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(780) 983-6994

Mission Statement

To provide the most efficient and effective management of projects in the shortest, safest duration.  Repeatedly achieve the client's goals while growing our profitable business.


My Business Why

I created Forward Leading Constructors Inc. for this reason.  What I value and what industry values are very different.  We believe in owning the right mindset and right actions to produce results with the least financial impact to clients.  We want to do your heavy lifting!

Not long after starting my career, the Vice President of the company came into my office one day and said, “Whenever you are seeking the solution to a problem, view the problem from every aspect and reach the correct solution”.  Concepts I live by.

Therefore, I always strive for the most thorough and proactive strategy while mitigating impacts to generate the best results for clients.  These are my drivers and motivations.  I love building, solving problems and achieving.  This is why you should hire my company to help you achieve your corporate goals.


Corporate History

The principle has over 15 years of successful project and construction management experience within the Oil Sands, Petrochemical, Refinery, Pipeline and Infrastructure Sectors including Plant Shutdowns

The scope of our projects have ranged from deep underground systems, roads, overpasses, plant process systems, electrical and instrumentation systems, substations, structural steel, vessels, rotating equipment, tanks, instrumentation, module fabrication, insulation and multiple shutdowns.

What is important, innovative safety and execution solutions were developed and implemented when engineered solutions were not available, allowing the projects to be completed on time. 

Agile management buzz word tossed about today means little when one practices the art for 15 years while having the wherewithal of foresight and desire.

Valuable experience has been obtained at these facilities and projects; Dow Chemical, Celanese Canada, AT Plastics, Genesee Power, Labatt, Husky Refinery, EnCana - CO2 Compressor Project, Syncrude Base Plant, Syncrude Mine - NMAPS, Suncor Extraction, Suncor Upgrading, Suncor U&O, Suncor Mine, Syncrude - Aurora Train II, Syncrude – UE1 Project, Albian Sands, Imperial Oil – Kearl Lake, Shell - NST Pilot Plant, Kirby North, ConocoPhillips - 103 Well Pad, Nova Chemicals, Yara - Belle Plain Expansion, to list a few.


Culture

Regardless of one's skin color, gender, orientation or religious beliefs.  Our corporate culture is based on the following principles; Respect for Ourselves, Respect for Others, Integrity, Empowerment, Open Communication, Honest Communication, Diplomacy, Informal Discussions, Desire to Achieve, Accountability, Work Ethic, Analytical Thought, Forward Progressive Thought and Enjoyment.  

“Real Teamwork is a combination of “effort,” “attitude” and “desire” of its members.  Hold each other accountable. Use of active listening and understanding.  Understanding a situation from multiple perspectives.  Encouraging those “Aha” moments from individuals. Helping each other grow and be better today than they were yesterday!  

Regardless of a person's position , these are the expectations, which apply to everyone.  We must be able to celebrate the success of our programs, while being able to recognize a mistake and correct it.

We focus on finding that the One Best Solution!  Instead of being hung-up pointing fingers.  Anybody can find fault, it takes a better person to accept responsibility and solve the issue.  

I'll reference the Great Theodore Roosevelt's "Arena" Quote 


Key Personnel

Mr. Michael Kowalchuk; PMP, CET Director & CEO Michael Kowalchuk is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with 15 years of success in the construction.  Projects have been in the Oil & Gas, SAGD, Petrochemical, Commercial and Heavy Civil Sectors.   Leveraging extensive experience in project and construction management for successful delivery of projects to construction companies and resource organizations.   Throughout his executive career, Michael has held leadership positions at organizations including Forward Leading Constructors Inc., Endeavor Consulting Ltd, Jacobs, Mustang Engineering and Construction, Cobra Maintenance, Peter Kiewit & Sons, North American Construction Group, Flint Energy, Industra Service Corporation, Hatch Engineering, Pembina Developments and Chancellor Industrial Construction.

Mr. Michael Kowalchuk; PMP, CET
Senior Construction Project Manager, Senior Construction Manager 

Michael Kowalchuk is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with 15 years of success in the construction.  Projects have been in the Oil Sands, SAGD, Petrochemical, Refinery, Infrastructure Sectors Shutdowns. 

Leveraging extensive experience in project and construction management for successful delivery of projects to construction companies and resource organizations. 

Throughout his executive career, Michael has held leadership positions at organizations including Forward Leading Constructors Inc., Endeavor Consulting Ltd, Jacobs, Mustang Engineering and Construction, Cobra Maintenance, Peter Kiewit & Sons, North American Construction Group, Flint Energy, Industra Service Corporation, Hatch Engineering, Pembina Developments, and Chancellor Industrial Construction.

He has recently launched Forward Leading Constructors Inc., Michael spearheads the company’s vision of obtaining results for clients at 20-30% below historical AFE budgets and significantly below the total installed cost (TIC) while upholding a higher standard for quality, health, safety, and environmental awareness. 

Project scopes range from highways, overpasses, pipelines, deep underground systems, piling, concrete foundations, rotating equipment, vessels, modules, industrial buildings, shallow underground systems, earthworks, structural steel, process piping, electrical systems, instrumentation, insulation, and multiple shutdowns. 

Michael obtained his Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from the North Alberta Institute of Technology, his Diploma in Construction Administration from the University of Alberta and PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.  Michael has completed and continues with ongoing professional development in the core areas of leadership, team building, aboriginal awareness, and site safety. 

He has provided volunteer services for organizations including Cooking Lake Aviation, the MS Society of Alberta, Babba’s Best Cooking Company, and various federal and provincial election campaigns.