The BuildAble Team

Making life more accessible for every age & ability.

Sean MacGinnis

Co-Founder, President

Sean’s 10+ years of experience working as an Elevating Devices Mechanic (EDM) in a family-run business made the transition to installing stair lifts and home elevators a seamless move, while bringing along strong family values into his new venture. Prior to this, Sean served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. His leadership skills, work ethic and an ongoing commitment to helping veterans, has been instrumental in the company’s service inclusion with Canada’s Veterans Independent Program (VIP). Sean is the co-lead on the MS Society's Governance Relations Committee and sits on the leadership board for the Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN). Sean's passion has transformed this small start-up into the award-winning design and accessible renovation company it is today. On the side, Sean is renewing his love of road-biking, is training to become a Dive Master, and is loving his new role as a proud poppa.

 

Our goal is to be out of business. When our physical environments are accessible or VisitAble to every age and ability, we'll celebrate by closing our doors.” 

Kyla Cullain RN, BSCN, MN 

Co-Founder, Clinical Nurse Specialist

“Accessibility is a human right - and it has a direct impact on the health and well-being of our communities."

 

Kyla completed her Master of Nursing with a focus on environmental modifications from a health care perspective. Kyla’s passion for social justice, human rights and the advancement of accessibility as a health care issue, have been an integral part of bringing BuildAble to life. With BuildAble’s substantial growth, she now been able to concentrates her director efforts and passions as their clinical nurse specialist and health assessment consultant.  Kyla is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, a professional speaker, adjunct professor of community health at the University of Ottawa in the BScN program, and a BScN faculty advisor at Algonquin College. Kyla is an avid traveller, scuba diver, a new mom, and has regularly been voted 'most likely to be hit by a car crossing the street trying to pet all the dogs'.

Dan Charette

Director, Construction & Chief Financial Officer

Dan founded and ran a successful renovation company called Word of Mouth Construction for over a decade before joining BuildAble as a Partner in 2016. Dan brings over 15 years’ experience as a renovation specialist to the team, and his experience in fine carpentry, cabinet building, concrete and stone work, has attuned his incredible attention to detail. He now oversees the high-quality accessible 

craftsmanship provided by the BuildAble team, as well as the financial oversight. With his passion for accessibility and always learning, Dan recently registered at Carleton University to undertake the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification and has become a professional assessor.  Dan is also fully bilingual and is happy to help out our Francophone clients directly. Dan loves the outdoors, and has some serious skills in the kitchen. We'll be there for dinner!

“Every job presents an opportunity to put different skills to work and help people. It’s a win-win situation for me and my team.”

Chuck Jackson

Client Facilitator

Design/Estimation

Chuck Jackson is BuildAble’s key client facilitator and large-project estimator.  He has extensive experience leading in both manufactured and site-built construction. His track record of innovation in the field of energy efficient building began by constructing some of the first air tight super insulated homes in Canada, where he developed the details that would become the best practice standard for the industry. His ability to bring this innovative thinking to the world of accessibility has been instrumental in helping design and create functional solutions on some of BuildAble’s largest accessible renovation projects.  Chuck is an enthusiastic learner and is currently proud-to-be the oldest student in his piano class. We’re all just waiting for the recital. 

Steve M.

Lead Carpenter

Steve graduated with Honours from the Heritage Carpentry and Millwork program as well as the Cabinet-Making certificate program at Algonquin College. Before joining the BuildAble team, Steve ran a successful renovation business and has garnered over 20 years of experience changing people’s homes – and now their lives. 

“I consider myself very blessed to come to work every day knowing I’m positively changing people’s lives one renovation at a time.”

 

Outside of work, Steve can usually be found in the outdoors – from camping and fishing, to the soccer fields cheering on his son. We also have it on good authority from this young soccer player that Steve is the best tree-house builder in the world. We believe it!

Jason M.

Service and Mobilization 

RapidACCESS lead

Profile coming soon!

Jesse S.

Lead Carpenter 

Jesse is a certified red seal carpenter, graduating from the BCIT Carpentry program in Vancouver, B.C. BuildAble is thrilled to have an actual superstar on our team… Jesse highlighted his incredible carpentry skills on HGTV’s 

Superstar Handyman Challenge with Mike Homes, and now he’s sharing these talents with our clients. 

"I feel extremely fortunate to be using my skills and experience to change people's lives for the better. It's incredibly rewarding and I look forward to bringing smiles to the faces of our future clients."

 

Jesse is a proud poppa of 3 young boys. In his spare time, Jesse not only builds custom canoe paddles as a hobby, but also puts his paddling skills to use as a competitive Dragon Boat racer for Team Canada. Unfortunately, the world championships were cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but we’ll be rooting for him in 2021! Go Jesse!

André S.

Carpenter Apprentice

Picture & profile coming soon!

Mulligan

Director of Naps

Miss Mulligan ('Mulligatoni, MooTown, MuffinButt, Mullzinator') is 11.5 years old. Her squirrel chasing days have slowed down, but she's still quick to ask for a neck scratch and a treat.

“Woof!"

Mulls is often at the office... if you're planning a visit and prefer to stay fur & snuggle-free, just let us know in advance. 

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