Created by the competence, passion, and professionalism of our leaders, Heavy North is a team built on trust, loyalty, respect and capability. The values we share form the foundation for the way we do business, and will continue to influence the expansion of our team.
President and Chief Executive Officer
With over 35 years of construction management experience, Steve has been Heavy North’s President since inception. Steve is responsible for all divisions within the Heavy North Group of Companies.
Steve’s vision and leadership has seen Heavy North expand from an office in Fort McMurray to multiple offices across Western Canada and the addition of several partnerships and subsidiaries within the Heavy North Group’s portfolio of businesses.
Steve’s track record for effectively managing billions of dollars of transportation, oil sands, and hydro-electric infrastructure development has earned him the respect of owners, vendors, and the high-performance teams he’s managed. He credits the years spent working his way through the ranks for the strong, long-standing relationships he has developed within the construction sectors. His reputation for effectively delivering quality results – with an unwavering focus on safety – has placed him in high esteem amongst his peer group.
Steve held a lengthy and well respected career at Kiewit Corporation prior to founding Heavy North. For 27 years, he occupied various senior level positions at Kiewit including Project Sponsor responsible for managing several projects in Western Canada worth over $1 billion and Project Director for the $1.2 billion Kearl Oilsands Project in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Chief Operating Officer
Raj is Chief Operating Officer for the Heavy North Group of Companies. Raj was formerly the Vice President, Operations and moved into his new role in 2017.
As a founding member of the Heavy North Group of Companies, Raj’s leadership, management and vision ensured that the company had the proper operational controls, reporting procedures and systems in place to effectively grow the organization. Raj has been pivotal in managing the company’s growth and in maintaining excellent relationships with partners and clients. Heavy North has enjoyed steady and continued growth since inception.
Raj has an avid passion for learning, solving problems and applying his specialized knowledge to managing construction projects. Inherently diligent and meticulous, Raj does what he says he’s going to do. His diverse portfolio of project experience includes large oilsands development, highways, bridges, as well as highly complex design-build and alternative delivery model projects.
Formerly, Raj held various project management positions on projects worth over $1 billion in both Fort McMurray and Edmonton, Alberta for Kiewit Corporation. Raj earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2005 from the University of Manitoba.