ARYZE is a construction and development company that approaches the built environment as an ongoing search for knowledge. We blend traditional construction practices, intelligent design and high performance building technologies—always striving to push the future forward.

Partners & Collaborators

Purdey Group

ARYZE and Purdey Group are an integrated infill development team, operating in tandem to bring forward-thinking residential multi-unit developments to Victoria BC.  At the core of our philosophy is urbanism, collaboration, and engagement.

Kinsol Timber

ARYZE helped found and works in partnership with Kinsol Timber Systems, a specialized construction firm focused on building and conserving important timber and timber hybrid structures across Western Canada.

Branch Coffee

ARYZE helped found and constructed Branch Coffee Company, a high-profile coffee shop located in the heart of the Victoria’s Gonzales neighbourhood. At the core of the Branch is a network of people: baristas practicing their craft, vendors highlighting quality products and locals sharing the hub—which all come together to make the cafe a thriving part of its community.

The Aryze Team

Matthew Jardine
Co-owner

Matty founded and co-owns Aryze. A true creative, he’s sought to apply his passion for design and form to each project Aryze has delivered over the past 16 years. With a tenure spanning 17-years in construction and management, Matty is our team’s visionary.

Ryan Goodman
Co-owner

Ryan co-owns Aryze and manages its business, development and marketing efforts. Ryan has a BA (Economics) from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the University of Victoria.

Katherine Davies
Director, Operations

Katherine has a PhD from the University of Victoria and a project management professional (PMP) designation, and collaborates with Ryan and Matty in organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the company. Katherine ensures the business and projects are well-coordinated; manages Aryze’s procedures and processes; and safeguards and augments the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Lisa Ricci
Controller

Lisa joined the Aryze team to watch over our finances while Elyce is home with her new baby girl. She holds a CPA, CA designation, BComm from McGill University, and Master’s in Environment & Business from University of Waterloo. Passionate about teaching balance in every sense of the word, Lisa is a faculty member with CPA Canada and UVic, and a yoga instructor at One Yoga Victoria.

Elyce Henry
Controller (On maternity leave with a new baby girl!)

Elyce controls finances and manages costs across our business and developments. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and recently obtained a CPA designation. With a deep understanding of accounting and urban studies, Elyce runs a tight ship as the head of finance at Aryze.

Rachel Parry
Staff Accountant

A pro in numbers, Rachel joined us with a BA in Management and Organization and is currently pursuing a CPA designation to strengthen her mastery. Although small, she is as fierce as it comes!

Vinit Jain
Manager, PMO

Vinit brings a steady hand and a depth of knowledge in construction and operations management. Having previously worked with global IT solutions provider Tata Consulting, Vinit is a project manager and responsible for the project management office, ensuring projects are well-coordinated by managing its procedures, helping drive projects forward during pre-construction, and maintaining overall performance on all projects.

 

Sam Edney
Development & Sales Coordinator

Sam is a 4-time Olympian and won a silver medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. At Aryze, he works in conjunction with the development team to manage market research, planning, and community/municipal engagement efforts for urban infill developments, new development concepts, and in development sales efforts. When not at work, he’s at home enjoying his family, which includes a brand new baby girl and our in-house furry baby Berkley.

Ryan Malone
Project Manager

Ryan holds a Commerce Degree from Royal Roads University,  and a Project Management Certificate from UBC. Furthermore, he is a project management professional (PMP) and a LEED accredited professional. Prior to joining Aryze, Ryan was a Project Manager with Natural Balance in Vancouver, where he lead construction of high-end custom homes by some of our provinces leading architects.

Jackson Leidenfrost
Project Manager

Jackson is highly skilled Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter and site supervisor. He joined Aryze with 8-years of progressive construction experience starting with a 4-year apprenticeship at one of British Columbia’s premier custom-home builders, Calrudd Construction. Jackson is a natural leader who brings energy, fairness, and integrity to each interaction with sub-trades, customers, and the Aryze team.

Kurt Filan
Construction Manager

Kurt brings a wealth of knowledge to our front line. Working alongside our project managers, Kurt reviews and coordinates our day-to-day construction. As a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter, he passionately continues to build the Aryze apprenticeship program. He finds enjoyment in motivating the team on a daily basis to build more efficiently and sustainably for a healthier future. When not sporting his steel toed boots, Kurt can be found enjoying the outdoors with his daughter, on a boat ocean fishing, or hitting the ice rink.

Kyle Dunkley
Construction Specialist

Kyle completed his apprenticeship at Camosun College and is a 17-year seasoned veteran of carpentry who truly has a passion for the craft. Ensuring a safety culture surrounds him as he continues to learn all aspects of building and construction. When not on site, Kyle can be found exploring Vancouver Island with his wife and 2 children.

 

Miguel Gagnon
Sr. Site Supervisor

Miguel is a highly skilled Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter with over 15 years experience in a variety of construction environments including concrete forming, framing, roofing, and interior finishing. Miguel usually has the best parking spot on site for a good reason—he’s always the first person there.

 

Tyler Cust
Site Supervisor

Tyler is a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter with a truly broad understanding of construction; he brings a wide range of experience in forming, framing, interior finishing, and project management. Tyler is often the last man onsite, diligently making sure everything has been taken care of.

Wade Whitlock
Site Supervisor

A Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter, Wade has over 14 years of experience in the construction and trade industry. He brings a vast and broad mastery to the Aryze team.

 

Adam Trimm
Site Supervisor

With a BA (Psychology) from the University of Ottawa, an Architecture Technology Certificate from Algonquin College, and a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation through the Project Management Institute, Adam joined Aryze with an eclectic mix of experience in construction and project management. An outdoor enthusiast and survivalist, Adam spends his spare time trekking, climbing mountains, and exploring the wild with his dog, including a 5-month hiking trip from Calgary to Victoria.

Geoff Clark
Carpenter

Geoff brings 12 years of construction experience to the Aryze team. His dynamic experience includes everything from small jobs to 50-storey landmark high-rise projects. While he loves to travel, camp, and play baseball, his big dream is to one day open a beach bar in the Corn Islands.

 

Ben Hircock
Carpenter

With a landscape design certificate through Gaia college, Ben has 10 years experience in construction and landscaping with a focus on high-end custom homes. With a passion for natural systems and ecological sustainability, Ben can be found leading field studies in mycology and botany in his spare time.

 

Mike Farley
Apprentice Carpenter

Mike brings a wide breadth of knowledge with 10 years experience in trades including plumbing, structural iron work, and historical restorations. When not working with the crew you can find Mike behind the handlebars of his bicycle or waist deep in a river with a fish on the line… sometimes.

Rob Garant
Apprentice Carpenter

Coming from 10 years of experience in industrial sales and management, Rob brings a team-first mentality while always planning ahead. A keen learner and apprentice carpenter who will bring professionalism to our job sites.

Sam Gane
Apprentice Carpenter & Safety Officer

Sam’s thirst for knowledge, kindness, and attention to detail makes him a valuable addition to the team. Having worked as a paramedic with BC Ambulance Service for 5 years prior to joining us, Sam brings his passion for health and safety to every worksite.

Connor Gilhooly
Apprentice Carpenter

Conor is a carpentry apprentice who joined Aryze with 3 years experience in industrial construction in Northern Canada with the Ledcor Group. Conor has experience in welding and carpentry, and is actively pursuing his Certificate in Business Administration from Okanagan College. On the evenings and weekends, he has been developing his craft with fine furniture building. You can recognize him immediately on site as the man who never stops smiling.

Carter Laird
Apprentice Carpenter

With 2 years of construction experience, Carter is a carpentry apprentice and is certified in traffic control, first aid level 1, and safety. If you ever need a Rubik’s cube solved, Carter’s your man; he can lay it down in 50 seconds or less!

Lewis Seagram
Skilled Labourer

Lewis came to Aryze from a career in mountain biking, including building mountain bike trails and working as a guide at Retallack Lodge. He has his Non-Urban Occupational First Aid Level 3 and is Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) certified. When not driving the Aryze truck and rocking the best hair on site, Lewis can be found hitting the trails on his mountain bike.

 

Marlin Watts
Skilled Labourer

Marlin joined the Aryze team with 1 year of construction experience in framing, forming, and small renovations. Marlin is fluent in sign language, plays competitive soccer in his spare time, and is the fastest guy on site.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
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Award:
National Awards for Housing Excellence - Finalist
Project:
Frank
Best Overall Marketing Campaign
Award:
Gold CARE Award
Project:
Frank
Best Townhouse Development
Award:
Gold Vancouver Island Building Excellence Award
Project:
Frank
Gold Vancouver Island Building Excellence Award
Award:
Best Single Family Production Home
Project:
Lateral
Best Single Family Detached Custom Home over 2,500 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Shared With:
Ryan Hoyt Designs Inc.
Project:
King Residence
Best Innovative Feature
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Two Sisters
Best Residential Renovation or Restoration $500,00 - $999,999
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Two Sisters (222/226 Dallas)
Best Traditional Kitchen under 230 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Two Sisters (222 Dallas)
Best Traditional Kitchen 251 - 300 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Shared With:
Ryan Hoyt Designs
Project:
King Residence
Best interior - Residential 2,500 - 3,499 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Two Sisters (222 Dallas)
Best Custom Millwork under 4,000 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Shared With:
Coast Cabinets
Project:
Two Sisters (222 Dallas)
Best Heritage Project
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Two Sisters
Best New Subdivision
Award:
Gold Care Award
Project:
Lateral
Best Multifamily / Townhouse Project
Award:
Gold Care Award
Project:
Frank
Best Single Family Detached Spec House
Award:
Care Award Finalist
Project:
Lateral
Best Single Family Detached Spec Home
Award:
Care Award Finalist
Project:
Lateral
Best Residential Renovation or Restoration $500,000 - $1,000,000
Award:
Care Award Finalist
Shared With:
Zebra Design and Interiors Group and Mari Kushino
Project:
Barkley Terrace
Best Interior - Residential 2,500 - 3,999 sq. ft.
Award:
Care Award Finalist
Shared With:
Zebra Design and Interiors Group and Mari Kushino
Project:
Barkley Terrace
Best Renovation ($150,000-$300,000)
Award:
Gold Vancouver Island Building Excellence Award
Project:
White Hot
Best Single In-Fill Project
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VIBE Award Finalist
Project:
Parallel
Best Single Family Home
Award:
VIBE Award Finalist
Project:
Swan House
Best Renovation ($150,000 - $300,000)
Award:
VIBE Award Finalist
Project:
Buena Vista
Best Single Family Detached Spec Home over 2,5000 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Swan House
Best Multi-Family / Townhouse Project
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Parallel
Best Home Design
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Parallel
Best Residential Renovation or Restoration under $200,000
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
White Hot
Best Interior, Commercial
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Patagonia Victoria
Best Renovation ($150,000 - $300,000)
Award:
Gold Georgie Award
Project:
White Hot
Best Interior (Commercial under 2,500 sq. ft.)
Award:
Gold Care Award
Project:
Little Jumbo
Best Landscape
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Old West Saanich
Best Residential Renovation or Restoration under $300,000
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Cordova Bay
Best Residential Renovation or Restoration ($300,000 - $500,000)
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Rockland
Best Traditional Kitchen under 225 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Rockland
Best Contemporary Kitchen (230 - 250 sq. ft.)
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Cordova Bay
Best Master Suite under 500 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Cordova Bay
Best Master Suite over 500 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Rockland
Best Residential Interior under 2,800 sq. ft.
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Silver Care Award
Project:
Cordova
Best Residential Interior over 4,000 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Rockland
Best Custom Millwork under 2,800 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Cordova Bay
Best Millwork over 4,000 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Rockland
Best Custom Millwork over 4,500 sq. ft.
Award:
Gold Care Award
Project:
Gonzales
Best Single Family Detached Custom Home over 3,500 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Gonzales
Best Home Design under 4,000 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Gonzales
Best Contemporary Kitchen 225 - 249 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Gonzales
Best Master Suite under 500 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Gonzales
Best Media Room
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Beach Drive
Best Residential Interior 4,001 - 5,000 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Gonzales
Best Custom Millwork over 4,500 sq. ft.
Award:
Silver Care Award
Project:
Gonzales

Press

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
Homes & Cottages Magazine

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Modern Home Victoria, Coastal Contemporary Home

Coastal Contemporary Home in Cordova Bay

ARYZE's Two Sisters in YAM Magazine

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Aryze's Leeward project in Citified

Sidney Approves Peninsula’s first “zero parking” residential building

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Aryze and Purdey Group in Citified

Aryze and Purdey Group propose one of Islands first multifamily residential buildings to incorporate rooftop solar technology.

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Tofino Resort+Marina in Vancouver Magazine

NHL Players Revive a Classic Tofino Property

Boulevard Magazine

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Homes & Living Magazine

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Fairfield Contemporary Duplex, Modern Home

Fairfield Contemporary Duplex

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