Brandon Panopoulos, Chair
TKI Construction Ltd.
After earning a Diploma of Technology for Building Engineering from BCIT in 2002 Brandon joined PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.; where he worked as a Project Manager/Estimator until 2010. During this time Brandon received Gold Seal certification as a General Contracting Project Manager in 2007. In 2010 Brandon became a partner in TKI Construction Ltd. In 2017 Brandon became the sole owner of TKI. During his time in the construction industry Brandon has worked on a variety of projects including tenant improvements, fit-ups, new builds, structural upgrades and renovations.
Debra Dotschkat, Vice 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.
Mike Woodroff, Treasurer
Vice President of Construction Troika Management CorWest Builders at Troika Management Corp.
Morly Bishop, Secretary
Prior to entering the insurance industry, Morly obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology from Thompson Rivers University in 2009. It was at this time Morly started a summer job for a construction firm in Kamloops; the plan was to get back to education after a year off from school. Seven years later, Morly was still working in construction and had swiftly moved through the ranks from a general laborer, to project managing and estimating some of the most complicated slope stabilization projects that have ever taken place in the interior of BC.
Morly has taken this experience from the construction industry into his career as a commercial risk advisor. His understanding of standard and complex construction techniques is key when placing effective insurance solutions for his clients.
John Powers, Past Chair
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.
Westbank First Nations
Andrea Alexander is a Councillor from Westbank First Nation, who is currently serving on her second Council term. Andrea is passionate about moving her community forward in a positive way, and actively seeks to grow and build her community through her seat on the Kilawna Builders Ltd Board of Directors. She hopes that strengthening the connection between SICA, Westbank First Nation, and Kilawna Builders will help advance reconciliation efforts while supporting construction in the region.
Andrew is a mechanical engineer and principal at Falcon Engineering, with 15 years of experience in consulting. His areas of practice range from institutional and civic buildings, through single family and multifamily residential. In addition to this, his industrial experience includes agriculture and agri-food processing, as well as pharmaceutical and clean manufacturing facilities. Andrew's work in planning, tendering, and completing major mechanical capital projects gives me a balanced and relatively unique perspective on the business, legal and technical aspects of our local construction industry.
Impact Drywall Inc.
Bianca has over 15 years of successful experience in hiring and employee management. For 10 of those years, Bianca worked as an HR Director, overlooking a workforce of over 1,200 employees. Upon immigration to Canada, Bianca was offered the position of Director of Business Development for a leading ERP Software Development organization specialized in construction management.
City of Vernon
Chris has been with the City of Vernon since 2009, most recently as Procurement Services Manager. Over twenty plus years in public sector, Chris has gained insight and experience with evolving forms of project delivery, contracts, and risk management. As an advocate and steward of taxpayer dollars, Chris is passionate about optimizing best value and continuous improvement to the status quo. His goal as a SICA Director is to represent an owner’s perspective while promoting collaborative delivery models to advance both the industry and public sector.
Betts Electric Ltd.
Cameron is the President of Betts Electric. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria and Red Seal Electrician. 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.
Cody earned a Diploma of Engineering, Design & Drafting Technology from TRU in 2004, he then worked for an Architectural Firm as a Senior Architectural Technologist/Project Manager for 7 years. He joined the team at Sawchuk Developments, as an Estimator/Project Manager in 2011. He has completed a variety of projects including healthcare, commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and tenant improvements. He received Gold Seal Certification as a General Contracting Project Manager in 2019.
President of Chapman Mechanical Ltd. In the mechanical industry for 21 years at Chapman. As chapman is a full service in house mechanical firm, I have well rounder experience in all 3 major disciplines (Plumbing, sheet metal and fire protection). I am a strong avocat for forward progression in technology and design assist/ design build and want to be a part of shaping the industry as it evolves.
Craig is a sales representative with Victaulic with over 15 years of experience in the Plumbing & Heating industry in sales and management roles as a distributor, contractor and now as a manufacturer.
Chandos Construction Ltd.
BC Interior Area Manager. Responsible for full P&L for the BC Interior Region from Business Development through Construction to Post Construction. Business has grown from $20m annually to $80m+, managing a team of 50 on multiple projects.
Acres Enterprises Ltd.
Phillip Stagg-Tanner oversees all departments and operations at Acres Enterprises. As an established executive professional with extensive experience in the public and private sectors of construction, Phillip is a vital part of Acres’ operations. Phillip is a strong leader with a proven track record of leading a company to success.
PCL Construction - West Coast Inc.
Rick has been with PCL for over 19 years in various capacities starting as a Project Coordinator and working up to Manager of PCL's operations in the BC Interior. Rick was born and raised in the BC Interior and moved to Kelowna in 2000 after spending most of his career with PCL in the Lower Mainland. Rick is passionate about making the industry better by increasing the profile of construction professionals and their contribution to our local and provincial economies.
Plan B Contractors
Rob has been a carpenter for 20 years, a residential contractor for 12 years and owned his own companies prior to moving to the Okanagan Valley and joining the Plan B team. As project manager and site supervisor, he oversees the construction site, hires the crew, is involved in everything from estimating to hands on tasks like framing, and ensures that client communication is on-going.
Sean has appeared at the Provincial, Supreme and , Apellate Court levels, in addition to his extensive arbitration and mediation experience. He has volunteered as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) and has presented at educational seminars on a variety of legal topics. In 2016, Sean received his designation of King’s Counsel.
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 20 years experience in the construction industry after starting his career in the water/waste-water sector.
Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.
Senior Project Manager at Emil Anderson Construction, which is a Civil Engineering Construction company with an estimated 321 employees; and founded in 1934., their management level is Manager. Stan graduated from Red River College in 2002 and is currently based in Kelowna, Canada.
Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc.
Tyler is the Senior Vice President of Surety at Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kelowna) Inc. and with 10 years of experience in the Surety Industry, he specializes in creating surety solutions for complex construction accounts. Tyler is also a Chartered Professional Accountant and was elected to the Southern Interior Construction Association Board of Directors in September 2022.
Greyback Construction Ltd.
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.
Phil Long, Appointed Director at Large
Phil Long Construction Services
Phil is the principal in his own consulting firm providing professional service to Owners, Architects and Contractors in cost consulting, construction management, and claims assistance. 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.