Ewan Lilford is the president and founder of Kelowna House of Floors Ltd. Ewan was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and lived on a 7th generation family farm until 1978 when his family relocated to Canada where they continued to farm livestock. Throughout his childhood and University he excelled in sciences, math & business. From a young age Ewan was mechanically inclined and had a passion for motorcycles, woodworking, construction and anything that involved fixing, repairing and organizing things. He had two successful businesses in the custom motorcycle industry before moving on to the commercial and residential flooring industry. He opened his own business under the name Stone Valley Tiling and within a short period he gained a reputation for great attention to detail, solid work ethics and dedication to excellence in customer service. Again, he excelled on the tools of the trade and had the business acumen and desire to expand his career into flooring sales in 2013 where he has built an unyielding client portfolio in the commercial and residential construction communities. With this experience, he found great satisfaction working on larger scale construction projects where he could express his natural ability to project manage and ensure client satisfaction. He is the proud recipient of numerous CHBA Silver and Gold Tommie Awards.
Mike Boyle moved to Kelowna in 2000. He finished his high school diploma at Okanagan Mission High school. After various small jobs during high school he decided to pursue a career in carpentry upon graduation. He attended Okanagan Collage where he obtained his Red Seal Certificate in carpentry. After working for various large builders throughout Kelowna he decided to expand the relationships he had gained and started his own residential building company. This avenue was rewarding for three years when he was approached by a builder to become a site Superintendent with their company. Mike carried on his construction career for the next 10 years working for various builders eventually becoming project manager for Bachelder Construction. After much deliberation, he decided to change paths and began looking for other avenues to develop his career, this is when he met Ewan Lilford. Mikes favourite part of his construction career was the personal relationships he developed throughout the builds, so sales and project management together with the Kelowna House of Floors team was a perfect fit.
Price Kenney was born and raised in Kelowna. In 2006, he spent a year in California where he met a beautiful girl from Missouri who he ended up marrying in the winter of 2006 and brought her back to Canada.
Price started in the flooring business a few years after returning to Kelowna from California when a friend of his asked him to "give him a hand" with some tile work as he had cut off half his finger with a jamb saw, so he literally needed a hand. Price agreed and found out he had a knack for tile installation and fell in love with the trade and spent the better part of the next seven years installing tile full-time. Price and Ewan Lilford met on site as installers and ended up working side by side on several projects. When Ewan made the transition to sales a few years later Price almost exclusively installed on Ewan’s projects. In addition to giving Price steady work, Ewan also gave him the opportunity to spearhead some large installation projects, and as a result of this and Price’s attention to detail, Ewan encouraged Price to retire the tools and join him in the office. In January of 2017 Price made the move and joined Ewan as a Project Coordinator and has excelled at the position ever since. Outside of work, Price and his wife enjoy books over screens and adventures over routines, and they have three young children that keep them busy and active in the community. Their older two children go to Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts, and their youngest will soon join them.
Kathy Smith came from the lower mainland and has been a resident of the Okanagan Valley for 38 years with 27 of those years spent in Westbank. Having a background in accounts receivable, collections and administration within industries from collections to real estate she has a well rounded background to support the team.
Blair moved to Vernon from Williams Lake after graduating high school there and attended Okanagan College. He has been an Okanagan resident for 34 years. For the last 13 years he has been involved in flooring installation, warehousing and trucking. He has been married to Maria for 24 years whom he met in Vernon playing sports. Blair has two wonderful teenage sons,Matthew, 17 and Adam, 14. Blair has been working at KHOF since July of 2018. As our Warehouse Manager he has a busy, demanding position, but somehow he always manages to bring a peaceable presence to whatever situations are going on around him.
Ronay is excited to be a part of the growing Kelowna market. A graduate with an Interior Design Diploma, Ronay has spent the last 15 years as a Sales and Design Consultant working with corporate offices and facility managers to provide the best solutions for their spaces. She works closely with her clients to create functional and inviting interiors for commercial, hospitality and retail environments and making sure every client has a successful project, a perfectly suited space and having fun along the way. A true believer of partnerships and building relationships, Ronay loves to help design fresh and innovative spaces where she remains actively involved from the beginning of a project right through to delivery and installation. With our Kelowna House of Floors team, we offer a collection of brands and work collaboratively with manufactures to bring you the best products on the market. And when she’s not knee-deep in her projects, she can be found refurbishing furniture or creating art, pretending she’s good at golf, or "Saving" wine that has been trapped in a bottle.
Daniel returned to Canada in 2011 after nearly a decade abroad in South Korea. There he spent his last years developing and creating a successful and innovative ESL learning program for a wide range of students and professional environments. Upon moving back to Canada, he embarked on a career in psychiatrics where he further used his personable talents to engage and encourage his clients in recovery from very serious brain injuries. He profusely enjoyed helping people from all different backgrounds and abilities learn to reclaim their independence, and he took immense satisfaction in watching them return home to their lives. Deciding to change careers, Daniel started working in sales and soon found his niche in the flooring industry. Actively spending his free time researching and improving his knowledge in product and systems he was awarded a top ten sales associate in his company from the west coast to Ontario. He found his success through hard work, a sterling reputation and an unparalleled approach to customer service. Kelowna House of Floors approached him and offered him an opportunity to join their very successful team which he excitedly jumped at! Daniel’s upbringing comes from a family of home builders. He stopped counting at 34 moves by the time he was 18 and has been involved in countless builds around Kelowna and the valley. He grew up as a child swinging hammers, cutting wood and he loves getting his hands dirty. Recently married to his lovely wife Padminnie, they spend their free time exploring this beautiful country and enjoying their life together. Daniel is excited to accept any challenge and leave you with a smile afterward. Please feel free to reach out and explore options together for your present and future builds!