Company Serves Vancouver Island from Campbell River, Parksville Offices
PARKSVILLE – When Tyler Cody and Wayne Rutherford started Osprey Electric, they were committed to finding the right people for their team, trusting they would produce remarkable results.
They haven’t been disappointed, as the company, started in 2012, now employs on average over 100 employees depending on construction levels in its Parksville and Campbell River offices, from which it serves customers throughout Vancouver Island.
Cody, the General Manager, and Rutherford, the President, are joined by Curtis Berry and Brenda Hopper in the senior leadership team, guiding their team of talented staff.
“We try to identify each staff members’ unique strengths, that we leverage to provide more as a team than as an individual,” says Cody.
Osprey provides commercial, industrial, and residential electrical contracting services for not just Vancouver Island, but also western and northern Canada.
“Osprey Electric started with the idea that having the right people will produce remarkable results,” notes Rutherford. “This team has enabled us to grow and become preferred electricians for general contractors, developers and homeowners. Our goal is to win the customer, not just the project. What we offer is a collection of people who love what they do and are very good at it.”
Osprey’s exponential growth included the acquisition of Apple Electric on October 1, 2020, and they’re currently completing projects in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. They have a new office and warehouse in Parksville, along with their newly renovated Campbell River office, with an eye towards expanding into the Victoria market for select customers and projects.
Their energy services division has also continued to grow.
“Our off-grid, and grid-tied solar business continues to expand,” Cody observes. “Utilizing our construction background has enabled us to provide a full service shop for our energy customers.”
Recent growth in sales has birthed a new Generator Division that nicely complements their energy services, which provides maintenance and installation for residential generators.
“We have seen continued improvements in our systems leveraging continuous improvement methodologies and software integration throughout the company that enables us to be geographically isolated throughout Canada, yet unified in our collaboration,” Cody adds.
He points out it’s important that on every job they aim to be laser focused on the customer, no matter how big or small.
“We hope to make construction easier for our customers, eliminate the risk and frustration, and focus on quick collaborative completion of projects,” he says. “We have noticed many general contractors are moving towards a model that puts together the best team for the project that ensures an on-budget, on-time delivery”.
Osprey’s involvement in the design process has helped set up many projects for success, working towards less changes and better timelines.
Specific project managers, coordinators and electricians specialize in various types of construction from design-build, commercial, multi-family, marine, industrial, single family homes and the day to day needs through our two service departments.
“Each style of construction requires a unique construction process, from estimating to completion, and we have created work flows for each type,” Cody states. “This enables us to streamline our processes to better meet the unique needs of each customer. We just think construction can be done better”
Rutherford points out that Osprey Electric also makes significant contributions to the communities it serves.
“Osprey has always been committed to community involvement and has donated labour, materials and/or monetary donations to numerous non-profit organizations since we started our business,” he notes.
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