Carlos Jardino is mostly interested in being part of stories that end well. It could even be said that good endings are his motivation in most things, from participating in various charities like the Princess Margaret Foundation to the organized approach he takes to constructing custom homes in Oakville.
Born in Mozambique, and raised in South Africa where he was educated, Carlos worked in various countries including Sweden where he was a trouble-shooter for a large multinational company specializing in electrical infrastructure and transformers. The experience prepared him to oversee large projects through to completion, and honed his knack for making quick and accurate decisions.
So that when he came to Canada, and started PCM Inc., Carlos had the expertise to undertake high quality, custom home projects and complete them efficiently within five to six months.
Carlos regards charities in the same practical, no-nonsense way he does luxury home building: Use the best ingredients to get the best results.
“When I build a custom home, I hire the best tradespeople and use the highest quality materials,” Carlos says. “The same principle applies to the charities I am aligned with.
I’m looking for those that are most skilled in their field and most efficient with their funds. And Princess Margaret is quite simply the very best at what they do – using funds well to research cures for cancer.”
Carlos also reasons that the life you save – through those donations – might be your own.
“We never know if cancer will strike us, but donating to its research will certainly improve outcomes if it does.”
While Carlos and his family donate generously to PMH every year, he also builds the foundation’s annual lottery show-home in Oakville, and heads up a team for its annual Walk for the Cure.
Additionally, Carlos has supported the St Michael’s Hospital with cash donations towards the purchase of equipment for use in colon cancer treatments. And through his son’s Catholic secondary school, he has given to Bethany Kids, a charity that funds medical equipment and treatments for children in Kenya. Carlos is impressed with Bethany Kids because the relatively small outlay has a huge payback – just $4500 buys the medical treatment necessary to save the lives of 10 children.
“These are the stories I love,” he says.
“Happy conclusions to what would otherwise be tragic.”
Carlos lives in Oakville with his wife and two children.
PARTNER, GENERAL MANAGER
Luca is a Partner and is responsible for the custom home building operations of PCMnow.com Inc. Luca is an experienced project manager and custom home builder having completed several luxury custom homes and high end renovations prior to joining PCM in April 2017. Prior to home building, Luca has over 12 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, primarily in operational due diligence, hedge fund valuation, and portfolio accounting.
Most recently, Luca was the Manager of the Operational Due Diligence team at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. In this role, Luca lead a team of 5 experienced professionals on due diligence engagements covering new and existing investments in external investment managers.
Previously, Luca was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co where he was responsible for the valuation and accounting of several global hedge fund portfolios. Luca holds a BA in economics from the University of Western Ontario. While at Western, he was the recipient of the Robert G. Siskind Entrepreneurial Award and the Craig R. Williams Memorial Scholarship. Luca also holds a Masters of Law (LLM) degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where he specialized in the business law stream.
Luca Lives in Oakville with this wife and two children. When he is not on on the job site - he can be found playing with his two kids or cooking up the next best Italian feast!
"We are professionals first and foremost and we are dedicated to quality and service for our clients. I have been in this business long enough to realize that you don't build great things in isolation. You need a great team. One of the things I am most proud of is the team we have assembled here at PCM. We have a proven process, timeless quality and a consistent team that over-delivers on every home. That is the PCM Way! "