Jim VanderWal


For nearly 4 decades Jim worked in the construction industry paying his dues and learning the hard lessons about how business is done. In 2001 on a project that Jim's construction company was awarded a truss installation contract, he recognized the value in a product that was little known at the time (CFS Trusses). It was then he decided to re-focus his construction company and specialize in Structural Cold-Formed Steel Framing. Since then, Jim has successfully built VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group into the industry leader in the Design, Supply and Installation of Cold-Formed Steel Building Components.

Mary VanderWal


In the early years of VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group and the specialization in Structural Cold-Formed Steel Framing, Mary was the primary designer on all projects. Coming from a finance background, Mary's design and drawings abilities were self-taught on the job. As the VanderWal Group was able to grow the popularity of the product and interns grow the company in size, she was required to step back from a design role in order to focus on the Financial Operations of the company. Mary remains an integral part of the VanderWal Group and is hands on in the day to day operation of the company.

Bob Galarneau

Operations/Sales Manager

Bob brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in business sales and business operations management. Bob is a problem-solver at his core and has been brought on to spearhead the Sales, Marketing Department and operations. His dedication to quality, commitment to customer service and goal oriented methodology makes him a perfect fit for the VanderWal Group.

Louise St-Amour

Sales Executive

Louise is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of sales experience which includes over 5 years of direct B2B sales in the Construction industry. She is detail oriented and has a rapport with clients and subcontractors that is unmatched in this industry, with a proven B2B sales track record in the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. In addition to her professional portfolio, Louise’s knowledge and experience has come from growing up around the construction industry and learning the business firsthand from multiple generations of her family.

Roland van Kampen


Roland is a graduate from the Fanshawe College Architectural Technologist Program. He started with VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group in 2012. Prior to his start with VanderWal Group, Roland had 15 years of experience in the design of residential wood framed Trusses and Wall Panels. That background has allowed him to move seamlessly into the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Framing.

Jason VanEsse

Design Manager

Jason is a graduate of the Ryerson University Architectural Sciences Program with a specialization in Building Science. His tenure with VanderWal Homes And Commercial Group began in 2004. Jason is currently the Manager of the Design Department within VanderWal Group and works closely with the rest of the design staff on each and every project.

Ashley Fairbarn


Ashley is a graduate of the Algonquin College Architectural Technologist Program. She started with VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group in 2015. Ashley joined the VanderWal Group fresh out of school after completing the Co-Operative Educational Program.

Ronald Landeryou


Ron is a graduate from the Fanshawe College Architectural Technologist Program. He started with VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group in 2016. Ron brings 25 years of experience in Design, Drafting and Project Management to the VanderWal Group.

Evan Lucas


Evan is a graduate of the Sheridan College Architectural Technologist Program. He started with VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group in 2016. Prior to joining the VanderWal Group Team, Evan was a designer in the construction field for 17 years. He brings with him to the VanderWal Group, a wide variety of experiences on a wide range of building types.

Mary Lou Nyp


Mary Lou has over six years of accounting experience in the industry. Before joining the VanderWal Group, Mary Lou worked for her family business where she developed a unique perspective that allows her to provide creative solutions to problems that contractors face. She has significant experience with accounts payable, payroll, and also has several years’ of college, with certifications in Accounting