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OUR TEAM
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Todd Humphries
Owner/President

Todd Humphries is the owner of Humphries Construction Group. He has an extensive range of experience in the commercial construction industry. Prior to starting up Humphries Construction Group, Todd worked as both a licensed commercial broker and property manager overseeing all aspects of the tenant improvement process.

Todd’s experience as a commercial broker and property manager allows him to “literally” put himself in the shoes of his clients. He can relate to what they need, and understands how to make a plan and effectively execute it. He understands the needs of his clients, as he has experienced them first hand.

Todd grew up with tools in hands and has appreciated the construction process from the grass roots up. His easy going nature and vast experience allows his clients to have peace of mind in knowing that they are in good hands. Todd recognizes the importance of meeting deadlines as well as staying on budget.

Todd is also a LEED Accredited Professional obtaining his LEED AP in 2009. His knowledge and experience utilizing LEED principles has carried through into his design built projects. This ensures that every new space is a cleaner and healthier workspace for clients.

Todd resides on the North Shore and is married with three children. He has been an active coach for his children’s sport teams. In his spare time, he enjoys camping with his family and sneaking off to that isolated interior lake for a little fly fishing…

Denver Wynn
Director of Business Development

Denver grew up in Kamloops BC, and lived there for the largest portion of his life. He continues to go back as often as he can. Denver has been in the lower mainland for three years and now lives in West Vancouver.

After attaining his Associates Degree in the United States, Denver completed his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in psychology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. After having taken up positions in sales, professional sports, management, and heavy equipment, his work experience and skills are widely varied.

Baseball and golf have been the largest components of Denver’s life thus far. He represented Canada on the Jr. National Baseball Team and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Denver is an avid outdoorsman and loves fishing and camping. He enjoys spending time with his family above all other things.

Denver entered the construction industry because he grew up around it and it had always been something that he was passionate about. He chose Humphries Construction because of who Todd is, the company’s philosophy, morals and direction. He hopes to learn as much as he can and grow with the company both professionally and personally. “The quality of the people on the team is second to none.”

Mandeep Rai
Project Manager

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 Lorenz
Site Superintendant

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.

DENISE STAPLETON
pre-construction manager

Having grown up in Richmond, BC and now residing in Delta with her husband and young son, Denise was born and raised with a true west coast spirit and is always up for an adventure, regardless of the weather.

Denise completed her Diploma of Interior Design in 2009 from the Art Institute of Vancouver, and was fortunate to work for one of Vancouver’s larger Architectural firms, diving head first into the world of commercial design.  Years later, she pursued a career in project management with one of Canada’s largest commercial developers.  Along with a talented team of construction professionals, Denise trudged through massive construction sites, creating incredible experience both in and out of their work boots.

Off the clock, Denise thoroughly enjoys hikes, nature walks, camping and road trips with her husband, two children, and corgi, Quinn.  She values the relationships in her life above anything else, and enjoys quality time with friends and family.  Denise has been a hands-on DIY-er since childhood, and has more recently enjoyed renovating her home and honing her own construction skills.

Having worked with Todd in other capacities for over a decade, Denise always admired and recognized the functional, personable and knowledgeable qualities that makes Todd’s team what it is today, and felt that this was the perfect dynamic she was looking for.  With values that mesh seamlessly with her own, she is excited for the continued growth the team continues to pursue!

BRIAN YOUNG
sr. project manager

Brian grew up in Richmond BC and continues to live there with his family.  He has always been fascinated with the construction industry and after graduating from British Columbia Institute of Technology in Building Technology and Construction Management, he joined an Interior Contractor and became an estimator for the architectural millwork and interior contracting division.

Brian wanted to pursue further challenges and naturally transitioned into Project coordination and Project Management specializing in commercial interiors. Over the next several years, Brian honed his skills in Project Management where he managed small scale to million-dollar projects. He also embraced leadership roles in the industry as an Owner’s Representative managing high profile projects in the lower mainland and headed the construction division for a National Property Management group in downtown Vancouver.

Brian’s professional philosophy and core principles aligns with Todd’s principles and has found a great fit in vision and culture. He has always been a team player and enjoys working in a collaborative and professional environment and has found it in Humphries Construction.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children and also enjoys activities such as golf, sports shooting, snowboarding, and martial arts. Brian loves rock music and has been a drummer since his teens and shares his love of music with his son who is also a drummer.

Brent Thurston
Site Superintendent

Brent was born and raised in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver in the mid-80s to ride racehorses – yes, Brent was a jockey!

During his riding days, Brent also worked for and became a Red Seal carpenter and following that achievement, started and operated his own construction company. His career in the construction industry has since spanned over 20 years and his focus and expertise has largely been as a site superintendent – a role he still enjoys playing to this day.

Brent remains passionate about horses and has transitioned from jockey to owner over the years.  A couple of Brent’s horses race at Hastings Park in Vancouver.

The skilled people, the cultural energy around Humphries and Todd’s vision for the business cemented Brent’s desire to join forces and be a part of the team!

 

Luigi Perna
PROJECT MANAGER

Having gown up in Hope, BC, Luigi is a true BC boy with strong Italian roots.  Luigi originally pursued a career in Accounting before switching gears to the world of construction, after successfully building his own home and overseeing the entire process.  His house project was the pivotal point in realizing his true passion for construction and project management, which he successfully pursued professionally thereafter.  Luigi enjoys the daily variety of tasks and problem solving, through to the satisfaction of seeing the end product. His primary focus has been in retail stores, medical/dental clinics, pharmaceutical as well as numerous corporate office tenant improvements.

Residing in East Vancouver with his wife and two daughters, Luigi enjoys attending triathlon training with his children, as well as musical theater and choir.  He enjoys fishing, camping and playing slow-pitch softball.  Luigi also has an affinity for homemade wine and sausage!

Luigi was drawn to the Humphries team culture, the growth opportunity within and the variety of projects available to further expand his experience.

 

Teagan McLean
CONTROLLER

Teagan was born, raised and is still living in beautiful North Vancouver.  Growing up, her family was involved in many home renovations, sparking an interest in construction from a young age.  She also worked for her family’s Human Resources company, and quickly learned that numbers were a clear strength for her.  It wasn’t until working with the PNE Prize home lottery that the idea of accounting and construction could intersect into an ideal career for Teagan.  With over 12 years of accounting experience within the construction industry, Teagan brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and is eager to further develop her career in her chosen niche.

Beyond the walls of the office, Teagan is an avid outdoorswoman from regular hikes through the North Shore trails to long walks along the Seawall.  She can typically be found putting miles on her shoes, especially if there’s a sunset involved!  Teagan is eager to travel to her bucket list destinations over the next few years and continues to enjoy spending quality time with the people closest to her.

A highlight for Teagan is seeing a project from inception to completion, and with each successful project, a drive to succeed on the next one is fueled.  Meeting Todd showed her from the very start that their mutual like-mindedness, passion for the industry, drive and motivation would partner well together.  The vibrant team has given her great confidence in a successful future and pride to be an integral part of the team.

 

Basit Abdul
project coordinator

Born in Pakistan and raised in Kuwait, Basit made the move to Canada in 2013 to study and pursue a career in construction.  Upon completing his degree in construction management from George Brown College in Toronto, Basit has gained valuable experience working on numerous construction projects throughout the lower mainland on a trajectory to hone his project management skills.  Having grown up in a very diverse country, Basit is extremely open minded and appreciative of different cultures wherever he goes.

Running, hiking, painting and self-development are huge pieces of Basit identity, all of which he enjoys regularly when not in the office.

The culture within the walls of Humphries Construction is what drew him to further explore the team and career opportunity.  Basit values honest, open-minded and easy-going people, all of which are qualities that Todd has cultivated from the very beginning.