Clay Construction was formed in 2004 with the goal of becoming a top Vancouver custom home builder. Our award-winning approach has earned us a reputation for excellence for over 10 years.

BUILDER RESUME

Accreditations

  • First Master Residential Builder in BC (Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC)
  • Certified R2000 Builder
  • BuiltGreen Builder
  • Renomark Renovator
  • ClimateSmart Certified
  • A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Education

  • Master Residential Builder
  • Registered Housing Professional CHBA BC
  • Bachelor of Education from University of Alberta 1987
  • Ongoing participation in numerous seminars/conferences on building science, building codes, etc.

AWARDS

Local

  • Four-time Finalist in 2015 Ovation Awards including Custom Home Builder of the Year
  • GVHBA Builder Member of the Year 2015
  • 2014 Peter Simpson Award for Integrity and upholding the highest standards.
  • Roof Topper award for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Handshake award for 2014 and 2016

Provincial

  • Grand Georgie Winner – Custom Home Builder of the Year in BC
  • Grand Georgie Winner – Avid Customer Satisfaction Award
  • Ten-time Georgie Awards Finalist including last year’s Custom Home Builder of the Year
  • Fortis BC Efficiency in Action Awards – Custom Home Builder of the Year

National

  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association CHBA Award of Honour
  • VistiAble Housing First Place for Single Family Detached Homes
  • Best of Houzz Design 2012, 2014, and 2015, 2016
  • Best of Houzz Client Satisfaction 2014, 2015

LEADERSHIP

National

  • Professional Development Committee member Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
  • Net Zero Energy Housing Council member Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)

Provincial

  • Chair of the Education and Training Committee
  • 2016 Georgie Awards Committee member
  • Care Awards Judge 2015 and 2016
  • Member of the 2015 ‘LEEP’ Local Energy Efficiency Partnership Committee

Local

  • Current Vice President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
  • Board Executive Committee Member for Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
  • Chair of the Honorary Member Committee for Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
  • Chair of the GVHBA Education Training Committee (longtime member, 10 years)
  • Member of the GVHBA Technical Committee (10 Years)

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Doug Henwood

Doug Henwood

Director of Finance & Administration

Doug brings 21 years of experience in the custom home building industry holding key positions with several award winning home builders. With a versatile background including General Manager, VP Finance, Controller & Sales Manager and with cost-plus contracts his specialty, he ensures that client interests are protected and enjoys being a big part of the weekly reporting process. Doug has his CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designation and is a Licensed Realtor in British Columbia.

Mark Van Ek PMP

Mark Van Ek PMP

Director of Project Management, Sr. Project Manager

Mark is a registered PMP (Project Management Professional) and has 27 years of experience as a Project Manager in the construction industry. Mark also has a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Construction Management from BCIT, is Gold Seal Certified through the Canadian Construction Association and holds the AScT (Applied Science Technologist) and LEED GA (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate) designations. With tremendous expertise Mark maintains our client’s confidence, delivering Clay Construction’s higher standards to every aspect of their project.

Doug Harrison

Doug Harrison

Project Manager

Doug has over 30 years in the Lower Mainland Residential Construction Industry. He’s had many years of involvement with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association and contributes a wealth of knowledge to the Clay Construction team. He graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology - Building Technology and holds the AScT (Applied Science Technologist) designation. Doug was chair of the technical committee for the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association for 7 years and Board member for 6 years.
Doug taught the R2000 course for 4 years for the CHBA BC.

Caleb Clay

Caleb Clay

Red Seal Carpenter, Jr. Project Manager

Caleb is the head carpenter at Clay Construction. With 8 years of experience in the construction industry, he has had the privilege of working on high end, complex projects by which he has developed an eye for quality and an expectation of excellence in workmanship. He has his Red Seal in Carpentry and his Associate Certificate in Construction Operations from BCIT. He also enjoys attending various Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association seminars to remain current with best practices in the industry.