The BCCA Board of Directors guides our mission and vision
Angela McKerlich, BCCA Chair - CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd
Angela is a Partner and Construction Risk & Surety Advisor at CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd, in Kelowna. She holds a number of accreditations, including a BA, CAIB, and FCIP, and is the recipient of the Howard Strong Industry Builder Award (2014) from the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA), where she has been a Director for 8 years. Angela is also a Director of the Construction Foundation of BC, has served as SICA Chair, and continues to serve on various industry committees.
Angela’s extensive volunteerism on behalf of the construction industry comes from a belief that advocating for – and creating – proactive solutions to industry problems helps to foster fair, open, and transparent practices that strengthen the sector as a whole and build trust. Angela focuses her association work on contributing to creative and innovative solutions, risk management education, and advice for the benefit of members and the industry at large.
When it comes to youth entering the industry, Angela has this encouragement to offer: “Choosing construction as a career means you are choosing an industry that is constantly growing, with many opportunities available for advancement. Whatever you’re interested in, whatever your skill set, the construction industry can offer a bright future."
Read the full news release announcing Angela's Board Chair appointment.
Mike Fawcett, Vice Chair - Brock White Construction Materials
Mike is the Geotechnical Product Manager for Brock White Canada. He is responsible for technical support, education, vendor relationships and business development across Brock White’s network of branches in Western Canada . As a longstanding board member of PGCA and NRCA, and with 18 years of industry experience, Mike understands the challenges and benefits of working within Northern British Columbia, and brings a balanced view to the board table.
Mike believes the Association business, whether within the regions or at the provincial level, is to provide programs, training, advocacy and planroom services to support our members and to encourage youth to consider a career in the fast paced, vibrant, ICI construction sector.
He believes that collaboration and communication are the foundation required to build our association. He feels privileged to represent our members across the North while working alongside his fellow directors as they collectively provide governance to the NRCA and the BCCA.
Jason Glue, Secretary/Treasurer - Graham Construction
Jason is District Manager at Graham Group Ltd., based in Delta. He graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying and worked his way to senior management after gaining experience in several different industry-related roles.
Prior to settling in BC, Jason spent 20 years in the UK construction industry. He has been a member of VRCA for 6 years and says it has helped build relationships, understand the culture, and gain a fuller understanding of the industry in BC. He believes the associations represent and support the industry as well as educate and advocate. "We offer the industry a voice as well as a place to gather and network. It brings people together and develops relationships," says Jason.
As for advice to British Columbians who are starting out in the industry, he offers this: "We work in a fantastic and diverse industry with a bright future. I would pick an employer who will support your development. I would encourage listening and learning from a mentor. Also, have a strong work ethic."
Alan Fletcher, Past Chair - AFC Construction
As president and founder of AFC Industries Ltd., Alan has owned and operated successful construction companies in Victoria and Courtenay/Comox over the past 20 years, specializing in commercial, light industrial, multi-family, as well as award-winning custom homes.
As a ticketed carpenter and joiner with 30+ years in the construction industry, Alan takes pride in balancing project costing with quality construction and creative design. Over the years he has grown his company to a strong team of up to 45 experienced employees and completes approximately $10 million annually in construction costs. Alan is a highly reputable builder representing the North Island construction industry as a board member of the Vancouver Island Construction Association. Over the years he has been a speaker at several conferences targeting the construction and development industry.
Graham Sibbald, Board Member - Wylie Crump Ltd.
Graham is a Director at Wylie-Crump Limited in Vancouver. He has been actively involved with the VRCA since 2006, holding titles throughout the years as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Board Member.
Graham understands the pace of change within the ICI construction sector is moving faster than ever. He believes this change comes with challenges that need to be met head on and managed by a single industry voice. The associations provide that important, unified voice at every level of government and for every stakeholder.
He identifies with fellow RCA members as a small business owner and employer responsible for a business’s success. This success, he believes, is undeniably linked to a healthy and vibrant ICI construction sector. Graham credits the contributions from volunteers and staff at BCCA for playing an important role in the vibrancy of the sector.
What’s his advice to the younger generation looking to break into the industry? “If you want a vibrant industry with can-do people then this is it. It’s about the people!”
Anthony Minniti, Board Member - Century Group Inc.
Anthony has 25 years of architectural planning and construction experience. As Century Group Inc.’s V.P. of Operations for Western Canada, he is responsible for business development, safety, estimating, project management and HR within his region.
Based in Victoria, Anthony also leads the Design-Build team and develops Century Group's graphic presentations. Anthony stands behind the associations’ work in advocating for best practices in construction, promoting construction careers, encouraging best in class standards and fostering sustainability in construction and community. Being involved as the Chair of VICA, a BCCA Board Member, the Co-chair of the CCVI, and a Construction Foundation of BC Board Member, Anthony hopes to share his enthusiasm for construction with peers, policy makers, and purchasers of the construction services.
While he understands the challenges that come with a career in construction, he experiences firsthand how dynamic and gratifying the work and industry can be. For those new to the sector, Anthony says: “Have fun, think carefully about solutions, trust your training and share your experiences with your peers and trainees.”
Lee Bedell, Board Member - DGS Astro Paving
Lee graduated high school in 1997 and then spent two years recovering from a back injury. He attended SAIT and finished with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.
Lee worked as a summer student for the MOTI doing QA/QC. He has worked in the Civil Construction field for 14 years, 3 years for the City of Dawson Creek as an Engineering Assistant and 11 years for DGS Astro Paving in the Peace Region.
He started with DGS as a Civil Foreman and 3 years ago became the Area Manager. Lee has been involved in NRCA for 4 years. He enjoys all aspects of the industry, from the people he works with to the owners he works for.
Roger Yager, Board Member - Knappett Projects
Roger is Vice President of Knappett Projects Inc. in Victoria and holds P. Eng., BSc Eng., and a GSC PM degrees.
Roger's commitment to more than a decade of volunteerism on industry boards stems from his awareness that the associations provide an elevated opportunity for participation in industry issues. This commitment also comes from his sincere belief that they are a venue for manifesting change that can benefit everyone in the sector.
His willingness to lend his industry experience to guide the provincial organization, tackling issues that are relevant across BC, meshes perfectly with his advice to youth: “Don’t be a bystander. Participate and contribute – it makes everyone better."
Jeff is the President of HanCon Constructors Ltd. in Armstrong.
He got his start in construction right out of high school, when he went to work for PCL in Calgary as a labourer on a high-rise project. From there he moved on to residential framing, then to commercial TI work.
Jeff started his own business in Vancouver doing commercial renos and TI work, then added high-end residential. After 10 years, he moved back to the Okanagan where he worked for himself as a framing contractor, then as a superintendent for Stonecroft and PCL. Three years ago he started HanCon, where they mainly concentrate on commercial construction and renovation.
Don Wightman, Board Member - PML Professional Mechanical Ltd
Don is the President of PML Professional Mechanical Ltd and joined the BCCA Board in September 2018.
Don has been in the Construction Industry for 38 years and holds the following designations: Canadian Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Red Seal, Canadian Interprovincial Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic Red Seal, and British Columbia Coastal Log Scaling License. Don also loves to fly and holds a Canadian Commercial Pilot License.
Very passionate about the construction industry, Don has made a commitment to volunteer his time to give back to the sector that has shaped his life. In addition to his new position on the BCCA Board, Don has been part of the VRCA Board of Directors since 2014, serving at different times as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice Chair. He will become Chair of the VRCA Board in 2019.
When asked what advice he would offer young British Columbian’s just starting their careers Don has this to say: “I always tell the many apprentices that I have met throughout the years, that education and involvement is the key to success. Never stop taking courses to upgrade your knowledge and skills, and never stop striving for personal growth”