Some companies say they’re committed to customer service, but at LIDA Homes, we think actions speak louder than words. We build customer satisfaction into every home we touch, through our attention to detail, professional expertise, and transparent building process. Our team is comprised of highly skilled craftsman, creative and innovative designers, and compassionate individuals. Their commitment to excellence is what differentiates a LIDA built custom home and we take great pride in carrying that tradition.

Dave Stephens


Dave has been building fine custom homes for over two decades. He has been featured on CHEK TV (Trend TV Show) speaking and educating the public about the construction industry. Dave is truly committed to the home building industry and is passionate about professional development for himself, his team, and the construction industry. He is the Vice President of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBAVI) and President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Cornerstones Builder 20 Group. He is proud to head a company that has been recognized by the CHBA, Vancouver Island, as “Builder of the Year” and “Renovator of the Year” in 2019! Dave fosters an inclusive and enjoyable work environment for his team and a happy client at a project’s end brings a smile to his face. He enjoys travelling with his wife, Lisa, reading, working out, and yoga. He has three children – Gareth, Conner and Travis.

Lisa Stephens

Financial Controller

Lisa has 24 years experience in an administrative role and enjoys seeing amazing projects come to fruition. Her relaxed and sociable demeanor make her an invaluable member of the LIDA team and a friendly liaison to the many clients with whom LIDA works. Lisa and her husband, Dave, have been married for 26 years and have 3 sons. She loves to get out for a hike, attend a yoga class or see the world with Dave.

Lawrie Keogh

Manager, Interior Design

Lawrie, a Registered Interior Designer, likes nothing more than to see the smiling faces of happy clients at the end of a successful, well-designed and beautiful project. She has 25 years experience in the interior design field, with 20 of those in design/build companies. Lawrie can convey ideas and concepts through quick 3-D sketches and enjoys the challenge of “thinking outside the box” to find solutions to problems. She is married with 2 active teens at home, enjoys SUP-ing in Finlayson Arm and occasionally helps care for the family pet – a Pueblan milk snake!

Mika Nishimura-Pennimpede

Interior Designer

Mika has been lending her guidance to residential projects as an interior designer for 4 years and has a Diploma of Interior Design. She is our CAD expert, providing detailed drawings and occasionally 3-D renderings for our projects. Mika enjoys drafting so much that she even spends her free time creating 3-D renderings of interiors and kitchens (perhaps that is why she is also an avid chef!) She and her husband have a young Border Collie that keeps them on their toes and gets them out to Whiffin Spit or Mystic Beach evenings and weekends.

Sean Love

Project Manager

Sean is a Red Seal Carpenter, having worked 18 years in the industry and gained experience in all areas of construction, from concrete work to fine finishing. Sean brings enthusiasm and charisma to every project and loves the challenge of solving construction issues surrounding renovations. His young son Cole and 2 cats, Jasper and Marley, keep him and his partner Amy very busy and the whole gang can often be found harvesting all kinds of fruit and veggies from their own back yard. Sean enjoys yoga so he can also enjoy rugby and hockey!

Luke McManus

Lead Carpenter

Luke is a Red Seal carpenter with 11 years experience in the construction world. Being outside and the ever-changing needs on the job site are what draw him to the business of carpentry and his expansive skillset is invaluable to every project. Luke and his wife Leah and dog Molly enjoy hiking and beachcombing.

Travis Stephens

Business Development

Travis has played an integral in role in the growth and market footprint of LIDA Homes since its founding. Serving as a business development liaison underwriting developments and new business strategies, Travis has several years of professional investment experience in New York and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, reading, and playing hockey. Travis is passionate about real estate and his study titled The Sharing Economy: Understanding the Distortionary Effects of Airbnb on Residential Rents was published in the Michigan Journal of Business.

Andrew Kortas

Project Manager

Andrew Scott

Project Manager

Tim Groves

Preconstruction Manager

Mikaela Mamer


Rob Piercy

Property Manager


Spike is our most seasoned staff member, always keen to lend his expert eye to our projects. When he is not busy sleeping, dozing or napping, Spike can be found sniffing greetings to our clients and Roomba-ing his way around the office, keeping things ship-shape! His sage wisdom is an inspiration to the rest of the team and he is always ready to share his warm, fuzzy charm with anyone who will return the favour with a scratch!