President | Founder
Born and raised in Vancouver, Ralph Belisle has a straightforward philosophy about home renovations. Ralph is a seasoned carpenter who, along with his partner Hélène founded TQ Construction in 1985. Together they have built a company that has won over 65 industry awards which focuses on top quality workmanship and excellent service. Ralph provides strategic leadership, supports employee development and is a champion for the company’s vision and values. Ralph has extensively contributed to the evolution of the residential construction industry not only through the lifespan of his own business, but in several leadership roles. As a Chair of the Renovation Council of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, Ralph has been a key player in developing new regulations and standards for renovators. He served as Past President of both the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association. He was also a former director of the Vancouver Better Business Bureau. Ralph continues to to serve on numerous committees while he oversees many aspects of the projects at TQ Construction.
Vice President | Co-Founder
As a co-founder of TQ Construction since 1985, Hélène Belisle historically managed the marketing, advertising and promotions of TQ Construction. She now leads the administration of the executive team, commitment towards people and offers artful council when guidance is sought between departments. Hélène feels that delivering world-class customer satisfaction is the foundation of the company's success and prominent reputation. “I believe that what we do here, improves not only our clients’ homes but the quality of their lives. To make this possible, our work is guided by a strong customer focus, high–quality construction and exciting architectural designs. What’s more, we know that every TQ customer is unique which is why we encourage our buyers to customize their new homes to suit their individual tastes and needs."
Henri Belisle — eldest child of Ralph and Helene has been with TQ Construction full time since 2010, getting his feet wet hauling drywall and insulation when he was just 11 years old. Henri is a ticketed carpenter and contributes valuable experience in retail and residential construction management. Henri is an active volunteer and liaison to the Greater Vancouver Home Builder's Association (GVHBA), Chair of the GVHBA U-40 Committee and Secretary of the Canadian Renovations Council of BC (CHBABC). Under Henri's sage authority and exceptional leadership, TQ Construction continues to gain momentum and evolve as a progressive design-build firm, enabling the ethical and scalable operations of the company’s promising ambitions. His steadfast commitment to the family business and his enthusiasm for the renovation industry makes Henri the steadfast front-runner to expand his parent's legacy.
Office Manager | Accounting
Kim began working part time at TQ Construction in 2000 when the youngest of her 4 children was in preschool. Her long-standing employment has expanded her full-time role to include all aspects of office administration with countless responsibilities that make her indispensable member of the TQ family. Her lengthy contribution to the firm has made her a resourceful authority that supports all departments. She is a valuable archive of knowledge regarding the company's evolution. Her various roles include accounting, reporting, compliance, governance and human resources.
Design Manager | Estimator
Born and raised in south China where she trained as an electronic engineer, Ellen immigrated to Canada in 2003 and joined TQ in 2006. She is a key player in TQ's performance timeline, applying financial experience, structure and strategy ensuring a smooth transition from concept to construction for the client. Ellen works to continually improve resource planning, project feasibility, cost control, value engineering and labor relations, resulting in a streamlined experience for both the client and all TQ departments. Upon contributing over 11 years to TQ Construction, Ellen's ever evolving design-build knowledge and finesse in pre-construction coordination is a vital component of client relations, project delivery, estimating, financial analysis and quality assurance.
Marketing Manager | Client Care
As a former business owner and marketing professional with over 15 years’ experience, Rikki's diverse skills and qualifications make her an asset to our team. She has a diploma in Media Design from The Art Institute of Vancouver, a B2B Marketing Certificate from Simon Fraser University, and an Associate of Arts Degree from Okanagan University College. Rikki has built her career in marketing through a variety of startups and industries which have included management, operations and manufacturing roles in eco fashion, food procurement and luxury packaging. Rikki's business development background has made her a well rounded addition to TQ Construction creating positive and immediate results with proven marketing and branding strategies, product development experience and the steadfast ability to manage budgets while working with air tight schedules. Rikki recently dissolved her former business in pet food products in which she sold and shipped frozen products to 120 stores across Western Canada through a leading distributor in her industry. Rikki also oversees our Client Care Program.
Megan grew up in the small town of Golden, BC. In 2014 she moved to Burnaby to commence her diploma at BCIT for Architectural and Building Technology. The program exposed her to many aspects of the building industry and in which she completed her practicum experience with BC Housing. After graduating with her diploma in 2016, Megan joined TQ Construction in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant and was recently promoted to Project Relations. Megan looks forward to learning more about the residential construction industry and supporting the team with her education in drafting programs Revit and AutoCAD.
Jennifer has over 18 years of experience in sales management, corporate accounts and client relations. From 1994-2004, her role as a qualified CAIB 4 Level III Insurance Agent attributed to her comprehensive expertise in homeowner's insurance and long-term client care. Jennifer headed a sales and marketing department at Fitness World from 1997-2006 in which she nurtured ongoing relationships with clients and business affiliates. She represented Client Relations at Crown Roofing Ltd., which ensued perspective and knowledge of the industry. After overseeing the construction of her family's custom home as General Contractor, she was inspired to attended British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to pursue her interest in design-build. She now holds a Certificate in Interior Design. Sincere, down to earth and genuine, Jennifer's unique background, passion for interior design, and unrivaled knowledge of the construction sector allows her to guide clients through a seamless experience as someone that has once been in their shoes.
Since joining TQ in September 2013, Michelle is one of the cheerful voices you will hear when calling into the office. She completed her post secondary education at Douglas College with a diploma in Marketing Management and another in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Michelle worked with children and families for several years before transitioning to the marketing field. Michelle loves the variety — from organizing logistics for home shows, assisting with project photo shoots, interacting with homeowners and colleagues, to coordinating images for promotions and multitasking in the office in Marketing and Administration. Her former job titles include Marketing Assistant, Early Childhood Educator and Tourism Information Counselor.
Originally from Australia, Rebecca moved to Vancouver in 2014 after completing her bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture from the University of South Australia. Rebecca was immediately employed upon her arrival and began specializing in kitchens and bathrooms after accepting an offer as an Interior Designer for a Vancouver design-build company. Upon joining TQ Construction in 2017, Rebecca has successfully managed complex design packages with dedication and demonstrated the propensity to bring a client’s concept to life.
James Song is our newest Residential Designer to join our team with a bachelor's degree in Interior Design from Ryerson School of Interior Design and a diploma in Architectural Lighting Design from Ryerson University. His expertise and experience in architectural design and permits makes him a great addition to our team.
Construction Site Supervisor
With 13 years of construction experience, Aaron started at TQ Construction as a carpenter in 2015. While working in Whistler in stonework, Aaron became drawn to carpentry and craftsman homes. Recognizing his passion for custom cabinetry, Aaron pursued his new career direction. Aaron's solution oriented thinking is a perfect match for the renovations industry — thriving on the typical, predictable challenges that are part of each unique project.
Construction Site Supervisor
Lee joined TQ Construction in 2010 and started from the "bottom" as a laborer. He later became an apprentice with TQ in 2011. While completing his apprenticeship in carpentry at BCIT, Lee continued to work at TQ Construction. Today, Lee holds his Trade Qualification Certificate in Carpentry with his International, Inter-Provincial Red Seal ticket. With his calm, friendly demeanor and dedicated work ethic, Lee is a key member of TQ Construction.
Construction Site Supervisor
Sam is a competent and accomplished Site Supervisor with 10 years in the industry, 6 of which have been with TQ. Originally, Sam started out in framing for new construction and transitioned into renovations. He has an expert eye for detail, workmanship and a sets a "top shelf" standard for upholding customer satisfaction. Homeowners consistently remark how assured they feel having Sam oversee the construction of their home. His performance, confidence and accountability quickly builds a home owner's trust. Sam's impressive track record and winning personality is easily embraced and continuously described as genuine and professional.
Meet TQ Construction’s team! Our residential designers and construction experts will bring your vision home.
Family owned, operated and headquartered in Burnaby, TQ Construction consists of a core team of residential designers, carpenters, administrators and department managers who’s talents and skills uphold the TQ standard of excellence. We’re proud of the homes we renovate, our talented crew who builds them, the relationships we grow and nurture, and above all — our hard earned reputation for quality craftsmanship, professionalism and service garnered from over 32 years of renovations.
This prestige is due to an unwavering commitment — not only to our clients, but also to each other. Communication is highly valued between the internal members of our team and we encourage good humor in the workplace. Our pet friendly office keeps us laughing and encourages us to take a break for fresh air on the boardwalk. Participation in weekly, monthly and quarterly team-building events and socials strengthens our highly functioning team, revitalizes our team spirit and permeates our corporate culture.
Vancouver’s original design build renovator with a 30 year tradition of excellence. Nationally acclaimed and dedicated to Top Quality both in product and service. From concept to completion TQ Construction will transform your unique vision into a reality.