Chris was born in Oromocto, NB, just outside the fence of CFB Gagetown, home of the Canadian Army. It should probably come as little surprise, then, that having been born on one side of the fence, he’d want to see the other side, and in 1989, he started what was to be a 21-year career as an officer in the Canadian Forces.

While in the Army, Chris served from coast to coast in Canada, as well as several foreign deployments and postings. It was during one such overseas posting that Chris first met TLA Development’s co-founder Troy Grant in Lahr, Germany.

After retiring from the Canadian Forces as a Major, Chris became the Managing Director of Allied Container Systems Incorporated, the Canadian subsidiary of a major US defence contractor and provided infrastructure and training support to the US, British and Canadian Armies. Chris subsequently worked with some of the largest volumetric modular manufacturers in western North America focussing on hotels, apartment buildings, condos and other large, multi-family projects.

Chris is a graduate of the Royal Military college of Canada and currently resides in Edmonton with his family. When not building TLA projects, Chris enjoys playing guitar and bass – both poorly.


Developer donates two single-family Esquimalt homes to the Songhees Nation

Two single-family residential homes will be upcycled and will continue to be enjoyed by two deserving families from the Songhees Nation.

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Plants Find New Homes in Esquimalt Neighbourhood

TLA invites neighbours to participate in a “Take Your Plant” event, where those neighbours could come and harvest the plants and shrubbery from the Sterling site in order to rehome them in their own backyards.

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