Cory Klein, Chair

R.F. Klein & Sons, President/Owner

President and Owner of R.F. Klein & Sons Ltd., a local Civil Construction company of over 50 years, Cory has been an active Director of the Construction Association since 2012. Cory also sits on the Board of Directors of the BC Construction Safety Alliance and as an Alternate Director of the BC Construction Association.

Some of Cory’s passions through the NRCA are working on the annual success of the Heavy Metal Rocks program, the Scholarship and Bursary Committee and working as Chair of the Amalgamation Committee that united the Northern Local Construction Associations in 2016.

Cory is also President of Klein Crushing, an aggregate crushing division, and Island Cache Stone Company, a landscape supply company

Outside of his professional life, Cory spends his time with his beautiful wife Sydney and daughters Emma and Lylah, and volunteers as a Director of the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum.

 
Lee Bedell, 1st Vice Chair

Interoute Construction LTD North Division, Area Manager

Lee graduated high school in 1997 and then spent two years recovering from a back injury. He attended SAIT and finished with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. Lee worked as a summer student for the MOTI doing QA/QC. He has worked in the Civil Construction field for 14 years, 3 years for the City of Dawson Creek as an Engineering Assistant and 11 years for DGS Astro Paving in the Peace Region. He started with DGS as a Civil Foreman and 3 years ago became the Area Manager. Lee has been involved in NRCA for 4 years. He enjoys all aspects of the industry, from the people he works with to the owners he works for. 

 
Tim Holmes, 2nd Vice Chair

Boreal Pacific Enterprises, Estimator/Project Manager  

Estimator and Project Manager for Boreal Pacific Enterprises a Div. of L.B. Paving Ltd. with 2 years of experience of providing expected costs for varying sizes of projects, implementing planning processes to meet project requirements as well as over 4 years field experience on the crew.

Originally from Kelowna, my family and I moved to Smithers after accepting the estimator/project manager position with Boreal Pacific. I started with Boreal in 2011 as a labourer and worked my way up to my current position. I am happy to say I have been with my wife for 10 years this year, and we are fortunate to have four beautiful children.

In May of 2016 I became a board member for the NRCA, and I am very excited for the experience I will receive, as well as meeting people within the construction industry along the way.

 
Bonnie Griffith, Treasurer

Burgess Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Co Ltd

Bonnie is the mechanical estimator and Contracts Manager for Burgess Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Co Ltd of Williams Lake. After graduating high school she attended the University of Victoria, working at Burgess through the summer months. Growing up in the family-owned business strongly influenced her career choice and she joined the company full time in 1977. During the course of her employ she has worked in most aspects of the company from payroll and billing through to service and contracting.

 
Iain Elder, Director

Armtec LP, Estimator

Over 35 years in the construction industry serving all aspects from residential building to heavy industrial building. Graduating from CNC in 1984 from the Carpentry program, Iain has gone on to achieve different levels of professionalism in the construction field. Iain has also completed courses at Sauder School of Business in The Art of Persuasion: How to change ideas, attitudes and actions, as well as Strategies, Skills & Tactics of Negotiations. He has also successfully completed other courses such as Construction Estimation and Construction 101 as well as Excel Level I and II. Iain is past Chairman of Prince George Construction Association and sits on four committees with NRCA. He is also a past director of the Northern Interior Mining Group.

 
Chad Kinsley, Director

R.H Jones & Sons Mechanical Ltd., President/Owner

 
Bryan Neufeld, Director

Sprucelee Construction Ltd., Project Manager

Bryan Neufeld completed his carpentry Red Seal in 1997, Building Engineering Technology in 2001, and worked as a Project Manager for the fourth biggest construction company in Canada until 2005.  He then bought into Sprucelee Construction in 2005, which has been serving the Cariboo since 1972.  He received his Gold Seal Certificate in 2014.

Sprucelee Construction is a thriving company doing work in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors.  Anything from design build projects to time & material, and lump sum.  They also have sister companies with residential and commercial rentals/leases to serve their clients better.

Bryan has been involved with the construction association since 2005, including being the president of the Williams Lake branch for a few years.  He is now involved with the NRCA excited about training young workers in the trades and promoting the importance of the association.

 
Kristi Pimm, Director

Alpha Controls

Born in Williams Lake BC and raised in Fort St. John BC, Kristi Pimm started into the electrical trade after graduation.  In 2001 she joined her father’s company, Alpha Control’s Ltd.  At the time, the company was primarily operating in the oil and gas industry.  Shortly after, Alpha Control’s began to diversify by getting involved in commercial maintenance, street lighting, shallow utilities and traffic control systems. In 2006, Kristi received her Red Seal in the Electrical trade.  In 2010 Kristi became a partner in Alpha Controls Ltd and, along with her partner, in 2013 they became sole owners. 

When Kristi first started her apprenticeship, there were very few women in trades.  Now, 14 years later Kristi has a son and is the first women to own and run an Electrical and Instrumentation company in Fort St. John. Kristi has been the fundraising chair for the BC Liberal- Peace River North executive for 8 years and is also a member of Rotary.  In any spare time, Kristi enjoys golfing, gardening and baseball.

 
Andrew Adams, Director

MNP LLP

 

 
Jeff Skuggedal, Director

Viking Construction Ltd.

 

 
Aaron Henry, Director

Kalmar Construction

 

 
Greg McLeod, Director

Houle Electric Ltd.

 

 
John Cooper, Director

Can Do Safety

John was born in Creston BC and raised in Quesnel BC. He is married, has three children and two grandchildren.

John’s work career has varied, he spent 11 years as a Teachers Assistant at Quesnel Secondary school and 10 years at Quesnel Plywood. After suffering a work place injury in both shoulders John went back to school and received a diploma in Practical Nursing. Just after graduating John was offered a Construction Safety Officer position in Iqaluit Nunavut and he soon found that he was managing safety for construction projects in Nunavut, Labrador and Newfoundland. This was his start in a long and fulfilling career in safety.

In 2013 John opened Can Do Safety Ltd. a full-service safety company that provides customers with a variety of services including but not limited to safety program development, online safety program maintenance, Ives Forklift and Boom Lift training, and external auditing for both the BC Construction Safety Alliance and the BC Forest Safety Council. John and his oldest son also own Peak Roofing Ltd. a small roofing company in Quesnel.

John became both a Construction Safety Officer and Trade Safety Coordinator in February 2014, a Construction Safety Specialist in November 2014 and a Gold Seal Certified Construction Safety Coordinator in December 2017. John is currently working towards his NCSO and CRSP certifications.

 

 
Craig Leonard, Director

All-West Glass Ltd. - Terrace

 

 
Mike Fawcett, Past Chair

Brock White Canada ULC, Geotechnical Product Manager

Active with the Prince George Construction Association and BCCA-North since 2005, Mike has been involved in the ICI Construction Sector for many years.  Mike has been actively involved in the evolution and amalgamation of our Northern Associations and works closely with NRCA CEO and NRCA Executive.

Mike believes strongly that collaboration and communication is the necessary foundation to continue to build and strengthen our association and feels privileged to represent our members across the North, while working alongside his fellow directors as they collectively provide governance to the NRCA and the BCCA.