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

Senior Building Designer

Sr. Site Superintendent/Operations Manager

Project Manager

Site Superintendent

Site Superintendent

Construction Manager

Environmental Coordinator

Building Designer

Building Designer

Building Designer

Building Designer

Executive Administrative Assistant


Data Coordinator

Systems Administrator

Field Coordinator

Carpenters Apprentice

Team Lead

Team Lead

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Chief Happiness Officer & 

Employee of the Month

Security Chief

Playtime Coordinator

Administrator of Sass

Merriment Manager

Margaret McKay


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 Design Build 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

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 Design Build 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

Founder & Director, Development

Matthew is a Building Designer with 13 years of land development and construction experience. He’s a founder of Design Build Services and brings immense creativity and technical knowledge to our projects. He is responsible for overseeing professional engineers and leads our in-house drafting and design team. He uses his vast experience in building systems and layout to deliver innovative structures with outstanding design.