Director / Operations – Christopher Witzel
22 years experience. Began his career as an apprentice, later obtaining his tradesman qualification. Chris has also been a chief estimator and project manager .Chris is also responsible for all facets of Clairmont’s operations, including cross connection control and project’s safety.
Director / Construction – Sandy Hicks
23 years experience. Began his career as an apprentice and later obtained his tradesman qualification. Sandy has experience in all types of construction and is responsible for running projects and crew, as well as overseeing the maintenance and service division. In addition to extensive field experience Sandy is also proficient in design aspects of Mechanical Systems and has obtained a professional designation of Applied Science Technologist.
Senior Project Manager – Alex Berger
Alex holds a Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree and brings 40 years of experience in Engineering, Field Inspections and Project Management. Mr. Berger has been with Clairmont since 1998 and is responsible for start to finish project management, as well as overseeing Tendering, Budgeting, Commissioning and Design-Built assignments.
Alex, in his past endeavors has been involved on many landmark projects in the Vancouver area in the Consulting Engineering and Project Management capacity such as:
- Canada Place, Rogers Hockey Arena, Pan Pacific Hotel, Meridian Hotel, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Art Gallery, Oakridge Shopping Centre, Metrotown Centre, and many others.
Chief Estimator- Kyle Lutz
12 years experience. Began his career as an apprentice, later obtaining his tradesman qualifications. Kyle oversees all aspects of our estimating department and is currently chief estimator.
Kyle also is a certified cross connection control tester ,and is certified in Auto CAD construction drafting.
Journeyman / Foreman- Rory Tracy
26 years experience. Rory is another one of our top foreman and proficient in all types of construction.
Rory also is involved in Maintenance and Service work as required.
Journeyman / Foreman- Ryan Patterson
23 years experience. Ryan specializes in Institutional projects and has completed several very successful projects in the past, such as private schools and community centers.
Journeyman/Foreman Alex Ngyuen
Alex started with Clairmont Mechanical as an apprentice at the early age of 20 in 2013. Alex showed good potential from the start and was always wanting to learn more. He has excelled in all challenges put his way, and has gone from apprentice, to a red seal ticked plumber to now one of our most valuable employees.
Along the way he has learned to balance the changes in both the industry and personal to be a very effective leader.
Alex is now a Foreman and runs projects of all sizes for Clairmont.