Tavan Group has specialized in building homes that truly fit in the neighbourhoods in which they build. The homes are not only beautiful and functional, but they evoke the inherent charm of the neighbourhood in times past.
Celebrating 50 years
Growing up, Troy’s father and his nine brothers were all partners in the same construction company at the same time. One of their celebrated accomplishments is the MacMillan Bloedel Conservatory, still a beautiful building today. Thus, Troy learned very early about building things. He credits them for giving him the love of construction and has always felt that he learned from the best. With a passion for building and the desire to build beautiful homes, Troy started his career in building dream homes in South Surrey, Shaughnessy, Kitsilano, and South Granville.
Whether it’s designing and building a clean-lined, contemporary home or bringing the grandeur of a 1920’s home into the 21st century, design and construction continue to ignite the passion in the Tavan team. Having the trust of their clients, to design and build this important investment, their home, is their pride.
Troy Van Vliet
Troy’s love of design and building started at an early age working for his father’s construction company. Very much a “hands-on” guy, he worked on many residential and commercial projects. With a love for geometry, drafting and art as a student and growing up watching his parents building their own homes, it only seemed natural to try to build his own home. This started a life-long love of design and construction, inspired to make every element that goes into the final result, the very best possible! He attended UBC on a football scholarship and was drafted to the BC Lions. For many years he has led companies that were based on strong people-relationships, and of which he prides himself today with the Tavan Group. Troy has always understood the importance of being a confident leader and surrounding yourself with good people. Troy’s entrepreneurial spirit, his commitment to quality and fine craftsmanship and his passion for building and design have proved to be the success of the Tavan Group.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of the Tavan Group, Silveria oversees the operations of this dynamic, growing company. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the sustainable growth of the company’s diverse portfolio. As Tavan’s second-in-command, Silveria has a key role in setting the strategic direction of the company. She establishes the necessary policies and procedures that will ensure the success of Tavan’s goals. Her strong interpersonal skills are invaluable in managing staff, trades and associates. In conjunction with the CEO, Silveria is responsible for all business development and expansion activities. Silveria holds a BA from the University of British Columbia. Prior to coming to Tavan, she held senior positions at the Vancouver Canucks, Studio B Productions and Curve Communications. Her experience demonstrates a strong propensity to identify opportunities, initiate processes and procedures, and control efficiencies. Silveria’s commitment to her community includes donations to Children’s Hospital and the development of a new school in South Surrey.
Malou is responsible for the full-cycle accounting duties for Tavan, which includes account receivables, account payables, customer and vendor reconciliations and preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements.
She has an extensive education background including a MBA in Entrepreneurship and Financial Management, a 3rd Level CGA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Malou has worked for many large companies both in the Philippines and Canada, and brings a comprehensive financial background.
Her positive attitude and meticulous work ethic make Malou an important member of the Tavan team.
Malou is very involved in her church activities and contributes many volunteer hours to the betterment of others. She enjoys singing as well as cooking.
Ximena Jimenez Gomez
Born and raised in Vancouver, Gary’s residential construction career spans over 40 years. He brings this wealth of construction knowledge and experience to the Tavan Team. Joining Tavan in 2019, he enjoys the challenge of leading the trades and suppliers to build an amazing custom home. His passion for carpentry provides important insight for the team to achieve excellent results!
Gary has been in construction his whole career, both working with his Father and then on his own. Having built several custom homes for his own family, he has a good understanding of the client’s needs.
Away from work, he enjoys creating furniture in his workshop. Gary and his family love the water and enjoy their kayak and paddle board trips together.
Matt joined the Tavan Group in 2013 as a Site Superintendent. In his role, he oversees renovation projects from the early stages of plans and budget right through to completion. He enjoys managing the construction process while ensuring client satisfaction.
With ten years experience in the residential and commercial construction industry, Matt’s skills and abilities are appreciated by both Tavan and their clients and subtrades.
Matt holds a degree in Criminology from the University of the Fraser Valley and a certificate in the Home Inspection Program from BCIT.
Away from work, Matt is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He played football for 13 years and coached at the junior varsity level.
Mark works closely with the entire construction team in his role as Superintendant. Building upon his 15 years of experience in all facets of the construction industry, Mark joined Tavan in the spring of 2012. His dedication and attention to detail has proved to be a great asset to the Tavan Team.
Prior to joining Tavan, Mark managed a construction company where he coordinated and directed trades with a hands-on approach at the site level. He has worked on several large commercial, high density residential projects and custom renovations. This extensive experience coupled with his technical background has allowed Mark to excel in all aspects of his position.
Born and raised in Vancouver, David loves living on the West Coast. He has 23 years of experience in managing construction sites as a Construction Superintendent and is a huge asset to the Tavan team. As well, David has a keen eye for design and often contributes to finding innovative solutions on complex projects. His passion for home design and home building, from its inception to final completion has been rewarded with many successful projects.
David’s abilities also include an excellent proficiency in carpentry in addition to his superior management skills.
David is a graduate from Weslayan University with a BA degree.
Construction & Project Manager
Bernie began working at Tavan in 2013, where he oversees on-site progress of residential projects from start to finish. His life-long love for construction includes many forms of buildings and he enjoys working with Tavan’s team of trades and suppliers who work together to achieve amazing homes.
Bernie has over twenty five years of experience in Construction and Project Management, including scheduling, contract management and negotiation, scope of work clarifications, project budget reviews and updates, quality and safety management and documentation, and extensive liaising with consultants and owners. His broad spectrum of abilities ensures an atmosphere for success of Tavan’s projects.
Bernie values teamwork, mentoring, leadership and continual education, both formal and on the job. Coupled with a culture of creativity and energy, he views Tavan as a great place to work.
Away from work, Bernie enjoys a busy life with his family and friends.