Alair Homes Forest Hill Toronto Team Living Better Starts Here™

Alair Homes serves the great communities in Toronto by providing high-quality modern renovations, and custom built homes. We take pride in all of our clients’ projects, from multi-million dollar estates to starter homes. We put the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service into every home we build and renovate.

Meet Team Alair

Forest Hill Toronto

Andrew Black


Andrew discovered his passion for building at the tender age of six, working for his father in his commercial painting business.  Andrew grew up learning the values of hard work, transparent operations, and exceeding client expectations.  After graduating from University of Western Sydney with a degree in business, he put his learnings into practice by opening Black General Contracting in 2002 and began building and remodeling homes for Toronto’s most discerning clients.  Andrew spent the next thirteen years perfecting his practice, and appearing as an expert on programs like the Marilyn Dennis Show, The Property Brothers, and City Line, before joining the Alair family in late 2015. Andrew’s other great passion is his family of five, and grooming the next generation of Alairians.


Evelynn Ratcliffe

General Manager/Partner

Evelynn graduated from York University with a Bachelor in Arts, and a passion for business, marketing, and management.  She has held increasingly senior management roles in telecom, professional services, and real estate development organizations.  She is a multi-award winning marketing and management professional with awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the International Property Awards, and is one of the country’s first twenty Chartered Marketers.  Her more notable projects include the conversion of the historic Tannery District in Kitchener, and the early phases of development of Downtown Markham.  After nearly two decades in strategic roles, she finds the tangible rewards of building feeds her soul in a way strategic plans never could, plus, she and her two young daughters, think it’s perfectly ok to pair steel toe boots with a dress.


Jane Marriott

Project Manager

I build because I love seeing the inside of people’s houses transform around their lives. I love giving a client their dream come true, and their forever home. I started small, with a drywall business, and grew into some amazing experiences with Toronto’s finest design and construction teams.

Leyla Rajabi

Project Manager

When Leyla was a child, she would draw and paint pictures of homes.  It has been Leyla’s life long dream to design and build houses.  Driven by the beauty of homes, she pursued an education in architecture. ” I enjoy helping people to make their dream home come true.”  Leyla has been in design and construction since graduating from university at 2002.

Jamie McKindsey

Project Manager

Though Jamie has been around various aspects of construction for most of his life, he has been working almost exclusively with custom home building since 2012. Jamie is an active individual who enjoys various sports including hockey, snowboarding, golf, and fishing. A self proclaimed country boy at heart, Jamie adapted to big city life after living in various cities all over the country. Most recently he sat on the executive team for an international spec home builder. “I am extremely excited to be part of the Alair Team and share their passion for living better.”

Jon Kerr

Project Manager

Jon has more than 10 years’ experience with residential custom homes. Jon is a technical powerhouse in building.  He graduated with honours and was the valedictorian for his year, graduating with a bachelor of technology in construction management.  He also holds an advanced diploma in architecture (also earned with honours), an acquired BCIN, and is a licensed real estate agent. In addition to building, Jon is passionate about his family, traveling, and innovative products in the residential construction industry.

Andrew Polischuk

Project Manager

After completing mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo Andrew dove into the construction industry as a mechanical designer. During this work he realized his passion for project management and being part of the whole picture. His energy coupled with critical thinking and problem solving skills allow Andrew to tackle problems from various angles in order to find the optimal solution. Andrew strives to provide his clients with the best product every time and won’t settle for average.

Jay Timms


Johnathan grew up around renovations and construction with continuous projects on his family home and cottage. His love of building and designing grew as he pursued an education at George Brown College for Building Renovations. He found an even deeper passion in woodworking when he went to Humber College and completed the Industrial Woodworking program at the top of his class in all terms. He was awarded the Barrett Family Foundation Skills Scholarship for his commitment and excellence in his studies. Due to his experience in fine woodworking, his focus is on helping homeowners with all the precise and small details that come together to create a home they love.

Moslem Nasimi


After running his own painting company for a decade in Iran, Moslem came to Canada to build his family.  He has been involved in the construction industry locally for the last eight years and has been with Alair since 2019.  “I like how professional and organized Alair is.  I enjoy my work, the team, and the opportunity working with this team.”

Marissa Lee

Digital Strategist

A marketer by trade and a socially expressive human by heart, Marissa is driven by meaningful engagements. Since graduating from McGill University with a degree in Marketing and Art History, Marissa has been in pursuit of strategic brand building that not only looks and feels good, but converts and connects. Having worked with clients like Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, and Starbucks, Marissa is now focused on helping early and growth stage businesses build their digital marketing strategies and social media presence to help them better connect with their clients and partners

Allison Speyers


Brenna Stephens

Account Supervisor

Brenna completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Victoria, where she developed a passion for numbers. Not long after graduating, she joined the Alair family where she enjoys the tangible benefit of being able to use her love of numbers to help a client’s dream home come true. When she’s not behind a desk crunching numbers you can find Brenna hiking the hills of BC, or reading a good book on her deck.

Alair Homes Toronto In The Community

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