Meet The Team Alair Homes Markham

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.

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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.

Cory Norris

Project Manager

Cory has been working in the construction industry for 25 years. A hands-on start in industrial sandblasting and painting at 16 years old gave way to building the family cottage in New Brunswick, and a passion for building ever since. Cory spent the next decade of his life building custom ski chalets and ICI projects before switching to the Project Management and Business Development side of the industry. Cory has completed projects all across Canada, and abroad as far as Australia. An avid outdoorsman and retired hockey player, he enjoys everything that takes him out side and keeps him active. “I love problem solving, building, and helping others, “ says Cory. “This industry, our clients, trades, and vendors all fill that need.” Cory is also a huge supporter of Hockey Helps the Homeless and has goals to further develop Alair’s involvement in the coming years.

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


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.

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