WHO WE ARE
Kevin Clarke, President - Email Kevin
A native of Nova Scotia, Kevin formed his first company, K.B. Clarke Construction Ltd., in 1994 and later formed K.B. Clarke Holdings in 2004 . Kevin led K.B. Clarke Construction Ltd. to become one of the leading restoration firms in Atlantic Canada and the company was subsequently sold in 2007 to Firstonsite Restoration L.P in 2007 where Kevin became a partner and Senior Vice President of Eastern Canada. In 2016 Firstonsite L.P. was sold to Firstonsite Restoration Ltd. where Kevin remains a partner and is the Executive Vice President of Operations. Kevin has served on a number of boards and committees within and outside the construction and property management industry, and was President of Disaster Kleenup Canada for four years.
Kevin attended NSCC taking Business Administration, currently holds industry designations of Master Restorer from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a Master Estimating Certification from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), and is a Certified Inter-Provincial Journeyman Carpenter.
John Cross – Vice President and General Manager - Email John
John Cross our General Manager has been with Firstonsite and K.B. Clarke Holdings since 2004 and brings with him 44 years of financial experience.
John worked his way up through the Toronto-Dominion bank and occupied several branch manager roles, was a commercial credit supervisor in Halifax for several years and left only to get off the "Transfer Train".
From 1984 to 2004 when he retired from the banking industry he was CEO of Heritage Credit Union, one of the largest Credit Unions in Nova Scotia with about 15,000 members and 7 operating branches (compared to 3 when he joined in 84).
His years of experience with lending, supervision, properties and general management issues are a key asset of K.B. Clarke Holdings Ltd.