On the occasion of our 25th year in business here’s an interview with our owner and founder, Darryl Romaniuk!


How does it feel to be in business for 25 years? What does it mean to you?

Darryl: It feels so great to be in business for 25 years! Never ever did I think I would be in business for 25 years, so accomplishing this milestone is such an amazing feeling. Making it this far makes me so proud of my employees, family and myself. I would never have made it this far without my employees. Nothing would have happened without them. I am just a name in this company, employees own this company. 

Is there a particular job that’s most memorable or that you’re proud of?

Darryl: JBS in Brooks was a job I always remember. What made it memorable was that it wasn’t the easiest job. I had to be on call 24/7 and it was really unique to anything I’ve done before. 

What’s the most dangerous job you’ve done? 

Darryl: Well the thing with this line of work, is everyday is dangerous. Using blades and other very sharp equipment means we have to take safety very seriously. But one job in particular that was a bit freaky was a job in Taber, Alberta where I had to core a hole into a water pump house. The only way I could do it was being slung off a crane in knee deep water. What made it really dangerous was if the power cord somehow slipped off, I would have been killed instantly. 

What’s the longest job you’ve done? 

Darryl: Raising kids. Just kidding. I would have to say the longest job I’ve done on my own was JBS and that was 9 months long. And let me tell you, it was a long 9 months. 

The BMO centre must have been the longest company wide and that’s been going on for a couple years now. 

Are you happy with this career path? Why? 

Darryl: Absolutely! I am very happy with it. What I like most is that work always changes. Jobs are always different with different things to do and that keeps things interesting. Never two jobs are alike.

What is the biggest obstacle with running this company for 25 years? 

Darryl: I’d say pulling through the hard times is always the biggest obstacle. Economic downturns and COVID was very hard to get through as a small business. Experiencing the worldwide epidemic from a business perspective was really eye-opening.   

What motivates you in this job the most? 

Darryl: My family is always my biggest motivator and they will always be. They are such a big part of my life and I have to make sure they are taken care of. Providing a good lifestyle for them means the most to me. 

Are you looking forward to retirement? 

Darryl: Oh yes I am! My plans are to continue taking care of my family and spend quality time with them. Golf when I can and travel to warm places. Spending time at the cabin will be a weekly occurrence for me when I am fully retired.