PD Group of Companies is proud to have requalified as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2017.
Please see our article in McLean's magazine.
Edmonton, AB – March 15, 2016 – PD Group of Companies Inc. was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on overall business performance, including leadership, strategy, core competencies, cross-functional collaboration throughout organization, and talent. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
“Best Managed companies embrace innovation, seize opportunities and inspire talent. They really set the bar high,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
PD GROUP OF COMPANIES is a family of progressive and diverse companies serving clients Canada Wide from five locations in Western Canada.
PD Group includes PD Canada Inc., Park Derochie Inc., Park Derochie Coatings (Saskatchewan) Inc., Park Derochie (Seaside) Coatings Inc. PD Properties & Rentals Inc., and PD Management & Services Inc.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of our flagship company, Park Derochie Inc. The longevity, success and growth that has been achieved is a testament to the dedication of our founders, owners, employees and business partners. An unwavering belief that 'Loyalty begets Loyalty' is what drives our commitment to continual improvement of services for our clients and programs for our employees. We are honored that this commitment has led to the Group of Companies selection as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
“CIBC congratulates PD Group of Companies Inc. on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – a reflection of its strong leadership, sound business planning and focus on growth,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “We’re proud to celebrate this outstanding achievement and applaud the entire team for their contributions to the Canadian marketplace.”
For more information view the National Post article, 'Family culture’ generates six decades of steady growth'.
When this type of tragedy strikes and we see people losing everything they’ve worked so hard to build, it strikes a chord within us and we realize how insignificant many of our worries truly are.
Fort McMurray, the town, the people, and the Wood Buffalo region as a whole are major factors that have contributed to the success of Park Derochie. The Region has supported us – now it’s time for us to support its’ people.
PD Group of Companies calls out to its’ employees to join with them in sending aid to the people of Fort McMurray by making a donation to the ‘Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal’.
PD Group owners lead the way with personal and Corporate Donations
All employee donations made to the Red Cross between May 3 and May 20, 2016 up to $100,000.00 (including donations above) will be matched by PD Group of Companies Inc.
In addition to PD Group of Companies’ generous offer to match employee donations the Federal Government has also announced that they will match all individual donations to the Canadian Red Cross on behalf Fort McMurray’s Wildfires.
Meaning your donation today will be tripled!
Credit Card and PayPal donations can be made at RedCross.ca
Please forward a copy of your tax receipt to Marketing@PDGroup.com so your donation can be matched by PD Group of Companies Inc.
Tax receipts from contributions made prior to company announcement will also be accepted for matching.
CASH OR CHEQUE DONATIONS:
Please download and return this form with cash or cheque to
PD Group of Companies reception
11835 28th Street NE, Edmonton, AB T6S 1C8
Receipts from online contributions, as well as all Cash & Cheque donations must be received by PD Group of Companies by May 20th to be matched.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Mark Walker takes on new role as Chief Operating Officer of PD Group of Companies Inc.; Doug Barker adds role as Vice-President of PD Canada Inc.; Michael Fownes named President of Park Derochie Inc.
Thanks to its diversified, talented and aspiring employees, PD Group of Companies Inc. continues to evolve and grow, throughout Canada and into the United States, striving to provide Best in Class services and opportunities for advancement along the way.
In an effort to work towards its objective of further developing organizational growth and strength, PD Group of Companies is pleased to announce the following changes, effective February 1, 2017.
Co-Owner, Mark Walker, will step out of the role of President of Park Derochie Inc. and into the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) / President of Corporate Services for PD Group of Companies Inc. Mark will work closely with Executive Vice-President, Brian Tiessen, and CEO / Executive Chairman, Jeff Granberg, in expansion planning and company synergies within PD Group of Companies Inc.
Michael Fownes will move from his current role as Vice-President and take on the role of President of Park Derochie Inc. Michael is committed to building upon the solid foundation of leadership, expertise, passion and enthusiasm on which the company was established.
Additionally, Doug Barker, President of Park Derochie Coatings (Saskatchewan) Inc. will take on the added role of Vice-President of PD Canada Inc. working with and reporting to Jeff Granberg, President of PD Canada Inc.
Co-Owners, Jeff Granberg and Mark Walker, are excited about these changes and believe that the restructuring is deserving, necessary and will be instrumental to PD Group of Companies continued success. They look toward the many talented and aspiring individuals within the PD Group of Companies and encourage them to continue to push the boundaries of Best in Class.
“With every change an opportunity presents itself.” – Jeff Granberg
LAST UPDATED: 11 May 2016
Please join Park Derochie in getting the word out to our family, friends and all those affected by this tragic event of the great number of resources they have at their disposal and join with us in donating and/or otherwise assisting in getting those impacted home.
EMPLOYMENT | FAMILY | FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE | GENERAL INFORMATION | HEALTH | HOUSING | MAIL | ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS | PETS | RECREATION | REPLACING DOCUMENTS | SCHOOL | SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES | VEHICLE RETRIEVAL
Employment Insurance Benefits | Collective Agreement Obligations - Edmonton 780-451-5444; Calgary 403-250-7390 | Clean Up Job Openings
Updates from Owners/Sites
Construction Labor Relations | Syncrude Employee Information Form
Family members and evacuees trying to reunite can also contact the Red Cross - 1.888.350.6070
*Due to high call volumes, you may not be able to reach someone right away
Financial Assistance and Insurance Information | Debit Card Relief | Red Cross and Alberta Relief Announcement & Information | Banking Assistance | Insurance Claim Information
Alberta Government - Emergency Updates | Alberta Government - Announcements | YMMFire.ca - Evacuee Resources
General - Including Perscriptions
Construction Labor Relations Information Page | Alberta Health Services - Health Link dial 811 or Mental Health Helpline 1-877-303-2642 | Support for Albertans Affected by Wildfire
Homes Offered / Needed | Evacuation and Reception Centers
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - News Room | Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - Twitter | Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - Facebook
Register at Canada Post
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
Fort McMurray Evacuee Open Source Help Page | Fort McMurray Evac Relocation Help Group
Fort McMurray SPCA | Pets | Pet Reunification | Veterinarians
Free Admission to Provincial Historic Sites and Museums
Service Alberta | Alberta Health Services - 780-427-1432 | Alberta Emergency Updates
K to 12
Registration and Exam Information | School Districts Registration Information
Apprenticeship Programs | Alberta Student Loans - 1-855-606-2096 (Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 8:30 pm)
SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Emergency Benefits, AISH, Income Support & Alberta Works, PDD, Children & Youth Services, FSCD, Alberta Supports, Indigenous Supports, Metis Supports, LGBTQ2S
Abandonded Vehicles | Vehicles left at Shell
MONETARY DONATIONS | GIFT DONATIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS | VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES | ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS | DISASTER RECOVERY JOBS | UPDATES FROM OWNERS / SITES
Red Cross Canada | Samaritan's Purse | Edmonton Emergency Relief Program
**PLEASE NOTE: PD Group of Companies will match all donations made to Red Cross between May 3rd and May 20th. For instructions on submitting your receipt for matching please click here**
GIFT DONATIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Accommodations | Supplies | Sports Equipment | Donations and Volunteer Information | Edmonton Emergency Relief Program - Facebook
Edmonton Emergency Relief Program - Website | Edmonton Emergency Relief Program - Facebook | Fort Mac Recovers | Wood Buffalo Emergency Services
Fort McMurray Evacuee Open Source Help Page | Fort McMurray Evac Relocation Help Group
DISASTER RECOVERY JOBS
Clean Up Job Openings
UPDATES FROM OWNERS / SITES
Giving back to the Community has always been an important part of Park Derochie’s unique corporate culture. In May and June of 2016 this was made evident once more as PD Group’s companies, employees and vendors came together to raise funds for the Fort McMurray Wild Fires, the MS Bike Tour, and the local charities supported by the 12th annual Merle Derochie Invitational Golf Tournament. Park Derochie considers these donations not an obligation but a privilege, and is proud to announce that in the last two months over $300,000 have been donated to these initiatives.
This May when the tragic wild fires tore through Fort McMurray, destroying large portions of the city and disrupting countless individuals’ lives, PD Group of Companies called out to its employees to join with them in sending aid. They announced all corporate and employee donations made to the Red Cross between May 3 and May 20, would be matched by PD Group of Companies.
Park Derochie employees proved to be truly remarkable with the outpouring of personal donations adding up to $33,225. Corporate donations totaling $37,500 were also raised, and the $70,725 total was then matched by PD Group of companies. Additional support from both the Albertan and Canadian Government, matching personal donations, brought the grand total raised to an outstanding $207,900 donated. Park Derochie is proud and humbled by the support of everyone that contributed.
On June 11th and 12th, Park Derochie participated in its 3rd annual Johnson MS Bike Tour with its team the PD Slow Riders. Consisting of 42 riders and 19 volunteers, the PD Slow Riders joined over 2000 cyclists to conquer 180 km in two days, cycling from Leduc to Camrose and back. The weather was a definite challenge, that some would describe as mother nature’s arsenal. Riders endured pouring rain and gusty winds on top of sore muscles and tired bodies. However, all was worth it when they crossed the finish line Sunday, attaining their goal.
The PD Slow Riders raised just over $53,000 keeping their place as the 4th top raising team out of 211. Jeff Granberg, Owner and CEO of PD Group of Companies, is also the 7th top fundraiser of 2037 riders this year, raising an outstanding $13,000. The 2016 MS Bike Tour has currently raised just under $2 million, but will continuing to fund raise until September 30, 2016 in effort to reach their goal of $2.2 million.
If you are interested in making a donation to help end MS, click here. All donations go towards funding MS research to help doctors diagnose MS, discover better treatments, and find a cure for the disabling disease.
If you are interested in joining the PD Slow Riders in 2017 please contact Krystal Simpson at 780-701-9297 or KSimpson@PDGroup.com.
On June 25 the Park Derochie Community Action Committee proudly hosted the 12th Annual Merle Derochie Invitational ‘Fun’draising Golf Tournament at the Broadmoor Public Golf Course. The day was filled with fun activities such as Marshmallow Drives, Frisbee Golf and Giant Beer Pong and was finished off with a banquet dinner that included a live and silent auctions, numerous raffle prizes and the presentation of the Championship Trophy.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, community donors, and participants, $51,500 was raised! This money has not yet been allocated but will be dispersed amongst local organizations.
The 13th Annual Merle Derochie Invitational will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 with a 2:00PM shotgun start at the Broadmoor Public Golf Course in Sherwood Park. For more information about our tournament and the incredible organizations it supports, contact Michelle Ward or visit http://www.merlederochieinvitational.com/.
Park Derochie is extremely proud of their employees and grateful to their sponsors for all of their support and contributions this year. Many organizations and individuals have and will be assisted due to their overwhelming generosity.
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