Contact Us

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. 

In the past, James has acted as Progressive Ventures’ HSE Manager and was instrumental in initially setting up the safety program and bringing the company to full COR Certification. His years of hands on construction experience are invaluable in his ability to manage all aspects of our construction program.

Connect with James



20 years with Progressive  Ventures
Experience in industrial, commercial and residential construction
Coordinates and supervises projects 
Oversees entire company

Project Involvement:

  • Establishing full HSE Management system for Progressive Ventures Construction achieving COR Certification
  • Ongoing assessment of all Progressive Ventures Construction projects to ensure compliance with HSE Management System
  • Iskut Ice Arena - Design
  • Pinkut Creek DFO Intake Weir
  • Gitlakdamix Administration Building
  • Ksan Shelter Housing, Gold LEED
  • Kitimaat Village Senior Citizens Complex
  • Northwest Regional Airport Expansion
  • Kispiox Band Fire Hall
  • University of Northern BC Expansion
  • Wolverine Mine
  • Prince Rupert Hospital CT Scan Room
  • Mills Memorial Hospital Upgrades

Education / Training:

  • COR Internal Auditor
  • BC Forest Safe auditor
  • Construction Safety Officer
  • Foundations for Health and Safety Excellence
  • Occupational Health & Safety Part 1
  • CSABC STAR COR – Owner/Senior Manager Course
  • CCA Gold Seal –Construction Law, Construction Estimating, Construction Project Management and Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Carpentry
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship, Industry Training Authority
  • Other Current Certifications
    • Ground Disturbance, Working at Heights, TDG, WHMIS, Fall Protection, Portable Fire Extinguisher, Aerial Lift Platform, Telescopic Material Handler, Powder Actuated Tools

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