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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

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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KYLE
CHADWICK

Business Manager

Kyle began his journey in the construction industry while completing his BA (honours) degree at Carleton University. He was involved with some of the City’s largest infrastructure projects including the Bank Street Rehabilitation and Stage 1 of the LRT. During his time at Thunderbolt, he has put his field experience in construction to work in estimating, management, and building relations in the industry.

Business Manager

STEVE
LASENBY

Operations Manager

A member of the team since 2014, Steve is responsible for managing both our residential and property maintenance divisions, with skills in customer relations that are second to none! His knowledge in the landscaping industry extends far beyond interlock, retaining walls, ponds/pools, planting, scheduling of resources, and project management.

Operations Manager

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TYLER
OWEN

Senior Residential Designer

After owning his own business, Tyler joined the Thunderbolt team in 2009. The invaluable hands-on experience gained through his years of designing, selling, and completing the installation of landscape projects allows him a unique perspective for creating design that surpass client expectations.

Senior Residential Designer

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AMBER
TURCOTT

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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ANDY
DOWNS

Property Maintenance Field Supervisor

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.

Property Maintenance Field Supervisor

NATALIE
DRENT

Residential Designer and Project Coordinator

With a diploma in Horticultural Industries from Algonquin College, Natalie joined our team in 2013. After 5 years in the field, Natalie put her experience to work as Junior Designer and Maintenance Foreman. Today, she assists in uncovering client needs and preparing thorough quantity takeoffs for estimating, all while demonstrating a natural interest in connecting living spaces within a rugged environment.

Residential Designer and Project Coordinator

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SHERI VON ZUBEN

Commercial Project Manager

Sheri is a Professional Mechanical Engineer who brings over 21 years of Engineering and Project Management experience to the team. As the 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.

Commercial Project Manager

ALICE
FERNANDES

Commercial Project Coordinator

A recent graduate of Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering at Carleton University, Alice applies her knowledge of project management principles to support the coordination and management of our commercial landscape division. 

Commercial Project Coordinator

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 10 years!

Commercial Field Supervisor

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CASEY
CARR

Commercial Field Supervisor

A dedicated member of the Thunderbolt team for 12 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

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CHRIS
CHEVALIER

Site Supervisor

A jack of all trades, Chris tackles every project with skill and accuracy. Joining Thunderbolt in 2014, Chris has played a key role in establishing our team of highly trained carpenters with a commitment to exceptional craftsmanship. He has a proven track record of providing quality leadership, unique solutions and construction work.

Site Supervisor

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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

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TOM
MACINTYRE

Fleet Manager/General Construction Supervisor

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 6 years at Thunderbolt, overseeing our fleet and ensuring they are available and operating as required.

Fleet Manager/General Construction Supervisor

BRAYDON MCENROE

Dispatch and Sales Coordinator

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 Dispatch and Sales Coordinator, Braydon spends his days coordinating drivers’ schedules, building a rapport with clients, and assisting in the daily sales of our topsoil division.

Dispatch and Sales Coordinator

BRAD
PRICE

Shop Foreman

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 Shop Foreman, Brad is responsible for managing the daily operations of our shop and ensuring our fleet is in its best condition.

Shop 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

Marketing and Brand Manager

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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 managing our online presence, building strategic relationships and overseeing all marketing material.