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2013 Contractor of the Year Awards Gala

The 2013 Contractor of the Year Awards nailed it! Congratulations to all the finalists that made the cut and to all the winners!

Jan 22, 2013

by Amanda Bradley

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Table of Content

Awards Gala

Award Categories & Winners

Construction Person of the Year

About our Program Partners

2011 & 2012 Event & Winners

Sponsorship Opportunities

-Awards Gala- 

The 2013 Contractor of the Year Awards nailed it! Alberta Venture would like to thank our sponsors Merit Contractors Association, the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association, B&B Demolition Ltd., Canadian Western Bank and Ledcor Construction Management  for all their support as we celebrated  the success of industry leaders. Congratulations to all the finalists that made the cut and to all the winners! The selection wouldn’t of been possible without the panel of judges, thank you to Bruce Moisey, Dr. Aminah Robinson and Carl Knowler.

Interested in Applying for next year’s awards? Click here

Click here to see the 2013 winner profiles.

– Photos – 


Strike Energy Services Inc. walking the red carpet


Winner: Vertex Resource Group Ltd. (Rob Davis and Paul Auton) along with Mike Ganley, Alberta Venture


Winner: R3 Deconstruction & Demolition Ltd. (Travis Blake) along with Ruth Kelly, Alberta Venture


Winner: Strike Energy Services Inc. (Stephen Smith) along with sponsor Carla Woodward, Canadian Western Bank


Winner: Rockwood Custom Homes Inc. (Grainger Nimmo and Allison Grafton)


Winner: Sprague-Rosser Contracting Co. Ltd. (Matthew MacKay and Dan Edwards) along with sponsor Gene Syvenky, ARHCA


Construction Person of the Year, Bill Knight, B&B Demolition Ltd. along with presenting sponsor, Stephen Kushner, MERIT


Bill Knight giving his inspiring keynote address


All of the finalists, winners and sponsors

For all the photos, please visit our Facebook page, by clicking here 

-Award Category Finalists & Winners- 

Trade Contractors – Over $15 million annual revenue
NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services
Vertex Resource Group Ltd.- WINNER

Trade Contractors- Under $15 million annual revenue
EverLine Coatings and Services
B&B Demolition Ltd.
R3 Deconstruction & Demolition Inc. – WINNER

General Contractors – Over $50 million annual revenue
PCL Construction Management Inc.
Strike Energy Services – WINNER

General Contractors – Under $50 million annual revenue
K&D Turnaround Services Inc.
Seagate Contract Management Ltd.
Rockwood Custom Homes Inc. – WINNER

Heavy Civil Contractor  
Sprague-Rosser Contracting Co. Ltd. – WINNER
M. Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd.

-Construction Person of the Year –


This year’s Construction Person of the Year is Bill Knight, CEO of B&B Demolition Ltd.

Construction Person of the Year Tribute Video:

Bill Knight’s speech at the 2013 Contractor of the Year Awards

For Bill Knight’s complete story, click here.

Our Program Partners

Merit Contractors Association – 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.

Alberta Heavy Construction and Road Builders Association – The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction (ARHCA) is the largest heavy construction Association in Canada with more than 800 corporate members, representing approximately 50,000 direct employees ($1.8 billion payroll). The Association represents contractors who work on the construction and rehabilitation of highways, municipal roads, bridges, sewer, and water projects, as well as the suppliers (such as equipment dealers, finance companies, aggregate suppliers, law firms, etc.), and consulting engineers who work with them. ARHCA member companies can also be found constructing streets, curbs and gutters, sewer and water systems, and other infrastructure for residential, commercial, oilfield, oil sands and forestry projects.

Previous Year’s List and Event

The 2012 Contractor Awards winners and event

The 2011 Contractor Awards winners

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 Contractor of the Year Awards, please contact Anita McGillis at 1-403-228-4337 ext. 229, or email 

Presented By Sponsored By

B&B CARD Working Bank
 Dessert Sponsor
 Ledcor group cmyk white edge no back

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