Morningstar’s Management Team consists of experienced professionals, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. Together, they have a proven track record and unparalleled depth of expertise in developing, constructing, marketing and customer service.
|Ali Bahrami P.Eng - Construction Manager|
Ali has a Master Degree in Architecture and Master of Engineering degree in Construction Management from the University of British Columbia. He has over 20 years’ experience in housing design and construction management. Ali has recently completed the full training program with NRCan and achieved his registration as a Certified Energy Advisor. Ali’s experience in both architecture and engineering are a definite asset to the Morningstar team. Ali was the recipient of the Morningstar Award of Excellence in 2006.
|Robert Morse – President & CEO|
Bob has been active in real estate development since 1988. A University of British Columbia graduate, he has experience in single family, multi-family, industrial and commercial projects in both Greater Vancouver and Arizona. He is responsible for all aspects of Morningstar’s homebuilding activities.
|Brian Foss - Senior Customer Service Manager|
Brian joined Morningstar in 2005 and has brought with him over 32 years’ experience in the home building industry including roofing, electrical, drywall and plumbing. Brian began his career in home building as a finishing carpenter. Brian enjoys his work and takes great pride in the homes presented by Morningstar. He values his relationship with the new home owners and pays attention to their needs and wants during the orientation process.
|Dale Barron – Special Advisor|
Dale has been a homebuilder since 1982 and has built and sold more than 3,000 single-family homes in Greater Vancouver. Before starting Morningstar Homes Ltd., he was Vice President of Housing for BC’s major builder of single-family homes. Dale has been a member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association for 26 years and was the President of the GVHBA in 2007.
Dale has served on various sales & marketing committees at the local, provincial and national level. Dale has been recognized for his achievements with the following professional association awards: GVHBA Technical Excellence Award 2006, GVHBA, Builder Member of the Year 2004 & 1986, CHBA Sales & Marketing Person of the Year 1990 and GVHBA Recognition of Exemplary Service Board of Directors Year 2004 - 2010.
|Deborah Calahan - Vice President Sales & Marketing|
Deborah brings over 25 years of sales and marketing experience to Morningstar. With roots beginning in California and extending to Toronto where she marketed high volume single-family homes for one of Toronto’s leading builders. Deborah joined the Morningstar team in 2003 and has been instrumental in its ongoing growth and success. She holds a BBA in business/marketing from Pacific Union College.
|Ed Zamrykut - Construction Manager|
Ed has been in the residential construction industry for over 30 years beginning in his family’s construction business and learning from the ground up. Upon completion of a Civil Engineering Technology program, Ed has worked with some of the largest homebuilders and land developers in western Canada, bringing a wealth of experience to the table. He has also earned the Registered Housing Professional (RHP) designation, awarded by the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association of British Columbia. Ed joined Morningstar in 2002 and is proud to be part of the team that helped the company grow, from the “little builder that could”, into the household name and industry leader that it is today.
|Karen Merke – Senior Operations Manager|
Karen has been employed in the single-family home building industry since 1992 and has been with Morningstar since its inception. Her responsibilities include personnel management of admin and accounting staff and managing the company’s general administrative budget. Karen was honoured with the President’s Award from one of BC’s prominent builders, in recognition of her leadership and administration skills and was the recipient of the Morningstar Award of Excellence in 2003. Karen is proud of her contributions to the company’s growth and continued success.
|Randy Rossum - Sales Manager|
Randy has enjoyed helping families purchase new Morningstar single-family homes, for over 20 years. His key to success is his attention to the customer from start to finish. He takes pride in ensuring that the “biggest purchase most people will ever make” goes smoothly and that homeowners are able to enjoy the process. His knowledge of construction, home design and green building practices puts homeowners at ease and instills confidence and trust. Randy has been designated as a Certified New Homes Sales Professional by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, and is Built Green certified by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC. He is the proud recipient of two Gold Georgie awards by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC.
|Rettie Edgren - Senior Sales Manager|
Rettie has helped 1000’s of families purchase homes over his 20+ years of new home sales. The key to this success is his complete attention to the customer throughout the home buying process ensuring everything goes smoothly from start to finish. His knowledge of construction and home design along with his talent for making homeowners feel at ease instills confidence and trust. Rettie is a Certified New Homes Sales Professional designated by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, and is Built Green certified by the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC. He is the proud recipient of three Gold Georgie awards from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, and is also a national “SAM” award winner. Rettie was the recipient of the Morningstar Award of Excellence in 2005.
|Ron Rapp - Vice President Construction|
Ron has enjoyed over 35 years working in construction and real estate development in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. His experience encompasses single-family, low-rise multi-residential, high-rise residential, office/ commercial, assisted and independent senior’s facilities, and numerous projects for Parks Canada. Ron has a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, Ontario, though most of his construction experience has been hands-on and direct.
|Ryan Lucy – Executive Vice President|
Ryan is responsible for the acquisition and development for all of Morningstar’s projects and has over 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. The majority of Ryan’s experience is in residential developments undertaken by Morningstar Homes and in acquisitions and asset management for a major Canadian REIT. Ryan holds an Urban Geography degree from the University of Victoria.