Carey DeFord

Edmonton

“DeFord contracting is a family-based business. My father, Tony DeFord, started it in '67. Together, we've been shaping the landscape in Edmonton for almost 50 years through some municipal park sites, recreation sites, roadway subdivisions, and all those good things that fall within the city of Edmonton.

I'm an operations manager here at DeFord Contracting, as well as an owner. So I guess a typical day would be ensuring that the crews and all the equipment are getting what they need and off to work. Taking care of some of the behind-the-scenes work and, for lack of a better word, some of the politics that keep the jobs going. I don't have one duty every day, but it's always my duty to ensure the crew gets what they need and that we can fulfill all of our obligations.”

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