Meet Our Home Building & Renovations Team, Shakespeare Homes & Renovations
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc serves the great communities in North and West Vancouver by providing high-quality custom built homes and modern renovations in North and West Vancouver.
Mark Cooper – President, Project Manager
Raised on the North Shore in a family of artists, Mark found his interest after taking the construction course at Carson Graham high school in 1983, before graduating from the BCIT construction program.
A journeyman carpenter and a home construction contractor for more than 26 years, Mark incorporated Shakespeare Homes in the early 1990’s.
For several years, Mark took time to help launch a high-tech company into the number one seller in North America, dealing with Fortune 500 companies. This means he brings to Shakespeare Homes both financial stability and solid professional experience in working through business issues.
As a long-standing member of the HAVAN (Homebuilders Association Vancouver), Mark is the Chairman of their Board, also serves as the Chair of its Renovation Council and is active in its seminars and training events. As well as mentoring newer construction companies and trades, he is supporting the school district’s on-site introduction to construction by hosting regular site-progress visits for grade 11-12 students. Mark has a keen interest in building science and energy efficient techniques as a Built Green and Energy certified builder.
Justin Jarvo – Project Manager
Beginning his construction career in Ottawa, Justin started as a general labourer/carpenter. Quickly moving up the ranks to site lead, where he decided to shift his focus in the warmer climate of the West Coast. With a business marketing diploma completed, the next steps were to learn and develop the business acumen of the rugged residential building industry. Justin has over 14 years of experience in business administration and over 9 years in project management.
Justin’s goals are to drive trades/employees to create a positive project experience on the jobsite. He also promotes open and clear communication to all people involved. He determines these important factors to a positive renovation/new build experience.
Justin is a father of two young boys and a wife of over seven years. He enjoys various sports, excelling in hockey and golf. In his free time, you can find him at the local brewery tasting the seasonal beer flavours on tap.
Daniel Lee – Project Coordinator
Daniel grew up in Port Coquitlam and enjoys the outdoor diversity that the Lower Mainland offers.
As a project coordinator for Shakespeare Homes, Daniel is always seeking out ways to successfully move a project forward to ensure the best possible quality is delivered. With over 5 years’ experience in the construction industry combined with 10 years’ experience as a social worker in the lower mainland Daniel is committed to understanding the client’s needs and utilizing resources to get the job done.
When not at work Daniel will be seen at a soccer field, or on his bike cruising the sea wall and local trails. You may also see Daniel also enjoying local events and parks with his wife, son and daughter.
Aubrey Driedger – Project Coordinator
Aubrey has always had a passion for building. From a young age, you could find Aubrey out in the yard building forts and ramps for his bike – none of which was safety approved! Starting in multi-family construction at the age of 18, he quickly moved up to site lead. Here, he learned the proper methods and practices of a carpenter. At the age of 21, he went to university to study history. His passion for building, however, never truly left him, and started a contracting business, building homes and additions.
For the last 6 years, Aubrey’s primary focus has been in passive home building and renovations. He loves being at the centre of a project and immersing himself in the particularities that transform a regular house into a personalized home for his clients. In his free time, Aubrey enjoys reading, writing, and exploring this beautiful landscape we all call home.
Lana Skrypnyk – Interior Designer/ PC
She is fond of her work and treats traditions with respect, but she is also not afraid to create a fresh new look. She combines clients’ specific requests with innovative construction solutions and creates unique interiors which are both functional and elegant.
While working on the project she is dealing with two tasks simultaneously. The first is creating a beautiful space, and the second is optimizing financial and time expenditure. She works closely with the clients all the way from the discussion of the initial project idea to successful project completion. In her free time, she loves to read and spend hours sketching in nature.