Category: People Profile

Celebrating Skilled Tradespeople on National Construction Day – Darian Bodnar

Posted on November 30, 2021

November 3rd marks National Construction Day in Canada, a time to recognize the passionate and driven people in our industry who build and maintain the infrastructure in communities across the country. In Canada, over 1.4 million people are employed in the construction industry – individuals who contribute to the building infrastructure that improves our cities and our communities.   Darian Bodnar is a Red Seal Plumber and Gasfitter working with Modern Niagara in Alberta… Read more »

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Supporting the Lifecycle of Buildings Beyond Construction – Modern Niagara’s Building Services Team

Posted on September 27, 2021

Modern Niagara is proud to support the entire building lifecycle by providing industry-leading service offerings. Our Building Services team and our technicians in the field ensure that clients have access to tailored, high-quality support. Those individuals know the importance of the work they do to support the lifecycle of a building – but also the… Read more »

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Growing, Learning and Leading in the Trades – Jason Crosbie

Posted on September 15, 2021

At Modern Niagara, we build for life. This not only applies to the high-quality work our dedicated teams accomplish daily across all our regions, but also captures Modern Niagara’s dedication towards supporting our employees along their personal career journeys. A crucial element in Modern Niagara’s people-focused approach is the regional Labour Managers, who work diligently… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Mark MacKinnon

Posted on July 19, 2021

The five Core Values at the heart of our culture – teamwork, initiative, determination, professionalism, and passion - are what drive our team members to contribute to Modern Niagara’s success and growth in the industry while fostering their individual success. We reached out to Mark MacKinnon, a Foreman at Modern Niagara Alberta and professional Muay Thai athlete. Mark captured the World Boxing… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Mitch DuPont

Posted on July 9, 2021

Modern Niagara’s Southwestern Ontario office, our newest location, continues to expand our presence and operations in the region. Despite only formally establishing a new office out of Hamilton in early 2021, Modern Niagara has a strong connection to this region and many of our current team members in the new office have been living and working in the area for many years. One… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Neda Safaeian

Posted on June 7, 2021

Our people are what make Modern Niagara what it is. Their dedication to our core values, to their own professional development, and to taking active roles within the industry is what allows us to succeed. In addition, we know that trades education remains a crucial component of maintaining an efficient and effective workforce. Supporting trade… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Health and Safety Week

Posted on May 6, 2021

As our industry celebrates the annual Health and Safety Week, we want to take this opportunity and highlight the crucial work of our dedicated Health and Safety team. Modern Niagara takes pride in our position as an industry leader in employee Health and Safety, which could not have been achieved without the passion and commitment of our Health and Safety Team members, whose work… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Labour Managers

Posted on April 6, 2021

Our Labour Managers play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of Modern Niagara’s business, as well as promoting a positive, productive, and safe culture among our field staff. To highlight the work of these dedicated individuals, we reached out to Ken Richmond and Dave Ross, two Labour Managers at Modern Niagara Alberta, who spoke to us about the… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Megan Mathes

Posted on March 31, 2021

Since 2009, March 31 has marked the International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day celebrating transgender and gender non-conforming people in our communities. Today, March 31, 2021, in honour of this special occasion, we celebrate the story and work of Megan Mathes, General Manager of Building Services leading Modern Niagara’s services team in Calgary and Edmonton. Megan announced… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: International Women’s Day

Posted on March 8, 2021

According to reports produced in the past few years*, women make up 12 per cent of the workforce in the construction industry in Canada. The vast majority of these women support Canada’s infrastructure in off-site, office-based roles. In fact, women in the trades who are employed on job sites make up just four per cent… Read more »

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Employee spotlight: Lane Campbell and Anthony Tacconelli

Posted on February 11, 2021

Modern Niagara is currently looking for new Estimators to join our growing team of talented professionals in Southwestern Ontario. As such, this seemed the perfect opportunity to reach out to Lane Campbell (Chief Estimator at Modern Niagara) and Anthony Tacconelli (Senior Estimator) to share their experiences about navigating the trades industry and working in Modern’s estimating department.  Lane Campbell first entered the trades as a teenager and found his way… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Tyson Stewart

Posted on February 3, 2021

Our employee profiles provide the perfect opportunity to introduce some of our dedicated professionals and share their unique stories. Recently, we spoke with Tyson Stewart, a Sheet Metal Apprentice at Modern Niagara’s Ottawa shop, who shared his story about entering the trades, the experience of juggling both his apprenticeship and work as a referee, and his incredible experience officiating at the 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. Tyson first started his journey in the trades through an HVAC program at Algonquin College in Ottawa.   “I started in the trades when I was 21, when I went to Algonquin College and… Read more »

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Team Spotlight: Sam Huber and Kent Nedula

Posted on January 27, 2021

Modern Niagara Edmonton has a well-established tradition of delivering high-quality solutions to building owners and managers across the country and we are continuing to grow our Edmonton office with experienced professionals for upcoming projects. As such, we reached out to both Sam Huber and Kent Nedula, two Sheet Metal Apprentices from our Edmonton shop, who spoke about their journey into the trades, their experience… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Ted Cottingham

Posted on January 6, 2021

Our team at Modern Niagara Edmonton have been delivering high-quality solutions to building owners and managers in the region since 2014. As we continue to grow our Edmonton office with experienced professionals for upcoming projects, it seemed the perfect opportunity to introduce one of our Sheet Metal Foremen, Ted Cottingham, who shared with us his story on how he began his career, as well as his work with Modern. Ted’s career in the construction industry began during his time at University, where he entered the trades during a summer job before his first semester of a Masters Program. 

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Team Spotlight: Toronto Site Administration Team

Posted on December 17, 2020

As we prepare to enter a new year, it is important to look back and reflect on the determination of our teams across the country, as well as the changes they had to make in order to persevere through this challenging period. We reached out to some of our Site Administrators from Modern Niagara’s Toronto… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Miriam Jordi

Posted on October 29, 2020

October marks the annual Women’s History Month celebration in Canada. The theme of this year’s celebration, #BecauseOfYou, focuses on the lasting impact that women have made, and continue to make, on this country.[1] This month of celebration provides the perfect opportunity for us to introduce Miriam Jordi, one of our many dedicated and talented tradespeople… Read more »

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Employee Spotlights: Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020

Posted on October 6, 2020

Modern Niagara is not only committed to supporting the wellbeing of our employees through the more traditional dimensions of health and safety, but also by addressing the often-underplayed issue of mental health. As such, Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020 provides the perfect opportunity to highlight some of our dedicated Modern team members, who participated in… Read more »

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Employee Spotlight: Scott Lafontaine

Posted on August 10, 2020

At Modern Niagara, we have a rich history of working on residential high-rises in the Ottawa region. As we continue to grow our team of experienced professionals for upcoming projects, it seemed the perfect opportunity to introduce one of our Sheet Metal Foremen, Scott Lafontaine, who shared with us his story on how he began his career as well as his work with Modern.

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The Faces of Modern Niagara: Meet 3 of Our VDC Designers

Posted on June 12, 2020

Lopa Shah Growing up with a father who is a mechanical engineering consultant, CAD sketches and drawings were a familiar sight for Lopa Shah at a very young age. As a child, she knew she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and ultimately work with CAD drawings and virtual models. Lopa started her career… Read more »

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