Founded by Orest Boszko and Michael Verity, B&V is a unique construction company that bridges a gap in the world of design and architecture. Both Boszko and Verity trained as architects, but soon found that their passion for building rivaled their interest in design, thus leading them to create B&V in 2001. Since then, B&V has earned the respect of clients and designers alike, through a comprehensive and collaborative approach that brings creative vision to built reality.
On creating a good client experience: It’s important to offer quick responses and turnaround for our clients’ needs. In construction, scheduling is always an issue; but if you do things immediately it creates a better outcome.
On contributing to company's love of design and architecture: Innovation is important, so I like to focus on making that part of our culture. It can be through small things, like having design magazines around to keep the staff connected to the industry. And, it can be through big things, like pursuing new architects with cool ideas, which further pushes us to be original.
On creating a good client experience: We do a mix of work with different people, but customer service crosses all bounds and with the same intention, regardless of the job. That means having a healthy respect for everyone’s role in the project to get the best outcome for the client.
On contributing to company's love of design and architecture: I have great passion for my career, as well as an innate appreciation for, and understanding of, modernist architecture. And I’m genuinely interested in participating in the design community beyond the day-to-day work, whether that’s as a guest critic or through lecturing opportunities.
On creating a good client experience: The client always comes first. Our priority is always about getting the job done well.
On contributing to company's love of design and architecture: We all want the best possible outcome, so I’m always proactively looking for Solutions that help us meet our goals.
On creating a good client experience: Developing strong relationships with our clients is key. So, right from the get-go we aim to create a sense of trust and have open lines of communication.
On benefits of working for B&V: I like that it’s a small company and everyone gets along with each other. Mike and Orest are great people and it’s easy to work for them.
On benefits of working for B&V: Each year the business gets bigger and more interesting and I’ve been a part of that, giving input where I can. The company encourages me to ask questions and that helps me relate to the projects. I feel more invested in work.
On favourite part of the job: I like planning office events that bring people together. It’s not just about having fun, it’s about team building. To do our jobs well, we need to depend on each other.
On benefits of working for B&V: This is a good team; no one feels above the others. Everyone is treated with respect and we work together.
On favourite part of the job: I like meeting the clients and creating solid relationships, so that it becomes more than just work.
On favourite part of the job: I love construction; have my whole life. So I like all parts of my job — from the excitement of a new project to the satisfaction of a finished one.
On favourite part of the job: I like the multipurpose role I play, contributing to a lot of different things that are going on in the office.
On favourite part of the job: I appreciate detail in construction. That’s why I joined B&V: I wanted to work on high-quality, detailed projects that this company is known for.
On favourite part of the job: The jobs themselves are the best part. There’s a great reward in the challenge of doing a complex project. Anyone can do a square, but it takes skills and imagination to finish something unique.
On favourite part of the job: As a Project Manager the best part of the job is working with the team. You have a design team & client who have worked long and hard to create something and now we’re the next piece of the puzzle to bring it all together.