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OUR TEAM

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ANDY
MCNEELY

President and Owner

Starting out in property maintenance with a lawn mower and snow blower from his Dad’s shop in Carp, Andy’s professionalism, perseverance and dedicated team of professionals are what have led to the company’s growth and success since its inception in 1992.

President & Owner

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KYLE
CHADWICK

Vice President

Kyle began his journey as a labourer in the construction industry while successfully completing his undergraduate degree at Carleton University. After nearly a decade of working in the field, Kyle joined Thunderbolt in 2016. Kyle has put his field experience in construction to work in estimating, management, and building relations in the industry. As Vice President, Kyle is responsible for enhancing day-to-day business operations including improvements in performance management and process standardization.

Vice President

STEVE
LASENBY

Vice President, Operations

Vice President, Operations

A part of the team since 2014, Steve brings proven strategic direction and resource management skills to his role as Vice President of Operations. In addition to managing talent development initiatives, and building and motivating high-performance teams, Steve also oversees both our residential and property maintenance divisions. His knowledge in the landscaping industry extends beyond interlock, retaining walls, ponds/pools, planting, scheduling of resources, and project management.

CURT
RAYCROFT

Managing Director/Chief Estimator

Andy's long-time friend and Thunderbolt's first full-time employee, Curt is responsible for the overall construction management, resource coordination, and commercial estimating. His great attention to detail and dedication are what make him an integral part of the team.

Managing Director/Chief Estimator

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JENNIFER
ROWAN

Controller

Jennifer is an Algonquin College graduate in Business Accounting program who brings over 16 years of bookkeeping and general accounting experience to the team. Her accounting and human resource skills are beneficial to our team and help keep both managers and staff organized. 

Controller

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SHERI VON ZUBEN

Senior Project Manager

Sheri is a Professional Mechanical Engineer who brings over 21 years of engineering and project management experience to the team. As the Senior Project Manager of our Commercial Landscape Division, she is responsible for developing the overall project plan, managing benchmarks, and ensuring the projects are on schedule and within budget.

Senior Project Manager

CAITLIN FREEBURN

Commercial Project Manager

Born and raised in the Muskoka countryside, Caitlin joins our team with 17 years of install and 3 years of project management experience.  

Commercial Project Manager

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ANDY
DOWNS

Summer Maintenance Operations Manager

With over 30 years experience owning and operating his own landscaping company, Andy has an extensive understanding of and appreciation for the industry. He brings with him a background in resource management and customer relations.

Summer Maintenance Operations Manager

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TOM
MACINTYRE

Fleet Manager

Tom’s experience in the industry, and as a previous business owner himself, brings much knowledge to the team. As Fleet Manager and General Construction Supervisor, Tom plays a vital role in his 7 years at Thunderbolt, overseeing our fleet and ensuring they are available and operating as required.

Fleet Manager

BRAD
PRICE

Service Manager

Born into the trade, Brad has learned from the best mechanics, welders and operators in Ottawa and the valley, including his very own father. Adept at diagnosing and repairing heavy equipment, he has designed and fabricated special attachments for them, built heavy plow trucks and liaised with MTO inspectors to improve roadways. As Service Manager, Brad is responsible for managing the daily operations of our shop and ensuring our fleet is in its best condition.

Service Manager

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CASEY
CARR

Commercial Field Supervisor

A dedicated member of the Thunderbolt team for  over 15 years, Casey has a sound knowledge of residential landscaping, large scale commercial projects and snow removal. He is SRW certified, and has training in grading, draining, pond and pool installation and silva cell installation. As our Field Supervisor, Casey displays proven leaderships skills to help ensure projects are completed with the highest standards in mind.

Commercial Field Supervisor

BILL    ROBINSON

Commercial Field Supervisor

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Bill has first-hand knowledge in retaining walls, interlock, sod, trees and civil works. He started in the industry as a general labourer and very quickly worked his way to become highly skilled foreman and now, Thunderbolt’s Commercial Field Supervisor. Bill is a proven leader whose been with our team for over 10 years!

Commercial Field Supervisor

BRAYDON MCENROE

Logistics and Sales Manager

Braydon has been a welcomed member of our team for 6 years! While earning his college diploma and university degree, Braydon joined our team as a labourer. Each year, he returned to take on more responsibility including operating and driving equipment from our fleet. Now our Logistics and Sales Manager, Braydon spends his days coordinating drivers’ schedules, building a rapport with clients, and assisting in the daily sales of our topsoil division.

Logistics and Sales Manager

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AMBER
JOTHAM

Residential Designer and Horticulturalist

With 13 years of experience in the landscape industry and a natural affinity for horticulture, Amber enjoys creating outdoor spaces that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.  She demonstrates a high level of diversity and flexibility in her design style, effectively uncovering clients’ needs and wishes. 

Residential Designer and Horticulturalist

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KEVIN
KELLY

Topsoil Foreman

Born and raised in Deep River, Ontario, Kevin joins the team with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Having explored opportunities in Ontario, and as far as Alberta, he brings a sound knowledge of heavy equipment, construction, forestry and mining to the team. As Topsoil Foreman, Kevin oversees the operations of our screening plants and ensures we are producing high-quality topsoil for our projects and those of others.

Topsoil Foreman

MIHKEL
FORTEY

Health and Safety Supervisor

Mihkel first joined our team in 2017 as residential landscape foreman with 17 years of experience in the industry. With an interest in training and a knack for streamlining workplace techniques, Mihkel advanced to Health and Safety Supervisor, ensuring that our team follows the highest safety standards possible.

Health and Safety Supervisor

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TORI
MCNEELY

Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Communications Manager

Tori joins the team with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Media Studies from Carleton University. As an experienced communications professional, she is responsible for talent acquisition, optimizing the employee experience, managing our online presence, and overseeing all marketing efforts.

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CHRIS
GUIDON

Residential Site Supervisor

Residential Site Supervisor

Meet Chris, our Residential Site Supervisor! With over 6 years of experience in the landscaping industry, and a specialization in hardscape features, softscape install methods, and water features, Chris works closely with our in-house design team and site foreman to ensure the seamless execution of each residential project.

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SCOTT
HUBE

Summer Maintenance Site Supervisor

Summer Maintenance Site Supervisor

With his knowledge in turf care, customer relations, quality control, and leadership, Scott works closely with Thunderbolt’s management team, managing schedules for all summer maintenance crews, overseeing site activities, and liaising with clients.