With over 38 combined years of experience. The Owner Builder Training team are sure to help you achieve your goal of building your own home in BC.
Warren Jones has over 38 years of housing industry experience as a custom home builder, a trainer, a facilitator and an author. He is passionate about training, and finds it rewarding to help individuals and companies succeed in their endeavours. He has been on the forefront of many experimental and research housing projects, and is committed to industry education and personal development.
Warren began providing training for a home builders’ association in 1981 and remains active in this role.
In August 2006, he was engaged as the Director of Training and Course Development for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA-BC). He has authored or co-authored the following courses:
Warren’s many years of business management training experience extend into other industries, where he is often called upon to present material that he has authored. Through his successful consulting business, he has worked for BC Hydro’s Energy Conservation Assistance Program, providing quality assurance for energy upgrades. Warren also offers his expertise in building science to remote First Nations communities.
Les Shuert is a Red Seal-certified carpenter, and a residential contractor and trainer with over 40 years of experience in many facets of the Canadian construction industry, including as a Carpentry Apprenticeship instructor for Okanagan College.
In 1982, Les was part of the team that constructed BC’s first R-2000 demonstration houses. As his interest in advancing energy conservation construction progressed, he became an R-2000 instructor and an R-2000 inspector. Later, as a building official in the north Okanagan area, he developed and delivered training programs in code compliance inspection for First Nations Building Inspectors Services.
In 1999, Les was selected to be part of the International Training Team for Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC). As part of that team, he delivered training in Canadian wood frame construction practices and codes to builders in other countries, including in Korea and the United States.
Les brings hands-on practical experience to residential construction training, including building science, building practices and project management.
Course in BC
We are the only single source in the Province of British Columbia that offers courses specifically designed for owner builders. We cater to those wishing to expand their knowledge of construction.