The Star Advantage

There are many things that set Star apart from the competition, but one stands out above them all : Trust.

Rely on Star

When you take on a project, you need a material supplier you can rely on, one that will make sure you have everything you need to do the job. That’s what you get at Star.

Your building projects are ours too, and our job isn’t done until yours is. From initial design to handing over possession, we’re with you every step of the way.

You’ll get to know us. You’ll come to trust the Star employee who handles your projects, and the truck driver who delivers your orders on time and in full. You’ll see that our people are your people, industry professionals who love the job, love seeing things get built well and properly, and don’t leave the site until it’s done right.

We value the relationships we build more than anything else. Pay us a visit and let us show you.

Our Team

Meet the people that make Star the best choice in building materials supply.
Richard Tunnicliffe 
Operations Manager

Richard Tunnicliffe has nearly 20 years of experience in the building supply industry, helping clients build their dream homes and success for their companies. As an operations specialist at Star, Richard takes the responsibility of fully understanding our customers’ needs and offering the best solutions possible.

Richard helps maintain the quality standards we’ve set for our products and services, streamlines our processes to decrease lead time and enforces ideas like delivering materials on-time and in-full. He also helps educate other staff members in new products, helping them progress and better serve you. Trust Richard with your next building project.
Jason Poloway 
Purchasing Manager

Jason oversees all aspects of Star’s purchasing and inventory operation, ensuring that all the products we offer our customers meet the absolute highest standards of quality and value. He also works to make sure we offer everything our customers need to get the job done – that we’re the one-stop retailer for their entire project. In short, he helps us make sure we’re helping you.
David Klassen
Engineered Wood Products Manager

In university, David Klassen began working construction jobs over the summer. After attaining a civil engineering degree and his P.Eng designation, he dove headfirst into the industry. David now has 16 years experience in truss and joist design and manufacturing, with two years under his belt in a structural engineering office.

As a specialist in engineered wood products, David provides quality products and cost-effective solutions to our clients, as well as ensures the integrity of the project’s plan. Come into Star to see what David’s team can design for you.
Helen Smith 

Helen Smith is a 15-year veteran of the concrete construction industry, and also bears four years of experience in the manufacturing industry. She specializes in finance, balancing statements and assisting with the financial procedures that keep us going.

With her experience and expertise, Helen helps us offer the services that allow our customers to complete their projects within their budget. From working with our purchasing department to supporting our sales associates, she’s a part of everything we do here.
Ken Crockett 
Vice President

Ken Crockett’s been a builder from the day he was born. He grew up in a family business that included renovations; new home construction and custom log homes. One of his very first jobs was in a local home hardware store, loading customer vehicles and preparing deliveries. This was his beginning in the building industry, and he hasn’t looked back once.

At Star, Ken has developed a sustainable and ethical business structure, one that serves customers first and rewards those who take responsibility for their work. He’s helped Star become the reliable supplier and partner that it is. As much as he loves the work, it’s the people that mean most to him. Ken takes great pleasure in helping customers overcome their challenges, and being part of a team that cares as much as he does.
Lorrie Wood 
Sales Manager

Lorrie Wood comes from a long line of builders. His family has been in construction and renovation for 70 years – they’ve been building longer than power tools have been around. With experience in the drywall, electrical and framing industries and 30-years’ worth of renovation knowledge, Lorrie knows exactly what our customers need to get their projects from design to delivery.

That’s what he’ll do for you; help you turn that plan-on-paper into a finished product. Whether you come in to Star or he comes to your job site, Lorrie’s input and experience will greatly benefit your project.