Our Team

Bill and Gord: Friends, Business Partners, Finger-Painting Enthusiasts

It all started in kindergarten. Seriously.

Bill and Gord, the Finer Edge partners, first met when they were five. While it’s tempting to wonder if the idea of a painting company originated during afternoon finger-painting, Finer Edge’s official founding came much later, in 1987. Originally, it started as a student painting operation spearheaded by Bill, who became the new company’s President.

Sensing that homeowners were demanding both high quality workmanship and exceptional customer service, Bill then transformed the business by bringing in top calibre tradesmen.

Gord, who had previously been an engineer and even men’s clothier, joined Bill as Finer Edge Vice President in 1996. They haven't looked back since, with literally thousands of homes and businesses under their belts.

So, what binds these two personalities together? A real passion for the business. A shared commitment to delivering on the best customer service.

And, of course, Ms. Davis’ kindergarten class.

SHANE MAHONEY 
PRODUCTION MANAGER

How long have you been with the Edge?
I’ve worked with Bill and Gord for 15 years now. I was a Biology Major and was working for them during the summer. Since then, I figure I’ve worked on over 2,000 homes!

Why do you love what you do?
It’s got to be the whole process of working with a customer to transform their homes. It’s incredibly gratifying – especially when you see that big smile on their faces at the end of the job.

How do you relax and kick back?
Playing with my kids whenever I can. But I’m also a big sports nut – I love watching sports, playing sports, and thinking about sports!

   
VINCE PILIERO
PROJECT MANAGER

How long have you been with the Edge?
Like Shane, I’ve been with Finer Edge 15 years. Before joining, Gord had been working at the same company.

Why do you love what you do?
Delivering great customer service, especially when you’re in someone’s home, is very, very important. I strive to win the trust and confidence of every homeowner. I want them to know that their home is in good hands, and I’ll treat it like it was my own.

How do you relax and kick back?
You would think that after long days of working on other peoples’ homes, I’d want to take a break, but I love fixing stuff and doing handyman jobs around my home.

   
LUI DIDOMIZIO
PROJECT MANAGER

How long have you been with the Edge?
I joined Finer Edge in the fall of 2008. Prior to that, I was a heating and cooling technician. I love the team Bill and Gord have put together, and the focus on quality and exceptional service. That’s the kind of stuff that makes or breaks a company.

Why do you love what you do?
I like meeting with our clients on a daily basis, getting their feedback to a job’s progress, and just ensuring they’re completely happy every step of the way. The biggest compliment in our business is getting referrals from satisfied homeowners – something, I’m proud to say, happens a lot at Finer Edge!

How do you relax and kick back?
Family and sports. Or is it sports and family? (Just kidding!)

   
DEREK HUNTINGTON
PROJECT MANAGER

How long have you been with the Edge?
Since early in 2010, and before that I wallpapered for Finer Edge on a regular basis for 8 years.

Why do you love what you do?
I enjoy interacting and working with new and repeat customers. I ran my own small business for 10 years and know that the most important part is to provide a quality service. The end results are fantastic, and we always ensure the customer is 100% satisfied.

How do you relax and kick back?
I spend as much time as I can with my wife and son. I coach my son's soccer team, and still play soccer myself.

   
COLIN MCKENNA
PROJECT COORDINATOR

How long have you been with the Edge?
I joined Finer Edge full time back in 2007, but I drove the company delivery truck and helped our Project Managers for several years prior to that as a summer student working my way through University

Why do you love what you do?
I enjoy meeting different people – you have to like working with people if you’re going to do well in this business. Customers can tell the difference. I guess the other area I enjoy is taking clients through every step of a job, so they understand all the who’s, what’s and where’s. Basically, eliminating all the surprises.

How do you relax and kick back?
It seems everyone at Finer Edge is sport-obsessed, and I’m no different. Hockey’s my game, but I’m also a musician in my spare time.