With more than 40 years of general construction experience, LEAR Construction Management Ltd. is a firm that’s come to have a reputation for delivering building projects on time and on budget.
The company was formed in 1976 and over the decades has successfully completed thousands of contracts, from commercial, to institutional, industrial and multi-family projects. We have the ability to adapt to all size projects and this includes small scale renovations and modernizations through to multi-million dollar new construction.
We’ve built a reputation of trust by being involved, attentive and responsive to our clients’ needs. We work with our customers by first understanding the vision and scope for the project, turning that into blueprints, then delivering a finished product that comes in on time, on budget, and with a strong relationship.
LEAR provides Construction Management, Pre-Construction Service and General Contracting for new builds or renovations across Alberta and through Western Canada. We also provide cost saving construction services to our clients specializing on tight schedules.
We know that once you choose a general contractor, you want to trust in the work being done and the team doing it. At LEAR, our carefully chosen team members have many years or even decades of experience and are on our roster because they’re proven to be intelligent, hard workers with a reputation for caring about every step of the project along the way, as well as being responsive and communicative with any hurdles that arise. We pride ourselves on hiring good people who are creative problem solvers and experts in their fields, right from our office staff, to trades, and suppliers.
Safety is Paramount
We care about the safety of every one of our employees and contractors. That’s why we’re a member of the Alberta Construction Safety Association and why we’ve been a part in the Partnership in Injury Reduction program since its inception. All our projects are managed with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act in mind, and our corporate Construction Safety Officer is involved in all our builds.
Environmental and Industry Standards
At LEAR Construction, we’re experienced in building facilities to LEED standards and in meeting Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Guidelines. All our projects meet municipal, provincial or manufacturing standards. We’re also able to prepare Erosion and Sediment Control plans or Environmental Construction Operations plans, and Traffic Accommodation Strategy plans for sites.
We live in Alberta, and care enormously about the future of our province and its environmental health.
Ryan Bazant, MBA, P. Eng
Ryan has overall executive operational responsibility of the company and has been involved in all aspects of the business from working on site to estimating to project management to executive leadership. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), is a member of APEGA (P.Eng) and a Masters in Business Administration. Ryan is an active member of the “Young Presidents Organisation” (YPO) and supports local communities.
Vice President, Construction
Chris knows his industry from the foundation, all the way to the top; he started out as a tradesman, working as a certified carpenter for his family’s construction company, before striking out on his own. Over the years, he’s built his skills by climbing the ranks, from roles such as foreman, to superintendent to project manager and now vice president. At LEAR, Chris now leads the Company’s operational activities from project development to project closeout. He provides strong and effective leadership, mentoring, and guidance to the growing team of Project Managers and Superintendents.
Shawn Hammer, P. Eng
Shawn manages the Commercial Construction Division in addition to his senior leadership role. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and is an active member of APEGA (P.Eng.). Shawn has shaped his career to his current role after joining Lear and working on site during his schooling years. He quickly progressed into project coordination, project management into operational management. Shawn is responsible for the day to day operations of the commercial division including oversight of the project managers and site superintendents. Shawn’s long term relationships with project partners, sub contractors and suppliers, ensures Lear has the right team in place across our commercial projects.
Business Development Manager
Jason is the company’s Business Development Manager and brings over 20 years of sales and business development experience. Relocating from Sydney, Australia to Calgary in October 2011 his expertise has been gained across retail, oil & gas and the construction industries and includes sales, business development, marketing, technical writing and business management. Jason oversees Lear’s business relationships, marketing, social media, events, recruitment and culture.
Henry Zak, B. Admin
Henry achieved a Business Administration degree from the University of Regina, his P.Mgr. from the Canadian Institute of Management and his CPA from Chartered Professional Accountant organization. Henry has senior Financial Management responsibility for Lear Construction Management Ltd. and other related companies. He brings over 30 years of senior finance experience in residential home building, mid-size construction companies and large distribution companies owned by the major beer companies in Canada.
Dan is Lear’s workforce and safety manager and has overall responsibility of our safety, quality and environmental program.
Dan has over 12 years’ employment with LEAR progressing through the company as a site superintendent, project manager then overall responsibility for the planning, coordination and controlling of safety, quality and environmental.
Additional responsibilities include coordinating and managing sub trades, materials, and equipment; creating and analyzing budgets, schedules, and contracts; and monitoring the safety of employees.