Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet The Alair Homes Nanaimo Team

Living Better Starts Here™

Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Nanaimo by providing high-quality custom-built homes and historically appealing yet modern renovations. Our company takes pride in all our projects; from multi-million dollar estates to budget-friendly starter homes in this beautiful area, all with the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service. Stu Hopewell heads up the Alair Homes team in Nanaimo. A hands-on approach to providing the very best service and transparency in the building industry are two major factors for Alair’s success in Nanaimo and across North America.

Stu  Hopewell

Stu Hopewell

COO | Regional Partner

Stu Hopewell is a well-known and respected member of the construction community here on Vancouver Island. His company has grown and expanded significantly in the past few years due to hard work, dedication to his clients, and a revolutionary construction model that offers complete transparency for his clients giving them a stress-free, pleasant building experience. Stu also supports the other locations across Canada and the U.S. thru the Nanaimo-based Alair Homes Head Office. In the past, Stu has found time to work as a Board of Director with the Nanaimo Children’s Development Centre, the Vancouver Island Construction Association, the VI Raiders Football Association, and is an active member of the Canadian Homebuilder Association.
Chiara  Sulyok

Chiara Sulyok

Regional Partner

Born in Chatham, Ontario, Chiara moved to the West Coast of British Columbia to finish off her wide and varied education; focusing on carpentry and horticulture. With a passion for building and gardening, in her spare time you’ll typically find her at home working on her latest projects. As the parents of two children, Chiara and her husband enjoy passing on skills and lessons they’ve acquired throughout the years, taking every opportunity to travel the world and enrich their lives. Chiara enjoys many aspects of her job, but the thing she finds the most rewarding is working hand-in-hand with her clients; translating ideas from paper into their dream home. There’s a certain kind of magic in knowing you’re making such a big difference in someone’s life.
Chris Gulliver

Chris Gulliver


Chris has 12 years of construction experience and has led many diverse projects throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. He attended VIU’s Carpentry Foundation Course, then began his career as a self-employed sub-contractor for a custom log home manufacturer, working on projects all over Vancouver Island; across Canada, and into the US. As he learned about the construction industry’s many varied opportunities and challenges, the more his passion and interest grew.
Chris is adaptable when approaching new projects and personalities and is resourceful in finding solutions. Integrity is paramount to Chris – he has a strong moral compass that guides him both professionally and personally. He believes in community involvement whenever possible and was fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute as Habitat for Humanity’s Build Manager. He and his wife have four children and when not working love to enjoy all that Vancouver Island has to offer. Chris touts the number of hidden gems (hikes, waterfalls, beaches, etc.), and a climate where year-round golf is a possibility!
Kathryn  Scott

Kathryn Scott

Operations Administrator

A wearer of many hats, Kathryn joined Alair in 2017 as the Operations Administrator. She holds a degree in Business Administration and worked in Human Resources prior to joining Alair. She enjoys helping others live better by assisting new Alair partners and/or staff as they get up and running within the company. Kathryn is inspired by Alair’s collaborative nature and the external and internal company-wide emphasis on transparency. She has two children and Siamese cats, Gia and Jerry. Kathryn is active in her community with the Child Development Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and The Boy’s and Girl’s Club. When not working or volunteering in her community, she can be found hiking, spinning, working out, or exploring beautiful Vancouver Island with her children and friends.

Scott  Marsh

Scott Marsh


Scott joined the Alair team in 2016 bringing with him an extraordinary amount of carpentry experience. Scott’s passion for woodworking started as a young child and continued into completing his red seal carpentry. In his spare time you can find him refinishing wood furniture and building all sorts of fun things for his family.

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