Barb was born and raised in North Vancouver and she has lived in the lower mainland for her whole life.
She started her post secondary education in pursuit of a degree in Physical Education. However she soon discovered that her interests were better suited to the business environment. She switched her educational pursuits to Business Admin, going to school part time while working full time. she has worked in the construction industry for most of her career. She began her construction orientated career at Trane Air Conditioning in the service department before moving into several service coordinator roles. Barb then took on the accounting world after obtaining her CPA, CGA designation. Barb has over 15 years of construction industry accounting experience.
Barb has always enjoyed sports and has had several athletic pursuits as well. She enjoys outdoor activities and is currently training for, and competing in triathlons.
Barb chose to work with Humphries Construction because she enjoys helping people grow and excel in their pursuits. With her experience in the construction industry she is well poised to help do that in this organization. Upon meeting Todd she was convinced that Humphries Construction had a great future, and she wanted to become a part of his team.
Mandeep Rai was born and raised in New Westminster, and has lived there ever since. Over that period of time he has seen how much the city has transformed, and it is a place that he holds dear to his heart.
Mandeep began his post secondary education in the Kinesiology program at Simon Fraser University. He later switched his focus to business and financial management after discovering his knack for working with numbers and formulating innovative ideas. After his time at SFU, he began utilizing these skills in the construction industry. Mandeep began his construction management career by building a number of restaurants and custom residential homes.
Sport has been a fixture in Mandeeps life, starting at an early age. He has enjoyed playing soccer, hockey, basketball, football and volleyball. He enjoys going to various sporting events and also enjoys a good action film.
Mandeep chose to work for Humphries Construction because the structure and atmosphere of the company seemed to align with his personal ideology’s and ways of doing things. He feels that everyone, regardless of their role, plays and important part in assuring that the team functions well and excels. He enjoys the sense of teamwork and also enjoys taking projects from an empty shell to a finished product that the client will enjoy.
Troy was born in Richmond, and shortly thereafter his family moved to the Gulf Islands. There they enjoyed small town living for nearly 10 years before they moved back to Richmond. He is still a Richmond resident.
Troy started his construction career immediately after high school by working for his familes concrete cutting business for 10 years. His career in the building aspect of construction began when he was offered the opportunity to work for a friend, building spec homes on the North Shore. He couldn’t resist the new challenge and switched careers. This is where he discovered a passion for being an integral part of a build team. A few years later he began his own company performing residential and commercial renovations. He serviced the lower mainland for nearly 12 years.
He is a dedicated and passionate NFL football fan. He himself played for 7 years as a child. There are several teams that he supports. However, he is not shy to admit that he has been a Patriots fan since 2001.
When I am not at work you can find me on the local Vancouver trails, rain or shine, with my faithful, furry companion Chloe. Some of my other passion are cooking, snowboarding and skiing, and of course music. I catch as many “rock” shows in the local Vancouver venues as possible, driving as far as Calgary once for a live show.
I have been in and around construction most of my life. For me, the draw to work for the HCG was the great team environment, company ethics and the calibre of projects completed. My passion for working hard in a fast-passed environment, while keeping the atmosphere light and fun, seemed a great fit with the HCG attitude. Upon meeting Todd, the owner, I could see his passion for the projects, and the clients, as well as how important it was to him, to make sure his team had all the necessary tools they needed. Not only to do their best individual jobs, but for the success of the entire project. Meeting the rest of the team, especially Denver, felt very natural. I knew that the HCG was going to be a great fit.
Sean was born in Mission BC, and was raised in Winnipeg before moving back to BC as a teen. He moved a lot as a child. He attributes this to helping him develop his people skills and adapt easily to new environments.
Sean has an extensive amount of experience in metal fabrication. He began his welding career by getting a summer job at 14 years of age. He began working as a ticketed welder right out of high school and spent 16 years welding and fabricating for several large companies. He has been a part of multiple large projects, including the retractable rooftop at BC place.
He is a very hands on person that has accumulated multiple skills and talents. He has experience operating cranes, machining, millwriting and working on vehicles. He can fix just about anything. Sean enjoys running, cycling and Soccer. He is also a big hockey fan and supports both the Jets and Canucks. He also continues to do custom fabrications in his spare time and makes furniture too.
He chose to work for Humphries Construction because it’s a company committed to bringing it’s “A-game” day in and day out. The environment is positive, with a team of skilled individuals focused on not only providing a service, but a top-quality service. Being part of a team and working towards creating a space according to someone’s vision appeals to him. It excites him to think that he can be instrumental in that process. His goal is to challenge himself to be the best he can at everything he does and to continue to grow as an individual in order to have a positive effect on those around him.
Eddy was born and raised in London, England and moved to Perth Ontario in 1986.
Despite coming from a family of heating engineers’ Eddy found himself wanting to pursue another aspect of construction, Carpentry. After completing his carpentry apprenticeship at St Laurent College in Kingston Ontario, he moved to Whistler BC.
In his time on the tools he gained a wide variety of woodworking experience and knowledge – from framing to fine finishing and cabinetry. All skills that he relies on to this day.
He began his supervisory experience while working for Intrawest Resorts (Whistler/Blackcomb) supervising a Special Projects Team. This led to further supervisory positions involving hospitality, restaurant and retail projects. Eddy’s experience is well diversified.
Eddy is a passionate sports fan. Rugby is his favorite in having played the game for 25 years, “before common sense” moved him to the side lines. After moving to Canada he has now found himself a keen spectator of most North American sports. Eddy is an avid foodie and loves to cook and create.
David was born and raised in New Westminster. Before settling down in beautiful North Vancouver with his wife and 3 sons, he spent time living and going to school in Calgary, California and Vancouver.
David was raised in a construction family. He went to UBC on an athletic scholarship and received a BA in Psychology. He was then drafted in the second round, 14th overall by the BC Lions in 1999 and traded to Calgary Stampeders in 2000. Before retiring, David helped the Stampeders win a Grey Cup in 2001. Following his retirement, he started and ran his own business in physical and mental health for 14 years. After this lengthy period in the health industry, he wanted a change. Going back to his family’s roots, he began his professional construction career doing slab preparation and landscaping before quickly moving into residential project management. After several years he made the move to commercial project management.
Physical and mental fitness, football, fantasy football, family, reading and coaching his sons flag football teams, are all things that take up his spare time. He is also a board member for the GSL Football Association. Fishing with his sons on the weekends at Bowen Island is something that he also enjoys. Like Troy, he is an Avid Patriots fan.
David was drawn to Humphries because of the energy, the teamwork, and the team itself. When he met Todd and Denver, he was struck by their understanding of teamwork and the amount of energy that they brought to the office.
David was drawn to the fact that Humphries recognized his multiple strengths and wanted to utilize them to their fullest potential within the team. The energy and the opportunity to grow his skillset was a perfect fit for him.