Phil Long, Chair Maple Reinders, Inc.
Phil is a Project Manager for Maple Reinders Inc. in Kelowna. He holds a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, is a Certified Technologist in BC and Ontario, Professional Quantity Surveyor, and is Gold Seal Certified in both Estimating and Project Management. Phil began his career in construction after one year of drafting directly out of college, then started estimating, which led to Project Management and Company Management.
Tom Spatola, Secretary Harris Rebar
Tom is the Branch Manager of Harris Rebar in Kelowna. He got his start in construction following in his father’s footsteps; after completing high school, Tom started with Harris Rebar. During the past 18+ years of service, he has taken additional construction specific courses to better educate himself.
John Powers, Treasurer Flynn Canada Ltd.
John is the Operations Manager at Flynn Canada Ltd. in Kelowna. He has been working in the roofing industry since 1986. He attended many courses in the building science program at BCIT, has his TQ, RRO, and is Gold Seal Certified. John joined the SICA board for networking.
Debra Dotschkat, Past Chair Glass Canada Inc.
Debra is the General Manager of Glass Canada Inc. She attended Okanagan College and the University of Saskatchewan for business and accounting. She got started in construction at the young age of 15, and has worked in underground irrigation, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, wholesale lumber, geothermal, electrical, and glazing. She has had the pleasure of doing sales, customer service, accounting, safety officer, project management, and now Owner. She has done it all and loves to see something grow from the ground up.
When we started in business in 2008 our first move was to become a member of SICA as they were the go to place for all things in Commercial Construction. After a year of being a member I decided to get involved at the Board level and the benefits from this have been amazing. SICA not only gets involved in local issues but I also got the opportunity to work from the Provincial Level and become informed of issues at the National Level.
Angela McKerlich Capri Insurance Services Ltd.
Angela is the Surety Manager and Partner at Capri Insurance Services Ltd. Angela got her start in the Insurance Business when she was 14 - she started cleaning her dad's office, then graduated to auto, personal lines, commercial lines, management, and bonding. She enjoys the construction industry for the thrill of the short deadlines, super people and companies to work with - there is always something new each day.
Brook Webster Dawson Construction
Brook is the Manager of the Civil Division at Dawson Construction. He started as construction Surveyor right after high school and now has 22 years in construction. Brook joined the SICA Board of Directors to assist our contractors have a voice with local municipalities.
Cameron Betts Betts Electric Ltd.
Cameron is the President of Betts Electric. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria, Red Seal Electrician with FSR class B. Cameron has been around the construction industry for most of his life and in his current management role at Betts Electric since 2013. He joined the board to stay in touch with the industry and help the association grow and adapt to the new generation.
Craig Main Maddocks Construction Ltd.
Craig is the President of Maddocks Construction Ltd. He has his Benchwork and Joinery Apprenticeship and TQ from BCIT, his Carpentry Apprenticeship and TQ from Okanagan College, claimed first place in the 1992 International Carpentry Apprenticeship Challenge. Craig’s father and grandfather were carpenters, and he served his carpentry apprenticeship with Maddocks. Thirteen years ago, Craig decided to start purchasing the company and the rest is history.
Jeff Hanley Hancon Constructors Ltd
Jeff is the President of HanCon Constructors Ltd. in Armstrong. He got his start in construction right out of high school, when he went to work for PCL in Calgary as a labourer on a high-rise project. From there he moved on to residential framing, then to commercial TI work. Jeff started his own business in Vancouver doing commercial renos and TI work, then added high-end residential. After 10 years, he moved back to the Okanagan where he worked for himself as a framing contractor, then as a superintendent for Stonecroft and PCL. Three years ago he started HanCon, where they mainly concentrate on commercial construction and renovation.
Jenny Hutchison Wilson M Beck Insurance Services Inc.
Jenny is a Commercial Account Executive for Wilson M Beck Insurance Services in Kelowna. She has her CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) and CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional) designations, and is currently enrolled in the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) program at U of T. She says it was inevitable that she started in construction, as she assisted with the family business from a young adult. This was instrumental in her personal and professional development and the person she is today.
Justin Tanquay DJM Contracting Ltd.
Justin is the President of DJM Contracting Ltd. in Rossland. He has his Computer Programming from Algonquin College, the MAST Program from College of the Rockies, as well as numerous construction industry training courses. Justin got his start in construction working for family as a young adult.
Shawn Parkes Christman Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Shawn is the Senior Estimator at Christman Plumbing & Heating. He joined SICA to gain more knowledge and experience in the construction industry. As well as help to better address any concerns that we see in construction today. He has 15 years experience in the construction industry after starting his career in the water/waste-water sector.
Vicki Topping MQN Architects
Vicki is an Architect and Partner at MQN Architects in Vernon. She received her B.SC. in Math from Okanagan University College (OUC/UBC) and her Masters of Architecture from UBC. Vicki got her start in construction immediately after completing her Master’s degree in 2002.
Walter Dool Greyback Construction
Walter is a Civil Engineering Technologist, BCIT 1979, and a long time member of ASTTBC, and Gold Seal. He worked his first 7 years of construction as an inspector for bridge construction projects throughout BC, and as a civil works inspector for consulting firms. Walter is a long time employee of Greyback Construction, and has served on the Board in past years. The significant changes in the construction industry have re-ignited Walter's interest in serving SICA as a board member.