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Contractor of the Year Sponsors

Oct 31, 2013

Without the support of these great sponsors, the Contractor of the Year Awards  could not happen.

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Representing the voice of open shop construction in Alberta, Merit Contractors Association focuses on the human resource needs of the construction industry. Established in 1986 in Alberta, Merit works to provide non-union construction employees with benefit plans, excellent working conditions, practical training
programs and access to all construction sites. Today, the Alberta association has more than 1,200 member companies including general, sub-trade and maintenance contractors in all sectors of the construction industry.

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Since 1999 B&B Demotion Ltd. has provided superior service to loyal customers throughout Northern Alberta. Their commitment and dedication to environmental consciousness and community involvement has allowed them to continue to grow for the past 15 years.


Working Bank

Canadian Western Bank specializes in offering comprehensive business and personal banking solutions to clients across the four western provinces. Sharing their client’s perspectives on how business should be done and focusing on people has made Canadian Western Bank the largest publicly-traded Schedule 1 bank headquartered in Western Canada. CWB’s common sense approach and commitment to building strong banking relationships helps create solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. Learn more at


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Insight Insurance and Risk Management is a brokerage working with clients ranging from the hospitality industry, large property risks, all aspects of construction industry, manufacturing companies and international risks involving complicated coverage requirements.  Alexis’ heavy involvement in the construction/surety division has led to a vast knowledge of the aspects of insurance placements in this area. She also works with numerous accounts and programs for non-profit agencies/organizations.

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Alexis Harke has been involved in the insurance industry for the past 30 years. Prior to opening her own brokerage in 2013, Alexis was a Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. and was instrumental in the opening of the Edmonton office in 1989.

Alexis has teamed with seven experienced colleagues who work together to provide clients with insurance and risk management solutions. With a combined experience of over 140 years in commercial, surety and personal lines they use “the power of Insight” to provide clients with the best possible insurance products.

One of Insight’s specialties is in understanding their clients’ specific insurance and risk management requirements, then assembling and managing the necessary resources to provide complete and comprehensive insurance programs and superior client service. Insight is aligned with many of Canada’s largest insurers and Team Insight enjoys longstanding relationships with several Lloyd’s underwriters. They have the ability to place not only local, Canadian business but also International risks.

Dessert Sponsor

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The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta was incorporated November 29, 1962. On May 12, 1993 the Association received professional status under the Professions and Occupations Association Registrations Act (POARA ), becoming the first trade association offering Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) designation. Today, with a membership of over 1800 members embracing contractors, electrical suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, designers, supply authorities from all areas of the Province, as well as our regulatory members (Professional Electrical Contractors, Certified and Registered Master Electricians), ECAA is a strong tribute to the electrical contractors who gave it birth and nurtured it through difficult times. The respect and reputation of ECAA , as a representative organization of the electrical contractors, is held high by its members and the construction industry. The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta is known as “The voice of the Electrical Industry in the Province of Alberta” and is the bargaining agent for electrical contractors having a relationship with IBEW 424 in the Province of Alberta.

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