Peter is the oldest of nine sons born to a Dutch 1950's immigrant family. His father Benny started his own steel fabricating/construction company in 1965. Peter was raised in Vancouver and Surrey and is a graduate of Fraser Valley Christian High School in 1977 with a Grade 12 education.
He is married to Pamela for over 28 years. Pamela is a local Realtor with an office in Walnut Grove. They have two children (Brittany and Simon) who are Trinity Western University Alumni.
Peter has worked in the family business in almost all capacities since 1977, and is the current owner of Solid Rock Steel Fabricating which has 45 plus employees. Peter's main role at Solid Rock Steel is as a General Manager and Chief Estimator. Solid Rock Steel has three departments in the business - office/drafting, shop/production and erection/installation. It is a union shop. In the family business 3 of the 9 sons and several grandchildren still work in the business in some capacity.
Petter attends Guildford Church of the Nazarene and is a current Board member. He is involved with the church mission program and has travelled overseas as a leader of several short term mission trips.
Peter enjoys sports, current still playing soccer and hockey. He lives and works in the North Surrey area.