I am a businessperson and owner of the successful home building business, Land Ark Homes. Currently, I am working on rewiring myself and moving from success to significance, from building homes to building people.
Welcome to my personal blog. It is focused on providing resources that will help you achieve success just like they did for me. My goal is to help you gain more balance, margin and focus in your life and my life’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
I write on leadership, personal development, business, personal finance and homebuilding. All of my recommended resources I have read, understood and applied to my life. I believe that we all have some authority in our lives because of specialized information that we acquired throughout life. I’m writing from the perspective of someone who’s acquired knowledge through resources and I hope this blog can help fuel your passion and purpose.
I hope it will provide engaging, life changing content that you can put to work in your personal and professional lives. If you wish to get the most out of life, this blog is for you.
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I have worked in the home building industry my entire career. I began as a labourer while a student at University of Toronto. I worked during the summers learning various trades and then as a superintendent for a large, national builder. Shortly after, I started my own construction company and later moved to Ottawa, having saved enough money to buy my first building lot. The company built over 350 homes in 20 years and was best known for building high-end custom homes in estate communities.
Land Ark Homes won many local, provincial, national and international awards including Builder of the Year in the City of Ottawa and the province of Ontario. It was also the only Canadian builder to win the National Association of Home Builders “America’s Best Builder” title. We were consistently in the top 20% of builders in the National Cost of Doing Business Surveys. God blessed the work of our hands far beyond what we deserved or could have ever achieved on our own.
With much concentration, we focused our energies on building our fortune. Over the years, I have diversified into publicly traded companies in order to maintain our wealth as we fund various Christian charities and help fulfill the Great Commission.
Now, I am working on moving from success to significance. On rewiring instead of retiring as I mentor young builders and invest in serving others. I also teach personal finance courses to adults and home-schooled teens, coach youth hockey and run Build-Up Conferences to help lead men into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. I host Generous Giving Journeys of Generosity to help people learn more about the joy of being generous. I also guide groups of church leaders to the annual Drive Conference in Atlanta.
I have been happily married to my wife Diana for over 18 years and we have 3 boys. We home school and travel together extensively. We all share a love of Jesus and of learning.
In my free time I enjoy reading, investing, staying in shape and a variety of sports like snowboarding, snowmobiling, seadooing and wake boarding. I am a member of Stittsville Community Bible Church outside Ottawa, Ontario, where I serve as a leader for outreach ministries.
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