Roy Piper

Roy Piper

Owner / Operator

When he is not suited up in safety gear to work on a home remediation or abatement project, you will find Roy Piper driving around town in his eye-catching 1977 orange Chevy StepSide. Either way, he is bound to have a big smile on his face! As co-owner of Home SOULutions Remediation, Roy brings 20 years of renovation, restoration and remediation experience, backed with extensive industry-specific training and certifications, to the business.

Although Roy’s knowledge of asbestos abatement is extensive, his specialty is helping homeowners address issues relating to mould, home humidity, ventilation, and air quality. Customers rave about how Roy is friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable; and that it is obvious he takes pride in both his work and his business.

Roy was born and raised in Pickering, Ontario and then lived in Calgary for 25 years. Having seen more than his fair share of snow and cold, it’s no surprise he thoroughly enjoys life on the ‘wet coast.’ You will find him in shorts year-round. Roy believes that the Vancouver Island is the best place to work and play. He is an experienced diver and enjoys camping with Corae – his partner in business and life.

Direct Cell: 250-218-5860
Email: roy@homeSOULutions.ca

Roy’s Qualifications:

  • Mold Recognition, Assessment & Control (MBLab)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician – AMRT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Strategies for Mold Investigations & Sampling (EMLab P&K)
  • Fungal Data Interpretation (EMLab P&K)
  • NIOSH 582 Sampling & Quantitating Airborne Asbestos (McCrone Microscopy Research Institute)
  • AHERA Building Inspector 3509-17-C12-6732 (Cole & Associates / AREC Environmental)
  • Asbestos Worker Certification (Cole & Associates)
  • Alberta Asbestos Occupational Health & Safety Certificate (Pinchin West)
  • Level I Thermography (Infrared Training Center)
  • Water Damage Restoration – WRT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Applied Structural Drying – ASD (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Restorative Drying 201 (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Odour Control Technician – OCT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration – FSRT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods – TDG Surface (BC HazMat)
  • Spill Response 100 – Workplace Level 1 (BC HazMat)
  • Confined Space Defined (HazMasters)
  • OFA Level 1 First Aid (St. John Ambulance)
  • WHIMIS 2015 (St. John Ambulance)
Naomi Kerr

Naomi Kerr

Office Manager

A whiz with computers and communications, Office Manager Naomi Kerr supports the Home SOULutions team in all aspects of office administration and customer relations. Naomi’s experience running a small business of her own, combined with multiple business administration certificates, contributes a valuable skill set to the company’s growth.

Acquiring industry-related skills, Naomi achieved high marks at the McCrone Microscopy Research Institute taking the Asbestos Fiber Counting course (NIOSH 582) and has also attended an Asbestos Safety course at BC HazMat.

Born in New Brunswick, Naomi grew up on Southern Vancouver Island, then raised her children in Smithers. Back to Vancouver Island in 2011, she lives and represents Home SOULutions in the Campbell River area. Naomi is engaged to be married and welcomes three more children to her family.

When not managing an expanding family, Naomi and her fiancé, ‘Chuck’, spend time at their cabin on Quadra Island. She loves to kayak, fish and hike. She also makes occasional attempts to be musical with guitar, mandolin, and piano.

Phone: 250-334-8108
Email: naomi@homeSOULutions.ca

Len Steves

Len Steves

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor Len Steves brings a wealth of experience to the Home SOULutions team. He has 7 years’ hands-on experience in the abatement, remediation and restoration industry. He has achieved many industry-related certificates and has experience working in the environmental monitoring field conducting hazardous materials surveys, analyzing asbestos, and conducting air monitoring. Len handles your project on site from start to finish and customers often comment on his friendly, professional demeanor.

Len joined the company in 2013 and initially worked out of the South Island office. In 2016 Len and his artist wife, Anne, purchased a home in Cumberland and it comes as no surprise that they love it there. An environmentalist at heart, Len cares about water quality and sustaining fish populations. Fishing is his passion – he teaches fly fishing in his spare time and is an expert at fly tying!

Direct Cell: 250-792-2334
Email: len@homeSOULutions.ca

Len’s Qualifications:

  • Alberta Asbestos Worker
  • AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector 3509-17-C12-26798 (Cole & Associates / AREC Environmental)
  • Exposing the Invisible Workshop (WorkSafe BC)
  • Water Damage Restoration – WRT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician – AMRT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods – TDG Surface (BC HazMat)
  • Qualitative Fit Testing (BC HazMat)
  • OFA Level 1 First Aid (St. John Ambulance)
  • WHIMIS 2015 (St. John Ambulance)
Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

Public Relations / Comox Valley

A former local business owner and long-time Comox Valley resident, Sue Johnston became the local customer service representative for Home SOULutions Remediation in 2013. Since then, she has become an expert on the subjects of mould, home humidity, and asbestos. Sue’s is a public relations extraordinaire! She prides herself on her knowledge of mould and asbestos and how the Home SOULutions crew can help.

Sue regularity attends Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce meetings and Comox Valley Women’s Business Network events – where she never fails to entertain people by coming up with new and innovative ‘taglines’ for the business. “We don’t want to grow ‘mould’ with you!” is one that always gets a laugh! Sue is a great addition to the Home SOULutions team and a resource to the company. Co-owners Roy Piper and Corae Bracken often tap in on her business experience and value her opinion.

Sue and her fiance, Mark, live in Courtenay with their dog ‘Bella’. Sue loves gardening, golf and is said to be a pretty good fisher-woman. She is also an active volunteer with the 4R’s Education Society.

Direct Cell: 250-897-9395
Email: sue@homeSOULutions.ca

Kimberly Orr

Kimberly Orr

Public Relations / Oceanside

A genuine people person, Kimberly Orr is ideally suited as Home SOULutions Remediation’s Oceanside public relations representative. She equally excels in customer service, working to build relations and establish a presence for the company in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area. You’ll see Kimberly out at the Oceanside Women’s Business Network meetings and the Parksville & Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce events.

With success as a career counsellor and a background in construction and trades, Kimberly prides herself on being a customer service excellence professional. She also understands the importance of living in a healthy home. Quickly evolving as an expert on mould, she wants to bring that knowledge to others to make a difference in their lives.

Having lived on Vancouver Island since 1994, Kimberly considers herself a true BC Girl. She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Melanie and Danielle and is engaged to be married. Kimberly and ‘Randy’ travel the globe – and locally, taking advantage of all our beautiful island has to offer, including camping, quadding and fishing.

Direct Cell: 250-802-9992
Email: kimberly@homeSOULutions.ca

Corae Bracken

Corae Bracken

Marketing & Accounting

Every successful enterprise needs someone working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that it runs smoothly. At Home SOULutions Remediation Ltd, that person is co-owner Corae Bracken. A hard working multi-tasker, Corae brings an extensive background in small business administration and marketing to the team. She also possesses an Asbestos Fiber Counting Certificate (NIOSH 582) from the McCrone Microscopy Research Institute, and an Asbestos Safety Certificate from BC HazMat.

Community support is important to Corae. Two of Home SOULution’s favourite charities are Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North and the 4Rs Education Society. As well, Corae is proud to be a member of Soroptimist – meaning ‘best for women’. Soroptimist is a service group that works to improve the lives of women and girls both locally and worldwide.

Originally from Ontario, she moved to Vancouver Island in 1978 and states that should qualify her as an ‘islander.’ Corae likes to travel to warmer places and loves to snorkel. She is a dog lover and dotes on her mild-mannered Rottweiler. Corae and ‘Pia’ have not only achieved a Canadian Conformation Championship and a Siegren Conformation title but have also earned the Canine Good Neighbour title.

Phone: 250-334-8108
Email: corae@homeSOULutions.ca