Following a rewarding career as a Construction Engineering Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Keil retired as a Major to follow his dream to start his own business. He brings an unparalleled work ethic and a fresh perspective to the industry. He truly cares about people and will do everything he can to offer a service that suits his clients.
Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada - Kingston, ON
P.Eng British Columbia license # 45148
Project Management Professional (PMP) designation
Masters Certificate in Project Management - Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, Victoria, BC
Mike joined the Mavericks team in 2019 after successfully running his residential design company in Victoria, BC for over a decade. He followed his heart and moved to the west coast of Canada to Salt Spring Island from Boston, Massachusetts to marry his wife Robin. While living many years on Salt Spring Island Mike started a family as well as gained a background in Rammed Earth building design, 3D computer modeling, steel fabrication, and architectural rendering. Mike is an incredibly talented artist that creates timeless masterpieces and is always up for a design challenge. Not your typical Artist, Mike is also grounded, skillful in navigating bylaw requirements and aware of structural limitations in construction systems and materials. You can rely on Mike to plan accordingly and combine his designs into the building lots' natural environment for full integration. His designs are buildable, tailored to our client’s intent and simply beautiful. Mike is passionate about craft beers, whiskey, and loves playing bass guitar with his local band.
Daniel joined the Mavericks team in 2020 after gaining extensive experience in multi-story concrete structures, masonry, and steel. He performed his masters in structural engineering at the University of Alberta where he demonstrated superior understanding in fundamental concepts. Daniel is comfortable in multiple structural modeling softwares including Autodesk Robot Structural design Professional which seamlessly integrates with our Revit modeling software. It allows us to effectively combine steps and come ahead of the competition with the agility of our design and the ability to adjust as we go. Daniel boasts an impressive design portfolio ranging from complex single-family residence wood frame to new built commercial and industrial building, such as the new Kelowna Mercedes-Benz Dealership and the iconic Roxy Theatre in Edmonton. Dan enjoys wood working, DIY projects and the occasional hockey game.
Starting his construction career on the tools, Darren worked as a builder for many years. He is an expert at finding 'the diamond' in the rough on the market and transforming it into the most profitable real estate option. Continually improving his craftsmanship and in-turn, tool collection, has given him what he requires when crossing the next 'project' bridge.
Graduate Cert. in Project Management (PMI) from Royal Roads University - Victoria, BC
Bachelors in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University - Victoria, BC
Diploma/Certificate in Business Administration from University of Victoria - Victoria, BC
Roger started his career in the Canadian Armed Forces as an non-commissioned member for the Air Force. He served most of his time in Winnipeg until deciding to pursue a career in technical drafting. For over 20years, he worked as an architectural technician for the re-known firm Dube Matte Architect in the Montreal area. Under Mr. Matt he learnt the intricacy of architectural building science, design and detailing associated with it. Later on, he started his own company as general contractor for high end residential single-family dwelling and multi residential units (40+ units) in Montreal. When Roger started contemplating early retirement, his son Keil offered him to join the Mavericks team to return to his drafting roots. Roger brings to the table a high technical knowledge combined with hands on construction experience. He knows how to build things…he knows how to communicate it through technical architectural and structural plans! He was a perfect fit with for the team and has been with us since the beginning.
Introducing Katherine, our building designer assistant and drafting expert at Mavericks. Her previous work assignments landed her in prestigious firms in Singapore where she's garnered a wealth of architectural knowledge, making her an invaluable asset to our team. As she hones her skills with architectural internships in town, she's quickly evolving into a force in both structural and architectural realms. Katherine’s proficiency in Revit allows us to create extraordinary computer models on all our creations. In the world of building design, Katherine stands out by merging global insights with local expertise.
Introducing Goose, Mavericks' Head of HR and our resident golden retriever. Don't let his furry exterior fool you – he's the mastermind behind our office morale. With no formal degree, unless you count a PhD in 'Puppy Happiness and Development,' Goose excels in tail-wagging diplomacy and mandatory playtime enforcement.
A pro at sniffing out the best and the brightest (or just sniffing in general), Goose's recruitment strategy is simple yet effective: if you've got treats, you're in! His daily duties range from guarding the office door to ensuring regular walkies, all while maintaining an unwaveringly sunny disposition.
In his downtime, Goose is a relentless squirrel chaser and an aspiring social media influencer, capturing hearts one woof at a time. He's living proof that sometimes, the best man for the job is a dog.
I was raised just north of Montreal in the country side. I joined the Canadian Armed Forces and completed my engineering degree through the Royal Military College. It has been a great experience that prepared me for challenges ahead. Following university, I embarked on multiple Construction Engineering trade courses. This gave me the opportunity to live in multiple provinces (New-Brunswick, Ontario and BC) and learn applicable engineering skills used by the Forces and the general construction industry. My appointment in Victoria on the Naval Base exposed me to complex management positions within the engineering community. My experience in the Forces and in the various engineering positions prepared me to be successful in my next enterprise: Mavericks Solutions Ltd
Canadian Armed Forces Engineering Officer, retired at the rank of Major, led contract sections, prepared and reviewed proposal for government construction and maintenance contracts.
Led the Operations section (180 employees) responsible for the maintenance of Base infrastructure,
Provided engineering review for consultant packages for new constructions in industrial and commercial applications to confirm maintainability of systems.
Residential and light commercial structural engineering. New built and renovation projects of all types. I have tackled complex projects as well as simple ones. I'm not afraid to work with other professionals when a project requires different areas of expertise. My project management background helps bringing all puzzle pieces together for a successful project.
Project management principles shapes how I perform work on a daily basis. It allows me to be thorough in anything I work on, big or small. I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well.
Project management was introduced to me through the Canadian Armed Forces Operational Planning Process which shapes operational success during most difficult situations and missions. This solid framework spiked my interest and led me to pursue its industry recognized equivalent: the Project Management Institute framework. This allows for structure in projects, common vocabulary between project professionals and tools to provide data for decision making during execution.
Rest assured your project will be in good hands.
Building a great company that allows me to achieve a great Work/Life balance while doing what I love: Structural engineering
I really enjoy my work. I get absorbed for hours at times, especially when I'm trying to solve a complex problem.
When I'm not working, you will find me enjoying the outdoors, camping or surfing (at least trying to).
I like coffee (especially Discovery Coffee), Scotch and local beers. My favorite breweries these days are Yellow Dog, Small Gods, Hoyne and Superflux. They are simply fantastic!
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