Meet Our Principals
- Karl LoeppPresidentKarl is the founder and president of Lola Construction Management and White Label Homes. Karl has been active in the Winnipeg and Western Canada construction industry since 1988 and has been responsible for leading many of Winnipeg’s apartment rehabilitation success stories. He is the managing partner in a number of privately held commercial properties and has served as a director on several publicly traded company boards. His business acumen and depth of construction knowledge provides clients with expertise and leadership to reach their project goals. Karl is currently serving as chair of Jocelyn House Hospice, is a home for terminally ill residents in the final stages of life.
- Daniel MelendezVice-PresidentDaniel is the vice president at Lola Construction Management and White Label Homes. He brings a blend of architectural design talent and real estate development and marketing knowledge to work closely with clients from all walks of life. Daniel worked for several years with an international architecture and engineering firm in Winnipeg before joining LCM and brings his appreciation for architectural design to LCM’s clients. He is passionate about the process of helping them achieve attractive and cost effective results, and knowing that projects have a positive effect on transforming the city he calls home. Daniel grew up in Winnipeg, and is a University of Manitoba graduate with honours from the Environmental Design (Architecture) program. Daniel is currently serving as a board member of the Young Construction Leaders of Manitoba.
Our MissionTo bring the spirit of design excellence and skill in quality construction to every project we do.
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, designers and architects, and builders are often placed at odds due to clients’ budget constraints or fixed-price contracts.
We believe that there is another – and better – option. Bringing our expertise in construction methods together with understanding and respect for design means we can meet in the middle and strive to find the best options for our clients that suit their budget and project.
Our commitment to our customers
Our most important goal is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients. From our first phone call or meeting, through to the completion of each project, we want our clients to experience service that is unmatched by any other builder or construction manager. We know that there are many choices when renovating or building, and we want to make the process as simple (and exciting) as possible. Our principals work hands-on with each project, and combine appreciation of and respect for design and architecture with expertise in construction. We work hard to help our customers translate ideas into built form, and we are committed to incorporating strong design into each project from the start – so that they experience nothing but delight as the project comes to life. We know that communication is key to working together; which is why we keep our clients informed and up-to-date at all times. We want our clients to always feel they are fully involved and aware of their project progress through to each successful completion, so that when it’s done, they will enjoy the result as well as the journey.
Karl Loepp and Rolf Langelotz founded Lola Construction Management (LCM) when they decided to invest in real estate by means of renovating their first rental property in 2003. Since then, LCM has renovated many homes, apartment blocks, and commercial spaces in Winnipeg and area.
“Lola” is the combination of the first two letters of their last names, Loepp and Langelotz. Although we’ve continued to evolve as a company and the services we provide, our name is a lasting symbol of partnership and collaboration that has been in place and guided our work with our clients since the beginning. When Rolf retired in 2012, LCM welcomed Daniel Melendez as Vice-President of the company, entering a new era of continued growth and evolution.
LCM remains driven by achieving our clients’ visions. Our company has outlasted the ups and downs of construction and more than one recession. We’ve continued to adapt to Winnipeg’s changing cityscape and marketplace with a range of project types and services. Our longevity is not taken for granted – but is a demonstration of our commitment to serving the needs of our clients.
We’re excited about the future for LCM as we have built upon our successful foundation and enhanced our expertise in working with design-focused and designer-friendly construction. We are confident that this approach will help our clients achieve results that are even better than they had envisioned.