Our leadership team has decades of experience.

Clayton Salkeld
Founder and president
Prior to founding Take Place, Clayton led Design-Built, an award-winning practice he founded in 2005 that was renowned for its approach to building some of the most well-designed and comprehensively detailed homes in the industry.

With a hands-on process from design all the way through every phase of construction, Design-Built ran a full production shop alongside and in support of its design projects.  Throughout his 20+ years in the industry, Clayton has seen firsthand the industry's inefficiencies, kickstarting the development of the take place system.
Royce O'Toole
Co-Founder and vice president
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Royce boasts nearly a decade of industry experience, having worked in acclaimed design and architecture firms Design-Built and 5468796 Architecture, as well as in various sectors of the construction industry.

Armed with multiple degrees in design, including a Master’s degree in Architecture, he has been recognized for his outstanding architectural research with a medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
David Lewis
David is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of founding multiple successful companies, where he played pivotal roles in marketing, business operations, and supply chain management.

Additionally, he holds a real estate license and specializes in real estate marketing in Whistler, BC. David spearheads sales and business development efforts in Western Canada.