After graduating from the BCIT Mechanical Systems Technology program in 1991, Michael joined Fred Welsh Ltd. (FWL) as an estimator in the Special Projects Division. He quickly moved up to estimating and managing projects in the large Construction Division.
In the mid 90’s, construction in Vancouver was extremely slow, so FWL looked outside its traditional market and Michael spent close to 5 years managing several projects which were procured in Prince George.
Early 2000’s saw resurgence in the Vancouver market where Michael focused efforts on estimating, procuring and managing a number of institutional/ lab projects at UBC; of special mention was the 600,000 sqft UBC Life Sciences Centre, a five year build. Immediately following, Michael was successful in negotiating the new 1,200,000 sqft Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion (VCCEP) project, followed by the BC Place Rehabilitation project and two P3 projects, Surrey Memorial Hospital – Critical Care Tower and most recently the TECK Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
In 2010, a partnership opportunity was presented to Michael by Fred Welsh.
“I am extremely proud to be part of an organization with a solid reputation of providing quality services and workmanship that has spanned into now, the fourth generation. With a solid team of managers, supervisors, technicians and coordinators, I look forward to the challenges ahead and excited to embrace the newest technologies in the industry.”