We’re honoured to receive the Healthy, Diverse and Inclusive Workplace award at the 23rd Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards! We’re proud of our talented teams and innovative programs that help promote safety, health and wellbeing and a culture of inclusion, diversity and belonging at Houle.
This award recognizes our commitment to creating an environment where team members of all backgrounds feel safe, respected and valued. Our work is far from over and we will continue to strive for better in our pursuit of a truly diverse and inclusive workplace. We look forward to building on our success and creating a better future for our teams and clients.
Thank you to the Burnaby Board of Trade for the recognition and for celebrating the outstanding contributions to the local economy and community. Congratulations to all the finalists, nominees, and award recipients of the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards. Your contributions to the local economy and community are valuable and appreciated.
About the Award
The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards is a joint initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby. The Awards Program is an opportunity to recognize and honour Burnaby businesses that have demonstrated outstanding business excellence, innovation, success and contributions to our city, as well as have made a significant contribution to community spirit, service and quality of life.
Healthy, Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – For a business that has recognized the value of employee health and wellness, and has created a workplace and culture which supports employees in their efforts to achieve work-life balance and to maintain and improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being. For a business that demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and as a catalyst within an industry, organization or local community.
We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Parsonage as our new President & CEO.
With an impressive career, Keith has been with Houle for over 18 years. From roles in the field to the office, and most recently as Houle’s VP of Projects, Industrial & Design-Build, he has extensive knowledge of our industry, operations, and communities and has been involved in many significant projects throughout BC. From project management to executive oversight, Keith has been dedicated to safely delivering quality projects for our customers.
Keith has also volunteered on boards for industry and non-profit organizations for the past 16 years and has been an active participant in several industry associations.
Please join us in congratulating Keith as we embark on this exciting next chapter in our pursuit to create opportunity, enrich lives, and bring communities to life.
We are excited to announce that Houle has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row! This designation is a direct result of our people, programs, and practices that contribute to our vibrant workplace culture and make Houle an exceptional workplace every day.
At Houle, we understand the importance of positive employee experiences and we strive to have a workplace culture that is safe, respectful, professional, and fun. It’s very satisfying to see the impact of connecting people with purpose and the resulting success that follows.– Amber Roberts, our VP of People & Culture.
More about Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada).
How does Great Place certification work?
The Great Place Institute determines certification based on the results of an anonymous employee survey (which we did this past June) and a separate evaluation of the organization’s management practices. The survey included various parameters like company pride, respect for people, fairness, the credibility of management, camaraderie between people, and inclusion & belonging.
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This Spring, Houle was recognized with the Top Sales and Million-Dollar Milestone awards from Reliable Controls. These awards are a testament to our talented Building Controls teams’ commitment to customer service, collaboration, and delivery of quality solutions. We are proud of our exceptional sales performance and longstanding partnership with Reliable Controls.
- Top Sales award
This award celebrates the dealer in each region who achieved the highest total sales in 2021. Thanks to our dedicated team for their hard work and commitment to delivering innovative and reliable building controls services.
- Million-Dollar Milestone award
This award recognizes dealers who have reached over $1,000,000 in historical purchases with Reliable Controls and denotes a dealer of distinction. This award is a reflection of our longstanding partnership with Reliable Controls and our commitment to delivering reliable and innovative building controls solutions to our customers.
We can’t be successful in our mission or our business without the engaged effort of all our friends and partners in the Authorized Dealer network around the world.– Levi Tully, EVP – Sales, Reliable Controls
At Houle, we are committed to providing innovative and reliable building controls services to our customers. Our team of experts delivers quality solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients.
We’re thrilled to be the recipient of the 2022 Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) Trade Excellence award for the First West Credit Union Tenant Improvement project in Penticton. The award recognizes the exceptional work done by trade contractors and their contributions to the overall success of the project.
The First West Credit Union Tenant Improvement project involved a full renovation of the existing three-storey office, which consisted of completely removing the walls, floors, ceiling, and all the electrical and mechanical.
Our multi-disciplinary team was able to provide electrical and technology solutions for the main electrical, lighting, and structured cabling scope, including custom live wall lighting and custom floor boxes for power and data. Congratulations to our Kelowna team for their commitment to project excellence and customer service on this project. View the full project profile here.
About the Award
The Trade Excellence award is a new addition to the SICA Industry Awards of Excellence and recognizes the many unique details that makeup construction projects as a whole. It is an acknowledgment of the exceptional work that trade contractors bring to construction projects and highlights the importance of their contributions to the overall success of the project. See more here.
More About SICA
The Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) is a non-profit membership organization representing the construction industry in the southern interior of British Columbia. SICA works to ensure fairness, transparency, and open communication in the construction industry while supporting the growth of local businesses. The association offers a wide range of services to its members, including networking opportunities, training, education, and industry advocacy. See more here.
In summary, the SICA Trade Excellence award recognizes the exceptional work done by trade contractors on the First West Credit Union Tenant Improvement project in Penticton, BC. The award highlights the importance of trade contractors’ contributions to the overall success of a project and recognizes their expertise and professionalism.
The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are Canada’s leading privately-owned and managed companies with revenues exceeding $50 million. These companies have exhibited excellence in strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Houle has successfully navigated the challenges of the past few years, thanks to its strategic efforts, collaboration, and steadfast dedication to its core purpose of delivering top-quality services and solutions that benefit the communities we serve.
“The 2022 Best Managed winners exemplify innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, these forward‑forging companies have pivoted to successfully respond to challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, leveraging industry‑leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth.”
I’m proud of the team at Houle that continues to rise to the challenge, demonstrate resilience through extreme obstacles, and put our clients and communities first.– Chuck Phillips, President & CEO, Houle
We would like to extend our thanks to its dedicated employees, partners, and clients for their ongoing support and commitment to the company’s success. You can see the full list of 2022 Canada’s Best Managed Companies here: https://deloi.tt/3L2p2ca and learn more about the award here: https://deloi.tt/3wehuOp
It was an honour to participate in the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) 2022 Awards Gala again this year. This industry event celebrates the work VICA members do across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and coastal British Columbia. This year, we are delighted to be recognized with the following awards:
- Safety Excellence Award
- Subcontractor Award Under $2 Million – Nanaimo Airport Terminal
We are proud of our employees’ steadfast commitment to safety and we congratulate the Nanaimo Airport Expansion project team for their collaboration and innovation that contributed to the successful delivery of this complex project. Our multi-disciplined team had the opportunity to provide electrical and technology solutions, including main electrical, security, structured cabling, and audio-visual. You can see the full project profile here.
Thank you VICA for the recognition and continued commitment to raising the bar for construction in BC. Congratulations to all the 2022 award winners and nominees!
You can watch the full virtual VICA Awards show here:
The VRCA Awards of Excellence Gala was an inspiring event, held on March 2, 2022, to celebrate the exceptional work of BC’s construction industry. We proudly received the following awards:
- Gold Award (Nanaimo Airport – Terminal Expansion Phase One)
- Gold Award (VGH Operating Room Renewal Project – Fitout, Roofworks, and Chiller)
- Silver Award (Clayton Community Centre)
- Silver Award (BZAM Management – Midway Security Design)
- Safety Award (Trade contractor 200,000+ person hours)
- Innovation & Productivity Award (Project Planning Services)
- Environment & Sustainability Award (Implementation of Photovoltaic Systems)
Here’s to all our employees who uphold our values, deliver quality projects for our customers, and bring communities to life every day.
Thank you VRCA for the recognition and for the continued commitment to making the Vancouver construction industry a better place for everyone. Congratulations to all the 2020 and 2021 award winners and nominees – we’re proud to be part of such an excellent industry!
We did it again! We’re thrilled to make BC’s Top Employers list for the second year in a row! This special designation recognizes the BC employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work and the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
With a focus on safety and people, the pandemic has made us prioritize balance. Our hybrid work policy and enhanced programs that promote health and wellbeing are working to improve our workplace for the future – investing in our talented people and collaborative culture that drive our core purpose: create opportunity, enrich lives, bring communities to life.
It’s exciting to be recognized again as one of BC’s Top Employers. It’s an honour to be part of the Houle team – living our values, caring for our communities, and working hard every day to make this award real.– Amber Roberts, VP, People & Culture
Check out these links for the Full List of BC’s Top Employers for 2022 and the editorial Reasons for Selection.
Vancouver Sun Feature
BC’s Top Employers (2022) (canadastop100.com)
About the Competition
Published annually since 2006, BC’s Top Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers in British Columbia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Canada’s Top 100 Employers evaluated employers throughout the province using the same criteria as the national competition, including physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in British Columbia, regardless of size or sector.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches millions of job-seekers annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.
This year marks the 3rd annual Builders Code Champion Awards to celebrate construction leadership in BC. We are thrilled to announce that we have been recognized as the Loyalty Champion for the 2021 Builders Code Champion Awards this year. We’re proud to be building a better workplace – investing in our people and culture to promote safety and inclusion for all.
This award category recognizes companies that value their employees and hire with retention top of mind. Their managers and supervisors work hard to create a safe, positive, and productive worksite and are invested in the development and success of all employees. The employer offers progressive benefits and other competitive advantages that keep workers loyal.
View the full list of winners on the Builders Code website.
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