About Wesmont

Developing residential communities and commercial real estate in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan communities.

Our Story

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Building is in our roots. Three sons raised on construction sites coupled with their father in over 40 years of construction experience as a guiding principle. 

Our mission is to create environments for families and businesses to thrive by developing residential and commercial real estate through quality building practices. 

It is simple to witness the difference quality construction makes to a project. To us, Wesmont family means dedication, loyalty, and quality. 

We develop and build beautiful residential and commercial properties in British Columbia. Each property is built with precision and a keen eye to succeed. This helps drive us to provide the highest quality. Our experience has shown that complete dedication to our client’s satisfaction is paramount to a project’s success.

Leaning into our potential, we combined our history of construction and unique talent to give our customers the most rewarding homes. Three brothers and a father each with unique skill collaborated to develop and build thousands of single family and multi-family residential communities and construct commercial buildings. 

Professional, trustworthy, and value-oriented is who we are and how we build. 

Our Leadership

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John Tilstra

Chief Executive Officer

John was the founder of Centra, an employee owned window company, and successfully transitioned it to 250+ owners in his 40 years of service. John also has deep experience in land development and building with over 40 years experience.

John’s focus is commercial and residential land development, property management and future project opportunities. He is also on several board of directors such as Morteq Lending, Night Shift, Trinity Western University Advisory Building Committee, and Wesmont Foundation.

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Sean Tilstra

Vice President

Sean’s passion for building is unparalleled. From purchasing land to handing over the keys, he leads every aspect of our operations. Sean directs and manages our on-site leadership team ensuring all commercial and residential projects are on task, on time and built with incredible quality. He also consults with the municipalities by acquiring all building and developing permits.

After his Business Management graduation from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Sean worked as a Site Superintendent of single and multi-family homes. Later, he began building in the industrial sector as well, developing and building large-scale tilt-up buildings. Sean’s leadership, commitment and loyalty to a project’s success is unique in the industry, as he pursues the extra mile towards excellence each day.

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Nick Tilstra

Chief Financial Officer

Nick creates calculated strategy for our vision and long-term goals, furthering our
opportunities to build residential and commercial real estate. As Chief Financial Officer, he oversees all accounting, forecasting, land development analytics, commercial leasing, and handles all aspects of business management and property purchasing.

Nick brings an unmatched dedicated energy to the team. He graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After, he pursued his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation at a local accounting firm. Nick transitioned as the controller and property manager through Silverwynde Properties, where he gained experience as a Controller. As co-founder of Wesmont Group, Nick’s intelligence, work ethic, and devoted-spirit is paramount to Wesmont’s success. 

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Joel Tilstra

General Manager

From day one, Joel has pursued building with curiosity and enjoyment. He oversees our single-family homes building and development as a Site Superintendent, and has over 16 years of experience in construction. Day-to-day Joel uses his charisma to manage site schedule and high building quality standards, while maintaining relationships with trades. Through owning and operating a siding company to working as a Site Superintendent on previous sites, Joel catches our vision and turns it into a reality. 

Join Our Team

Have construction / industry experience?

Wesmont is one of BC’s premier homebuilders. Our clients depend on the excellent individuals that make up our team, and our hiring process ensures that they are served by the best.

Our ongoing commitment to our customers and the community means continuing to provide opportunities to industrious individuals seeking to make a difference. Think you’d be a valuable addition to our team?

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