We are a Passive House Design, Prefabricate and Build company in Minden, Ontario. Currently, we serve all of Ontario, but we have a vision to serve a much wider geographic area. Our Mission is to fulfill our clients’ need for comfortable, ecologically sound, and financially smart homes and properties.

The Quantum Experience

Expert Advice

The Quantum team is made of experienced passive house prefabricators, iphi certified builders and designers. So, when it comes to having the skills and expertise to achieve your unique passive house design - while avoiding not-so-obvious obstacles - we see the finer details - and we are ready!

Personalized Design

Our in-house architectural design team and dedicated engineering team can start a unique design for you, or alter one of our ready-made designs to meet your custom needs! We shine when it comes to finding prefabrication solutions to accommodate unique architectural features. We also work collaboratively with other architects, engineers and designers to integrate our prefabricated wall systems.

Performance Guarantee

Our prefabricated panels come with 3rd party certified performance values, and, they also arrive on site air-tight, fully insulated and weather tight - protecting your investment from the moment they leave our facility! Quantum air/vapour & weather membranes even come with an industry-leading 10 year warrantee!

Dedicated Service

Working with Quantum, you will have a dedicated team that will ensure that your project develops and unfolds in a predictable manner to the quality, budget, and timeframe we commit to. Whether you are working with us for a super-structure only, or entrusting us with a turn-key build - our experience team is committed to serving you well. Our goal complete your project and celebrate a successful undertaking with you! Did anyone say cake?

Diversity and Innovation

Our panelized system meets the needs of many projects requirements or functions such as:

• Single residential • Townhouses • Commercial buildings • Multi-residential

With exceptional investment values for:

• Low Income or appropriate housing developments • Low rise commercial residential • Office spaces, horticultural controlled environment businesses and more

Innovation Always:

• We are currently developing a Non-Combustible panel which we hope to have ready for late 2020 or early 2021 • Net-Zero and Neutral/Low Carbon packages that have zero concrete or EPS foams available in the summer of 2020

Values and Expertise

Quality control, Passive House Certified Trades Teams and Sub Trades, engineered designs and certified products create the highest level of Passive House systems available now.

Our Team

Abby Xerri

General Manager and Founding Principal

Abby is a dedicated innovator committed to serving clients and providing products and services that meet today's construction and environmental needs.

Abby is an International Passive House Institute (IPHI) certified Passive House Tradesperson with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of construction. (He first started to learn the craft of building under the guidance of European tradesmen in Toronto at the age of 13!). This experience and skill, paired with his innovation, makes his collaboration with owners, architects, engineers and designers very effective in finding unique solutions towards achieving the passive house standard within design goals.

As our GM, he provides leadership, training and direction to Quantum staff, and still makes time to meet with clients and prospects to share his passion for what we do at Quantum.

Angie Horner-Xerri

Founding Principal, Passive House Planner

As Quantum's Passive House Planner since 2015, Angie supports the team by developing best practices, product research and processes. On a project basis, she supports the Quantum team in fulfilling client-identified performance and comfort goals.

Having a 10+ years of experience in natural resource planning, stewardship and conservation for multiple levels of government and not for profit agencies- Angie brings an ecosystem perspective and knowledge of related legislative processes and requirements to assist the work we do.

B.A. Humanities, Bishop's University, PQ
Ecosystem Management Technician, Fleming College, ON
Certified Passive House Tradesperson, International Passive House Institute, DE

Fabienne Lehmann

Ontario Designer, Swiss-trained Architect

Fabienne is Quantum's Architectural Designer. She enjoys painting and fun activities with family. She is also fluent in German, French and (of course) English.

Fabienne qualified as an architect in Switzerland. When she moved to Canada Fabienne became a registered Ontario designer. At Quantum, Fabienne undertakes architectural building design for and with clients in collaboration with our Passive House Planner, our Structural Engineer and, at times, other architects or designers. Her goal is to help you optimize your building design to meet your needs and goals and to pave the way for a smooth permit and construction process.

Sara Bradley

Structural Engineer

Sara Bradley is our dedicated Structural Engineer. She enjoys her faithful dog and frequent soirees into the wilderness (think hiking) with her partner.

Karen Whelan

Administrative Assistant

Karen Whelan is an Administrative Assistant at Quantum Passivhaus.
Karen came to Quantum with over 20 years of experience in customer service.

Quantum's energy savings offer peaked her interest and drew her to the design build company.

Karen currently resides in Coboconk and enjoys photography and scrapbooking.

Paul Caldwell

Finance Manager

Paul, our everything-finance-person, wears many hats--literally. Paul has been known for his fondness of cowboy hats. He also has served as a pastor.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce. He was also a certified Management Accountant at one point in his career. He has spent time as an auditor, supervisor of financial reporting and internal auditing, and has maintained the books for a variety of companies in a wide range of fields.

At Quantum, Paul is your contact for invoices, receipts, other financial requests...and hook-ups to a new cowboy hat!

Pete Kuehni

Principal

Pete Kuehni provides leadership, people and culture support to our tremendous Quantum team. His long career as a leadership / culture coach and consultant is a welcomed addition to our team's capacity as we pursue being "Remarkable" for our clients, suppliers and community.

Chip Robinson

Principal

Chip is a proven senior executive with a sales, consulting, and hands-on operational background. He is a strategic thinker with a gift in keeping strategy and tactics focused on the pragmatic - on results!

At Quantum, he is focused on growing processes and aligning the team on core values. On any given day he can be found working with Paul on finances, assisting the team in the shop or at an install, or supporting anyone else on the team.

Gary Dixon

Project Manager

Gary joins us as a seasoned Project Manager. Gary joined Quantum in 2020 with 22 years experience as General Contractor and Project Manager. He has owned his own land development company and was the President of several general contracting companies. Gary was also on the Niagara Habitat for Humanities Board.

Gary will oversees the project including material and quotes selection, estimating, budgeting, quality control and maintain the project on schedule. He supervises the construction of each project with care.

Melissa Snodgrass

Architectural Designer

In 2020, Melissa joined our design team assisting with all aspects of each project from beginning schematic designs to permit drawings and coordinating with our project manager for construction materials. Her education at McEwen School of Architecture focused on building for northern communities, design build projects and well-tempered environments.

Mike Xerri

Shop Manager

Mike is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. For 3.5 years, Mike has been managing Quantum's Shop team for building the prefabricated panels. Additionally, he reviews the shop drawings for the wall panels, and provides photo documentation to the engineers for the review.

Josh Kuehni

Site Foreman

Josh is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and has 3 years of experience in installations of slabs and prefabricated wall panels at Quantum.

He oversees the day to day activities on site construction for projects. Jose trains team members, approves install crews and manages quality control.

Bob Cook

Carpenter

Bob has been building and installing Quantum's Certified Passive House wall panels for over a year with experience in the shop and on site. He is also our safety official with many years of worldly trade experiences.

Paul Freiwillig

Carpenter

Paul joined Quantum shop team in early 2020. Paul is a lead role in the shop team that brings many great skills and perspectives to our projects.

Shop Team