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 craftship 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 craftship.

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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 craftspeople, 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, Home Construction and Renovations

BIOGRAPHY
Matt Ashton 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 & Design Manager

BIOGRAPHY
Raymond Vincent 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 & design 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, Landscape Construction

BIOGRAPHY
Wade McArthur is OnGrowing Works’ Landscape Construction 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.
Tony Mason

Tony Mason

Lead Carpenter

BIOGRAPHY

With over 30 years of experience, Tony Mason is part of OnGrowing Works’ General Construction Team where he holds the role of Lead Carpenter. Tony has a lifelong passion for carpentry that originated in England where he finished top of his class during his carpentry certification. He is an individual who cares deeply about the quality of his work which makes him an excellent fit at OnGrowing Works as exceptional craftship is always top of mind for the entire team. Outside of work, Tony loves exploring the mountains, golfing and skiing.

Shane Papke

Shane Papke

Site Supervisor, Landscape Construction

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 B.

Steve B.

Site Supervisor, Landscape Construction

BIOGRAPHY
Kurt Stenberg

Kurt Stenberg

Arborist

BIOGRAPHY

Kurt Stenberg is the proud owner and operator of Cochrane Tree Care Ltd. He is an arborist, landscape horticulturist, tree and soil health consultant, and permaculture designer. With a passion for things that grow, there isn’t much he doesn’t know about trees, soil and landscapes. Kurt believes in taking a holistic approach to landscape care and specializes in natural plant treatments, disease management and regenerative practices. He is an advocate for DIY maintenance and coaches people on how to care for their own outdoor spaces. In his spare time, you can find Kurt brushing up on his mycology, horticulture, plant medicine and philosophy knowledge.

Aline Melo

Aline Melo

Architectural 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 Jantzi

Justin Jantzi

Site Supervisor, 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 site supervisor and 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.

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.

Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore

Administrator

BIOGRAPHY

As an Administrator, Ashley Moore ensures that OnGrowing Works’ office runs smoothly. Whether she’s scheduling projects, ensuring clients are helped from start to finish, welcoming people to the office or creating gift baskets, you can count on Ashley to get the task done. When you call OnGrowing Works, Ashley is your first point of contact and will put you in touch with the right team member to start your project. She is an advocate for taking care of our planet and appreciates OnGrowing Works’ sustainable values. Originally from Nova Scotia, Ashley is a vegetarian who loves animals and video games.

Sarita Drew

Sarita Drew

Lead Estimator

BIOGRAPHY

Sarita Drew brings over 20 years of experience in several areas of design, business development and sales, and has received multiple awards and achievements throughout her diverse career. As OnGrowing Works’ Lead Estimator, Sarita quotes new projects and works closely with the team during design and production to ensure projects come to life within budget. As an architectural technologist with extensive sales and AutoCAD knowledge, she specializes in design and construction with a strong foundation in software, sales and engineered wood products. Sarita believes that well designed spaces – whether indoor or outdoor – can be affordable to everyone, and working in OnGrowing Works’ wonderful team environment, she makes the process of creating your dream space exciting and hassle-free. Outside of work, Sarita is an avid skier, trail runner, mountain biker and paddle boarder. She’s usually found in the mountains with her friends, three wonderful teenage kids, partner and golden retriever, Marlo, where she enjoys the beautiful Alberta landscape and all it has to offer and inspire.

Conrad Dalsin

Conrad Dalsin

Project Manager

BIOGRAPHY

Conrad Dalsin supports both OnGrowing Works’ indoor and outdoor space functions. Whether it’s home construction or landscaping, he helps manage projects and team members to ensure each client’s vision is exceeded. Holding a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Conrad has over 10 years of experience. When he’s not busy ensuring that the details of each project are completed, he’s golfing, playing slo-pitch or snowboarding. You can also catch him playing cards or board games with friends.

Lucas Steeves

Lucas Steeves

Landscape Supervisor

BIOGRAPHY

Lucas Steeves always knew he wanted to work in the landscape industry. Since he was 14 years old, he’s had a passion for beautifying outdoor spaces and creating peaceful green areas for people to enjoy. Lucas is a journeyman landscape horticulturist, industry certified hardscape technician and holds his class 1 truck driver license. He believes he has two purposes in life: to have fun and to improve the lives of those around him. With this philosophy, OnGrowing Works is the perfect job for Lucas as he finds pure joy in building and operating equipment while also improving people’s lives by giving them the outdoor spaces they’ve always dreamed of. Lucas believes in giving back to younger generations and does so by teaching and mentoring upcoming generations of tradespeople and passing on his knowledge to support the landscaping industry.

Mikayla Andrews

Mikayla Andrews

Horticulture Supervisor

BIOGRAPHY

Mikayla Andrews Andrews joined OnGrowing Works as a Horticulture Supervisor in May 2021. One of her primary responsibilities is to execute landscape and planting projects, as well as manage clients’ plant work orders. Known for her natural green thumb and infectious smile, Mikayla has been working in the green industry since 2016, and her love of plants is evident as demonstrated through her ever growing personal house plant collection. Currently, she holds a Horticulture Technician Certificate and a Horticulture Technologist Diploma from Olds College and is currently completing her Bachelor of Applied Science Degree at Olds College where she is majoring in horticulture. Mikayla loves that her role at OnGrowing Works gives her the opportunity to learn and grow, while simultaneously letting her have a positive impact on client yards. She’s most motivated when she sees enjoyment on a client’s face and loves working for a sustainability-focused company. When she’s not at work, you can find her baking or going on walking adventures with her partner and dog.

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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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