June 5, 2024

Safety Coordinator and administrator Lindsay Widdifield

NANAIMO – “I wear steel toed boots to work and love it!”

So says Lindsay Widdifield, Safety Coordinator and an administrator at Bedrock Redi-Mix and one of several women in key positions who have been helping drive the road to success for the company.

“We as women are treated very well here,” adds Lindsay, who joined the company last year. “If it wasn’t for us, the business wouldn’t be able to run properly and they recognize that.”

Office Manager/Sales Coordinator Karen Carter has been with Bedrock since 2015 and believes women should be recognized in any business for the integral roles they play.

“The buck starts and stops here, and we change hats and courses throughout our days to fit the situations,” she says. “Not to toot our own horn, woman can multi-task like no other. Our manager always reassures us of that any time he can, and recognizes that if a company has strong woman in the right positions, you can never go wrong.”

Bedrock Redi-Mix has been servicing Central Vancouver Island since 1994 and owns and operates two concrete plants in Nanaimo and Parksville, supplying concrete to customers from Duncan to Deep Bay with a staff of over 30 employees. They produce and deliver concrete with computerized quality-controlled batching systems and a fleet of 20+ concrete mixer trucks, pump trucks and gravel trucks.

Office Manager/Sales Coordinator Karen Carter

Bedrock Redi-Mix also sells and delivers sand, gravel and other aggregates as well as precast products including concrete lock blocks, concrete pillars, sealers, release agents, concrete stains and anchor bolts.

Lindsay enjoys working at Bedrock “and learning all about concrete and how it is an integral part of the construction process. There is lots to learn. We all would love to see more women in the industry, and even seeing a women mixer driver would be amazing.”

Debbie Raines handles sales and volume measuring at Bedrock Redi-Mix

Debbie Raines handles sales and volume measuring, and travel to job sites to let the company and customer know what the require volume of concrete is.

“It’s absolutely fantastic working here,” Deb says. “I am so proud of this company. I’ve been here 15 years now, and my boss at the time, took a chance hiring me as I didn’t have any experience. Yet here I am and I love it. I’m 67 years old and there’s no talk of retiring any time soon. This is really a super amazing place for women to work.”

We all agree the key to Bedrock’s success is good customer service and how people are treated inside and outside the company.

“We are proud to say that we all strive for that,” “Things don’t always go smoothly, but we work hard to make sure that our customers are happy with the product and service.”

It is agreed, it comes down to “our quality product, quick response, great customer service and a wealth of knowledge coming from long-term employees who know their jobs.

Karen notes that Bedrock has consistently grown year over year.

“We have more volume, more employees, and we strive for excellent customer service” she adds. “Anybody can make and sell concrete, but how we handle our customer exchanges is what sets us apart from all others”


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