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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.

Co-Founder & CEO in Ownership

Co-Founder, COO & Director of Construction

Co-Founder, President & Director of Development

Chief Business Development Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Assistant Director of Construction

Systems Administrator

District 56 Manager

Field Coordinator

Construction Project Coordinator

Construction Manager/ Coordinator

Site Coordinator

Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Marketing Manager

Administrative Assistant

Financial Controller

Data Coordinator

Business Solutions Coordinator

Intern Architect – Design Solutions

Building Designer/ Design Coordination

Building Designer

Building Designer

Building Designer

Building Designer

Building Designer

Site Supervisor

Site Superintendent

Foreman

Team Lead

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Team Member

Chief Happiness Officer & Employee of the Month

Carpet Shark

Chief Social Administrator

Administrator of Sass

Office Bouncer

Pep Talk Pup

Queen of Cuteness

Trainee

Security Chief

Playtime Coordinator

Margaret McKay

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 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

Co-Founder, COO & Director of Construction

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

Co-Founder, President & Director of 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.