The Team

John R. Armitage, P.Eng

President, Llynlea Fine Homes
John R. Armitage, P.Eng

John is a Queen’s graduate (BSc. Civil Engineering, 1971). John began his career as an Assistant City Engineer for the City of Brockville after graduation and then transitioned to Kingston’s largest home building and land development company at the time, “Dacon Corporation”  where he worked for over 23 years in roles of increasing responsibility culminating in holding the title of Chief Executive Officer. In 1996 John formed Armitage and Associates Inc., a land development and management consulting firm and in 2000 partnered with Michael Davies to form the land development company, The Llynlea Corporation. In 2004 John and Eric Davies founded Llynlea Fine Homes which also markets homes under the Brookland Fine Homes banner.

 

John is actively involved in his community. He served on an advisory committee to Tarion (Ontario New Home Warranty Program);was a co-founder of the Canadian Forces Base Kingston Task Force; past Chair of the Kingston Area Economic Development Commission and past president of the Greater Kingston Home Builders Association, Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and The Kingston Area Economic Renewal Project (Advantage Kingston). He is a past Chair of Focus Kingston, the mandate of which was to implement the newly amalgamated City of Kingston’s Strategic Plan. John has received the Kingston Achievement Award from the Kingston Branch of Queen's University Alumni Association, has received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Kingston, has been inducted into the Brockville Collegiate Hall of Fame, the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame, the Kingston Business Hall of Fame and Kingston Rowing Hall of Fame. John recently received the 2017 Mayor’s Canada 150 Distiguished Citizen Award in recognition of his many contributions to the Kingston community. He currently sits on the Loyalist Township Economic Development Committee. In his leisure time, John enjoys volunteering in the sport of rowing where he was Head Coach of the Queen's University Rowing Team from its inception in 1977 to 2016 and is currently Head Coach of the Kingston Rowing Club. He has been married to his wife Janice since 1971. He has a son and daughter and is the proud “Ba” to 3 grandchildren.

Eric Davies, MBA

Vice-President, Llynlea Fine Homes
Eric Davies

Eric holds a B.A. Honours in Political Studies from Queen's University ,1986,  and an Masters of Business Administration from The European School of Management, (EAP/HSC) Paris France, 1996.

From 1987 – 2000 Eric held brand manager, project management, operations and marketing positions in the newspaper publishing, broadcasting, data-communications and Internet industry sectors in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Paris and Toronto. In 2000 Eric returned to his home city of Kingston to become an active management and equity partner in the formation of a property development company, Leighton Lands Ltd.,  along with his father Michael and one other partner, John Armitage, P. Eng.. In 2012 Michael Davies relinquished his shares in the company leaving Eric and John as the remaining equal equity partners.

In 2003, Eric and John Armitage formed a custom home building construction company, Llynlea Fine Homes. In 2008 they expanded their house building division by adding Brookland Fine Homes to the fold, which specializes in constructing affordable,  entry level single family homes and townhomes in “Amherstview”, Loyalist Township just west of Kingston’s western municipal boundary.

Eric is President of Leighton Lands Ltd. and is Vice-President of the home building construction companies; Llynlea Fine Homes and Brookland Fine Homes.

Outside of his professional involvement, Eric is currently the volunteer Chair of the Kingston Tennis Club’s “New Clubhouse Construction Sub-Committee”  and is a past Board Member of; Able Sail KingstonAdaptive Sailing at the Kingston Yacht Club for Persons with a Disability, the Kingston Market Square Restoration Fundraising Committee, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont., where he chaired the Board’s Infrastructure Sub-Committee for 5 years culminating in the construction of a $2.4 Million dollar “Visual/Fine Arts Wing”.

Eric is Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees for the The Davies Charitable Foundation, a family run Federally registered non-profit charitable organization the mandate of which is to support individuals and organizations within the Kingston region in the areas of arts, education, health and sports. The Davies Foundation has donated $10 Million to various organizations in the Greater Kingston Area since its inception in 1990.

In his leisure hours, Eric enjoys spending family time with his wife Anita and daughter, Kennedy at their year round cottage in the 1000 islands, reading, traveling and participating in numerous physical activities such as biking, running, tennis, golf, hockey, skeet shooting, cross country/alpine skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing. He is a member of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club and the Kingston Tennis Club.

Jennifer Robb

Office Manager, Llynlea Fine Homes
Jennifer Robb

Jennifer brings with her a unique energy and enthusiasm matched by her extensive accounting and management experience in a variety of industries. As the first point of contact for many Llynlea Fine Homes' customers, she is committed to serving their needs as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Raised and educated in New York and Montreal, Jennifer holds a B.A. from Queen's University and is delighted to call Kingston home with her husband and two children. She is an avid dog agility competitor, loves to travel and enjoys gardening, cooking and entertaining friends and family. Her family fell in love early with boating on the Thousand Islands and continues to do so when possible.

Mark Rutenberg

Construction Site Supervisor, Llynlea Fine Homes
Mark Rutenberg

Mark has been employed with Llynlea Fine Homes as our Construction Site Supervisor since March, 2009 and holds a Diploma from Kemptville Community College. Mark is responsible for the daily scheduling and coordinating of the over 30 sub-trades required to build a superior "Llynlea" home. Working on-site supervising the sub-trades, ordering materials and tracking deliveries, Mark applies his problem solving and quality control abilities to the job at hand which he's gleaned from over 12 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Mark's agreeable disposition loans itself well to his other responsibilities which include interacting with our clients on a regular basis for regularly scheduled progress inspections and the final mandatory pre-delivery client inspection.

Ryan Young

Customer Care Supervisor, Llynlea Fine Homes
Customer Care Supervisor, Llynlea Fine Homes

As a result of Llynlea Fine Homes' steady growth from constructing six single family homes in 2009 to delivering 26 new homes in 2015 coupled with management's desire to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, the position of "Customer Care Supervisor" was created in April of 2009.

Possessing a Diploma in Carpentry from St. Lawrence College, Ryan was hired to fill this new position based on his friendly and accommodating disposition and diversified skill set acquired from having worked in the residential construction sector for the past 6 years.

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1 year 2 months ago
I'd like to thank to the Llynlea Fine Homes company for sponsoring me in the 1st-in-Kingston Swim For Kids fundraiser to benefit kids with physical disability. Obviously, the company's partiality to watersports extends beyond its President John Armitage's notorious passion for rowing. On behalf of the children with physical disability, the beneficiaries of this fundraiser event, thank you for your generous contribution!

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