About > Our Team

Meet the Team

Great communities require great work. Design Build Services’ exceptional team is headed up by Margaret McKay, Gary Lahnsteiner, and Matthew McKay. Together, we’re building the homes and communities of tomorrow.

General Manager

Company Controller

Special Projects / Marketing

Development Manager

Sr. Site Superintendent/Operations Manager

Site Superintendent

Project Manager

Environmental Coordinator

Development Coordinator


Administrative Assistant

Data Coordinator

Systems Administrator

Field Coordinator


Lead Hand

Lead Hand

Carpenters Apprentice







Chief Happiness Officer & 

Employee of the Month

Security Chief

Playtime Coordinator

Friendliness Administrator

Merriment Manager

Administrator of Sass

Nap-time Supervisor

Margaret McKay

Co-Founder and Principal

Margaret’s experience in land development spans over 30 years. She brings a level of expertise that is rarely found within Design Build Companies. Her expertise provides an oversight within DB Services that ensures success. Margaret is responsible for all aspects of the company, providing leadership and guidance to both the company and clients. She is an active member of the Westshore Developer’s Association which works closely with the City of Langford to ensure developers have a strong voice and relationship with the City.

Gary Lahnsteiner

Co-Founder and Director, Project Management

Gary is a Mechanical Engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as an Engineering Officer and was involved in all major ship building programs within Canada during that time. He joined DB Services under contract to build Village Walk West Phase 1 and was asked to join the company as a partner. As the Director of Project Management, he is responsible for the completion of all projects. He works closely with our on-site staff to ensure everything is ‘on schedule, on budget and within scope’.

Matthew McKay

Co-Founder & Director, Development

Matthew is a Building Designer and AIBC Affiliate. He brings 11 years of land development and construction experience to DB Services and is responsible for all technical aspects of a project. He deals with all the professional engineers and provides the drafting services. He also sits on the Executive Board of the Westshore Developer’s Association.