TEAM TMThe people you'll work with
Other than being outdoor enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, golfers, bikers, and parents on the side… the TM Team dedicates the rest of their time to building and remodelling exceptional homes and spaces. Management is responsible for fostering up-front honest partnerships that benefit everyone. Experience a culture of transparency, high quality craftsmanship, and solution-oriented attitudes.
Tom has over 15 years experience in the construction business and started TM Builders in 2009. As President, Tom focuses on teaching and living by the company’s core values to ensure that every client experience is exceptional. “There are three core values I strive to maintain,” says Tom. “Transparency, Honesty, and Quality. Transparency is very important to how we do business. Clients know exactly what to expect with no surprises or hidden costs. Up-front and honest partnerships benefit everyone. Clients know they can ask anything and will receive an honest solution-based response. And finally, our quality is what customers remember us by. Doing it right the first time is far better than spending more to fix or change it later”.
Tom’s start with construction began when he was in Grade 11 on Salt Spring Island, earning credits towards graduation while working for a sponsoring construction company. In Grade 12 he completed all the mandatory classes in the first semester to start his apprenticeship as a carpenter in the second semester. Tom was a journeyman by 21. Today, Tom has a team which includes carpenters, labourers, foremen, and project managers. The company has completed more than 60 projects including custom homes, townhome and condominium renovations, commercial purpose-builts, and commercial renovations. Recent projects include work on Whistler Blackcomb upgrades including the Blackcomb Gondola terminals and the Umbrella Bar observation deck. Tom is also currently on the CHBA Sea to Sky Chapter Board of Directors. During his pastime, Tom keeps busy on his acreage with his family while also enjoying snowmobiling, biking, boating and everything else Whistler and Pemberton has to offer.
Jamie has more than 15 years experience in the construction business and joined the TM Builders team in 2012. As a lead Project Manager and life-long friend of Tom’s, Jamie is responsible for ensuring both the Commercial and Residential client experiences are exceptional. Jamie ensures that the rest of the TM Team leaders have
the support and resources they need to successfully run their projects. “Whether a commercial or residential project, I strive to keep the clients informed of all details and progress of their project, as well as assist with any concerns or clarifications that may arise. I always put myself in the clients’ shoes and run the project with their best interest at heart, and encourage the rest of the team to do the same” says Jamie.
Gaining his training and certification through the Red Seal Carpenter program at BCIT and Business Management, Jamie then moved to Whistler to start an entrepreneurial career in carpentry and project management. He has recently completed his Journeyman Carpenter ticket. Jamie spends most of his free time with his two children and wife enjoying all the activities the sea-to-sky corridor offers including snowboarding, golfing, snowmobiling, boating, and biking.
A results-driven carpenter with over 12 years experience in custom home building and renovations, Jared joined the TM Builders team in 2017. He is a Red Seal certified journeyman carpenter with RAIC Syllabus from Athabasca University. Committed to furthering his skills, Jared is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
As project manager, Jared is dedicated to deliver a quality finished product to happy clients. Responsible for the day to day management of staff, trades and consultants, he ensures projects are delivered on schedule and on budget.
Mike has 15 years experience in construction across BC, Alberta, Ontario and Nunavut. With 5 years of carpentry experience around Whistler, he has been involved in some major local projects including: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Olympic Park Day Lodge, Pemberton Community Centre and Athletes Village.
Mike worked as a contractor for 5 years on multi-family projects in Northern Communities and spent 3 years as a professional project manager on multi-family and custom home projects.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree from Thompson Rivers University in 2007 and then went on to gain his Master’s in Project Management from the University of Northern British Columbia.
He has also completed his PMP certification and is currently studying for his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Royal Roads University.
Gray has more than 18 years experience in the construction business and joined the TM Builders team in 2013. As an onsite Project Manager and Site Foreman, Gray is responsible for ensuring the client experiences an organized and detailed process through the course of their project. “As an onsite Project Manager, my goal is to produce the best finished product possible and always maintain a positive outlook from the
start to completion of every project I manage” says Gray.
Gaining mostly hands-on training, Gray started early in custom home construction as an apprentice and was mentored by local builders for over 15 years. In his pastime, Gray is an avid mountain biker and also enjoys snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobiling with his family.
Matt has more than 12 years experience in the construction business and joined the TM Builders team in 2011. As a Site Foreman and Lead Carpenter, Matt is responsible for the onsite client experience. “I feel I benefit the client by keeping my crew motivated, solving problems, and being prepared and organized through out the different stages of the project” says Matt.
Gaining his training and certification through the Red Seal Carpenter program at BCIT, Matt then apprenticed with custom builders in Whistler and was also part of the Peak-to-Peak Gondola construction crew prior to joining the TM team. In his pastime, Matt enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and mountain biking.
Mike has more than 13 years experience in the construction business and joined the TM Builders team in 2014. As a Site Foreman and Lead Carpenter, Mike is responsible for the onsite client experience. “I strive to complete projects in a timely fashion and to build high quality homes”, says Mike. Earning his certification through the Red Seal Carpenter and Technical Trades program at BCIT, Mike then
gained his experience working in Whistler as a sub-contractor for various Custom Home builders. In his pastime Mike enjoys skiing, snowboarding, biking, skateboarding, and being in the outdoors as much as possible.
Sarah joined the T.M. Builders team as Office Manager in 2017. A lifelong Whistler resident, Sarah first started working in a Whistler construction office in 2007 as a receptionist. Dedicated to advancing her knowledge, she attended night classes at Capilano University where she received her Business Administration
Certificate. She studied specialized courses in many different aspects of construction – from construction law to accounting to project management and construction safety. She enjoys continuing to learn about all areas of the construction industry and is also involved in the Sea to Sky chapter of CHBA.
Originally from North Vancouver, Matt moved to Whistler in 1996 and began his career in construction in 1998. He earned a BFA in Visual Arts from UBC in 2004 while working construction to put himself through university. After graduation Matt continued to pursue a career in residential construction working with
different builders and then running his own construction firm for 5 years. Joining TM in 2015 Matt began as a carpenter, working his way up to Foreman and now Project Manager. He works on both residential and commercial projects. “I enjoy original and unique projects. Coordinating with architects and designers to make the clients vision become a reality, is my favourite part of my job.” When not at work, he enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, snowmobiling, golfing and spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.
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With 15 years of local management experience and 12 years of local business development experience, Kristina has been with T.M. Builders since they started back in 2009. She loves Architecture and Design and enjoys working on forward thinking projects and beautiful homes. She finds watching client projects evolve very
rewarding – whether it be into their dream home or retreat, or when they make a large profit off their investment. Constantly impressed by the dedication of their team, Kristina is committed to continuing her education and is studying courses in Business Administration and Interior Design.
She graduated in 2004 with a BA from Simon Fraser University. Kristina loves showing the Sea to Sky lifestyle to guests and new residents.
Gary is an experienced Journeyman Carpenter originally from the UK where he completed an advanced 4-year modern apprenticeship receiving NVQ and city and guild qualifications. With 20 years of carpentry experience, he has worked on a range of projects around the world from commercial high rises and luxury yachts to
custom homes and other residential projects. Gary enjoys the challenge of working on a variety of different jobs and the satisfaction that comes from completing projects to the high standards demanded from both TM and clients alike.
Angela started at TM in 2019, originally from Victoria BC, she moved to Whistler in 2004. In her time here she has managed local businesses including Ingrid’s Café and IH Whistler and co-founded and operated Madeley Cleaning from 2006-2012. Angela graduated from Capilano College’s Technical Theatre Diploma Program,
which she now finds funny, she used to build sets and now real houses. She enjoys being a part creating much needed homes for the community, helping people solve problems, and the team environment her position provides. Angela lives in Pemberton with her husband and 2 children.
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Austin holds a Construction Engineering Technology Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Continuing Education Certifications in Renewable Energies and Emerging Technologies from Duke, Stanford, and the University of Colorado. He has ten years of experience in carpentry,
custom home building and general contracting.
‘I’m from a third-generation construction family, change orders and site instructions were dinner talk at my family table from the beginning. I love working collaboratively as a team to complete intricate projects. I’m very passionate about my career. I love that every day is different and I’m always learning something new. I have an optimistic approach on life and my projects. I believe by having the right team with you, anything is possible. Nothing makes me happier than seeing clients happy with a finished product that they love. I enjoy golf, hockey, skiing, snowboarding and everything that the Sea to Sky has to offer.’
We offer general contracting and project management services for all types of businesses in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Our team has successfully completed many builds and renovations for local corporations and government. We can supply a fixed price or work off a management fee basis.