Ron Stephens, a Cost Consultant in Edmonton, Alberta, started only in March of this year, and is already rejoicing in the work and the people he gets to work with. Ron has a long history of involvement in various aspects of properties. He started out in a corporate services position in his early twenties and worked his way into facility management, handling the organization related to office spaces, warehouses, leased and owned spaces.
After thirty years in the industry, the changing economy prompted him to pursue his insurance licensing. With his previous knowledge of facilities and properties, as well as his five years of experience as an adjuster, Ron has settled well into his new role. There have been new things to learn, but there is no shortage of fellow staff willing to pass on their knowledge. Ron has loved seeing the level of expertise in the team and has been impressed by the level of commitment and passion towards the work being done. For him, the collaborative focus across the country is refreshing and reinforces an environment he flourishes in.
Previous experience is an excellent foundation for a company like MBC Group, whose high-level consultants provide innovative and cutting-edge solutions. Ron could see anyone from insurance adjusters like himself, to restoration project managers fitting right in at MBC Group. The knowledge of building aspects, software tools such as Xactimate, as well as experience with construction and restoration processes, allows people to be quickly successful in this environment while still having the opportunity to challenge themselves in new ways.
Ron’s favourite aspect of the job is the diversity in projects. Involvement in pre-loss assignments for commercial properties has been something new and appealing that he didn’t have the opportunity to experience as an adjuster. Recently he was able to assist several tree nurseries with assessments that provided the guidance they needed to obtain the insurance they required.
Having just finished his first solo project from start to finish, and with great feedback from his client on the quality of the service provided, Ron undeniably meets the standard of excellence MBC Group prides itself on. The diversity of work, the integrity of the staff, and the market share that MBC Group has is what attracted Ron to working for MBC Group. He is excited to see what other projects he will have the opportunity to be involved with and the further collaboration he will undoubtedly get to experience.
Ron strives to get the most out of life that he can. He has a passion for cooking, enjoying the process of putting a meal together, right from smoking and dry-aging his own meat. He calls it “playing with his food” and uses the food he lovingly prepares as a vehicle for entertaining friends and family. Ron’s recipe for life, both outside of work and in his role at MBC Group is one we should all add to the menu: a pinch of passion, a dash of gratitude and a gallon of hard work and joy! Thank-you for your positive presence at MBC Group, Ron!
OTTAWA, CANADA, June 22, 2021
MBC Group, one of Canada’s leading multidisciplinary Engineering Consulting Firms, announced the retirement of CEO Marc Bourret on June 1, 2021.
Since 2000 when MBC Group was founded by Marc Bourret, he has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization. While his enthusiastic leadership and positive presence will be missed, MBC Group wishes him the best of luck in his retirement and his new ventures. We want to thank him for the twenty-one years of dedicated service and highlight his many significant accomplishments and career milestones.
The board of directors of MBC Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Ross Huartt to succeed Marc Bourret. As the new CEO and president of MBC Group Ross will be inheriting a company in excellent competitive standing, with a highly professional and dedicated management team. The leadership team at MBC Group continues to uphold all the values on which MBC was founded and we know Ross will operate with the same integrity and motivation.
“Ross’s commitment to excellence together with his industry experience, strategic vision, constant customer focus, and proven record of delivery makes him the strongest candidate to lead MBC Group into the next stages of its development,” says Raymond Bourret, chairman of the board.
Ross Huartt joined MBC Group in Nov. of 2015 as director of Western Canada. Since then, he has gained significant exposure to the Canadian Insurance and Real Estate sectors. Ross has displayed significant drive and energy in the past year, undertaking the ambitious task of refocusing MBC Group as an integrated Engineering solutions provider.
“I am very excited to be leading the MBC team,” said Ross Huartt, “MBC Group has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the changing insurance business environment. As the industry evolves through restructuring, consolidation, and technology migrations, MBC Group is in a unique position to provide a quality, cost effective, and timely delivery of products and services to help our customers efficiently manage their networks and maximize their budgets.”
Ross Huartt will spend the first few months in his new position further familiarising himself with all of our stakeholders. He looks forward to the opportunity to introduce himself in his new role and meet with our customers and partners in the coming weeks and months. The board of directors of MBC Group is looking forward to the bright future ahead for MBC Group, and is confident Ross Huartt will propel the company with his vision and ambition.
About MBC Group
At MBC Group our mission is to be a single source for a wide array of services, where our clients receive a comprehensive, collaborative, and creative project approach to their projects. Already located in more than fifteen cities from coast to coast, our strength lies in our multidisciplinary team comprised of leading experts in structural engineering and design, property damage appraisal, cost consulting, environmental consulting, and forensic laboratory analysis and research. Each member of the team brings not only a unique background of experience to their methodology and project approach, but a passion for going above and beyond to provide our clients with the solutions they need.