I am one of Canada’s Departmental Representative for the RCMP. I have recently been in a partnership with the Mayor and Council of Vegreville, responsible for providing oversight and guidance in the design and construction of the greenfield construction of policing accommodations in Vegreville, AB.
From August 2017 through to July 2019, I had the distinct pleasure of being associated with Atkinson Construction, and in particular, Burke Atkinson, President of ACL, and Shaun Bernard, one of ACL’s premier Site Superintendents, in the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 960m2 facility.
The construction phase of the project was completed on time and within the projected budget.
Both Burke and Shaun have been excellent to deal with. For Burke’s part, working through issues with regard to interpretation of contract documentation, proposing creative solutions, providing contractual obligations, magnanimous offers to see us through project challenges, and all-around authentic care for the RCMP’s interests and strategic wishes, I could not ask for better.
Additionally, Shaun possesses a combination of not only a rare and keen mastery of the commercial construction body of knowledge, but a honed, innate ability to professionally and effectively handle the many sub-trades coming through his site. Not only does he efficiently work with tradespeople collaboratively, but he enjoys their reciprocal respect. Shaun is adept at reviewing trades peoples’ work, catching errors and omissions for the overall betterment of the project.
As an Owner’s Representative, you can appreciate the value of these combined skill sets.
Both Burke and Shaun also possess “unteachable” soft skills vital to collaborative solutions and effective communications towards the end of success: personability, respect, maturity, a sense of humour and good-natured attitude.
I would not hesitate for a second in recommending Burke, Shaun, and ACL to you professionally for your Prime Contracting needs.
– Kev Kaechele, Sr. Project Manager, RCMP