Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Reza Nasseri is a Canadian home builder and philanthropist who has made significant and lasting innovative contributions to the home building industry, post-secondary education, and Canadian communities. His contributions have been recognized with numerous honours, including the Order of Canada for establishing a unique prefabrication facility for panelized construction that improves building quality and reduces manufacturing waste and GHG Emissions. He is also the recipient of Canada’s CLEAN 16, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Exceptional Service Award from the Home Builders Association.
Reza is the industry leader in building energy-efficient homes and industrialized construction. He received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta and then worked as a research engineer and instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 1977, he started a small residential construction company that, after 30 years’ growth, became one of the largest homebuilders in Alberta. As an entrepreneur with an engineering background, he loves technologies, and throughout his 44-year career in the home building business, he strives to push the limits of the industry and to help customers through innovation. In 2019, the University of Alberta established Nasseri School of Engineering and Building Science with a focus on advancing Industrialized Construction.