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Meet the Team

Peter Batson

Peter Batson

Owner

Kent Bishop

Kent Bishop

Office Manager

Bobby Batson

Bobby Batson

Site Supervisor

Keith Upshall

Keith Upshall

Site Supervisor

George English

George English

Project Manager

Peter Batson

Peter Batson

Owner

Peter is the middle of three boys. The Batson family grew up in Gander, NL where Peter and his brothers developed a silent rivalry for who could land the biggest salmon or make the longest drive on the golf course. Since York’s creation in 2007, it’s been Peter’s vision and drive that has propelled the business forward in the residential and commercial construction industry while still holding true to the company’s core values. When they are not at their home in St. John’s, Peter, his wife, and three children can be found enjoying the outdoors at their cabin or spending the weekend around the bay in English Harbour.

Kent Bishop

Kent Bishop

Office Manager

Kent was born and raised in St. John’s but has travelled considerably in his working career as well as through his involvement in competitive table tennis. Once again residing in St. John’s, Kent has been part of the York family for 9 years, and is instrumental to the day to day workings at the office. When he isn’t crunching numbers, Kent is always up for a round of golf or can be found cheering on his favourite football team.

Bobby Batson

Bobby Batson

Site Supervisor

Bobby, the youngest of the Batson brothers, also grew up in Gander with a strong family influence for the construction industry. Since joining York 10 years ago, Bobby is a true “Jack of all trades” for all of the projects he oversees. Though focused on the overall management of York’s commercial projects, his toolbelt is never far away should the need arise. Bobby and his fiancé recently saw their family grow with the arrival of their beautiful daughter.  When he isn’t in Dad mode, Bobby enjoys a round of golf or landing a salmon on the Gander river.

Keith Upshall

Keith Upshall

Site Supervisor

If you visit a York residential site, you’re guaranteed to meet Keith, and there will always be a smile on his face. With over 30 years in the industry, Keith has had the pleasure of working with countless clients through one of the most important parts of their lives, building a home. Keith, his wife, and their son currently live in St. John’s, but you are more likely to find Keith visiting his daughter around the bay or spending time in NL’s backcountry, catching wild game or fish for one of his signature backyard feasts!

George English

George English

Project Manager

Growing up in a fishing family in Branch, St. Mary’s Bay, George spent the majority of his time outdoors hunting and fishing. That is when he wasn’t playing basketball. New to the York family, he has quickly transferred his organizational and client relations skill set from his time in the Oil & Gas industry to this new venture into the world of Construction. These days George, his wife and their two children call Outer Cove home, where they continue the English family tradition of exploring the great outdoors!