Our People

Kays Contracting is different from other contractors in the Kootenays. For one thing, we’re a young crew and so we’re keen, eager and professional. We work hard. But because our knees and our backs are still strong, we play hard too. Biking, hiking, skiing — we’re into it all, which is why we chose to live here in the first place. Since 2006, we’ve grown to 13 employees and we’re only getting bigger. Here’s the core crew.

MATT HANLON

Founder

“I love a challenge. I keep my door open to new possibilities and we’ve built a business on a foundation of problem solving and working together. Being able to raise my family, live and work in the West Kootenay means everything.”

Jeff Harker

Civil Superintendent

“We’re a small company with a lot of ambition which is exciting. There’s a freedom you just don’t experience with established businesses that are entrenched in their ways. Plus there’s all-time biking trails right outside my door.”

Kami Shkooratoff

Account Payables

“I’ve been with Kays since 2011 and seen lots of growth. And all the people who have come on board are excellent so there’s great workplace morale. Plus we all live in a recreational paradise. I should know: I grew up here.”

Geoff Geraty

Landscape Foreman

“I wouldn’t live anywhere else in Canada: there’s snowboarding, fishing, hiking, you name it. And my job with Kays is hugely satisfying because of the variety of things I get to do and I know I’m backed by a supportive team.”

Johanne Bedard

Project Coordinator

“Kays is a driven and ambitious company with great potential for future expansion. It's refreshing to work in a such a positive and relaxed environment where every individual's lifestyle is taken into account and respected.”