About Us

We design and build lasting impressions.
OnGrowing Works is a multiple award winning North American provider of sustainable living spaces. We work to exceed industry standards and build long term relationships. Our clients greatly appreciate our team’s ability to integrate proven strategies with an innovative approach designed to custom fit unique needs, and our dynamic array of technical skills, combined with a vast network of professional innovators, enables a comprehensive response to any challenge or opportunity.

In business since 1999, we are your trusted designing and planning, and home and landscape construction team. Our one-stop-shop can help take your dream and make it a reality.

At OnGrowing Works we:

  • Are committed to an OnGrowing mastery of heritage craftsmanship integrated with advanced technology and sustainable practices.
  • Work to innovate technically and creatively with the intent to educate ourselves, our clients and community in preparation to renovate indoor and outdoor living spaces.
  • Design for an experience that engages the client, anticipates challenges and opportunities ensuring confidence in the master plan and the budget.
  • Build meaning and value through innovative solutions to custom residential and commercial craftsmanship.

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Meet the Team

The true value of OnGrowing Works is often shared by our clients long after the project is finished. They remain impressed by the quality of construction, but also emphasize the positive impact of their experience with our people. Considerate, tidy, hard working, engaging and professional are words often repeated by our clients. Our priority is to ensure that our practices exceed industry standards. Our team maintains and develops a high level of certification as technicians and craftsmen, and our company selects our team based on strength of character and nurtures a culture of exceeding client expectations. We humbly appreciate the many awards received over the years, but more importantly, the joy our clients find in their new living spaces.

Our team believes in the work we do, and we are passionate about the work we do. When you work with us, our dedicated team of exceptional craftspeople will ensure you receive the highest quality solutions in the industry. Meet our team now:

Bruce Kay

Bruce Kay

Owner and Chief Inspiration Officer

BIOGRAPHY

Bruce Kay is the proud owner of OnGrowing Works. Officially launched in 1999, he grew the company into one of North America’s leading sustainable living space providers. With a passion for low impact sustainable development, permaculture (fresh water conservation, rain water harvesting and food production) and traditional construction crafts (timber frame construction and real stone masonry), Bruce is highly sought after across western Canada for his 35+ years of technical knowledge and commitment to meticulous craftship. He is a longstanding member of government and trade organizations such as Landscape Alberta, Olds College School of Horticulture and Alberta Industry Training where he acts as an advisor and continually refines his expertise. Most importantly, Bruce is a family man and prioritizes spending quality time with his wife, kids and five grandchildren on Early Dawn Farm.

Chris Felber

Chris Felber

Business Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Chris Felber is an integral part of the OnGrowing Works team. After more than four years with the company, Chris wears many hats. You can find him guiding the company’s direction as the business manager, reviewing budgets as the financial controller or supporting marketing, HR and business development efforts. Chris feels like OnGrowing Works is the ideal place to work thanks to the ethical leadership, team culture and innovative work coming together under one roof. Born and raised in the Calgary area, he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Calgary. A life-long learner, he  has his sights set on pursuing his Masters in Business Administration in the near future. Outside of work you can find Chris hiking in the Rocky Mountains, working out at the gym or traveling.
Matt Ashton

Matt Ashton

Project Manager, General Contracting Division

BIOGRAPHY
Matt has 20+ years experience within the construction industry. Graduating from Northumbria University in the UK, he obtained a BSc honors degree in Building Surveying. At the start of his career, he worked with multiple international companies. Making the move to Alberta, Canada in 2006, he has since built-up extensive experience in the Canadian building profession. An entrepreneur at heart, Matt successfully established White Rose Construction, specializing in custom homes, infills and major home renovations. Matt also completed comprehensive training to become a Certified Home Inspector, and within five years, inspected over 500 homes. Matt joined the OnGrowing Works team to lead the General Contracting Division, bringing with him his extensive knowledge of the construction industry. Priding himself on developing strong client relationships, he always ensures the construction team works to fulfill client expectations. Outside of OnGrowing Works, Matt loves spending time with his family. They love the outdoors all year round.
Raymond Vincent

Raymond Vincent

Planning Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Raymond grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba, so finding a company that supported the local community was important to him. As OnGrowing Works’ planning manager, Raymond  supports local communities and affects positive change by helping people connect to their indoor and outdoor spaces. He oversees OnGrowing Works’ general and landscape construction teams, and believes that every space starts with a great plan. With more than 14 years in the construction industry, Raymond holds his Red Seal Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist from Olds College and Architectural Technologist Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. When he’s not planning thoughtful spaces, Raymond is spending time with his family, playing baseball or camping.
Wade McArthur

Wade McArthur

Project Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Wade McArthur is OnGrowing Works’ Landscape Project Manager. In this capacity, he leads all carpentry, masonry and landscape construction teams in a multitude of projects and supports day-to-day field operations. Always up for a new challenge, Wade has over 26 years of experience. As a graduate of Olds College’s Landscape Management Program, he is known as a detailed orientated, multi-talented, problem-solver with an eye for a quality product, and is committed to exceptional construction management. At OnGrowing Works, Wade enjoys the wide-range of expertise that the team brings to each project and always ensures a positive client experience.
Brett Desjardins

Brett Desjardins

Site Supervisor - Landscape Horticulturist

BIOGRAPHY

Brett Desjardins loves creating connections between people and the plants and wildlife that surround them. At OnGrowing Works, he is a site supervisor and believes that it’s important to help people engage with their environment by creating functional and beautiful spaces for them to enjoy. Currently, Brett is completing a horticulture diploma through Olds College and will be pursuing a permaculture design course through Verge Permaculture. The OnGrowing Works team and their clients appreciate Brett’s ability to accurately provide detailed horticultural and maintenance plans. When he isn’t studying or working, Brett likes to hike, hunt and cook.

Shane Papke

Shane Papke

Landscape Site Supervisor

BIOGRAPHY

At OnGrowing Works, Shane Papke is a Site Supervisor in the Landscape Construction Division. As a graduate of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus, he specializes in water mitigation, management and harvesting, as well as plumbing and landscape maintenance. For Shane, the thought of creating outdoor environments that utilize natural resources has always fascinated him. From harnessing the power of water to create electricity and water plant material to using the sun for heating and electricity to relying on soils and natural stone to make outdoor living spaces reflect the beautiful world we live in, he works with meticulous detail to incorporate natural materials in each project. Outside of work, Shane loves to backpack, play guitar and fish.

Steve Birch

Steve Birch

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Vince Constantineau

Vince Constantineau

Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter

BIOGRAPHY

Vincent Constantineau is a key part of OnGrowing Works’ trades team. He is a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter and holds a diploma in Business Administration. At OnGrowing Works, he builds all general construction projects, and with over 20 years in the field, his expertise and commitment to quality craftship is highly valued by both his peers and clients. Outside of work, Vincent loves watersports, as well as camping and skiing.

Gavin Teasdale

Gavin Teasdale

Landscape Tradesperson

BIOGRAPHY

Gavin Teasdale is one of OnGrowing Works’ talented tradespeople. He believes in completing each project to the highest standard possible and takes pride in his work. Gavin has over 10 years of experience as a tradesperson, and at OnGrowing Works, he excels in paving, machine operation and masonry. Outside of work, Gavin is an avid soccer player and often spends time hiking and biking.

Justin Jantzi

Justin Jantzi

Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter

BIOGRAPHY

Everyone at OnGrowing Works knows Justin Jantzi as an “expert wood cutter.” His enthusiasm to build projects by hand is contagious, and clients admire his meticulous craftship. As a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter, Justin has over 14 years of experience. He loves working on interior finishing projects, as well as completing kitchen and bathroom renovations. When he’s not joking with his colleagues and friends, Justin is often rock climbing in the mountains or on his home climbing wall.

 

Billie Lyons

Billie Lyons

Landscape Horticulture Apprentice

BIOGRAPHY

Billie Lyons is OnGrowing Works’ landscape horticulture apprentice. Currently attending Olds College, Billie assists with landscape design and construction. She uses her multifaceted skill set to support the creation of water features, patios, drainage and irrigation systems, and steps and landings. She also operates machinery and helps place boulders. What she loves most about her job is the opportunity to work outside, add value to an already excellent team and create beautiful and functional spaces that people can enjoy for years to come. In her spare time, Billie runs, reads and plays volleyball and slo-pitch.

Aline Melo

Aline Melo

Designer

BIOGRAPHY

At OnGrowing Works, Aline Melo is responsible for all aspects of architectural and interior design. With over a decade of experience and a degree in Architecture and Urbanism, she creates functional spaces that align with client expectations. Whether Aline is meeting with clients, preparing layouts, coordinating electrical, mechanical or civil engineers, or researching material selections, she plays a critical role in ensuring each client’s vision is exceeded. Aline loves how supportive and understanding the OnGrowing Works team is, especially when it comes to clients, and thinks that the team’s ability to communicate ensures a positive customer experience. At home, Aline also puts her design skills to work through DIY projects with her husband and spends as much time as possible with her children.

Justin Fredrich

Justin Fredrich

Apprentice Carpenter

BIOGRAPHY

Justin Fredrich joined OnGrowing Works in March 2021, and his goal is to become the best craftsperson possible. Currently, Justin is working towards his journeyman ticket, with his sights set on becoming a Red Seal Carpenter in the next few years. No matter the task, he prides himself on being productive and producing the highest quality work possible. Justin is excited to work for such a reputable company and contribute to OnGrowing Works’ continued success. In his spare time, Justin likes to travel, watch and play sports, and camp.

Evandro Ramalho

Evandro Ramalho

Junior Designer

BIOGRAPHY

Evandro Ramalho believes that there is nothing more exciting than seeing a project come to life. As a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Architectural Technologies Program, he supports the OnGrowing Works planning and design team by ensuring that all client design and drafting requirements are exceeded. You can find him visualizing and sketching design plans, sourcing products and materials, determining costs and inspecting construction to ensure each project aligns with design specifications. Outside of work, Evandro loves photography and spends his time listening to music, playing sports and dancing.

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OnGrowing Works Ltd.

125 River Avenue
Cochrane, AB T4C 2C2

: (403) 932 3766

: (403) 932 5338

: info@ongrowing.com

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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