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 2004. The Clays believe that a positive custom home building experience requires many elements: a realistic budget, schedule tracking, detailed reporting systems, high-quality work, 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.
Mark Van Ek
Chief Operating Officer
As COO Mark manages all aspects of Clay Construction’s operations. He is a registered PMP (Project Management Professional) and has 30 years of experience as a Project Manager in the construction industry. Mark also holds 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 and satisfaction, delivering Clay Construction’s higher standards to every aspect of their projects.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Amber’s goal for our clients is to make their new home build or renovation dreams not only a reality but as painless as possible. With a BBA from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, she has been in the interior design industry since 2007 and in renovations and custom new builds since 2013. Her passion, no matter which hat she’s wearing, is working with people. Clay’s reputation for Integrity, Quality and Transparency align with her personal values and she is proud of the way she can serve our clients as part of our team.
Sarah is the Marketing Manager & Sales Coordinator at Clay Construction. For over 6 years she has worked with notable interior design and build firms, elevating their marketing and taking them to the next level. At Clay Construction Sarah is responsible for planning and implementing all Marketing initiatives as well as assisting Amber with onboarding new clients. With a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Marketing, she does all of this with an eye for detail – never missing a beat.
Matt is a Project Manager with Clay Construction. He brings with him over 10 years of construction project management experience including estimating, procurement, scheduling and cost control. Matt received the LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional) designation in 2009 and holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree and a Business Administration Diploma. In addition to construction expertise, Matt is uniquely qualified with respect to residential real estate. He has held a BC Real Estate Trading Services License since 2012.
Jr. Project Manager
Deanna is a Jr. Project Manager with Clay Construction. With 6 years’ experience in the design industry she brings a unique set of skills and experience to how she manages her projects. She holds a Diploma of Interior Design from The Art Institute of Vancouver and a Business Management Post Diploma from BCIT. Deanna is currently in the process of completing her NCIDQ exams. She is committed to ensuring the highest client satisfaction.
Project & Site Manager
Craig brings over 30 years of project and site management experience to the Clay team. He has been the senior construction manager on some of Vancouver’s most complex and challenging residential construction projects. Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics from UBC and has completed numerous courses in the Architectural Technology program at BCIT. Highly respected, Craig is knowledgeable, professional, as well as personable. Our clients love him, and know he’ll go above and beyond the call of duty.
Dave is a Site Manager with Clay Construction. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the residential and commercial construction industry, Dave maintains that “quality, craftsmanship and value are built in, never added on”. As a Site Manager, Dave is responsible for all aspects of construction, site management and implementation. Dave enjoys overseeing projects with a ‘hands on’ approach and offers clients peace of mind as he manages each project with integrity, efficiency and professionalism.
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.
Adam is Clay’s Office Administrator and has long term career aspirations with the company. He is responsible for various administrative tasks and has a passion and skill set suited for clerical work. He brings a drive for excellence to the company and he loves to create business processes that maximize efficiency in our operations. Adam is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Trinity Western University.