In it to win it
Story Telling Construction
Born and raised in Langley British Columbia, Andrew has always had a passion for people and business. Raised in a family of 7 and playing competitive sports all his life, Andrew understands the power of teamwork and hard work.
Graduating from Trinity Western University with a BBA and Honours, Andrew went right to work at the Ledcor Group. Starting in Human Resources Andrew helped recruit and build out a team for one of the new divisions at Ledcor. Starting in Human Resources provided Andrew with an understanding of processes and systems that drive industrial projects. From learning employment law and regulations Andrew was able to understand the value of a strong corporate culture and the importance of a powerful training and recruitment program can have on operations.
After a couple of years in Human Resources, Andrew was promoted to a senior management role in Safety. As a Manager of Health & Safety, Andrew was responsible for implementing and leading the safety program for a division at Ledcor. From program administration, investigations and training programs Andrew learned the importance of working with multiple stakeholders to drive value and safety within industrial operations. During his tenure in Safety, Andrew and his team were awarded the Ledcor Chairman’s Award for the development of a comprehensive safety training program for the Commercial Highway Transport Training Program.
Following a couple of years in Health & Safety, Andrew was promoted into an operations role within the Ledcor Resources & Transportation Division. As an Operations Manager, Andrew was responsible for financial performance, contract procurement, business development, and supply chain management. After 5 years with the Ledcor Group, Andrew transitioned to a career in marketing. Andrew joined a Marketing Firm in Surrey as the Vice President of Development. Leading a sales team and client roster for a period of under 2 years. Growing from a team of 12 to over 30 with major brands across the province. After a successful journey with the marketing firm Andrew took the opportunity to partner in a General Contracting firm out of Surrey. Offering services in General Contracting, Construction Management, Civil Operations, and Building Maintenance.
In 2018 following a career spanning the industrial sector, Andrew launched SITE (www.sitepartners.ca). A specialized marketing agency built for the industrial sector. With SITE Andrew has built an Agency that partners with construction, resource and manufacturing companies to solve problems and drive growth. With over 10 staff, and 20 active clients SITE has partnered with major brands across Western Canada. Today, Andrew is driven by his passion to bring creativity and innovation to the construction sector with his team at SITE. In March 2019, Andrew was awarded the Top 30 under 30 with BC Business.
The stacking of several major projects, such as the LNG Canada facility, ongoing work at BC Hydro’s Site C project, the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline, Phase 4 of the Highway 1 improvements, and several other major public infrastructure projects will combine to increase employment demand in the non-residential sector by 12,900 workers by 2021. When coupled with an increase in demand for an additional 1,700 residential construction workers, the province will need to recruit a further 14,600 workers during this period.