Bowie Contracting

 

 

 

 




Bowie Contracting
Keith Bowie with Dan Neville of PCL

About Us


Bowie Contracting is renowned as one of the leaders in Building Restoration in Southern Ontario - 2014 marks thirty seven years that the Bowie family has been offering a multitude of different services to their clients.

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Our Staff :

Craig Bowie, CEO

Craig became an integral part of the team in the early 90's and has experience in all aspects of the business. He began working in the field operations apprenticing in every trade Bowie Contracting performs. After working his way up to Project Supervisor, he was brought into the Estimating Department where his hands-on experience was proven invaluable to his duties which included estimating, pricing, job costing, billing, and scheduling of jobs and co-ordination.

In April of 2013 after Larry Bowie's retirement Craig along with his brother Keith assumed the leadership role at the helm of Bowie Contracting.

He has completed the Construction Estimating program at George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology obtaining his CEC.

Craig is currently on the board of directors with the "Building and Concrete Association (B&CRAO)" and a past director with the "Sealant and Waterproofing Association (SWAO)" and is also a Past President of the SWAO. He is also a past Director of the Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Craig's true passion is soccer and you can usually find him pacing the sidelines at his kid's games or donning the cleats himself for one of his two competitive teams. Craig is also an avid fisherman and likes to tackle the water from boat, kayak or float tube. His proudest catch was a monster Musky caught in the Niagara River with his brother, Keith and good friend Bruno Aletto.


Keith Bowie, CHSO, President

2014 marks 30 years that Keith has been involved in the building restoration sector covering every aspect of the building envelope to say the least. Starting as a young apprentice and learning from some of the best trades’ people this industry has ever seen, Keith quickly worked his way through the ranks and actively contributes to all levels of the company.

Keith has recently obtained his Construction Health & Safety Officer designation and is actively working alongside other health & safety professionals in order to provide safer workplaces. At present, Keith sits on the board of directors for the Exterior Insulation Finish Systems Council of Canada (ECC) as well as being a part of their Technical Committee. He is also involved with The Building & Concrete Restoration Associations’ Health & Safety Task Force who at this time are working feverishly with other industry stakeholders and proposing changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations for Construction Projects pertaining suspended access equipment. Keith is a past member of the ULC 716.2 committee which is a standard developed for the Installation of Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems as well as a past member of the CSA Z271 committee which is the Safety Code for Suspended Platforms.

When not at work, you’ll usually find Keith either fishing or somewhere in the woods on an ATV with a chain saw or on his dirt bike where he still on occasion participates in races, Keith is an active member in the off-road community with organizations such as OCMC, OFF-ROAD ONTARIO, Burnt River Off-Road Vehicle Facility to name a few!


Kathy Bowie, Office Administrator, Secretary/Treasurer

Kathy has over thirty years of experience handling all aspects of office administration. Her responsibilities include; weekly payroll, accounts receivable/ payable, banking, bookkeeping and is the company's liaison with the accountant, bank manager and government.

Kathy is an integral part of job costing and job monitoring. She is fundamental in producing inventory control and cash flow reports.


Kevin Dyke, Field Superintendent

Kevin has over eighteen years of experience as a tradesman in construction restoration and is an integral part of the field operations.

He has evolved from journeyman status to Field Superintendent. His responsibilities include supervision of on site personnel, co-ordination with Production Management scheduling jobs, ordering material and equipment as well as being the company's liaison with the consulting engineer's on site representatives.


Ben Adams, Project Manager / Site Supervisor

Ben has been in construction management since 1998. Ben joined our firm in December 2006 and is currently involved in project management, supervised planning and scheduling, budget/cost control, contract, quality control, and sub-contractor management.

Ben is a graduate of George Brown College where he majored in “Construction Engineering Management Technologist”. During his time at George Brown, Ben, won the award for; ‘Outstanding Professional Conduct During the Bidding Process’ which was given to him by the OIQS. Ben also obtained the award for; ‘Academic Proficiency in Construction Management’ presented from the “Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA).

Bens credentials and affiliations include, but are not limited to; Construction Safety Association, Ontario Safety Supervisor, Training Specialist in Construction Health & Safety, Training in Fall Protection.

Ben is still known to frequent the odd dance hall where his finger jive has everyone in awe; we think he may just be the next champ on “Dancing with the Stars”


Jason Biagi, Estimator / Project Manager

Jason joined the Bowie team in January, 2010. Jason works very closely with Vice President Craig Bowie creating a unique synergy. When estimating Jason's pencil is sharp and don't think our competitors haven't noticed! Jason prides himself on the ability to make his projects run smooth, complete both on time and on budget.

Jason comes from a long line of builders and construction professionals. Jason started working in the field in his teens. From 1990 to Feb, 2010 Jason worked his way through the ranks of his father's company; Fairway Restoration, where he and his older brother, Anthony, learned the industry from the ground up. Both Jason's father Richard and brother Anthony have joined the Bowie team along with other key staff from Fairway Restoration. This union has broadened Bowie's capabilities, blending successful thinkers and complementary skills together.

After gaining a wealth of experience in the field Jason continued his academic education at George Brown College taking industry specific courses including the full suite of construction estimating. Whether its project management, planning and scheduling, cost management, or quality control Jason has the skill set in his tool box.

Jason is an avid kayaker and angler, his love of the outdoors is tempered by the life long passion for woodworking and mechanical model building.


Julie Stuart, Administrative Assistant

One of the newest members of the team, Julie joined Bowie in April 2015. Her main responsibilities include; weekly payroll, accounts payable, data entry, job costing and other administrative tasks as requested by Kathy.

Julie enjoys playing competitive darts, the outdoors and has a passion for cooking when she is not at work.

 

 

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