Derrick Newman Project Coordinator
Derrick passion for construction was ignited 15 years ago when he had the opportunity to renovate Gwyneth Paltrow's ski chalet. He was so charged up by this project that he decided to become a journeyman carpenter, and, later on, a Gold Seal Construction Project Manager. He started at Mac as an estimator, where his experience in carpentry and management proved invaluable. Soon he was managing whole house renovations. He is skilled in 3D drafting and creating conceptual designs, which he uses to help people visualize the end goal of their project. His belief is that detailed design should precede estimates and construction, and that form should follow function. His greatest satisfaction comes from the relationships he builds with his clients and watching a plan come together. Highlights of his career have been millwork and restoration work on the Hatley Castle in Colwood, and the Sundance residence -- a renovation of a 1970's geodesic dome. Outside of work, Derrick likes to hang out with his wife, run, ride motorbikes, play guitar, rock climb, and do woodwork.