Founded in 1981, the Casman Group of Companies is a leader in Safety, Quality, and Management on construction projects, providing construction solutions for the Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Sectors throughout Western Canada.
Our Local Approach
Casman Group of Companies is committed to making a positive contribution to the betterment of our communities. Casman’s solid ties to the communities we live and work in make us an asset for firms and organizations looking to work with a local approach. With multiple offices across Canada we pride ourselves in municipal engagement. We are active members in our local business communities through the Construction Associations, Chamber of Commerce, UDI, and professional associations. We are proud to support numerous non-profits through sponsorship and time such as the United Way, SPCA, community clean-ups, Santa’s Anonymous, Women’s Shelters, local athletic teams, and participating in charity road hockey tournaments and introducing youth to careers in building. Casman’s Leadership all have strong ties their communities and recognize that the success of The Casman Group is intimately linked to the development of their respective communities.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO of the Casman Group, Jeff oversees operations of all of Casman locations. Jeff’s strong organizational skills, extensive hands-on construction experience, formal management education, and being a Red Seal Carpenter make Jeff both the qualified and a natural fit for leadership of the Casman Team.
Joining Casman in the early 1990’s as a labourer Jeff quickly proved his drive and work ethic and has not slowed down since. Jeff is truly the example of Casman’s commitment to growth and promotion of our people. He has held almost every field, supervisory, and operations management position in the organization throughout his tenure, gaining an exceptional depth of understanding of what it takes to both complete successful construction projects, and run an organization faced with the challenges the construction industry and ever-changing market brings.
Jeff’s commitment to mentoring and giving the same opportunities that he was given at Casman has resulted in the growth of a highly trained team of Mangers, Project Managers, Superintendents, Administrators, and Field Staff.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Margie’s role is diverse in both geography and duties, spanning Development, HR, Project Controls, Client Relations, and Strategic Planning in all of the communities Casman serves. Joining the Casman Group in 2001, Margie is yet another example of an employee seizing the opportunities Casman presented. From her first role as a Designer/Planner, Margie has paired her drive in the workplace and love of the construction industry with her commitment to lifelong learning. Margie is a LEED® Accredited Professional and a certified Project Management Professional. She has an Interior Design Technology Diploma, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Margie is passionate about introducing students and young professionals to the construction industry and volunteers her time meeting with and mentoring students at NAIT and Camosun, and sitting on the Board of the Women in Trades and Technology program at NAIT.
Human Resource Manager
A pillar of reliability since joining the team in 2004, Patsy ensures all personnel related needs are looked at from a perspective beyond the operations teams. A Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and holding a Master’s in Human Resource Management, Patsy oversees all HR planning and functions for our Group of Companies. As HR Manger, she leads our team of geographically diverse HR Professionals as they meet the fluctuating personnel demands in the various markets Casman services.
When not at work, Patsy is heavily involved in various volunteer activities in her hometown Fort McMurray region, and she donates her time to Borealis Counselling Services.
Director of Finance
As Director of Finance, Matt oversees all Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology at the Casman Group. Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining Casman in 2015, Matt gained broad experience working for one of the worlds largest professional accounting firms and also spending time in the private sector.
When not at Casman leading his team, Matt plays an active role in the community by volunteering with various organizations in the Edmonton region such as Scouts Canada and Habitat for Humanity.
Joining the Casman team in 2007, Jordan has developed strong leadership qualities, organizational skills, client relations, project and process planning, and hands-on experience in strategic planning. Jordan is devoted to her clients and community, and is heavily involved in the construction of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons Dream Home.
As the Division Manager of Cherrywood Homes, Jordan takes full responsibility of her projects and staff. Her drive to “get it done” combined with her value for delivering a quality product makes her an excellent leader.
With formal education and experience in Human Resources, Jordan has excelled in developing a strong administrative and construction team. Heavily invested in Casman staff, she is often seen mentoring Casman’s future leaders.
Mike brings enthusiasm and professionalism every day to the various teams of own force and subcontract individuals that work on Casman’s projects. Excellent communication skills paired with formal safety designations and field training has proven very effective in Mike’s role as HSE Manager. Since working for Casman, initially as a labourer, Mike’s motivation and continual growth in his profession have resulted in an impressive resume and now the Leadership position of Casman’s top notch HSE team.
Mike’s commitment to Safety and advancing the awareness of safe work practices and safety training in the construction industry in general are recognized by his industry peers and Casman’s own staff and trades, resulting in request for him to provide his expertise outside of the Casman Group’s operations.
Craig Sherburne, Casman’s General Counsel is a lawyer with years of experience in commercial law, securities and corporate law. Craig holds many degrees including a B.Sc., a Ph.D, a J.D., and is a Qualified Arbitrator. Craig continually proves to be an excellent resource to the entire team at Casman for operational tasks to complex contractual situations.
Outside of his role with Casman, Craig acts as counsel for publicly traded companies and venture capital groups. He plays an active role in community fundraising and volunteering and is the President of the Alberta Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation, working on assisting with the standard of care for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Craig is also a professional public speaker and author.
Facilities & Fleet Manager
Casman Leadership quickly noticed Crystal’s exceptional drive and organizational skills upon her joining Casman in 2013. These qualities, along with her incredible multitasking abilities soon made Crystal the “go-to” person for resource related inquiries. A natural at pairing people with the tools, vehicles, and facilities they need to accomplish the various tasks performed daily by the construction teams at Casman, as the Fleet & Facility Manager Crystal is a critical member of our Management Team.
Her hands-on and effective approach to the organization and daily oversight of Casman’s extensive Fleet, Tools & Equipment, and Facilities across multiple locations has become a key ingredient to Casman’s successful operations.
Project Development & Estimating Manager
As Casman’s Manager of Estimating and Project Development, Greg plays a critical role in the procurement and pre-construction phases of each and every project. Working closely with his team of Estimators, Greg identifies and evaluates a project’s scope, schedule, contractual requirements, and risks, ultimately presenting our clients with the information and pricing they need in the early stages of a project.
Greg’s knowledge, professionalism, and easy demeanor are quickly recognized by Casman’s clients, removing the uncertainty and anxiety clients often have when starting a project from scratch. Greg’s ability to work well with Consultants, Subcontractors, and Vendors results in excellent collaboration on our client’s projects.
Graduating from Civil Engineering Technology, Greg worked in both the public and private sectors of the construction industry prior to joining Casman.
Health and Safety
Creating a safe working environment for all employees is our top priority. Casman mandates that each employee, subcontractor, and visitor on our work sites is entitled to a safe working environment. This culture of safety is fostered by our comprehensive Health, Safety, and Environment program, which encourages a “zero harm” attitude amongst our employees. All our companies are COR certified and undergo regular internal and external audits to ensure compliance.
It is the Casman philosophy that:
- Workers will refuse to perform unsafe work and will report unsafe conditions
- All incidents that cause loss to people, equipment, materials, environment or company reputation are preventable
- Hazards will be controlled to the lowest level risk possible
- Active participation in the safety program is a condition of employment
In order to ensure that Casman’s culture of safety is reflected on our job-sites all subcontractors must complete a Pre-Qualification prior to gaining site access. This Pre-Qualification process ensures that the subcontractor has appropriate WCB/Worksafe BC, insurance coverage, and safety policies in place.