Featuring Jeff Hagerty, PCL Construction Management Inc.

1. Where are you from?

I moved to Saskatchewan when I was two and have lived here ever since. So, I’m from Saskatchewan.

2. Who do you credit to getting you where you are today in the heavy construction industry?

Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with some great, hardworking people and memorable projects from highway realignments, dyke repairs, undergrounds and new bridge construction. I thank everyone who I’ve worked with over the years because I’ve learned from some amazing people.

3. What is your career history?

I spent 10 years working with a consulting engineer, a short career with a piling firm and then 16 years working for general contractors, from a successful regional GC to now working for PCL Construction, Canada’s largest general contractor.

4. What’s the best piece of business advice or career advice you have or have been given?

Treat people the way you want to be treated and protect your reputation.

5. What’s your favourite think about Saskatchewan and working in the industry?

I love driving past a project that I had a part in completing. And I cherish the working relationships I’ve had that have lasted more than two decades.

6. How long have you been an SHCA member?

Three years.

7. What’s your greatest fear?

When I die and meet the person I could have become, not recognizing him (i.e., not fulfilling my full potential).

8. Which living person do you admire most?

My father – he’s been a great role model for my entire life.

9. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Working as a general contractor – you get to assemble a multidisciplined team to build a project together from start to finish. It’s extremely rewarding.

10. What’s your greatest regret?

Not working for a contractor right out of school.