Our story

Liberty is a real estate development firm based in Burnaby with a strong reputation and extensive construction experience. Liberty’s operations span the complete development process, including land acquisitions, planning, construction, sales and service.  

Our values

Our values

Liberty was formed in 1985 by Laurie Nobbs, a carpenter by trade with a background in formwork contracting. Laurie’s vision was a company that could produce quality, low cost homes at a high rate of speed. His favorite place to execute this vision was at the bottom of an excavation with shovel in hand. Laurie’s values and methods continue to guide our company today.

Our team

Al
Al Construction supervisor
Al

Al Braaten

Construction supervisor

Al has been with Liberty since 1993, joining as an experienced carpenter. A skilled plan reader, Al finds solutions to potential challenges before they are encountered, allowing work to proceed unimpeded. Al’s primary responsibilities as Construction Supervisor are for forming and framing, the core structural elements. He feels the best part of his position at Liberty is seeing the job through from beginning to end.

Ben
Ben sales manager
Ben

Ben Goh

sales manager

Ben brings with him 2 decades of sales experience. Prior to joining Liberty Homes in 2002, Ben was the top Communications Sales Associate at Future Shop for 4 consecutive years.  As Liberty’s Sales Manager,  Ben has been successfully leading Liberty Homes Sales efforts on all its residential projects ever since. His responsibilities include representing the company in negotiating and conducting sales contracts on its residential units with professionalism and integrity. “The favourite thing about my job is seeing the homeowners’ delight when they finally get to move into their dream home.”

Brad
Brad Project Manager
Brad

Brad Prout

Project Manager

Brad joined Liberty’s site management team in 2000, bringing with him 10 years of experience as a superintendent. In 2005, Brad transitioned to his current role as Project Manager. With primary responsibility for trade contracting, Brad demonstrates unparalleled negotiation and relationship management skills on a daily basis. Brad takes great pride in Liberty’s reputation and strives to further it through his interactions with others.

Dale
Dale Controller
Dale

Dale DeBeeld

Controller

Dale DeBeeld has served as Liberty Homes’ Corporate Controller since 1995. Dale’s role spans a broad range of responsibilities including finance, accounting & compliance and project administration.  Prior to joining Liberty Homes, Dale worked for D&H Group LLP Chartered Accountants; obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation in 1994.  On time off, Dale enjoys cross country-mountain biking in remote locations.  Dale enjoys being part of Liberty’s dynamic and successful team.

Derek
Derek Site superintendent
Derek

Derek Bloom

Site superintendent

Derek entered the construction industry in 2004 when he joined the Liberty team. His high standard of performance and sense of responsibility for others propelled him from Apprentice to Quality Control Supervisor, achieving Red Seal Carpenter certification at BCIT along the way. In 2013, Derek was promoted to Superintendent with the widespread support of the Liberty crew. Derek enjoys the variety of challenges that arise from managing the full spectrum of construction activities on a site.

Eva
Eva sales representative
Eva

Eva Bailey

sales representative

Eva began her career in residential project sales in 1998 and joined Liberty Homes in 2002. Eva has an active role in customer sales while at the same time managing the daily operations and staffing of our sales centres. She is proud to represent a highly regarded and trusted builder, and is always gratified to welcome purchasers into their new homes. Outside of work, Eva enjoys spending time with family and travelling.

Jesse
Jesse Director
Jesse

Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen

Director

Jesse Nobbs‐Thiessen, Liberty’s Director, joined the firm in 2005 after five years in the financial sector working with RBC Capital Markets and the Bank of Canada. Jesse manages the development process from planning to completion of construction, taking an active role throughout. He has a passion for mentoring his teammates and enjoys watching them take on new roles and abilities.

Jesse holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Economics from UBC, a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD and is a CFA charterholder.

Joel
Joel Service technician
Joel

Joel Ashton

Service technician

Joel first started working in construction in 2004 after the completion of high school. He joined Liberty as our service technician in March 2014. In his role with Liberty, he’s the front-line respondent for service requests from purchasers in our past projects. He also takes an active role in maintaining Liberty’s leased properties. The best part of his job is being able to do something different every day. When he’s not at work, Joel enjoys playing sports and being outdoors. Joel is honoured to be a part of the Liberty Homes team, and looks forward to the future.

Kiara
Kiara Project Planner
Kiara

Kiara Smyth

Project Planner

Kiara joined Liberty in 2011 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Real Estate at UBC. Initially engaged in sales and marketing as a Development Analyst, her design intuition and project management skills made her a clear choice for promotion to Project Planner for the development of CentreBlock. Kiara enjoys interacting with the wide variety of consultants involved in Liberty’s projects and the changing responsibilities as development progresses.

Mandana
Mandana Project Coordinator
Mandana

Mandana Yazdanian

Project Coordinator

Mandana joined Liberty in 2011 as a Project Coordinator after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at UBC. Mandana has an engaging personality that results in strong bonds with Liberty’s employees and trades alike. These connections serve her well as she undertakes progress monitoring and negotiates trade payments over the course of construction. Mandana enjoys her opportunities to attend site and interact with the crew on a regular basis.

Max
Max Project Planner
Max

Max Nobbs-Thiessen

Project Planner

Max joined Liberty in 2006 after completing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Arts from SFU. Starting as a Project Coordinator at The Hub, he was promoted to Project Planner at the commencement of Highland House. Max couples a passion for building fundamentals with a collaborative working style, making him an invaluable asset to the planning team. Max’s favorite part of the job is working with and learning from knowledgeable professionals.

Michelle
Michelle Sales & leasing coordinator
Michelle

Michelle Cheung

Sales & leasing coordinator

Michelle joined Liberty Homes in 2014 as a co-op student while completing her degree in Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing from the University of British Columbia. She was initially engaged in Liberty’s service and warranty program before progressing her role to be sales and leasing focused. Her responsibilities include monitoring sales and marketing activities and coordinating leasing of Liberty’s commercial property. Michelle enjoys the limitless learning opportunities from her role and the warm and family-oriented company culture at Liberty Homes.

Nevena
Nevena service coordinator
Nevena

Nevena Boskovic

service coordinator

Nevena joined Liberty Homes in 2017 as the Service Coordinator. Nevena’s responsibilities include managing service at both Liberty’s commercial and residential projects as well as coordinating the warranty program. She enjoys the variety in her role, and learning new things about construction every day. Nevena holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Victoria.

Nina
Nina financial analyst
Nina

Nina Mustafic

financial analyst

Nina Mustafic joined Liberty Homes in 2016 as a Financial Analyst after completing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics at UBC. She has a wide range of responsibilities that include working on project budgets, creating a corporate financial model, and helping to prepare financial reporting packages. Nina enjoys working with the Liberty Homes team and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of the construction industry.

Scott
Scott Construction supervisor
Scott

Scott Kirkwood

Construction supervisor

Scott joined Liberty in 1991 and completed his Red Seal Carpentry certification in 1994. Liberty’s longest serving employee, Scott relies on his skilled hands and easy going nature to weather the challenges of turning plans into built form. When tasks are full of surprises, we turn to Scott. As a result he’s our Construction Supervisor with responsibilities for site preparation, excavation management and envelope quality control. Scott is proud to have shared Liberty’s successes over the past 25 years.

Teresa
Teresa Office Administrator
Teresa

Teresa Maw

Office Administrator

Teresa joined Liberty Homes in 2007 as a member of the Sales Team.  As a Sales Assistant she was the face that greeted new clients and directed them through the Presentation Centres.  Her background is in Sales and Customer Service with an interest in Administration.  In the Spring of 2016, Teresa advanced to the role of Office  Administrator.  She is mom to 2 wonderful kids and loves spending time with family and friends.

Our office

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The Office

contact

606 - 3292 Production Way
Burnaby, BC
V5A 4R4

General

604 235 1810
info@libertyhomes.ca

Service

604 235 1814
service@libertyhomes.ca

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