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Quality Workers, Quality Workmanship

At CKB, we have developed a reputation for having friendly, agreeable team members. Our customers feel comfortable around our operators because we focus on hiring not simply the most experienced individuals, but also those individuals with the quality personalities our customers appreciate. The way we see it, quality individuals are the only workers who can produce quality results. Meet a few of the individuals who work to uphold our reputation.

Roger Krahn, Vice President


Office: 780.453.6611 Ext. 226
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Roger started in the construction industry in 1980 starting out as a labourer for Standard Construction and working his way up to lead hand before taking a position at IGL Canada as a Jr. Estimator in 1989. With guidance and leadership from some of the industries most respected leaders and co workers Roger achieved the role of Project Manager and maintained that position for approximately 12 years.

During his working career Roger completed a 4 year study at N.A.I.T (Building Construction & Architectural Tech. Major in Urban Planning). In 2004 taking night classes Roger got a Business Certification from the U of A Facility of Extension. In addition he earned his Construction Safety Officer designation and his Gold Seal Certification. In March of 2007 Roger joined CKB as General Manager.

Roger spends his off time with his wife Darlene and his 2 girls. In addition to family time Roger enjoys country music, quading, hunting, fishing and especially driving his motorcycle.

Lisa Kurshumlija, Safety Advisor


Lisa has a background in civil construction and many years in oil and gas; Lisa brings her knowledge and experience of safety excellence to the company. Lisa’s goals are to provide ongoing management, guidance, and mentorship to ensure the overall success of CKB’s health and safety management system.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Lisa on the boat fishing, hiking, or at the lake with her dog and son.

Duane Cardinal, Project Manager


Office: 780.453.6611 Ext. 225
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Duane has been in the construction industry at CKB since December 2005 as an Estimatior. Duane has worked extensively in manufacturing, first as an equipment operator and later on as a supervisor. Duane graduated from BCIT in Vancouver with a manufacturing engineering diploma in 2000.

Being an eager traveler, Duane has been to Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, South East Asia, US and the Caribbean. Duane is always ready to talk about past and future trips with everyone he meets. When not working on that next bid or planning his next trip, Duane enjoys playing computer games online, reading books, going to good concerts or just sitting back and relaxing with family and friends.

Mike Melnychuk, General Superintendent


Office: 780.453.6611 Ext. 230
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Mike Melnychuk has been employed at CKB Construction since the summer of 1999. He began as an equipment operator, over the years Mike has moved up through the ranks to General superintendent
Mike has high standards and is dedicated to a safe and productive work environment.

Mike enjoys the outdoors, wether riding motorcycles with his wife or playing with his 4 children ages 4-12.

Carlos Torres , Superintendent


Office: 780.453.6611
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Carlos started in the Construction Industry in 1996 working as a framer for a small drywall outfit in the United States. From there, he was given the opportunity to expand on his expertise while working for a national construction company that renovates major healthcare facilities. During that time, he advanced to a lead carpenter then a foreman. Carlos has also been an owner/operator of a small framing and concrete forming construction company in Mexico prior to coming to Calgary, Canada, in 2006 as a concrete finisher.

Carlos has been with CKB Construction going on 13 years, working his way up from Concrete Finisher to Superintendent, achieved Canadian Citizenship, and we are very proud of all that Carlos and his family have accomplished. Carlos enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters and they enjoy doing all kind of outdoor activities, but soccer is a true passion for him.

Jennifer Lohner, Project Coordinator


Office: 780.453.6611 ext. 229
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As Project Support, Jenn makes good use of her 10 years of administrative experience as the multi-dimensional office assistant.  Specializing in Safety Administration, with a background in oilfield, she brings knowledge of a heavily legislated industry to the water and sewer industry.  Currently, she has shifted gears into a Project Support position to assist in administrative processes within Project Specific requirements. She enjoys spending her downtime with her 3 children preferably in the great outdoors.

Joanna Pyhtila, Accounting Administrator


Office: 780.453.6611 Ext. 228
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Joanna brings 16 years’ experience in the Accounting Field. She has a Corporate Oilfield background and brings that knowledge to the CKB Accounting Department. Her hard work, dedication and knowledge in Accounting is an asset to CKB. She has become an integral part of CKBs family-orientated Office.

Joanna enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. She coaches Indoor and Outdoor Soccer for her son’s soccer teams. When Joanna is not driving kids from sport to sport, she loves to visit her family from, spend time with friends, go on vacations, camping, and catch a rodeo from time to time.

Kerry Pannebaker, Shop Foreman

Office: 780.453.6611 Ext. 234
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Kerry is an experienced operator on various types of Heavy Duty Equipment. He has well over 20 years experience running, repairing and maintaining both automotive vehicles and heavy duty machines.

Kerry leads our maintenance team in keeping all CKB’s equipment in good condition and focuses on preventative maintenance as a cost and time-saving effort. Kerry and his team ensure that each piece of equipment is in peak condition before it leaves the CKB yard and arrives at our customer’s work site.

After working hard all week, Kerry likes to keep busy with his two young girls camping, biking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Scott Mitchell, Superintendent


Scott joined the CKB team as a labourer in the spring of 2007. He worked the first several years as a summer employee while attending university. Once completed, Scott chose a career in the Water and Sewer industry and was soon moved to a Site Foreman position, and eventually to a Superintendent. While in the industry, he has worked on all types of projects from CB neighbourhoods, to deep shaft work, dry ponds construction, and sanitary trunks repairs.

Scott enjoys snowmobiling in the mountains, motorcycle rides as much as possible during the summer and relaxing with his dogs watching soccer.

Craig Coles, Superintendent


Craig has been in the underground construction industry since 1998, there isn't much he hasn’t encountered while working in the underground construction industry. Craig started off as a labourer and worked through all the field positions, earning him a site superintendent position.

When Craig isn’t working he likes hanging with his son and taking him on motorcycle rides, BBQing, and relaxing on the deck in the summer. Wintertime, when work is slow, he likes to head off to the mountains and go snowmobiling with his coworkers.

Jackie Isaac, Project Manager


Cell: 780-512-6014

Jackie has been in the construction industry since 2014 and has recently joined CKB in early 2020 as a Project Manager.

Jackie began working in the industry as a surveyor for underground construction, while attending NAIT’s Civil Engineering Diploma program, and has worked her way to a Project Manager from there. Jackie graduated from Lakehead University with a Civil Engineering Degree in 2017 and has transferred that discipline into her career mindset and goals. She has quickly become a member of the CKB family and an asset to our organization.

Jackie has more of a rural background, enjoys the outdoors, and has recently gained an interest in running/training for marathon style events.

Casidy Bye, Safety Administrator


Casidy started with CKB in May 2020 and has quickly become part of the CKB Family.

Casidy grew up on a small grain farm just outside of Wetaskiwin. If she’s not helping her dad with farming, she’s quading, camping, sledding or out at a bonfire with friends and family.

After graduation, Casidy moved to Red Deer to continue her education at RDC in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program. In her spare time at school, she volunteered for many programs, one of which was the 2019 Canada Winter Games. She also spent time helping at the P.L.A.Y. program for children with special needs, as well as coached soccer for the U17 Boys Soccer team in Wetaskiwn. She started playing soccer at the age of 4 and continues to play in a co-ed league in Leduc.

Lindsay Stephenson, Human Resources

Lindsay is a Human Resources Advisor for CKB Construction, bringing 15 years of diverse HR experience to the team. She is responsible for identifying HR initiatives while serving as the initial interface for new employees.

Her HR career began in the construction industry specializing with union and non-unionized environments. Further, she pursued a role as college recruiter, traveling throughout Canada and the United States focusing recruiting efforts towards civil and mechanical engineering faculties.

Currently Lindsay supports a variety of business units with employee relations, performance management, policy development, talent acquisition and recruiting. In addition, she also supports hiring managers by streamlining recruiting processes, and improving hiring efficiencies.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with friends and family.