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Gatineau, Quebec  J9H 7K3

1-800-547-0608

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ABOUT US

Our History

Bourret Appraisal and Consulting was founded in 2000, by Marc Bourret, a post-loss appraisal professional with many years of experience serving the insurance industry. Prior to launching Bourret, Marc started Bourret Construction, with 11 years in construction he managed large-scale residential and commercial construction projects and eventually branched out into high-volume residential maintenance and restoration.  His restoration led to providing post-loss appraisals.

 

Bourret started as a family-owned and operated business and has since expanded into a national company providing appraisal and consulting services across Canada (coast-to-coast). Today we are privately owned by several partners. Propelled by customer demand and industry changes the company has rebranded to reflect it's intention to expand rapidly through acquisition and creation of new divisions and services. We are now MBC Group Ltd.

Our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, use of advanced technology, and reputation for consistently fast turn-around times have made us one of the most trusted companies in the property appraisal and construction consulting industry.

 

Management Team

Raymond Bourret

P.Eng.

Chairperson

Raymond Bourret has over 35 years’ experience providing management and strategic guidance to companies in Canada and abroad. He began his career after obtaining a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering ( with Distinction) from Carleton University. During his tenure at Carleton, he worked for the High Energy Physics Department and was published in the Journal of High Energy Physics.

 

Raymond was instrumental in the growth of the ADGA Group during his time there as Vice President Systems Engineering and Vice President Business Development. Mr. Bourret is also an accomplished entrepreneur having founded two companies including the Ottawa Software Engineering Centre, and Raymond Bourret Consulting Inc.

 

Raymond also held executive positions at JDS-Uniphase CIO, General Dynamics, and CAE Professional Services. 

 

Today, Mr. Bourret is a member of the Strategic Business Development team of the RHEA Group. In his role as Chairperson for MBC, he provides strategic operations guidance to ensure there is stable footing to facilitate their continued growth.

Marc Bourret

 

President and CEO 

Marc Bourret launched Les Évaluations Marc Bourret Appraisal Inc. over 18 years ago and two years ago he renamed the company Bourret Appraisal and Consulting and started the expansion process across Canada.  He has over 34 years industry experience. He is passionate about the post-loss appraisal industry and especially enjoys helping his team find solutions to, and successfully resolve, difficult claims for MBC customers.


As the company continues to grow, his role at the company is evolving from day-to-day providing of services to managing a team of professionals. Although, he still enjoys managing files and claims on a regular basis.


As President, Marc strives to develop a company culture that places importance on the efficient delivery of quality reports.  Marc and MBC support many different causes but are most active in raising money for Autism research and increasing awareness of the importance of the Canadian Bone Marrow registry.

Ross Huartt

B.Sc., PQS

Executive Vice President

Ross Huartt has over 15 years experience starting his career in the construction industry in the United Kingdom. After relocating to New Zealand, he immersed himself in quantity surveying. In 2013 he finally settled in Canada and quickly applied his experience and professionalism in the post-loss appraisal industry—working on claims of all sizes and complexity.

 
Ross enthusiastically shares his knowledge (BSc, AssocRICS, ACiArb, PQS, GSC), high-energy, and high-degree of integrity to ensure every project he is involved with has a positive outcome.

 

As Executive Vice President for MBC, he diligently looks for solutions that are thorough and appropriate for the needs of residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Ross also manages the Western team of appraisers and ensures Bourret operations are efficient, technologically advanced and secure.

Pamela Bourret

Office Manager and Controller

As Office Manager and Controller, Pamela is responsible for accurately reporting on the Company’s financial position and managing the administrative operations of MBC. Pamela has over 25 years experience and aided in the launch of their first business Les Évaluations Marc Bourret Appraisal Inc.


Pamela is passionate about the success of MBC and the MBC team. As a talented multi-tasking professional, her goal is to maintain efficient administration of all head office functions while ensuring staff across the country feel supported and part of the team.


Pamela manages the administrative, human resources, and accounting teams to support positive growth and develop successful client relations.
 

Richard Comtois

ON & MB Manager

Richard Comtois is a restoration and post-loss property appraisal professional with over 33 years experience in the insurance construction industry. Prior to joining Bourret he owned and managed his own restoration company.

 

His experience covers a wide range of projects from civil, hospitals, education and commercial building construction, to multi-million-dollar single-family homes and high-volume insurance losses.

 

Richard is committed to sharing his knowledge and  integrity with the MBC team so they can ensure all parties in all claims have a positive outcome.

 

As the Ontario and Manitoba Team Manager, Richard is responsible to ensuring our high-level of client satisfaction while managing day to day territorial operations and projects.

Jason Villa

Northern AB Manager

Jason is a seasoned professional with over 19 years of experience in the construction, restoration, insurance, and appraisal industries.


His broad range of experience includes working in the United States as a Catastrophe Claims Adjuster after Hurricane Ike and Katrina, this combined with his solid background in restoration, construction and electrical expertise make him an invaluable resource to MBC Group's Insurance industry customers.
 

Jason adds extensive project management skills to the MBC team and as the Northern Alberta team manager he ensures he and his team provide expert consultation and efficient appraisal services.

Sandis Legzdins

Southern AB Manager

Sandis is a trained insurance restoration professional with over 20 years of International experience. His experience includes project management and quantity surveying on a range of projects including civil, healthcare, and education structure restoration for the insurance industry.


He is highly-qualified and currently working towards several accreditations including Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) and Gold Seal certification. He has been providing support to the Insurance and construction industries of Canada since 2006, including seven years in Western Canada.
 

Sandis supports his Southern Alberta team of appraisers to ensure clients receive accurate and timely consultation while appraisals meet client expectations and requirements.

Alan Zyla

BC Manager

Alan Zyla is a seasoned disaster recovery professional with over 36 years of experience. Prior to joining the MBC Group, he was the District Manager for a large national restoration firm followed many years providing post-loss appraisal consultation to the Insurance industry.


His extensive experience in restoration, coupled with post-loss appraisal as a certified Canadian Personal Property Appraiser, has honed his ability to create calm out of chaos. Alan is an approachable mentor with the ability to apply product knowledge in a common-sense way to ensure his customers, and his team, know the best path forward.
 

As the British Columbia team manager for the MBC Group, Alan is responsible for servicing customers, as well as supervising team member and projects in British Columbia.

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