Project Site: Ogden Point, Jetty B, Victoria BC

The Bart Roberts, formerly the CCGS Narwal, has undergone a major refit to convert it from an ice-breaking navigation aids tender to one of the worlds largest expedition yachts.

Shawn Driver, Driver Enterprises Ltd. has been project structural refit contractor for the duration of 16 months conversion, from Coastguard Icebreaker,
to a world-class luxury Passenger Vessel.

Throughout the project Mr. Driver has procured materials, fabricated, installed and tested steel and aluminum sections such as:

  • new steel bow
  • major balcony structures
  • hinged hydraulic hulldoor
  • 25T pedestal crane installation
  • strip-out and replacement of structural bulkheads and decks
  • welded pipe system alterations

Staffing has been continuously in the area from 5 up to 15 welders and fitters throughout the project. Driver Enterprises has always provided us with first class quality work at the time required by the project schedule.

I would recommend and in fact use his service again for future projects in this area.

Lennart Edstrom, P. Engineer -

Project Manager

Project Site: 345 Harbour Road, Victoria BC

Shawn Driver was employed for Point Hope Shipyard Co. LTD. as a Aluminum Fabricator Chargehand.
During this time we found Shawn to be a reliable, conscientious worker and he works well without supervision. His work ethic and time keeping is first rate. We consider him a valuable part of our structural team.

Debbie Hardy, Payroll Personnel -

Point Hope Shipyard Co. Ltd.

Project Sites: Various

Driver’s Welding was awarded by PCL a contract to install all miscellaneous metals at the new 25 million St. Joseph’s Hospital construction project in Estevan, Saskatchewan on which I was project superintendent. The project duration was roughly ten months. The quality of Driver’s work was excellent and they were able to adhere to the tight schedule without any delays.

Driver’s Welding was awarded by PCL a contract to install all miscellaneous metals for the 15 million Credit Union Central expansion in Regina, Saskatchewan where I was also project superintendent. The project consisted of a seven-story addition with two levels of underground parking. Again the quality of Driver’s work was excellent and completed on time.

On a personal note, Shawn Driver worked well with other trades and was always willing to communicate. Safety and quality workmanship are Shawn’s primary concerns. Driver’s welding scope of work included the supply of all equipment and labour related to the installation (welding) of miscellaneous metals. PLC Construction Management Inc. would recommend Driver’s Welding for installing miscellaneous metals on any similar type projects.

John Brunette, Project Superintendent -

PLC Construction Management Inc.

Project Site: Regina Saskatchewan

Shawn Driver was contracted by our company as a fabricator Welder in our Regina, Saskatchewan branch. During this time period he was required to assist in the design and building of excavator buckets and other attachments. Shawn also performed maintenance welding on customer and company owned equipment such as booms, dozer blades and frame repairs.

While in our employment Shawn handled himself in a safe and professional manner when dealing with customers and company personnel. Shawn was dedicated to quality workmanship and had a great sense of pride in is completed projects.

Dan Fesciuc, General Manager, Product Support -

Terratech Equipment Inc.

Project Site: Credit Union Central, Regina Saskatchewan

Let it be known that Shawn Driver from Regina was subcontracted from Elance Steel Fabricating to install all of the rails, stairs, brick angle, deck angle and miscellaneous metal at the Credit Union Central in Regina. The approximate value of the contracts was $90,000.000.

During this project, Shawn supplied all necessary labour and equipment to satisfactory complete this project on schedule according to Elance Steel Fabricating and PCL Maxam. We highly recommend Shawn to any contractor. We would hire Shawn again in the future, if the need arises.

Rick Libke, Vice President -

Elance – Steel Fabrication Co. Ltd.