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MBC Group Continues Growth in British Columbia

September 20, 2018

The MBC Group, today announced expanded local representation for their clients with claims in British Columbia.  In addition to their Saanich and Maple Ridge locations, they now have expert representation in Surrey and Kelowna


“The growth of the BC Team is a strategic focus for us,” says Ross Huartt, Chief Operating Officer, MBC Group. “Even though today, there is an influx of claims due to wildfires, there is always a great need for our services in British Columbia, additionally the growth of the BC team gives us the ability to react quickly to post-catastrophe claims in Northern British Columbia other western provinces,” he added.


Our BC Team includes Alan Zyla, Stephen Bissky, Devan Zyla, Michael Kirkwood, and David Will.

Alan Zyla, BC Manager, is a 34-year veteran of disaster restoration and damaged property appraisal. As a large loss commercial project manager and appraiser, Alan blends his deep knowledge of client needs together with the practicality of contracting to provide realistic assessments and conduct accurate audits. Alan is located in Saanichton, BC and regularly services the South Island, Gulf Islands, Greater Victoria, and South Island areas.


Stephen Bissky, Appraiser, has over 10 years of construction and restoration experience including extensive experience developing commercial properties as well as single-family homes, townhomes, and multi-family dwellings. He is also well versed in the restoration of churches, schools, and heritage buildings. Stephen is located in Maple Ridge, BC and services the Fraser Valley area.


Devan Zyla, Appraiser, is an experienced appraiser and building consultant with many years in the residential construction and restoration industries. He is a skilled project coordinator who has provided support on large CAT files including the Southern Alberta Floods. Devan services the East Kootenay area.


New to MBC, Michael Kirkwood, Senior Appraiser, is a multi-disciplined professional with over 38 years of experience. Michael has provided consulting and appraisal services for major carriers across Canada and is familiar to many BC Brokers.  He was instrumental in responses to many catastrophes including Slave Lake and Fort McMurray Wild Fires. Michael is located in Surrey, BC and services the Greater Vancouver and the North Shore areas.


New to MBC, David Will, Senior Appraiser, is a seasoned professional with over 27 years varied industry experience including project management, construction, and quality control as well as pre- and post-loss appraisals. His extensive project management and journeyman carpenter experience make him a good choice for any residential or commercial property appraisal. is located in Kelowna, BC and services the Okanagan Valley area.


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