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 restoration and renovation 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 Dust (McCrone 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 Home SOULutions Remediation with various aspects of office administration, customer relations, and marketing. She is thrilled to be part of the HSR team because the owners take pride in what they do and care about their customers and staff.

Naomi’s diverse experience with customer service and running a small business of her own, combined with business administration and graphic arts education, contributes a valuable skill set to the company’s growth. Eager to learn more about the industry, Naomi has also completed BC Asbestos Safety training.

Born in New Brunswick, Naomi grew up in Victoria and Sooke, then raised her children in Smithers. Back to Vancouver Island in 2011, she lives and represents Home SOULutions in Willow Point. Naomi is engaged to be married and welcomes three more children to her family.

When not managing an expanding family, Naomi loves exploring while camping, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. She also makes occasional attempts to be musical with guitar, mandolin, and piano.

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

Len Steves

Len Steves

Site Supervisor

As Site Supervisor in the asbestos remediation department, Len Steves brings a wealth of experience to the Home SOULutions team. In addition to 6 years’ hands-on experience in the abatement, remediation and restoration industry, Len possess an Alberta Asbestos Worker certificate, a current AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector certificate and is I.I.C.R.C. certified as a Water Restoration Technician (WRT). He has worked in the environmental monitoring field and gained experience conducting hazardous materials surveys, analyzing asbestos and conducting air monitoring.

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 here. Now that they are settled, he will be adding the Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) certificate to his repertoire. In plain language – that’s ‘mould training’.

Len is a bit of an environmentalist who cares about water quality and sustaining fish populations. His
passion is fishing and he ties just the best flies!

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

Len’s Qualifications:

  • Alberta Asbestos Worker Course
  • AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector 3509-17-C12-26798 (Cole & Associates / AREC Environmental)
  • Water Damage Restoration – WRT (I.I.C.R.C.)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods – TDG Surface (BC HazMat)
  • Qualitative Fit Testing (BC HazMat)
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 duties include being a virtual assistant and public relations representative. She enjoys educating people about the dangers of mould and asbestos and how Home SOULutions Remediation can help.

In her role as a company ambassador, 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 SOULution 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 soon to be married to her fiancé, Randy. Randy and Kimberly like to 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 has an extensive background in small business administration and marketing. She is excited to have added industry-specific training to her skill set by earning an Asbestos Fibre Counting Certificate (NIOSH 582) from the McCrone Research Institute of Chicago as well as attending an Asbestos Safely course with BC HazMat.

Understanding the value of service, Corae is a proud Soroptimist – Soroptimist means best for women – and their mission is to improve the lives of women and girls, in the Comox Valley and around the world. Corae also ensures that Home SOULutions contributes to our community in other ways and favourite organizations are the 4Rs Education Society and Habitat for Humanity.

Originally from Southern Ontario, Corae moved to Vancouver Island in 1978 and has called the Comox Valley home since 1998. She says that should qualify her as a ‘local.’ During her free time, Corae loves to go camping with Roy in their vintage camper. She dotes on their mild-mannered Rottweiler named ‘Pia’. Corae and Pia have achieved a Canadian Conformation Championship, a Siegren Conformation title and earned the Canine Good Neighbour title.

Direct Cell: 250-334-8108
Email: corae@homeSOULutions.ca