Bernie is the president and owner of Redline and has been in construction since he was 5 years-old standing on the roof of a garage his Dad was building for a neighbour on the weekend. His Dad did side jobs on the weekend and worked for PCL (Pool Construction at the time) in Edmonton until he formed his own construction company. He was very hands on and always developed a personal relationship with his clients. Bernie takes that same approach; our business is built on relationships. We do not take the approach of bidding everything and build what you get. It is important for us to ensure we have a relationship with our clients first and can see that we have the potential of working well together. Bernie has been working in Kelowna for over 30 years and the majority of our clients are from repeat business or referrals.
In order to ensure Redline is successful, Bernie has surrounded himself with people that compliment his skills. He is no longer directly on the tools but has a highly competent staff that love working for Redline. He treats them well, pays them fairly, and lets them know their personal lives are what’s important. Work is simply a means of supporting that life. So, enjoy work, work hard, and we will make sure you have the flexibility needed to enjoy your life outside of work. This approach has landed some very good talent that would rival any of the big firms in town as you can see by the various profiles online.
When not working, Bernie enjoys a balanced active lifestyle. He enjoys mountain biking, golfing, travelling, paddle boarding, and socializing. He has two loving kids; Craig and Rachel and has volunteered his time extensively for their sports and activities throughout the years.
Doug has significant and extensive experience as project manager in all aspects of industrial and commercial construction. He has over 20 years’ experience, and demonstrated success managing unique and challenging projects. He is a journeyman carpenter, construction project management graduate (C.P.M.), and Canadian Construction Association gold seal. He is highly self-motivated and committed to quality and client satisfaction.
Doug has managed many impressive construction projects. One of his pride projects is a $22 million public Recreational Center in Creston BC. He has managed numerous noteworthy commercial projects in Kelowna, and 13 years as PM for the construction of custom homes at Gallagher’s Canyon Residential Community. Other noteworthy projects Doug has managed are Anthony Subaru and Honda Dealership ($4.7 million), Harmony Honda/Acura ($2 million), The Rise Resort ($19 million), Northern Lite Camper ($2.7 million), and Honda Parkade ($3.2 million).
Family members include Wife Deborah, and fur-baby Kayla who is a purebred Maltese. Doug enjoys the outdoors through various activities such as off trail hiking, camping, fly-fishing, and spending time at his cabin in Carmi area.
Ralph has 36 years’ experience in the construction industry and has been with for Redline for over 20 years. He is a project foreman, journeyman carpenter, and has attended both Okanagan College and BCIT. He has a breadth of experience in the commercial/industrial field, building maintenance, along with a background in residential construction.
Bernie and Ralph have a long and rich history of working together while maintaining a friendship. Ralph brings a personal touch to Redline and is an excellent foreman who is typically responsible for training new employees. He excels at providing a safe working environment and his patient, caring heart allows him to ensure Redlines high standards are met.
Ralph has four adult children: two boys, two girls, and one dog. His hobbies include restoring furniture, woodworking, BBQing, and spending time with family.
Verna came to Redline in 2020. As a National Construction Safety Officer, and our internal COR Auditor. She keeps our Health and Safety Program running smoothly. She has an extensive background in safety with over 10-years experience and Redline is grateful to have her depth of knowledge.
Colton arrived to Redline in 2016 from Alberta. He completed his apprenticeship with us and has now taken crew lead. He has shown immense growth, and leadership skills.
Kris completed his carpentry and joined Redline shortly after. He has risen to his responsibility as Foreman, has a passion for maintaining Redline's high standards for health and safety, and attention to detail.
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