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MEET THE TEAM

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT TEAM TO BUILD YOUR CUSTOM HOME

Building a custom home is while both exciting and complex is also deeply personal. You don’t just want to hire a construction company; you want to hire a team you can trust, with a knowledgeable builder that you can be honest with and that will give you an honest answer while ensuring that you have the best people working for you and your family.
Koru’s attentive management, in-house highly skilled carpentry team and handpicked sub-contractors are experts in building code, building practices and process. Collectively we pursue to build the highest standard of home for you. Your needs will be reflected in everything from the design to the way we handle logistics.
Koru Construction takes no shortcuts and ensures every home is built to enjoy for generations.

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CHRIS O'LEARY

Principal

I am the founder and General Manager of Koru Construction.
Koru Construction was formed in 2012 after years of scratching the wanderlust itch with my snowboard in tow I eventually met my match, my wife Lauren. After completing a year-long world trip together, I settled down with my awesome wife in her beautiful home town, Vancouver. 
It was time to enact on a childhood dream to build exceptional homes and Koru Construction was founded. I threw my toolbelt on and ventured out into the untamed world of contracting. The first few years I undertook many smaller kitchen and bathroom remodels but soon ventured into larger scale renovations that required an increasingly larger team and organisation. 8 Years later and Koru construction has grown into a large scale residential renovator and custom home builder.
I wish to build homes that are not only beautiful and functional spaces for families to grow in and communities to be built around but also homes that are energy efficient and environmentally conscious.
I feel honored to be involved in one of the most progressive building industries in the world and am constantly educating myself with the newest technology and building practices so I am able to serve our clients and environment a better and more sustainable product to live in and love.

ALI DUTTON

Office Manager & Marketing Coordinator

Back in 2017, upon returning from 5 years living abroad in the UK, Ali showed up on Koru Construction's doorstep with a bright gleam in her eye and 15+ years’ experience in customer service and office administration.

Throughout her first years at Koru, Ali has helped create and establish processes in office administration, project coordination, bookkeeping, and project management. She is thrilled to continue working closely alongside Chris, leading the newly-established Marketing Department.

Outside of work Ali enjoys traveling (which in the recent years has included exploring her back yard and venturing around the lower mainland) with her husband, 5 yr old twins and yellow Labrador pup.

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DAMON BAILEY

Foreman

Damon joined Koru Construction in 2018 when he emigrated from South Africa. With a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and Biokinetics, Carpentry may seem like a drastic career change, though to him it has been a natural progression.

 

As a carpenter, Damon consistently proves to be very capable in all aspects of a project, but finds finishing to be the most fulfilling. Bringing each client’s vision to life is extremely rewarding, and allows his creativity and attention to detail to reign.

 

Outside of work, Damon enjoys spending time with his wife exploring the trails on their MTB's, playing golf and tennis. He also enjoys watching sports, and learning all about the ‘new’ North American ones.