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.”

Chris
Chris Associate Director
Chris

Chris Vecsey

Associate Director

Chris joined Liberty Homes as Associate Director in 2019 after spending 14 years with HSBC Bank Commercial Banking, most recently in the position of Assistant Vice President in the Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Group. In his role with Liberty, Chris works directly with the Director in managing and executing tasks across the full corporate value chain. Specific areas of focus include new project sourcing, property leasing, and corporate finance. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.

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.

Dawnett
Dawnett Service Technician
Dawnett

Dawnett Goodwin

Service Technician

Dawnett joined Liberty Homes in 2019 as the Service Technician. Dawnett began her construction career 15 years ago after 10 years of retail management. She has built a solid set of eclectic skills, from drywall to plumbing, while working with several local developers. As a Service Technician, Dawnett conducts regular repairs & service for past projects and checks for deficiencies in current developments. Dawnett’s favorite part of the job is working together to solve interesting problems.

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.

Kiara
Kiara Project Planner
Kiara

Kiara Smyth

Project Planner

Kiara jointed Liberty in 2011 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Real Estate at UBC. In her role, Kiara manages the planning process to bring development sites to construction. Her specific areas of focus are the architectural and structural aspects of the development, with a particular interest in design strategy.  Kiara enjoys collaborating with consultants from a diverse range of disciplines and the changing responsibilities as development progresses.

Mandana
Mandana Project Manager
Mandana

Mandana Yazdanian

Project Manager

Mandana joined Liberty in 2011 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 manages the contracting & tendering process and ensures the construction process flows smoothly. 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 his Master’s degrees from Simon Fraser University. In his role as Project Planner, Max has taken a lead role in new land acquisitions, negotiating municipal approvals and managing the consultant design team. Max’s motivation is to continuously refine and develop a deeper understanding of building construction and apply that back into future projects.

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.

Sean
Sean Project Coordinator
Sean

Sean Banazadeh

Project Coordinator

Sean joined Liberty in 2019 as a Project Coordinator. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from his home country of Iran and pursued his passion for construction by gaining experience as an Assistant Project Manager and by completing a Construction Operation program at BCIT. As Project Coordinator, Sean ensures the construction process flows smoothly by performing quantity takeoffs and progress monitoring. Sean has an active personality and enjoys dynamic workplaces. He adores working with his colleagues in the office & on-site and helping them accomplish their tasks efficiently.

Teresa
Teresa Office Administrator
Teresa

Teresa Maw

Office Administrator

Teresa joined Liberty Homes in 2007 after working in both the retail sales industry and wholesale food sales industry. Teresa has an infectiously bubbly personality and she enjoys multitasking as well as planning corporate social events. As Office Administrator, she has a wide range of responsibilities including accounts payable and receivable, office management, and general administration. Teresa enjoys reading, hiking the local trails, and is the loving mother of two children.

Our office

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contact

606 - 3292 Production Way
Burnaby, BC
V5A 4R4

General

604 235 1810
info@libertyhomes.ca

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