Founder of Burnaby-Based TQ Construction Passes the Torch to the Next Generation: Henri Belisle Named President
For Immediate Release
March 12, 2019 – It’s been almost three and a half decades since Ralph Belisle founded TQ Construction in the spare bedroom of the family home. In those early days, clients were found by knocking on doors and a firm handshake was all it took to seal a contract. Today, the company has 17 employees working out of the company’s two-level office in South Burnaby and is an acknowledged industry leader with more than 65 awards at local, provincial, and national levels to its name.
And on January 1st, 2019, an exciting, new stage in the company’s evolution began. After acting as General Manager since November 2016, Henri Belisle took over the role of President from his father who will remain as TQ’s Director of Sales.
Henri is a Red Seal Carpenter trained at BCIT and has been fascinated by the construction industry since he was old enough to hold a hammer. In addition to being a Director of the Homebuilders’ Association of Vancouver (HAVAN), he is Secretary of the RenoCouncil, Chair of the U-40 Committee, and is always quick to respond when the association (previously the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association) needs a volunteer.
“It’s an honour and privilege to carry on my parents’ legacy,” he says. “Their 34 years of hard work in design-build has made TQ Construction a well respected name throughout the local residential construction industry. I am committed to upholding the company’s core values and reputation as an innovative, progressive design-build firm that builds to stand the test of time.”
“Our entire family is proud of Henri’s accomplishments and how quickly he has put his personal stamp on our family business,” Ralph says. “Since taking over as General Manager, he has proved himself to be a capable, progressive leader with great business instincts. He has a natural gift for visualizing space and finding innovative solutions to design and construction challenges. His hands-on approach and vibrant, tireless energy will ensure TQ’s reputation as an industry leader known for top quality craftsmanship and exceptional service continues without compromise.”
TQ Construction has built and renovated hundreds of homes throughout Metro Vancouver. The company prides itself on its full service design-build model with sequenced planning process and choice of cost-plus or fixed price budgeting so clients have the option that best fits their specific needs. From initial concept to final completion, homeowners have complete peace of mind.
“When you have the right people on your team and everyone is pulling in the same direction, anything is possible,” Henri says. “I believe anything worth doing is worth doing right. I’m confident that TQ will continue to grow as we enter our next 34 years.”
For more information and photo opportunities, contact
Henri Belisle I President
106-8988 Fraserton Court
V5J 5H8 Burnaby, BC