Team

  • Duane ErbFounder / Co-ownerDuane has worked in construction trades for 45 years, and been owner of DEC for 23. He’s creative, artistic and has an eye for detail—and it shows! He also has a well-developed talent for shepherding each job through to completion and doesn’t rest until a job is well-done.
     
    Aside from work, Duane and Jean enjoy their four children and four grandchildren. He also invests in church-related activities and business associations, fishes, gardens, watches birds and is intrigued by wood carving.
  • Steve AdamsCo-owner / EstimatorSteve’s career with DEC goes back 15 years, and for the past four, he’s also been a co-owner. Analytical but easy-going, he takes pleasure from working with people, ensuring clients are heard and satisfied, and coming up with practical solutions when construction issues arise.
     
    Steve and his wonderful wife, Donna, have 14-year old twin daughters, and have opened their home and lives to fostering.  As part of a pastoral team, Steve has many opportunities to walk alongside individuals and families in their life experiences. He finds recreation at home with his family, gardening, completing improvements around the house. Yet finding time to reach out to the needs that come along their way.
  • JimCarpenterJim’s been a DEC team member for over 25 years. His attention to detail and his skilled craftsmanship ensure the final result is pleasing—including the fine details.

    Married for over 30 years, Jim and his wife have raised two boys. He supports local charities—specifically housing projects and food banks—enjoys tennis, biking and, of course, helping family and friends with their home improvements.
  • DarrenEstimator / CarpenterDarren’s been bringing his eye for detail, creative skills and perfectionism to his job for more than 11 years. He especially loves finding new and innovative products and solutions to use and introduce to clients.
     
    Darren married Katie in July 2013. He loves outside activities like fishing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and baseball, as well as completing renovation projects around the house.
  • DaveCarpenterDave’s been with DEC for 9 years, but he’s been practising for the job from a very young age! A hard worker, Dave approaches each construction project with ambition, enthusiasm and vigour.

    He and his wife Shelley have three boys, and you might find Dave out helping with his son’s hockey teams, or helping out at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. In addition to hockey, he loves spending quality time with his family, or helping family and friends with their projects.
  • JameyCarpenterJamey has been with DEC for 8 years, but has 26 years of carpentry experience. He’s never afraid to learn and try new things. He works to a high quality standard and treats each job and place as if it were his own.

    In addition to investing in his own family and children, he’s involved with the local fair and various church related events. You'll also find him on his snowmobile or motorcycle, camping or hiking, or just enjoying the great outdoors.
  • SladeCarpenterSlade has been with DEC since 2006, but has been in the construction industry for many years prior. Slade is in every way, a craftsman. He enjoys the various challenges at DEC and the ability to be creative and come up with solutions to exceed clients expectations. Also, Don't be surprised if you catch him dancing to the radio :)

    Slade enjoys spending time with his wife Jacquelyn, and their 6 month old daughter Emery. He likes to spend his spare time working on classic motorcycles, making music, or doing renovations on his own house.
  • DaveCarpenterAfter 3 years with DEC, Dave says, "I love my job and couldn't ask for a better company to work for. I've always wanted to be a carpenter. I love the trade and am passionate about my work." Dave also enjoys fishing, camping and playing his guitar.
  • LucasCarpenterLucas joined the DEC team in 2016. He has been in the construction industry for 15 years, completing and supervising projects ranging from residential to industrial.

    He and his wife Niki have a new baby boy, Barron, and a dog, Gunner. Lucas enjoys being with family, hunting, fishing, and camping.
  • TwilaPainterTwila currently resides in Elmira but has spent several years of her life in voluntary service around the world. Having just returned from a two year internship across Africa, she is now pursuing her passion for fitness and working with survivors of human trafficking in the local community. Twila loves anything active and spontaneous, coffee shops, writing, Starbucks, bacon and laughter. She enjoys intentional relationships and seeing people reach their full potential.
  • TrevorCarpenterTrevor began working for DEC in 2017. He started his carpentry apprenticeship in 2000 and completed it in 2004. Trevor is originally form Ireland, but spent some time working in SK before moving to ON.
    He and his wife have been married for 7 years and have 3 daughters, so there is never a dull moment :).
    Trevor is very easy going, has traveled to many countries in Southeast Asia, enjoys football (soccer), camping, and going on walks.
  • SiavashCarpenterSiavash first came to Canada in 2015. He completed a collage course in carpentry and began working for DEC.
    He and his wife Elham have been married for 14 years and have a lovely 11 year old daughter.
    Sia and his family enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and picnics, which they try do every weekend.