250.851.9292

FAQs

A&T Project Developments Inc. would love to work with you to turn your dream home into a reality.  The A&T experience begins and ends with a team of professionals who are focused on the complete and total satisfaction of you, our client. Whether you are thinking of building a home for the first time, or doing a renovation to your current residence, you most likely have a number of questions on the process and what to expect. Please review our list of commonly asked questions below and contact us at your convenience to discuss these and other questions you might have in more detail.

 

1. What is your experience, and how long have you been in business?

A&T has been locally owned and operated in Kamloops since 1992. Within that time, we have had a pleasure of being a partner in a variety of projects from small residential renovations to multifamily developments and everything in between.  To learn more about our company, please click here.

 

2. Is A&T a member of any Home Builder Associations?

Yes, A&T has been a member of the Kamloops Canadian Home Builders Association since 1994.

 

3. Are you a member of a home warranty program?

Yes, A&T is a member of the Travelers Guarantee Warranty Program. To qualify for registration, a builder must pass a rigorous evaluation of their technical expertise, track record, financial position, and have a proven reputation in the industry. Registration attests to a builder’s commitment to quality materials & superior workmanship.

 

4. Has A&T won any awards for the homes they have built?

Yes, for the last 10 years, A&T has been the recipient of over 25 awards, including Keystone Awards, Tommy Awards & the Provincial Georgie awards. To learn more, visit our Achievements page here.

 

5. How does A&T ensure a quality home?

A&T works with a team of trades people and suppliers who have been carefully chosen and trained to maintain our quality of standards. Many builders use different trades and suppliers for each home, because their approach is to contract with the lowest bidder. With this system you never know who is working on your home. The benefit to our approach is that we’re getting the same team of people building all our homes. This is our way of ensuring the level of quality you expect.

 

6. I’ve heard it can be difficult to have a home built?

Home building is a complex, detailed-oriented process. Difficulties that arise between a builder and a client usually occur when there is a difference in understanding between the two. To eliminate miscommunication, A&T works with you to develop highly-detailed specifications for your new home, leaving nothing to chance. The vision of what is being built is exactly the same in your mind, your family’s mind and our minds.

 

7. What should I expect your Project Manager and staff to be like?

We believe open and upfront-good service begins with honesty, trust and good communication. Knowledgeable, good service depends on in-depth product and process knowledge. As well, prompt and efficient, good service sets and respects realistic timelines. You will find we not only work for you, we work with you.

 

8. What should I expect from my first meeting with A&T?

• We will be interested in knowing your housing needs and wants: style, size, features, amenities, price range, location and timing. That way they can show you the most suitable options within your interest and price range.
• We will explain our approach to design and finishing.
• We will provide you with helpful information to take home.
• We will provide you with a time frame of when you can expect a detailed pricing quote from us.

 

9. What should I expect throughout the building process?

• Communication. Building is a complex, detailed oriented process. Communication and mutual understanding amongst all parties is key.
• Your Project Manager will provide you a detailed schedule for when your home is to be completed.
• You will receive a financial breakdown to provide to your bank the amounts of each draw and approximately when it will be due.
• You will be updated regularly as to the projects progress and schedule.

 

10. Once my home is completed what can I expect?

• Your Project Manager will explain what is covered by warranties, for how long, and how to request after-sales service.
• You will learn what you can expect the first year, and a schedule of contact and check-ups.
• You will receive a follow up package which will ask you about your experiences with A&T and your satisfaction with your new home. We want to know what we are doing right and where there is room for improvement.

 

11. What if I come under budget with my selections?

A&T will refund any unused portion of your cash allowances budget.

 

12. Should I get pre-approved for my mortgage?

Knowing in advance how much you can borrow and securing your lender’s pre-approval for that amount makes it easier to explore your options with confidence.

 

13. What about my other questions?

We encourage you to bring your questions and concerns to us, we will be pleased to discuss them all.

Nicola Hum

Nicola Hum

Marketing Coordinator

P: (250).851.9292 ext. 227

As the Marketing Coordinator at A&T, Nicola is always looking for new and creative ways to promote A&T’s quality craftsmanship. Growing up in Kamloops, she attended the TRU School of Business and Economics with a focus on marketing and human resources. She puts her marketing degree and previous experience to use creating social media content, monitoring web analytics and maintaining our online presence.

When she’s not online, she works closely with VP of Sales and Marketing to assist with the many steps of marketing new developments, from naming and branding to website design and social media.

Having worked in the non-profit sector for many years, Nicola understands firsthand the importance of giving back to the community. She still looks for ways to support the community, including by volunteering with the Young Professionals of Kamloops Rotaract Club, for which she is the current president.

If she’s not in the office you will typically find her in the great outdoors, camping, hiking, or looking for a new lake to paddle her kayak.

Tom Heath

Tom Heath

Project Manager

P: (250).851.9292 ext. 249

Nunc interdum nibh quis dolor pretium, eu fringilla diam mollis. Quisque nec placerat quam. Sed at tincidunt arcu, sit amet consequat lorem. Vivamus quis ipsum augue. In consequat, velit id tincidunt ultrices, nisl sapien venenatis nunc, a porttitor libero ante et nisl. Cras luctus venenatis velit in vehicula.

Mauris nunc tortor, blandit at maximus vitae, feugiat et urna. Vivamus ultricies ultrices laoreet. Quisque euismod dolor risus, eu lacinia risus lobortis quis. Aenean eget mi massa. Vestibulum luctus, augue id pellentesque congue, eros libero faucibus urna, et laoreet erat dui nec dolor. Duis turpis ligula, egestas at placerat ut, dignissim congue libero.

Quisque ut posuere tortor, non porttitor tortor. Donec convallis mi id enim finibus viverra. Phasellus purus justo, ullamcorper eu magna ac, sodales ultricies elit. In vulputate nisl cursus lectus gravida, sit amet ornare sem aliquet.

Nadine Mundt

Accounting

P: (250).851.9292 ext. 245

Nunc interdum nibh quis dolor pretium, eu fringilla diam mollis. Quisque nec placerat quam. Sed at tincidunt arcu, sit amet consequat lorem. Vivamus quis ipsum augue. In consequat, velit id tincidunt ultrices, nisl sapien venenatis nunc, a porttitor libero ante et nisl. Cras luctus venenatis velit in vehicula. Mauris nunc tortor, blandit at maximus vitae, feugiat et urna.

Vivamus ultricies ultrices laoreet. Quisque euismod dolor risus, eu lacinia risus lobortis quis. Aenean eget mi massa. Vestibulum luctus, augue id pellentesque congue, eros libero faucibus urna, et laoreet erat dui nec dolor. Duis turpis ligula, egestas at placerat ut, dignissim congue libero.

Quisque ut posuere tortor, non porttitor tortor. Donec convallis mi id enim finibus viverra. Phasellus purus justo, ullamcorper eu magna ac, sodales ultricies elit. In vulputate nisl cursus lectus gravida, sit amet ornare sem aliquet.

Chris Rattan

Chris Ruttan

Project Manager

P: (250).851.9292 ext. 233

As a Project Manager at A&T Chris handles the logistics of many residential and commercial projects. With nearly 30 years in construction, Chris has developed a wealth of experience in a range of industry sectors. From high rises and multi-family developments to property restoration and residential builds, Chris has seen it all. As a project manager he utilizes his extensive knowledge to carefully plan projects, problem solve effectively, and communicate clearly with all of the project stakeholders.

Having owned his own business for many years, Chris understands firsthand the importance of completing projects on time and on budget.

When Chris isn’t on a job site, you’ll likely find him enjoying the great outdoors with his family. Whether it’s fishing, camping and motorcycling, or playing hockey, coaching and doing restoration projects, Chris always finds ways to make the most of life in Kamloops.

Cameron Hopkinson

Cameron Hopkinson

Project Manager

P: (250).851.9292 ext. 227

As a Project Manager for many of A&T’s Developments, Cameron’s specialty is complex large scale multi-family, commercial and mixed-use projects. He is responsible for the financial, scheduling, permitting and planning and processes to ensure on-time and on-budget completion of large scale developments. He selects and supervises all onsite managers and tradespersons and measures and reports project progress on a continuous basis.

Having managed residential, commercial and industrial builds that span from municipal facilities to oil fields, Cameron has successfully guided projects through business case, planning, budgeting, procurement, scheduling, project reporting and stakeholder liaison – always ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.

He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with additional certification as a LEED Green Associate.

He is the kind of guy who takes responsibility for anything that needs doing. At work and at home – where Cameron and his wife are raising their two young children.

Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson

Project Manager

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 243

As a Project Manager, Michelle coordinates the many logistics involved in large scale construction projects. Her responsibilities span from scope of work, tenders, permitting, estimating and budget management to sub-trade contracts, document management and liaison with architects, engineers and designers. She is also responsible for the delivery and review of owner warranties.

Michelle’s blend of training in project management, LEED Green Building Systems and an on-the-job education in residential construction management, has earned her the respect of clients and colleagues alike. Combined with the fact that she has owned and operated her own business, Michelle truly understands owners and their priorities.

A Saskatchewan girl, she does say some unique things from time to time. But when she’s talking about job cost budget analysis, everyone understands what she means – that nothing gets spent without owner approval.

She would like to open an animal shelter someday. Until then, she gets her fix from the three dogs that hang out in the A&T office.

Darren Chevalier

Darren Chevalier

Project Manager

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 235

Darren is a seasoned project manager and estimator who brings a quarter century of construction experience to each of his A&T projects. Working within the company’s Developments Division, Darren is always on the move – costing out and then managing developments across western Canada. He manages all project budgets, schedules, supplies, permits and personnel while ensuring a safe and secure worksite that enables each project to progress according to pre-established goals.

He holds a Diploma in Building Technology from BCIT and is a Gold Seal Certified Construction Project Manager who specializes in large scale multi-family, commercial and mixed-use projects. He also has unique experience managing projects that involve already occupied buildings where client operations are maintained with minimal impact throughout the project lifecycle.

Throughout his career Darren has completed numerous projects in the institutional, commercial, retail, health care and restaurant sectors of construction.

Darren holds traditional values about work – placing ethics, honesty and dedication top of the list for every job. He believes a successful construction project is one where the standards of communication and organization are in perfect alignment with quality and safety control. That’s how things get managed on his job site – when he is there, and when he’s not!

Kyle MacBurney

Kyle MacBurney

Project Superintendent

Kyle is a journeyman carpenter by training who hails from Williams Lake, BC. Folks from Williams Lake are self-sufficient. For Kyle, hanging with the guys usually involved fixing something. True to his roots, Kyle has become skilled at much more than carpentry. He has spent the past decade acquiring the skills and safety training to lay foundations, operate fork lifts and man lifts, install almost every type of roofing and he knows his way around plumbing and heating like a tradesperson knows their tools.

Having worked in residential framing, sheet metal siding, roof installation and both interior and exterior finishing on a variety of construction projects, Kyle is the kind of carpenter you want on your job.

When Kyle is on a site, he wants the job done well. His commitment to quality is only surpassed by his commitment to safety. He is certified in Fall Protection, Mobile Equipment Operation and has been trained in WHMIS.

For Kyle, working at A&T combines what he values most – opportunity and pride. He loves looking at the beautiful work they do and he knows how many jobs he works on at A&T are for repeat customers – something he says is the best thing that can happen in the construction industry.

Brent Ortwein

Project Superintendent

As a Project Superintendent for A&T, Brent ensures that all activities, supplies, equipment and personnel on a job site are prepared and progress as planned. He ensures safety standards are maintained on the site each and every day and is the go-to guy for all labourers and trades, liaising closely on all site-specific details with our project managers.

Brent has close to two decades experience as the most senior person on site for construction projects ranging from high-rise buildings and shopping centres to commercial and residential housing. As part of the A&T team, he has supervised the $16 M. construction of a large scale multi-family development at Sun Peaks Resort and the $10M construction of a premium urban multifamily development in the downtown core of Kamloops.

Brent is certified in Swing Stage (suspension scaffolding) Systems and is trained in Confined Space Entry and Monitoring.

Lindsay Stobbe

Project Coordinator

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 229

As a Project Coordinator, Lindsay is the go-to person for things day to day in the office – arranging permits, issuing purchase orders, finalizing contracts and making sure important information is at everyone’s fingertips. She is the first person you will see when you enter the office and make no mistake, she knows where everyone is at all times.

With more than a decade of experience as a production coordinator, she is the type of support person who has a pulse on everything. And is the first one people turn to for answers. She thrives on multi-tasking and likes a fast-paced deadline oriented environment – which makes her a good fit for A&T and our clients.

Lindsay spent every summer of her childhood at a hunting camp so there are very few things that stump her and if one does, she’ll ‘figure it out’.

Ask Lindsay about her job at A&T and she will talk less about what she does and more about how it feels to be part of a team working with people she sincerely respects.

Kelly Murphy

Project Manager

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 226

Kelly has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and has dedicated over 20 of them to A&T Project Developments Inc. As a Project Manager within our Commercial Division, Kelly ensures that our large and complex projects, whether commercial, mixed-use or multi-tenant, are planned and completed to meet, or exceed, client goals. He manages all stages of a project from estimating to scheduling, to supply and equipment management through to the service and safety of each and every person (professionals, laborers and trades) who contribute to the finished project. All on time and on budget.

Kelly started his career as a journeyman carpenter then earned his Gold Seal Superintendent Certification and his Gold Seal Certified Project Manager Certification – both from the Canadian Construction Association. He has successfully led several of A&T’s commercial projects over the past two decades, including the $8M expansion of the Kamloops Airport.

Kelly’s first hand trades experience, his honesty and his commitment to A&T has allowed him to develop and maintain long-term and productive relationships with Sub trades. They know they can count on Kelly to be true to his word.

Kelly is proud of his 3 grown children for continuing the family tradition of hard work, responsibility and helping others. It’s a set of values he says he’s seen continually put into action over his 20 Plus years at A&T.

Jackie Inkster

Interior Design

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 236

Jackie oversees the interior design on all A&T’s development sales centres and display homes as well as all interior specifications and design for A&T’s large scale commercial and multi-family developments throughout the region.

With a degree in Applied Interior Design, and a knack for finding creative solutions, her office mates know Jackie’s mantra is ‘balance’. She is constantly searching for the perfect balance – in scale, proportion, form and function – to ensure the spaces A&T builds are finished not only to technical requirements but also to the desired living experience. Her design solutions have been implemented in numerous A&T multifamily, commercial and residential developments.

It takes a unique skill to imagine how people might experience a space long before the walls are built. But this is Jackie’s forte and she has repeatedly demonstrated it, helping the company earn several industry awards.

Inspired by the fortitude of her mother, Jackie does not shy away from challenge. Instead, she stays grounded (which really means ‘well-balanced’) and embraces the times when the solution is not easily found.

Carla Tyson

Accounting

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 223

Carla loves numbers. She loves when they line up exactly as they should. Which is why she’s responsible for the company’s annual budgeting and forecasting of all things financial. She manages the company’s accounts payable and receivable as well as all remittances required by Revenue Canada. She manages all job costing on development projects, reporting on commercial and residential projects and knows our project financial management software, Maestro, inside and out.  She is our accounting software expert and if there is ever a problem, she is the one to fix it.  She keeps track of every dollar. And enjoys it.

Carla joined A&T after more than a decade of experience as an accountant for KPMG and as the Accounts Receivable and Revenue Accountant for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

She holds a diploma in Accounting from Thompson Rivers University. She also completed levels 1-3 of the CGA program in pursuit of her professional accountant designation and regularly takes accounting courses to stay updated on all accounting policies and procedures.

Managing money is sometimes not the most warm and fuzzy job. But Carla is easy going and always welcoming. And she gets her warm and fuzzies at work by sharing space with one of our office dogs, an American Cocker Spaniel names Renly.

Frank Quinn

Frank Quinn

Principal

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 229

Frank brings over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer, developer, corporate strategist and governance leader to his role with A&T. He is a visionary who identifies opportunity then pairs it with relevant knowledge, prudence and the right partnerships to make good ideas happen. He oversees the company’s land negotiations and acquisitions, and leads the research and analysis required to ensure its major developments and projects are not only feasible but successful. He also directs and supervises the investment, design and planning decisions required for each of A&T’s major multi-family and commercial projects.

With a long history of providing counsel in financial and commercial law, as well as decades of law firm management, Frank now serves on the senior advisory counsel for Fulton & Co, where he where he advises financial institutions on the structuring of transactions and advises corporations on restructuring their affairs to deal with financial crisis.

He has helped guide and govern several provincial, regional and local business, community, health and educational organizations, and currently serves as the Chair of the Thompson Rivers University Community Trust.

Together with his wife Cathy, he is a father to three, a grandfather to five and a trusted and devoted friend to many. He is uncompromising in his commitments to others but equally devoted to the intense pursuit of his interests – which include heli-skiing, mountain climbing and mountain biking.

Gary Reed

Vice President Sales & Marketing / Partner

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 232

As a Graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business, Gary combines a background as a former top producing real estate associate and his proven endurance as two-time Canadian Track and Field Olympian, to his role as VP Sales and Marketing for A&T.

As a Partner and member of A&T’s senior management team, Gary leads the sales and marketing for all company divisions. He is also responsible for the evaluation of opportunities and execution of contracts related to land acquisitions and large scale developments. Once in play, he leads A&T’s  team and a trusted group of contracted sales and marketing specialists through the research, design, planning, identity, market positioning and sales process for the company’s major development projects.

Gary is a results-oriented manager who has a strong record of empowering others to meet and exceed required goals. Since joining A&T, he has successfully positioned and marketed over $200 million in commercial, mixed use – and multi-family developments.

He is the Executive Director of the Reed Athletics Fund a non-profit he founded to help aspiring Olympic hopefuls in track and field.

Together with his wife, Gary is raising their two young daughters to be active, athletic and adventurous.

 

Brandon Lolli

Vice President of Construction / Partner

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 228

As a Partner and member of the company’s senior management team, Brandon oversees construction operations including project estimating, scheduling, permitting and development approvals.  He hires, manages and evaluates all Project Managers, project superintendents, assistant superintendents and construction personnel and ensures that all equipment and materials are where they need to be, when they need to be there.  He ensures projects progress on schedule without ever compromising the company-wide commitment to secure and safety-first workplaces.

Brandon has directed the successful completion of multiple commercial and lease hold improvement projects including hotel, retail, recreation, office, industrial and residential within the region. He is a Certified Red Seal Carpenter and an Accredited Project Manager who credits his mentors with teaching him the importance of detail and an honest work ethic.  Something he believes to be the values held firmly within A&T.

Brandon is proud of his work and of what he has built for his growing family – his mom, partner and their two young children – and a dog who have been with him since he started his career in Yellowknife.

Jeff Arnold

President

P: (250) 851.9292 ext. 222

Jeff is a humble leader who is guided as much by his principles as his business acumen. As President and Founder of A&T Project Developments Inc., he has built the company from the ground up over the past 25 years.  With a formal education in business administration and decades of experience in the construction industry, he has refined the skill of building and supporting a team who is committed to the company’s values and goals. He leads by example while setting and managing corporate strategy – and then fosters the relationships with staff, clients, consultants and trades to ensure goals are met with the highest standard of quality, safety, accountability and ‘moral’ judgement. And he ensures the financial health of the organization, knowing that good financial management benefits everyone.

As a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certified Project Manager, he understands both the challenges and solutions of large scale construction projects and maintains final responsibility for the construction approvals and processes of A&T’s major projects. More than 1000 residential, commercial and multi-family projects have been successfully completed under Jeff’s leadership.

He is a recognized business leader who is community-minded and generously supports those organizations who help others. He has a track record of community service and is past-president and an active director of the Kamloops Food Bank.

When he is not working on the business, he’s pursuing a personal goal like climbing a mountain, trekking across a foreign land or guiding his two daughters toward a life of health, happiness and success.