Ricki Chandarana // President
Ricki has been in the construction industry since 2001. He started his first business at 18 years of age with a 1983 Ford F150, a few ladders and a bit of determination knocking on thousands of homeowners” doors asking to paint their homes. In 2012, he purchased Prostar replacing the founder of the company who was heading into retirement. Today Ricki with his team, aspires to continue growing Prostar while exceeding customer expectations. In his free time, you will find him dabbling in Vancouver real estate or traveling around the world.
With a background in chemical engineering and business, Youhann brings both technical savviness and business acumen to each project. Driven in achieving excellence, providing outstanding client service, and making connections. Youhann brings a very analytical approach to project management while making the client always come first. During his down time you can find Youhann by the beach playing competitive beach volleyball or out scuba diving in remote tropical countries.
Coming from a background in construction, Andrew prides himself on keeping his clients informed and educated about the various areas of renovations. With 12+ years experience, he has built everything from bridges to high rises and has spent time renovating spaces in excess of 100 years old. He enjoys problem solving and troubleshooting which showcase his extensive knowledge of products and procedures. Hobbies include woodwork, biology and anything outdoors. When the work day completes Andrew can be found in his workshop or spending time with his dog and two children.
“A tool collection is never complete!”
With over 20 years of experience in the painting industry Lucas got his start in the industry when he was in high school painting with his dad during summer breaks. After high school he worked in Web design and tech support and later completed a Bachelor Degree in Arts at the University of British Columbia. All the while, getting drawn back into the painting business. Lucas has extensive product knowledge and a lot of hands-on experience estimating and managing a wide variety of projects. Having helped to run a family painting business in a very competitive industry, Lucas has a deep appreciation for the importance of customer satisfaction from the beginning to end of every project, regardless of size. It has always been his philosophy that you take care of a customers’ property as if it was your own.
After work Lucas enjoys spending time with his family, watching Stewart and Colbert and going out to movies, plays and opera. For exercise and stress relief he used to practice kung-fu, and later swing dancing, but now he tries to take in a class of Bikarm’s Yoga as often as possible.
Jerry brings over 20 years of painting and construction experience to Prostar. His extensive product knowledge and hands on involvement from painter to project management has served his clients well. With know-how and discipline he has project managed sites ranging from detached homes to strata complexes as well as government buildings including WorkSafe BC headquarters.
He holds a BBA from Capilano University and is a study abroad graduate from University of Copenhagen DIS.
Jerry is a loving husband and father to two girls. After work and home priorities are met, he practices yoga and is a golfing fanatic. To call him a automotive enthusiast is like calling Henry Ford a mechanic.
“Executing projects while exceeding promises is the number one goal. Always face challenges head on through effective communication.”
Adam has over 17 years of experience in the construction industry and possesses a strong background in business management and development. Until he came to work at Prostar, Adam was a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first company at the age of 15. He has completed hundreds of residential and commercial projects in his career and specializes in building envelope restoration. Adam takes a hands-on approach to customer service and project management, stemming from his extensive on-the-tools experience with everything from framing to concrete to tile work. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Operations Management.
Loletta provides the administrative support, serving our clients as well as the Prostar staff. She looks after the accounts receivable. She is the first one to receive and greet visitors and clients and to answer the phone calls. As our company is in the “people business”, Loletta maintains a calm, courteous, attentive and positive attitude to serve our valuable customers.
Loletta likes to go to fitness classes at least 3 times a week. She likes listening to music and reading. She also loves to travel to enjoy varied landscapes, the cultures of different peoples, and adventure to enrich her knowledge and passion.
“Joining Prostar is a valuable experience for me. It makes me feel good knowing that our good painting work helps the environment, gives passions and excitement to the people who stay in a building. It empowers me every time I help our clients to resolve their concerns or to receive compliments from our clients. It makes me realize that what we do in the office is an integral part of the service cycle.“
Our accounting personnel manage the financial area of our business, Mei as accounts payable, and Loletta as accounts receivable. They contribute by preparing quotations and are appreciated by our customers for their courteous way of handling client queries.