Your Renovation Experts

Our Management Team below brings a wealth of different knowledge and experience to every renovation project. Classic Home Improvements employs over 30 local residents and works with a network of over 85 sub trades and vendors across Vancouver Island. This pool of talent, leadership and commitment to being the best is what makes Classic Home Improvements the company it is.

The Classic Team

Barry Plumb
Barry PlumbPresident
Barry is a guy with a story to tell. After working with the Department of Housing teaching people how to be their own General Contractor in Alberta, he started his own renovation business in 1984. He says there are two reasons to renovate. You either make your home more comfortable or to get it ready to sell. You have to know both because they’re different approaches. He’s a family man with two sons, 4 grand-babies and a killer shot in foosball.
Darren Cavan
Darren CavanVice President
Darren is a born entrepreneur who thrives on overcoming business challenges and adding great people to his team. His passion for success has taken him from Retail Management, to an Industrial Construction Management team and now to Home Renovations. Darren is an avid baseball fan, coaching his son’s team and sitting on the Board of the Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association. He spends his free time camping, fishing and hanging out with his family.
Aaron Plumb
Aaron PlumbOperations Manager
Aaron started with Classic as a labourer and has worked his way up over the years to help run the Company as Operations Manager. He’s seen hundreds of renovation projects which brings valuable perspective and experience to the organization. He’s a good listener who’s always looking for solutions, better systems and processes. In his spare time, you’ll find Aaron cheering on the Blue Jays or spending time with his wife and two kids.
Jenna Wait
Jenna WaitAdministration Manager
Jenna is a fun loving spirit who keeps busy trying to keep a full office on their toes! She takes care of clients, staff and accounting alike. When Jenna isn’t herding the Classic cats you can find her cooking, entertaining or dancing the night away. She’s a Nanaimo native who loves sunny days and of course, the ocean.
Jen Reeder B.Env.D
Jen Reeder B.Env.DDesigner/Project Coordinator
Jen has a keen eye for design. With 7 years of on-site carpentry experience, she knows what a design takes to translate into a functional install. She’s a Winnipeg native who loves the Island life including hiking, gardening and kayaking. When it’s time to shut down and relax, you’ll find Jen painting or chilling in her hammock.
Andrew Petersen
Andrew PetersenProject Manager
Andrew is one of our incredible Project Managers. He’s easy going, friendly and knows his job sites inside and out. Don’t let the tattoos fool you – this Island native has a background in Health Care working with seniors. That must be where he learned to turn on the charm as our clients all love him! When he’s not managing renovation projects, you’ll find Andrew hiking with his dogs, or talking sports.
Dean Alden
Dean AldenShop Foreman
What would we do without Dean?! With over 20 years of cabinet making experience, he’s the brains behind our cabinet shop in Nanaimo. Keeping your orders on time and making sure they’re built to spec, Dean is ‘the man’ when it comes to efficiency and keeping shop operations running smooth. He’s quick to laugh, tell you a story or sing the latest Justin Bieber song. Yes, he’s that awesome.