Who We Are

The Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) is a not-for-profit association representing the Institutional, Commercial, Industrial (ICI) construction industry throughout the southern interior of BC. We currently have over 360 member firms, including contractors, engineers, architects, manufacturers, suppliers, public owners, financial institutions, lawyers, insurance and bonding companies and more.

We offer a variety of valuable services to our members, including construction information, regular safety training courses, leadership and management workshops designed specifically for the ICI construction industry, networking events, and advocacy.

Not a SICA member? We encourage you to explore our services and consider membership. Have a question, contact us!

What We Do

SICA offers a variety of valuable services to our members, including construction information, regular safety training courses, leadership and management workshops designed specifically for the ICI construction industry, networking events, and advocacy.

Advocacy

Education & Training

Tendering Services

Networking Events

Our SICA Team

Scott Wild20190529173226

Scott Wild

Chief Executive Officer
Getting his start as a Red Seal electrician in Alberta, he shifted into the roofing and building envelope systems industry after a move to the Okanagan. In his ten years as a partner and estimator in his previous position, he steered the company into new market segments, recruited and retained new tradespeople in a highly competitive market sector, developed and implemented a COR-certified safety program, and more than quadrupled revenues. After 18 years in the construction industry, he has now taken on an opportunity with SICA to be a part of something impactful. Through SICA, he hopes to affect change, advocate for fair and equal industry practices, and support and train those who build our communities.
Aleda Styan20190529193124

Aleda Styan

Project Services Coordinator
Candace Schneider20190529193433

Candace Schneider

Meetings & Events Coordinator
Carolyn Mann20190529193559

Carolyn Mann

Operations Manager
Clifford Kshyk20190529192950

Clifford Kshyk

Director of Operations
Grich De Vera20210225000745

Grich De Vera

Education Assistant
Janice Haynes20190529193655

Janice Haynes

Project Services Coordinator
Jennifer Marte20190529193849

Jennifer Marte

Director of Education
Leanne Hendrickson20190529194419

Leanne Hendrickson

Education Services Coordinator

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Our Board of Directors

Chair

Tom Spatola20190529195738

Tom Spatola

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.

Executive Committee

Walter Dool20190529200514

Walter Dool

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 Long20190529195639

Phil Long

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.
John Powers20190529195931

John Powers

Flynn Canada
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.
Brandon Panopoulos20190529201034

Brandon Panopoulos

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.

Directors

Andrew Stringer20210324214917

Andrew Stringer

Falcon Engineering
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 him a balanced and relatively unique perspective on the business, legal and technical aspects of our local construction industry.
Cameron Betts20190529201921

Cameron Betts

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.
Craig Main20190529202140

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. then decided to start purchase the company and the rest is history.
David Nardi20190529202305

David Nardi

BDO Canada
David is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a large part of his practice is focused on the real estate and construction industry.
Debra Dotschkat20190529200722

Debra Dotschkat

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.
Gary Desert20210324215227

Gary Desert

Ledcor Construction Ltd.
Gary completed a Rolls Royce Aero Div. apprenticeship before joining, then running, the family construction business in the U.K. for more than 30 years, being `hands-on` in all aspects of residential construction/renovations. He relocated the family to Kelowna, worked as a Stone Mason prior to joining a local company as an Estimator, moved companies to be a Manager/Estimator for all exterior finishes, then joined Ledcor as Special Projects Manager. This `morphed` into his current role as an Estimator, including running Special Projects, as well as a Project Manager, Estimator, and Site Superintendent/Advisor as required.
James Murphy20190529203036

James Murphy

Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Profile still to come
Justine Geboers20210324215621

Justine Geboers

Houle Electric
A recent addition to Houle, Justine is Regional Manager for the Interior, Okanagan, and BC North. Having moved up from the Lower Mainland last July, she is interested in forming community and industry relations. Previous to Houle, Justine was the Pricing Manager for Gescan, spent several years as Regional Sales Manager outside of the construction industry, and worked for the high tech industry in Ontario, with various responsibilities for Anixter, 3Com, and Ericsson.
Karly Marshall20190529203912

Karly Marshall

Harrison Industrial Contractors
Profile to come...
Lucas Miller20190529204035

Lucas Miller

Lucas Miller
Lucas has worked in many facets of the construction industry for the last 20 years - supplier, general contractor, construction management and Owner representative. Currently, Lucas is the Senior Project Manager for Interior Health - Capital Projects.
Mark Hartwick20190529204226

Mark Hartwick

Kimco Controls
Mark is a Certified Human Resources Professional and has over 20 years supervisory experience in the transportation, manufacturing and construction industries. He joined the Kimco team in 2007 and became part-owner in 2012. Married to Christine, Mark has two children and is proud to be the 4th generation of his family to live and work in Kelowna.
Mark Melissen20210324215715

Mark Melissen

Wildstone Construction Group
Mark is the President of Wildstone Construction Group, a diversified self-performing GC that operates throughout western and northern Canada. He is a local SICA local rep and SICA Under 40 committee. Mark’s other volunteer experience includes MSABC (Mining Suppliers Association BC), Treasurer for the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, and he is currently on the OSNS Foundation Board.
Maryssa Dandurand20210324215913

Maryssa Dandurand

Twincon Enterprises
Maryssa started out in environmental sciences, monitoring construction projects and doing local developments. She then moved in to working in an excavation company, starting out with the bookkeeping, which quickly progressed in to managing the company as an Operations Manager. Her main activities include managing and overseeing all financial operations and decisions, HR and Safety, and the overall day to day operations of the company.
Morly Bishop20190529204319

Morly Bishop

CapriCMW Insurance
Prior to entering the insurance industry, Morly obtained a Bachelors 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.
Nathan MacDermott20190529204408

Nathan MacDermott

Pihl Law
Nathan has been involved in the construction industry since 2003 when he started a flooring installation company in Victoria. In 2006 Nathan moved his business to the Okanagan. In 2008 he expanded his business to provide further construction services and eventually began working as a general contractor. After building a number of homes Nathan decided to take on a new challenge and returned to university to study law. In 2017 he worked as an articling student with Pihl Law Corporation, and during that time he worked on a number of construction matters. Upon being called to the Bar in 2018 and returning to Pihl as an associate he has continued working on numerous construction-related matters.
Phillip Stagg-Tanner20190529204454

Phillip Stagg-Tanner

Acres Enterprises Ltd.
Phillip is an established management professional with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors of both government development/housing and public construction projects. Currently, Phillip is the Vice President of Acres Enterprises who are an established Kamloops and Kelowna based contracting group offering Civil, Industrial, and General contracting services.
Shawn Parkes20190529211005

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 20 years experience in the construction industry after starting his career in the water/waste-water sector.

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