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Behind the scenes at Amsted: Meet the team 5

February 11, 2019

For the past few months, we’ve been taking you behind the scenes to meet the team. Our staff is awesome and we want to show them off! So here’s the latest installment, where we introduce you to Kirk P., Shakira and Giuseppe.

Kirk P.
Project Coordinator

What do you do?
My role as a Project Coordinator at Amsted involves taking clients from the initial in-home consultation right through to the hand-off to our construction team. I will be with the clients every step of the way guiding them through the proven Amsted process. Even when the project is in construction, I will still be there to help the process along right to the celebration meeting when clients receive the keys to their newly renovated space.

Fave project?
The most memorable project I have worked on is renovating a bathroom from a standard-sized bathroom to a wheelchair-accessible bathroom with ceiling lifts. The change that this made for the family’s daily life was immense and it made the project that much more satisfying.

Away from work I…
Like to spend time with my wife and two daughters. Most of my winters are spent in the hockey rinks either through coaching or watching my daughters play. I enjoy spending as much as possible of my off-work time outdoors.

Fave project in your own home?
I have been going through a renovation of my own so the short answer is I enjoy working on every one! But the room I am looking forward to having finished is the basement, a cosy comfortable space for the family to hang out in.

Best part about working at Amsted?
The people! Not only the people I work with on a daily basis but the clients as well. I have a passion for this industry and working at Amsted allows me to provide the best service possible. That happens by the quality of people that work at Amsted. Working with a team of people who have the same vision and goals makes it a joy to come to work every day.

Shakira W.
Director of First Impressions

What do you do?
I work in an administrative role at Amsted, where I’ve been since 2013. I support our Construction, Service and Warranty Departments. I am also the Amsted DOFI (Director of First Impressions), so all new inquiries for renovations come to me first. I do my best to let my smile shine through over the telephone and via email.

Fave project?
I love projects where we add on to and update a heritage home while maintaining the vintage feel and character of the older home.

Away from work I…
Am raising twin teenagers while maintaining a healthy lifestyle of fitness and wholesome food.

Fave project in your own home?
Kitchens are my personal favourite! It’s the heart of my home where everyone gathers for food, drinks and fun!

Best part about working at Amsted?
Hands down — the people!

Giuseppe D.
Lead Carpenter

What do you do?
I’m a site Carpenter.

Fave project?
My most memorable project was a Kanata whole home project — our client was a pleasure to work for/with.

Away from work I…
Enjoy trying new craft beers and breweries with my wife and friends, as well as hanging out with our pooch, Rocky.

Fave project in your own home?
I’ve done work in my bedroom to make the best use of the space I have.

Best part about working at Amsted?
Amsted has a great group of people who make coming to work a pleasure.

Want to read more about our awesome staff?

Meet the team 1 (Chuck, Zak & Andrea)

Meet the team 2 (Michael, Tyler & Nick)

Meet the team 3 (Greg, Cathy, Aidan)

Meet the team 4 (Guy, Allyson & Nathan)