Our Board of Directors

Our Executive Team is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes representation from builders, renovators and organizations active in industry training and education, including the provincial Home Builders’ Associations and the Atlantic Home Warranty Program.

Board Chair:

Jim Bungay, P.Eng., Senior Project Manager, Dora Construction Limited, Dartmouth, NS
Jim Bungay is a Civil Engineer (Engineers Nova Scotia) and an R-2000/Energuide-Certified Builder with over 15 years experience in the home building and renovation industry. His experience includes onsite work (framing, finish carpentry, landscaping) to the complete management and administration for a medium-sized residential construction business. Since 2016, Jim has been the Senior Project Manager for Lindsay Construction and his more recent focus has been on new home design, custom design-build renovations and additions construction and management. Jim is also a member of the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association.

Board Members:

Robyn Illsley, Illsley Contracting Limited, Dartmouth, NS
Robyn grew up in a “construction” family, working part time in the business from the ground up. She graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with double major in finance and marketing. For a few years after graduation Robyn worked with a marketing company, a plumbing and electrical supplier and a land developer, gaining a wealth of experiences all related to different sectors of the building industry. Hands-on building seemed to be her calling and she joined Illsley Contracting in 2007. Robyn understands the importance of also being involved in organizations that support the building industry and is a member of the Canadian Home Builders Association – Nova Scotia Women’s Council and Marketing Committee.

Greg Surette, Southbound Workforce, Yarmouth NS
Greg Surette recently retired as a senior carpentry instructor after 20 years of teaching at the Nova Scotia Community College.  He has served as a curriculum consultant responsible for 35 different Trades and Technology programs and served through the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency on a Trade Advisory Committee evaluating compulsory licensing of the carpentry trade in Nova Scotia.  Greg has also been a judge and team volunteer in both Provincial and National Trade Skills Competitions. His experience as a Licensed Inter-Provincial Red Seal Carpenter includes new home building and renovating/restoring heritage properties. He has also supervised the building of restaurants and commercial spaces, in the Halifax area. In partnership with his brother, he established and manages a Yarmouth construction company, employing a crew of 18 in residential and commercial construction.

Shawna Henderson, CEO, Blue House Energy, St. Margaret’s Bay
Shawna has been working in the field of energy efficiency and housing since 1992. She was an active R2000 evaluator and inspector until 2001 and was one of first licensed EnerGuide for Houses evaluators in Canada. She is a co-founder and CEO of Blue House Energy providing interactive and comprehensive online education for trades, renovators, contractors and energy efficiency professionals. Shawna has been a pioneer in Net Zero Energy Home research and design is a leading consultant on Deep Energy Retrofits. Shawna is a member of the Canadian Home Builders Association – Nova Scotia and serves as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Justin Johnstone, Project Manager, All-Craft, Bedford, N.S.
Justin Johnston is Project Manager with All-Craft, as award winning custom design and build renovator. Justin graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2008 with a degree in business and a major in accounting. After obtaining his chartered accountancy, Justin commenced his career in the construction industry and has more than seven years of senior project management experience. He has managed both interior and exterior renovations as well as new home construction and has a special interest in building innovation and new building products and materials.

Charity Carr, Business Efficiency Specialist, EfficiencyOne, Dartmouth, N.S.
(Bio in development)

Aundrea Smith, G&I Smith Home Improvements
(Bio in development)