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© Next Step Transitions Inc., operating as BUILDABLE, 2017. All rights reserved. 

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.”

Michael B.

Client Facilitator 

Michael has been building relationships with a client-centred focus for over 15 years.  His service expertise was developed in commercial and home construction, as well as procurement of glass, doors, and everything in between. Graduating with honours from Fleming’s Business Administration program, Michael uses his skills and knowledge to ensure that his client’s needs are met throughout the project process.  His strong work ethic make him an indispensable part of any project team. Michael is passionate about helping others, with older adults being particularly close to his heart. He has personally experienced how accessible spaces can improve quality of life; witnessing not only the transformation of spaces but of lives makes him proud to be part of the BuildAble team.  Michael loves reading, and the great outdoors (mostly golf!), and has been known to watch a Boston Bruin game or two.

Chuck J.

Client Facilitator

Design/Estimation

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 

Robert G.

Lead Carpenter

Mulligan

Director of Naps