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Progressive Ventures encourages and supports their employees with continuing education including COR courses for supervisory and management personnel, Gold Seal Certification, and Construction Management courses. As well, they currently have numerous apprentices registered with ITA for their Journeyman Carpenter designation and have had numerous carpenters complete their designation over the years.

We continue to expand and cultivate our skills by taking on new and challenging projects and we assist our employees in their quest for professional development. 

Darcy McKeown

President and Owner

Darcy is committed to continuing Progressive Ventures’ reputation as the contractor of choice in the northwest. He has put a strong team together that provides the necessary resources to take on all projects, meeting a variety of client needs.

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Sonya McKean

Reception / Accounts Payable

Sonya acts as the front line friendly face and voice of Progressive Ventures Construction. In her 7 years with the company she has assisted in coordination and communication of ongoing projects and provides administrative support to our strong Accounting Team.

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James Colongard

General Manager

James has years of experience as a senior superintendent with experience managing industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential construction projects.  His hands-on experience starting as a carpenter gives him an intimate understanding of how to keep projects moving efficiently. 

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Kayla McColl

Health and Safety

Kayla is a highly-organized Health and Safety professional with over five years experience in her field on heavy industrial construction sites. Excellent delegation and communication skills allow for Kayla to manage multiple construction sites simultaneously with accuracy and efficiency. 

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Hatha Callis

Business Development Manager

Hatha's years of experience in business and development in the Northwest, has cemented him as an integral team member in Progressive Ventures.

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Dave Cullinan

Construction Manager

Dave is one of Progressive Ventures’ top superintendent / project managers. He is a clear and effective communicator, maintains a very high level of safety on all jobsites, and consistently motivates his teams. He produces high quality work and has a long history of doing this in very remote, logistically complex regions throughout Northern BC.

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Bob York

Project Manager / Senior Estimator

Bob is a senior project manager with over 37 years’ experience in construction.  He has a strong ability to determine positive opportunities for Progressive Ventures and manage them from conception to completion.

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Mike Edwards

Heavy Civil Estimator / Project Manager

Mike has years of experience in running heavy equipment projects across North Western BC.  This along with a strong background as a manager of corporate safety programs makes him an ideal Project Manager for jobs where industrial precision and job site safety are paramount. 

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Adam Sarich

Project Manager / Estimator

Adam demonstrates an exceptional ability to identify and overcome a variety of obstacles that arise from all stages of a project. He is very detail orientated and is capable of delivering quality work that is exceptional within the Construction Industry.

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Christian Mundhenk

Project Manager / Estimator  

Christian provides a strategic direction in project management and has demonstrated that he can address complexities that deliver finished projects within the deadline. 

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Mike Homeniuk


Mike is a dynamic Superintendent with a broad knowledge and extensive experience in Residential and Commercial Construction, Civil, Road & Bridge work. He demonstrates proficiency and understanding of the management of site logistics and contract operations on all our urban sites.

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Ian MacKenzie


Ian is one of Progressive Ventures’ top superintendents who produces high quality work and has a long history of experience working in very remote, logistically complex regions throughout Northern BC.

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Kim Therrien

Project Coordinator 

Kim has over 30 years of experience in the dynamics of financial management, that provides her with a strong ability to multitask, prioritize and communicate details of each stage in project management.

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Jamie Sparks

Project Coordinator

Jamie is well established in Progressive Ventures company and has began a new role on our project team.

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Steve Therrien

Fleet & Logistics Manager

Steve is a well-established, knowledgeable Fleet Manager, that has developed his skills and abilities from over 10 years within the construction industry.

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Heather Hansen

Senior Construction Administator

Heather is an accomplished individual who excels in challenging environments. Her array of abilities and skills has developed through her service in BC parks, business finance, and management, not only enhanced her knowledge and experience but validates her multitasking and organizational skills to the highest professional level in business.

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Jocelyn Lebell, CPA, CMA


Jocelyn provides outstanding ability to manage and support Progressive Ventures diverse construction operations. She utilizes her unique combination of skills, business experience and knowledge of finance, to enhance the company’s integrity and quality assurance in all aspects.

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Dave and Lael McKeown


David built on the family’s local involvement in the construction industry and started Progressive Ventures in 1973.

Lael joined David in 1974 and soon became an active partner in the company. 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.

David, Lael, and Progressive Ventures have been an integral part of the region’s growth and development for decades.

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Muks Kum Ol Housing Society has worked with Progressive Ventures with Design Build  and Major Renovation Projects over the past 20 years. Every Project was a smooth, professional process. 

Danny Sheridan,
Executive Director