We’re certified home-building experts
At Kemp, we don’t just ask for your trust, we earn it. Our team has spent countless hours participating in training and leading-edge pilot projects in order to become experts in our field – and we have the third-party certifications and industry recognition to prove it.
We are certified residential builders with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), active members of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN), and certified Built Green® builders, as well as members of Energy Star® and RenoMark™. As committed builders of high-performance homes, we’ve achieved a Platinum Built Green® level in new home construction, and are currently working on our Passive Home certification.
We give back to our industry in time and education – our president, Steve Kemp, has served as Vice-Chair of the HAVAN Renovation Council, and is a member of the HAVAN Education and Training Committee. Steve has also been involved with various committees working with the City of Vancouver to improve building energy standards.
Steve Kemp – President/Owner
Steve has been building things since high school. He started with swimming pools, worked on the construction of residential homes in Ontario and Alberta, then worked in sales and marketing for a prestige custom homebuilder.
With more than 25 years in the industry, Steve is passionate about building better homes with improved energy efficiency. He shares that passion with his team, keeping up-to-date with the latest building science and technology, participating in pilot projects, and sharing his knowledge with industry colleagues as a member of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) Education and Training Committee, and in his past role as Vice-Chair of the HAVAN Renovation Council.
Michael Chase – Construction Manager
Michael followed his family into the construction industry 30 years ago. Over the years, he’s developed a wealth of construction knowledge, managing capital improvement projects in commercial construction, and acquiring extensive residential construction experience.
Michael is driven to deliver projects to agreed deadlines, and treats each project as if it were his own, building strong relationships with our clients, trades, and suppliers. He makes it a point to develop a strong understanding of each client’s needs throughout a project. From the highly technical to the smallest detail, Mike goes the extra mile to deliver “well-built, every time”.
Debbie Kemp – Office Manager
While Steve and Mike are out on the job sites, Debbie takes care of everything in the office – she’s Chief Everything Officer (as a former client used to say). Debbie brings 30 years in Organization and Leadership Development, and Coaching in Corporate Canada to her work in the family business.
In the office, she works with our accounting team – but the more important, and fun, part of her job is getting to know our clients and their needs, working with suppliers, developing our marketing materials, and getting involved in the local community.
Our team knows that good partnerships build great homes!
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Our clients in Ladner, Tsawwassen, South Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver recommend our work!
…the work was completed on budget, with only a couple of owner requested change orders. I would highly recommend Kemp Construction.ALLAN & ROSAMUND R. VANCOUVER
…we are thrilled that we made the decision to hire Kemp Construction to complete our renovation and we’re proud of our newly renovated home.KATHY S. VANCOUVER
I was looking for an honest, quality builder who took pride in his work. From the first meeting with Kemp Construction, I knew I had found the right company to work with.STANLEY VANCOUVER