MEET THE TEAM
Larry and Candice Clay
Building a Business with Integrity
To pursue their vision to build exceptional custom homes, Larry and Candice Clay founded Clay Construction Inc. in 2003. The Clays believe that a positive custom home building experience requires many elements: a realistic budget, schedule tracking, detailed reporting systems, high-quality team, and a commitment to after-sales service.
From the start, Clay Construction has adhered to the highest standards, never compromising on quality. Over the years, this approach has earned Larry Clay and his team a solid reputation for excellence.
In addition to adhering to superior construction standards and client-centered service, Larry made a commitment to building with complete transparency and integrity. Larry’s primary goals are premier service and customer satisfaction. To meet those goals, Larry and his team monitor every aspect of the construction process to ensure that each detail is completed to the highest standard.
As founder and president, Larry is the visionary for the business and is a consistent motivator for his team. To our clients he is a creative, authoritative and reassuring presence throughout the building process. His expertise and commitment to premium customer care has earned Clay Construction top awards in customer service. He is an industry leader serving on local, provincial and national home building boards and has been a featured speaker coast to coast. He is passionate about building healthy, comfortable, efficient and durable homes.
VP of Operations
Shaun is very passionate about resilient prefab passive houses. He is the VP of Operations for Clay Construction Inc. Before this position, he was the Outreach and Education Associate with 475 High Performance Building Supply. He graduated from The University of British Columbia with a degree in Wood Products Processing. He is a certified Passive House Tradesperson. He also obtained a Building Construction Technology Associate Certificate at BCIT while working at Viceroy Homes and BOSA Construction. He was a general contractor under Footprint Sustainable Housing Corp. Shaun has also been involved with the Passive House Accelerator. If Shaun isn’t talking about passive houses, he’s playing Lego with his daughters or working on his hubby-do list.
Daniel brings with him more than 20 years experience in the construction industry. He is a red sealed ticketed carpenter from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has 10 years experience in project management. Daniel enjoys a hands on approach from years of running a framing company, and brings with him knowledge of both the construction industry and how trades work together. He has experience in high stress situations from his work with emergency restoration, firefighting and raising a family of 8 kids! His ability to take a stressful situation and find quick long lasting resolutions has proven to be an asset in all areas of life.
Brent Giesbrecht has been in construction for 32 years and has extensive experience in the industry. He started as a framer for over 10 years followed by running his own luxury custom home building company which has won several provincial Georgie Awards. Brent is particular and detail oriented and has a thorough understanding of the build process. As a contractor for Clay, Brent provides site management maintaining the quality of workmanship Clay Construction is known for.
Isaac is a Red Seal Carpenter and is the hardest worker you will ever meet. Isaac has worked in the construction industry for close to 10 years and has worked on the entire build process from demolition to move in. He works with excellence and has a remarkable skillset for completing unique projects. Isaac works both as a carpenter and a junior Site Manager. He is married and loves working on a farm with his wife taking care of their chickens, cows, and goats.
Adam performs Business Administration for Clay Construction and has participated on both ends of the construction experience; on site and in the office. Adam has his bachelor’s in business administration degree from Trinity Western University. While Adam was a student, he worked part time in the construction industry. He brings a desire for excellence to the company and he loves to create business processes that maximize efficiency in our operations and backend support to the team. After work, Adam is often found outdoors hiking through the mountains in BC and spending time with his Fiancé.
Junior Site Manager
Iman comes to Clay Construction with 20 years’ experience in construction management having earned two separate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering. Iman is a reliable and conscientious construction manager, with an eye for the details. In Iran, he had a vast experience in a building residential and commercial high rises and has a proven leadership skills and strong technical background.
Doug has over 30 years’ experience 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 provincial CHBA BC.