Sun Ridge Contracting is an Indigenous owned company, owners Carrie Leonard and Cliff Loucks have been in business since 1991. Sun Ridge Contracting is a major employer for indigenous people while at the same time welcome diversity in our workplace and service delivery.
Carrie is a Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc member who has dedicated over 27 years working directly for the Tk’emlúps Band and her home community. With her experience working with the band she has extensive knowledge regarding human resources, time management, financial management, problem solving, and collaboration skills.
Cliff is responsible for the overall implementation of our Projects. He has 20-year experience in short and long-haul truck driving along with heavy equipment operation. Cliff has 10 years Mining Industry experience in Earth Works from providing earth moving, rock crushing, road building and maintenance, mine surface building and maintenance, tailing pond structural maintenance, tailings dam construction and maintenance, aggregate supply and hauling, and custom screening.
Mary is the Office Manager for Sun Ridge Contracting and is also a Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc member. Mary brings over 35 years of experience in Office Administration and Management, Human Resources, and Accounting. She leads the operations, development, implementation, and monitoring of all departmental policies and procedures; manages and oversees the implementation of HR policies, programs and practices, together with the accounts payable, receivable, monthly billing and financial reporting.
Jeff is our construction manager with over 20 years of experience in this industry. Jeff is responsible for managing and direction construction projects, working with site superintendents and overseeing projects to ensure that they are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. Jeff brings his experience in managing earth moving, underground infrastructure, base preparation for concrete structure, concrete forming & pour’s, soil stabilization, environmental remediation, road-base construction, as well as stabilization solutions, including creating a solid working platform, drying fill soils to expedite site work, asphalt recycling, rehabilitation and other specialty applications.
Stuarts project management and bidding experience, includes material sourcing from suppliers, building strong relationships with employees, sub-contractors, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. His work experience includes aggregate production including crushers asphalt plants, reclamation, AC mitigation of pipelines, civil construction projects, drilling and blasting, road works, and other large-scale projects. In his role as the Project Manager/Estimator, Stuart has demonstrated proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office, Heavy Bid, and Bid to Win estimating programs, written correspondence, and is fluent in reading plans and design changes. Stuart is a committed team player who believes in collaboration with colleagues to provide our company with the best outcome for projects we undertake.
Mark is a result driven safety professional with 15+ years’ experience in building sustainable safety programs that positively increase the tipple bottom line-people, profit, and the environment. Mark provides expert advice backed by quantitative and qualitive analysis of complex situation and strategic insights while ensuring legislative compliance and enforcement. Mark is highly experienced at building and managing sustainable OH&S programs throughout the oil & gas, road building, road maintenance, mining, and heavy construction industries. Mark is highly adept at planning and prioritization, multi-disciplinary teamwork, stakeholder relations, interpersonal communication and negotiating. In his role as the Safety Manager, Mark is responsible for leading, developing and directing members of the SRC safety team that includes the implementation and management of the HCSS safety management system and the BCCSA Certificate of Recognition program (COR) audit management system.
SRC continues to actively support education and training programs for all of its employees as well as supporting others in our community and surrounding areas. Supporting programs such as Heavy Metal Rocks through School District #73, the Heavy Equipment Operator Training (HEO) program sponsored by the Industrial Training Authority ensures the development of an exceptional employee talent pool for our business. SRC also enrolls it employees in courses sponsored and arranged through recognized training foundations such as the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA), the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCSSA) the B.C Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) just to name a few.
Various earthworks including earth moving, excavation and grading.
Installation of underground pipework, sewers and watermains.
Various construction services including site prep, planning and design. Collaboration with all trades.
Skilled operators and construction experts for any highway, roadway or access road building project.
Supply and deliver aggregate for construction, parking lots and road projects. We offer custom screening and onsite crusher.
Sun Ridge Contracting owners Carrie Leonard and Cliff Loucks are well known for their generosity of giving back to the community. Over the years they have proudly supported many charities annually such as the Kamloops Food Bank, Mustard Seed, Fire Fighters Association and many indigenous events such as the Kamloops Pow Wow Society in support of the annual Kamloopa Powwow. During the 2018 wildfires, the Sun Ridge Contracting team volunteered their time providing evacuees with food and amenities to help them be comfortable while being evacuated from their homes.