.
Director of Finance
Clarissa is a CPA, CA with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in the finance sector across Canada. Her background spans external auditing for both private and public companies, including thorough experience in construction accounting.
Known for her exceptional communication skills and compassionate nature, Clarissa is committed to delivering top-notch, service-oriented work. She has held positions at BDO Canada LLP, Grant Thornton LLP, MNP Ltd., PwC LLP, and KPMG LLP, showcasing her ability to maintain tact, discretion, and diplomacy.
Clarissa earned her Bachelor of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge and completed her Chartered Accountant designation through the CA School of Business. A dedicated professional, she is a member in good standing with the Institute of Chartered Accountants and serves as a mentor for aspiring CPAs.
Director of Construction
Chris is an engineering technologist and experienced operations manager, project manager, design manager, and production manager with over 20 years of experience in the new home construction and manufacturing industries. He has a proven track record of success in project and program management, client communications, problem-solving, and leadership roles. Chris has extensive knowledge of construction products, procedures, and regulations, as well as experience managing large-volume residential projects and developing long-term client relationships.
Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated a passion for innovation and sustainable building solutions, and he is always seeking new ways to improve project efficiency and reduce costs. His technical abilities, strong communication skills, and attention to detail make him a valuable asset to any team. Chris is excited to bring his expertise to the team at Built Prefab and help deliver high-quality, innovative building solutions to their clients.
Lead Architectural Designer
Josh was born in Richmond, BC and was raised in Keremeos, BC, a small town in the southern interior. Josh has been involved in the construction and design industry since 2016, originally starting out as a labourer/builder in highschool, giving him a strong working knowledge of construction and what goes into building a home.
Josh has been with Built Prefab since 2020 and is well versed in 3D design software, such as Sketchup, Lumion, ChiefArchitect, Enscape, AutoCAD
and Revit. Josh graduated in 2019 from Thompson Rivers University with a Diploma in Architectural Engineering and Technology, and added a Bachelor’s Degree the following year.
Josh has grand plans for the future, eventually wanting to get his Masters Degree in Architecture and becoming a certified Architect.
Josh is a hard worker who carefully thinks through problems and is comfortable adapting to the situation.
Customer Care Manager and Marketing Manager
Keely is a highly motivated professional with a strong background in customer service and a commitment to continuous learning. Born and raised in Kelowna, she has an impressive history as a national heptathlete in track and field, showcasing her determination and perseverance. Keely was awarded the distinction of Kelowna Female Athlete of the Year in 2013.
Keely holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in finance from Okanagan College. With valuable experience in the automotive sector, Keely has honed her management and communication skills. In the role of Customer Care at Built Prefab, she eagerly applies her expertise in a dynamic industry, overseeing customer reporting, warranty, and managing the company’s social media presence. Keely embraces challenges and is driven by her passion for providing exceptional customer experiences and her ambition to excel in the construction field.
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