OUR SAYWELL TEAM

The experienced team at Saywell Contracting is made up of professional and personable leaders who have many years of experience in the construction industry and have helped contribute to economic growth on Vancouver Island, and throughout BC.

SHELDON SAYWELL

Principal

Sheldon has over 25-years’ experience in construction, and over 20 years as the successful Owner of Saywell Contracting. An active industry member and advocate, Sheldon has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Island Construction Association and numerous committees.
As a Canadian Construction Association Gold Sealed Certified Owner, Sheldon continues to produce top quality multi-residential and commercial projects, as well as undertaking building envelope remediation work throughout Vancouver Island. Sheldon utilizes a “hands-on” management style, working with clients, architects and engineers to complete projects that meet and exceed customers’ expectations. His motto is “People before Profits.”

KARL BINDER

Operations Manager

A demonstrated professional and personable leader, Karl is committed to the overall day-to-day operations of Saywell and ensuring client expectations are met. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Karl has successfully completed numerous projects upwards of $8 million.

Karl possesses the knowledge and experience to engage and interact with all levels of professionals including Government Officials, Designers, Consultants and Clients. Karl understands the many facets of different forms of agreement: the flexibility of design-build vs. the rigidity of stipulated price IFC’s. As a Senior Project Manager, it is Karl’s nature to ensure the project is brought in on time and on budget.

BONNIE HUNTER

Project Manager

A Gold Seal Certified Project Manager, Bonnie has spent the last 14 years building relationships in the construction industry on Vancouver Island. Her aptitude for learning, communication skills and thirst for continuously improving her technical capability have put her in the top of her field, and her drive and enthusiasm have made her a natural leader both at work and in the community.
Bonnie possesses a track record of successful project deliveries in a variety of construction models and contract types, on commercial, institutional, and multi-residential projects valued up to $15 million. Her strategic thinking, attention to detail and emphasis on team make her invaluable to clients.

SHANNON KELLY

Project Manager

Shannon has been in the construction industry for nearly 20 years, and he has held Site Supervisor, Construction Manager, and Project manager positions during his career. His experience includes single-family residential, multi-storey wood frame construction and land development projects.

Shannon has excellent project coordinating and communication skills and believes that building long-lasting relationships with owners, clients and valued trade partners is key to the success of any project. Shannon is currently registered as a Gold Seal Intern with the CCA and is currently working towards his NCSO and PMP designations.

JULIE PIMENTEL

Controller

A true professional, Julie is committed to the overall day-to-day financial operations of Saywell Contracting. With over 23 years of experience, including 17 with Saywell Contracting, Julie successfully manages subcontractor payments, contract billing and company payroll. She oversees all accounting procedures and functions.

Dawn Schroeder

Project Manager

A highly knowledgeable and skilled leader, Dawn brings over a decade of valuable construction management experience to the Saywell team. She is currently registered as a Gold Seal Intern with the CCA. Her career history includes roles as Project Coordinator, Estimator and Project Manager in subcontractor and Construction Management occupations. With a background in cartography and wall systems, Dawn brings a dynamic and knowledgeable edge to effectively navigate solutions and information for projects. Dawn demonstrates the value of excellent communication and utilizes this skill to positively impact the projects she enthusiastically leads.

JACKIE MACDONALD

Project Coordinator

Jackie has been with Saywell since 2004 working as a project coordinator/project manager. She started her career with RJC as a building science technologist after completing her education at Camosun College in Civil Engineering. Jackie brings the experience of working on numerous building envelope remediation projects while the building is occupied.

She is very familiar with the needs of the occupants and keeping everyone on the team in constant communication. With over 15 years of experience administering contract documentation, she can facilitate projects of varying sizes and complexity.

LOUISE TURCH

Project Coordinator

Louise brings the experience of working directly for a real estate developer with over $300 million dollars combined in residential, institutional and commercial real estate projects on Vancouver Island.

With over 10 years of experience administering contract documentation in both the construction and commercial real estate industry, she has the ability to facilitate building development projects of varying sizes and complexity. Louise is a strategic thinker who possesses strong organizational skills, giving clients an edge in seeing their project to successful completion.

HOLLY RIVET

Project Coordinator

Holly brings with her several years of experience working for developers in both Vancouver and Calgary. She has the ability to facilitate building development projects of varying sizes and complexity. Holly is a strategic thinker who possesses strong organizational skills, giving clients an edge in seeing their project to successful completion.

DAVID BINDER

Superintendent

David began his career in Ontario as a builder/renovator, and decided to take his knowledge of building to the next level by completing a certified Home Inspection Course. After finishing his studies at St. Clair College in Ontario and becoming certified through InterNACHI, David moved to Vancouver Island in 2016, where he continued his home inspection career.

However, his love for building brought him back to construction, and David started with Saywell in 2017 as a Superintendent, renovating 60 hotel rooms at the Bayside Resort in Parksville. He has continued on with a number of other leasehold improvements and is now responsible for multi-family buildings from the ground-up. David’s knowledge and enthusiasm for construction shows in everything he does and clients can expect a quality end result on every project.

PAT ROBINSON

Superintendent

Pat, a Red Seal Carpenter, started with Saywell Contracting as a Foreman in September 2019. His skill, work ethic and integrity propelled him into a superintendent role in September 2020. While much of his experience comes from hands-on residential and commercial carpentry, Pat continues to enhance his knowledge of all facets of construction. Problem solving, looking into the project details, and expecting a high quality of workmanship from trades makes him a resource on projects. Pat is competent, friendly and brings a positive attitude to the workplace; all of which make him an asset to the Saywell team.

DAVID ROBINSON

Superintendent

David began his career 18 years ago with Saywell Contracting as a labourer and completed his apprenticeship in 2008, receiving his red seal carpentry certification. He brings with him 10 years of lead foreman and site superintendent experience.

David has worked on numerous existing building envelope rehabilitation projects. He is very familiar with the needs of the occupants and keeping everyone on the team in constant communication. He has the proven ability to coordinate subcontractors on his site in order to bring projects in on time and on budget.

ANDREW MCVIE

Superintendent

Andrew is the newest addition to the Saywell Team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge with over 22 years of experience in the construction industry. From $500M mega-projects to $1M seismic renovations, Andrew is able to manage both big and small. With his hands-on approach and respect of sub-trades, quality of work and scheduling never falter.

DALE ENNIS

Superintendent

Dale has been in the construction industry for nearly 35 years.  After serving 3 years in the 8th/9th Battalion in military with the Royal Australian Regiment, Dale was trained by and worked for his father, a Master Carpenter who owned a large construction company in Queensland, Australia. After emigrating to Canada in 1988, Dale owned and operated a successful construction company in Calgary, where he employed a staff of 10 and successfully completed projects up to $5 million.

His specialties include high rise buildings, shopping centres, bridges and multi-family residences. Dale has excellent contractor-coordinating and communication skills, and believes that building long-lasting relationships with clients and valued trade partners is the key to success on any project.

COREY COURT

Superintendent

Corey started his construction career straight from high school where he began as a labourer working for a commercial general contractor. During this time, he also gained experience doing finish carpentry and millwork installations. Corey grasped his keen eye for finish detail and passion for construction and completed his red seal carpentry certification in 2011. Over the years, Corey has supervised numerous commercial interior renovations including retail, medical, federal, and law office projects. He recognizes and values the impact of creating and maintaining great relationships with trades, designers, and clients to facilitate projects being completed on time and on budget.

MAX SKAARAVIK

Superintendent

Max is an ambitious multi-skilled leader with excellent communication and organizational skills. He brings over 23 years of commercial construction experience to the Saywell team. Given his well-established construction background, Max has successfully worked as a Superintendent from large-scale developments to tenant improvements. He possesses an innate ability to maintain excellent professional relationships with all parties involved on projects. Over the years, Max consistently demonstrates his commitment and dedication to complete client projects on time and on budget.

IAN CAPELL

Safety Officer

Ian is responsible for setting the high standard of Occupational Health and Safety that Saywell Contracting is well known for in our industry. Ian’s responsibilities involve monitoring and proactively managing jobsite safety and to set company policy on safety for the health and well-being of our employees and others that work on Saywell’s jobsites. Ian assists the project coordinators in various tasks such as beginning and setting up new projects and helping to ensure that all projects run a smooth course throughout construction.

LANCE ADAIR

Superintendent

Lance has been in the Construction Industry for over 25 years and has worked on many successful construction projects. Lance started in the industry as a Journeyman Carpenter. He has a well-rounded wheelhouse of management skills that have enabled him to work in a diverse number of positions including Lead Hand, Superintendent, Quality Supervisor, Project Manager and Construction Manager. Lance has a keen understanding of what it takes to successfully start and finish Residential Multi-family and Mixed-use Developments, including Commercial Developments and large subdivisions.

ROBERT CORREA

Superintendent

With 26 years of construction experience, Robert has acquired a talent for overseeing the construction and management of numerous Civil, Commercial, Institutional and Residential projects. Robert demonstrates his in-depth knowledge of the construction industry through his leadership on site, critical planning skills and thoughtful execution of projects. His dynamic construction background has given him advanced skill sets to manage and control project scopes, budgets, requirements, deliverables, and resources. Robert endeavors to achieve the highest standards for clients, as well as harmonizing information between the production team and the clients.

Allen Prescott

Site Superintendent

Allen is a natural leader who brings over 30 years of Commercial and Institutional construction experience to the Saywell team. Born and raised in Montreal, Allen started working as a Fireman and began his construction career simultaneously in 1989 working as a sheet metal worker. Throughout his career, Allen has acquired a deep understanding of the importance of teamwork and communication. He also developed an outstanding skillset for detail and obtained his ticket as an Architectural Sheet Metal worker. In 2014, he moved to BC to continue his passion for construction supervision. Allen takes immense pride in craftsmanship and values organization, leadership and managing details that ultimately deliver excellent results for clients.

MICHELLE ENGEL

Office Assistant

Michelle is the face and voice of Saywell Contracting. New to the team, she looks forward to taking on the challenging, multifaceted role of Office Assistant. Michelle is often the first point of contact for clients, subcontractors, and visitors when they call or step into our office. Michelle functions as a liaison for accounts payable while reporting to our Controller. She also enjoys assisting our Project Coordinators in various administrative processes.

DENISE MAWHINNEY

Office Assistant

Denise has been working with Saywell Contracting for over 10 years. She is a valued team member who always goes above and beyond to assist the team and keep the office organized. You will always find her with a smile on her face bopping around the office lending a hand or running errands between construction sites and the office. With the office sidekick Remi by her side, Denise stays on her toes ready to lend a helping hand.

REMI

Office Greeter

Remi, a handsome Golden Doodle, has 12 years of construction experience and basically grew up on the job site. He quickly moved up the Saywell ranks eventually grasping the title of Quality Control Manager! Now in his "golden years" Remi has pulled back from his construction role and is now the official office greeter at Saywell Contracting. Remi loves his weekly haircuts, flip flops and long walks on the beach.... he's from the suburbs but pretends he's a big city dog. His only beefs in life are the big Doberman Pincer that struts by the office every other day and the UPS guy, but not the Purolater guy, he's OK with him!
“Through the project Saywell Contracting demonstrated an aptitude for coordination, consultation and communication… We look forward to working with Saywell Contracting on future projects in the community and highly recommend them. They have provided the resources and expertise to successfully exceed our expectations”
 – Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre