Construction has been Benjamin VandenBrink’s passion since childhood, providing both a source of income and work experience in his youth.
He began leading his own projects in 2003 and continued his business under the name Delize Inc. (a mix of the newlywed’s middle names). A basement storage room, a cavalier, and an old utility trailer were the beginnings of Delize Inc. back in 2008.
For over a decade Delize Inc. has grown and served customers in the Edmonton area!
From kitchens, basements, and bathrooms, to windows, garages, and decks, every project is done with this mission:
Creating and restoring purpose with excellence and integrity!
We strive to progress each aspect of our projects quickly and smoothly, while going the extra mile from concept to completion.
A strong work ethic and positive team culture set us apart.
We look forward to transforming your space.
It has been a joy to grow both our immediate family and our business family! Please enjoy learning more about our team members below.
– Benjamin and Charlene VandenBrink
Benjamin VandenBrink leads the team, meets with clients, estimates new projects, recruits new team members, and inspires vision. Benj also infuses humor while raising the bar at every level, for both himself and his employees.
While his passion and skillset began with serving clients in the field, he transitioned into the office in 2015; although when he does get the chance to work on-site he feels right in his element and misses the hands-on work.
Benj and Charlene got married in 2008 and have since welcomed 6 children, as well as renovated an entire 1970s home from top to bottom. In his downtime he enjoys cross-country skiing, biking, mountain-climbing, and guitar playing.
Favourite Renovation or Upgrade: Framing and Finishing Carpentry
Jerry Carnegie is Benjamin’s right-hand man in the office, primarily working in estimating, purchasing, and project management.
He joined our team in the summer of 2019 and his background in contractor sales, as well as running his own renovation company, made him the perfect fit for his position. Jerry is passionate about doing the right thing and treats everyone with the same respect, fairness, and understanding that he desires.
Jerry met his wife Nancee in 2007 via a dating app. Walking their dog, shopping, fishing, and canoeing together are some of their favourite activities. Along with some travel, they would like to retire to their ‘Almost Heaven Ranch’ and build greenhouses to provide fresh veggies to small local restaurants, friends, and family. They would also like to plant fruit trees and enjoy endless homemade fruit pies!
Favourite Renovation or Upgrade: Watching the progression through the project
Keagan Brooks is our renovation foreman and keeps all of our projects running smoothly on-site. He coordinates with trades, manages our field crews, meets with clients, and does pretty much everything required to get a project done right!
Keagan studied photography at Grant McEwan and worked in that field before getting his Red Seal in cabinet making at NAIT. He worked at Artistic Stairs for over 5 years before joining Delize Inc. in April 2019.
Keagan and Kristen met at their youth group in junior high school and were married in 2008. 4 years later they welcomed their son, George. They started as foster parents in 2019 and have been caring for the same child since then; they really enjoy it and have learned a lot from it. They enjoy playing basketball or playing with their dog, Dolly, as well as watching movies together.
Favourite Renovation or Upgrade: When it can outreach or aid the community, such as the Bent Arrow kitchen Delize renovated in 2020
John DenOuden joined our team in the fall of 2018 as a skilled labourer and general go-to guy on-site. While we, affectionately, call him the ‘demo machine’ he does an excellent job at all aspects of the renovation process bringing his genuine smile and good cheer to every site he works on.
His background in framing, finishing carpentry, and cribbing made him an excellent fit for Delize.
John studied at Vanguard College, where he met Jen. It was a wild, but great, ride planning their wedding from a distance as Jen was serving in India and John was working in Mexico. John and Jen enjoy weight-lifting and working on their home renovation projects, dogs in tow. They welcome their first child in the spring of 2021!
Favourite Renovation or Upgrade: Framing and Finishing Touches
Sarah Taylor is our administrative assistant and her goal is to make all of our clients feel welcome, cared for, and valued while tending to the many daily tasks of office life.
She joined us in February of 2021 and her experience in medical administration, home staging, and warehouse management has strengthened her natural skills in organization and efficiency, as well as giving her a keen eye for detail, balance, and design. If a client is having trouble choosing that perfect accent tile to go in their new bathroom or kitchen Sarah is ready to help!
Sarah and Daniel met at church in 2018 and they bonded quickly over their love of all kinds of music, exploring new places, and experiencing new things. In her off-hours Sarah is learning to be a bonus mom to Daniel’s two children, loves puttering in the yard, and is planning all of the renovations she wishes to do in her own little home.
Favourite Renovation or Upgrade: Paint and Light Fixtures
Kyle Danchuk became a part of the Delize team in January of 2022 as a general labourer.
He comes to us from a varied background including bartending, delivery driving, and oilfield work. He excelled at all his employment, moving up the ranks quite quickly. He is passionate about renovations and restoring purpose to people’s homes, and is looking forward to developing his skills further.
Kyle and his wife, Jessica, met through mutual friends in the bartending world. They are currently enjoying renovating their own home as they joyfully anticipate the arrival of their first child in June of 2022.
Favourite Renovation or Upgrade: Repurposing two antique dressers into vanities