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LIFE IS A CHOICE. THIS ONE IS EASY.

Our Story

Kevin Bird formed K West Homes in 1991. Recognizing the strong value of community life and understanding that today’s homebuyers are looking for the highest home value at the best price, K West insists on the finest quality construction available.

For over 30 years K West has delivered successful residential developments with more than 1,700 homes in West Kelowna and Kelowna. Some of the exceptional communities built include The Village at Gallagher’s Canyon, Terravita Golf Course Residences at Shannon Lake, Chartwell Adult Community and Spyglass condominiums at Big White, to name a few. Most recently, Kevin Bird, President of K West Homes has sold out and completed two “smart” studio developments; Cambridge House in Kelowna BC and Vita at Okanagan Landing in Vernon BC.

The vision for these type of communities involved affordability without compromise. The Okanagan is one of the most desirable destinations in Canada but it has always come at a high cost. Mr. Bird wanted to introduce an affordable housing choice with efficient and flexible space without compromising quality. This concept is now being introduced to one of the best recreational destinations in Canada; Canoe, BC with Red Bridge Golf & RV Resort, located directly on a golf course and 5 minutes from the Shuswap lake.

Management Team

Kevin Bird

PRESIDENT & CEO

Mr. Kevin Bird is the founder,  President and CEO of K West Homes. A native of Kelowna, B.C., Kevin began his entrepreneurial journey in his early 20s with a cedar roofing business in the early 1980s. After a decade in roofing, he established K West Equities Corp. in the early 1990s. Under his leadership, K West has successfully developed over $500 million worth of residential construction projects in the Okanagan area. Kevin’s keen ability to anticipate housing trends has positioned K West as a leader in the Okanagan housing market.

Debbie Nielsen

CONTROLLER

Debbie brings over 33 years of financial and management experience where she held administrative, business development, and support roles in hospitality, manufacturing, and development industries. Prior to joining K West Homes in 2021, she held senior finance and management positions at Nando’s PERI-PERI Chicken Restaurants, Church’s Chicken, and PJ White Hardwoods. Raised in Delta, British Columbia, Debbie now cherishes life in the Okanagan, where she enjoys gardening, wine tours, exploring the region, and most recently learning how to be a Pilates expert.

Rob Hager

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Rob has over 30 years of experience in the residential real estate sector. Since relocating from Toronto to the Okanagan in 2004, he has significantly influenced the region’s housing market. As the former Vice-President of a prominent sales and marketing firm in Western Canada, Rob founded Tactx Project Sales & Marketing Inc. in 2006. His firm has successfully launched several key developments in Okanagan, from hi-rise, low rise, golf course and recreational properties. Rob’s deep understanding of market research and development strategies ensures the successful positioning of diverse real estate projects.

Advisory Board

Sheldon Gardiner

Sheldon is an experienced entrepreneur who has started and grown several companies over the past 25+ years. He also has considerable experience in real estate developments and investments including being an original partner of Dev 2 out of Calgary www.dev2.ca agriculture land holdings. Sheldon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Saskatchewan and is currently an Executive in Residence at Accelerate Okanagan, Associate at Spence Capital Group and Chairman of the Board at Do Some Good technology. He resides in Kelowna BC along with his wife and 2 daughters and is active in the Kelowna non profit community.

Dr. Tim Degelman

Dr. Tim Degelman, Optometrist, is a visionary leader and serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in business and property development. He has consolidated hundreds of optometry clinics, developed multi-residential projects, and served on the board of FYi Doctors. As President of Watt Construction, he specializes in custom cabins and luxury condos. Dr. Degelman founded First Nations Mobile Clinic, focusing on humanitarian access to health care and job creation.