Meet the RJR Team
Shawn Stewart : President
Shawn was born and raised in the lower mainland. He has an extensive background in project and risk management. In 2001, he began managing a millwork shop. During this time, several houses were renovated by Shawn, culminating in him building his own custom home. It was a natural fit when the opportunity to partner with a successful builder/renovator such as Bob Rasmus.
Gino Di Francesco: Estimator
Gino Di Francesco has been involved with residential construction for over 14 years and has been working with RJR since 2009 providing detailed estimates. He has a background in commerce and graduated from BCIT with a degree in Building Engineering Technology. Prior to joining RJR, Gino was involved with construction of custom homes and renovations in South Surrey.
Gino has completed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist program for development and modification of homes for maturing adults and the transition required as they become older. He has also become the company leader and auditor for its Work Safe Certification of Recognition in maintaining a safe work environment.
Ian Knight : Senior Project Manager
Ian Knight has been involved with the construction trade for over 30 years, built custom high end homes in Shaunnesy and Kitsalano for 17 years and has been working for RJR Construction since 1998. During his time with RJR, he has brought hundreds of projects to completion on time and budget and he is currently the senior project manager with the company.
Ian specializes in structural framing and historical restoration, quality control, as well as custom design.
Ian is a journeyman carpenter with certifications in building science, construction operations, construction supervision, and certificate of recognition (COR) in the Construction Safety Association of British Columbia (CSABC). Ian bases his management style on Total Quality Management (TQM).