Driving a great company forward takes a plethora of different talents, focuses, strengths, and passions.. Ranging from industry experts with decades in the business to leaders with experience from a vast collection of industries coming together with laser focus on growth for the company and community at large. Get to know our leaders…
As CEO of Homes by Avi, Charron has been with Homes by Avi since 1996. After graduating with a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Calgary he immediately began as an estimator in his family’s home building company, Homes by Avi. He then moved to lead product development, initiate company growth into Edmonton and Austin, Texas and created the Avi Definitions Selections Centre. In 2000, he steered the development of Homes by Avi’s multi-family division, which has since evolved into one of the most recognizable multi-family developers in Alberta. In mid-2018, Charron was appointed as CEO for Homes by Avi Group of Companies.
Charron is active in the community and home building industry. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau for 10 years. He is also a past president of the Canadian Home Builders Association, Calgary Region and a former chairman of the Government Relations Committee for the Canadian Home Builders Association of Alberta.
Darren Soltes is a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of building successful businesses with a strong emphasis on values and teamwork. He has been with Homes by Avi since 1997 and has played a key role in the development of the company's information technology systems, human resources practices, and various business development opportunities.
In 2010, Darren took on additional responsibilities with the US division of the company, working to improve the corporate division structure and the range of services offered. He is known for his passion for new opportunities and his dedication to driving positive change within organizations.
Although Naum was approached by Avi Amir in 1997, prior commitments prevented him from joining the homebuilder until 2010, when he started at Homes by Avi. Having been active in the development and construction industries both in Alberta and abroad since 1988, Naum has worked with builders, developers, municipal and urban development engineering firms, and city governments. He’s recognized as a professional engineer in Alberta and B.C. and holds MBAs from both Queen’s University and Cornell. Prior to joining Homes by Avi, Naum worked as a GM for Streetside Development Corp. Naum also sat on Subdivision Development Appeal Board with the City of Calgary and CHBA-Calgary’s Government Affairs Committee. At Homes by Avi, he splits his time between sourcing new business opportunities and new operating capital for both the single and multi-family divisions.