About Your Precast Concrete Designer, Manufacturer & Builder Of Choice

History of Eagle Builders

What began as a small agricultural construction company has grown into Western Canada’s largest and most trusted name in precast concrete construction. In 2000, Dan Haan embarked on a venture that would change the building industry forever. Dan understood the high maintenance costs of conventional structures and dared to find a better solution. Taking a leap of faith, he started a construction company with a vision to offer superior agricultural buildings constructed from concrete. At first, our precast was manufactured on-site using mobile casting beds rather than in a manufacturing facility. In 2002, we leased a 10,000 sq ft building to manufacture precast concrete panels.

Shortly after moving into their new manufacturing facility, Dan passed away. Barely old enough to vote, Dan’s young kids stepped up to the plate to run the company and continue his vision. Calling every contact available, they started to build the business one project at a time. As production continued in the 10,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, word spread of the young company. Eagle Builders was constructing quality concrete structures with service that went beyond expectations. Since 2002, we have hit many exciting milestones and look forward to many more to come. 

Our dedication to our people, community, quality and services has been the driving force behind the rapid growth and success you see today.

Company Milestones
 

  • 2000

    2000

    Dan Haan starts a construction company, specializing in precast concrete agricultural buildings.

  • 2002

    2002

    Eagle Builders transitioned from mobile casting beds to a true precast concrete producer by leasing a 10,000sq.ft manufacturing facility.

  • 2003

    2003

    Eagle Builders started to produce their own concrete, however, this was also the year that the company’s founder, Dan Haan, passed away.

  • 2004

    2004

    After the passing of its founder, Dan Haan, his children took over the management of the company, liquidated all assets related to general contracting and focused solely on precast concrete production. It was in this year that Eagle Builders received their first commercial contract.

  • 2006

    2006

    Eagle Builders began installing their own precast concrete panels and acquired a 40-ton crane to support their operations.

  • 2008

    2008

    As a result of steady annual growth, Eagle Builders invested in land at Aspelund Industrial Park and constructed a 60,000sq.ft precast concrete factory and a two-story office.

  • 2010

    2010

    Eagle Builders became a limited partnership company.

  • 2012

    2012

    Eagle Builders achieved their CPCI certification, and expanded their production space by adding an additional 40,000sq.ft to produce more wall panels and transportation products.

  • 2013

    2013

    Eagle Builders started designing and manufacturing CPCI certified transportation products.

  • 2016

    2016

    Eagle Builders increased their production space by 55,000sq.ft and added a second batch plant to produce major infrastructure products. The company also began construction on a new headquarters building.

  • 2017

    2017

    Eagle Builders manufactured its first deflected strand precast concrete NU Girder.

  • 2018

    2018

    Eagle Builders was awarded the contract for the largest precast concrete parkade in Western Canada, located in Vancouver, BC. Additionally, the company completed the world’s largest single span precast concrete arch wildlife overpass in Golden, BC.

  • 2020

    2020

    Celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary

  • 2021

    2021

    Expanded main manufacturing facility by 36,100 SQ FT. Added a second manufacturing facility of 47,505 SQ FT for hollowcore production.

  • 2022

    2022

    Started match casting segmental box girders.

Executive Leadership team

 

Director

Focus:
Design-build and general contracting

Weekends are most often for family. Camping, jet boating, quadding, and snowboarding are a few activities you may find them doing together. They also enjoy traveling to try new experiences.

With over 20 years of experience in precast concrete construction, Dennis has built every type of structure from agricultural facilities to multi-level seniors housing. 

Dennis and his wife Mel have been happily married since 2006 and have four children. Dennis and Mel are active members within their community and give back to various programs and organizations involved in the prosperity of their community.

Director

Focus:
Business operations

Craig desires to lead a life built on strong ethical and moral values that will set an example for his family and colleagues. While away from the office you may find Craig skiing, on a date with his wife, coaching hockey or volunteering within the community.

Craig started his career working for his father at a young age and has worked in every facet of the business from manufacturing to installation and sales. Craig holds his Mobile Crane Red Seal Certification, Class 1 Drivers License and has constructed each type of building we have the pleasure of manufacturing and construction.

Craig and his wife Kim have been happily married since 2005 and have three beautiful children together. Craig and Kim are active members within their church and community.

Director

Focus:
Precast concrete manufacturing

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Lethbridge and has his PQS Level 2 Certification. Kevin started his construction career with Eagle Builders in 2004 and has been the managing director of the factory since 2009.

Kevin and his wife Becky have been happily married since 2005 and have four children. Kevin and Becky are active members within their community and are involved in 
many local organizations and church groups.

Kevin is looking forward to both the future growth of the company and the people who work for Eagle Builders.

Design-Build and General Contracting

Werner Brouwer specializes in design-build and general contracting projects. He works directly with stakeholders to conceptualize, evaluate and construct turn-key buildings that exceed client expectations. 

Werner is a native of South Africa, where he received his degree in quantity surveying and project management from the Tshwane University of Technology. Since his time with Eagle Builders, Werner has worked on every type of project, including heavy industrial and luxury buildings requiring a high level of ingenuity and detail.

Precast Concrete Sales Manager

Niels Goedhart is the precast concrete sales manager responsible for finalizing precast concrete bids and overseeing the precast evaluation process. Niels began his construction career estimating with Eagle Builders in 2008 when he moved from Holland. Prior to his arrival in Canada, Niels managed a temporary labour agency and was responsible for the business operations and coordination of hundreds of employees. Niels holds a sales certificate from the University of Oxford and has successfully sold and managed projects ranging from agricultural to high end commercial buildings.

Infrastructure and Special Projects

Jacob van Nieuwenhuyze is responsible for managing public and private infrastructure procurements with a focus on transportation products. Jacob works closely with consultants, engineers and general contractors, designing, evaluating and coordinating the manufacturing and delivery of structural precast products. With over 20 years of construction experience, Jacob has worked in many facets of the industry, including 5 years of manufacturing and over a decade in project management.

Sales / Project Development

Bryce specializes in design-build and general contracting opportunities with a focus on industrial, office and commercial construction projects in Western Canada. He works closely with clients from initial planning and design to successful completion. Having spent 15 years as a Principal with a global real estate services firm, Bryce’s understanding of the various aspects of the commercial real estate market allows him to bring a unique and valuable perspective to Eagle’s clients.

Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Van Someren is the Chief Financial Officer for Eagle Builders and is responsible for managing the company's financial actions, capital structure, financial planning and risk analysis. Jerry received his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Alberta and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985. Jerry’s in-depth knowledge, analytical thinking and years of experience greatly contribute to the consistent growth and success of Eagle Builders.

HR Manager

Chantal Parkins joined Eagle Builders in 2016 and has grown into the role of Human Resources Manager. She is responsible for managing employee relations, corporate culture, recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as comprehensive training and development programs.

Her professional journey commenced right out of high school when she initially pursued the Geomatics Program at SAIT. However, driven by her desire for implementing strategic programs, elevating employee engagement, and guiding individuals along their career paths, she seamlessly transitioned into the field of Human Resources.

Chantal values quality time with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever. Embracing a "work hard, play hard" philosophy, she enjoys travel, the outdoors, and various sporting activities. Her commitment to fostering a positive workplace and her dedication to the team's growth and well-being reflect her passion for meaningful professional experiences.

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