Frontiers clients appreciate the high level of service and professionalism our polite and friendly team bring into their homes… That’s because we only hire great people, then train them to be great builders.

Our in-house team members and contracted trade partners are invested, passionate and dependable craftsmen who love the projects they get to work on.

Meet our team

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Owner | Sales Manager Certifications:
  • Landscape Architect, OALA
A proud University of Guelph grad, and professional landscape architect, Doug’s focus is on business development and community engagement. As Sales Manager, he is the first point of contact for new clients looking for design/build services. His financial savvy, paired with his ‘farm boy’ work ethic has been integral to Frontiers’ continued growth and evolution. When Doug isn’t working, he enjoys a fine glass of scotch, smacking dingers out of the park with his softball team, and sending the cutest candid photos of his kids Alina and Fin to everyone on his contact list.
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Owner | Pre-Construction Manager Certifications:
  • Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)
James manages the ‘Pre-Construction Team’ at Frontiers, whose focus is conceptual design, budget planning, detailed design, and permit administration. He prides himself on being a perfectionist and is responsible for constantly raising the bar on our culture of craftsmanship. If there is a better way to do it, James is going to find it. In his limited downtime, James is an active CrossFit athlete and enjoys tinkering in his wood shop and hiking with his family.
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Owner | Operations Manager

With a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, Adam has the design background to pair with his extensive construction experience. Growing up on a farm has given Adam the work ethic and grit to tackle many of the dirty jobs that come along with our industry. He is our fleet/equipment manager, and is also our problem solver. If someone has an issue, it’s Adam that usually gets the call. In his down time, Adam enjoys watching Gordon Ramsay on YouTube and replicating his dishes, and also has a mild addiction to trivia.

Financial Controller

Certifications:

  • Certified Professional Accountant, CPA
  • Certified Management Accountant, CMA

Andrew graduated the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and completed his Chartered Professional Accountant designation shortly thereafter. Andrew has a strong background in cost accounting, with experience in hospitality, manufacturing as well as charity and not-for-profit. Much like the construction industry, Andrew is process-driven and has a keen interest in understanding everything that goes into how a business operates.

Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and their two cats. Andrew is interested in a wide variety of physical activities from boxing to cycling, as well a plethora of team sports. He has a passion for youth sports and has been coaching with Guelph Youth Volleyball since 2020.

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Lead Designer

Certifications:

  • BCIN, Small Buildings
Mike is thrilled to be a part of the Frontiers team! After getting a BA at the University of Toronto, Mike went into home renovations where he learned a lot of the foundations of construction. Taking what he learned back to school, he later graduated from Sheridan’s Architectural Technology program and is now a designer with Frontiers. Mike is involved with all ongoing and upcoming projects at Frontiers, working on designs and drawings as well as currently working on completing his Building Code exams. 
 
In his down time you’ll find Mike often playing with his dog, making fun foods and drinks with his wife, renovating their house, or playing hockey. With a strong passion for traveling he is always looking forward to the next adventure.

Project Manager

Certifications:

  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

‘Patterson’ holds a degree in Economics from Brock University. He eventually pursued a career in Carpentry, and found his way to Frontiers. Patt excels at finished carpentry, and often tackles detailed/precision work on our home remodelling projects. He is driven, and is always looking to tackle the next challenge. When Patt is not camping or spending time with his cat peanut, he enjoys watching a good baseball game. He has also been known to wear white jeans to work, which speaks to his high level of confidence…not everyone can pull that off.

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Project Manager

Certifications:

  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

Born and raised in Toronto, Luke made the move to Guelph in the Summer of 2021 with his Wife and have since welcomed a baby Boy into their lives. Construction runs in the family for Luke, who’s Opa, Dad, and Uncle were all General Contractors. He helped his Dad during high school which is where he found a passion for building with his hands. After college, he had a chance to jump into custom home renovations and has never looked back. Luke enjoys disc golf, bird watching, craft beer, most sports, and fantasy football. He loves trying new things and meeting new people.

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Foreman

Certifications:

  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

Mr. Dependable has missed very few days in the many years he has been part of Frontiers. Jesse has both a Marketing degree from Sheridan, and a Building Renovation Technology degree from Mohawk. Frontiers recruited Jesse right out of school, and he has developed quickly into one of our lead foreman. Jesse enjoys motorcycles, hiking with his dogs, camping and the outdoors. He also suffers from ‘nice guy syndrome’ – we are constantly asking him to stop being so easy going. It makes the rest of us look bad.

Lead Hand

Liam is a graduate of Conestoga College from the Renovation Technician Program and is one of four carpenters on the interiors crew. As the newest member to the team, Liam enjoys developing a wide range of new skills. On his down time, he can be found spending time with his new pup snoop, playing some pick up hockey, or showing the other frontiers guys how it’s done on the golf course.

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Lead Hand

Brian grew up on a farm in Ireland and has always been interested in building and making things with his hands. With a degree in Agriculture under his belt, he made the move to Canada permanently in 2019 and hasn’t looked back. As one of the newest members of the carpentry team, Brian is excited to learn and develop new skills. Brian enjoys the outdoors, going camping with friends, and has recently bought a house in Guelph (now he can look forward to finally getting a dog).

Landscape Crew Member

Jake grew up in Georgetown before moving to Guelph to study computer science at the University of Guelph. After graduating, he realized working in an office wasn’t for him and decided to pursue a career in the trades. 

Outside of work, Jake enjoys playing baseball and hanging out with friends. He is also a huge Blue Jays fan, and has been to every home opener since 1999.

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Crew Member

Blake went to Georgetown District High School and is now exploring a career in the trades. He likes spending his time at the dirtbike track, fishing, or fixing old trucks and tractors. His favourite part about work is running heavy equipment and seeing the finished product come to life.

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we are almost always hiring

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a growing, talented team…We work on awesome projects for fantastic clients!