Our People

The Kerkhoff Team

Bill Kerkhoff

Executive Director


Bill Kerkhoff arrived in Chilliwack, BC, in 1966 as a 16 year old, with his parents and siblings as immigrants from The Netherlands. He has been part of the company since it constructed its first home in 1968 on a part-time basis, while still working for a local home builder. In 1970 the company was started as JC Kerkhoff and Sons Construction, with father J.C. Kerkhoff as the president. In 1977, under the name of Kerkhoff Construction, Bill became the president.

Under Bill's leadership the company expanded to include a vast array of projects across virtually the whole construction spectrum, ranging from detached housing, town home projects, low rise apartments, high-rise apartments, schools, hospitals, courthouses, library, office buildings, warehousing, hotels, bridges, tunnels, and highway construction. It also included construction of prominent projects such as Expo 86 and the Surrey-NewWestminster Skybridge. Projects were also done over a large geographic area, including nearly every significant city in BC, as well as projects in Alberta, Toronto, Ottawa, Seattle, California, and Nevada. Bill has also initiated projects in partnership with investment groups, as well as acted as development manager, construction manager, and consultant to clients in preparing project feasibility analyses.

Although Bill has no formal education in construction related business, his experience has developed by taking on challenges and opportunities that presented itself, and then retaining and hiring expertise to supplement his team to perform the task.

Management duties today are shared with partner and son Leonard Kerkhoff, who recently took over the title of President.  Bill's chief role as Executive Director client development and relationships, overall corporate planning and passing on knowledge gained over more than 50 years to the next generation.


Leonard Kerkhoff

President and CEO

PartneriLeonard Headshotng with father Bill in business management and overseeing of projects, Leonard Kerkhoff is the next generation of Kerkhoff Construction.

He joined the company full-time in 2007 following studies at British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management with a focus on Economics. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS BC), Applied Science Technologist of BC (ASTTBC), participates in the Canadian Home Builders Association and the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA).

Leonard has taken on the leadership role of Kerkhoff Construction, and is actively involved in project development, especially in the capacity of feasibility analysis on potential projects, contract administration, and marketing management.

He builds relationships with investors, clients, subcontractors, project superintendents, and suppliers, and is dedicated to innovative business growth and ensuring client satisfaction.


Cal Jeske

Development & Project Manager

Cal joined the Kerkhoff team in 2015 bringing 24 years of experience in the areas of construction management, real estate development, and design / engineering.

Over the years he has been involved in a wide range of project types and sizes including; single and multi family residential, mixed use, commercial, industrial, & institutional.

Cal is a certified civil technologist (A.Sc.T) and has been a member of ASTTBC since 1995. His technical training covers the areas of civil design, structural design, subdivision planning, urban design, & light geotechnical.

Some of his industry accomplishments include:

  • 2008 Connie award finalist for the Jeske Corporate Centre, Langley.
  • 2012 Langley Environmental Hero Award Finalist.

 


robert camacho

Development & Project Manager

 

 


Jared krish

Project Manager

 

 


ryan williams

Project Manager

 

 


clifton crawford

Development & Construction Manager

 

 


christine faulconbridge

Project Coordinator / PM

 

 


Jordan Star

Project Coordinator

 


Jarred Oranchuk

Project Coordinator

 

 


Debra Dickson

Secretary/Accounting/Controller

 

 


Alex McNairn

Chief Estimator

 

 

 Johan Kerkhoff

Site Superintendent, Vista Green, Chilliwack

Link to project website

 


1151 Sunset - SITE TEAM

Neil Arnold - Site Superintendent

Jason Sears - Construction Safety Officer and First Aid

 


 

one water street -  site team

John Kelenc - Site Superintendent

Thomas Leny - Structural Superintendent

Randy White - Construction Safety Officer and First Aid

 

 

 


Jim Wakelyn

Site Superintendent 

Site superintendent, Lakeside Cultus on Cultus Lake, BC

 

 

 

 


Paul Postulo

Site Superintendent 

Site superintendent, Haisla Town Centre in Kitimat, BC