The Team

John R. Armitage, P.Eng

President, Brookland Fine Homes
John R. Armitage, P.Eng

John Armitage graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. (Civil) in 1971 and received his P.Eng designation in 1973.

John has spent his life as an engineer, business owner, athlete and coach.

As a high performance coach and athlete in the sports of hockey and rowing John has spent a lifetime of striving for excellence. In 2016 John recently retired as the Head Coach of the Queen’s rowing team after 40 years at the helm. He continues as the Head Coach for the Kingston Rowing Club.

John has been a leader in the Kingston community and beyond including terms as President or Chair of Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Area Economic Development Commission, Kingston Home Builders Association, Focus Kingston (City of Kingston Strategic Plan Implementation Committee), Advantage Kingston (the Kingston Area Economic Renewal Project) and Canadian University Rowing Association.

He is a co-founder of the CFB Kingston Task Force which is widely credited with saving Base Kingston from closure in 1996. In 2018 he was elected by alumni to the Queen’s University Council.

John’s long history in the community, business and in sport has been recognized in various forms. 

John has been inducted into the Kingston Business Hall of Fame, Kingston District Sports Hall of Fame, Kingston Rowing Hall of Fame, and Brockville Collegiate Hall of Fame.

He has received various awards including Kingston Achievement Award (Queen's University Alumni Association) Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary Club of Kingston), 2017 Canada 150 Distinguished Citizen Award (Kingston), Rowing Canada, Canadian University and OUA  Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award (Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association). Next spring John will be recognized by the Queen’s University Alumni Association with its Mentorship Award.

John’s priorities in life include his family and three grandchildren and his active business and volunteer involvement.

Eric Davies, MBA

Eric Davies

Eric holds a B.A. Honours in Political Studies from Queen's University ,1986,  and an Masters of Business Administration from The European School of Management, (EAP/HSC) Paris France, 1996.

From 1987 – 2000 Eric held brand manager, project management, operations and marketing positions in the newspaper publishing, broadcasting, data-communications and Internet industry sectors in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Paris and Toronto. In 2000 Eric returned to his home city of Kingston to become an active management and equity partner in the formation of a property development company, Leighton Lands Ltd.,  along with his father Michael and one other partner, John Armitage, P. Eng.. In 2012 Michael Davies relinquished his shares in the company leaving Eric and John as the remaining equal equity partners.

In 2003, Eric and John Armitage formed a custom home building construction company, Llynlea Fine Homes. In 2008 they expanded their house building division by adding Brookland Fine Homes to the fold, which specializes in constructing affordable,  entry level single family homes and townhomes in “Amherstview”, Loyalist Township just west of Kingston’s western municipal boundary.

Eric is President of Leighton Lands Ltd. and is Vice-President of the home building construction companies; Llynlea Fine Homes and Brookland Fine Homes.

Outside of his professional involvement, Eric is currently the volunteer Chair of the Kingston Tennis Club’s “New Clubhouse Construction Sub-Committee”  and is a past Board Member of; Able Sail Kingston – Adaptive Sailing at the Kingston Yacht Club for Persons with a Disability, the Kingston Market Square Restoration Fundraising CommitteeTrinity College School, Port Hope, Ont., where he chaired the Board’s Infrastructure Sub-Committee for 5 years culminating in the construction of a $2.4 Million dollar “Visual/Fine Arts Wing”.

Eric is Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees for the The Davies Charitable Foundation, a family run Federally registered non-profit charitable organization the mandate of which is to support individuals and organizations within the Kingston region in the areas of arts, education, health and sports. The Davies Foundation has donated $10 Million to various organizations in the Greater Kingston Area since its inception in 1990.

In his leisure hours, Eric enjoys spending family time with his wife Anita and daughter, Kennedy at their year round cottage in the 1000 islands, reading, traveling and participating in numerous physical activities such as biking, running, tennis, golf, hockey, skeet shooting, cross country/alpine skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing. He is a member of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club and the Kingston Tennis Club.

Jennifer Robb

Controller, Brookland Fine Homes
Jennifer Robb

Jennifer brings with her a unique energy and enthusiasm matched by her extensive accounting and management experience in a variety of industries. As the first point of contact for many Brookland Fine Homes' customers, she is committed to serving their needs as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Raised and educated in New York and Montreal, Jennifer holds a B.A. from Queen's University and is delighted to call Kingston home with her husband and two children. She is an avid dog agility competitor, loves to travel and enjoys gardening, cooking and entertaining friends and family. Her family fell in love early with boating on the Thousand Islands and continues to do so when possible.

Mark Rutenberg

Senior Construction Site Supervisor, Brookland Fine Homes
Mark Rutenberg

Mark has been employed with Llynlea Fine Homes as our Construction Site Supervisor since March, 2009 and holds a Diploma from Kemptville Community College. Mark is responsible for the daily scheduling and coordinating of the over 30 sub-trades required to build a superior "Brookland" home. Working on-site supervising the sub-trades, ordering materials and tracking deliveries, Mark applies his problem solving and quality control abilities to the job at hand which he's gleaned from over 21 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Mark's agreeable disposition loans itself well to his other responsibilities which include interacting with our clients on a regular basis for regularly scheduled progress inspections and the final mandatory pre-delivery client inspection.

Ryan Young

Construction Supervisor, Brookland Fine Homes
Customer Care Supervisor, Brookland Fine Homes

As a result of Brookland Fine Homes' steady growth coupled with management's desire to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, Ryan has been promoted to Construction Supervisor.

Possessing a Diploma in Carpentry from St. Lawrence College, Ryan brings his friendly and accommodating disposition and diversified skill set acquired from having worked in the residential construction sector for the past 16 years.

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