Our Team

The Agave Family

Alan Kerr // Co-founder & Project Manager

Alan is on-site daily and oversees all aspects of construction, outdoor amenities and landscaping. With a professional background ranging from his time as an NHL hockey player to various forms of business management, Alan has always been deeply detailed with an intense work ethic and a passion for landscape aesthetics and exterior design.

The region has held a special place in his heart from a young age, having spent ample time as a child visiting his grandparents. After retirement from his hockey career in the mid-nineties, he made the decision to invest in real estate and settle back in the South Okanagan.

Ken & Louise Hesse // Co-founders

Hailing from Alberta with a background in international business, while spending time in the South Okanagan. Ken and Louise have found a second home in the area, originally falling in love with the idyllic lakeside hills of the Naramata Bench and the Okanagan lifestyle. Ken and Louise’s other passions are their grandchildren and private ranch outside of Edmonton.

Jill Kerr - Expert Luxury Designer

Jill Kerr // Co-founder & Design Manager

Jill designs and oversees each home from conceptual to blue prints and manages all aspects of interior design. Jill has always been fascinated by art, architecture, and interior design.

Jill is onsite daily and works with our engineers, trades and clients to ensure expectations are met and exceeded, through a seamless process. Every detail is painstakingly reviewed and decisions are made to ensure a unique premium home is constructed each and every time.

Kim Perepolkin // Head Builder

A Red Seal Carpenter, Kim leads the building team on a daily basis with his 30 years of residential construction experience. His expertise ranges across many design styles in Vancouver, the Kootenays, and the South Okanagan. Kim is always keen to face the practical building challenge placed upon him and never fails to produce creative building solutions.

Steve Thompson // Sales, Head Realtor

Team Thompson looks after all of Agave Homes’ real-estate transactions. Steve has been a real estate leader in the valley for decades, and is intimately in tune with the current market.

James Kerr // Digital & Marketing Consultant

James has recently returned to Hong Kong and continues to play a role with Agave Homes. By blending practical on-site work and the experience of living in the South Okanagan, James consults on the digital design and marketing of the business. This includes web layout, print collateral, social media, and development strategy.

James attended Princeton University where he majored in Slavic Languages and Literature, followed by the University of Toronto, majoring in Economics and Financing. James is also pursuing his Master of Wine Certification while living and working in Hong Kong.

Nicholas Kerr // Design Consultant

Nicholas graduated from the University of Toronto prior to attending the University of Southern California (USC) where is currently taking his Masters of Architecture. He is actively involved in the latest Building and Architectural technologies that represent the newest building codes.

Nicholas is using his understanding of Architecture representatives to renderings and modelling to assist Agave Homes in designing and ultimately constructing homes.