With over 30 years of experience, Village Builders has cultivated a talented team of experienced qualified project managers, master carpenters, an accountant, and estimator. We encourage skill-building and personal enrichment for all our 14 full time staff. We continuously update staff on new and innovative construction methods and better building practices. The trades people we bring in for specialized work have been associated with us over a number of years and this history allows us to ensure our high standard of quality is maintained throughout all our projects. Our clients often come to us through referrals by architects, word of mouth or repeat business. We credit our great team for building the kind of lasting relationships that leave a positive impression on everyone we encounter. Please meet our five core team members:
Doug Abbott, President
Doug has a profound knowledge of all disciplines associated with residential building. He applies this knowledge to every Village Builders project, large or small. Doug has supervised over 500 projects in his 30+ years of experience, as well as countless renovation and addition projects. When not wearing a hardhat, you might find Doug enjoying the outdoors or spending time with his grandchildren.
Ursula Abbott, Financial Controller
Ursula is an integral part of our project management team, ensuring budget requirements are met. Ursula offers full report billing; every two weeks you will receive a detailed report showing what portion of your budget was spent, and she will spend time to help you understand your reports fully. Ursula also uses her keen nose for numbers as treasurer for My Friend’s House (a shelter for abused women and children) and volunteers with the Creemore Legion. She is an experienced quilter, loves the outdoors, and enjoys cooking and entertaining friends.
Rob Abbott, Production Manager
Rob’s role is to manage all crews, equipment, materials and sub trades for Village Builders projects. He monitors expenses and documentation for each job, and keeps everyone up to date with his Blog. In his spare time, he hits the ski slopes, reads all types of fiction and nonfiction and spends time with his growing family.
Katy Bloemendal, Administrator
Katy is the face of our office and has been in Customer Service for over 20 years with the last 10 in the Financial industry. Katy graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor Commerce Degree. She spends her time with her growing family and on the ice playing hockey.
Craig Wakelin, Estimator
Craig’s expertise in reading construction drawings is critical to Village Builders’ business practice. He analyses costs and prices all our projects to be accurate, specific and reasonable for our clients. Craig has been with Village builders for 10 years, when he is not in the office he is on the job as a Red Seal Carpenter. Outside of the office, you might find Craig on Georgian bay Kite Boarding or on his mountain bike.