Meet the Super.
You would never guess Joe Silver is 69 years old. The Superintendent of Simcoe Landing, who has been on site since 6:30a.m., is brimming with energy, and he’s excited to show off the Keswick homes he has been managing for the past 7 months.
Silver talks about how each home is progressing, who’s moving in, and what’s left to do. Before leaving a house, he makes sure to touch bases with the labourers to see if they need anything from him.
“I started working in construction in 1968 with the Town of Markham and was there until 1988. After that, I moved on to residential construction.” Almost 30 years later, he’s still helping to produce high quality homes that buyers can’t help but fall in love with.
“There used to a time when the superintendent had the final say,” explained Silver, but times have changed. Today it’s the customer’s opinion that matters most.
Ask around and Silver’s team will speak very highly of him. He’s a great teacher, he has a lot of knowledge to share, and he goes out of his way to make sure everything is running smoothly.
“As a superintendent, you’re responsible for the job 24/7. If something happens - I feel like it’s my site and I’m responsible for everything that happens on it.”
Everyday is different, and Silver loves that aspect of his job. It keeps him motived, and he’s able to continue learning too.
“Aspen Ridge is very conscientious, they treat their employees like family,” he adds. “Support is there for me, and that means a lot.”
“This is my first time at Keswick, and it’s the closest I’ve been to my own home.” The drive in is relaxing, and since the 404 Highway now extends all the way into Keswick, it doesn’t take much time for him to get to work.
He says he’s been very happy with how Simcoe Landing’s newest phase of homes is developing, and is excited to have people move in.
Silver knows the buyers as well, and says there are a lot of young couples and families moving in.
“I first meet homeowners when we do a frame walk. They’ll come on the site and ask questions. Then I see them again when we hand them the keys.”
Silver isn’t all that surprised by the high number of young people moving to Keswick. “A lot of people were used to coming to Keswick for their cottage.” Now that it’s more developed, with the 404 and a GO bus terminal minutes away, it’s a perfect place to call home.
“When my wife and I first got married, we looked at getting a house in this area – and there was nothing here. Now look at it. You go to Woodbine Avenue, you go North and you’ve got a Wal-Mart, Zehrs, Canadian Tire, banks, restaurants, schools, and a variety of other attractions.” And, you can still be lakeside in no time. You can really enjoy the best of urban and cottage living here.