About Us

Paragon Design Build specializes in infill developments that fit into their neighbourhoods. We build affordable luxury single family homes, duplexes, multi-family apartments and condominiums that deliver style and quality. As a fully integrated real estate development company, we take care of everything from land assembly through design, development and construction of each project we’re involved in.

Founded in 2008, Paragon has since become one of the most active infill developers in Winnipeg. Our 32 single- and multi-family residential projects, in various stages of development, represent more than $140 million dollars in value. We hold our work to the highest standards in our industry, and we strive to constantly exceed expectations in order to realize our vision to become the premier infill developer in Winnipeg.

Meet the team

President

Nigel Furgus

As the President and co-founder of Paragon Design Build, Nigel establishes short and long term goals, plans, and strategies. He is tasked with land acquisitions, real estate, and business development.

In his day to day, Nigel collaborates with our team, investors, trade partners, and the City of Winnipeg. He is one of the main faces of the company, encouraging business development, and investment opportunities. He has an entrepreneurial mindset which helped him grow Paragon Design Build, and it's 140M in projects under development to what it is today.

Director of Finance and Operations

Alyce Kupskay

As the Director of Finance and Operations and co-founder of Paragon Design Build, Alyce oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.  Alyce primarily handles the financial forecasting and execution of Paragon's business plan. She has a passion for project management and continues to manage our duplex projects. Most of Alyce's day is spent meeting with our team members about current and upcoming projects.  Any remaining time is then directed towards managing, estimating, ordering, and scheduling. In her free time, Alyce loves hanging out with her family or squeezing in a quick gym class.

Project Manager

Janelle Brown

Janelle is a Project Manager for residential and commercial infill development. Alongside managing multiple projects, Janelle helps oversee the business development for Paragon. In her free time, she is currently building her own custom home that will be filled with multiple generations as her parents will be moving in with them. Previously, Janelle normally loves to travel but has been focused on completing her house and preparing for the arrival of their second child. but for the next year, she'll be working on her house for possession in Sept 2020 as they are expecting their 2nd child in November 2020.

Project Manager CT(Arch), BCQ, CM-Lean

Joe Kresnyak

Joe is a Project Manager for Commercial Multi-Family Developments. His role is to review the “big picture” of a project to make sure global milestones like the schedule, budget, and design adherence are met. At the same time, he works with our trade partners to ensure constraints are addressed so they can focus their efforts on the granular details of constructing the project. Joe is a motorcycle enthusiast and a Freemason with a strong emphasis on using that passion for community charity work.

Supervisor

Jeff Unrau

Jeff is a site supervisor for Paragon Design Build. He visits each project daily and interacts with all trades to discuss issues, quality of work, timelines, and all the details pertaining to each job site. In other words, he is the mediator between site work and project management. Jeff is also an avid fisherman who enjoys it year-round with his sons.

Project Coordinator

Krista Webb

As a Project Coordinator, Krista brings her love of architecture, interior design, and construction together in managing the design-build process. With a degree in Environmental Studies (Architecture) and a background in residential design and City Planning, she ensures projects meet design and construction goals through estimating, budgeting, scheduling, and quality control.

Outside of work, Krista loves to hang out with her two little boys and husband, learn new things, and grow her garden.

Junior Site Superintendent

Ross Mcmahon

As a Junior Site Superintendent, Ross's day to day consists of fixing or taking care of anything that needs extra attention during or after construction as well as maintaining all of Paragon's job sites. In his free time, Ross enjoys fine woodworking, mixology, and time with his dog. He claims he can make a mean craft cocktail.

Project Manager

Bonnie Leon

Bonnie is a Project Manager for Paragon Design Build. Bonnie has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. She started her career as a carpenter and has had several roles including draftsperson, shop foreman, estimator, instructor, and business owner. Her strengths include planning, organization, scheduling, and partnering with stakeholders.  Bonnie enjoys learning and mentoring others. She is also a professional coach.

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Paragon developments are collaborative efforts. We carefully select the best planners, architects, interior designers and construction contractors for each project, resulting in high-quality homes that are built to sound specifications with attention paid to every detail.

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Paragon developments are collaborative efforts. We carefully select the best planners, architects, interior designers and construction contractors for each project, resulting in high-quality homes that are built to sound specifications with attention paid to every detail.
Develop
We orchestrate the entire development process from beginning to end. This typically includes land purchase, real estate finance, property marketing, design, and public approval process. We then oversee the builds, rent and manage the residences, and ultimately match the property with the right investors.
Design
Throughout the design process, we assemble and manage carefully selected teams of architects, engineers, and other professionals to cover every angle and create a comprehensive design. With years of experience in project management, we streamline our projects to deliver results on time, on spec and on budget.
Build
We hand-select the right contractors specifically for each build and work together to exceed expectations in craftsmanship and quality. Our “dedicated team” approach means that every member of our build team is accountable for  every detail of the build. This ensures there are always more than one set of eyes on everything we do.
Consult
Whether you seek value-added construction estimates for your current project, assistance selecting between multiple bid packages, or you simply desire validation of a selected bid before entering into a contract, Paragon’s professionals have the experience to help you make the right decisions.

Philanthropy

We proudly support the following organizations on a regular basis via fundraisers, donations & donation boxes at our events as well as social media giveaways where every entry results in a $1 donated