Who We Are
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Harval Homes began 30 years ago when brothers Alvin and Harv Thiessen decided to take their years of construction experience and venture into the Winnipeg, Manitoba housing market.
With a passion for quality homes and a dedicated sales team, Harval built a successful business over the next 10 years. At the turn of the century, they took the business back to their roots in Winkler to help serve the growing population of the Pembina Valley. Now, with over 600 homes built in Southern Manitoba, Harval Homes continues to be a leader in the housing industry, focusing on quality homes, custom builds and renovations.
With industry leading service and a comprehensive warranty, Harval Homes makes building your dream home easy and enjoyable from start to finish.
As General Manager, Arlen works together with the management team to set the direction and vision for the future. If you ask him, Arlen would say that the best part of his job is seeing customers’ visions brought to life and having the privilege to do so with a great team of people.
He enjoys being outside with his wife Mary, and daughter Olivia. Whether it’s taking their dog, Wilson for a walk, or going for a hike, he loves their time together. He also enjoys cooking great food and playing guitar.
Mary really enjoys the variety she has in her work life. As her time is split between handling reception, accounts payable, and being an owner, each day holds different tasks for her and she enjoys “filling the gaps or needs” of all of her co-workers to ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently.
As much as Mary enjoys spending time with friends and family, she also loves to spend time by herself. Whether that is going for a walk and listening to a podcast, or binge watching her favourite shows. Some hobbies she likes to do are going kayaking, macramé and playing around with interior decorating and designing spaces.
Don oversees all projects and staff to ensure everything is executed as discussed. He works tirelessly to find products, suppliers and trades that align with our company goals and is always on the hunt for new and innovative products and procedures that will better serve our clients.
Don is passionate about problem-solving and building custom homes presents him with endless opportunities to explore new techniques. Seeing our clients’ reactions when their homes are complete is his greatest reward.
When Don isn’t busy helping people design their dream homes, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking and cruising with friends and family, whether it be in a boat or on a motorcycle.
As our Production Manager, John must become familiar with the sales contracts from each job and understand in detail project expectations. He is a point of contact for all trades, site supervisors and staff to ensure everyone is familiar with established details and timelines, as well as ensuring permits are in place and calls are made for all line locates.
John’s favourite part of the job is completing each milestone of the home. When he is not at work he enjoys reading, archery and fishing.
Drafting and Estimating
Peter works closely with our team to draft all of our plans and develops complete production drawings once projects are ready to get started. He also provides all of our clients with full estimates after sourcing quotes from multiple trades and suppliers at the best prices available.
Peter thoroughly enjoys working with our advanced design software and presentation tools to ensure all of our customers are able to envision their dream home becoming a reality. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family taking care of their home.
Henry is one of our site supervisors, ensuring the project is built to spec and all safety protocols are enforced onsite with all trades and visitors. You can count on him to be on-site for all client and trade questions and concerns throughout the build, as well as being a point of contact for any warranty issues that may arise.
Henry enjoys the variation of work from day-to-day. Every day brings a new challenge that stretches the team and leads to creative and sometimes unconventional solutions that leave the customer with a truly custom build. His free time is spent with Family. He has 2 boys, Silas and Lincoln and a beautiful wife, Megan. They enjoy evening walks, bike rides and hikes together as a family and are involved in ministry in Winnipeg and the Winkler/Morden area.
Kevin’s favourite part of his job is simple. He loves to see customers dreams come alive!
When Kevin’s not on the job he can usually be found playing with his 2 young daughters, cycling, playing slow pitch baseball in the summer and hockey in the winter.
Accounts Receivable/Contract Admin
Sara’s favorite part of her job is working with a team of respectful, knowledgeable and friendly co-workers. She enjoys seeing the full process of a dream move from blueprint to reality, and the attention to detail that is put into every project Harval Homes tackles. Harval Homes strong commitment to family values make it easy for Sara to balance her work and family life.
In her free time Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and spending time outdoors during our short Manitoba summers.