CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY

CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY

A complete range of services…that build value.​

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    Construction Advisory

Planning or establishing feasibility of your new facility or renovation is a major undertaking and Scott Builders have the experience and resources to help get you underway quickly and correctly. Our Design, Estimating, and PreConstruction teams are trained to produce project Design and Costing information that connects directly into a client’s needs to make informed business decisions. Our service is enhanced with in-house Branch Design Teams able to translate a client’s ideas quickly into exciting designs that fit the need.

Scott Builders has been providing this service for 50+ years in an open, collaborative approach that is completely Client centric.

CUSTOMED PROJECT DELIVERY

CUSTOMIZED
PROJECT DELIVERY

A complete range of services…that build value.

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    Customized Project Delivery

Every Owner has different objectives for their building. It could be fast-tracking a new facility to meet a new project introduction, strict budget requirements, “Open Book” construction or a high level of involvement at every stage of the Building Program.

Customizing a Project Delivery Method to precisely accommodate an Owner’s unique requirements and provide a Service Package that best fits their needs, is something Scott Builders consistently explores with each Owner.

Each Scott Builders Branch is well equipped with experienced people who can measurably assist in your evaluation of Building Delivery Methods that we’ve briefly covered in this section. It is an important decision. Let us help. Call us.

Check out major project “Komatsu” pictured below, constructed in Sparwood, BC where the Scott and Komatsu teams collaborated to customize the Project Delivery Method to accommodate special requirements. Combining Design-Build (DB) with Construction Management (CM) plus elements of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) to arrive at an optimal solution.

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Komatsu, Sparwood, British Columbia
Komatsu, Sparwood, Bristish Columbia
Komatsu, Sparwood, British Columbia

FIXED PRICE BID

FIXED PRICE BID

A complete range of services…that build value.​

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    Fixed Price Bid

Also known as Stipulated Price or Lump Sum, this Design-Bid-Build method includes hiring a Design Consultant to produce Construction Documents which are priced by the Contractor. Once the owner reviews the pricing, the project proceeds directly to Construction. This eliminates the Contractors and Consultants exchange of ideas during design commonly found in other methods of project delivery. We are well equipped to work through Value Engineering with the Project Team to accommodate the optimal budget or design. We are active in this market and work with Architects and Engineers to deliver competitively priced projects to Owners with our signature safe, timely and high quality construction standards.

Fixed Price Bid projects by Scott Builders Inc.:

Greenview Regional Multiplex, Valleyview
Crosspointe Freezer Building, Calgary
Medicine Hat Fire Station 1, Medicine Hat
Stihl Warehouse, Acheson
Parkland Lodge, Edson

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

A complete range of services…that build value.​

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    Construction Management

Under the Construction Management method, the Owner secures the services of the lead Consultant and the Contractor (Construction Manager) both under separate contracts. The three parties collaborate early in the project design and constructability phases to achieve improved cost control, earlier start to construction, and best value design principles – all on an “open book” basis.

Scott Builders extensive Design-Build experience comes to the forefront with this method. Our years of experience working collaboratively with Design Teams to match client expectations is well established.

Construction Management projects by Scott Builders Inc.:

Devco Building 5, Grande Prairie
iFLY, Calgary
Millennium Ridge Professional Building, Sherwood Park
Westside Acura, Edmonton
Saputo, Saskatchewan
Westerner Park Addition, Red Deer

SAFETY AND LOSS PREVENTION

SAFETY AND LOSS PREVENTION

We believe that all accidents are preventable. We build a culture of safety through careful planning, thoughtful implementation, and strong leadership.​

We are proud to hold the Certificate of Recognition (COR) for our Health and Safety Management system. 

  • Safety is a way of life

Whether on the job, at home, or in the community, our commitment to safety influences our actions, attitudes, and culture. We continually act in ways which ensure our personal safety and protect those around us.

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    Safety is knowledge in action

Our safety teams regularly visit all ongoing projects to provide full support and to deliver the leading safety procedures, equipment and guidelines – and put them to work through frequent training and ongoing communications.  We are dedicated to implementing proactive solutions for every situation.

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    Safety is attitude driven

We lead by example and expect everyone to have a safety-focused attitude. We are accountable for our own actions. Moreover, we each take the responsibility and authority to correct unsafe conditions, including unsafe actions of others.

Meet Thomas Horn

Thomas is the CFO at Scott Builders. He joined as Corporate Controller in 2014 and became CFO in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and has been designated as a CPA, CA. Thomas’ expertise in financial strategy and risk management has helped Scott Builders navigate a rapidly evolving business environment. As CFO, he oversees all financial operations and works closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategic plans that align with the company’s goals.

BIO

THOMAS

ROLE

Chief Financial Officer, Red Deer

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SCOTT BUILDERS TEAM?

I’m proud to be part of this incredible team. The structure and trust we have built within the team allows me to take ownership of my work and make a real difference within the company. I value the SBI culture, which is focused on building strong relationships both internally and externally. For me, this is essential in any workplace, and it’s what makes Scott Builders stand out. The core values of the organization align with my personal beliefs which makes it easy for me to invest my time and energy into the company, knowing that I am part of a relationship-focused organization that truly cares about its people.

WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY & WHAT MADE YOU STAY?

What drew me to the construction industry was the depth and level of complexity. Before joining Scott Builders, I came from public practice accounting where there is breadth in what you see but not much depth. I was looking for something different, and the construction industry offered just that. It is constantly evolving, and each project brings with it new challenges that need to be overcome. For me, that’s what makes it so rewarding. I enjoy tackling these challenges head-on and finding creative solutions to problems. It gives me a sense of reward every day to know that I’m making a difference in the industry and contributing to the success of the company.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

I am a proud father of two young boys. My wife and I love spending time together with our boys and supporting them in their extracurricular activities. I also enjoy taking our family dog, a Shiba Inu named Yoshi, for a few walks a day – it’s a great way to unwind and get some fresh air. During the winter months, I love to ski – it’s a great way to stay active and enjoy our beautiful Canadian winters from the top of a mountain peak.

SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? (OR YOUR HERO)

Leadership qualities and truth-speaking ability are traits I value in a person, not only in a company setting but also in personal relationships. Being a strong leader means guiding and inspiring others, while speaking the truth builds trust and healthy relationships. These traits are fundamental to leading a fulfilling and successful life.

WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)

“Treat people the way you would like to be treated.” and “Do the right thing.”.  These words resonate with me personally and I see them built into the core values at Scott Builders.

Contact Thomas

Will’s Projects

CONTACT ANTHONY HERE
anthonyb@scottbuilders.com

    Meet Murray Cunningham

    Murray obtained his Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1997 with technical electives in construction and structural engineering. Since University, he has learned different business units, obtained his Professional Engineer designation, secured his Gold Seal Recognition, and continued his growth through executive training programs.

    Murray has excelled throughout his career with roles including project manager, general manager of Scott’s national Account Program, Partner & VP, COO, to his current role of President & CEO. Murray’s drive and passion for the team has been a constant throughout. He has led transitions in HR, CRM systems, enterprise operating systems, construction operations systems, training programs, and strategic planning throughout the years.

    Murray’s leadership has been instrumental in Scott Builders’ ongoing efforts to create great workplaces by embedding its values into all its initiatives. The company has been repeatedly certified as a best workplace in Alberta and has won the Top 50 Best Workplaces in Canada four times. Murray has remained actively involved in the community as a supporter of the United Way of Central Alberta and Lacombe Athletic Park Association and has participated in Community Basketball Associations and has coached multiple sports teams over the years. Murray is also part of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (Board Member) and a member of the Business Council of Alberta.

    BIO

    MURRAY

    ROLE

    President & CEO, Red Deer

    WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SCOTT BUILDERS TEAM?

    I love the people we have and the people that we attract to join us. We do business a certain way and that attracts people with high integrity, strong safety and quality values, and a big commitment to our communities. By leaning into our values I’ve found each member of our team comes to the table aligned and ready to work together collaboratively.

    WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY & WHAT MADE YOU STAY?

    While in university I worked at a local Edmonton construction company over the summer and really enjoyed the work. Once I graduated my fiancé (now wife) was offered a teaching job in the Red Deer area. I printed off copies of my resume and hit the pavement, going door to door at local construction and engineering companies in Red Deer. I walked into Scott Builders and asked at reception if I could drop off a resume. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was speaking with one of the four owners of the company, Phyllis Ward.

    I had no idea who I was talking to, but must have made enough of an impression as she sat me in a conference room and set me up with an interview with Scot Rutherford. After a follow-up interview with one of the other owners, Ralph Ward, I had a start as a project manager. In 2004 Scot and I became part owners of the business. Good thing I was on my best behavior that day when I walked in and talked to Phyllis.

    I’ve stayed in construction because I love the opportunity to help companies with exciting problems – their growth. The clients we meet are driving growth in their businesses, they are usually leading with new technology or new strategic initiatives. It is exciting to learn from our clients about how they operate their business, their plans for growth, and how they are successful.

    WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

    When not at work I am usually either playing, coaching, volunteering, or spending time with friends and family. My wife and I love to watch sports, coach, golf, and travel. I volunteer in the community and across the province to give back.

    SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? (OR YOUR HERO)

    I have had great mentors at work over the years and connect with many other business leaders through my associations and meetings. My family and extended family and my parents are a great source of pride and admiration. I learn from listening, reading, and watching business, political and other leaders as they share their stories of success and failures. There is always wisdom you can gain from listening and putting yourself in other’s shoes. I firmly believe you don’t get to where you are without help along the way, I have been very fortunate to have great influencers to help me become the man I am today.

    WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)

    It’s all the simple things that are difficult to do – most are cliches and none of them are mine. Trust and check, do unto others, be on time, walk the talk, what’s in the way is the way, live your values, start with the end in mind, clean as you go, get back to everyone, etc… It is the difficult to do, yet simple things that make you great. 

    Contact Murray

    Will’s Projects

    CONTACT ANTHONY HERE
    anthonyb@scottbuilders.com

      Meet Mikaella Tescon

      Mikaella is an accomplished architectural technologist who graduated from SAIT Architectural Technology in 2020 and has been a vital member of the SBI team at the Calgary branch ever since. With her expertise in using advanced design software and technologies, she helps clients realize their architectural visions. Mikaella’s dedication to providing high-quality services and commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to SBI’s clients and team.

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      Architectural Technologist, Calgary

      WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS/SKILLS YOU BRING TO THE TEAM?

      I am a versatile and valuable member of the Scott Builders team, bringing expertise in rendering software (Lumion) and graphical renderings, preliminary and technical drawings, and effective collaboration with other architects and leads to ensure client satisfaction.

      WHAT DREW YOU INTO ARCHITECTURE?

      My passion for architecture began at a young age through playing the popular video game, Sims, where I enjoyed designing and building houses. My father, who took engineering in school, also played a significant role in introducing me to architecture after noticing my love for design. My early exposure to architecture and my innate creativity sparked a passion that has led me to pursue a career in the field.

      WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT TO DESIGN?

      My favorite projects to design are larger scale projects such as Accurate Screen, a 75,000 sq ft warehouse with an office located in Calgary, as well as recreational centers, commercial buildings, and multi-family residential properties. I enjoy the architectural freedom these projects offer, enabling me to use my expertise and creativity to develop unique and functional designs tailored to each client’s specific needs. My love for design and ability to think creatively make me a valuable asset to any project.

      WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

      At Philosafy Coffee Shop in downtown Calgary.

      WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO SNACK?

      Costco protein bar.

      WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)

      You have to fight through some bad days, to earn the best days in your life. – Mom

      Contact Mikaella

      Will’s Projects

      CONTACT ANTHONY HERE
      anthonyb@scottbuilders.com

        Meet Laura Starchuk

        Laura, our Human Resources Manager with over 20 years of experience in the HR industry, has been with SBI for the past 4 years. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and also earned her SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional ) designation in 2019. Her experience in both private and public sectors has helped our organization to navigate complex HR issues with confidence. Laura is responsible for managing all aspects of the HR function,  collaborates with senior management to align HR practices with the strategic plan, provides guidance and support to all employees, and ensures that our HR policies, procedures, and practices are aligned with our organizational goals. Her passion for creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture has been instrumental in fostering a sense of community and teamwork within our organization.

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        LAURA

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        Human Resources Manager, Red Deer

        WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SCOTT BUILDERS TEAM?

        We stay true to our purpose…”We create great workplaces” and we do that not only for our clients but for our employees.  I believe for an organization to be successful you need great people and that means having a great company built on a strong reputation that stays true to its values of respect and creating an environment employees want to be a part of.  

        WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY & WHAT MADE YOU STAY?

        I was initially drawn to Scott Builders’ reputation within the community and in Alberta. I am eager to bring my HR expertise to the team and contribute to the company’s continued success.

        WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

        In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and our beloved golden doodle, Cooper. I love to travel and explore the outdoors, taking advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor activities that our province has to offer. When I’m not out adventuring, I can often be found relaxing in my backyard, enjoying some well-deserved downtime.

        SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? (OR YOUR HERO)

        I deeply admire my father for his many qualities, including his patience, kindness, determination, drive, and focus. He is a very successful small business owner with an entrepreneurial spirit, but he made sure his family always came first.  Despite experiencing set backs in the past, he never gave up on his dreams and those challenges have contributed to his continued success.  My father has a passion for travel and adventure, and he loves friendly competition in anything from Scrabble to pickleball. His spark for life and his lightheartedness brings a smile to everyone he meets. He has taught me to be excited about life, celebrate the good times, and learn from life’s challenges. I think a great quote that reflects my father is: “Life is not a journey to be rushed; it’s a journey to be savored.”

        WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)

        “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” Jim Rohn

        Contact Laura

        Will’s Projects

        CONTACT ANTHONY HERE
        anthonyb@scottbuilders.com

          Meet Breanna Spence

          Breanna is a skilled and experienced architectural technologist who joined our team in January 2021. With a diploma in Architectural Technology from NAIT and a year of the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Arts program, she has gained valuable knowledge and skills. She has worked on renovations, additions, and new construction of various project types such as education, healthcare, seniors’ living, multifamily residential, commercial, industrial, and arenas. Breanna has expertise in building code and land used bylaw reviews, specification writing, construction administration, interior design, space planning, and realistic renderings. She is proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Lumion, InDesign, and Photoshop. Her strong commitment to quality and attention to detail makes her an asset to our team.

          BIO

          BREANNA

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          Architectural Technologist, Red Deer

          WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS/SKILLS YOU BRING TO THE TEAM?

          I am a detail-oriented, organized, and patient architectural technologist who brings a wealth of computer-savvy skills and product knowledge to our team. My experience in a wide variety of projects allows me to offer unique insights and solutions to any project. These skills make me a valuable member of our team and a trusted expert in their field.

          WHAT DREW YOU INTO ARCHITECTURE?

          My interest in design and renovation, fostered by watching HGTV shows in my childhood, led me to take design studies courses in high school. There I learned the basics of residential and commercial design, as well as how to use AutoCAD. Designing my dream house and picking out finishes and furniture were a highlight. This experience, combined with my interests and skills, motivated me to pursue architecture at NAIT.

          WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT TO DESIGN?

          My favourite projects to design are ones that have multiple functions or unique user needs such as healthcare spaces, offices, and fire stations. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I can work out how a space will function and how the users will flow through it comfortably and efficiently.

          WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

          In my time outside of the office, you can find me getting together with family and friends, taking painting classes, volunteering, or being cozy at home with a book or a cross-stitch project.

          WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO SNACK?

          Dark chocolate! Strawberry yogurt is another go-to.

          WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)

          “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Jesus

          “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

          Contact Breanna

          Will’s Projects

          CONTACT ANTHONY HERE
          anthonyb@scottbuilders.com

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