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Progressive Ventures encourages and supports their employees with continuing education including COR courses for supervisory and management personnel, Gold Seal Certification, and Construction Management courses. As well, they currently have numerous apprentices registered with ITA for their Journeyman Carpenter designation and have had numerous carpenters complete their designation over the years.

We continue to expand and cultivate our skills by taking on new and challenging projects and we assist our employees in their quest for professional development. If you are interested in joining our team please complete our employment application form.

Darcy McKeown

President and Owner

Darcy is committed to continuing Progressive Ventures’ reputation as the contractor of choice in the northwest. He has put a strong team together that provides the necessary resources to take on all projects, meeting a variety of client needs.

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Jamie Sparks

Secretary / Accounts Payable

If you have an inquiries, Jamie will be able assist you by connecting with the appropriate team member.

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James Colongard

General Manager

James has years of experience as a senior superintendent with experience managing industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential construction projects.  His hands-on experience starting as a carpenter gives him an intimate understanding of how to keep projects moving efficiently. 

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Kayla McColl

Health and Safety

Kayla is a highly-organized Health and Safety professional with over five years experience in her field on heavy industrial construction sites. Excellent delegation and communication skills allow for Kayla to manage multiple construction sites simultaneously with accuracy and efficiency. 

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Hatha Callis

Business Development Manager

Hatha's years of experience in business and development in the Northwest, has cemented him as an integral team member in Progressive Ventures.

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Dave Cullinan

Construction Manager

Dave is one of Progressive Ventures’ top superintendent / project managers. He is a clear and effective communicator, maintains a very high level of safety on all jobsites, and consistently motivates his teams. He produces high quality work and has a long history of doing this in very remote, logistically complex regions throughout Northern BC.

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Hankin Asp

Civil Construction Manager

Hankin has years of experience in overseeing the building of large-scale civil construction projects in Northwest B.C. and is highly involved in the areas of project pre-planning, budgeting, resource allocation, contract negotiation, and human resource management. 

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Bob York

Project Manager / Senior Estimator

Bob is a senior project manager with over 37 years’ experience in construction.  He has a strong ability to determine positive opportunities for Progressive Ventures and manage them from conception to completion.

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Mike Edwards

Heavy Civil and Trucking Manager

Mike has years of experience in running heavy equipment projects across North Western BC.  This along with a strong background as a manager of corporate safety programs makes him an ideal Project Manager for jobs where industrial precision and job site safety are paramount. 

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Steve Therrien

Fleet Manager

Steve is a well-established, knowledgeable Fleet Manager, that has developed his skills and abilities from over 10 years within the construction industry.

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Mike Homeniuk

General Superintendent

Mike is a dynamic Superintendent with a broad knowledge and extensive experience in Residential and Commercial Construction, Civil, Road & Bridge work. He demonstrates proficiency and understanding of the management of site logistics and contract operations on all our urban sites.

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Ian MacKenzie

Superintendent

Ian is one of Progressive Ventures’ top superintendents who produces high quality work and has a long history of experience working in very remote, logistically complex regions throughout Northern BC.

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Adam Sarich

Project Manager / Estimator

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Jaclyn Oleksewich

Junior Project Manager / Estimator

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Christian Mundhenk

Junior Project Manager / Estimator  

Christian provides a strategic direction in project management and has demonstrated that he can address complexities that deliver finished projects within the deadline. 

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Kim Therrien

Project Coordinator / Estimator

Kim has over 30 years of experience in the dynamics of financial management, that provides her with a strong ability to multitask, prioritize and communicate details of each stage in project management.

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Brianne Kelly

Project Coordinator

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Heather Hansen

Senior Construction Administator

Heather is an accomplished individual who excels in challenging environments. Her array of abilities and skills has developed through her service in BC parks, business finance, and management, not only enhanced her knowledge and experience but validates her multitasking and organizational skills to the highest professional level in business.

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Dave and Lael McKeown

Founders

David built on the family’s local involvement in the construction industry and started Progressive Ventures in 1973.

Lael joined David in 1974 and soon became an active partner in the company. Both David and Lael are strong supporters of the community of Terrace and the Northwest, recognizing that this is an area of great opportunity and lifestyle.

David, Lael, and Progressive Ventures have been an integral part of the region’s growth and development for decades.

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Scope of the project was adding 11,500 sq ft of new facility in addition to an inside / outside renovation of 21,000 sq ft of existing building.  The final result was a most impressive modernized dealership that was completed 30 days ahead of schedule and on budget.

Brian Kennedy, Terrace Totem Ford Sales