A relatively new business in the Elk Valley, MDG Contracting is continuing to grow. Now with two offices in Sparwood and an exciting new partnership, the contracting company is becoming a more permanent fixture in the valley’s mining and construction industries.
MDG has just announced they are merging with Norm Flann, of home building company Sterling Timber Frame Homes. Flann’s new role with MDG will see him involved in all aspects of business development. His vast knowledge of residential building will be a huge asset in helping MDG to offer complete residential home building services for all styles and sizes of homes.
“We have a large clientele in the Elk Valley that we work with on an ongoing basis in the mining community and moving into the housing industry is just another commitment to seeing us stay long term in the valley,” explained Ron Mason, President and CEO of MDG Contracting. “We see our company spinning off the years of success [Flann] has had in Canmore and moving that knowledge into our own operations in the Elk Valley.”
He added, “With the unique opportunities of the Fernie resort market and the Fernie recreation market, we want to be in a position to stay here [in the valley].”
MDG, an Invermere based company, first came into the valley as the design build contractor selected by Elk Valley Coal to build the Elk Valley Point condominiums located in Elkford. They completed the two 41-unit buildings in the fall of 2009.
“Since that time, MDG has grown within the coal industry to include construction at all five mines with a full time crew of about 30, and a fleet of about 17 trucks that work the mines on an ongoing basis,” said Mason.
In 2010 MDG began to move more staff into Sparwood and today, they have built a large clientele base throughout the Elk Valley. The company will now work towards increasing their presence as a business, and as a part of the community.
“We’ve always been community driven,” commented Mason. “In Sparwood in the last 12 months we’ve committed almost $25,000 in contributions to the senior’s centre expansion. We’ve also recently constructed and supplied a new ski shed at the top of the Elkford ski hill.
“We are a member of the Chamber of Commerce and work closely with several charities in the area that are really focused on community spirit.”
With the help of Flann and Sterling Timber, MDG’s business will now include the single-family home and hospitality markets, as well as enhanced services in the multi-family and commercial markets.