About Us

Delivering places that help people and businesses thrive.

CW2 is a dynamic business built on partnerships and handshakes. In fact, that is how the whole shebang started, a handshake between business and industry experts that formed the foundation of CW2. Our people specialize in Construction Management, Design-Build, Project Management and General Contracting.

We’re already building for tomorrow.

We view every project through a future-focused lens. This approach challenges us to redefine the way we see, think and work to bring your project to life. We’re here to be your partner. We start off by being good listeners and then find ways to create the most value for your investment.

What We Offer

CW2 Construction and Design Ltd. offers our clients end-to-end project fulfillment. Our people bring their technical knowledge, experience, and resourcefulness to the delivery of our construction services. Driven by a commitment to continuous improvement, CW2 embraces innovative and current construction methods to improve efficiency and enhance client value.

What truly sets us apart from our competition is our people. Their dedication to providing superior service to our clients, resolve for delivering exceptional work, capacity for innovation and problem solving, and unwavering commitment to improving the communities we serve, not only make CW2 a great place to work, but a company with which our clients want to work.

We are equipped and experienced in providing guidance from initiation through close out.

Construction Management

We work alongside our client’s architect/engineer and advise on the feasibility of the chosen design, provide pricing information throughout the design phase, hire and manage all of the subcontractors that will be involved in the project, as well as inspect the work during the construction phase. Construction Management stresses quality over lowest price, but we work hard to get the best value for our clients.

Design-Build

One entity ­– one contract – one unified flow of work

Our design-build projects integrate the roles of designer and constructor from initial concept through construction. We do this while working under a single contract with you, the project owner, to provide design and construction services.

General Contracting

As your General Contractor we take charge of the complete process of your construction project. We work in commercial, industrial, and residential construction, overseeing projects from tenant infills to complete builds. We provide oversight performance management of the project, our team, and our subcontractors, making sure benchmarks are met and you, our client, is kept informed.

Owner Representation

As the owner’s representative we are engaged at the very beginning of the process. We work alongside you, the owner, to identify a budget and your objectives, a realistic schedule based on the project’s goals, and a clear understanding of what success looks like to you, and us. We also identify potential issues and constraints, or value engineering options. We have an experienced team of design, construction, and specialty consultants to deliver on your vision.

Project Management

We use our knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage the project requirements. No two projects are the same and often a project team includes people who may not usually work together – sometimes from different trades and across multiple geographies. We stickhandle all of those team nuances and communication channels for you. Our project management approach includes clearly understanding scope, budgeting, scheduling, and performance requirements. In addition we can coordinate the procurement of labour, materials, and equipment, according to the agreed upon schedule and plan.

Our Team

Bartley Curtis

Bartley Curtis

President & Partner

Bartley has over two decades of experience in the construction industry built from a grassroots level. He began providing onsite project skilled labour and achieved a rapid progression to a supervisory role, which included bidding multi-million-dollar jobs in his early 20’s. Bart has strong client management skills, a keen eye for detail, and an ability to see solutions where others see challenges. He is a Red Seal Carpenter and highly experienced and successful estimator. In 2020 Bart received the Assiniboine Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the first awarded in the carpentry trade. He is also a seasoned Muay Thai athlete, with many wins, and retired ranked #2 by the Canadian Kickboxing Association.

Tanya LaBuick

Tanya LaBuick

Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Tanya is a successful business owner and entrepreneur with almost 30 of experience in strategy development, project management and high-performance team building. She is a globally certified project management professional (PMP) with a successful history working with high profile clients on large-scale MEGA projects, including Olympic and Paralympic Games, several Super Bowls, HSBC World Rugby Sevens, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada. In 2020, Tanya was awarded Manitoba’s Honour 150 medal recognizing her contributions to her community, and her role in making Manitoba such an amazing province. Tanya is the incoming President of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and has a long history of giving back to our community.

Jonathon Geddert

Jonathon Geddert

Project Co-ordinator

Jon is a valued team member who has successfully moved from a construction job supervisor to a Project Manager and Estimator. Jon has key skills in logistics, client communication, crew management, and is very solution focused. He is eager to learn and has earned a niche client list in health and medical projects. Jon has a high-risk tolerance and a great sense of humour. Jon is a committed family man and employee; he has shown mastery in being flexible and taking on more than his share of projects. He is reliable, kind, and consistently delivers top notch results for our company, and our clients.

Charles Hall

Charles Hall

Site Supervisor/Foreman

Charles has over two decades of direct industry experience and is a Red Seal Carpenter and Certified Welder. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the company with his diverse and expansive construction background. His current Supervisory role includes managing the relationship with the client and all stakeholders, preparing and submitting all paperwork related to COR Safety as required for each project and performing risk management to minimize project risks. Charles is one of our senior crew members and has been at the helm of three substantive dental clinic projects. Charles is a reliable and high-quality person.

Barry Hall

Barry Hall

Site Supervisor/Foreman

Barry has over two decades industry experience and is a Red Seal Carpenter and Certified Concrete Technician. He owned and operated a concrete company for 12 years before joining our team in October of 2018 when he immediately took on a project of over 500K. His construction experience includes heavy equipment, large and small scope commercial projects, new builds, interior and exterior renovations. He has been responsible for end-to-end site management including knowing when to involve management. Barry is our go to person for health and medical projects, Barry can boast a multi-faceted skill set and we can boast that he has an incredibly kind heart.

Sean Humphreys

Sean Humphreys

Site Supervisor/Foreman

Sean has 20 years industry experience and is an excellent interior finisher including: framing, drywall, all types of ceilings, doors and hardware, and millwork. He has been with the company since inception and has experience managing small and large crews and million+ dollar projects. He has a fearless attitude with construction, unafraid to tackle anything from concrete to finishing, and is a huge supporter of our company. Sean is loyal and has a definite twinkle in his eye that can either be motivation or instigation, sometimes it is hard to tell.

Becky Farguson

Becky Farguson

Accounts Receivable Clerk/Office Administration

Becky has been with CW2 since close to its inception. She is an administrative professional who offers excellent communication and reception skills. Becky is aware of the needs of our team, crew, and clients and does a good job of anticipating and responding to those needs. Becky also stickhandles all our account receivables and general office administration for CW2 and our sister company, Guardian Fencing. She is very much appreciated by the field Crew, in addition she partners with Megan to manage the front-end administrative duties for the company and even takes great care of our resident rescue cat, Phinn.

Megan Sampson

Megan Sampson

Accounts Payable Clerk/Office Administration

Megan joined our team in late 2019 as a practicum student, we liked her, and her work so much that we kept her. She has quickly taken over our account’s payable responsibilities for CW2 and our sister company, Guardian Fencing, along with a variety of other duties, without complaint. Megan is a quick learner, not afraid to ask questions, and provides high quality, consistent, and reliable work. Although she seems quiet, she has a very good sense of humour and can keep up with the office gentlemen who are not shy on practical joking. She also has a cat named Pam Beesly, and a dog named, Dwight, after The Office television series characters, so we like her more now.

Warren Clark

Warren Clark

Safety Officer

Warren fulfills the role of Safety Officer for both CW2 Construction and Design Ltd. and our sister company, Guardian Fencing Ltd. He brings over 15 years of direct safety experience and has been a CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) for 12 years, six of which he was tasked with managing a safety program for 2000 employees and 15 direct reports. Warren is a certified auditor for Safety Work Manitoba, CSAM, and the Manufacturers Health & Safety Association in Alberta. Obviously, Warren was a heck of a find, we’re happy to have him on board since he is also stickhandling our fleet, equipment and tools, plus various technology programs, he is always available to help, and has definitely made us better, with his robust knowledge, talent, and skills.

Curtis Campbell

Curtis Campbell

Site Supervisor

Curtis is a Red Seal Carpenter with a decade of experience in residential and commercial construction. He is well versed in framing, drywall, insulation, flooring, painting, pole sheds, pre-engineered metal structures, and exterior work such as roof systems, and siding, soffit, and fascia applications. He is a solid crew leader, always looking for efficiencies and following plans and specifications accurately. Curtis can perform and lead construction activities from foundations to completed builds, such as houses, multi-story complexes, and commercial industrial shops. He brings integrity, and a high-quality aptitude, and attitude, to our team. Curtis is reliable, courteous, and a solid lead on any job site. 

 

Alex Lemay

Alex Lemay

Site Supervisor

Alex’s first career direction was in the hospitality industry as a cook, but the hours and pay rate of construction captured his interest in the early 2000’s. He has 20+ years of experience in the industry, specifically he can easily be called an expert in drywall, mudding and taping. Alex stands 6ft 7inches tall, not including his hair, and has a deep love of basketball that equated to scholarship offers from both the University of Washington, and Ryerson University. He continues to serve that passion by volunteering at Brandon University managing the scoreboard for the men’s and women’s basketball games. Alex is a great example of growing from within, he has overcome obstacles to take on the site supervisor position, and has shown great skill, and promise. In our estimation, and experience, Alex, is a very good human being.

Phinn

Phinn

Chief Cat

Meet Phinn, named after our friend and colleague that left us in the summer of 2019, Scott Phinney, who also had a deep affection for cats. Phinn was living at the Brandon Pound and we believe he was a street cat so we were happy to give him a job in our shop as Chief Mouser. He spends more time in the office sleeping on a chair, or at the front door than he does mousing, but we appreciate his lack of effort. The team has really taken to Phinn, not to mention some clients and vendors who make special trips to just to see him. He has had some adventures like when he got locked in the closet with his food for an entire night…oh the mess. Phinn has been a great addition to our team, getting into mild and manageable trouble mostly with mud and mice, or the odd skunk. We are grateful for Phinn.

“My elderly mother recently required a minor roof repair. We were seeking a trustworthy company that would provide an honest estimate, and would do quality work. We called CW2 to see if they were able to help. Jon came out to do the repair and was extremely friendly and professional. He went above and beyond to make my Mom feel comfortable and at ease. Since we don’t live in Brandon, we’re very happy to have found a company that we can trust, to help our Mom. We would highly recommend CW2.”

-Angie, Winnipeg, Manitoba