Meet The Team
Craftsmen Contracting Team
Choosing a general contractor is not an easy task - no matter how large or small your project is. We feel privileged to be invited into any home as part of the assessment process, and we’d love to give you a sense of who we are, and what we stand for.
Meet our hardworking core crew of project managers, carpentry specialists and home design experts:
Quinn Holtslag’s motto is simple: Do it right, or don’t do it all. A Manitoba boy at heart, Quinn earned a PhD in Horticulture from the University of Manitoba and spent several years teaching in the Greenspace Management Department at Red River College. He followed another passion and shifted gears after he moved to B.C., co-founding Craftsmen Contracting with his wife, Bonnie. Committed to a job well done, Quinn has built a team of qualified professional tradespeople who share his values of honesty, trust and hard work.
He also keeps a close eye on the real estate market for potential investment/renovation-resale opportunities for his clients. Aside from his impeccable project management and carpentry skills, Quinn’s kind nature and quiet personality are a great asset is this sometimes-stressful industry.
Quinn is a father of two kids. He also owns an impressive number of classic overalls.
Good design makes Bonnie Holtslag happy. Her true skill lies in knowing your natural attraction to a certain design style, even if you can’t quite put your finger on it yourself! She will discover elements that most resonate with you and transform those pieces into a complete picture: A beautiful, personalized space with classic, organic and textural design features.
Bonnie holds a Certificate in Interior Design from BCIT and co-founded Craftsmen Contracting with her husband, Quinn. Now a mother of two, she is blissfully designing intimate, functional and fabulous residential spaces.
Karl Rickett met the Craftsmen crew while doing DIY renovations to his own house in 2014. Something clicked, and he joined the team as one of our skilled carpenters. Friendly and determined, Karl makes sure things are done to the highest standards and qualities on every project, big or small.
He loves DIY projects, boating, travelling, and rebuilding cars. A veritable jack-of-all-trades, he has impressive work experience in everything from computer systems, alarms, and cameras to landscaping, sheet metal and siding.
Patrick has always had a passion for woodworking and working with tools. He is hard working and his integrity and honesty are core values. His values align with the values of this company and when an opportunity came up for him to switch from a larger company to the small, dedicated team at Craftsmen he jumped at the chance. He has been with the team for two years and has enjoyed this opportunity to continue build his construction and renovation skill set. He has a great attention to detail in his finishing work. He loves partnering with his team and homeowners and transforming their space into their dream home.
He balances work with parenting four amazing children. He is a soccer dad, a hockey dad and huge cheerleader for his family. When time permits, he enjoys traveling, brewing beer and working on a project car.