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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.

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TM Builders Tom McColm

TOM McCOLM

President

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”.

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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 of 25 including carpenters, labourers, foremen, project managers, and operations managers. The company has completed more than 60 projects including custom homes, townhome and condominium renovations, commercial purpose-builts, and commercial renovations. During his pastime, Tom keeps busy on his acreage with his family while also enjoying snowmobiling, biking, golf, boating and everything else Whistler and Pemberton has to offer.

JAMIE AKEHURST

Project Manager

MATTHEW POYNTER

Operations Manager / Finance

COLIN DUNCAN

Project Manager

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.

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“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. Jamie spends most of his free time with his two children and wife enjoying all the activities the sea-to-sky corridor offers including snow boarding, golfing, snowmobiling, boating, and biking.

Matthew started his construction career as an apprentice on residential projects in Whistler. Upon completing his Red Seal in Carpentry in 2009, Matthew obtained a Post Graduate Diploma for Construction Project Management from Algonquin College. He is a Certified Associate Project Manager from the Project Management Institute and completing his Project Management Professional designation.

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Over a 10 year period he used his formal training and practical experience to comfortably transition from a Carpenter to Superintendent to Project Manager. “If you give me 4 hours to cut down a tree, I will sharpen the axe for the first 3. I believe that the way you do anything is the way you do everything” Matthew has more than 15 years experience in the construction industry and has managed commercial and residential projects with values ranging from $20,000 to $20 million.

Colin has more than 13 years experience in the construction business and joined the TM Builders team in 2009. As a Project Manager, Colin is responsible for ensuring the client experiences an organized and detailed process through the course of their project. “ I feel I benefit the client through my extreme attention to the details and approachable attitude”, says Colin.

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Originally earning a BA in Geography from University, Colin moved to Whistler and joined the high-end custom construction business as a finishing carpenter. In his pastime, Colin spends time with his two children and enjoys snowboarding, biking, skateboarding, and surfing.

GRAY RODIER

Site Foreman

MATT ELLIOTT

Site Foreman

MIKE HARVEY

Site Foreman

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 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

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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.

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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

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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.

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“Excellent workmanship and a good understanding of client needs and how to achieve them. We have worked with TM Builders both as a client and as a fellow sub-trade on construction projects. In both capacities TM Builders were professional and responsive. Highly recommended.” – Rizzo

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