ROMEX CANADA is the exclusive supplier of the German-engineered ROMEX hardscape solutions product line to Canada and the US Pacific North West.
ROMEX CANADA provides not only the products, but also expert advice and planning, estimates, installer training, and world-class follow-up and customer service.
The company was formed when Tom Kirk moved from the UK to Canada and sought work as a project manager for landscape masonry construction; his field of expertise. While working at Houston Landscapes for Jeremy and Kirsty Miller, he crossed paths with Graeme Hodson-Walker, who was running the natural stone supply company, Stone Event Imports.
Tom sought to use ‘ROMEX’– a product line he had used for 15 years in Europe through his family’s masonry company – for paving stone installs. It soon became apparent that ROMEX was not available locally, and after much testing, analysis, and vetting, a new company was formed specifically to bring ROMEX to the region - and ROMEX CANADA WEST was born. After three years of building a solid foundation in the West, the team transitioned to ROMEX CANADA to bring ROMEX solutions to projects coast to coast.
Built on 30 years of success from installs in 27 countries around the world, ROMEX CANADA joins the global ROMEX team to finally bring the World’s Most Resilient Permeable Hardscape Solutions to projects right here at home.
Tom Kirk is a highly-experienced masonry installer and project manager with over 15 years of experience working with ROMEX products.
Based in Northeast Scotland, his family’s masonry company, Kirk Natural Stone Developments, was approached by ROMEX as they expanded into the UK. Hence Tom first used ROMEX on his parents’ driveway – which today, after 15 years of -30oC winters, is just like the day it was done.
From 2004-2008, Tom earned a BSc in Construction Project Management from Heriot-Watt University.
In 2013, he moved to Canada, found work with Houston Landscapes, and was soon promoted to Residential Estimator and Project Manager.
Frustrated that ROMEX was not available, Tom collaborated with Jeremy and Graeme to bring the first ROMEX products to Canada. Tom remains the technical guru and go-to, hands-on expert for all things ROMEX.
Jeremy has always been an entrepreneur. At 25, he started a small web company that was acquired by PGI Events and Destinations, with Fortune 500 clients such as Coca Cola.
In 2004, he left to start two new companies: Wallop Creative, a boutique web design company, and Houston Landscapes. In 2009, he decided to focus on Houston. It was soon ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada by Profit Magazine (2013), the same year he was named a Business in Vancouver “Top 40 Under 40”. Today, Houston remains one of the most well-recognized companies in the business.
Through an advisory role, ROMEX CANADA is a beneficiary of Jeremy’s expertise in business management and strategy, as well as the landscaping industry, in general.
Ashley Ward is known for her energy, tenacity, and ability to motivate business leaders to recognize and achieve their full potential. She holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has spent over a decade coaching, managing, and implementing systems to solve business problems in small and mid-sized businesses throughout Canada.
A strong believer in community involvement, Ashley works with several non-profit groups, including the local Dress for Success chapter, YWCA and Cancer Associations. An avid sports, renovations and travel enthusiast, she spends the rest of her free time with her daughters, at the gym, working on her home with her husband and exploring new countries.
Kirsty Miller has an extensive background in people and materials logistics, financial diligence, and generally ‘keeping things on track’.
Educated at UBC, Kirsty spent over a decade in global event management, including the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Beijing and Vancouver.
It doesn’t hurt that Kirsty also speaks fluent German, much to the delight of our German Head Office! You know what they say: Behind every great company, there is a great Office Manager, and we are fortunate to have Kirsty behind us all the way.
Richard joined ROMEX Canada in May 2019 and brings a background of Project Management and business support to the team.
In 2009, he accepted a soccer scholarship to attend Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management as a student-athlete.
Post degree, Richard returned to Scotland and worked in the Oil and Gas industry for deck machinery supplier ACE Winches as a Project Manager where he oversaw £5M worth of projects for multiple high profile clients. In 2016 he left Scotland again to embark upon two years of international travel and cultural experience.
In May of 2019 Richard made the move across the pond to Canada where he joined forces with his older brother Tom and the rest of the ROMEX Canada team where he works as a Project Manager.
Adrian has been involved in the hardscape/landscape field for almost 30 years. After being the Assistant Superintendent at two golf courses he decided to open his own hardscape contracting business. It was a natural segue into Project Management of hardscape products after 20 years of business ownership completing from small residential projects to significant commercial sites. Adrian’s attention to detail and enthusiasm will make him an excellent ally for your projects of any size.
David began his career in sales after graduating from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick with a double major in History and Sociology. With 10 years of experience in building envelope sales, David has a strong knowledge of the construction sales process. Through David's experience, he has found the landscaping construction side to be his favorite part of construction with experience in green roofing and now hardscaping. David looks forward to helping solve clients’ major pain points in landscape construction by sharing the solutions that Romex products provide not only from an ROI and life cycle cost analysis perspective, but from an environmental perspective as well.
Joe brings over 20 years of industry experience to the ROMEX Canada team. After finishing concrete, developing new products, and introducing products from Germany to the North American market, he decided to switch gears and graduated from Algonquin College with honors in the field of Construction Project Management. He is more recently working towards the Certified Technical Representative (CTR) designation from the Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).
Joe’s combination of experience and education allow him to creatively solve customer issues and always achieve the best possible results. He has a passion for people and enjoys designing and delivering environmentally sustainable projects.