Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors


Kelly Vopni

Goodmen Roofing Ltd.

Senior Vice President

Thomas Sypkes

Shunda Consulting & Construction Management Ltd.

Past President

Jon Gulayets

Group 2 Architecture & Interior Design Ltd.


Kelly Slepicka

Shek Interiors Ltd.


Vic Walls

Border Paving


Leah James

Chandos Construction 


Adam Bontje

Carbon Earthworks Ltd.


Joel Gingrich

Red Deer College


Adam Slomp

World Class Contracting Ltd.


Kerry Boothe

Timcon Construction (1988) Ltd.


Jorge Robinson

RSM Canada


Ryan Hawley

Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.


Taylor Hogg

Berry Architecture & Associates Ltd.


 Blair McArthur

Colliers International 


Executive Director

Gary Gies

Office Administration

Sarah MacPherson

Board of Directors Election Policy

RDCA Board of Directors Details 

The RDCA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 14 elected Directors and 1 Director Ex-Officio, being the immediate President. Directors are elected for 2 year terms with voting done on a staggered basis annually.

The RDCA board is a volunteer leadership position that does require some hours of personal commitment per year.  This includes board meetings every month from January to June and again from September to December.

The Election Process

Nominations for new Directors for the upcoming year are accepted starting in September. The Executive Committee reviews all of the nominations and they are voted amongst the entire board in December. New Directors are appointed at the Annual AGM in February.

Nomination Requirements

Each nominee is required to submit an official application along with a short biography of themselves. All applications are to be submitted prior to mid-November.

The application for nominations for Board of Directions can be downloaded here: 2020 – 2021 Director Nomination Form.

Member At Large (MAL)

What are Members At Large?

The Red Deer Construction Association (RDCA) operates as a non-profit organization and was formed as an organization of local construction members and partners representing contractors, trades, sub-trades, suppliers and associates for the purpose of mutual protection and mutual benefit.  The construction industry takes action through association to achieve collectively goals that would be impossible for an individual.  The Association supports the industry through value-added services including business opportunities, safety, education, networking, partnerships, and government advocacy.

Through these actions and support, the board of directors work on committees that represent the association’s strategic direction.  On many occasions throughout each year, these committees require additional industry support and opportunity for our member companies to get involved.

Any person who represents a Red Deer Construction Association member company can be a member at large.

To participate as a Member At Large check out the  Member At Large Document and fill out the following Member At Large Application.

For further information on the activities of each committee:  RDCA Industry Relations Committee Overview,  RDCA Education Committee Overview  & RDCA Marketing Committee Overview

Go to the RDCA Calendar of Events for Committee Meeting Dates.