The foundation of our success has been built on having a dynamic team who is committed to safety, quality workmanship, open communication, teamwork, and contributing to our clients’ satisfaction and project success.
Our workforce is in excess of 220 people, many of which are employed year round through our offices, aggregate sites, certified testing lab, and fleet services division. We are a close knit family who take great pride in the Steed and Evans name and everything we do.
Executive Management Team
The company is guided by our highly experienced executive management team including:
Malcolm Matheson, P.Eng.
President / Partner
Malcolm is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in road building, estimating, aggregate and asphalt production, sales, and fleet management. As an expert in the construction industry, Malcolm is also well-versed in every aspect of Steed and Evans’ business having worked his way up through the company.
Starting right out of high school, Steed and Evans was his first summer job working at the Niagara division. Subsequent summers were spent with various crews as a labourer, operator and foreman.
After graduating in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University, Malcolm continued his career with the company holding senior positions with significant responsibilities including Estimator, and Project Manager for some of the company’s largest projects at that time, including the interim casino in Niagara Falls and widening the 401 in Woodstock.
With his proven track record of project experience and comprehensive knowledge, Malcolm was then promoted to Vice-President of Materials, and eventually became a partner in the first generation buy-out in 1996, leading to his Presidency role today.
In addition to managing Steed and Evans with his partners Jim Hurst and Paul Sousa, along with a highly experienced Executive Team, Malcolm leads the charge on strategic long-term planning, new acquisition opportunities, budgeting and manpower requirements. He oversees capital purchases and financing, in addition to being regularly engaged with staff to guide solutions and review all estimates to set final pricing.
To keep his pulse on the industry and contribute to his field, Malcolm is very active in a variety of associations. He is a Board of Directors member with the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (in addition to being a Past President), Ontario Civil Construction Careers Institute, and Grand River Conservation Foundation. He is also Chair of the Conservative Business Association of Waterloo Region.
Immense company pride, quality workmanship and hard work have been the cornerstones of Steed and Evans’ legacy for the last 60 years. Having been a large part of this heritage for more than half of it, Malcolm continues to be its ambassador, working each day to ensure these principles remain a primary focus and ultimately the competitive advantage that sets Steed and Evans apart.
Jim Hurst, P.Eng.
Vice-President, Construction & Maintenance / Partner
Jim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Civil Engineering Program with 26 years of experience in the construction industry. Since joining Steed and Evans in 2001, he has been responsible for the operations of the Kitchener Construction, Niagara Construction, Traffic Services, and Toronto Winter Maintenance divisions.
To remain on the cusp of industry changes and contribute to solving trade challenges, Jim is a Director with the Ontario Road Builders Association and is Past President. In addition, he is the Chair of their Transportation Committee.
Paul Sousa, C.E.T
Manager, Waterloo Region Construction / Partner
Paul has been with Steed and Evans since 1994 and has over 28 years of construction related experience. He began his career at Steed and Evans as a Job Site Foreman, moving on to become a Project Manager and then in 2010, became Manager of Kitchener Construction.
In May 2011, Paul became a Partner in the business. He is a Conestoga College graduate from the Civil Engineering Technology Program. In 2001, Paul received his Gold Seal Accreditation in Project Management from the Canadian Construction Association. He is currently a Director with the Conestoga Heavy Construction Association and is a past President. In addition, Paul is involved with the Ontario Road Builders Association Education Committee.
Paul is responsible for overseeing his team of project managers and foremen. The main operations of this division are to provide sewer and watermain, concrete curbs and sidewalks, as well as asphalt paving to both the private and public sectors. Through daily onsite meetings and communication with his team, he ensures safety; quality and productivity are always maintained at the highest levels.
Ron Chambers, CPA, CMA
Ron joined Steed and Evans in September 2003 and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with over 20 years of taxation and finance experience.
His direct responsibilities include overseeing daily accounting and finance functions, treasury and cash management, and human resources, pensions and benefits.
Ron is also a member of the Senior Management Team and works closely with the group on strategic corporate planning initiatives.
Division Management Team
The company’s divisions are managed by our knowledgeable and highly experienced team members including:
Manager, Fleet Services
With 35 years of experience in the automotive/heavy truck trade, and a Ford Master Technician license in 310T and 310s, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge to the management of Steed and Evans’ Fleet Services division.
Bob is responsible for all fleet operations including creating and scheduling preventative maintenance programs for equipment, welding and fabrication, equipment fuelling, fuel delivery to job sites, cost tracking, coordinating service and repairs with all divisions, ensuring our annual equipment safety inspections comply with MTO regulations, assembling and designing new snowplough, salter/sand/dump trucks to meet SPIF regulations, as well as purchasing heavy trucks, equipment, ploughs and salters.
By effectively managing all facets of the division, he ensures our team of in-house technicians keep every piece of equipment running efficiently to eliminate down time and provide our road crew with the tools they need to get the job done.
To give back to the community, Bob is a Canadian Cancer Peer Support Volunteer, a Ride for Dad participant and organizer, as well as an active member of Conestoga College’s Heavy Equipment, Truck and Coach Consortium.
Manager, Niagara Region Construction
Bob joined Steed and Evans in 1999 and has managed the Niagara Region Division ever since. Bob brings 37 years of construction experience to the job every day. His positive Every day’s a good day attitude brings enthusiasm and team spirit to the job site.
Bob has worked as a skilled labourer on sewer and bridge crews and as a grade foreman and project supervisor. His all around knowledge of heavy civil construction is a great asset to Steed and Evans.
Bob is a past President of the Heavy Construction Association of the Region of Niagara and sits on the Best Practices Committee for the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance.
Gerhard Ens, C.E.T
Gerhard has over 20 years of experience in estimating road construction and winter maintenance work. He strives to ensure that all divisions have sufficient work and diligently pursues opportunities.
Gerhard joined Steed and Evans in 1997. In 2001, he became the company’s Manager of the estimating department. His role on the management team is to obtain the optimum type and amount of work that the company requires.
He manages a team of three estimators and together they obtain contacts ranging in size and scope. Before joining Steed and Evans, Gerhard worked at Capital Paving Ltd. where his responsibilities graduated from Site Supervisor to Asphalt Manager, to Chief Estimator.
Prior to that, Gerhard worked at Peto-MacCallum Ltd., where he inspected job sites, tested materials and designed asphalt.
He has obtained his Gold Seal Certificate with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and currently participates in the Tender Practices Committee of the Conestoga Heavy Construction Association (CHCA).
Jim Karageorgos, C.E.T
Manager, Materials Division
Jim is a Certified Engineering Technologist who has over 25 years of industry experience working in the road building and construction materials business.
As Manager of the Materials Division, he is responsible for all of the company’s aggregate sites, asphalt plants and concrete plant, as well as the main logistics-dispatch centre and Quality Control Laboratory.
This role requires Jim to oversee four separate companies including Steed and Evans Limited, Cambridge Asphalt Supply, Kitchener Asphalt Limited and Cross Country Concrete. He is responsible for all construction materials and production, sales, fixed assets, properties and environmental compliance.
Jim is involved with several technical committees including the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Specifications Committee, as well as the Environmental Committee at the OHMPA and more recently joined Aggregate Recycling Ontario.
Ken Lang, Civil Technologist
Manager, Traffic Services
Ken brings over 26 years of construction knowledge and winter maintenance service experience to every project. Having been with Steed and Evans for more than two and a half decades, he is a detail-oriented team player who knows how to ensure the safety, quality, and productivity of our operations and services are always maintained at the highest levels.
Ken is a graduate of Conestoga College’s Civil Engineering Technology Program and is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists.
He has also been working together with the Ontario Road Builders Association and Ministry of Transportation on updating the code of practices in which traffic control is used on work projects, as today’s standards require more attention to protecting construction and maintenance workers in their workplace.
Ken heads our Traffic Services division which works with clients to understand what requirements they need to perform their work safely on roadways and highways.
In addition, he manages our winter maintenance services contract with the Region of Waterloo. Prior to this, he managed our Area Maintenance Contact (AMC) with the Ministry of Transportation, in which Steed and Evans was responsible for the year round maintenance activities of a 1,200 km two-lane equivalent of highway.