We are super proud of our people, and we know you are going to enjoy working with each and every member of our team.
As one of the owners, Art brings a warmth and easy going approach to Menno S. Martin, and to our whole community. Putting People First is the way Art lives his life, whether providing road-side assistance to a stranger, helping a neighbour in need or inviting new friends over for dinner. He is a husband and father of one, always up on the latest fitness, food or style trend and who loves long haul motorcycling.
James-Erik worked in custom cabinetry for 18 years, with experience in carpentry, sales and design, so moving into a PM role for Menno was an easy next step. As we’ve worked with James-Erik often over the years, we knew that he lives the Putting People First philosophy naturally, which we love! He is an Elmira local, raising 4 teenagers with his wonderful wife, and they all love to get outside boating, hiking or relaxing at their trailer.
Jeff is a guy with a huge heart and a loving husband and father of three. He is talented and great at his job, but more than that, he is just an awesome guy. A devoted husband and father, Jeff is someone you want on your team. Be sure to ask him about his 81 Firebird!
Jeremy is our go-to guy. He is our problem solver and thinker. He truly carries the torch, making sure we all do things ‘the Menno way.’ He’s a team player and a volunteer firefighter who loves the outdoors, his wife and his dog.
Jordan is a husband and father of two, an experienced outdoorsman and mountain biker. He is a talented carpenter with a creative eye for intricate and beautiful pieces. He is a keen researcher, always ready to find the answer to anything a client needs doing. He’s our resident fitness fan, a devoted family man and just great to have on site.
Julie brings curiosity, energy and expertise to the role of HR/Finance. Having previously owned her own business, she is multi-skilled and well suited to doing “a little bit of everything” in the office here. She is a wife and a mother of 3 teenage boys (15, 18, 19) who has lived in Elmira her whole life. She loves her community there, and wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
Larry is our ‘old time master’ but don’t tell him that! Our clients can’t say enough about how much they love him, and he goes over and above for them every time. Our staff trust him 100% and all the younger guys go to him for advice on jobs, as over the years, Larry has seen it all. He’s an avid traveller and bowls a good game.
Logan is a second generation carpenter, so for a young guy, he’s ahead of the curve and understands the nuances of carpentry that can take a decade to learn. Logan came to us through the tech program at Elmira High School, and will be starting his carpentry apprenticeship this year. He is a sports fanatic and coaches soccer.
Ron is who you look to for a truly terrible Dad joke, (he’s a husband and father of two so comes by it honestly) but his sense of humour is also what makes him so great to have on the team as he is always up for a laugh. Ron is also a consummate pro, and a master electrician. To watch him at work is like watching a surgeon, he is the most orderly, tidy and conscientious when at a task.
Scott is a deep thinker, and he loves the process of renovation, he’s always 5 steps ahead. As a well-rounded carpenter, we can depend on Scott to step up however we need on a project. Plus, he is a client-favourite. (It’s the smile that gets them, every time!) He’s a devoted husband, father of two and loves EVERYTHING Disney!
Skilled and creative, Stephen is a talented trim carpenter who brings a lot of heart to his work. He's a father of three, a dedicated family man, and always makes sure our client's needs are completely satisfied. When he's not at work you can find him outdoors biking, hiking or camping with his family.
Stuart is a married father of 2, who truly cares about the work he does for our clients. He’s an experienced carpenter who has a talent for aluminium work, and he always has a great rapport with our homeowners. Stuart is an avid mountain biker and also enjoys tinkering on bikes.
Peter is a keen worker and is eager to start his carpentry apprentice with us this year. He already shows great promise and potential. Peter is a very likable guy, who takes great initiative and he’s someone you won't ever catch standing around with his hands in his pockets! He is a volunteer firefighter in his spare time.
Tait is a fine arts grad whose keen eye and flair brings a fresh approach to our projects. She’s a vibrant and smart young woman who learned carpentry through Conestoga’s Women in Skilled Trade program, and we are loving having her on the team. In her spare time, Tait runs her own art business "Smore Society."
Trent’s many great qualities make him a superb project manager and leader (and husband!); he is rock steady, analytical, unflappable, methodical and technical, but also creative (he loves figure drawing and urban sketching), adventurous and caring. As one of the owners of Menno S. Martin, Trent’s ability to Put People First truly sets the tone for the whole team.