Scott Elliott is the owner and CEO of the Sarjeant Company Ltd. and Custom Concrete (Northern). Scott’s humble beginnings in the concrete industry began at 16 as a self-proclaimed “tire-buster and grease-monkey” for Custom Concrete. In time, Scott performed the duties of batcher, dispatcher, scraper operator, dozer operator and 2 years in the lab as quality control technician. Scott is still very much involved in the day-to-day operations of the concrete and aggregate business, an industry he has a great personal interest in.
Scott studied business at York University, and further studied concrete and aggregate technologies at various industry specific institutes in Canada, Europe and the United States.
Scott is a former President of the Ready Mix Concrete Association of Ontario (1989) and past Chairman of their Technical and Safety Committee. Scott also served as Director and Past President of the Barrie Construction Association. In 1990 he was named Barrie Business Man of the Year and in 2005 Sarjeants was named Employer of the Year.
Scott has served as Chairman of Royal Victoria Hospital from July 2006 to December 2008, he also served as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of Joint Conference. Scott has been a Director at Royal Victoria Hospital since 2001.
In 2012, Scott was named the inaugural recipient of the Barrie Arts Award for Business, and was awarded the Maurice MacLaren Award from the gallery for his contribution to the community.
In 2013 Scott was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, this Medal recognizes and honours exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, community and country.
Scott also finds time to be an active member of the Rotary Club of Barrie. Scott is an avid diver, and started his own scuba diving company in Muskoka in his teens. Residing in Barrie, Scott together with his son Brandon operate The Sarjeant Company Ltd and Custom Concrete Northern. Also a part of the Elliott family are daughters Brianna in the legal profession, and Amanda who is an Architect.
Scott and Brandon feel strongly that as business becomes more automated; we must always be vigilant to provide customers with a “human experience” rather than an impersonal automated approach.
Brandon has spent his entire professional career with The Sarjeant Company Ltd. He started from the bottom and worked his way to his current role as President. In 2007 Brandon began as a labourer, working wherever he was needed. Eventually he would work his way through the aggregate pits and quality control to running concrete batch plants at our Hunstville facility and the Detour Gold mine project. Using this experience he lead his first portable project at the Brion Energy SAGD project in Fort McMurray, AB in 2012. In 2014 he moved to Vancouver to spearhead Custom Concrete Northerns’ large scale portable projects. He made his return to Barrie in the summer of 2017, rejoining Sarjeants at our headquarters. He aims to dedicate himself to the company in order to guarantee its long term success in both the remote project management and base operations.
Leading our northern division at Custom Concrete Northern, with over 20 years’ experience with Jeremy Pietila. Jeremy graduated from Northern College’s Civil Survey and Construction program, followed close by a Bachelors of Engineering from Lakehead University. No stranger to the North Jeremy, his wife Becky and their children Ramsey and Amber are very active in the Timmins community including supporting community sports, and enjoying the wildlife that northern Ontario has to offer.
After a long-standing relationship with Custom Concrete through his father’s trucking company, Aaron broke into the freight business on his own. In 2008 he joined the Custom Concrete Northern team as a driver. With experience beyond the wheel he later transitioned into the role of Operations Manager. While managing the day-to-day operations keeps Aaron occupied, he also enjoys the outdoors with his wife Stacey.
Representing Sarjeant Fuels in the Northern sector is Sales Rep Keith Duhan. Keith, a 35 year veteran of the oil and fuel industry has worked all over central Canada representing brands such as British Petroleum, Petro-Canada and Esso. Raised in Montreal, Keith attended Concordia University’s Sociology program. For the past 10 years Keith has sat on the board of directors for Alpine Ontario, a Not-for-Profit organization promoting the development of recreational and competitive skiing.
Dan joined Custom Concrete in 2018 to take a role in the Sales division responsible for concrete, concrete products and aggregates. With education in technical science and advanced hydraulics Dan is well equipped with the knowledge to assist his customers in any application. In his spare time Dan is an avid outdoorsman and takes advantage of everything Northern Ontario has to offer including hunting and fishing alongside his golden retriever Jake.
Patrick, a Certified Management Accountant, is a native of Thunder Bay and a graduate from Lakehead University with his Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to joining the Sarjeant Family in 2003, Patrick spent 9 years as General Manager at McKevitt Trucking in Thunder Bay. For the next five years he was in the position of Controller at Clarke Transport in Concord. Patrick got his accounting designation in 2000 and was made a fellow by the Certified Management Accountants of Canada in 2009. Pat is an avid traveler has traveled extensively throughout South America and Europe. Patrick is ultimately responsible, through his managers and employees, for ensuring the overall success of the Sarjeant Company. Alongside his wife Marika and their children Vincent, Mira and Tessa they reside in Midhurst, Ontario.
Doug Sutton has had a career in management since the mid-1970s and is a 38 year veteran of The Sarjeant Company Ltd. During his tenure as Sales Manager of ready-mix concrete, aggregate and asphalt Doug was instrumental in developing and expanding these divisions. In 2013, Doug was promoted to Vice President. Prior to a career in the industrial industry Doug served as a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years, earning the rank of Lieutenant. As a firefighter he was a trainer facilitator, health & safety rep, and attended fire college and various forest fire suppression programs. Doug is an avid snowmobiler. Doug and his wife have one son and live in Barrie, ON. Ready-mix Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) accreditations: • Field Testing • Certifying Engineering (1997) • Concrete College (2000) American Concrete Institute (ACI) Courses and accreditations: • Field Testing • Flat Work Leadership Courses and accreditations: • Sheridan College • Accelerated Sales Management Program (1998) • Queens University Sales Management Program (2010) • Covey Leadership Program (2013)
As The Sarjeant Company’s Sales Manager Chase leads a team of dedicated sales representatives promoting a strong customer relationship and making sure all customers continue to be treated with exceptional quality and service. Chase has many extracurricular activities which include volunteering on the board of directors for the Simcoe Home Builders Association, playing and coaching hockey, and getting out to the golf course whenever the chance presents itself. What he enjoys most of all however, is spending time with his wife and their two children.
From running the day-to-day of the Sarjeant operation, to interacting with customers Scott Gibbons leads a busy life. Scott joined The Sarjeant Company Ltd. in August of 2008 as a Quality Control Technician. Through hard work and thorough attention to detail, Scott worked his way to his current position as Operations Supervisor. Scott is also a member of the Concrete Ontario Technical Committee, certified with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and a member of our internal Joint Health & Safety Committee. Scott, his wife and their two young children reside in the Barrie area.
Mike has worked in Information Technology since the nineties and has been IT Manager at Sarjeant since 2005. Mike also manages several land development projects for Sarjeant, including Brownley Meadows Subdivision in Essa and Carson Ridge Estates in Midhurst. If you have questions regarding the IT infrastructure at Sarjeants, please email Mike. Mike is Vice-President of the MacLaren Art Center and collaborated on the Sarjeant design project, putting the work of dozens of local young artists on our concrete drums. In his spare time, Mike (as “Skeptisketch”) creates whiteboard animations and explainer videos for various scientists, celebrities, companies and institutions. In 2016, over 40 million people on Facebook and Youtube watched Mike (on his way to work at Sarjeant) rescue a skunk with a coke can on his head. Mike was raised in Toronto, finished High School in Barrie, and studied Drama and English at Queen’s University in Kingston. Mike has lived and worked extensively abroad: in Nepal, England, the Scottish Highlands and the United States. Mike, his wife Amy, and their three sons live in a home they built on Lake Simcoe near Orillia.
Nine year Sarjeant team member, Todd began his career in the property development sector of the company. From there he worked in the Asphalt plant and was later recruited by the fuel department as a dispatcher; where he was later promoted to Fuel Manager. Having lived in Barrie for over 25 years, Todd and his wife Renate and can often be found performing home renovations.
Jill is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. She began her career as an Accounts Payable Clerk and worked her way up the ladder holding many positions in Finance, Systems, and Operations & Special Projects. Prior to starting with Sarjeants, she was mostly recently the Director of Finance at Lexmark Canada. Jill has worked for The Sarjeant Company for the past three years and has contributed a great amount of time and effort making it the best company it can be. She has a wonderful husband, Dave, two children and two step children (Peter, Laura, Taylor, Kevin). Jill has an energetic life away from work, including a variety of activities such as: boating, hiking, paddle boarding and visiting the many restaurants that Barrie has to offer.
Having been a resident of the Barrie community his entire life, John has been a member of the Sarjeant team for over 11 years. From being a representative of our Sales team, to his current role as HVAC Manager, John boasts an extensive knowledge of the heating and cooling industry. John is dedicated to always being available to assist with any heating and cooling questions or concerns. No stranger to a busy lifestyle, John has 5 children. When he does manage to get some time off, he enjoys maintaining a flourishing garden, and travelling.
Adam has worked for the Sarjeant Company Ltd. for the past nine years, while supervising and managing the aggregate division for the last four years. Adam oversees the operations of all aggregate pits. He ensures that the highest quality of aggregates are being produced, to guarantee the exceptional standards of Sarjeants products are being met. Adam has a passion for health and fitness, and is a Professional Physique Competitor. He enjoys taking advantage of all that Oro Medonte has to offer, alongside his wife and family.
Serving our Muskoka customers is John Mannerow; John was born in Owen Sound, but has been in the Ready Mix Concrete industry in Muskoka since 1986. Among many industry programs and certifications, John has also completed the Queen’s University Operations Management MBA program. John lives in Huntsville with his wife and two sons.
With 32 years’ experience in the Industrial industry Dale has been responsible for many different aspects of the concrete business including quality control, customer support and sales. Dale has held titles such as Territory Manager for Essroc Cement, and Technical Sales for AXIM Chemicals. Outside of work, Dale and his wife Laurie are avid world travelers’ having been to places as far as China and Europe. Dale has taken many courses at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), and is a past Chairman of the Board for Concrete Ontario (RMCAO); Dale has experience troubleshooting concrete field problems, advanced topics in concrete and concrete principles and practices. With certifications including: ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1, Module 2 – Quality Control (RMCAO), Certifying Engineers and Modules 1 through 4 (RMCAO) Dale is well equipped to assist in any project. Eager to pass on his wealth of knowledge to others, Dale has taught the ACI certification course, as well as other courses at the Concrete College and as has sat on two separate technical committees, one for Concrete Ontario, and Canadian Precast Association.
After graduating from Sir Sandford Fleming College’s Forestry program, Wayne travelled to northern Ontario to work for the Ministry of Natural Resources in communities such as Red Lake, Fort Frances and Moosonee. After a career guiding Caribou hunters and anglers through the Arctic, in 2005 Wayne joined Sarjeants as a dispatcher in Barrie and was later transferred to the Midland location. In 2008, Wayne and his Annette settled into their home in Waverley, Ontario. In 2009, Wayne shifted gears again and joined the Sales team where he has been driven by the goal to assist customers any way he can, supplying quality products and advice, no matter what phase of a project they are at. Notably, Wayne is a two-time world champion in bird carving, and also boasts numerous Canadian titles.
Mike, a Georgian College Electrical Engineering graduate joined The Sarjeant Company Ltd. in 2008. Prior to a career in Sales, Mike took initiative in many different aspects of the business. From being a Quality Control Technician to Batch Plant Supervisor to working on remote projects in Alberta, Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience to put forth to assist his customers. Apart from his professional career Mike has won 6 gold medals in competitive rowing, and is a top 3 downhill mountain biking champion in Ontario. Together with their beautiful daughters Brinleigh and Colbie, Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Bolsover, Ontario.
Joining Sarjeants in 2005 as a Technician, Kevin has been an active member of the Sarjeant team serving in different roles such as HVAC Manager, Propane Coordinator and Technical Advisor. Now a member of our Outside Sales Team in the Simcoe County region, Kevin is dedicated to providing great service to all of our current and future customers. Outside of work, Kevin is an active member of the Simcoe Rural Fastball League with his home club being the Wyevale Tribe.
For over 5 years, Jacob has been a part of the The Sarjeant Company, beginning in ready-mix dispatch and then moving into the Sales division servicing our Muskoka sector, with a current focus on Commercial Fuel. Despite his specialization in Fuel, Jacob is ambitious to further his career through knowledge of all aspects of The Sarjeant Company. Currently located in Huntsville, Jacob resides with his wife, their 3 children and their dog Opi. Secondary to his professional career, Jacob races cars in the Ontario drift series and hosts his own radio show on 88.7 the Bay.
Samantha came to Sarjeants in 2014 as our Fleet Administrator, from managing a truck and trailer repair centre in Orillia for 9 years. Her passion and experience comes from the transportation industry. Soon after she came on board she became a member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee and started chairing the meetings shortly after that. Samantha has got the Sarjeant Company involved in the Workplace Safety and Preventions Services (WSPS) Safety Group, the successful completion of the program enabled Sarjeants to receive a rebate from our WSIB premiums. In early 2018 Samantha moved into the role of Health and Safety Coordinator.Samantha completed the Human Resources Studies program at Georgian College and is currently enrolled in the Occupational Health and Safety Program at Seneca College. In addition to furthering her education Samantha enjoys spending time at the cottage in Témiscamingue, Quebec and traveling with her partner Darren. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls Jay-Lyn and Jordyn.
Joining The Sarjeant Company in 2018, Chelsea came in with strong commitment to the brand. After changing career paths and completing her Business Administration with a Marketing specialization diploma, topped off with an internship in the industrial equipment sector she proudly took on the responsibility of marketing for Sarjeants and Custom Concrete. Chelsea is also the primary Sales Representative responsible for non-account concrete customers.
Shawn has been a Sarjeant employee for the past four years and with 24 years experience he has the knowledge to achieve accuracy and satisfaction with each project; secondarily he enjoys developing the customer relationship and has a genuine interest in solving any problems that our customers have.
Jamie joined The Sarjeant Company Ltd in January of 2018. With experience from Hi-Mark Occupational Skills Training Centre he is a great asset to our HVAC team. Outside of work he can often be found spending time with his family watching hockey and lacrosse.
Hayden has been with Sarjeants since March of 2017 as an HVAC Technician and came with 5 years experience in his field. Hayden completed his HVAC Technician training at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON.
Adam joined The Sarjeant Company team in 2017. Adam went to Durham College where he graduated from the Gas and Oil Burner Technician programs. Adam is continuously expanding his skills and excited for future opportunities within the company.
After completing his HVAC Technician schooling from Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario Paul found his way to the Sarjeant Company Ltd. in 2018. He is consistently on the road travelling the Simcoe County and the Muskokas to deliver the best possible products and services to our customers. In the summer time he can often be found playing baseball outside of work, and snowboarding in the winter.
Dwight has 23+ years experience and has been with Sarjeants for the past 3 years as an HVAC Technician. In those 3 years he has found that he enjoys consistently travelling to different jobs sites and working with different types of equipment.
Anthony has 25+ years experience in installation and service in the HVAC field and takes pride in the service he is able to provide and quality of the workmanship put into each project. Outside of work Anthony enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and watching movies, and has aquariums as a hobby. Anthony looks forward to expanding within The Sarjeant Company Ltd and his field.