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Executive Team

Ray Vesely

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Ray Vesely is the principal and CEO of Apex Western Homes, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated construction company with over 23 years of experience designing and building custom and spec homes.

Before starting AWH, he worked as a framer and a ticketed Glazier, completing such high profile projects as YVR, the Vancouver Public Library and the Walter C Koerner Library at UBC. Ray also attended UBC, studying Urban Land Economics.

Under the umbrella of AWH, he is also the principal in Apex Glazing and APC Integrity Engineering and Vancouver Rent to Own.

Ray has been active in public service as well, serving the City of North Vancouver for 2 terms on the Design Panel, 2 Terms on the Board of Variance and one term on the Heritage Panel.

Recently, Ray has transitioned the company from building single family homes to multi family complexes to meet the rising housing demand in the Lower Mainland.

His experience acquiring and managing over $40 million in real estate assets led him to develop Vancouver Rent to Own in response to the affordability and mortgage difficulties many are presently experiencing. In his (limited) free time, Ray enjoys going to Canucks games, boating and travel.

Iryna Pauliukova

Financial Controller/Co-owner/IT specialist

Iryna has a passion for business evaluation, system improvement, and analysis of potential investment opportunities. She is always eager to learn new skills. Iryna is open to self-education. She is responsible and a results-driven person, who makes sure that the tasks are accomplished on time and on budget. Iryna has over ten years of international and local experience working in accounting and the financial aspect of business. She has been successfully managing multimillion dollar financial projects. While she enjoys the analytical aspect of accounting, she also has a passion for the equities market. In her spare time, she does mixed martial arts, rock climbs, skis, travels, walks her dog, does autocrosses, and reads books in English, Russian, and Belorussian.

Virginia Calvo

Mortgage Professional & RTO Partner

Virginia Calvo is an experience Mortgage Broker who specializes in processing loan applications from start to finish, including mortgage refinancing and educating clients about their different financing options.

Virginia has more than 13 years experience in the mortgage business and has worked with many reputable Canadian lenders, including the big banks, credit unions and financial institutes among others. Virginia helps homeowners and new buyers secure a loan that suits their budget and goals. You can expect 100% transparency and commitment when working with Virginia and she will always give your deal her full attention.

More recently Virginia has become a partner in APEX RTO. With this exciting rent to own program she hopes to help those who aren’t quite ready for a mortgage of their own realize their dream of becoming home owners.  

Virginia loves meeting people from all walks of life and  all over the world. When not working or traveling, Virginia  enjoys being outdoors, going on hikes, and planning for the next adventure with her husband and kids. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish. “