Meet the Team

About Footprint Custom Carpentry

Community is at the core of Footprint’s business. Superior craftsmanship and attention to detail result when everyone is working in a safe, respectful, and enjoyable environment. We build structures with the future in mind by using materials efficiently and effectively. We love Vancouver Island, and our goal with Footprint is to contribute to our local infrastructure in a sustainable way. When we are not building, we are out with our families and pets hiking, fishing, surfing, biking, and gardening.

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Willy Egeland, Owner

Growing up on Saltspring Island, Willy was raised with a high regard for the natural environment. Coming from a long line of boat builders, home builders, and entrepreneurs, working with his hands came naturally. After completing a degree in Ecology, Willy returned to construction with an environmental perspective of our natural resources, and a passion to factor his knowledge into building and design. Willy is BC Building Inspector certified through BCIT and has his Red Seal in Carpentry. He has worked in design and construction for the majority of the last 20 years, starting Footprint in 2013. In 2020 Willy partnered with longtime friend and colleague, Tyler Morris, to grow the business management side of Footprint.