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Dave and Lael McKeown


David started Progressive Ventures in 1973. He began with housing then soon moved into commercial real estate development, all while taking on a variety of construction projects as a general contractor. Terrace has been home for David since 1958. He and Progressive Ventures have been an integral part of the region's growth and development for decades.


Lael joined David in 1974 and soon became an active partner in the company. Together they raised their two children, Darcy and Margot, here in Terrace. Darcy has now become Progressive Ventures’ President. Margot’s interests took her away from the family firm into geology.
Lael has been active in community development as a director of the Chamber of Commerce, Terrace Economic Development Authority, K.T. Industrial Development Society and the Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society.

Both David and Lael are strong supporters of the community of Terrace and the Northwest, recognizing that this is an area of great opportunity and lifestyle.

Thank you for your great work on the Smithers Provincial Government Building.   ...You and Progressive Ventures demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and quickly gained my confidence.  Given the complexity of the project..., your expertise and commitment to detail contributed greatly to the success.

Brent Wame
BC Buildings Corporation