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We are really proud to have Kyana on our team!









Check out WITT (Women in Trades Training) here: and watch a short video featuring Kyana.






Grand Opening of Shiny Hansen's Truck Wash!

Darcy McKeown (Owner, Progressive Ventures Construction Ltd.) First to Drive-Thru!






Ground Breaking Ceremony at the new Kondolas Store site location

Ben Kandola (owner, Kondolas) with mayor Dave Pernarowski, David McKeown and Darcy McKeown (President, Progressive Ventures) and Bob York (Senior Estimator, Progressive Ventures).



 Progressive Ventures Renovates Happy Gang Centre kitchen with donation from local lottery millionaire Bob Erb.


(Story below from Terrace Standard Newspaper)

Its last day of serving lunch is this Friday and renovations are scheduled to take a week, says Happy Gang Centre kitchen project coordinator Susan Broughton. The only things that are staying are the grill, the stove and the fridge. The rest is a total gut,” she said.

That means new cupboards, a dishwasher that will be rented, new counters and a new and more efficient tea and coffee serving area right outside of the kitchen. Most important will be the installation of a tray rail system so that people with mobility or other issues won’t have to cope with balancing food trays as food is placed on them.

“Some of the people have walkers and some are in wheelchairs,” added Broughton.

The 40 volunteers who share kitchen duty will also have a rented dishwasher of the kind that dish and cutlery trays can be slid in one side and out the other. “It’ll make for easier and more efficient handling,” said Broughton. The centre opted to rent a dishwasher so that it can keep up to date with newer models requiring less maintenance and upkeep. Broughton, who is acting as the go-between between contractor Progressive Ventures and the Happy Gang Centre membership, said it was important to include the volunteers in the renovations planning.

“They were able to make changes that fit their needs. This is a renovation project right down to the colours,” she said. “This project is important to all of us. The kitchen is the heart of the centre. It makes the money to keep the bills paid. Without the centre, your average person will be sitting and looking at four walls.”


Other than replacing flooring and dishwashers when required, Broughton believes this is the first major kitchen project to be undertaken since the centre opened 33 years ago. The last major project at the Happy Gang Centre was the installation two years ago of an elevator, making it easier to use the downstairs for recreational activities.


Terrace, B.C. jobs fair helps locals looking for work

Progressive Ventures attended the "BC Jobs Starts Here" exhibit, continuing to train and hire locally.

View the article in the Terrace Standard online



November 2012

The guys in the Progressive Ventures office are participating in Movember!

UPDATE: Total Raised CAD $1,820

Ranked #4276 out of 23751 teams in Canada

Captain: Hatha Callis

Team URL:

James Colongard   Darcy McKeown   Chris Steffensen   Bob York   Hatha Callis, Team Captain


For those who aren’t familiar, this is an initiative where we start clean shaven at the beginning of November and grow and sport the best mustache we can until the end of November.  In trade, we’re asking you to donate to the Movember fund. 

The link to our team page is here:  You can go to that link to see updated photos of the Progressive Ventures moustaches and to donate.  Just click the “Donate To Team” button.  All donations are secure, online transactions directly with Movember & Sons Canada.


For more information on the programs we are funding please visit the following:




Progressive Ventures value the positive business relationship we have with TIM-BR MART, especially

during the current construction of one of our projects in Tsay Keh Dene.
We are pleased and not surprised to hear of their recent success being recognizing as outstanding retailers and a top supplier!
On October 27, Victory Building Centre of Mackenzie, BC won TIM-BR MART’s prestigious Retailer of the
Year Award for Western Canada. The award was presented at the Chalifour Canada Retailer Buying
Expo at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC.

In operation since 1967, the TIM-BR MART Group is a $2 billion+ member-owned organization serving
over 750 building material and hardware retailers, commercial dealers and manufacturers across
Canada. The organization exists to help Canadian entrepreneurs involved in the sale of building
materials and hardware be more profitable. To learn more about TIM-BR MART, visit



2012 Kidney Walk


Proud Sponsors of the 2012 Terrace Kidney Walk



Progressive Venture's Construction is proud to be a Regional Silver Sponsor of the 2012 Terrace Kidney Walk. The Terrace Kidney Walk will take place this year at Furlong Campgrounds on Sunday, August 19th and will include options for Walkers, Fun Runners and Paddlers in both Individuals and Teams.

To view more event details of the Terrace Kidney Walk 2012 webpage,  please visit:

For more information, contact Walk Coordinator Joan at (250)635-3834 or e-mail


Northcoast Health & Fitness (One of Progressive Venture's Tenants) Region 1 Winners of BC Hydro's "Energy Fix" 2012



The Product Incentive Program provides financial incentives to small and medium businesses to replace old inefficient technologies with new energy efficient products. With the Product Incentive Program, your business will:

  • Save money
  • Improve the work environment
  • Contribute to environmental sustainability
  • Receive a financial incentive

View more here


Progressive Ventures Sponsors of 2012 Skills BC North West Regional Carpentry Competition

We are proud to have contributed to the ongoing growth of education in the industry by sponsoring the Annual Skills BC Carpentry Competition. Every year, the course exposes youth, teachers and parents to the career possibilities that exist in the trade and technology sectors by way of workshops, events and competitions that could not be possible without the help of volunteers. 

2012 Skills Canada NWBC Regional Competition Results

A total of 71 students from across the Northwest region put their skills on the line in the Skills Canada NWBC Regional Skills Competition hosted by Northwest Community College on Friday, March 9th in Terrace.

Post-secondary and high school students competed in five individual competition categories and the deserving winners were:


1st place - Katie Julseth (Skeena Junior)

2nd place - Stephen Morrison (Kitwanga)

3rd place - Brandon Stella (Caledonia Secondary)

Executive of the Year Nominee Finalist 2012

Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Nominee Finalist for Executive of the Year, Sponsored by ScotiaBank.

This award recognizes the individual who has become the torchbearer of change by creating success through leading edge social and economic innovation. His/her standards of excellence and personal style provide a business role model for others to emulate.

The work was conducted in an efficient and timely manner, and the project was completed on schedule and within budget.  This project was very successful due to the open communication and team approach by all parties involved.  It was also completed in a sensitive manner, minimizing interruptions to the daily operations of the staff.

Paul Estlin, Project Coordinator, Workers’ Compensation Board