Kinetic Celebrates 30 Years
September 30, 2014, Victoria, B.C. – One of Vancouver Island’s largest construction companies is celebrating 30 years in business this week. Kinetic Construction has grown from a two-person operation that started in the home of founder Bill Gyles and his wife Darlene, to one that employs more than 115 people across southern B.C.
“In the blink of an eye 30 years passes, but one of the most rewarding aspects of our industry is that our history is all around us in the buildings we construct,” said Gyles, CEO, Kinetic Construction. “Our team is fortunate to be surrounded with projects we have worked on over the years with great clients and a large circle of valued sub trades and partners.”
Kinetic has successfully completed hundreds of construction projects for private and public-sector clients on Vancouver Island and throughout B.C. Recent high-profile projects include the redevelopment of Hillside Centre, the administrative services building at UVIC, and the Central Saanich fire hall. Current projects include the $23 million Centre of Trades Excellence and Innovation at Camosun College and upgrading CFB Esquimalt’s Fleet Maintenance Facility, a $173-million, five-year joint venture.
Kinetic’s growth has also taken the Victoria-based company to Vancouver, home to one of its three offices. Kinetic’s recent achievements on the mainland include the Port Moody fire hall and the Powell Place Shelter for Women on the Downtown Eastside.
“One of the keys to our success has been the exceptional team we have at Kinetic,” said Gyles. “We have several team members who have been with the company for more than 20 years and our achievements can be attributed to their continual efforts, as well as to great company camaraderie.”
The Canadian Construction Association honoured Gyles as its 2014 “Person of the Year” for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the industry, his communities, and to Canada. In addition to recognizing excellence in business, the honour highlights Kinetic’s generous support of local charities and non-profit organizations, to which Kinetic donates a portion of its revenue each year.
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