Allan is Estimating Manager in our Red Deer office. For Allan, construction flows through his veins. Born and raised in Red Deer, AB, he grew up in and around construction. Allan’s diverse background comes through in every project he touches. Drawing on his experience in steel fabrication and construction as a Chief Estimator, Shop Foreman, Project Manager, Quality Control Manager, and Material Purchaser, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Estimating Manager for Scott Builders. Allan is known as a team player and does not hesitate to lend a hand to the team, when needed.
Estimating Manager, Red Deer Branch
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SCOTT BUILDERS TEAM?
One of the many things I love about being part of the Scott Builders Team is that every day presents new and exciting challenges. By far, Scott Builders is the most exciting organization I’ve worked for. Additionally, the team is great to work with. Each member is respectful and supportive, so it is a pleasure to come to work every day.
WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY & WHAT MADE YOU STAY?
I was initially drawn to the industry because my father was in construction. As a kid, I remember standing outside the fence at any construction site around the city (Red Deer), and would watch in fascination as teams would build their projects. From watching additional floors get added to the Telus building to watching the old 45th Street overpass be built, and then later come down, I’ve always loved construction. Pursuing a career in construction only felt natural for me. As I advanced in my career, I had the opportunity to work on the same projects my father did before me. This passion has continued through the duration of my career. As I’ve watched the City of Red Deer grow, I am proud to have had a hand in it, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?
When I’m not hard at work, you can find me spending time with my wife of 41 years, Anita, my 4 boys, and my 12 grandchildren. In addition to spending as much time as possible with my family, I love camping, golfing, and playing cards with friends.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? (OR YOUR HERO)
I have had a lot of individuals who have helped shape me into the person I am. Unfortunately, my parents died before I was 30, so to name one person who was there for the majority of my life, it would be my father-in-law. His faith and work ethic left a lasting impact on me, and I’ve always appreciated how he was always there for me.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)
Listen, take a deep breath, and think before you speak. Never make major decisions in life when you are upset or angry. In my life, taking a moment to breathe has always helped me diffuse a situation and make rational decisions.
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