Who are the people behind Variety Finishing?
Courtney and Ana Parr are the founders/owners of Variety Finishing. This dynamic duo was established with their marriage in 1996.
Courtney Parr is a finishing carpenter by trade. He is creative and community-focused. He brings passion to everything he does.
Courtney intuitively sees the big picture in every opportunity. He understands that a home renovation is much more than a physical change; it is a reflection of the homeowner’s personality. A beautiful remodel—one that delights—touches on aspects of mind, body and spirit. It brings life to an idea that functions well and contributes to the well being of everyone who lives or gathers in a refreshed space.
It is because of Courtney’s holistic approach that he not only invests in understanding his client; he also strives to build a solid team, where every member fits and feels ready to bring their best to any project.
“Being aware of creation who we are, whose we are, and why we exist is a light that gives us an insight into how to navigate ourselves in this sometimes dark and confusing world.”
Ana is our Client Care Specialist. She hails from Romania and has lived in Canada for 30 years.
Ana entered the construction industry after a varied career, mainly in retail. Her life experience brings perspective, compassion, and creativity to her approach, as she makes every effort to make your experience comfortable and exciting.
Ana earned her blueprint reading and estimator certifications from King’s College, Edmonton, in 2012. She develops her knowledge and skills in construction by jumping in with a hands-on, can-do approach to new challenges.
I spent the last 6 years on many different job sites and I’ve even worked on the tools. I have learned that any woman can achieve great things in the industry and can do great work.”
As your first point of contact, Ana thinks of herself as the face of the company, and your guide throughout the renovation or build process.
She approaches every home improvement project with a goal of helping clients to understand the process of the renovation. Since she is in charge of estimating, she truly does have the “big picture” in mind when she works with home owners.
Ana enjoys her work of bringing her client’s vision into focus. She is dedicated to helping clients understand the construction process, from quote to completion. As a certified construction estimator and blueprint reader, she strives to do the best job of bringing all the project elements together, communicating with the client all the way.
Ana begins by collecting information about the client and sharing her knowledge with them about the process and who we are at Variety Finishing—our standards, quality workmanship, and end results. Her goal is to make sure the client understands the quote she presents.
Once a contract is in place, Ana will meet with the new client to explain more in depth details such as project schedules, work scopes, material design options. She wants clients see her as a point of contact throughout the process, and to be comfortable communicating with her through each phase.
“My passion has always been communicating with our clients. I believe that honesty and integrity is valuable to us as a company, as well as the owners. We all appreciate knowing what we get, but even greater is the satisfaction of giving the client what we promised.” – Ana
Ana is an avid cook. She especially loves to bake. She shares her passion by helping organizations with their fundraising.
Courtney and Ana also have a passion for personal development. They especially love to mentor young people. Their non-profit organization, Voice Divine, is designed to help adults and youth.
It reflects the values of Variety Finishing:
“Happy people work well; a company should care about its employees.” – Courtney