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, 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 17 employees and we’re only getting bigger. Here’s the core crew.

Matt Hanlon


“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


“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.”

Candace Trommeshauser

Financial Administrator

"I thrive on being organized. My optimistic personality and positive energy are a really good fit with Kays. My work-life balance is at an all-time high and I feel really fulfilled that I get to work, live, and dream in the Kootenays. It's a win-win."

Johanne Bedard

Business Manager

“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.”

Jeremy Baker

Equipment Maintenance

"It's been refreshing to be part of a company built on respect and open mindedness. The location here in the Kootenays, surrounded by mountains and a great community, is ideal for myself and my family. I'm excited to see what the future has to offer."