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 25 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.
Karl Cox – Project Manager
Raised in Dublin, Ireland before moving to BC in 2010. Construction is in his blood with a journeyman carpenter father and many family members in the industry. Karl studied for a degree in construction technology & management with a second degree in construction economics both undertaken at Dublin Institute of Technology. A quantity surveyor and project manager by trade while also with keen eye for finishing carpentry having spent many years in a hybrid project manager/carpentry roll.
Karl started his career in the commercial construction industry, working for Irelands top construction companies before immigrating to Canada and entering residential construction over 10 years ago as a project manager.
Outside of work, Karl embraces the outdoors and spends his time enjoying the local parks, playgrounds and recreation centres in North Vancouver alongside his young daughter or in the shop working on homemade furniture. Karl can also be found on the field playing/coaching soccer for a local men’s team.
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 4 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.