Steve Beisel came to Kincardine in 1987 as a teenager. Shortly after moving here he started working for Dar-Lyn Pools and was building decks and fences, as well as installing in-ground and above-ground pools. He attended Fanshawe College in London to take the construction engineering technology management course from 1991-1994; during this time he spent his co-op work semesters doing framing and concrete work for C & M Construction.
After graduation he continued with C & M and attended school in Guelph to do a carpentry apprenticeship. In 1995 Steve bought a house in London and began work with D. Grant & Sons as one of two superintendents at the construction of the new London Regional Cancer Centre. Upon completion of this project, he was sent to Windsor to be the superintendent for the construction of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. As this project was winding down, Steve was wanting to get back to his hometown--Kincardine--and so, when he was offered a new job that would allow him to do just that, he completed the job in Windsor and then came home.
Early in 2001 Steve began working for a consulting firm employed by Cancer Care Ontario and was travelling daily to Kitchener for the construction of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. At the same time he made another huge decision: he wanted to marry the girl he had been dating and so wedding bells were ringing in August of 2002 when he married Jennifer MacKenzie. Steve finished in Kitchener and then was commuting to Hamilton for the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre. Then, in the summer of 2004 he built his first house just north of Kincardine, a 2-storey home for his family.
In 2005 Steve started his own business, Beisel Contracting, with one employee who was interested in doing a carpentry apprenticeship; during the summers he has also hired students. By 2005 the business had grown to four employees and the business was incorporated to become Beisel Contracting Inc.
In 2007, Steve became a registered Tarion Builder. Tarion, formerly known as the Ontario New Home Warranty Program was created by the Government of Ontario in 1976 to administer the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. Its primary purpose is to protect consumers of new homes by ensuring that builders abide the provincial legislation. It is financed entirely by builder registration, renewal and home enrollment fees. As the regulator of Ontario’s new home building industry, Tarion registers new home builders and vendors, enrols new homes for warranty coverage, investigates illegal building practices, resolves warranty disputes between builders/vendors and homeowners, and promotes high standards of construction among Ontario’s new home builders. Tarion also works with the building industry to help educate new home buyers about their warranty rights, and about how to protect and maintain their warranty. Builders must meet the standards listed in the Construction Performance Guidelines, 3rd Edition.
In the fall of 2011, Steve added Trevor Gamble to his ever growing team. Trevor adds over 20 years of experience in the retail lumber and wholesale commercial areas of the business as well, being a BCIN certidied designer with 100's of residential homes, additions and agricultural designs that he has worked on and been involved with over the years. The BCIN requirement is a designation that is required by the Ontario Building Code, is maintained by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and is renewed on a yearly basis. All plans in the province of Ontario are required to be designed or at leased reviewed by a registered designer. Trevor has acheived BCIN standing in 3 areas with the MMAH; House, Small buildings and Structural.
Steve has built a number of houses in the area, and is surely gaining a reputation for quality homes at a reasonable price. Steve seems to show great attention to detail and we are told that he takes pains to keep his customers happy, even long after the new owners have moved in.