Regional Manager, Ross McLean
Since 1978, Houle has been serving the residential, business, industrial, and public sector needs of Victoria and the surrounding South Island areas, including Duncan. Known for their leading expertise in emergency service, building controls and network services, the region’s long list of clients includes the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, Government of BC, National Defence and Canadian Forces, the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island Health Authority, and national telecommunication service providers. The region has also played a significant role in the development of the award-winning LEED certified Dockside Green development. Regional Manager Ross McLean and his team are actively involved in and support many community sports organizations including minor hockey and basketball teams.
Ross McLean, Victoria Regional Manager
Beginning his Houle career as a Foreman in Prince George in 1979, Ross soon moved into the role of Project Manager / Estimator, working in many controls, industrial, commercial, and institutional projects in the North including early controls and data projects before moving to Victoria in 1986 to become Service Manager. During this time in Prince George, Ross began his volunteer time in industry associations: Electrical Contractors Association of BC, Prince George Construction Association, and the Western Joint Electrical Training Society.
In 1993, Ross accepted a position with AT&T Bell Labs in their Network Services division. After a 5 year tenure managing their systems fibre and copper business for Western Canada, Ross returned to Houle where he accepted a position as Manager of the Network Systems and Controls Divisions for Vancouver Island. In 2001, Ross was promoted to Regional Manager in Victoria where he continued his involvement in construction association boards, working to raise money for various charities such as the Arthritis Society, Victoria Hospice, and United Way.
Ross is a currently a Houle Board Member, Past Chair of the British Columbia Construction Association, Board of Director for the Canadian Construction Association, and Co-Chair of the Deputy Ministers Industry Infrastructure Council member of the Construction Foundation of BC. He received the Distinguished Service Award in September 2016 from the BC Construction Association, for his contributions to the growth and stature of BC’s construction industry. A passionate lifelong learner who enjoys mentoring, Ross can be often found learning how to, or helping others find, a better way to serve Houle’s valuable customers.