Get to know Tom, our “Comptroller”
December 18, 2018
Date you joined the Partners team: I joined the Partners team in January, 2002 when the company was in its infancy and just getting off the ground.
Job title: Comptroller
What’s something that your colleagues may not know about you?
I am an old “farm boy” and grew up on a farm near Fosston (not Boston), Saskatchewan.
What’s the secret to building great homes? What makes Partners different to other companies?
We don’t just sell homes, we build to satisfy our customers with a high quality product paying attention to detail in the quality of our workmanship and customer relations. Happy and satisfied home owners is our goal.
What’s your favourite community built by Partners and why?
Since I spend most of my time in the office, I can not say I have a favourite community, however I really like the location and design of our newest ARRIVE at Crestmont West community location which we just started in 2018.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy golfing and snowmobiling. I also enjoy walking with my wife and take exercising seriously. I enjoy spending time with my family and I am very proud of our twelve grandchildren.
What’s the best part of your role? What do you look forward to at work?
The best part of my role is the satisfaction of knowing where the company stands financially at all times, being up to date, and being able to provide the President with any financial information that he requires. I always loved accounting and bookkeeping and never looked negatively at my work. I always had and continue to have a passion for my work even now when I am getting up in age.
How did you end up working for Partners? Or what inspired you to get involved in the homebuilding industry?
I started working for the President, Greg Gutek, my son, in the infancy stage of the company. I am a self-taught accounting manager. I began my second career with Partners after I moved to Calgary following my first 29 year career as a civil engineer in Saskatchewan.
What’s your favourite memory from your time working at Partners?
Working with the President and all the good staff and people associated and working with Partners.
Do you have any advice for first-time homebuyers?
We build an excellent high quality home and are proud of our workmanship and product.