Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Alair Homes Winnipeg Team


Living Better Starts Here™
 
Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Winnipeg by providing high-quality, custom built homes and modern renovations. We take pride in the properties and homes we have created for our clients, and we put the same level of care, workmanship and customer service into every home we build and renovate.

Meet our passionate and dedicated team.

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Warren  Koop

Warren Koop

Partner

 
Warren is a passionate third generation builder who values his clients and their communities.

Warren grew up in the home building industry and frequented job sites with his dad from a young age. His father’s mentorship and commitment to Habitat for Humanity instilled a deep passion for sustainability, giving back to the community, and developing lasting relationships with clients, professionals, trades, and suppliers.

Warren is proud to have started Alair Homes in Manitoba. He has a talent for bringing people together, problem solving, listening to his clients, and building dream homes. With his values, as well as his constant search for excellence and integrity, it’s no wonder that his clients refer him to their friends.

Together with his wife Jackie, they have “built” a wonderful family complete with their teens, Farrah, and Cole.

Outside of Alair, Warren enjoys snowmobiling, mountain biking, snowboarding, and scuba diving. He notably almost fell out of Disney’s Space Mountain and at 11 was left at a gas station on a family trip – the effects of both still linger today. He has experience cross-culturally while managing projects across Canada, US, Europe and Asia.
Jackie Koop

Jackie Koop

Partner

 
Jackie. Loves. Design

Growing up in her family owned trucking company, she brings many years of business experience. After taking a break to raise her two best pals, she was thrilled to open Alair Homes Winnipeg with her husband Warren. Though she’s seldom seen, she’s always involved and consulting behind the scenes.

Jackie’s middle name is Organization and she’s passionate about design. She discovered her passion at age 13 while poring over interior design and architecture books and has been rearranging furniture ever since

Jackie loves traveling, backpacking, rappelling, snowmobiling, snowboarding, mountain biking and most of all hiking with her daughter Farrah and golfing with her son Cole.
Curtis  Moffat

Curtis Moffat

Partner

 
Growing up in rural Manitoba on a dairy farm, a strong work ethic was a way of life for Curtis. From an early age, he was given responsibility and ownership for each task he was assigned and transitioned those values into his career path to become a journeyman carpenter and now a Home Builder.

Curtis started his previous company, Pioneer Building, with his wife Sharayah back in 2009 and was hand-picked to join Alair because of the alignment in values. His love of architecture has sculpted his view of his craft and he is thrilled to share this passion and artistry with his clients.

When Curtis is not drawing an exterior elevation or consulting with trade partners on site, you can find him sharing a craft beer with his friends or playing hockey with his three boys.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
Sharayah Moffat

Sharayah Moffat

Partner

 
Sharayah was drawn to the building industry by a combination of the creative fluidity of interior design and the technical structure of construction and architectural principles. Having an appreciation and commitment to both allows her to guide homeowners through the planning and construction journey.

Utilizing her ten years' experience in construction, Sharayah knows that the key to building a successful project is more than just the bricks and mortar. It is understanding the client's dreams, listening to their ideas, and properly communicating that vision to the team.

Besides building and designing clients homes, Sharayah loves spending time with her three sons and planning their next family vacation.

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas, I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage
Collin Gagnon

Collin Gagnon

Partner

 
Collin is a third generation builder with a natural gift for building, inventing, and problem solving. Starting at a young age, he’s always loved putting in a good day's work. Between a paper route, his lawn care business, chicken picking/dairy farming and a summer job in a cabinet shop he’s never been afraid of hard work. Right out of high school, he bought his first house and started pursuing his Red Seal Carpenter certification so that he could one day build his own dream home.
He now loves spending his time with wife Erin and two young kids Sully and Maxime, helping others, coaching, turning clients into friends and playing just as hard as he works.
Fun fact: Collin has two horses (Black beauty & Gabe), a dog (Bailey), two cats (Jack and Ralph) and sometimes unwanted but welcomed deer and turkeys.
He loves all things horsepower, sports, kids, everything outdoors, friends, fires, smiles and cold blue cans.
Mitch Simard

Mitch Simard

Partner

 
Mitch has always been a hands-on guy and he enjoys doing physical, outdoor work. He started in construction installing sheet metal siding and roofing at a very young age. After being in the trades for many years, he partnered with Collin to grow and excel in the construction industry. He is now proud to be part of what he calls “a strong collaborative team” at Alair. He looks forward to building great homes for great people for many years to come.
Mitch loves fishing, golfing, quading and camping with his wonderful wife Roxy and two young children, Sadie and Olivier.
Eric Lagasse

Eric Lagasse

Project Manager

 
Eric has been in the construction industry for 16 years, and he’s had a passion for building things from an early age. Both of his grandparents were carpenters, and seeing them build furniture and do woodworking, sparked his interest in carpentry and led him to get his carpentry red seal.
Eric started out his career as a framer, he then moved on to carpentry, and is now a project manager. His extensive background in carpentry allows him to have a more hands on approach with projects, and he brings this knowledge to the clients he works with. Eric loves being able to help people build their dream home.

When Eric is not working, he loves spending time at his cabin, playing hockey, and enjoying all outdoor activities.

Fun fact: His nephew calls him the pink power ranger.
Trevor Kidd

Trevor Kidd

Project Manager

 
As a former Canadian Olympian and Professional Hockey Player, Trevor knows the value of working as a team to complete a goal or make a save.

He brings a wealth of leadership experience to Alair Homes Winnipeg, continuously striving for excellence with trades, suppliers, and the most discerning clients. Trevor’s disciplined approach is a strong asset for Alair, and his love of real estate, community, and teamwork was what eventually led him to Warren and the Alair Homes Team.

When he’s not building award-winning homes, Trevor can be found volunteering for a variety of local charitable groups, or on the field coaching soccer.

Trevor has been married to his wife Tiffany for over 25 years and they have three beautiful daughters: Taylor, Kennedy, and Emerson. He also has a much beloved golden-doodle named Murphy. Trevor loves the lake, beaches, boating, and stories around the campfire.
Wade Forster

Wade Forster

General Carpenter

 
Wade is a born craftsman entering Carpentry Apprenticeship straight out of high school, with a commercial construction company, where he earned his Red Seal Certification.

Wade also has a passion for firefighting, which he carried with him throughout 20 years in the fire service. In 2020 he made the difficult decision to retire as Fire Captain at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport to spend more time with his young family.

These days, he is excited to focus on his first calling, working with Alair Homes as their General Contractor and taking on almost any job component that needs attention. Wade brings 25 years of experience, a good dose of artisanal pride and attention to detail to his craft. He truly thrives in the satisfaction of turning a client’s vision into a reality, and he believes that communication is the key to success.

Wade loves spending time with his wife Brandy and children Brooklyn, Grayson, and Lincoln. You can often find Wade puttering in his workshop, building one of a kind pieces of furniture from live edge or timber, or playing various sports, outdoor activities, and traveling. Not to be forgotten (and she will remind you) is his black lab, Guinness, named after his favourite beer.
Kate  Barnes

Kate Barnes

Regional Accountability Leader

 
As a previous business owner in the IT industry, Kate joins our Alair Winnipeg team with 20+ years of experience in small business development. Kate’s passion for process and relationships enables her to elevate our Partners and PMs to operational excellence with compassion and empathy. In addition to supporting our team from behind the scenes, Kate spends countless hours researching and sharing best practices across the company.

Outside of Alair, you will find Kate with her first passion – her husband Jason, and sons, Calvin and Connor.

Kate is the wife of a hockey player and boater, and mom to both a toddler (Connor – 3) and teen (Calvin – 17). She loves the gym, mountain biking, boating on the lake, and long, warm trips to Maui, HI.
Emily  Becker

Emily Becker

CPA Controller

 
Emily grew up on Vancouver Island, BC. Her father ran a construction company all her life and she has many memories of hanging around job sites and providing labour in exchange for ice cream.

Emily’s background was in hospitality and customer service before completing her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a CPA designation while at a public accounting firm practicing tax and audit. Emily enjoys being part of the Alair team. She supports her partners in any way she can to ensure “Living Better Starts Here™️” for every individual inside and outside of Alair.

When not behind the computer working on spreadsheets and analyzing numbers, you can
find Emily planning her next trip or socializing with friends over a beverage (in non-pandemic times of course).
Christy Tustin

Christy Tustin

Account Supervisor

 
Christie was born and raised rural on Vancouver Island, BC. After successfully completing her Bachelor of Commerce Service Management Specialization, Christie transitioned into Accounting.

Originally, Christie’s background was dynamically spread over service, hospitality, and administration before she joined the Alair family in 2017. Christie loves working as part of a team and excels at customer relations, accuracy, and communication. Throughout her whole life she has had an interest in the construction industry and is thrilled to be part of the Accounting Team at Alair.

Christie has two cats: Kaia and Copper. She loves gardening, camping and exploring the gems of the West Coast. Her father was an avid hiker and mountaineer and took her backpacking in the mountains through most of her childhood leading to her love of the outdoors.
Roo

Roo

Trade & Supplier Relations

 
Roo, our Alair Mascot, was born in Germantown, WI. At 8 years old he has been with Alair since the beginning. Roo loves all people and animals, especially cats, rabbits, horses, and cows! Roo loves to be outside. His favorite place is the cottage where he’ll never turn down a ride in the canoe or an ATV adventure. He goes wherever his family does, which often entails camping, boating and mountain biking.

Fun fact: Roo is from a champion bloodline and his father is from Ontario. His best friend is a 3-year-old rabbit named Ollie.

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