My husband Jesse and I started this business together in 2008. We had a young family and saw I Know A Guy Renovations as a way to be engaged in work we love, while also carving out time for our children.
Jesse has a background in construction and my background is in non-profit (I was with Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids for 10 years), and we both spent much of our youth working in the service industry. We found that these backgrounds created skills which complemented each other. I’m comfortable with the marketing and numbers side, and Jesse has the practical, on-site construction knowledge. An added bonus from our years of service industry work is a shared skill for organization and a shared love for human interaction.
I knew I needed our company to be truly values driven. As for Jesse, should you get the chance to meet him you’ll understand right away that working from the heart is simply who he is. We believed that bringing the “always do the right thing” approach to renovations would allow us to engage in creative work and also feel we were living a life of love and contributing to our community. Making the world better one home, one happy family, at a time.
As it turns out, this approach resonates not only with many families in our city, but also with trades, suppliers and staff.
Over the years we’ve pursued education and coaching to improve and evolve, to create systems and processes to back up our good intentions. We enjoy learning, evolving and building. We measure our success by the relationships that I Know A Guy creates with the people we work with and the people we work for.
We’re excited to start the conversation about your renovation and we look forward to bringing positive change to your home.